All Wisconsin Regional Art Association members are invited make nomination for the WRAA Services Awards. (You can become a member of WRAA any time. WRAA members who have artwork in the State Art Exhibition are also eligible for cash awards.)
The individual WRAA service awards are listed below. If anyone wishes to submit recommendations for consideration, they can be submitted by April 22 to Margie Devereaux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Steuart Curry Award
The most prestigious award given by WRAA, the John Steuart Curry medal has been given since 1958 in recognition of outstanding work in promoting art in their area - not for profit, but for the joy of helping others. It is named after the first Artist in Residence at UW Madison. The recipient is selected by the WRAA Board of Directors at its spring meeting from Nominations from the membership.
Originally three awards and now one, the WRAA Memorial Service Award was established to honor three board members, Lela Smith, Grace Pendleton and Modesta Macke were killed in an automobile accident on the way to a board meeting. The award is given in recognition of meritorious service in promoting the aims and activities of WRAA. The recipient is selected by the WRAA Board of Directors at the spring meeting from nominations from the membership.
In 2013 the WRAA recognized Edith B. Miller (1923-1913), an award winning watercolor painter who was very active in the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association and the Madison Watercolor Society.
This service award is given to an individual or local art group in recognition of achievement in promoting WRAA membership. The recipient is selected by the WRAA Board of Directors at its spring meeting from nominations from the membership.
The 2013 Award recipient was the Wisconsin Valley Art Association
in Wausau. We will be visiting them in 2014 as we take the WRAP Exhibition to the Center for Visual Art in August and September.
WRAA Youth Service Award
This award is given for meritorious service in support of Bridging Generations or other youth oriented arts programs. The recipient is selected by the WRAA Board of Directors at its spring meeting from nominations from the membership.
Mary Ann Inman, President of the WRAA Board and owner of the School for Eclectic Art was the 2013 WRAA Youth Service Award for her work with the Bridging Generations Youth Art Exhibit & Workshops