On a grassroots level, WRAP intends to encourage you to Create art, gives you a forum to Share your artwork and finally to a workshop to Connect to other lifelong learners.
See upcoming WRAP exhibition opportunities here.
"Farmers Market" by Roberta Haakinson
2016 Gardner Award Winner
Why are things changing? Because we want WRAP to grow and improve how it serves community artists, and become a self sustaining enterprise. You can’t expect different results by doing the same thing.
The WRAP team is proud to be part of Continuing Studies and this world renowned institution of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. WRAP is a prime example of the Wisconsin Idea in action. Continuing Studies leads the charge to prepare for these changes with Lifelong Learning 2020, a campus-wide strategic framework that calls on UW-Madison to:
• Create transformative learning experiences
• Reach more lifelong learners
• Generate new revenue
What’s on deck?
Broadening our reach by:
Networking with statewide leaders. Liese has met with Anne Katz, Executive Director at Arts Wisconsin for 22 years. This is a nonprofit, statewide, community arts action and development organization (formerly known as the Wisconsin Assembly for Local Arts), whose mission is to nurture, serve, promote and speak up for the arts in Wisconsin and all of its communities. Because of the meeting, Liese now has the start of relationships for potential new WRAP locations catering to tribal arts, and has found connections between schools and areas for new exhibitions and ways to further the mission of bringing opportunities for Wisconsin artists to create, share and connect.
Creating ties with public libraries for outreach. We are aligning with 384 public libraries, and 82 public library branches in Wisconsin because they provide equitable access to information for all Wisconsin residents.
Connecting with all UW campuses. Did you know there are 26!
Developing new WRAP locations. We are working with Becky Herb, our fantastic WRAA/WRAP liaison, to reach more artists in more locations.
"Soaring along the Coast" by Vina Yang
WRAP Permanent Collection
Check out a few highlights from the collection below!
Supporting Local Regional Coordinators: Click here to find your regional WRAP and volunteer to help the coordinator.
Host your own WRAP! For more details on coordinating a WRAP, visit our Coordinator information page.
Planning State Day 2017
This year we embrace the north tier of our state with Wausau as the location for our annual exhibition and conference. Complete details will be on our website by March 1.
Already under way:
The new online artist entry. This started with art submissions for the State day, which tested out with good success. Starting with the September Sun Prairie exhibition, we used this new system. We are modifying text almost weekly responding to your comments and suggestions.
Meet the UW-Madison WRAP Team
Liese Pfeifer believes art enhances all of our lives and she is a passionate lifelong learner about the preservation of our environment and cultural past. She received her MFA in sculpture from UW-Madison and is an artist, teacher, curator, mother, and works towards ecological sustainability. Pfeifer, who started work March 31, 2016 as Director of Wisconsin Regional Art Program, a part of Continuing Studies, works to ensure inclusive regional art opportunities across Wisconsin.
Her workload revolves around supporting WRAP regional coordinators and improving efficencies; answering questions, simplifying and digitizing paperwork, rewriting training materials and web presence. After contacting all 26 UW campuses, Pfeifer continues to encourage the career building experience for students along side the established repeat WRAP participants. Pfeifer organizes and plans the State Day Conference and serves as UW liaison to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Regional Arts association, the non-profit partner organization.
On Mondays and Wednesdays, she works with Liese and Alli in the Continuing Studies building. She assists with a variety of tasks, including: sending materials and information to coordinators and participants, updating social media, outreach (to UW schools and libraries in particular) in order to grow the program, data entry, responding to emails and inquiries, helping during special events and caring for the permanent collection.
Alli Timmins provides administrative support for WRAP and other Continuing Studies arts programs at UW-Madison. In the past she studied ceramics, sculpture, and art history at UW-Whitewater and Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. As an insatiable art lover and lifelong learner, she is happy to work with a program that encourages and connects artists throughout her home state.
She enjoys responding to WRAP inquiries, prospective participants, and regional coordinators. Her design background and strong computer skills enable her to create as-needed marketing materials and work alongside Liese and DCS marketing account managers to coordinate effective promotional materials. Her other WRAP duties include managing the WRAP database, recording artist and juror information, creating up-to-date mailing lists, processing payments, maintaining electronic records, and providing conference support and planning.
Alli stays informed on division and university resources beneficial to WRAP, and problem-solves to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of WRAP procedures in order to serve more Wisconsin artists, generate more revenue, and create meaningful learning experiences.
WRAA: a part of the team
Notes for Artists:
New! Apply online:
Then click on Exhibitions/Workshops
Notes for Coordinators:
and click on Exhibition Coordinators
Info materials will come in a series of four emails starting about 13 weeks before art entry is due. Want is earlier? Just ask!
21 North Park St., Madison, WI 53715-1218
Liese Pfeifer, WRAP Director, 608-262-4911, firstname.lastname@example.org