There is still time send entry forms for Waukesha WRAP, due March 26th
Entry Blank Due: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Sponsor: WAUKESHA CREATIVE ARTS LEAGUE (WCAL)
Artwork due: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10am-noon (limit 2 pieces per artist)
Workshop: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9am-3:30pm
Place: Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Make check payable to sponsor: WAUKESHA CREATIVE ARTS LEAGUE (WCAL)
Coordinator: Kathleen Hosch, 467 E. Red Pine Circle, Dousman, WI 53118, 262-965-3101, email@example.com
Like all WRAP's this art exhibit open to all self-defined amateur artists in Wisconsin with all work juried by a professional artist. Winners of state awards will have their work eligible for the State WRAP Exhibition and will be invited to participate in the annual Wisconsin Regional Arts Association (WRAA) state conference held each September (The 2014 exhibition will be on display August-September at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau).
The Waukesha/Oconomowoc WRAP exhibition will culminate in a one-day workshop on Saturday, May 17th when artist Michael Santini will present about his creative process and how is sculptures and paintings are related in his art making. The workshop is free to all exhibiting artists. Guests may attend for a modest $5.00 fee. Contact WRAP Coordinator Kathleen Hosch (see above) with questions.
Michael Santini calls himself a Modern Medievalist. Michael is an artist who works in 2d and 3d, and he is a Master Pattern Maker and designer. He says of his own art:
My artwork is an allegorical portrayal of the constant spiritual and worldly struggle of good versus evil. Subtle and profound symbolism, through my inspiration from the Bible, depicts this concept. As in reality, the elements and characters in my work exist within a constant yet ever changing boundary, rearranging themselves in each new piece. This is a framework of juxtapositions where repetition and position continuously respond and evaluate the essence of life. Aspect of contemplation, choice and accountability or political and religious strife and consistent themes. Other compositions struggle with our proclivity to sin and the encroachment of legalism. The resolutions of these conflicts are found in the absolute love, hope and assurance I have in my life.
Check out Madison and Monroe WRAP Exhibitions on View
The Madison area WRAP is now has almost 100 works on display at the Pyle Center (702 Langdon St, Madison). It is a fabulous exhibition, well worth a visit. The exhibit will be on display until April 12th. Like all WRAPs there will be a closing workshop the same day where artist and show juror Leslee Nelson will talk about her art and the artists that inspire her fabulous fiber art works. The workshop is free to all exhibiting artists. Guests may attend for a modest $5.00 fee. Contact Vina Yang if you would like to attend: 608-798-1005, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Monroe WRAP at the Monroe Art Center (1315 11th Street, Monroe, WI ) will be available for viewing as of March 21st until May 2nd. Plan to attend an opening reception for the exhibition Friday, March 21, 2014, 5-7pm!
This is the 27th consecutive year, the Monroe Arts Center has presented the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Exhibit. Co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts, this exhibit is comprised of artwork entered in the 2014 WRAP Competition in Monroe.
This year's Guest Judge and Lecturer is artist Barbara Kohl-Spiro. If you are in the area you can plant to attend the Artist Workshop Day: Saturday, May 3, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. The workshop is free to all exhibiting artists. Guests may attend for a modest $5.00 fee. Contact the Monroe Art Center with any questions: 608.325.5700 or 888.596.1249
The State Award Winners selected from these and other 2014 WRAP Competitions held throughout the state of Wisconsin will be on display in August and September 2014, at which time additional awards and prizes will be given.
To see what other WRAP opportunities are coming up check out the over 20 annual exhibit opportunities for Wisconsin's lay artists on the WRAP website here: http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/art/wisconsin-regional-art-program/wrap-schedule.htm#monroe