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"Majestic Presence" by Cheryl Plautz, Medford, WI

Celebrate Our 60th Anniversary in Wausau!


WRAA is proud to celebrate it's 60th year of working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP).  To help celebrate, WRAA is moving the annual WRAP/WRAA State Exhibit and Conference this year from Madison to Wausau this coming August and September, 2014 to better serve our state-wide mission and our northern Wisconsin members.  With the help of many of our friends in Wausau, the annual statewide WRAP Art  Exhibit will be held at the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA), with the Tiny Treasures and STAMP exhibits at the Marathon County Library, and our Annual State Conference Day at the Jefferson Street Inn. All events are in Wausau's lovely and historic River District. 


Click here to go to our "Activities" tab to find information for all events planned.



In order to make it as easy as possible for our southern Wisconsin state award winners to attend and exhibit their artwork WRAA is offering free van transportation for artwork from the Madison area to Wausau and inexpensive bus transportation between Madison/Janesville and Wausau for the Evening with the Arts and Conference. Please see "Activities" tab for more information. 


"Comeback Kid" by Rebecca Herb, Madison WI - Watercolor

2014 Tiny Treasures


Tiny Treasures are 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” pieces of art made by WRAA members as well as non-members. They are submitted and exhibited on-line and then in an exhibit at the WRAA/WRAP State Exhibit and Conference in Wausau, WI this September . Sales of these wonderfully clever and beautiful works of art benefit the WRAA Publication Fund. Fifteen Tiny Treasures have been chosen to be included in the 2015 WRAP Timely Treasures pocket calendar.


The "Buy-It-Now" online sale is over for 2014.  You still have an opportunity to purchase a Tiny Treasure at State Day in Wausau.


Click here to find out more!

WRAA is the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association, a non-profit organization, started in 1954 with just 36 members. WRAA’s mission then and now is to support Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) through the UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies. Today with over 500 members, WRAA members continue to participate in and promote WRAP exhibits and the annual WRAP State Exhibit and Conference. WRAA publications include Contour Notes, WRAP State Exhibit color catalog, WRAP Timely Treasures calendar, brochures and www.wraawrap.com. In addition, WRAA also kicks off the WRAP State Exhibit and Conference weekend by hosting Evening with the Arts artists’ reception which showcases WRAP State Award art, WRAA sponsored Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program and WRAA Tiny Treasures Exhibit, Competition and Sale.  WRAA also solicits and distributes over $4500 in awards given out at the annual award ceremony which follows the annual WRAP State Exhibit Conference.

WRAP is the Wisconsin Regional Art Program. WRAP exhibits/workshops began in 1940 to encourage the creative growth of Wisconsin non-professional artists from rural areas. WRAP is developed and administered by the  UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies and has since expanded to include urban areas. WRAP exhibit/workshops are held throughout the year in over twenty locations all around the state. Regional exhibits include a workshop day for participating artists and the public in which a guest artist gives a lecture or demonstration followed by an educational critique of the exhibited artwork lead by the exhibit judge. Participants may exhibit up to three pieces of art in any WRAP exhibit/workshop. State Award works are eligible to exhibit at the Annual State Art Exhibition and Conference held in September each year in Madison.