WRAA would like to congratulate the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) as it celebrates its 75th anniversary supporting cultural and artistic growth for Wisconsin non-professional artists.
Since 1954 WRAPs ongoing non-profit partner organization in this work has been Wisconsin Regional Artist Association (WRAA) whose charter mission was to support WRAP. In 2014 we celebrated WRAA’s 60th anniversary of continuous service to Wisconsin’s non-professional visual artists by holding the State exhibition at the Center for Visual Art in Wausau. The CVA will continue to support the 2015 exhibition by helping WRAA coordinate artists in Northern Wisconsin to bring their art to Madison for this year’s State exhibition.
In 2015 the Wisconsin Regional Art Program, its non-profit partner WRAA, the 22+ local arts organizations and venues across the state, and our local volunteer exhibit/workshop coordinators, all work together to continue to advance the Wisconsin Idea through the visual arts, working to support adult learners and provide opportunities to share and expand their creative work whether they are emerging young artists or late in life learners.
Last year over 400 individual Wisconsin non-professional artists participated in WRAP. A third of the artist/participants receive award recognitions that entitle them to participate in the annual WRAP State Exhibit (August through September), closing with a WRAP Conference, luncheon and awards ceremony. In 2015 these events will take place at the Pyle Center in Madison, including WRAA's Evening with the Arts reception on Friday September 25th and ending with the conference on September 26th. Thanks to WRAA support, exhibiting member artists are eligible for over $4000 in awards that will be selected by professional artist/juror.
Join us in celebrating 75 years of WRAP’s efforts at encouraging creative growth for Wisconsin artists.