STAMP artists at the 2013 WRAA Evening with the Arts

Welcome to the home page of the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association.


Thank you to all who participated and celebrated with us--September, 2013--in Madison, WI for the WRAP/WRAA State Exhibition and Conference. The annual Evening with the Arts Reception and Celebration was well attended by WRAP exhibit participants, Tiny Treasure artists, and STAMP (Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program) artists, family and friends.


This coming year will bring the 60th anniversary of our organization and you are invited to share in our celebration. We are moving the annual WRAP/WRAA State Exhibit and Conference from Madison to Wausau, Wisconsin for 2014! Information will be coming on this website and also in upcoming issues of Contour Notes.


"Chanticleer" by Sandra Haspl

2014 Tiny Treasures Exhibit and Fundraiser has begun!


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 starting in March, with the entry deadline of July 11. These wonderfully clever and beautiful works of art are available for purchase in our “Buy-it-Now” sale as a fundraiser to benefit the WRAA Publication Fund. Fifteen Tiny Treasures will be chosen to be included in the 2015 WRAP Timely Treasures pocket calendar.


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.