WRAP/WRAA Annual Art Exhibition and State Day Conference

Annual Art Exhibition: Aug 18 – Sep 23

Center for Visual Arts (CVA), 427 N 4th St. Wausau, WI 54403

  • CVA Opening Gallery Gala, Friday, August 25th from 5-7pm. For all artists!
  • CVA Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10-5pm, Saturday: 12-4pm

Center for the Visual Arts Caroline S. Mark Gallery, Skylight Gallery and Loft Gallery

State Award winners — Preparing your art for the show:

You must apply to show your work at the state exhibition. The deadline is July 26, 2017.

Applying online is fast, easy, and secure. As you complete the application, please do the following:

  • Choose your piece: If you won multiple State Awards, choose one piece to exhibit.
  • Type carefully: Please use uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Write your artist’s statement: Write, proofread, and revise your 100-word statement before adding it to your application. The statement you submit with your application will appear on the label accompanying your art.
  • Check all waivers and release forms: This includes a release granting permission for WRAP to photograph your work for a catalog and a signed/checked waiver for transporting your work.
  • Label your art and pack it for shipping: Complete the ID label for your piece. Be sure to sign and date it.
  • Ship or drop off your art: If you send WRAP your art using the United States Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS, it must arrive by July 31. Shipping and dropoff addresses below, under Here's What You Need to Know.
  • State Award artists, complete the online entry form HERE» If you are unable to complete the online entry, please click HERE for the PDF version.

State Day Conference: Sep 22-23

Join us in Wausau to share, connect, and celebrate with other like-minded people!

WRAP’s State Day Conference is a chance to enjoy camaraderie with other Wisconsin artists and celebrate a year of regional exhibitions. You can also:

  • View pieces by artists from across the state
  • Visit Wausau’s Center for the visual Arts, which recently completed a historical renovation
  • Learn from keynote speaker Margaret LeMay, an artist, gallery owner, and national art consultant

Mail-in deadline for conference attendance is Sept 8, 2017. Download and print the form HERE to mail in with your check.

All art enthusiasts are invited to attend the State Day Conference. Experience a dynamic talk and celebrate Wisconsin art at the awards ceremony over delicious brunch.

  • WRAA Evening with the Arts, Friday, September 22, 6-8pm (7pm Tiny Treasure Awards) at Center for the Visual Arts, 427 N 4th St, Wausau
  • State Day Conference and awards, September 23, 2017, 10am-1pm, Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson St, Wausau, WI 54403

Conference lodging information

Hotel: Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson St, Wausau, WI 54403.
To reserve a room, call 1-866-855-6500 and mention WRAP. Reservations made online will NOT qualify for the group discount.

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2017 State Day Guest Judge and speaker: Margaret LeMay

photograph of this year's judge2017 judge Margaret LeMay

Margaret LeMay grew up in Kenosha, WI and received a BFA degree from the University of WI-Madison. Drawn to her parents' homeland, Margaret spent her first two years of higher education in Warsaw, Poland. She gained remarkable experience as an assistant printmaker at Tandem Press, UW-Madison, where she assisted the master printer and collaborated with professional artists, including Chuck Close, Janet Fish, and Robert Cottingham, on the technical aspects and application of a variety of traditional printmaking processes. 

In 2008, Margaret founded Integrated Art Group LLC, which provides art consulting, budgeting/programming, art procurement services, framing, and installations. She started Marzen in 2014, an arts exhibition space featuring individual and small group shows. Formerly director of Erdman Art, Margaret has coordinated art collections in over 500 facilities, presenting art and related services to clients nationwide. Margaret is experienced in working with art committees incorporating local artists.

Here's what you need to know

  • Step 1 for State Award winner artists - complete the online entry form HERE» Deadline for Step 1 is July 26.
  • Art drop off for transport from Madison to Wausau is August 2, 1-3pm at the Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 Lacy Road, Fitchburg. Art must have ID label on back, be packed for shipping, and have a signed waiver attached to outside of packaging. Find waiver HERE» Contact Becky Herb with any questions at beckyherb@charter.net»
  • Art Drop off in Wausau is Aug 4-5, 10am-5pm Fri, 11am-5pm Sat, at Center for the Visual Arts (CVA), 427 N 4th St, Wausau.
  • Step 2 Conference attendance is open to all. Print this form (pending) and mail check to Sharon Stauffer.
  • Deadline for Step 2 is Sept 8.

Thank you to our sponsors

  • Wisconsin Regional Artist Association: Sponsoring art transport from Madison, Color Exhibition catalog, Tiny Treasures, STAMP, and funding for Award Ceremony
  • Center for the Visual Arts
  • Wisconsin Valley Art Association
Wisconsin Regional Art program sponsor logos