WRAP/WRAA State Exhibition and Conference
2019 ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION AND STATE DAY CONFERENCE
We are looking forward to the 2019 State Day Conference! Guests will be able to connect and engage with Wisconsin arts through the exhibition, ceremonies, demonstrations, a keynote speaker presentation, and networking spaces.
Conference 2019 dates
- September 20-21
Art Exhibition 2019 dates
- Aug 16 – Sep 21
2020 conference will be in Wausau
Friday Sep 20th: Evening with the Arts at Pyle Center
4-5:30pm — Coordinators gathering at Memorial Union Terrace
6pm — EWA Reception begins
7:15pm — Tiny Treasures and STAMP Awards
8:30pm — Take STAMP artwork home
9pm — Pyle Center building closes
Saturday Sep 21st: WRAP State Day Conference at Pyle Center
9-10am — Registration, coffee, and informal exhibition viewing
10-11:30am — Introductions by WRAP Director Angela Johnson, presentation by Michael Velliquette
Noon-1pm — Lunch
1:30-3pm — State Awards
3:30pm — Art pickup deadline
TBD — Optional docent-led Chazen Museum of Art tours
We have a block of rooms set aside at Lowell Center. Call (608) 256-2621 or reserve online at bit.ly/wiregionalart. Mention the group code WISART. Please note that the room block will be released to the public four weeks prior to the conference date.
2018 State Award winners
The 2018 Annual Art Exhibition is a collection of award-winning artwork from WRAP’s regional exhibitions across the state. These winning artists are recognized in the exhibition and publicly honored at the State Day Conference. View artwork here >
“Being in Madison Saturday was a happy day for me. It was very nice meeting you. Leslee Nelson’s presentation was a rewarding pleasure, even helping me with an idea for my (hopefully) future work. The Wisconsin Regional Art Program is a wonderful opportunity—for everyone in the state—to personally participate in the arts. I think I heard Ms. Nelson say that John Steuart Curry started the program in the 1930s as part of The Wisconsin Idea. That idea—education, thought, creativity, social, and environmental relationships—is at the heart of the state of Wisconsin. What an idea! Thank you for making it real.”
-Bill Schuele, September 24, 2018
Images from the 2018 WRAP conference
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 STATE DAY CONFERENCE SPONSORS
- Wisconsin Regional Artist Association: WRAA sponsors art transport to Madison, puts out the full-color exhibition catalog, provides funding for the award ceremony, and organizes Evening with the Arts, Tiny Treasures, and STAMP.
- UW–Madison Continuing Studies: Sponsors the conference, designs invitations, coordinates printings, mailings, and exhibitions, and provides administrative help.
- Anonymous Fund: The Anonymous Fund was established to benefit UW–Madison programs in the arts and humanities. Funded by an anonymous donor, the bequest is charged to “strengthen and enlarge the cultural and artistic undertakings of the University.”
* Top-of-page art by Gordon Glass