WRAP/WRAA State Exhibition and Conference
2019 ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION AND STATE DAY CONFERENCE
Thank you for attending the 2019 State Day Conference! Guests were able to connect and engage with Wisconsin arts through the exhibition, ceremonies, demonstrations, a keynote speaker presentation, and networking spaces. If you have any questions about the 2020 conference, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 conference will be in Wausau
2019 State Day speaker
We are excited to announce our 2019 State Day speaker, Michael Velliquette!
Michael is a paper sculptor whose “intricate works combine exuberant abundance with an inventive formalism.” Throughout his career he has shown in over 150 museums and galleries. His position as Faculty Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison presents the opportunity to lecture and teach on his work and the paper arts.
Michael will talk about his work and then guide participants in creating a miniature exhibition. See more about his mini exhibitions at loveytown.org/exhibitions.
View more about Michael and his work at velliquette.com.
2019 State Award winners
The 2019 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 >
Scenes from WRAP Conference 2019
“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 2019 WRAP conference
Photo credit: Kailee Kujawski
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