WRAP/WRAA State Exhibition and Conference

Contact WRAP

Email: wrap@dcs.wisc.edu


Angela M. Johnson, Director Email: angela.johnson@wisc.edu University of Wisconsin-Madison 21 N. Park Street Madison, WI 53715-1218 Phone: 608-262-4911 Office Hours: Mon-Thu 1-5pm

"WRAP art shows have changed my life in a big way for which I will be forever grateful. It has been just one year since I have gotten involved and I am a happier/healthier/stronger person/artist because of it. I've met many wonderful new artist friends and am having a great time. Suddenly I am understood, what a relief, since I've surrounded myself with sensitive creative artists."

2014 Participant
Contact Information


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. If you have any questions, email wrap@dcs.wisc.edu.

Download, print, and send in your registration form. Deadline is September 6.

Conference 2019 dates

  • September 20-21

Art Exhibition 2019 dates

  • Aug 16 – Sep 21
  • Art drop off will be August 2, 2019 from 10 am – 3 pm and August 5, 2019 from 10 am – 3 pm at the Pyle Center

2020 conference will be in Wausau

Conference schedule

Friday Sep 20th: Evening with the Arts at Pyle Center

4-5:30pm — Coordinators gathering at Memorial Union Terrace

4:30-5:30pm — Optional and free docent-led tours at The Chazen Museum of Art (focus on Midwest Regionalism)

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

4:30-5:30pm — Optional and free docent-led tours at The Chazen Museum of Art (focus on Midwest Regionalism)

Hotel accommodations

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 >

Dawn Weyh, Endeavor Vibrant Zoo: Elephant Watercolor and Ink
Dawn Weyh, Endeavor, Vibrant Zoo: Elephant, Watercolor and Ink

Bill Schuete
Bill Schuele, WRAP 2018

“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