Last Call For Art WRAP: Wisconsin Regional Art Program Grafton Wi.

Paula DeStefanis


Wisconsin Regional Artists Association WRAA & Wisconsin Regional Artist Program WRAP

We are pleased to announce this sixty-four year old program for Wisconsin Artisans is coming to the NSAA Grafton Arts Mill; 1300 14th Ave Grafton WI. 53024. The exhibit of Regional Wisconsin Artists work will be on display June 6th  – July 12th 2o14 with the Award winners going to the State Exhibition in August 2-3 and Exhibiting at the Pyle Arts Center through Sept.

Artists Please Read

Artists Information click here Greetings Grafton WRAP Participants

Artists Please Mail the following two with entry fee

WRAP Entry Form

Dates: Paper work due 5/14/2014 Art work due. Drop off 5/17/14 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Opening Reception: Thursday  6/12/2014 6-8p.m. Workshop is July 12th 9:30 am welcome 10 am workshop starts.

Drop-Off Day:  May 17th 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.   Bring your artwork to the second floor of the NSAA Arts Mill, 1300 14th Ave, Grafton WI 53024. Enter through the side blue door. The building is the Historic Mill of Grafton built-in 1884; houses the Arts Mill on the 2nd floor and The Gallery is on the 3rd Floor.

Exhibit Start/End Days:  June 6st, 2014 through July 12th 2014

Reception Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6-8 pm at the Historic Arts Mill 1300 14th Ave, Grafton WI. 53024 Third floor Gallery

Workshop and Pick-up Day July 12th 9:30 am – 2 p.m.

Workshop Day: Topic TBD

Arrive: 9:30-10: Am view works on display

10 am to 12 pm:  TBA

12 p.m. -12:30 p.m. Lunch

Juror: TBA

1 p.m.-2 p.m. Awards Critique, As customary, the exhibit judge will meet with artists and workshop participants to share his comments and critique of this year’s artwork.  Artists will take their artwork with them at the conclusion of the workshop.  The workshop is open to the public—$5 fee for non-exhibitors.

2-3 pm Wrap up and take home work

About the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP)

Who is WRAP for?

The Wisconsin Regional Art Program was established to encourage Wisconsin citizens with a serious interest in Art. People who make art purely for the love of it, rather than for fame and fortune. The purpose of WRAP is to encourage NONPROFESSIONAL ARTISTS to develop their abilities.

How does WRAP work?

The Wisconsin Regional Art Program consists of many artist workshop/exhibits that meet throughout the year statewide. Each one has a different artist demonstration or slide lecture and a different judge to lead the afternoon critique. You may enter as many Wisconsin Regional Art Workshops as you like. Your art work will be on exhibit in different communities. If your work is selected for the State Exhibit at two different workshops, you may chose which ONE you want to submit to the Madison exhibit.

Annual Exhibit/Conference

The Wisconsin Regional Artists Association (WRAA) cosponsors the Statewide Exhibit and Conference in September. Half of the awards are eligible for WRAA members only. They publish an informative newsletter, CONTOUR NOTES, four times a year. Membership is $20 a year. If you are interested in joining WRAA, contact Beverly Balakhovsky, 625 N. Segoe Rd. #902, Madison, WI 53705, 608-237-6362, or visit the WRAA Application Form Web page.

WRAP History

The first Rural Art Exhibit was held at the Memorial Union during Farm and Home Week in 1940. Under the guidance of John Steuart Curry, the exhibit grew rapidly, expanding from 30 nonprofessional artists in 1940 to over 100 by 1947. The energy and enthusiasm of Curry’s successor, Aaron Bohrod, the WRAP directors, James Schwalbach and Ken Kuemmerlein, and the help of the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association have continued to make the exhibition and workshops cornerstones of activity for nonprofessional artists throughout the state.

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