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Wisconsin Regional Art Program

For the 35th consecutive year, Monroe Arts Center will exhibit artwork entered in the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Competition. Artwork will be on exhibit March 18, 2022 through May 20, 2022. This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and the Association of Wisconsin Artists and is open to non-professional artists (must be at least 18 years of age) living in Wisconsin or neighboring states.

Artists are encouraged to participate in the WRAP competitions and workshops held in various regions of Wisconsin throughout the year. The State Award winners selected at the Monroe exhibit, along with all other 2020-2021 WRAP competition winners held throughout the Wisconsin, will be on display in September at a location yet to be determined. Additional awards and prizes will be given at this time.

The WRAP Artist Workshop will be held in-person on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:30 am to 12 Noon. The workshop will be conducted by Jan Richardson.

The WRAP Artist Workshop will include;

  • a critique of WRAP entries  currently at MAC,
  • a discussion of the artist’s artistic path and process; and
  • the art of self-portraiture.

Fee: WRAP Entrants are free of charge, All Others $5 at the door.

Jan Richardson grew up in Ohio where she received her degree from The Ohio State University in Art Education. After college she relocated to Indiana for a few years, and then in 1976, moved on to Madison. Like so many others, the artist’s dreams were met with the realities of supporting a home and family, so she received her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from UW-Madison and worked in the public sector for 35 years. Since she retired ten years ago, she has devoted her time to learning to draw and paint in the classical tradition. She has done still life and landscapes, but her primary interest has focused on portraiture.

For additional information please CLICK HERE to visit the WRAP Website.


State Awards

Lauren Burkey – “Part of Me, No. 1,” graphite drawing

Mary Alice Hart – “ Great Mosque of Cordoba,” art quilt

Dick Cholke – “Early Riser-Late Fall,” watercolor

Honorable Mention

Elaine Bethke – “Country Garden,” acrylic

Jeanne Ausmus – “Sneezeweed Reflected on the Sugar River,” acrylic

Rich Hager – “Lookin’ for the Stars,” raku pottery

Starting March 15, 2022 all Covid-19 restrictions will end for all events and classes at the Monroe Arts Center. Masks will be optional.

This Exhibit has been supported by MAC Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc. and Season Media Underwriter Big Radio, with additional support from Mike & Shelley Muranyi, Lee & Chris Knuteson, Paul & Sue Barrett, David & Julie Buchanan, Kevin & Chris Callahan, and Don Amphlett & Jan Johnson.

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