I’m so happy to share the news that my Geraniums will move on to the State Exhibition in Madison, WI (Click on the image to enlarge)
Here’s a breakdown of State Day:
Each September at the WRAP/WRAA State Art Conference, “State Day” Awards Ceremony, awards are presented for meritorious artwork in the WRAP exhibit. In addition, service awards and awards for the Contour Notes cover contest are also given, including the John Steuart Curry medal, our most prestigious award for service to WRAA and the arts. It’s a great honor to receive these awards.
These awards are made possible by contributions from individuals and organizations throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond, some of whom have sponsored awards for many years going back to as early as the 1960’s. These awards were created to recognize the achievements of participating artists. Many are memorial awards honoring a family member or friend who shared a special love of the arts. Some are given for excellence in a specific medium or craft while others are open to all media. The sponsors have the option to select the recipient themselves (and some do) otherwise the judge of the show selects the award winner. Recipients must be a current member of WRAA to receive awards.
Thank you to all of our award sponsors whose generosity provides so much encouragement to WRAP artists and keeps our State Day vibrant and strong.