Friday, March 21, 2014

Artist Opportunities

27th Annual Northern National Art Competition
A juried competition open to artists 18 or older living in the U.S. and working in any original wall hangable media. There is no theme. We look for a varied contemporary American art exhibit. Our judge this year is Linda Benedict-Jones from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA.
Contact information: Katy Ralph


WRAA’s 5th Annual Tiny Treasures Fundraiser, Competition and Exhibit
Tiny Treasures runs from March 1 through July 11, 2014.  
This year the exhibit will be in Wausau because Wausau is the location for this year’s WRAP State Day. Also new this year is the ability to donate your unsold Tiny Treasures to WRAA to be gifted to a nonprofit organization.  Since Wausau is the location for this year’s WRAP State Day, the WVAA (Wisconsin Valley Art Association) has agreed to coordinate donations to local area non-profits including the Neighborhood Place as well as a Women's Shelter.  So rather than sticking your TT in a closet, you can help decorate the shelter and bring smiles to a lot of women.  All you need to do is check the box on the Entry Form that’s attached.
Remember the size restrictions, 2 ½ x 3 ½” with a depth of no more than 1”.  The TTs are free-floated in the mat so you DON’T want to leave a border on your TT – go all the way to the edge.  If they’re larger, you run the risk of them not fitting in the mat.  Send them to me unmated and unframed.  I’ll mat them for you so that every Treasure will be displayed the same way.

Enter as many as you’d like – submit $10 and a separate ID label for each one.  Tiny Treasure entries from prior years can not be submitted again.   A registration form can be found in Contour Notes, downloaded from or, for your convenience, printed from the attachment.

All entries will be exhibited on-line at and at the downtown Wausau library beginning in early August.  If a piece is donated to “Buy-it-Now” it is available for purchase for $25, which benefits the publication of the annual color catalog from WRAP’s statewide exhibit every September.

Not only are there cash prizes for the top 3 Tiny Treasures (1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75 and 3rd Place $50), 12 additional “Treasures” will also be featured in WRAA’s 2014 Timely Treasures pocket calendar. What a great way to get published as well as receive statewide recognition!

You don’t have to be a WRAA member to participate - although new members are always welcome.   Why not have a Tiny Treasure’s party to enjoy making them together with your friends!  Professional and nonprofessional artists are welcome to participate.  

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