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Upcoming Valley Art Association Events

Joining the Valley Art Association (VAA) will provide connections, monthly programs, exhibiting opportunities, networking with Chippewa Valley artists, fine art faires, and informative and fun art workshops.

WRAP/STAMP-Wisconsin Regional Art Program 2022 Including Free Public Workshops

July 15 - November 18, 2022  |  10 AM - 5 PM


VAA is sponsoring a Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) and the Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program (STAMP) under the umbrella of the Association of Wisconsin Artists in October 2022.
WRAP is for all non-professional artists ages 18 and up. Registration Closes September 15th
STAMP is for student artists ages 13-19. Registration EXTENDED to Close October 1st.
Both programs will follow the same schedule as noted below.

CLICK HERE FOR the Call for Artists.

CLICK HERE FOR THE STAMP information and Registration form. 


WRAP Registration begins July 15 and closes September 15, 2022
STAMP Registration EXTENDED TO October 1st
Click Here for On-Line Registration

Art Work Load-In at the Heyde Center:
October 10, Mon (10am-6:30pm) & October 11,Tues (10am-2pm)

Show Opens Thursday October 13, 2022

Presenter WRAP Workshop: Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 3-5:30pm
Allen Survoss on How to Achieve Unity in Your Art. 

Artist reception: November 5, 2022, 12-4 (Music, Awards, Silent Auction, appetizers and bar) 



Public Workshops: Registration CLOSES October 10th
The workshops are FREE but Pre-registration is required by contacting
Beth Creekmore at
Workshops will be filled by registration date, with a limit of 10 per class.

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022, 9am-Noon, Kids Hands on Workshop (Ages 8+)
Cari Raynae Jacobson, Card Collage & Watercolor
Take home two art projects that you will create with the guidance from a greeting card artist.

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022, 9am-Noon, Adult (Ages 18+) Workshop
Noriko Slowinshki, Custom Matt Prints
Dry Point Etchings is a print form where the artist draws and marks on a plate with sharp pointy tools.
In class you will experiment and make simple artwork using recycled materials.

Saturday, Nov 5, 2022, 9am-Noon, Kids Hands on Workshop (Ages 9-18)
Kelly Speros, Colored Pencils
This class will focus on using a limited palette of 3 primary colors with the addition of white and dark umber to achieve realistic color and details.

Saturday, Nov 5, 2022, 9am-Noon,  Adult (Ages 18+) Workshop
Ruth Lundblad, Playing with Watercolor
This class is designed to introduce the exciting watercolor medium. And learn several techniques and tricks of the trade to create a beautiful painting

Show closes: Friday, November 18, 2022 
Load-out: Monday, 10am-4pm, November 21 & Tuesday, 10am-2pm, November 22

Coordinator: Val West

Judge:  Amanda Bulger, Foster Gallery Director + Lecturer, UWEC
Amanda Bulger grew up on her family's farm in northeast Wisconsin. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Connecticut and her BFA in Art and Design from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She has exhibited nationally, in venues such as The William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, Connecticut and Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, as well as abroad in British Columbia and London. Her artwork resonates with the lifework of farming. It draws upon her connection to cultivated landscapes and the people, tools and systems that transform them. She is the Director of the Ruth Foster Art Gallery and Lecturer in the department of Art & Design at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; and she currently splits her time between Northeast and Northwest Wisconsin. 

Workshop/PresenterAllan Servoss on How to Achieve Unity in Your Art
Allan Servoss has been working at his art for close to fifty years (Yikes!) He has a B.F.A. from the University of Montana.  While teaching art in public school settings for 30 years, he conducted watercolor and colored pencil workshops across the country from Washington D.C. to San Diego, CA.  He has been invited twice to conduct guest workshops for the Colored Pencil Society of America at its annual international convention.  He also taught for 25 years at the Peninsula School of the Arts in Fish Creek, WI and the Rhinelander School of the Arts. He has exhibited his paintings and drawings in national and international juried exhibitions from coast to coast and regularly exhibits at several midwestern galleries. His work has been featured in American Artist, The Artist Magazine, International Artist and Arts de Practique magazine (France) and over fifteen books on art and drawing. He maintains his studio in rural western Wisconsin.


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