AVA at WRAP State Conference 2023

General News

The AWA (Association of Wisconsin Arts) held their WRAP (Wisconsin Regional Arts Program) conference last weekend at the Pyle Center in Madison. 


“The AWA WRAP state conference this year was filled with talent with many pieces coming from our AVA (Antigo Visual Arts) regional WRAP/STAMP exhibits from 2023.” said Danna Gabriel, Regional STAMP Coordinator. “I was so happy to see this area so well represented in our 2nd year in the program.” 

Regional STAMP State Exhibitors were: 

Madilyn Bauknecht of White Lake with “Airplane”

Grace Bauman of Rhinelander with “Silenced”

Ashleigh Galarowicz of Antigo with “Untitled”

Kaylee Kegley of Crandon with “Self Portrait” received Duck Lake Award

Nike Noskowiak of Antigo with “Dazed and Drunk” received MJB Designs Award

Nakeita Petznick of Medford with “The Letter”

Bailey VanEperen of Wabeno with “Untitled”


Regional WRAP State Exhibitors were:

Hans Schmidt of Birnamwood with “My Point Of View” received RDG Nancy Buchanan Memorial Award

Beatie Gmeiner of Appleton with “Eye, too.” received Francis M. Kipp Award of Creativity

Audrey Wilde of Wausau with “Smile You’re On Trail Cam.”

Danna Gabriel of Antigo with “Shorefront” received Mary Ann Inman Award

Vicki Eldridge with “Ethyl”


The AWA is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and support Wisconsin artists and their communities. Their mission is realized through exhibits, education, and recognition throughout the state of Wisconsin with regional exhibitions and are proud to be the only organization of this kind in the nation. AVA is a nonprofit organization with a gallery located inside the Langlade County Historical Museum and collaborates with AWA for regional shows yearly. This allows local artists the chance to exhibit at a state conference. The regional AVA WRAP/STAMP exhibits will be held in March of 2024 and AVA is excited to offer this opportunity to all artists in our local communities from ages 13 up.