Area artists will have more time to use their materials as the Eagle River Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) entry date has been extended to Saturday, May 1.

The show and program will take place virtually, due to COVID considerations.

Sandie Pauly of Land O’ Lakes is coordinating the show which is locally sponsored by Headwaters Art League. 

Part of a statewide art enhancement and encouragement program, the show is coordinated by The Association of Wisconsin Artists. 

“WRAP is a wonderful opportunity for amateur artists to display their work in a professional style, become eligible for state awards and recognition, and, recently, learn more about digital photography and art submission,” said Pauly. 

There is a $30 fee. Participants can register and pay online at wiscartists.wildapricot.org or send a check to Pauly, P.O. Box 238, Land O’ Lakes, WI, 54540. 

Artists must include the WRAP entry form online or printed at wrap-entry-form.pdf and mailed to Pauly.

Photos of the entered artwork are due May 1, and should be emailed to Pauly at sandiepauly2@aol.com. There is a three piece limit for this show. 

An online workshop will be conducted by nationally known local artist Nancy Schwartz, who will also be the show judge. More information on the workshop, open to show entrants and other interested persons, will be forthcoming.

Show winners will either receive an Honorable Mention or a State award. State award winners will go on to a statewide show in Madison in the fall where they will be eligible for monetary and honorary rewards.

Any questions can be directed to Pauly either by the email listed above or by calling (715) 547-3135, or  by contacting publicist Barbara Nehring at tradingpostint@gmail.com or (715) 547-3474.

Information on photographing art work for the show will be sent to entering artists. The AWA also has a photography section at wiscartists.wildapricot.org.

The Headwaters Art League cooperates with Land O’ Lakes Arts and other local art organizations in disseminating art information and encouraging local beginning and returning artists, according to Nehring.