Award winners for the Eagle River Wisconsin Regional Art Program  (WRAP) along with the date and time for the first online accompanying demonstration and critique have been announced.

The WRAP show features and honors local amateur artists, giving them an opportunity to display their work in a professional manner and become eligible for further awards. 

Taking home state awards are: “Bowl in Green and Brown,” glazed ceramics by Johanna Buwalda; “Exploration,” ceramic raku sculpture by Robert Hom; “Wisconsin Rocks,” mixed media by Sandie Pauly; “Black Lives Matter,” graphite and chalk on toned paper by Silvia Cavagnero; and “Courting,” acrylic by Hollie McCormack.

Honorable Mention winners are: “Spring,” in oil on masonite by Colin Brooks; “High Alert,” oil on canvas by Dianne Schauss; “Cockadoodledoo,” in watercolor by Judy Miller; “Untitled,” watercolor by Theresa Vickers; and “Northwoods Carpenter” watercolor by BarĀ­bara Nehring.

State award winners will be entered for further honors at a much larger exhibit to be held through UW-Madison this fall which also will be put online for the first time.

To view entries for the Eagle River show online, visit then scroll down to Eagle River and click on View the Online Eagle River Exhibition.

Participating artists and the public also are invited to view and join the online WRAP demonstration Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon with judge and presenter Debbie Jircik from Circle of Life Studio in Eagle River. A live, interactive critique will follow at 1 p.m. following the demonstration.

During the program, Jircik will demonstrate botanical contact printing that can be done on fabric, paper, and even bisque-fired ceramics. The demonstration will also share information about natural dying and indigo in a virtual, live interactive session.

The interactive program has been set up through the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River. Interested parties can go to for more information or to register.

While the show, demonstration and critique are usually held in-person at the Olson Library and sponsored by Headwaters Art League, this is the first time the event has been moved online.

For more information about Headwaters Art League, contact Barbara Nehring at (715) 547-352 or