Arts Awards

Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Awards

The Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Awards (WVAAA) honor individuals and organizations that are significantly enriching the visual arts of the state.

About the WVAAA

Celebrating Our Creative Communities

The three founding organizations—the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Wisconsin Visual Artists, and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters—recognize educators, writers, visual artists, exhibitions, and advocates in our creative communities.

Every two years, a nine-person nominations committee convenes to select winners in the following categories:

Legacy | awarded for lifetime achievement
Educator (K-12)
Educator (College or University)
Exhibition | awarded collectively to the institution, curator, and artist(s)
Community Arts Advocate
Arts Writing
Emerging Artist | awarded to a promising newcomer or recent graduate


Attend the Awards Ceremony

The WVAAA is made possible through the generous support of the following organizations