Throughout the academic year a variety of art exhibits are rotated through the UW-Waukesha Fine Arts Gallery. All students, staff and the public are welcome to visit the gallery. The gallery is located in Fine Arts Center of Southview Hall across from the Lunt-Fontanne Theater and is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please contact Timothy Booth, Senior Lecturer of Art History at email@example.com or 262-521-5446 for more information about the UW-Waukesha Fine Arts Gallery.
Current Exhibition: Selections from the Permanent Collection
January 30 - April 21
The University of Wisconsin possesses a permanent collection of art that numbers more than 300 works including paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, and sculpture. The majority of these works are on display in the library and numerous areas around the campus. As we continue our 50th anniversary celebration, the Fine Arts Gallery presents an exhibition of selected paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture from the permanent collection accumulated since the foundation of the UW-Waukesha campus in 1966. Featured are works by Ron Penkoff, Harold Altman, Mary Ellen Young, Robert Glenn Ketchum, and Claggett Wilson. Selections from the UW-Waukesha Permanent Collection celebrate the University’s continued commitment promoting fine arts production, scholarly research and discourse. The Art Department is pleased to support this mission through exhibitions, like this one, in the Fine Arts Gallery.
Previous Exhibit: Student Exhibit, Fall 2016
December 6th - December 23rd, 2016
Featured in this Exhibition are works completed by University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Art Department students during the fall semester of 2016. They include a wide range of media completed in the studio courses of drawing, printmaking, two-dimensional design, painting, ceramics and examples from the interdisciplinary course, Art and Botany. Art Department faculty members Barbara Reinhart, Jeffery Noska, Peter Railand, and Biology Department faculty, Suzanne Joneson have selected only a small sample from a large collection of worthy student work for Art Department’s fall Student Exhibition. This exhibition, once again, proudly acknowledges the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha 50th Anniversary Celebration. It also demonstrates the continued commitment by faculty and student alike to take part and celebrate fine art studies as part of our continuing mission.
Previous Exhibit: Celebrating 50 Years of UW-Waukesha Student Work on Paper
September 6th - November 18th, 2016
This exhibition celebrates University of Wisconsin-Waukesha student art from the last fifty years. The emphasis of this exhibition features various print media completed under the guidance of University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Art Department faculty; Ron Penkoff, who taught printmaking from 1960-1973 and Stephanie Copoulos-Selle who followed Professor Penkoff from 1976-2013. The print media featured here encompasses a variety of techniques including woodcut, engraving, etching, mezzotint, lithograph, screen-printing and monotypes. Some works were inspired by traditional art sources while others are reflections of contemporary genre. It is noteworthy how the subjects and styles have evolved over the decades, keeping pace with trends in popular culture and new media outlet resources. What is even more significant is the continued desire by students to explore and develop creative art forms utilizing processes traced back several centuries. Whether a print is created as a single image or as an edition of multiples, it is an image that has been transformed through interaction with the original concept.