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    The gallery displays works by student, faculty, regional and nationally-known artists in all areas of art. In conjunction with the gallery program, the Art Department presents a visiting artist series of lectures, demonstrations and workshops. Gallery director John Ready and a staff of student workers manage gallery operations.

    The gallery is on the first floor of the Center for the Arts located at the corner of 16th and Pine on the UW-L campus. You can find a Campus Map here.

    Ongoing:

    • UW-L Art Gallery Exhibition (September 12 - October 4)
      • Lovesickness with Trees: Sophia Heymans and Garrett Perry, SooVAC in La Crosse 
         
    • Winona State University's Watkins Gallery (September 15 - October 3)
      • UW-L Department of Art's own Kate Hawkes exhibiting her photography at How to Disappear.
         

    October

    • October 29, 4:30pm, 1400 Centennial Hall
      • Author Dr. Edward Slingerland will deliver a guest lecture, Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity. Co-sponsored by Departments of Philosophy, Art, Psychology, and English, and the College of Liberal Studies Dean's Office. Free admission.

    Exhibition #1

                September 12 – October 4, 2014

                Lovesickness with Trees: 

                            Sophia Heymans and Garrett Perry, SooVAC in La Crosse

                            (Exhibition courtesy of Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN)

                Opening Reception, Friday, September 12, 4-6 pm

                Artist Lecture:  Friday, September 12, 3-4 p.m., Room 116 Center for the Arts

     

    Exhibition #2

                October 17 – November 8

                Tectonic Industries, Lars Boye Jerlach and Helen Stringfellow

                Opening Reception, Friday, October 17, 4-6 pm

                Artist lecture 3-4 p.m., Friday October 17, 3-4 p.m., Room 116 Center for the Arts

     

    Exhibition #3

                November 20– December 10

                Faculty Biennial

                Recent work of the UW-La Crosse Department of Art Faculty

                Opening Reception, Thursday, November 20

     

    SPRING

    Exhibition  #4*

                February 13 – March 7, 2015

                All Students Juried Exhibition

                Opening Reception, Friday, February 13

                            Submissions Due:  February 2

                            Judging February 5 or 6

                            Student pick up of rejected work February 6

                            Judges: Phillip Ahnen and  ?

                * Creative  Imperatives, March 1, 2, 3

    Spring Break March 14 – 22

     

    Exhibition #5

                March 27 -  April 11

                3rd Congressional District

                Reception, Saturday, April 11, 1 – 3 pm

     

    Exhibition #6

                April 17 – May 8

                Senior Exhibition

                Opening Reception, Friday, April 17

     

    Jennifer Williams Terpstra
    Transcendence/Immanence: New Encaustic Paintings
    June 28-Sept. 14, 2013

    Closing Reception: Friday, Sept. 13, 4-6 p.m.
    Related Activity: Encaustic painting workshop, Saturday, June 29 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

    Biomorph
    Sept. 20-Oct. 12 2013
    Contemporary Metals Invitational
    Reception: Friday, Sept. 20, 4-6pm

    Yuyen Chang (Madison, WI)
    Daniel Dicaprio (Richmond VA)
    Catherine Grisez (Seattle, WA)
    David Huang (Sand Lake MI)
    Evan Larson (Detroit, MI)
    Ana Lopez (Denton, TX)
    Sharon Church (Philadelphia, PA)

    Erasure
    Oct. 25-Nov. 16, 2013

    Curated by Roger Boulay
    Reception: Friday, Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m.

    Justin Kimball (Florence, MA)
    Hunter Lewis (Chicago, IL)
    Colleen Merrill (Lexington, KY)
    Adrienne Salinger (Albuquerque, NM)
    Tina Tahir (Chicago, IL)
    Izel Vargas (Miami, FL)

    Senior Postcard 2013

    Senior Exhibition
    Nov. 22-Dec. 11, 2013 (Gallery will close on Nov. 28-Dec. 1 for Thanksgiving)
    Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 22 4-6 p.m.

     

    Justin Quinn: Tales of space and time
    Jan. 31-Feb. 22, 2014
     

    Reception: Friday, Jan. 31, 4-6 p.m.

     

    All-Students Juried Exhibition
    March 7-April 5, 2014 (Gallery will close March 15-23 for Spring Break)
    Reception: Friday, March 7, 4-6 p.m. | Awards at 4:30 p.m.
    Deliver artwork to be judged: Thursday, Feb. 27
    Judging: Friday, Feb. 28 

    3rd congressional district High school exhibition
    April 10-12, 2014
    Hosted by Congressman Ron Kind and Tawni Kind
    Reception: Friday, April 10, 1-3 p.m. 

    Senior exhibition
    April 18-May 9, 2014

    Reception: Friday, April 18, 4-6 p.m.

    All-Students Juried Exhibition
    March 7-April 5, 2014 (Gallery will close March 15-23 for Spring Break)
    Reception: Friday, March 7, 4-6 p.m. | Awards at 4:30 p.m.
    Deliver artwork to be judged: Thursday, Feb. 27
    Judging: Friday, Feb. 28 

     

    Biomorph

    Sept. 20-Oct. 12 2013
    Contemporary Metals Invitational

    Reception: Friday, Sept. 20, 4-6pm

    Yuyen Chang (Madison, WI)
    Daniel Dicaprio (Richmond VA)
    Catherine Grisez (Seattle, WA)
    David Huang (Sand Lake MI)
    Evan Larson (Detroit, MI)
    Ana Lopez (Denton, TX)
    Sharon Church (Philadelphia, PA)

    Erasure

    Oct. 25-Nov. 16, 2013
    Curated by Roger Boulay

    Reception: Friday, Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m.

    Justin Kimball (Florence, MA)
    Hunter Lewis (Chicago, IL)
    Colleen Merrill (Lexington, KY)
    Adrienne Salinger (Albuquerque, NM)
    Tina Tahir (Chicago, IL)
    Izel Vargas (Miami, FL)

    Gallery Hours

    Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 8:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 5:00 pm
    Sundays & Holidays * Closed

    * The University Gallery is open extended hours during events at Toland Theater 
    Call the Gallery at (608) 785-8230 for more information.

    Exhibitions are free and open to the public.