Forging a connection between science and art 


Marc Manke, Amber Leibundgut-Peterson and Chelsea Wyman-Green

Marc Manke, Art; and Amber Leibundgut-Peterson and Chelsea Wyman-Green, both Murphy Library; co-authored the article "Fresh out of 1968: Designing an Effective Crowdfunding Campaign for the Academic Library" in Marketing Libraries Journal published on Tuesday, Nov. 7 by the independent journal.

Submitted on: Nov. 7

Sierra Rooney

Sierra Rooney, Art, was interviewed by Kate Archer Kent of Wisconsin Public Radio on Thursday, March 16. The interview discussed women in public monuments, including the planned statue of Vell Phillips for the State Capitol.

Submitted on: Mar. 16

Sierra Rooney

Sierra Rooney, Art, authored the article "Commemoration of an Epoch: Monuments to the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States" in Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art published on Wednesday, Nov. 17 by University of Minnesota . The article is part of “Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History,” an initiative funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art that aims to increase access to data-driven methods in American art studies. Focusing on public monuments to women’s suffrage, "Commemorations of an Epoch" offers a picture of the national commemoration of women in the public landscape through interactive features, including ArcGIS maps and full data set.

Submitted on: Nov. 17, 2021

Kathleen Hawkes and Marc Manke

Kathleen Hawkes and Marc Manke, both Art, exhibited "Glitch is the Soul of the Machine" on Sept. 20 in Minneapolis, MN. The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program presents, “Glitch is the Soul in the Machine,” an international traveling exhibition showcasing emergent forms of new media art that playfully reveal the way digital technologies influence our experience of everyday life. The exhibition runs Sept. 20 - Oct. 1, on the third floor of the MCAD main building, and is free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

Submitted on: Sept. 21, 2021

Deborah-Eve Lombard

Deborah-Eve Lombard, Art, received the award for 2021 Distinguished Service Award from Wisconsin Art Education Association. Deborah-Eve was nominated by Lisa Lenarz, Art, for her work on the Truman Lowe Exhibit and related community activities and events. The award will be presented at WAEA's Fall conference, Thursday, October 21st. (WI Location TBD).

Submitted on: May 4, 2021

Mural unveiling coincides with first annual arts event downtown

Alyssa Shurbert-Hetzel and Shelby Phillips each received an Undergraduate Research Grant to serve as apprentices to internationally-known mural artist John Pugh. Pugh is creating La Crosse's first trompe l'oeil (meaning "to deceive the eye") mural, funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The NEA grant made it possible for Alyssa and Shelby to travel twice to Pugh's California studio, where they began their work with him in January. Having recently returned from a Spring Break visit for further work on the mural, Shelby and Alyssa are creating a mural of their own in the Student Gallery (Center for the Arts Room 340). Like John Pugh's murals, theirs is designed to be worked on in the studio, then coated with varnish and adhesive when the completed work is installed in its designated location. Serving as faculty sponsor to Alyssa and Shelby is Jennifer Williams Terpstra.

Two Photography Minors from the UWL Art Department have had their work included in:

Photographer’s Forum Best of College Photography 2011
Magazine for the Emerging Professional


This annual publishes the winners and finalists of Photographer’s Forum’s  College Photography Contest. Congratulations Savanna & Tylor!!

Zachary Morin placed as a finalist in Photographer's Forum magazine's 31st Annual Student Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA. Over 3,500 students from around the world competed! Zachary's photograph will be published in the book Best of College Photography 2011. 

Adam Oldre has been selected as a winner for entering his photograph in the competition for the 1st annual Myrick Hixon EcoPark 2011 Calendar. Adam is currently a sophomore at UWL, majoring in Art.