Forging a connection between science and art 

Art kudos

Kathleen Hawkes, Lisa Lenarz, Jonathan Borja, Joseph Anderson, Mary Leonard and Gregory Parmeter

Kathleen Hawkes and Lisa Lenarz, both Art; Jonathan Borja, Music; and Joseph Anderson, Mary Leonard and Gregory Parmeter, all Theatre Arts; presented "various workshops in art, music and theatre" at Arts Day 2019 on Monday, Nov. 4 in La Crosse, WI. Faculty from the School of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) presented workshops on stage makeup, photography, graffiti art, musical theatre and stage combat to area high school students who attended the all day Arts Day event at UWL.

Submitted on: Nov. 4, 2019

Brad Nichols

Brad Nichols, Art, presented "Guinea Pig" at Meta-Formation Experiments and Rituals on April 1, 2019 in Cookeville, TN. Exhibition runs March 14-July 19, 2019

Submitted on: Mar. 19, 2019

Bradley Nichols

Bradley Nichols, Art, presented "Plant Form Study #1," "Plant Form Study #2," and "Showy Milkweed (ode to Blossfeldt)" at Bloom at Sykes Gallery on Mar. 25, 2019 in Millersville, PA. Bloom evokes thoughts of all things fresh, new, and blossoming. The floral theme encompasses notions of opening and unfolding to reach maturity. This show includes lush and vibrant work from artists working in a variety of media and showing a great range of experimentation in the material process.

Submitted on: Mar. 25, 2019

Kathleen Hawkes

Kathleen Hawkes, Art, presented "Sea Legs" at Rochester Community & Technical College Art Gallery on Mar. 25, 2019 in Rochester, MN.

Submitted on: Mar. 25, 2019

Bradley Nichols and Barrett Klein

Barrett Klein, Biology, and Bradley Nichols, Art, presented "Hidden ubiquity: celebrating the tiny majority" at the North Campus Research Complex on Feb. 21, 2019 in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. The exhibit runs Jan. 25-May 3 and celebrates the diversity of insects. Art pieces include collaborations with Bradley Nichols, Art and members of the Pupating Lab, Sienna Miller, Aidan Karlsson.

Submitted on: Feb. 21, 2019

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.

UWL All-Student Exhibit award winners named March 9, 2014

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.