Fall 2020 Exhibition Schedule

2020 Senior Art Exhibition Invitational 

August 24 -October 2

Senior art majors from the class of 2020 were invited to participate in this postponed Senior Art Exhibition (the show last spring was cancelled due to Covid-19). The art and design on exhibition was created in their final year at St. Norbert College. 

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

October 12-Nov. 20

This exhibition features work by current St. Norbert College students.

Hours of Operation (during exhibitions):

The Galleries will be open, with reduced hours, to the campus community beginning August 24. We are sorry that we cannot be open to the general public at this time. We will post new hours as soon as that changes. Learn more about SNC’s response to Covid-19 here

Gallery hours (for campus only) beginning August 24, 2020: 

Monday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

March Exhibitions

Red, Green & Gray, 8
Marjorie Mau, Red, Green & Gray, 8, Oil and cold wax on wood
Silence of Nature
Ginnie Cappaert, Silence of Nature, Oil and cold wax on wood

March will be here soon and we have some exciting exhibitions planned in the Bush Art Center!

Negotiating Space: Recent Work by Ginnie Cappaert and Marjorie Mau

This exhibition features paintings by Wisconsin artists Ginnie Cappaert and Marjorie Mau. Both artists employ the use of cold wax as they explore abstraction and landscape in their paintings. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m.

(Re)Fashioned

This exhibition explores solutions to the fast fashion crisis, as envisioned by the students participating in (Re)Fashion, an Honors Tutorial at St. Norbert College.

Tarot Nouveau

Tarot Nouveau features a selection of paintings SNC Art Education major, Hailey Buss, created as part of a set of tarot cards. She received a Collaborative Research Grant from the St. Norbert College Collaborative for Undergraduate Research in support of this work.

All three exhibitions run from March 2 – April 1, 2020 . 

 

Spring 2020 Exhibitions

Anthropogenic landscape (Fire and Ice)
Brandon Bauer, Still from Anthropogenic Landscape (Fire and Ice), 2019, Two-channel film

Fragments of the Acceleration–A Project by Brandon Bauer

Jan. 27 – Feb. 21, Baer and Godschalx Galleries 

This exhibition explores the atomic origins of what has been referred to as the Great Acceleration of the Anthropocene and the urgency of the climate crisis. The work was created during the artist’s 2019 sabbatical. 

Related events:

Consensus, Civility, and Polarization in the Climate Change Debate, Thursday, Feb. 6, 5-6 p.m., Bush Art Center 130

The 2019-20 Killeen Fellows, Brandon Bauer, Angel Saavedra Cisneros, & Wendy Scattergood, offer a presentation addressing this year’s Killeen Lecture theme “Must We Speak? Civic Responsibility in Times of Polarization”. The presentation will address the scientific consensus, civility, and political polarization in the debates about climate change.

Reception to follow the panel discussion, Feb. 6, 6-7:30 p.m., Bush Art Center Galleries

Negotiating Space: Recent paintings by Ginnie Cappaert and Marjorie Mau

March 2 – April 1, Baer Gallery

Reception: Friday, Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m.

Featuring recent paintings by Wisconsin artists Ginnie Cappaert and Marjorie Mau. Both artists employ the use of cold wax as they explore abstraction and landscape in their paintings. 

 

(Re)Fashioned

March 2- April 1, Godschalx Gallery 

This exhibition explores solutions to the fast fashion crisis, as envisioned by the students participating in (Re)Fashion, an Honors Tutorial. 

 

Senior Art Exhibition

April 14 – May 8, Bush Art Center Galleries 

Reception, Friday, April 17, 5-7 p.m.

The Senior Art Exhibition is the capstone experience for all St. Norbert College art majors.   

October and November in the Galleries

October and November saw much good art in the Art Galleries.  Material Worlds was featured in the Baer Gallery in October and filled with still life paintings by Cassie Marie Edwards and ceramic sculptures by Craig Clifford.

Cassie
Material Worlds, Baer Gallery 
Craig
Material Worlds, Baer Gallery

The Godschalx Gallery featured the exhibition, Plywood by Post. Project organizer, Katie Ries, Associate Professor of Art, St. Norbert College, invited artists to join her in a collaborative mail art project.  The artists shipped thin pieces of birch plywood to each other, once a month, adding to each panel when it was in their possession.

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Plywood by Post, Godschalx Gallery 

The 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition was featured in the Baer Gallery in November.  The exhibition included works by seventeen current St. Norbert College students.  Awards were juried by curator, artist, and owner of the James May Gallery, Kendra Bulgrin. This year’s winners were: 1st Place, Hailey Buss, for the painting Celebration, 2nd Place, Megan Huth for the sculpture, Jumbo Avo, and 3rd Place, Bridget Van Beckum for the pattern design, Mallard Ducks.  Honorable Mention Awards went to Hailey Bush for Freshwater Fish of North America, Rhiannon Cooper for Great Grandmother, and Noah Fidlin for Birdhouse.

An image of work in a gallery.
Baer Gallery, 2019 Juried Student Art Exhibition

Also on exhibit in October was 6×880=One, a collaborative project by students in Art 389, Aesthetic Rites and Rituals, taught by Fr. James Neilson. Each student created a piece that in length is one sixth of a mile, collectively making the work in the gallery one mile long.

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6 x 880 = ONE, Godschalx Gallery

There are still a few days to catch the November exhibitions, which run through Friday, Dec. 6.

 

September in the Bush Art Center

An image of the a gallery wall hung salon style with works of art
Baer Gallery, Why We Collect Exhibition

Welcome to the start of a new academic year!

In the Bush Art Center, we’ve opened the year with two exciting exhibitions.  Why We Collect, in the Baer and Permanent Collection Galleries, features work from the St. Norbert College Art Collection as well as the chance for visitors to purchase art out of the Art for All vending machine. April Beiswenger: “In collateral light must I be comforted”, in the Godschalx Gallery, navigates the intersection between clothing, technology, and the art of perception. Both exhibitions run through September 21, 2019.

Gallery image featuring mannequins with clothing designs on them, including hand-sewn dress jackets and tutus
Godschalx Gallery, April Beiswenger Exhibition,

 

Tubular knitted sculptural rope-like forms, in red and orange, hanging in a gallery.
Work by artist Jean Stamsta that was gifted to the art collection at St. Norbert College by Jean and Duane Stamsta and Kohler Foundation, Inc., in the Why We Collect exhibition.

 

A snack vending machine full of works of art.
A vending machine full of art curated by Katie Ries. Everything is for sale for $5 or less.

 

A bubble vending machine full of stickers.
A vending machine full of stickers featuring awesome women. Curated by April Beiswenger and located in the Bush Art Center lobby.

September Exhibitions, August 26 – September 21

Welcome to our 2019-20 season!  We’re kicking off the year with a celebration of creative work on campus.  Why We Collect, in the Baer and Permanent Collection galleries, features work from the St. Norbert College Permanent Collection.  After taking a look at some of the works collected by St. Norbert College, you’ll have the opportunity to add to, or start, your own collection with a purchase from the Art for All vending machine. The vending machine, curated by Katie Ries, Associate Professor of Art at St. Norbert College, offers the opportunity to purchase art for $5 or less. 

The Godschalx Gallery features April Beiswenger: “In collateral light must I be comforted”, an exhibition that navigates the intersection between clothing, technology, and the art of perception. April Beiswenger is Associate Professor of Theatre at St. Norbert College. 

During these exhibitions, which run from August 26 – Sept. 21, we encourage visitors to enjoy a self-directed exercise in Slow Looking.   A guide to this practice will be available in the gallery.  Also, join us for fun activities in the Bush Art Center during the campus-wide SNC Day event on Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.