Spring 23 in the Galleries

Stephanie Carpenter, Kinship: Belonging, 2019, Letterpress print from wood type

Stephanie Carpenter: Cultivating Community 

Baer Gallery 

January 23 -February 16

Coffee and Pastry Reception: Tuesday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Stephanie Carpenter examines the way we create unique communities. She explores modularity and the use of language related to how we are connected. She earned an MFA from Indiana University and her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally in Australia, Brazil, India, Italy and Japan. 

Object Matters

Godschalx Gallery 

January 23 -February 16

Explorations in clay, wood, and found objects by students in Art 224, Introduction to Sculpture. 

Speculative Futures: Visions from Caregiving Printmakers

Baer Gallery 

February 27 -March 28

Exhibition events: 

March 23, 10 a.m. Bush Art Center: Panel discussion in BAC 130 with artists Katie Ries and Carrie Scanga, and labor historian Jessica Wilkerson. Panel followed by a reception in the gallery.

Speculative Futures is a portfolio of prints that imagine the future of caregiving. All of the participating artists are caregiving printmakers. The portfolio includes an essay by labor historian Jessica Wilkerson. 

Design Localitas

Godschalx Gallery 

February 27 -March 28

Featuring designs by the St. Norbert College Student Design Center.

2023 Senior Art Exhibition

Bush Art Center 

April 11- May 4

Reception: Friday, April 21, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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

Fall 2022 Exhibitions

Painting of a woman playing a trumpet in front of red and white stripes.
Rafael Francisco Salas, Song, 2022, Oil on canvas

Fall 2022, Bush Art Center Galleries

Rafael Francisco Salas: Summer’s End

Baer Gallery, August 29-Sept. 22, 2022, Reception: Sept. 8, 5-7 p.m.

“Summer’s End” imagines a metaphorical change of season. It is an oblique, atmospheric meditation on political and social divides. The landscape emerges as an emotional place rather than a literal one. The county fair at summer’s end is a place of reckoning, full of innocence, and innocence lost.

April Beiswenger: An Advocate for an Imposter

Godschalx Gallery, August 29-October 20, 2022, Reception: Sept. 8, 5-7 p.m.

A mixed media project by April Beiswenger, Associate Professor of Theatre at St. Norbert College.

Aram Han Sifuentes: Let Us Vote! 

Baer Gallery, October 3 – Oct. 27

Exhibition events: Banner Making: Noon to 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 20 (location tbd) Reception: Bush Art Center, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20

Let Us Vote features the work of Aram Han Sifuentes and highlights participation and disenfranchisement in the political process. This exhibition is curated by Brandon Bauer, Associate Professor of Art.

2022-23 Juried Student Art Exhibition

Baer Gallery, November 7- Dec. 2, 2022, Reception: Thursday, November 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

An annual juried exhibition of work by current St. Norbert College students. 

Senior Art Exhibition: Rachel Stover

Godschalx Gallery, November 7- Dec. 2, 2022, Reception: Thursday, November 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

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

Spring 2021 Senior Art Exhibition Artist Talks: Audrey Shreiner, Sophia King, and Grace Beno, Will Donohue, Rebecca Jacques, Olivia Platz, Annicka Rabida, and Neale Tracy

The Senior Art Exhibition is the capstone experience for all art majors. Art Majors produce a body of work around a theme of their choice and exhibit it in the Bush Art Center Galleries. The Spring 2021 Senior Art Exhibition is on display in the Baer and Godschalx Galleries of the Bush Art Center, St. Norbert College through May 5.  In these videos students reflect on their concepts, process, and techniques.

Current Exhibitions

Image: Rebecca Jabs, Painted Turtle, 2020, Watercolor on paper

Rebecca Jabs: Illustrating Nature

Baer Gallery, February 1-March 12

Rebecca Jabs illustrations center on the intersection between art, science, and education. By observing and recording nature through art, we gain a greater understanding of the world and our place within it. This exhibit features works portraying notable species from Wisconsin’s native flora and fauna. Selected illustrations from an upcoming book written by Wisconsin Naturalist John Bates will be on view.

The following exhibition-related events will be open to the SNC community.  Important Note: you need to be logged into your SNC account to access the Zoom meeting. 

Artist’s Talk: Illustrating Nature with Rebecca Jabs
Time: Feb 23, 2021 12:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada). This event is one hour long.

Zoom Meeting link for this event:

Meeting ID: 818 9412 7237
Passcode: 434922

Topic: Workshop with artist Rebecca Jabs
Time: Feb 25, 2021 10:15 AM Central Time (US and Canada). This event is one hour long.

Zoom link for this event:

Meeting ID: 823 2852 5963
Passcode: 433650

“Light doth beguile the shining dark.”

Godschalx Gallery, February 1-March 12

Featuring objects that glow by sisters April Beiswenger, Gina Williams, and Dr. Lisa Beiswenger

2020-21 Juried Student Art Exhibition Awards!

Watch the St. Norbert College art faculty announce the 2020-21 award winners! Awards are:

Three Honorable Mentions, $50 each

Third Place, $75

Second Place, $100

First Place $150

Many thanks to our judge, Nick Patton, who is a senior graphic designer at St. Norbert College and a 2003 alum. He designed the college’s SNC monogram, the Green Knight identity, and the admission marketing materials. He is the creator and host of the Picturebooking Podcast and has published over 150 podcast episodes and two picture books.

Awards announcers are Debbie Kupinsky, Brandon Bauer, Shan Bryan-Hanson, Fr. James Neilson, Brian Pirman, and Katie Ries. Special thanks to Brandon Bauer for filming this video.

Award winners watch for an email from Shan Bryan-Hanson with more information about your award.

Congratulations to the award winners and all the artists who had work selected for the 2020-21 show!

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.


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 .