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.
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
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
“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
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!
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.
Due to Covid-19, the Art Galleries will remain closed for the remainder of this academic year. I am very sad to bring you this news but leave you with a few images from the beautiful show we just closed, Negotiating Space. It featured the work of painters Marjorie Mau and Ginnie Cappaert.
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 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 .
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
There are still a few days to catch the November exhibitions, which run through Friday, Dec. 6.
All current SNC students are invited to enter the 2019-20 Juried Student Art Exhibition. The deadline for entries is October 7, 2019. Please see the entry form below for further information. Best of luck!
Click here to download and print the entry form: Juried Student Show Entry Form 2019