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Art Gallery

The Nicolet Art Gallery is celebrating a new season with a new look, new exhibits, and new activities. Visit our new gallery in the Northwoods Center featuring a variety of vibrant shows in range of media: painting, photography, fiber art, pottery, and more.

The Nicolet Art Gallery serves as a teaching gallery with Nicolet art classes continuously using the current displays for reference and study. It also serves as a place for professional artists from the Nicolet District and beyond to display their work.



Exhibits and Events


Event 8Nicolet Student Artists

Monday, April 30 – Thursday, May 17

Nicolet students exhibit their drawings, paintings, ceramics, photography, and graphic design projects. The work is the result of a variety of exercises assigned by their instructors. The students are working with foundational principles of art such as composition, contrast, design, color, line, shape, and value. In life-drawing classes, students gain a better understanding of anatomy in order to draw and paint figures.

Raven Totem – oil – Nicolet Instructor Betsy Popp



Event 9Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP)

Tuesday, May 29 – Saturday, June 23
Workshop: Saturday, June 23
Judge and Workshop Presenter: Jaron Childs, painter

Anyone 14 years or older is invited to submit art for this exhibit, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association (WRAA) and Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) of the University of Wisconsin. This show is for artists who are not full-time professionals. It is especially designed for those people who are “emerging” artists, or who might not even call themselves artists. The exhibit culminates in a day-long workshop including a lecture or demonstration and an educational critique. Meritorious work selected from the numerous WRAP exhibits around the state will be displayed at the annual state WRAP exhibit.

Window – oil – Jaron Childs, Rhinelander, WI



Event 10Jim Rowe Retrospective

Monday, July 9 – Friday, August 3

Award-winning Antigo artist Jim Rowe has been involved with art his entire life. For decades, he focused on pottery, but he has an especially deep love of block printing and collage. His influences include the German Expressionist, Latin American, and Folk Art movements among several others. Rowe recently took up the intricate art of paper cutting known as Scherenschnitte, which means “scissor cuts” in German. This retrospective exhibit promises to be a delightful, and spiritually enriching, feast.

The Red Ribbon – collage – Jim Rowe, Antigo, WI



Event 11Fiber F(r)iends

Monday, August 13 – Saturday, September 8
Closing Reception: Saturday, September 8, 2 – 4 pm

A group of twelve nontraditional quilt artists from Northern and North Central Wisconsin display their widely varied fiber creations, twenty-four of which were created in response to two specific challenges in 2017 and 2018. Pieces range in size from potholder-tiny to bed-size large. View works that are dyed, painted, hand-sewn, machine-stitched, fused, and/or embellished, and enjoy the many talents these women share that have expanded their artistic horizons and supported their friendship.

Definitely Not Georgia O’Keefe – fiber – Gale Willcox, Rhinelander, WI


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