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.
Gallery hours are listed and the gallery is also open during most Nicolet Live! theatre presentations. The gallery schedules shows each year which function as a learning service to the area's elementary and secondary school students.
In 1988, Nicolet and the Northern Arts Council began hosting the Northern National Art Competition, which draws works from top artists across the country.
2012 - 2013 Exhibits and Events
Fine Art Fiber
Saturday, September 15 -
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Fine Art Fiber Fair:
Saturday, October 6, 10 am - 4 pm
Four artists are highlighted in this rich exhibit of fine art quilts and beadwork. Featured are Sharon Rotz of Mosinee, Pat Gaska of Rothschild, Louise Schotz of Irma, and Gale Willcox of Rhinelander. The Fine Art Fiber Fair is free and open to the public. All fiber artists are invited to participate. Contact Katy Ralph for more information.
Artwork by Sharon Rotz
Jeff Rennicke Photography
Friday, October 12 - Sunday,
November 18, 2012
Reception: Friday, October 12 at 7 pm
Enjoy the presentation of Jeff's travels at 7:30 pm in the Nicolet College Theatre.
Award-winning writer, photographer and Conserve School teacher Jeff Rennicke has river-rafted in China, kayaked the wild rivers of Alaska, hang-glided over North Carolina's Outer Banks, explored the Antarctic Peninsula, and much more. His stunning images, featured in many national magazines, beautifully reflect his travels to the wildest places on earth.
Photo by Jeff Rennicke.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - Thursday, January 17, 2013
Reception: Saturday, January 12 from 2 - 4 pm
View trees in a new light through the eyes of a dozen area artists, all of whom have a deep love of the woods and the natural world around them. Mediums include sculptural woodturning, art quilts, tapestry weaving, mixed media paintings, collage, colored pencil drawing, photography, and poetry.
Whispers of the Ancients - Ojibwe Art & Story
Wednesday, January 23 - Sunday, February 17, 2013
Vibrant aboriginal artwork by Moses (Amik) Beaver and provocative stories by Tamarack Song reimagine traditional legends from around the world. Monsters, heroes, and shapeshifters transport us back to a time when elders told stories to spellbound listeners around the glowing fire. Those stories still speak to us today.
Friday, February 22 -
Monday, March 18, 2013
Reception: March 18 before Ballet Folklorico from 5 - 7 pm
This exhibit of three generations of the Wisconsin-based Steudel family showcases
family patriarch Ted Steudel, who started painting in his 50s; Ted's middle daughter
Andrea Fenner, a pastel artist living in Irma; and granddaughter Shannon Fenner Theilman,
an award-winning photographer from Madison who captures images of landscapes, people,
Artwork by Andrea Fenner
Monday, March 25 -
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Perhaps you've seen Rhinelander artist David Peacock strategically positioned with
his paints, easel, and brushes in various locations around town. This urban landscape
artist has exhibited nationally and his work is included in a number of private and
corporate collections. This retrospective showing spans 20 years of his appealing
drawings and paintings.
Artwork by David Peacock
Nicolet Student Art Exhibit
Friday, April 26 - Saturday, May 18, 2013
Nicolet students exhibit their art and works-in-progress, including exercises in shading, line drawing, color theory, and basic compositional techniques. A Portfolio Show in May culminates two years of work for students graduating with graphic design associate degrees. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.
Wisconsin Regional Art Program
"WRAP" Entry Form Due:
Friday, May 17, 2013
Exhibit: Friday, May 31 to
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Workshop: Saturday, July 6,
9 am - 3 pm (included in entry fee; open to the public for $10)
All artists 14 and older are invited to submit work for this exhibit sponsored by
the non-profit Wisconsin Regional Artists Association (WRAA) and WRAP of the University
of Wisconsin. Participants attend a one-day workshop, which is open to the public,
and includes a lecture or demonstration and a critique. Meritorious work selected
from the WRAP exhibits held around the state will be displayed at the Annual State
Art Exhibit in Madison. Contact Katy Ralph for an entry form.
Artwork by David Kapszukiewicz
Tuesday, July 23 to Saturday,
September 6, 2013
Reception: July 23, 5 pm (tickets are required)
The Northern National Art Competition is a juried art exhibition co-sponsored by the
Nicolet Art Gallery and the Northern Arts Council. Hundreds of artists nationwide
submit works for consideration. The competition showcases a cross-section of contemporary
art in a variety of two-dimensional mediums. The art is always intellectually stimulating
and visually interesting. Music, wine, and a buffet dinner will be followed by the
judge's commentary at the Gala Opening.
Artwork by Josh Waszak