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.
2013 - 2014 Exhibits and Events
Domestic Arts of the
Past Century and Photography
by Karen Isebrands Brown
Thursday, September 12 - Saturday, October 5, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12 from 5 - 7 pm
Examine the interplay of beauty and utility. The viewer is invited to appreciate domestic life in earlier times, including its aesthetic dimensions. In an adjacent room in the gallery, re-enter the present through the eyes of award-winning photographer Karen Isebrands Brown, whose colorful images are a delight.
Photo by Karen Isebrands Brown
A Celebration of Costumes and Theatre
Saturday, October 12 - Sunday, November 17, 2013
Kay Anderson's costume designs have enriched the characters of the Nicolet Players for nearly two decades. The Players' long history of fine theatrical productions has included costumes from the 16th century to the present day. Visit the gallery and walk amongst the characters Kay has dressed as they tell you their tale.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - Saturday, January 18, 2014
Closing Reception: Friday, January 17, 2014 from 5 - 7 pm
Through a common medium, a community of students and artists is born. Works are featured in hand papermaking, letterpress, pulp printing, bookmaking, and collage, produced by teachers and students at one of the area's newest art centers – The Mill Paper and Book Arts Center, located in Rhinelander.
Closing reception this Friday, Jan. 17, preceding the WXPR concert by the Duhks, held in the Nicolet College Theatre.
Enjoy demonstrations of letterpress printmaking and papermaking with pulp printing. Try your hand at both processes. The reception also includes a haiku poetry reading at 6 p.m. by The Mill's board member Brent Goodman.
Hand papermaking, letterpress, pulp printing, bookmaking, and collage, produced at The Mill Paper and Book Arts Center in Rhinelander, are featured. Artists include The Mill's board president Debbie Ketchum Jircik; founder Daniel Goscha; visiting artists Sarah Esgro, Drew Matott, and Margaret Mahan; guest instructor Tatiana Ginsberg; and several of The Mill's workshop participants.
Tony G. Conrad
Friday, January 24 – Saturday, February 22, 2014
Wisconsin artist Tony Conrad's paintings combine culturally opposed themes in surprising,
ironic, and humorous ways. A single painting may juxtapose delicate patterns from
Persian wallpaper with macho images found in a hunting magazine. Conrad is currently
a Lecturer of Art at Lawrence University in Appleton.
The Painted Buffalo
Friday, February 28 -
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Reception: Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 5 - 7 pm
Artists Matt Bellisle, Chris Garrity, Joel Nimock, Ryan Priebe, and Stephen Wysocki
are a collective group calling themselves The Painted Buffalo. The name is derived
from a weekend gathering place – Wysocki's home on a bison farm. The exhibit includes both traditional and unconventional works of art.
Painting by: Steven Wysocki
push. pull: conceptual works in fiber, photography,
print, and mixed media
Nicolet College Student Art Exhibit
Wednesday, April 30 - Monday, May 19, 2014
Graphic Design Student Portfolio Show: Tuesday, May 6 from 4 - 6 pm
Nicolet students exhibit their ceramics, drawing, painting 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 Nicolet students graduating with Graphic Design associate degrees. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.
Artwork by: Barb Pratt
"WRAP" Entry Form Due:
Friday, May 16, 2014
Exhibit: Monday, June 2 - Saturday, June 28, 2014
Workshop: Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 9 am - 3 pm
All artists 14 and older are invited to submit work for this exhibit sponsored by the non-profit Wisconsin Regional Artists Association (WRAA) and Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) of the University of Wisconsin. Participants attend a one-day workshop, open to the public, and include 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form.
Artwork by Cindy J Martin
Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5 pm
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 to be considered for inclusion. The competition strives to showcase a cross-section of contemporary art in a variety of two-dimensional mediums. The art is always both intellectually stimulating and visually interesting. Opening Reception: Music, wine, and a light buffet dinner will be followed by the judge's commentary. The reception is free to accepted artists and tickets are required for the general public.
Fiber art by:Valerie Maser-Flanagan