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Art Gallery

Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Art from all areas of the region.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.


 

2014 - 2015 Exhibits and Events

 

Northern National27th Annual
Northern National Art Competition

Wednesday, July 23Friday, September 12, 2014
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

 


 

CelebrationGene Mecikalski: Wood Engraving, Lithography, and Woodcuts

Friday, September 19 – Saturday,
October 11, 2014

Experience printmaking at its best with Gene Mecikalski of Mequon, Wisconsin. Gene has been a printmaker since the 1950s. His spirited and engaging work has been displayed in national competitions, won numerous awards, and been widely collected. Gene’s prints are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Library of Congress, and Pennsylvania State University.

Gene Mecikalski "Snowy Egret"


 

Community Paper Found Moments: Painting, Photography, and Sculpture by Sharon Dowis, Sharon Feathers, and Patrick Plunkett

Friday, October 17 – Sunday, November 9, 2014
Reception: November 9,
from 12:30 - 1:30 pm
(Precedes the Nicolet Players The Game's Afoot)

Three Central Wisconsin artists capture the moments we often miss. Award-winning photographer Sharon Dowis, photographer/ painter Sharon Feathers, and metal sculptor/painter Patrick Plunkett use their retirement years to create art that surprises, amuses, and makes us think.

Sharon Feathers "The Blue Door"


 

Bette EbellNathan Wilson: Drawings and Paintings

Thursday, November 13 – Saturday,
December 6, 2014
Meet and Greet Reception: Thursday,
November 13, at 6:30 pm
(Precedes the Nicolet Players
The Game's Afoot)

Nathan Wilson’s enigmatic, imaginative work is representational and primarily figurative. Nathan currently teaches drawing, painting, and art appreciation classes at Nicolet College. He holds a BA in Visual Art from Brigham Young University in Utah and an MFA in Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design in California.

 Nathan Wilson "With Fish"


 

Bette EbellAntigo Visual Arts Association (AVA) Art Guild Member Exhibit

Friday, December 12, 2014 - Saturday, January 31, 2015
Reception: Saturday, January 31, from 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Experience the depth of artistic talent in the Antigo Visual Arts Association (AVA) with an impressive exhibit of mixed-media artwork. AVA members will display their pottery, fine-art photography, fiber art, sgraffito, printmaking, basketry, and custom woodworking, plus watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings. The AVA was founded in 2008 and operates a gallery in Antigo.

Bette Ebel "The Discontent Of Youth"


 

Push PullThe Art Gypsies Trunk Show

Friday, February 6 - Saturday,
March 7, 2015
Reception: Friday, February 6,
from 5:30 - 7 pm
(Precedes "Cajun Strangers")

The Art Gypsies banded together more than 10 years ago with a simple strategy: have art; will travel. Since then, they’ve pioneered shows across the state – often in non-traditional settings. Visit their “camp” at Nicolet Art Gallery to see watercolors, pottery, photography, stained glass, painted furniture, fiber and paper arts, and more.

Jan Zindel


 

Nicolet ArtReverberation: Art Connecting People, Places, and Generations

Thursday, March 12 - Saturday,
April 18, 2015
Reception: Thursday, March 12,
from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
(Precedes Joe Bodensteiner's Travelogue)

Experience the artistic visions of retired physician and fine art photographer Joe Bodensteiner and potter Ingrid Bodensteiner, Joe’s daughter. Joe’s work illustrates his extensive travels and love of the outdoors. Ingrid’s passion for pottery began in high school. Since then, she has studied with master potters in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Japan. Also included in the exhibit are projects by Ingrid’s Lac du Flambeau middle school students.

Ingrid Bodensteiner


 

Nicolet ArtNicolet College Student Art Exhibit

Monday, April 27 - Saturday,
May 16, 2015

Nicolet students exhibit their ceramics, drawing, painting and works-in-progress, including exercises in shading, line drawing, color theory, and basic compositional techniques. The Portfolio Show culminates two years of work for Nicolet students graduating with Graphic Design associate degrees and include computer generated artwork, pen and ink projects, and 3-D assembled products.

Robin Harrison "Winter's Light"


 

Wisconsin Regional Art ProgramWisconsin Regional
Arts Program

Monday, June 1 - Saturday,
June 27, 2015
Workshop: Saturday, June 27

Entry Form Due: May 16
Contact Katy Ralph at kralph@nicoletcollege.edu for an entry form or more information.

Anyone 14 and older is invited to submit work for this exhibit, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association (WRAA) and the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) of the University of Wisconsin. Participants attend a one-day workshop that includes a lecture or demonstration and a critique. Meritorious work selected from the show will be displayed at the annual state WRAP exhibit. WRAP judge and presenter: Daniel Goscha, UW Madison

Jim Savada "First Ice"


 

Northern National28th Annual
Northern National Art Competition

Wednesday, July 22 - Friday, September 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Tuesday,
July 21, at 5 pm

Entry Form Due: May 9
Contact Katy Ralph at kralph@nicoletcollege.edu for an entry form or more information.

The Northern National Art Competition is a juried art exhibition co-sponsored by the Nicolet Art Gallery and the Northern Arts Council. Each year, 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.