Carving Studies – Birch/Milk Paint – Julie Benda

Nicolet Art Gallery

A new Northwoods art experience

The Nicolet Art Gallery focuses on integrating arts throughout the college and into the community.

A new Northwoods art experience highlights collaborations with local non-profits, public art on campus, social gatherings, and dynamic conversations. 

Upcoming Events

Visit the Gallery

The Nicolet Art Gallery in the Northwoods Center is featuring a variety of vibrant shows in a wide range of media: painting, photography, fiber art, pottery, and more. The 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.

The is gallery located in the Northwoods Center at Nicolet College. The Northwoods Center is the first building on the right as you make your way through the loop (College Drive) off Hwy G. You can park in the parking lot across the road or designated parking spaces on the road, if available. We look forward to seeing you!

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Cardinal sitting on vase with strawberries at the base

32ND ANNUAL NORTHERN NATIONAL ART COMPETITION

September 26 – November 15, 2019

Three $1,000 Awards of Excellence
Awards totaling more than $8,500

The Northern National Art Competition is a juried art exhibition co-sponsored by the Nicolet College Art Gallery and the Northern Arts Council. Each year, hundreds of artists nationwide submit work 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 exciting. This year, our judge is Scott Stulen, Director and President of Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Artwork: Cardinal & Lace • oil on panel • Rebecca Korth • Marshfield, Wisconsin
2018 Special Merit Award

PUBLIC ART ON CAMPUS

Enjoy featured art on campus all year long. 

TEXTILE ART BY TAKAYUKI ISHII

Featured at the Lakeside Center

Takayuki Ishii runs an indigo dyeing workshop in the mountainous area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. Using traditional techniques and material of Japanese indigo dyeing, Ishii grows, harvests, and processes his own plants to make the dye vat. He is also skilled in various resist techniques used to dye threads for weaving and whole cloth including Shibori and Katazome. His decision to follow a traditional path of dyeing was inspired by his concerns about sustainability and processes that would not threaten the environment. Ishii’s textiles will be displayed during the fall and winter of 2019. 
Image above, courtesy of Takayuki Ishi

FAKE SONGS FOR FAKE ALBUM COVERS

Featured campus-wide

This project began on a whim when musician Nate Sheppard received a text from his brother, Daniel. It was a custom-made image of a fake album cover that Daniel designed out of boredom. Naturally, a fake album cover needs fake music to go with it and thus Fake Songs for Fake Album Covers was born. Originally intended to be merely a bizarre creative outlet for the artists, it was only the start of what was to become a large multimedia project spanning genres and giving artists the opportunity to improve their crafts. The project now consists of over 10 album covers and songs, and is a case study in the value of simply creating something. Discover this project throughout campus during the 2019-2020 academic year.

REFLECTIONS PHOTOGRAPHY

Featured campus-wide

In the summer of 2019, Headwaters Photography Club spent time on the Nicolet Campus observing the flora and fauna of our beautiful Northwoods home. These images will be printed in large format and displayed on the windows of campus buildings throughout the fall and winter of 2019.  

Community Art

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29
UWSP Treehaven Campus & Downtown Rhinelander

UWSP Treehaven Campus & Downtown Rhinelander Nicolet College joins ArtStart, the Rhinelander District Library, and the University of Wisconsin Continuing Studies Division to host The School of the Arts; three days of art classes ranging from printmaking to poetry led by artists from across the region. Open to artists of all levels.  www.ArtStartRhinelander.org

CULTURE TAP

An innovative partnership between Nicolet College, ArtStart, and the School District of Rhinelander will bring international and regional artists to the Northwoods offering community education and elementary artist residencies with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering,  Art, and Mathematics) focus. Culture Tap’s first artist is Takayuki Ishii, Japanese indigo dye artisan.

More featured artists will be announced fall of 2019.

ARTIST TALK

Tuesday, September 24, 5-7 pm, Nicolet College Theatre
Searching for Sustainable Blues Across Culture Discussion with Takayuki Ishii and local artist Debbie Jircik.

PROJECT NORTH  

Thursday, September 26 – Saturday, September 28
Downtown Rhinelander Nicolet College, ArtStart, WXPR Community Radio, and The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to gather in downtown Rhinelander for the first year of this dynamic festival that will showcase the local artistic community, regional musicians, appreciation for the captivating Northwoods environment, and the efforts of cultural development and sustainability. www.projectnorth.org

 

Lounge Nights

Join us as we transform the Northwoods Center into a dynamic space for fun, friendship, and a relaxing night out. View the current art on display, enjoy refreshments, and listen to music from WXPR celebrity DJs. Each evening is designed around a different theme from our favorite eras.

Lounge Night Lineup

SWINGTOWN 40s NIGHT
Thursday, October 24 Northwoods Center Lounge 5-7 pm 

BREAKFAST CLUB 80s NIGHT
Thursday, January 16 Northwoods Center Lounge 5-7 pm

SUMMER OF LOVE 60s NIGHT
Thursday, March 12 Northwoods Center Lounge 5-7 pm

STUDENTS CHOICE KARAOKE 
Thursday, April 23 Northwoods Center Lounge 5-7 pm

Contact Us

Nicolet Art Gallery
P: 715.365.4556  |  800.544.3039 ext 4556

E: mchilds@artstartrhinelander.org

M - F: 8 am - 4 pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays

 

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