Art Gallery: Exhibitions
40th Annual Juried Show
April 19 – May 18
Opening Reception: April 19th 5-8pm
In this year’s 40th Annual Juried Exhibition, Milwaukee student artists present work in a variety of mediums. This exhibition will be juried by professionals who will award prizes to exhibiting artists at the opening reception. This exciting annual event showcases the best work of local, emerging student artists from universities and colleges in the Milwaukee metro area.
This year’s Jurors are: Brad Bernard, Lynn Shumow, and special guest!
Are you a college student in the Milwaukee area and thinking about entering the your work in the exhibition? Click here for Call for Entry info!
First Year Exhibition
April 5 – April 12
Opening Reception: April 5th 5-8pm
The First Year Program in Art and Design at Peck School of the Arts, UWM provides all first-year art students with a broad background in basic drawing, 2-D and 3-D concepts, and the digital arts. It also helps them develop an understanding of contemporary art practice and exposure to various major options. The first year is a time of artistic and personal development during which students choose their areas of concentration and begin to see themselves becoming practitioners in their fields.
Each year the First Year Program faculty selects a theme around which instructors may link assignments and readings. This year's theme is ‘Art and Community’. It is our belief that by exploring this theme and our own layers of community we become more engaged as citizens and individuals as well as more true to our individual and collective voices as artists and designers in society.With their first year of reflection upon this theme coming to a close, we present the students’ creative findings in a variety of media and approaches and united as a First Year community.
Cosponsored by PSOA department of Art & Design
Images of Labor
March 21 – March 29
Opening Reception: March 21 5-8pm
Closing Reception: March 28 5-7
Artist talks: March 22-23 9am-5pm
Full schedule below
Uprisings: Images of Labor is a collaborative and interactive printmaking exhibition based upon themes of labor, brought to the Union Art Gallery by the committed artists of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. The exhibit features an interactive print factory and a fascinating, two-day series of artist lectures in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference taking place throughout Milwaukee March 20th through 23rd.
Justseeds Artist talks - ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, March 22
9-9:40am - Pete Yahnke Railand ( Milwaukee, Justseeds) - "changing Landscapes: The Friends of the Orphan Signs, New Mexico"
9:50-10:30am - Dylan A. T. Miner (East Lansing, MI, Justseeds) - "Welcoming Practices, Practicing Welcome: Socially Engaged Art in and with Indigenous Communities"
10:40-11:20am - Favianna Rodriguez (Oakland, CA, Justseeds) - Migration Now! How Artists are Engaging in the Fight for Migrant Rights"
11:30am-12:10pm - Roger Peet (Portland, OR, Justseeds) - "Printernational: Collaborations and Print Projects for Ecology and Solidarity in Indonesia and Democratic Republic of Congo"
12:20-1pm - Colin Matthes (Milwaukee, Justseeds) - "Essential Knowledge: A Series of Instructional Posters Teaching Basic Skills for Success in Challenging Situations"
1:10-1:50pm - Nicolas Lampert (Milwaukee, Justseeds, UWM) - "Justseeds and Iraq Veterans Against the War Collaborating with printmaking, street art and mud stencils"
2-2:40pm - Lane Hall/Lisa Moline (Milwaukee, UWM) - "The Overpass Light Brigade: A View from the Bridges"
2:50-3:30pm - Shaun Slifer (Pittsburgh, Justseeds) - "I Brake for Historical Markers: Some Strategies for Asserting Our Histories on Permanent Chunks of Metal"
3:40-4:20pm - Meredith Stern (Providence, Justseeds) - "Hear Us Roar: Surviving Contemporary Patriarchy through Creative Subversion"
4:30-5:20pm - Kevin Caplicki and Josh MacPhee (Brooklyn, Justseeds) - "Exploring the Relationships Between Cultural Production and Social Movements: The Interference Archive in Brooklyn"
Saturday, March 23
9-10am - Jesse Graves (Milwaukee) (Workshop) - Mud Stencils: Eco-graffiti How-to Workshops"
10-10:40am - Josh MacPhee (Brooklyn, Justseeds) - "Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture"
10:50-11:30 - Erik Ruin (Providence, Justseeds) - "What Does Utopia Look Like?"
11:40am-12:20pm - Drew Cameron (San Francisco, Iraq Veterans Against the War) - "The Combat Paper Project: Paper, Pulp, and G.I. Rights to Heal"
12:30-1:10pm - Kim Cosier (Milwaukee, UWM) - "Kids Talk Back!: Toward a Radical Rethinking of Art Education"
1:20-2:00pm - Mary Tremonte (Pittsburgh/Toronto, Justseeds) - "Bandana as Signifier: Where Hanky Code, Labor, and Migrant Rights Meet"
2:10-2:40pm - Bec Young (Pittsburgh, Justseeds) - "Printmaking Health: Stretching 101 for Printmakers"
2:50-3:30pm - Paul Kjelland (Milwaukee, Public House, Riverwest 24) - "Visualizing Community Engagement: Graphic and Cultural Organizing in Milwaukee"
3:40-4:20pm - Favianna Rodriguez (Oakland, CA, Justseeds) - "Cultural Organizing 101: Workshop for Organizers on How to Design Graphics for Movements"
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 24 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. Visitors of Uprisings: can expectprint editions based upon the theme of labor to hang from the sky, as individual and collaborative work occurs on the ground. Justseeds artists, the Combat Paper Project, and guest artists will be included in the exhibition as well as the two-day schedule of artists’ talks about art and activism. All talks are free and open to the public.
Exploring the Arctic Circle
January 25th – March 8th
Opening Reception: January 25th 5-8pm
Panel Discussion: Arctic Circle Expedition: January 25th 7pm
SEPTENTRION explores the work of seven participants of The Arctic Circle artist residency. The residency brings together artists, scientists, architects, and interdisciplinary collaborators annually for a three-week assembly of innovation in an unlikely setting: the tall ship 'Antigua' in the Arctic.
What transpires during the residency is a deluge of cross-cultural immersion and inspiration from both a diverse team of collaborators and a transcendent location unlike any most individuals will ever witness. With photography and video, sculpture and prints, SEPTENTRION offers us a pioneering peek into the northern extremity of the world in which we live.
Panel Discussion at 7 pm featuring: Robert Platt (Ann Arbor, MI), Derek Coté (Detroit, MI), and Stephen Hilyard (Madison, WI)