Roberta's Art Gallery Exhibits

From a Clearing in the Woods

  • From a Clearing in the Woods takes inspiration from the Wisconsin landscape through traditional, contemporary, and intuitive methods on found or salvaged wood. The work reflects a balance between the observable and the unobservable, the knowable, with reverance for new understandings of timeless experiences through subject matter and material.
  • Artist: Jason Van Roo
  • August 23 - September 11
  • Reception: Sept. 7 • 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Parsing Charm and Romancing Sameness

  • This exhibit features a cohesive group of new work by Wisconsin artist Robert Zondag exploring color, composition and structure. The show will contain pieces with the subjects of rural landscapes and flower arrangements using a variety of art media including watercolor, acrylic, handmade prints and collage.
  • September 14 - October 6
  • Reception: Sept. 21 • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

More Sights Often Seen, Rarely Noticed

  • From Massachusetts to Milwaukee to Denver to the small towns in Colorado and out to San Francisco, the exhibit, “More Sights Often Seen, Rarely Noticed,” depicts places and things many people see every day, but don’t truly “see.” Typically including bright sunlight and deep shadows, Shelley Smith, captured these subjects for their history, irony, isolation and/or beauty, using a limited palette of luscious, complementary oil colors.
  • Artist: Shelley Smith
  • October 11 - 30
  • Reception: Oct. 12 • 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Back in the World: A Living Legacy of Vietnam, WWII, and Korea Through the Lens of Jim Gill

  • The Wisconsin War Stories exhibit features James Gill’s portraits of Wisconsin veterans who shared their personal stories in Wisconsin Public Television’s award-winning Wisconsin War Stories documentaries. The WPT documentary series’ highlight the stories of Wisconsin veterans who fought in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Gill’s portraits give insight into the experiences of these veterans and forcefully remind us why these stories should never be forgotten. Watch the Wisconsin War Stories films at
  • Photographer: Jim Gill
  • November 1 - 13
  • Reception: Nov. 10 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

25 Years of Alleys and Ruins

  • For over 25 years Xavier Nuez has explored bleak urban settings late at night. He carries a 50 year old film camera and many battery powered colored lights. He’s run from street gangs, been accosted by crazed drug addicts, and has had guns pointed at him. It’s a determined effort to create beauty where none should exist… and to dignify what has been rejected. The New York Times has called Nuez's Alleys & Ruins series a masterpiece.
  • Photographer: Xavier Nuez
  • November 16 - December 20
  • Reception: Nov. 16 • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Old Main Lane Exhibits (UC Second Floor)

Images of Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Artist: Dr. Charles Cottle
  • September 27 - October 20
  • Reception: October 18 • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Homecoming Steering Committee: Creating Spirit and Celebration since 1989

  • October 26 - November 24

Beyond the Ether

  • Artist: DeJuan Mason
  • November 30 - December 15
  • Reception: December 6 • 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • UC 275B

Roberta's Art Gallery entrance

Roberta's Art Gallery exhibition

Roberta's Art Gallery workshop

Roberta's Art Gallery painting workshop