The Annette and Dale Schuh Visiting Artist Endowment supports an annual visit of a visual artist of a significant stature to UW-Whitewater. It offers a transformative visual arts experience to students in the Department of Art and Design.
Friday, March 10, 2023:
Exhibition Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m. at the Crossman Gallery
Artist Lecture and Q&A: 7-8:30 p.m. in the Young Auditorium | Free Tickets
Of Chicken, Myths & Fantasy: It Is Storied Tales Drives Our Dreams
Exhibition in the Crossman Gallery: March 6–23, 2023
Nick Cave is an artist, educator and foremost a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. He visited UW-Whitewater in 2018 with a reception at Crossman Gallery featuring the work of students.
Chicago artist Jordan Mozer engaged with UW-Whitewater students in 2022 with his iteration "Love in the Chroma Zone." This project, which incorporates meditations on genetics and the accelerating transformation of ideas about the gender spectrum and sexual expression, engaged students by assisting Mozer with a variety of two- and three-dimensional artworks and creating a narrative environment.
Jiaduo Li, Zong Gu, Guisheng Wang, Wei Zhen, and Lin Xia Jiang, who were hosted on campus in 2018, painted alongside the Warhawk community. Visiting artists, along with UW-Whitewater faculty, hosted a public outdoor paint-along at the UW-Whitewater prairie restoration area along Schwager Road. The artists taught plein-air painting, an impressionistic style done on location outdoors.
The Art and Design Department hosted Kiki Smith, in March of 2017. Smith, a prolific artist and printmaker, presented a public lecture and spent the week producing original art prints while students used the gallery as a printmaking lab under the direction of faculty members.
Stefan Sagemeister, a New York based artist, visited UW-Whitewater in 2020. The assigment he gave students was "to touch someone's heart." Sagmeister talked to art and design students about choosing an individual to create a personal piece of art from concept to completion for, in a medium of their choice.
A $1 million gift from alumna Annette (Derge) Schuh '71 and her husband Dale supports an annual visit of a visual artist of a significant stature to campus.