James R. Connor University Center

Roberta's Art Gallery

Welcome to Roberta's Art Gallery! The gallery is currently open to the public Monday-Friday and is hosting exhibits in-person.


  • Reception: Tuesday, February 7 • 6:00 pm
    • Light refreshments provided
  • Artist: Jerry Jordan
  • Jordan works in the style of Contemporary Realism and is a painter and a children’s book illustrator whose artistic role models are the unsung artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Jordan’s exhibit Life in Light and Shadow consists of oil on canvas.
  • Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in art and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in art education from UW-Whitewater. Find out more about the artist at http://artistjerryjordan.com/
  • View the exhibit preview HERE

  • All exhibits and receptions are FREE and open to the public.
  • Attending certain events can earn students class credit.
  • If you would like to exhibit in Roberta’s Art Gallery, please contact us for a proposal request.
  • Reception: Tuesday, March 7 • 6:00 pm
    • Light refreshments provided
  • In collaboration with the Office of Global Experiences
  • The Office of Global Experience’s Adventures Abroad exhibit is the 10th Annual Photo Exhibition from UW-Whitewater’s study abroad program. It showcases photographs taken by students abroad, and includes cityscapes and landscapes of important sites from Japan, Spain, and other countries around the globe.

  • All exhibits and receptions are FREE and open to the public.
  • Attending certain events can earn students class credit.
  • If you would like to exhibit in Roberta’s Art Gallery, please contact us for a proposal request.
  • Reception: Tuesday, April 18 • 6:00 pm
    • Light refreshments provided
  • Artist: Ben Orozco
  • Orozco’s exhibit, in honor of Earth Month, and in collaboration with UW-W Sustainability, will feature work that challenges the way we see farming and the flattening of landscapes. His Walled Garden exhibit features concepts of monocultures as stripes, grids, and circles. He uses cut paper, bent neon, and engraved glass.
  • Ben Orozco has his bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration on neon/glass, graphic design, and sculpture from UW-Madison. Find out more about the artist at https://benorozco.com/

  • All exhibits and receptions are FREE and open to the public.
  • Attending certain events can earn students class credit.
  • If you would like to exhibit in Roberta’s Art Gallery, please contact us for a proposal request.
  • Reception: Wednesday, May 3 • 5 pm
    • Light refreshments provided
  • Artist: John F. Simon Jr.
  • Simon’s TBD: Software Art exhibit is taking place in collaboration with UW-Whitewater’s Media Arts and Game Development and he will be the keynote speaker for the MAGD Expo on May 3, 2023.
  • Simon is a New York based multimedia and digital software artist who creates computational artwork. Simon has his Master of Fine Arts in Computer Art where he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has over 30 years of experience with solo and group exhibitions and has been featured in numerous articles, books, and publications. Fine out more about the artist at http://www.numeral.com/

  • All exhibits and receptions are FREE and open to the public.
  • Attending certain events can earn students class credit.
  • If you would like to exhibit in Roberta’s Art Gallery, please contact us for a proposal request.

November 30, 2022-January 11, 2023: The Art of Becoming

November 1-22, 2022: UW-W Veteran Services Tattoos: Stories of Service

October 4-27, 2022: We Keep Us Safe

Gallery Purpose

To collaborate with campus departments, student organizations and community groups in coordinating and sponsoring exhibits.

Inspire individuals to explore their creativity and share their stories.

The Story of Roberta Avonn Fiskum

Donors: Robert and Yvonne Fiskum

Whether it was pottery, handwork, or graphic design, art played a large part in Roberta’s life, finally culminating with a graphic arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. At the time of her death, Roberta was an organist at Fontana Church, playing her last concert on July 4, 1993. A scholarship in the field of art and design has been established in her memory. Her mentor, UW-Whitewater art professor Amy Arntson, described Roberta as “an extremely creative, talented individual whose work showed a special sensitivity and intelligence.” It was the lifetime goal of Roberta to own an art gallery; therefore, her parents Robert and Yvonne Fiskum have funded this student art gallery in her memory. 

Contact and Hours

Spring Semester:

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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(262) 472-3193
ucart@uww.edu

University Center Rm. 158
190 Hamilton Green Way
Whitewater, WI 53190