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ArtStart’s exhibitions are unique, professional and exciting—it is our mission to challenge, educate and delight our visitors.  ArtStart has exhibited collections from The Museum of Russian Art and  Finlandia University Gallery, as well as the work of renowned artists like T.L. Solien, Esther Bubley and others. All exhibitions are selected by our Exhibition Team and range from  work from contemporary artists to historical and cultural collections.



ArtStart 2019 Exhibition Season


March 7-May 11

The Art of Haiti  | Selected work from Waterloo Center for the Arts’ Haitian Collection
Curated by Kent Shankle, Director WCA
The Waterloo Center for the Arts began collecting art from Haiti in 1977 and is recognized as the largest public collection of Haitian Art in the world with more than 1,500 pieces.
And Selected work by Haitian-American artist, Johanne Benoit
Opening Reception and Artist Talks: March 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Admission by Donation




May 23-August 10

LayersNew Work by Phillip Faulkner
Faulkner produces work that melds the digital and tangible, bridges technology and tradition, and attempts to create imagery that is both new and nostalgic.
Opening Reception and Artist Talks: June 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Admission by Donation





August 22-November 2

The Masters’ Apprentices | The Nemeth Art Center’s Gabor and Edith Nemeth Study Collection
The collection includes early European paintings, some of which date back to the 16th Century painted by students of well-known masters like Rembrandt, Rubens and Bosch.
Opening Reception and Artist Talks: August 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Admission by Donation





Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way | In cooperation with the Mexican Consulate of Milwaukee
This photography collection captures marriage of artists, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits, and was celebrated internationally as an emblem of Mexican national and indigenous traditions. Diego Rivera was the most visible figure in Mexican muralism, a large-scale public-art initiative in the 1920s.   Closing Reception and Artist Talks: October 26| 5-7 p.m. | Admission by Donation




November 14-January 18, 2020

 Agraria | Painting by Craig Blietz
Craig Blietz’s paintings express his feelings for what he strongly believes is a materially and graphically pleasing part of the broad American landscape. His aesthetic represents a humble, genuine, hardworking and well designed existence.
Opening Reception and Artist Talks: November 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Admission by Donation




Revisionist Histories | Meghan Sullivan, Ceramicist
A series of figurative ceramic sculptures inspired by Greek and Roman classical sculpture. Her work speaks to the quiet, intimate moments that occur in our lives.
Opening Reception and Artist Talks: November 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Admission by Donation



ArtStart 2020 Exhibition Season


January 23 – February 8

Free for Wall  | Community Exhibition

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Closing reception: February 8, 2020 | 5-7 p.m.| Admission by Donation


February 12 – 29

School District of Rhinelander  | Student Exhibition


March 5 – May 9

Martin Rowe | Details coming soon

Daniel Fleming | Details coming soon


May 21 – August 8

Ken Vogel | Details coming soon

Julie VonDerVellen | Details coming soon


July 2 – 31

Neighbors Past & Present | German Immigration


August 20 – October 31

Andrea Carlson | Details coming soon

Andy Messerschmidt | Details coming soon


November 12 – January 18

Kendra Bulgrin | Details coming soon

Les Klug | Details coming soon


Application for consideration to exhibit at ArtStart

ArtStart is always looking for emerging and established artists who demonstrate a clear understanding of contemporary arts practice. Collections of historical or cultural significance will also be considered.

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