Exhibitions

ArtStart’s exhibitions are unique, professional and exciting—it is our goal 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 contemporary art to historical and cultural collections.

2022 Exhibitions

Free-For-Wall, Community Art Exhibition: "Water"

January 20 - February 5

This year's Community Art Exhibition is themed Water to inspire reflection and discussion of the importance and quality of water in our community.  The annual Free-For-Wall gives local artists the opportunity to show their work in a professional gallery setting.  Over 45 local artists submitted work to be shown in this year’s exhibit with mediums ranging from painting to photography to sculpture.  ArtStart is proud to serve our community with exhibits like this one.  Visit the galleries now until February 5th for your opportunity to view the seemingly limitless talent of our community members.  Galleries are open Thursday through Friday 11am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-2pm and you can always call to schedule a visit, 715-362-4328

School District of Rhinelander K-12 Art Exhibition

February 10 - February 26

Celebrate and view artwork created by students in the Rhinelander School District, grades K-12. Student work consists of a variety of media including paintings, drawings, prints, collage, ceramic sculpture, and mixed media. GFWC Rhinelander Woman's Club Student Writing Contest submissions will also be on display.

Spring Season:

March 10 - May 7

Stevens Street Gallery featuring artist: Jes Zange

Exhibition Title: Point A to Point B

Exhibition Description: Jes Zange's latest exhibition comprises a study of her fiber and painting journey.  Trained as a painter, Jes desired a way to combine her love of fiber with her expressive painting style.  This collection of work encapsulates her growth in the process of executing her vision.

Glass Gallery featuring artist: Rosy Petri

Exhibition Title: Myths of Creation
Exhibition Description: A collection of illustrated interviews conducted with visual and performing artists during Rosy's 2019-2020 residency at the Pfister Hotel.

Summer Season:

May 19 - August 6

Curator: Debra Ketchum Jircik

Exhibition Title: Living Blues, Japan to the Midwest

Exhibition Description: A collection of national and internationally recognized traditional Japanese Indigo Dye artists filling both the Stevens Street and Glass Gallery spaces.  Follow Living Blues Indigo on Instagram.

Fall Season:

August 18 - October 29

Curator: Gabriela Marvan

Exhibition Title: Cercano

"Cercano" (in Spanish) means closer to, or way to say together.  When a person is closer to you, like a family member or a closer friends, we call that person a cercano or cercana.  That word can refer to a closer distance, but also to be closer even though we are not in the same space.  The Mexican Folk Art Collective is a project that started when COVID hit the world.  It is a small group of artists from different towns in Mexico and Mexican artists living in the USA.

Glass Gallery featuring artist: Karen Kunc

Exhibition Title: Creative Destruction, the Woodcut Prints of Karen Kunc

An exhibition that features the reduction woodcut prints of Karen Kunc, from Lincoln, Nebraska.  She uses multiple blocks that are each carved then printed onto paper, then carved and printed again up to 8-10 stages, in an evolutionary process.  Using selective inking and transparent-to-opaque ink qualities the prints are brilliantly colorful nature-based abstractions that reveal metaphoric meanings.

Winter Season:

November 10 - January 14

Stevens Street Gallery featuring: TBA

While ArtStart has been excited to welcome works from the Museum of Russian Art, in Minneapolis, MN at this time we are putting that plan on hold.  We will announce a new exhibition soon.

Glass Gallery featuring artist: Louise Engelbrecht

Exhibition Title: Remembering Louise Engelbrecht

A memorial exhibition to celebrate the life of Northwoods artists Louise Engelbrecht.