**All Union Art Gallery exhibitions are FREE and open to the public**

Sneak Peek: A Look at Private Collections

January 23 – February 17

Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 5-7pm
Collectors Panel: Friday, February 10, 6pm

Sneak Peek: A Look at Private Art Collections provides an intimate look into the artwork of ten Milwaukee area private collections. Sneak Peek showcases the unique and various ways in which these local collectors began their own collections, as well as how their interests and beliefs influence their personal collections. Collecting original artwork does not need to be expensive or precious, but can support artists and reflect what is important to you. Come hear all the different ways these collectors have gathered art and find ways to begin your own art collection.

Exhibiting collectors: Sequoia Blackwell, Debra Brehmer, Portia Cobb, Josie Osborne & Kim Cosier, Carole Grgich, Keith Nelson, Paul & Laura Phelps, Sandy Robinson, Jan Serr & John Shannon, and Della Wells.

(artist credit: Jan Serr)


The 44th Annual Juried Show

February 24 – March 17

Opening Reception: Friday, February 24, 5-8pm / Awards announcement, 7pm

In this year’s 44th Annual Juried Exhibition, student artists from colleges around the Greater Milwaukee area present work in a variety of mediums. This exhibition is juried by a panel of three professionals– Kyle Seis, Shana McCaw, and John Riepenhoff– who will award prizes to exhibiting artists at the opening reception. This exciting annual event showcases the best work of local, emerging student artists.

Drop off Dates:

Saturday, Feb 18 11-4pm

Sunday, Feb 19 from 11-4pm

Monday, Feb 20 from 11-4pm

Rules for Entry: You must be a currently enrolled college student in the Milwaukee area, $15 fee for up to three submissions, $5 for each additional submission, artwork must be ready to hang/install including 2D artworks (framed with hanging wires or unframed with alternate hanging hardware included), 3D artworks (instructions for proper installation with special hardware if necessary, and digital entries (please provide full viewing set-up for the jury process such as flat screen tv, laptop, or projector and screen)

(artist credit: Brennen Steines (Best in Show 2016))

First Year Experience 2017

March 31 – April 7

Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 5-8pm / Awards announcement, 7pm

The First Year Program in Art and Design at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts prepares students to be creative, engaged and ready to advance into their chosen areas of study.  The first year is a time of artistic and personal development during which students choose their areas of concentration and begin to see themselves becoming practitioners in their field.  The Union Art Gallery’s annual First Year Exhibition is an opportunity for these students to showcase the work they have created during this process.  Join us in celebrating the work of these talented artists.


India Inked!

Co-Curated by Nirmal Raja and Santhosh Sakhinala

April 14 – May 12

Opening Reception: Friday, April 14, 5-8pm
Artist Talk: April 14, 7pm with Shaurya Kumar 

Print workshop with Indian Artist Gouri Vemula April 14, 3pm-4:30pm in the Studio Arts & Crafts Centre, Union Ground level

India Inked!, an exhibition of prints, brings together eighteen artists who have roots in India, its history and culture. Some artists explore new methods and forms while others attempt to expand the possibilities of conventional methods of printmaking. These artists respond to diverse contemporary experiences within and outside of India. Certain sensibilities and ideas linked to India and its cultural forms connect the artworks in this exhibition.

Exhibiting Artists: Preeti Aggarwal, Moutushi Chakraborty, Sudhakar Chippa, Nandini Chirimar, Anujan Ezhikode, Indrani Nayar Gall, Sarojini Johnson, Ina Kaur, Arup Kuity, Karuna Sukka, Shaurya Kumar, Viraj Mithani, Kurma Nadham, Sangeeta Reddy, Srabani Sarkar, Shyam Sharma, Shantanu Suman, Gouri Vemula

(artist credit:Srabani Sarkar)