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

Sneak Peek Part II: A Look at Private Collections

 Jan 22 – Feb 15, 2019

Opening Reception: Jan 25, 5-8pm, Collectors Panel at 7pm.

In 2016, the Union Art Gallery showcased artwork from 10 Milwaukee private collections. In Part II of the exhibition we are showing 10 new collections from the Milwaukee and Chicago Areas. Sneak Peek Part II: showcases the unique and various ways in which these local collectors began their own collections and how their interests influence their personal collections. Collecting original artwork does not need to be expensive or rarified, but can support artists and reflect what is important to you. Come see all the different ways these collectors have gathered art and find ideas to begin your own collection.

Exhibiting collectors: Jody Alexander, Marna Goldstein Brauner, Donna & Michael Flanagan,Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Anna Kupiecki, Fatima Laster, Kevin Miyazaki & Marilu Knode, John Riepenhoff, Erasmo Salgado and John Sobczak.

46th Annual Juried Show Exhibition

 Feb 22 – Mar 15, 2019

Opening Reception: Feb 22, 5-7pm, awards at 6pm
Juried Show Artist Talks Night: March 7, 5-7pm

In this year’s 46th Annual Juried Exhibition, student artists from colleges and universities around the Greater Milwaukee area will present work in a variety of mediums. The exhibition will be juried by a panel of three local professionals who will award cash prizes to exhibiting artists at the opening reception. This exciting annual event showcases and celebrates the best work of local, emerging student artists.

This year’s judges will be John Hintz, owner of Var Gallery, Var West Gallery and Hawthorn Contemporary, Symphony Swan, working professional artist and manager of BlankSpace MKE, and Rose Balistreri, Docent for the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Arts Board Member, and retired Advanced Art Teacher at Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

First Year Experience

March 29- April 5, 2019

Opening Reception: March 29, 5-7pm, awards at 6pm

The Union Art Gallery’s Annual First Year Experience Exhibition showcases new students in the Peck School of the Arts and some of the exceptional work they’ve begun their undergraduate careers with! This exhibition runs for a quick week, and in that time we encourage you to make it a point to stop by and support these wonderful emerging artists and welcome them to the Milwaukee arts community.

Turning Pages: Social Justice in Book Art

Apr 12 – May 9, 2019

Opening Reception: April 12, 5-8pm, Artist Talk at 7pm

Turning Pages: Social Justice in Book Art encompasses a wide range of artist books and broad sides that aim to raise awareness and motivate individuals to promote social change is our world. Featuring art from the Special Collections at the UWM Libraries, national book artist, John Risseeuw, and projects from Peck School of the Arts Intermediate Print and Narrative Forms class, this show presents a wide array of book art focusing on social justice.

We aim to inform people about important social justice topics and allow visitors to express their beliefs on topics they feel strongly about in our temporary maker’s space. Visitors are welcome to create and design a page on a societal topics that we will then bind together collectively at the end of the exhibition! Join us in celebrating book art that advocates on crucial issues and express your own stance on issues important to you!