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GO Paint! Chippewa Valley painters race to paint the flora, fauna, and folks of nearby Phoenix Park and the surround confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers in only 2 hours.
Adult Quick Paint Award Winners
- Best of Show - Randy Palmer
- First Place - Andy Shafer
- Second Place - Janice Roberts
- Third Place - Martha Hayden
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Bold imagery, large swaths of land, and contrasting structures are explored in this exhibit featuring three artists of regional and national renown. BENEATH THE SURFACE virtual exhibition features the artwork of Rebecca Crowell, Allan Servoss, and Bruce Warren.
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Present, powerful, engaging. Works from some of the prominent voices in Chippewa Valley’s arts scene is on display at Pablo Center. Come and be inspired.
ABOUT A SEAT AT THE TABLE
Deciding to create artwork as an adult is a difficult choice, especially if it is not as a full-time career. Creating is time-consuming, expensive, and the end result may not even be on display. And yet, artists must explore, and relate, and teach, and present. Artists must have their voices heard.
This exhibit features a sampling of the Chippewa Valley’s female creatives. They have not necessarily created artwork that is specifically exploring what it is to be a woman in today’s society, and yet, there it is. They are here for us to relate to, they teach us and, most importantly, they are present with a seat at the table.
Summers in Wisconsin are perfect for camping, hiking and exploring. Take a trip with us through the Northwoods in this exhibition of artwork inspired by our own vacationland with artwork selected from the Laurie Bieze Permanent Art Collection and the home collection of Rose Dolan-Neill, curator.
About Wisconsin Fun Next Exit
In this exhibit we explore summers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Those who visit this region are treated to a variety of landscapes and waterways, flora and fauna. Those who live here know we really do live the good life.
Shown here are a variety of mediums depicting long summer days spent fishing, crowds huddled together for Eaux Claires Music Festival, Kubb, and road trips to the shores of Lake Superior.
Cool off by the lake, swat the mosquitoes away, and listen to the loons in the distance.
ON LOVE: Exploring minds and hearts originally on display January - March 2020
About On Love
What is a body in love? What does our heart tell us? Our head? Love is complicated
and drives many of our thoughts, our expressions, and communicating our needs to each
other can be challenging - whether that is to a partner or a stranger and all of the levels
in-between. How can we reach each other, does it take words, expressions, a hand, the
eyes what movement can one make to bridge the gap between us? Or do we simply
watch and learn.
In love, in life, what is real and what is imagined?
Originally on display: September - November 2019
Second annual juried art exhibit, Homecoming, the Confluence of Art Annual. One of the joys of this annual exhibit is the variety of mediums that are on view. Our patrons are treated to many wonderful new works from some of the top artists in our region. Let me boggle your mind with some numbers: 75 artists submitted 203 works of art for review by our juror, Yoonshin Park. Of those works submitted, 53 were selected for exhibition. Ms. Park spent countless hours perusing images and selecting works of highest quality.
Interested in Registering for the 2020 Confluence of Art Annual?
Confluence of Art Annual is a juried art exhibit that seeks recent, original works by artists of all visual mediums. Selected work will be placed on display in the James W Hansen Gallery at Pablo Center from September 18 to November 15, 2020.
Apply by June 22 at 10 a.m.
ABOUT Feast & Famine
Our founding artists of the Chippewa Valley helped to lay the foundation of the vibrant arts community we have here. However, today we revisit the 2019 exhibit, NOW: Emerging Artists of the Chippewa Valley to see our newest creatives and what the future holds for our arts community.
Originally on exhibited May 24 - July 12, 2019 - Curator Kelsey M Wenberg
When planning our inaugural season at Pablo Center, we were very careful to give credit where it was due. Our previous exhibit, THEN: Founding Artists of the Chippewa Valley presented new and old works from the creators of our arts scene. These were the artists that helped to lay the foundation that Pablo Center is built on.
NOW is what is happening in the Chippewa Valley at this very moment with our newest creatives; the next step in our arts scene. It is exciting in here! You are inundated with color and sound. Contrast abounds; darkest rooms, and softest floating objects. There are a lot of questions in here; how can I alter this more, how can I take what was given and make it my own, what does it mean to be an emerging artist? I hope you are able to take your time and fully experience NOW: The emerging artists of the Chippewa Valley.
Explore all the seasons of Chippewa Valley in an afternoon with our virtual Laurie Bieze Gallery exhibit, Seasons of the Chippewa Valley.
ABOUT SEASONS OF THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY
Representations of all of the seasons selected from the Laurie Bieze Permanent Art Collection.
We may not be able to gather in the same room to enjoy art, but we sure can virtually! Please enjoy this selection of artwork created by the talented young artists of Western Wisconsin.
About EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS REAL
Emotional, witty, sometimes shocking; this exhibit offers a glimpse into the hearts and minds of some of the region’s most talented teen artists.
EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS REAL: An exhibit of high school student art is a great opportunity to showcase area students work in a professional gallery setting. We seek to highlight our region’s high school art programming to local art enthusiasts and gallery visitors. This is also an opportunity to demonstrate the results of our region’s art teachers: their passion, planning, and teaching throughout the school year.
Participating school include: Altoona High School, Eau Claire Memorial High School, Eau Claire North High School, Mondovi School District, Immanuel Lutheran High School, and Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Area School District.
What does it mean to be Human? Is it our form that makes us unique? Our functionality? Humanity has the ability to feel and inflict infinite pain, but we also are capable of growth, of innovation, of discovery. In this exhibit drawn from works in the Laurie Bieze Permanent Art Collection, we explore what it is to be Human.
Featured ArtistsGeorge Hagale
Patricia Mayhew Hamm
All artwork pricing is set be the artists and is non-negotiable and non-refundable. All artwork sales are by commission with Pablo Center at the Confluence. Your purchase supports our endeavors to present quality visual art programming that is free and open to the public.