Virtual Exhibits

Take Me To The River
Take Me To The River
At the confluence of two rivers, Pablo Center explores the beauty, power, and health of the Midwest’s first highways. What lies beneath the surface of these rippling waters? TAKE ME TO THE RIVER features the work of Susan Phelps Pearson.

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Virtual Gallery : Beneath the Surface
Virtual Gallery : Beneath the Surface

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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Virtual Gallery : A Seat at the Table
Women artists of the Chippewa Valley
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

Originally on display: November 16, 2019 - January 18, 2019

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.

Virtual Gallery : Wisconsin Fun Next Exit

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.

Virtual Gallery: ON LOVE

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?

Virtual Gallery: 2019 Confluence of Art Annual: Homecoming

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. 



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Virtual Gallery: Feast & Famine
How do we participate in the feast and how do we impact the famine?
 

ABOUT Feast & Famine

Originally on display: October 2019 - January 2020
 
Tis’ the season for feasting. The harvest has been reaped and the nights are getting long. Time to give thanks and be grateful for our plenty. Some of us, though, may not be as fortunate as to have a comfortable nest, or know what it is to enjoy the pleasure of good company and warm tables. This exhibit explores what it means to live in a time of plenty, knowing that there are those out there that need our assistance.
 
This exhibit features the works of Mark Aumann, Christina Dickman-Loew, Ian Haneworth, Richard Wunsch, and works from the Laurie Bieze permanent collection by Kay Dawson, and Mel Sundby.
Virtual Gallery: NOW: Emerging Artist of the Chippewa Valley

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.

About NOW

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. 

Virtual Gallery: Counted in the Stars
Laurie Bieze inspired a generation of regional creatives to be bold and daring. To explore what makes you happy, and "To thine own self be true". This exhibit explores the themes and fundamentals of Laurie Bieze's work, giving insight into the creative process of this region's iconic artist. Featuring new acquisitions to the Laurie Bieze Permanent Art Collection, works that are Pablo Center patron favorites, and multi-media works of Laurie Bieze that have previously not been on display to the general public.
Virtual Gallery: Seasons 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.

Virtual Gallery : Everything You Can Imagine Is Real

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.

Virtual Gallery: Human

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 Artists

George Hagale
John Lawler
Joseph Velasquez
Mark Aumann
Mel Sundby
Patricia Mayhew Hamm
Interested in purchasing a work of art?
Interested in a work of art exhibited in one of our virtual galleries or exhibits? It may be available for purchase. To purchase a work of art, contact Rose, our Visual and Literary Arts Manager.

All artwork pricing is set be the artists and is non-negotiable and non-refundable. All artwork sales are by commision with Pablo Center at the Confluence. You purchase supports our endeavors to present quality visual art programming that is free and open to the public.

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