Crossman Gallery


This article was written on 12 Jul 2018, and is filled under Past Exhibitions.

Fall 2018 Exhibition Schedule

Fall 2018


Landscapes Beyond Borders

Chinese Artists Inspire: en plein air

September 7 – October 13

Artist presentation, Light Recital Hall: Friday September 7 from 7-9 pm,

reception follows in the Gallery

The artist’s schedule of activities may be found here:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Art and Design welcomes five artists for a free panel discussion on September 7, 2018 at 7:00pm in Light Recital Hall. Sponsored by the Annette and Dale Schuh Visiting Artist Program, Beijing Normal University professors JiaDuo Li, Zong Gu, GuiSheng Wang, Wei Zhen together with Buffalo State University SUNY, professor Lin Xia Jiang will be discussing their current creative work. The artists specialize in traditional ink painting on rice paper while Professor Gu, Professor Zhen and Professor Jiang work in oil painting. All enjoy and practice plein air painting, the act of painting outdoors. The Schuh Visiting Artists will participate in an immersive residency within the Department. To learn more about our artists visit

During the month of August Professor Li and Professor Wang are traveling to Yellowstone and other national parks to paint. The artwork created on the trip will be exhibited in Roberta’s Gallery in the University Center. Excursion: Yellowstone, will be on display from September 6-19 with an opening reception September 6 from 4-6pm.

The Crossman Gallery will host an exhibit featuring works by all the visiting artists. As part of the Schuh Visiting Artist Program the gallery will be the site of a series of workshops, demonstrations and rotating displays of new work. The artists will also conduct a series of workshops in Whitewater and nearby areas inviting faculty, students and community members to join them in the field.


Landscapes Beyond Borders

Chinese Artists Inspire: en plein air

is on display from September 7 – October 13, with a gallery reception following the 7pm panel discussion on September 7th.

The esteemed artists, over the course of their stay, will present illustrated lectures on contemporary and traditional Chinese landscape painting, and provide painting and drawing demonstrations for students and the community. Daily workshops/demonstrations will take place in the Crossman Gallery with open studio time from 5-6:30 pm September 11, 12, 13 and 18. The artists will demonstrate techniques during class with the art students and will also take part in plein air excursions across campus and in the region.

This extraordinary visit is funded by the Annette and Dale Schuh Visiting Artist Endowment, that was established in 2015 in honor of the experience Annette (Derge)Schuh had at UW-Whitewater as an undergraduate art student interacting with notable visiting artists. It is with this remarkable donor intent that artists of prominence and significant stature will visit UW-Whitewater on an annual basis.

If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Audra Lange (262) 472-5943 for further information.








Li Jiaduo with students and his artwork


Art Shay Photographs

October 22 – November 17

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25 from 5-7 pm

Internationally recognized photographer Art Shay (1922-2018) will be featured in this show organized from his archives. Shay served in the US Air Force as a bombardier during World War II. Following the war he worked at Life magazine and then went on to a career as a freelance photographer. His photographs have been published in major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Life, Time and other national publications. His sports images include vivid photographs of the Green Bay Packers during the Vince Lombardi era, heavyweight boxing champion Mohammed Ali, President John F. Kennedy and actor Marlon Brando.

Shay was also interested in life on the streets and this passion produced many images showing the people going about their lives in everyday circumstances.

During the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, Shay captured on film the street demonstrations and conflicts between protestors and police and National Guard forces.








Art Shay, Welcome Democrats



BFA Entry and Junior Review

November 26 – November 30

Friends and Family Night: Monday, November 26 from 5 – 7 pm

Students in the Department of Art and Design are invited to submit their portfolios for admission to the BFA Program and in the case of the Junior Review, receive approval to proceed to their final project and participation in the BFA Exhibit.

BFA Exhibition

December 3 –8

Reception: December 3 from 5 – 7 pm

Students completing the requirements for graduation with a BFA degree in studio art or design exhibit their work in this display.

Senior Adjudication

December 10 – 15

Friends and Family Night: December 10 from 5 – 7 pm

Students in the BA and BSE degree programs exhibit their senior portfolios in this annual review.




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