Schwalbach Art Gallery

 Current Exhibition 

Why Are You Afraid of the Dark?


July 20 - September 18 , 2015 

Closing Reception: Monday, September 14, 4-6 pm

Out Come the Knives by Jen Quilty

Image: Out Come the Knives, oil on panel, Jen Quilty, 2014 


Jen Quilty

In conjuction with Summerset Soiree, this exhibition features recent work by Jen Quilty. Quilty works with issues of cultural, political and social ill through the modern humanist lens. The work is meant to work without agenda and strive for argument in order to propagate intelligent debate. Jen Quilty earned her B.F.A from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is also a University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County Alumni. She showed at 100 state in January of 2015 and gave an artist talk at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts (MMoCA) in December of 2014.



Fall Gallery Exhibitions



September 28 - November 6, 2015

Reception and Gallery Talk: TBA



Curated by Laurence Phelps

November 12 - December 31, 2015

Reception and Gallery Talk: TBA



About the Gallery

Student Exhibition


The Schwalbach Gallery is named for Professor Emeritus James A. Schwalbach, a long-time chairman of the UW Colleges Art Department. Professor Schwalbach created many state and local art programs, and he also developed and produced the WHA radio program "Let's Draw," which was broadcast statewide for many years.

Professor Schwalbach taught at UW-BSC from 1968 until his retirement in 1976, and he received the Governor's Award for his efforts in art education. His estate continues to support the Schwalbach Art Fund, which he established through the Friends of the Campus Foundation. 

Located in the Lange Student Center, the Schwalbach Gallery features exhibitions by professional artists and students throughout the year. Gallery hours are 9 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday, and all gallery events are free and open to the public.

The Gallery typically features six shows/year, showcasing the work of regionally and nationally-renowned artists as well as local youth art projects. For more information about exhibiting your work in the Schwalbach Gallery, please contact: Letha Kelsey, Director at