Art Gallery

Heider Center - Art GalleryThe Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts in West Salem, Wisconsin includes a large gallery space which is the focal point and entrance area of the theatre. The gallery features local and regional artists from September through May. A large area of wall space for hanging framed art and two large glass display cases for sculpture and 3 dimensional art are enhanced by movable, dimmable track lighting. Many area and local artists have shown their work in the gallery.

Shows are featured for one month. The Gallery Committee is available to assist with hang/take down and help with a reception if necessary. Our local newspaper, the Coulee News does wonderful interviews, often with full color photos, featuring artists of the month.

Art Gallery Spaces:

  • Three lockable glass showcases with adjustable glass shelving
    • Each case measures: 5 feet 7 inches in length, 3 feet 8 inches high, and 1 feet 3 inches deep
  • Two large wall spaces
    • Wall 1 - 17 feet long and 4 feet high
    • Wall 2 - 39 feet long and 4 feet high

Interested artists may call (608) 786-1962 for more information or download and fill out our Artist Application & Information Packet. This application can either be dropped off or mailed to the Heider Center. The deadline for applications is January 28th.

Gallery Hours:
Monday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4 pm
(enter through District Office)


2018 Events 2019 Events

NARRATIVES OF MY LIFE IN ART - Margaret Ewert

Cases: WOODCRAFTS BY LES - Les Langreck

When: September 4 - 28, 2018

Reception Thursday, September 20, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

OF WINGS AND WATER - Cary Wyninger, Jennifer Fisher Jones

Cases:  EGGS BY JANE - Jane Bangsberg

When: January 2 - 31, 2019

Reception: Thursday, January 10, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

THE OLD ROAD  WALKING INTO BEAUTY - Susan Cushing and Joanne Adragna Shird

Cases:  LACROSSE WELDING PRESENTS - Paul Hutchins

When: October 1 - 31, 2018

Reception: Thursday, October 11, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

GLIMPSES OF LACROSSE COUNTY
presented by the West Salem Historical Society

When: February 1 - 28, 2019

Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

WILDLIFE ART OF JEFF FREDRICK FEATURING AMERICA'S BIRD THE WILD TURKEY - Jeff Fredrick

When: November 1 - 30, 2018

Reception: Thursday, November 8, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

K – 12 WEST SALEM DISTRICT HONORS SHOW

When: March 1 - 30, 2019

Reception: Thursday, March 21, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

 

ART IS WHY I GET UP IN THE MORNING - Gretchen Larson

When: December 3 - 31, 2018

Reception: Thursday, December 6, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

WSHS SENIOR ART SHOW

When: April 1-30, 2019

Receptions: Thursday, April 25, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

 

 

WIERZBICKI FAMILY ART - Lynn Wierzbicki and Family

Cases:  WATERCOLORS OF WISCONSIN
Sharon Christensen

When: May 1 - 31, 2019

Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
 

The Heider Center
features three different series, Mainstage, Mainstage Plus, and Educational shows.

Fine arts events
with the West Salem
High School
.

Visit the box office for ticket information.