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, Wednesday, and Friday: Noon - 4:00 pm
(enter through District Office)


2019 - 2020 Visual Arts Series

BACKPACK FULL OF SUNSHINE - Original Oil Paintings by Sue McLaughlin

Cases: WOVEN WORKS - Phyllis Shoen

When: September 1 - October 14, 2019

Reception: Thursday, September 12, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

PINK, PURPLE AND PERIWINKLE: A LOVE AFFAIR - Ashton Hall

Cases:  ROSEMALING - Steven and Donna Leis

When: January 16 - February 28, 2020

Reception: Thursday, February 13, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

NINE - RATS (Retired Art Teachers)

When: October 16 - November 29, 2019

Reception: Saturday, October 26, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

K – 12 WEST SALEM DISTRICT HONORS SHOW

When: March 2 - 31, 2020

Reception: Thursday, March 26, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

THE ART OF THE NEEDLE - Coulee Country Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America

When: December 3 - January 15, 2020

Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

WSHS SENIOR ART SHOW

When: April 1 - 30, 2020

Reception: Thursday, April 23, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

 

 

SPRING IN JAPAN - Andrea Glick

Cases: THINGS TO PASS THE TIME - Mark Johnson

When: May 1 - June 15, 2020

Receptions: Thursday, May 21, 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.