Schlitz Audubon is proud to display artwork that celebrates the flora and fauna native to our region. The Gallery is located in the second floor Mezzanine and is wheelchair accessible via the elevator. Viewing art in the gallery is free with membership or admission, and the space is open during the Center’s regular business hours.
Warmth of Nature | Quilts by Myra Van Uxem
Myra Van Uxem is a longtime land and raptor volunteer at the Center. About 15 years ago, Myra took a quilting class and she’s been decorating her surroundings with brightly-colored patterns and images ever since. What makes Myra’s quilts unique is she blends her love of quilting with her passion for the natural world. Three of Myra’s narrative nature quilts are on permanent display at the Center and this is a special glimpse of a few of her other works.
Celebrate these months of logs in the fireplace by letting Myra’s quilts warm your heart and imagination. At the Gallery opening on Thursday, December 7, hear Myra tell the tales of the threads that weave through her work. The show is on display from December 1 – January 28. * Please do not touch any of the quilts *
Previously in the Schlitz Audubon Gallery
John James Audubon Prints
On display September 29 – November 15
Schlitz Audubon is proud to display prints of birds painted by John James Audubon. Audubon is synonymous with birds and bird conservation and his legacy on display in this gallery is made possible by the support of the Jeff Rusinow Family Charitable Foundation.
2018 Raptors in Focus
On display July 1 – September 9
We are proud to exhibit photographs from the 2018 Schlitz Audubon Raptor Calendar! Photographs are taken at the annual Raptors in Focus event at the Center. This year more than 80 photographers submitted images for consideration for the calendar. Visit our gallery and join us in celebrating our fantastic feathered ambassadors!
Warbler Photography Show
Saturday, April 1 – Thursday, June 15, 2017
This spring, we celebrate this ephemeral season in our gallery with photographs of warblers taken by Milwaukee area photographers. These colorful pictures have been captured by birders who spend spring patiently listening, looking, recording data – and at the perfect moment – clicking the shutter. Alongside the pictures are select poems about warblers, designed and printed by Chuck Stebelton at Woodland Pattern Book Center.
This show featured photographs by:
Jennifer Ambrose, Dennis Derby, Jim Edlhuber, Zoe Finney, Bill Grossmeyer, Jeremy Meyer, Anne Reed, Paul Sparks, Rita Flores Wiskowski
Photographs from Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan by Kevin Miyazaki | January 13 – March 19, 2017
Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan was a project commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, inviting Milwaukee-based photographer Kevin Miyazaki to create new work addressing the topic of fresh water and the Great Lakes.
The majority of nearly 300 portraits were made during a two-week, 1,800 mile drive around the perimeter of Lake Michigan.
Raptor Calendar Photography Show | Friday, October 7 – December 31, 2016
Schlitz Audubon is opening a new feature in the gallery this fall: the photographs from our 2017 Raptor Calendar! Each of the photographs were taken at the spring Raptors in Focus photo shoot, during which photographers are invited to take portraits of each of our birds in a natural setting.
Pollinators by Brooklyn Henke | August 5 – September 24, 2016
Brooklyn Henke lives in Milwaukee and her show focuses on pollinators native to Wisconsin. She is fond of walking through nature, photographing, and drawing the natural world. Brooklyn earned her undergraduate degree in painting from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), and her Masters of Fine Arts from UW- Milwaukee. Brooklyn teaches at MIAD, educating students how to see, observe, draw, and paint the world around them.
Brooklyn’s paintings correlated with the Center’s Panorama Summer 2016 feature article about native Wisconsin bees.
Paintings by Andrea Avery | Friday, June 10 – Sunday, July 24, 2016
Andrea Avery is an artist from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Her paintings on display are of native or migratory Wisconsin birds. Avery turns to the outdoors and traveling for inspiration, and paints every day. Some of the pieces on display are collaborations with rosemaling artist Patsy Vork. Andrea is the Community Arts Coordinator the John Michael Kohler Art Center. She has degrees in painting, drawing, and art history, and has taught elementary through college-age students.
Schlitz Audubon does not handle any sales of art on display in the gallery. Interested parties are asked to contact artists directly regarding any pieces on display.