The Schlitz Audubon Gallery

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 handicap 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.


Warbler Photography Show

Saturday, April 1 – Thursday, June 15

Magnolia Warbler by Dennis Derby

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. Each species of bird pictured in the show has been seen at Schlitz Audubon. Photographs are for sale for $30 apiece and can be picked up after the show closes on June 15. Stop by our front desk to reserve and purchase a warbler for your wall.

Alongside the pictures are select poems about warblers, designed and printed by Chuck Stebelton at Woodland Pattern Book Center.

This show features photographs by:

Jennifer Ambrose
Dennis Derby
Jim Edlhuber
Zoe Finney
Bill Grossmeyer
Jeremy Meyer
Anne Reed
Paul Sparks
Rita Flores Wiskowski


Previously in the Schlitz Audubon Gallery

Photographs from Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan by Kevin Miyazaki | January 13 – March 19

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

Large Bee

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-150x150Andrea 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.