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) 786-0233 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)


2015 Events 2016 Events

West Salem High School Senior Art Show
When: May 1-31, 2015
Reception: Thursday, May 21st, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

THE FRACTAL SHOP: ART THROUGH MATHEMATICS
by Walter Humbel
When: January 1-31, 2016

CERAMIC ART
by Sam David
Reception: Thursday, January 21st, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

FOOTSTEPS OF MAN
by Jim Brickl
When: September 1-30, 2015

HATS BY DEBORAH OLSON, MILLINER EXTRAORDINAIRE
Reception: Thursday, September 17th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

WEST CENTRAL YOUTH ART
When: February 1-29, 2016
Reception: Wednesday, February 11th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

RURAL AMERICAN ART REDISCOVERED
by Elizabeth Larson
When: October 1-31, 2015

COULEE REGION WOOD CARVERS
Reception: Thursday, October 15th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

K-12 DISTRICT HONORS SHOW
When: March 1-31, 2016
Reception: Thursday, March 31st, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

ATTITUDES & LATITUDES
by Jo Baldridge
When: November 1-30, 2015

THREE CREATIVE SPIRITS: FINE ART JEWELRY
Ann Karen Gronbeck-Peterson, Sherry Michaelsen, Jensine Wing
Reception: Thursday, November 12th, 6:00-7:30pm

WEST SALEM ART TEACHERS
When: April 1-30, 2016
Receptions: Thursday, April 21st, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

DOWN A COUNTRY ROAD
by West Salem Historical Society
When: December 1-31, 2015
Reception: Thursday, December 17th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

West Salem High School Senior Art Show
When: May 1-31, 2016
Reception: Thursday, May 19th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
   
 

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

Fine arts events
with the West Salem
High School
.

Visit the box office for ticket information.