Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery

The Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Fine Arts Center at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Exhibits are composed of work from local, national, and international artists. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Summer Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Regular Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
Gallery Director: Brittany Deal
: (319) 352-8386
Office hours: Mondays 1-4 p.m., Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m.

2014-15 Exhibits

Double Vision
Gallery Talk with David Kamm: October 16, 10 a.m.
Exhibit: Sept. 5-Oct. 22, 2014

Reception: Friday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m.
Wartburg alumni David Kamm and Rebecca Kamm will be featured in this exhibit. David is an assistant professor of art and art gallery coordinator at Luther College. David’s work is all print-collages created from original prints including woodcuts, linocuts, and etchings. Rebecca is a fiber artist and will exhibit large fabric quilts.

Erzulie: Mirroring the Lives of Haitian Women
Oct. 31-Dec. 14, 2014
Reception: Friday, Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m.

Haitian Vodou lwa (spirits) adapt and respond to the lives of the people who honor them. Rather than functioning as moral exemplars, the lwa provide context for understanding the complexities of life’s circumstances. There are primarily two lwa named Erzulie: Freda and Dantor. Although anyone can serve Erzulie Freda and Erzulie Dantor, their narratives most closely reflect the lives of Haitian women. This exhibition will feature selected works on loan from the Waterloo Center for the Arts Haitian Art Collection.

Jan. 9-Feb. 13, 2015

Reception: Thursday, Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m.
(Reception cancelled - Artist unable to attend)
Gratia Brown creates ceramic assemblages from found and appropriated objects, clay-covered debris, and her own abstract, hand-made forms. She breaks pieces and arranges the fragments along with other components until she finds visual harmony. Brown relates her continuous process of reexamining and structuring of surfaces to how individuals review bits of information from thoughts, dreams and emotions. The finished assemblages are often precariously balanced in space.

All the Good in the End
Feb. 23-April 1, 2015
Reception: Wednesday, March 25, 7-9 p.m.

Angela Waseskuk transforms the ordinary into objects worthy of prolonged contemplation. She frequently incorporates familiar items such as chewed gum, grocery bags, and copy paper. Through repetition and reconsideration, Waseskuk’s work alludes to the rhythm of life found in everyday tasks. She describes her process as inseparable from the work itself. Waseskuk is the Foundations Coordinator and an adjunct instructor of art at the University of Northern Iowa.

Senior Exhibit
April 9-May 24, 2015
Reception: April 9, 7 p.m.
Featuring artwork by:
Michelle Croell, New Hampton
Dakota Boesch, Metairie, Louisiana
Jacoby Firkins, Iowa City
Lauren Matysik, Clive
Haihang Shi, China
Zukhro Sokhibova, Tajikistan


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Exhibition Proposals (PDF)
Click the above link if you are an artist interested in exhibiting. Updated October 2014.

Gallery Description (PDF)
A complete facilities description of the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, including images, measurements, and floor plan is available for download to help you plan your exhibit proposal

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