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: By appointment

2015-16 Exhibits

Frame of Reference | Eliza Au
Thursday, Sept. 10-Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015
Reception: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2-4 p.m.
Eliza Au explores notions of the sacred, divine, and universal by translating two-dimensional patterns into three-dimensional objects.

B/W + MOD | Chawne Paige
Tuesday, Nov. 3-Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Reception: Thursday, December 17, 6-8 p.m.
Using acrylic, pigments, gypsum, and reclaimed wood, Chawne Paige incorporates elements of typography and graphic design into his compositions. He describes his work as “visual scores,” layering visual elements much like one would layer music samples in a production studio.

Drawing Inventory | Curated by Sarika Sugla, UIMA
Friday, Jan. 8-Friday, March 25, 2016
Reception: Friday, Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m.
Shortened gallery hours to be determined
The drawings and works on paper in this exhibition explore a wide variety of subjects and mark-making approaches undertaken by artists. The works here function as documents, preparatory sketches, formal figure studies, narratives, emotional investigations, and artifacts of larger performances. Pivotal artists such as Juan Gris, Frederick Kiesler, and Lil Picard are included in this exhibition. Each work provides a glimpse into various art historical movements, as well as addresses the diverse styles and interests of artists. The exhibition is organized by Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum Collections Sharing Project, Supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.


2016 Senior Exhibit | Wartburg Art Students
Wednesday, April 6-Sunday, May 22, 2016
Reception: Thursday, April 7, 7-9 p.m. (RICE Day)


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Exhibition Proposals (PDF)
Click the above link if you are an artist interested in exhibiting. Updated October 2015.

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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