Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery

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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

The newly renovated 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.

Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily.
Gallery Director: Zachary Schnock
: 352-8386

2013-14 Exhibits

From The Heart: Gifts of the Spirit
Sept. 6-Oct. 23
Karen Kurka Jensen is contemporary Sumi-e artist and teacher based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her work melds the traditional principles of the Sumi-e medium with a unique perspective that transcends the rice paper.

Twenty Dirty Hands: Group Exhibition
Featured Artists: Doug Reynolds, Paul Eshelman, Adrienne Seagraves, Stephanie O'Shaughnessy, Joe Pinder, Kent Henderson, Larry Priske, Gary Carstens, and Delores Fortuna. This group exhibition will explore various manipulations of the ceramic medium; from sculptural, to functional, the variety of works will entertain and enlighten the viewer.

The St. John’s Bible: Illuminating the Word for a New Millennium
Jan. 10-Feb. 21
In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. We invite you to explore this work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium.

Through the Eyes of a Teacher
February 28 through April 4

Remembering Father Flye: March 28, 4 p.m., McCoy West Room
Free and open to the public
Opening reception March 28, 5-7 p.m.
Photographs by Father James Harold Flye
Father James Harold Flye was an Episcopal priest and a teacher. For thirty-six years, starting in 1918, he taught history and languages at St. Andrew’s School on the Cumberland Plateau near Sewanee, Tennessee. Father Flye never thought of himself as a photographer. He made his pictures in the ordinary run of his life, finding most of his subjects in his classroom, on the school grounds, or in nearby small towns. He was pleasantly surprised at the age of ninety-five to learn that the pictures he had made unassumingly interested others. At the March 28 meeting of the Wartburg College Philosophical and Literary Society, David Herwaldt will give a talk entitled Remembering Father Flye. The talk will be followed by a reception in the gallery.

2014 Senior Exhibition
April 10-May 25
Free and open to the public
Opening reception April 20, 6-8 p.m.
Alex Bokemper Sioux City, Iowa, Communication Design Major
Charles Jr. Kunene Mbabane, Swaziland, Communication Design, with a Political Science minor.
Kelli Miller Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Sociology, Art, and Communication Design Majors
Spencer Rowell Springville, Iowa, Communication Design
Amy Sampson Nevada, Iowa, B.A. Communication Design, Minor in Business and Leadership
Samantha Speicher Conrad, Iowa, Double Major: Art & Communication Design
Ta’Mone Williams Cedar Falls, Iowa, Double Major: Graphic Design, Public Relations

The artwork will include photography, painting, mixed media, digital design, among other medias.