Kimberly mural: Local artist showcasing community with artwork

KIMBERLY – A local artist is leaving her mark around the village and the community is taking notice. (UW-Green Bay student) Hallie Dix, 19, recently finished painting a mural on the Lincoln Street pump house near Roosevelt Park that portrays the community’s name with vibrant colors, geometric shapes and surreal floral designs. It’s not her first piece around town, but it’s getting a lot of attention. “It’s wonderful to watch people get excited about something and rally around the positivity,” said Holly Femal, Kimberly community enrichment director. “The mural is simple and colorful and has brought many people exploring on an evening stroll or bike ride. ”Dix said she wanted the painting to bring more color to the community.“I came up with something really fun to make that I thought would stand out — something that I figured people would want to take pictures in front of,” she said. “I know that’s really popular now with all the murals that go up.”

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Scholarship application for undergraduate students in the field of entertainment due June 4

To encourage diversity in the live event design community, Live Design International (LDI), in partnership with TSDCA and USITT, announces the second annual Pat MacKay Diversity In Design Scholarships for undergraduate students. To support the underrepresented and unique voices in the field of entertainment, this scholarship is funded by LDI and awards $5,000 per student.

Students enrolled in lighting design, digital media and projection design, and sound design programs on an undergraduate level, as well as high school seniors who have already been accepted to an undergraduate college or university design program, are eligible to apply online for the $5,000 scholarship. Applications are due on June 4, 2020.

Apply here! 

Congratulations to the 2021 Design and Arts Management Scholarship Recipients

UW-Green Bay Design announces and congratulates this year’s Design Scholarship recipients and all UW-Green Bay students for completing the 2020-21 school year.Scholarship awards were determined and selected by the UW-Green Bay Design faculty or at the Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette campuses based on the student’s portfolio of images submitted to this call using criteria similar to those used to evaluate student work in Design Studio courses: visual communication and marketing that emphasizes creative problem-solving practice, research and two-dimensional design decisions that demonstrate creative and rational typography, image-making, underlying grid layout and information design.

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Design Merit Scholarship Recipients

Craig A. Mueller Scholarships (2 in Design)
Diane Le
Lauren Blumenthal

Edna Walter Damkoehler Endowed Scholarship
Joy St. Pierre

Russell Spears Memorial Scholarship
Briana Vandermaus

Sidney and Ruth Morris Scholarship
Kayla Underhill

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Art Management Merit Scholarship Recipient
The Arts Management Scholarship award was determined and selected by the Design faculty at all four campuses based on Arts Management accomplishments using criteria similar to those used to evaluate student work in UW-Green Bay’s Arts Management courses: those who have demonstrated arts management service leadership qualities, and actively participated in arts management activities on campus and community service.

Craig A. Mueller Scholarship (in Arts Management)
Amanda Shepard



Art, Accounting and Business majors win first Business Model Contest

A team of UW-Green Bay students with majors in Art, Accounting and Business Administration have won first place in UWGB’s first student business model contest. Emily Barnes (Accounting), Lydia Delikat-Mitchell (Art), and Brianna Pritzl (Business Administration) entered their business model for SoapShop, a retailer of high quality products, such as shampoos and conditioners, that use refillable aluminum bottles. The solution reduces single-use plastic. This first-of-its-kind contest at UW-Green Bay required students to submit two-minute business model presentation videos that covered 8 different business model criteria.

The team earned $750 cash from Dental City and will move on as the top qualifier from UWGB to compete International Video Pitch contest hosted by the University of Pecs in Hungary. The team will compete against the top two business model video presentations from students of other universities around the world. See more about the International Video Pitch contest. Or see more information on how UWGB joined the partnership consortium of worldwide universities to compete in this contest.

The SoapShop team also recently finished in fifth place in the Spring 2020 UWGB Student [Virtual] Business Idea Pitch Contest and were also part of the New Venture Acceleration studio accelerator class.

The second place team, and winner of $250 cash from Dental City, is Caps Off. The Caps Off team of Business Administration majors Molly Hurrish, Kody Kohnke, Cory Gruendemann, and Kayla Wendland will also compete in the International Video Pitch contest. The Caps Off business model provides a better way to recycle plastic by using a smart vending machine and a rewards system. Caps Off recently finished in first place in the Spring 2020 UWGB Student [Virtual] Business Idea Pitch Contest.

As part of the worldwide partners consortium for the International Video Pitch contest, UWGB was tasked, along with all other universities in the contest, to provide three volunteer judges. UWGB alumni Abby Kiefer ’03 (Urban and Regional Studies, Environmental Policy and Planning) and Randy Knaflic ’95 (Music), as well as gBETA Northeast Wisconsin and gBETA Musictech director Adrienne Palm, served as UWGB’s three judges. Palm will also judge the International round of the contest. For more information on these judges, go to

For more information on the Entrepreneurship program at UWGB, visit or contact lecturer of entrepreneurship Ryan Kauth at


Congratulations to this year’s Art Merit Scholarship winners

The UW-Green Bay Art and Design program announces and congratulates this year’s Art Merit Scholarship winners and all students for completing a challenging school year!

Awards this year totaled $22,588. Scholarships are awarded on criteria similar to those used to evaluate student work in studio courses: Formal Quality, Technical Mastery, Conceptual Depth, Integration, Context, Consistency, and Artist’s Statement.


David L. Damkoehler Art Scholarship: Savannah Mikle
Hagemeister Family Art Scholarship: Miranda Moeller, Elyse Lemke, Shaela Romenesko
Teresa M. Halbach Scholarship: Emily Hansen, Tillie Petersen, Raquel Riemer
Anni Kacynski Memorial Scholarship: Kieran Krueger
Michael Kazar Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Blumenthal, Lindsey Beseler
Althea Steele Lederer Scholarship: Kassie Corroy
Craig A. Mueller Scholarship:Renae Geimer, Andrea Cornett, Amanda Shepard
William K. Prevetti Scholarship: Kassie Corroy
Bob and Jan Pum Scholarship: Brittney Meyer

UW-Green Bay alumni pitch virtually to gBETA Northeast Wisconsin

UW-Green Bay alumni and founders Yana DeMyer ’84 (Communication and the Arts) of Roving Blue and Justin Seidl ’12 (Art) of Sequoir both recently pitched virtually to conclude the spring 2020 cohort of gBETA Northeast Wisconsin. gBETA Northeast Wisconsin is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots and requires no fees and no equity. gBETA Northeast Wisconsin and is sponsored by the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, WiSys, and Microsoft.

DeMyer’s Roving Blue® products harness “The Power of EO3™“ (electrolytic ozone). Ozone dissolved in water is more powerful than chlorine, quickly reverts to oxygen, and leaves no chemical residue, making it an eco-friendly and sustainable sanitizing solution for water purification, food and beverage, dental, and agriculture.

Seidl’s Sequoir is a blockchain-built exchange—providing transparency, time-efficient management, and accurate reporting—for buying and selling digital assets, including cryptocurrencies and intellectual property.

See more information on gBETA, Sequoir, Roving Blue, and the other three gBETA Northeast Wisconsin spring 2020 cohort companies – Future State,, and KBD Oil.


The Singular Adventures of Rabbit and Kitty BoyCover art

Prof. Kristy Deetz publishes ‘The Singular Adventures of Rabbit and Kitty Boy’

The Singular Adventures of Rabbit and Kitty BoyCover art
The Singular Adventures of Rabbit and Kitty Boy

The Singular Adventures of Rabbit and Kitty Boy by UW-Green Bay Prof. Kristy Deetz (Art) and her husband, Edward S. Louis, recently came out via Elm Grove Publishing and is available through all major book sellers.

Said to be “an inspired collection of intriguing paintings by Kristy Deetz, accompanied by charming and satirical stories by Edward S. Louis. Join the shape-shifting Rabbit, along with his best friend and astute sidekick Kitty Boy (both close friends of The Artist) as they venture into a land of visual and linguistic imagination, enthusiastically posting as art critics! Clever conversations between the two characters spark interpretation of the images, connecting with ideas from art history and theory, along with subtly dark humor—and plenty of puns!”

Kristy Deetz
Kristy Deetz

It’s been a busy year for Deetz: At the February College Art Association Conference, Feb. 12-15, 2020, Hilton Chicago, Deetz participated in the following events. (CAA, as the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners, she chaired and presented in the panel session, An Overview of Contemporary Painting and Materiality. She spent a year organizing and preparing for the session that included Jason Mitcham, one of our former artists-in-residence from the University of Florida. She is currently seeking publication options for the presentation. Here’s more:

Many contemporary painters have made materials the principal actor in their works, taking center stage with regard to meaning, form and content.  What does this new materiality propose? Studying the materials in a painting uncovers process, metaphorical associations of physical substances, and evolving meaning or power to signify, as well as the materials’ aesthetic qualities. Materiality draws upon such diverse fields as material culture, anthropology, technology, and the history of science.  A study of painting materials opens new dialogues and layers of interpretation that cross socio-economic and cultural boundaries, uncovering questions about our global economy. Materiality encourages reciprocal influence of studio disciplines opening new investigations of what is painted on and painted with along with possibilities of the immaterial, ephemeral, durational, or conceptual in painting. Might this current focus on materials in contemporary painting be fueled by technological breakthroughs in the world of material sciences? Is it a response to our virtual, digital world and ‘screen’ culture? Or an increasing awareness of global climate change and the environment?  This session includes an overview of the topic with individual panelists presenting their unique approaches and perspectives to materials within the current milieu. 

For the session Art Happens: Amazing Women, she interviewed internationally acclaimed Chicago artist, Phyllis Bramson. Through four sequential conversations, this session features successful women artists, who have maintained highly productive creative practices from 20 to 50 years. Interviews: Reni Gower and Virginia Derryberry; TeaYoun Kim-Kassor and Edra Soto; Patricia Briggs and Miriam Schaer; Kristy Deetz and Phyllis Bramson.

This year she also served as Chair of the CAA jury for the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award.

Meanwhile, her artwork has been featured in two recent traveling exhibitions:  FLASHPOINT: Material / Intent / Fused. (Weavings, digital prints, and encaustic paintings.) Venues so far have been Piedmont Arts Museum, Martinsville, VA; Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA; and next, University of Southern California, Chico.  Compulsory Measures: (Three large acrylic paintings on cotton cloth.) Venues: Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, The Art Museum, SUNY Potsdam; International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX; The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA.

hand coloring UW-Green Bay Coloring Pages

UW-Green Bay Coloring Pages

When times are difficult, UW-Green Bay creative ingenuity delivers a way to pass the time and spread some Phoenix pride. This series of beautifully drawn coloring pages was created especially for the Phoenix Family by hard-working and talented UW-Green Bay graphic design student Katie Stephenson for Phoenix of all ages to enjoy. Download and print these UW-Green Bay coloring pages.

Pages were created by graphic design student Katie Stephenson, May 2020.

Be sure to share photos of completed works of art with #VirtualUWGB!

UW-Green Bay campus icons coloring page Geometric phoenix coloring page Phoenix Sculpture coloring page rise with us coloring page Shoe Tree Traditions coloring page

UW-Green Bay student receives multiple awards at Fox River Ad Club 2020 Addy event

UW-Green Bay student Dane Schumacher (Design Arts and Art) received a Silver Student Addy Award, a Gold Student Addy Award and the Best of Show Addy Award in the annual contest sponsored by the Fox River Ad Club. His Student Silver and Student Best of Show Addy Awards were for his “Rubberneck Converse Collection” multiple-piece campaign designs (below), a fall 2019 Design 431, Graphic Design Studio III project.

Dane Schumacher
Dane Schumacher 

His Gold Student Addy Award was for his “Children’s Defense Fund” (above) multiple-piece campaign design, a fall 2019 Design 431, Graphic Design Studio III project. The event was February 21, 2020 at the 2020 American Advertising Federation Fox River Ad Club Addy Awards Event, hosted by St. Norbert College. Photo submitted.


Rubberneck Converse Collection
Rubberneck Converse Collection

Reminder: Luke Bagemehl exhibit at Sheboygan Campus

The UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery, located in Sheboygan’s Fine Arts Building, invites the community to see its latest art exhibit, “Artwork by Lukas Bagemehl.’ There will be a special artist reception on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition will run from March 6 though 27. (Note that there will be no public access during Spring Break, March 16-20.) More here. The opening reception is free and open to the public. The Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the show or the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery, please contact Gallery Director Dan Smith at