Molly Gwitt has been awarded Outstanding Senior Show Award

The Art Discipline is pleased to announce that Molly Gwitt has been awarded the Outstanding Senior Show Award. The exhibition is located in the Lawton Gallery Room 230 runs until May 13. See the virtual version.

Artist Statement

I am a multimedia artist designing and creating functional forms. The intention behind my work is to recreate the captured moment of my experience with nature through utilitarian handmade forms. Using my multimedia approaches, I’ve created an interior space that is inspired by the natural world. Here, the items that are a reflection of my experiences become a part of our living environment.

My work is in homage to the traditional Japanese garden. Japanese gardens are a space intended to capture the essence and natural beauties of nature. These gardens enhance our quality of life by bringing serenity and nature into our crowded lives. Just like the Japanese, I am attempting to guide nature into the home to create a beautiful yet tranquil environment through my art.

Growing up in Wisconsin, I have explored many forests, caves and swamps. I find when I am immersed within nature I feel the most at peace. Hiking and mushroom hunting are what helps me recharge and find inspiration for my art. I wanted to bring the peaceful feeling that nature brings me into the home. Thus, creating this space.

Reminder: 48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition open through Dec. 12 & award results

The results are in for the 48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition! Awards for the student artists that have work displayed, were recently announced and are listed below. Thank you to everyone who has been apart of this show. If you didn’t have a chance to see the show in person, there is still time! The exhibition will be up until December 12th, or you can view the entire gallery and the work featured in it from the comfort of your own home on the Lawton Gallery Flickr account. Keep your eyes peeled for the Spring 2021 exhibition schedule!

Video: 48th Annual Juried Student Virtual Exhibition

Can’t make it to the Green Bay Campus? At least you can see the incredible work of UW-Green Bay students at the 48th annual Juried Student Exhibition. Students from any and all of the four UW-Green Bay campuses were invited to submit their work . The juror is Kate Mothes, an independent curator, founder of Young Space, and co-founder/editor of Dovetail Magazine. Watch the video:

Location & Hours of the Lawton Gallery

Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
The Lawton Gallery is located in the Theatre Hall building (Room 230). The gallery is open during the fall and spring semesters, and closed during the summer months (June, July & August). For further information, please call the curator at 920-465-2916.

Lawton Gallery announces exhibition schedule for Fall 2019

The Lawton Gallery has announced its exhibition schedule for Fall 2019.

The Museum of Natural Inspiration: Artists Explore the Richter Collection

September 5, 2019 through October 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:30pm
In collaboration with the Richter Museum of Natural History, artists have created artwork inspired from the Richter Museum’s collection of specimens. These specimens will be displayed alongside the artwork they have inspired in a true partnership of art and science.

Oskar Ly

October 10, 2019 through October 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Contemporary fashion inspired from traditional Hmong patterns and clothing. Ly’s work has contributed to the Hmong American fashion movement and communities by embracing Hmong identity and exploring cultural narratives through conceptual and wearable art pieces.

47th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

November 14, 2019 through December 12, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Annual exhibition opportunity for UW-Green Bay students.

Lawton Gallery announces 2019 exhibitions

The Lawton Gallery (UW-Green Bay Campus) would like to thank everyone for an amazing semester. This semester, the Lawton has been honored to host Barbara Diener, who explored the paranormal through her photography, show off the some of the University’s own collection including work from the branch campuses and present the UW-Green Bay Juried Student exhibition. Watch for these upcoming exhibitions:

2019 Faculty Exhibition, January 31 through February 28, 2019
Featuring artwork from our very own Art and Design faculty including, for the first year, faculty from Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses.

(Wood): Explorations in Woodworking
March 7 through March 28, 2019
Exhibition of wooden sculptures and furniture by Minkyu Lee and Mark Sauter

Senior Exhibition
April 13 through May 16, 2019
UW-Green Bay Art and Design students exhibit the final accumulation of their artwork made during their undergraduate careers.

46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features work from four campuses

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery is proud to present the 46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, an art exhibition feature work of a variety of mediums and styles from UW-Green Bay students including, for the first time, students from our branch campuses: UW-Green Bay campuses at Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan. This year we are honored to have curator Frank Juarez of Frank Juarez Gallery in Milwaukee, WI as our juror. The opening reception will be Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with an award ceremony at 5 p.m. The exhibition will be open from Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 through Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 and can be viewed during gallery hours of operation, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Emma Hitzman at or Kayla Bauer at

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit

Opening reception for the 46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition to be held Thursday, Nov. 15

The opening reception for the 46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will be taking place on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 5 p.m., in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Artwork from the 46th Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be on display at UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery from Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 to Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Juried by Frank Juarez, Curator of Frank Juarez Gallery in Milwaukee, this exhibition features work in a variety of mediums by UW-Green Bay students from all campuses. Learn more.

Call for UW-Green Bay student art!

Please pass along to student artists… UW-Green Bay’s Lawton gallery put out a call for participation in the 46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Any student enrolled at any of the four UW-Green Bay campuses during the 2018 fall semester is eligible to present, regardless of year in school or major. Any media or combination of media including, but not limited to: painting, drawing, print making, photography and photo-derived processes, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry/metals, textiles and handmade paper is accepted.

For more information, see the exhibition details (pdf).

To participate, complete and submit the Juried Exhibition Entry Form (pdf).

Save the date:

46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Nov. 15 to Dec. 13, 2018

Juror’s Lecture: Wednesday, Nov. 8
Juror: Frank Juarez, Curator, Frank Juarez Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 15, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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44th annual juried student art exhibition

This year marks the 44th year of the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the Lawton Gallery, and the exhibition will be on public display to Dec. 20. UWGB students submit art for consideration. Leslie Vansen, a UW-Milwaukee painting professor, is the guest juror. The exhib will feature work by student artists in all mediums including ceramics, design arts, drawing, fibers, painting, photography, printmaking, metalwork and sculpture. Gallery hours are 10a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Lawton Gallery is always free and open to the public.

Reception today for 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The Lawton Gallery in Theatre Hall will host the opening reception for the 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition today (Thursday, Nov. 12), from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with award announcements at 5 p.m. Consisting solely of student work in a variety of media, the exhibition was guest juried by Kendra Bulgrin, director of the James May Gallery in Algoma. Food and refreshments will be available. All Lawton Gallery events are free and open to the public.