Experience the visual world through the university's own art gallery. The Foster Gallery is the largest gallery in the Eau Claire area, and admission is free to Blugolds and the public. With a strong educational program, UW-Eau Claire students can take advantage of this learning space through exhibition receptions, open viewings, installation opportunities, guest speaker presentations, and the chance to participate in our annual juried student art show.
During the academic year, the Foster Gallery offers professional-level presentations of faculty and student work as well as external shows featuring nationally and internationally-recognized artists. Built in 1970, the Foster Gallery was named in honor of Ruth Foster, professor emeritus of art, who served on the faculty of Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire for 42 years and established The Foundation for the Appreciation of Art in Western Wisconsin.
Upcoming Exhibitions and Opportunities
“I Make This, You make That”
Married for sixteen years and raising two kids, the artists Edward and Emily do not collaborate in the studio. However, with distinctly individual motivations for making, living life together allows formal qualities to overlap in their artwork as they explore similar themes. Although each artist makes under a separate practice, both continue to celebrate the joy of objects and the life they’ve created for their family.
Featuring artwork by Edward Kelley and Emily Newman.
Opens Wednesday, September 8
Closes Friday, October 1
Reception: Friday, October 1, 6-7:30pm
Visit and contact the Foster Gallery
715-836-2328 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Bulger, Gallery Director
Haas Fine Arts Center 162
121 Water Street | Eau Claire, WI 54703