JHS Art Gallery

Art Exhibitions

 “INDIGENOUS NOW” contemporary Native American art exhibition. April 2 - May 4. 

“Read-in” of Louise Erdrich’s The Round House, in conjunction with Wisconsin reads the Round House/NEA Big Read and LCO Ojibwa Tribal College events. April 9th/10th, 11am - 1pm. 

Reception: April 16th, 7 - 9 pm, refreshments provided.

Indigenous now flyer

Past Exhibits

October 16 - November 18, 2017: Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP)

The Wisconsin Regional Art Program provides statewide art workshops and exhibits for nonprofessional artists. It began in 1940 to encourage creative growth through exhibitions, critiques and workshops. Two artists will go on to the WRAP State Exhibition.  Those winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced at the workshop on November, 18.

Reception: Thursday, October 19, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Refreshments provided.

September 4 - October 12, 2017: Kellyann Burns - Contemporary Drawings & Collage

Image of artwork by Kellyann Burns

Kellyann Burns is an American Abstract Artist who focuses on process and color to portray a visual dialogue of the environments she observes.

Her work encourages an intimate perceptual experience with the viewer, evoking a personal recollection of structures, depicting spatial organization of architecture and forms that expose the beauty of erosion - how attrition and regeneration in the natural and built world evoke both the reductive and the expressive.

Burns’ work is held in many public and private collections and has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad.  She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

April 5 - June 5, 2017: Reflections, art + environment

People at an art gallery reception

Multi-media works by Kathy Kasic, Sukha Worob, Ralph Wiegmann & Suzanne Truman. 

Join us for Earth Week @ the U presentations on Aril 13th and 20th in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall, 12:30 – 1:20 pm.

Gallery Information

The Joel Hayden Salter Art Gallery was dedicated to the memory of UW-Barron County Professor, Joel Hayden Salter, on May 1st, 1977.  Mr. Salter taught from the time of the campus opened in 1967 until his death at the age of 48.  He was known for his Ash Can School style of painting, though he was also known locally for his still-life and nature paintings.  Before joining UW-Barron County, Salter was a curator for the Wisconsin State Historical Society in Madison.  Salter was a music enthusiast and accomplished musician who played piano, banjo and other stringed instruments.  While in Rice Lake Salter played with The Hall Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band, The Deans List and a number of other local groups.

The Joel Hayden Salter Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building and features exhibitions by professional artists and students throughout the year. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

The Gallery typically features six exhibitions per year, showcasing the work of regionally and nationally-renowned artists, as well as local artists and youth groups.


For more information about exhibiting your work in the JHS Gallery, please contact:

Suzanne Truman, Gallery Director