|Exhibit Opens||Exhibit Ends|
|January 23, 2021||March 14, 2021|
In September 1915, the Green Bay Art Club held its first public art exhibit in the children’s room of the Kellogg Public Library (125 S. Jefferson St.). This exhibit laid the foundation for a permanent museum in the library in 1917, which became the Neville Public Museum. Ever since then, Colony artists have held an annual art exhibit at the Neville Public Museum.
For more than a century, hundreds of women artists have been part of the Green Bay Art Colony. These women continue to inspire each other, educate the public, encourage new artists and give scholarships to art students. Styles and club rules may have changed, but the dream to keep art and culture part of the community remains the same.
This past year has been particularly challenging for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the theme for this year’s exhibition is Art Gone Viral. A total of 36 artworks from 25 artists were juried in by Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. These works are reflective of the personal expressions of overcoming difficulty, while remaining optimistic for a post-pandemic world.