Current Exhibition

Spiritual Reflections

January 23 - April 2, 2023

Opening Reception Feb 10, 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Artist Statement

Jan Jahnke

The finished pieces are a connection between myself and other people. Hiking with my daughter in the Southwest, my son's land in northern Wisconsin, and memories of my grandparent's farm are sources for ideas. Textures of grasses, layers of drying leaves, and piles of stone. Colors of sunlight, shadows, and decay. Patterns of branches, tree bark, and pebbles in the sand. They are all part of the natural world that inspires me. Whether creating abstracts or more realistic renderings of nature, I work with a combination of spontaneity and editing. Multiple layers of ink -both transparent and opaque-are applied, edited and applied again. Eventually the piece will reflect nature with its rich surface quality, texture and energy.

Artist Statement

Susan Buss

Susan’s artwork includes salvaged and reclaimed woolens and linens, other natural and synthetic fibers, and hand-dyed yarns to use with weaving techniques or other fiber art and sculptural processes. She uses language, visual and verbal, to express her often tongue-in-cheek humor. Susan is in the midst of a series of works as surfaces that reflect prayer.

Other Galleries

Barth Cases Exhibit

"The Scullery" from the private collection of Dr. Theresa A. Kenney

Student Art Gallery

Kristin Schueffner, Senior Illustration Major

14 Frames Gallery

Interrior Architecture and Design Exhibit by Sofia Asmus

Gallery Information

Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit at their leisure; during our hours of operation. No reservations are required, but guests should plan to check in at CUW's front desk and follow standard COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing a mask and physically distancing.


Shawhan, Jeffrey D.
Gallery Director
262-243-4552 (email preferred)


Monday-Thursday: 4-8pm
Friday & Sunday: 12-4pm
Closed Saturday


Concordia University Wisconsin
12800 N Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, WI 53097
Lobert 107


About the CUW Art Gallery

Over 30 years ago, the CUW Art Gallery was founded with the hope of educating, challenging, and inspiring the students, faculty, staff, and community of CUW as well as the public through exposure to the vast world of art. Our mission is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. Combining fresh, object-based scholarship with broad accessibility, the CUW Art Gallery aims to provoke and affirm accepted meanings of art objects and to suggest new ones to its patrons. We aspire to excite the imagination, and present opportunities for our patrons to look into the study of art and culture.

The goals of the CUW Art Gallery are to:

  • Bring excellent contemporary and historical art to the CUW campus community
  • Reflect the diversity of the university and Southeastern Wisconsin community
  • Connect the university and the public through relevant art and cultural programs
  • Support student, emerging and established artists by providing opportunities for the creation and exhibition of cutting edge visual art
  • Development of self-knowledge inherent in artistic activity for the personal growth and development of the CUW Gallery students, faculty, staff and patrons