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February 6, 2023 - 108th Green Bay Art Colony exhibition opens on Saturday!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 108th Green Bay Art Colony exhibition opens on Saturday!

Green Bay, WI—February 6, 2023— The Green Bay Art Colony is a growing and thriving group of female artists. Established by nine women in September 1915, the Green Bay Art Club held its first public art exhibition in the Kellogg Public Library at 125 S. Jefferson St. The exhibit was so popular with the community that the decision was made to create a permanent museum and by 1917, the Green Bay Public Museum was founded. The museum was renamed the Neville Public Museum in memory of Green Bay Art Club member Ella Hoes Neville and her husband Arthur, a local historian.
To pay tribute to the origins of the museum, we proudly host an annual exhibition featuring art works created by current members of the club, now called the Green Bay Art Colony. 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.
A total of 22 artworks from 16 artists were juried in by Jim Neilson. Jim is an about-to-be retired professor of art at St. Norbert College (upon completing a 30-year tenure in the Art department in 2023).
Please join us on Saturday, February 11, 2023 for an Artist Reception from 2pm to 5pm. Remarks and awards announced at 3pm.
The 108th Art Colony Exhibition will be on display from February 11 through March 26, 2023.
For more information, please visit

Submitted by:
Beth A. Kowalski Lemke • Executive Director
210 Museum Place • Green Bay, WI 54303
Bridging Communities • Connecting Generations

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