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The Chestnut Gallery aspires to visually enrich our community by exhibiting local, regional and national artists focusing on a broad spectrum of media and expressive styles.

Current Exhibit

The Joyful Garden 

Artist Nancy Laliberte

Gallery Opening May 6th, 6-8 pm

The show runs May 3rd - May 21st

Artist Statement

The Joyful Garden
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
A collection of paintings filled with color, hope, and joy, inspired by the artist’s garden and beyond.
My love for nature and flowers goes back to childhood and growing up on a farm. Surrounded by woods, creeks, fields, and an abundant garden, this inspiring environment filled my eyes and mind, and embedded itself into my heart. I fondly recall studying the colors, shapes, and textures of a fresh bouquet of peonies on the table, planting my own small flower garden, and reveling in the beauty of the pansies and petunias planted by my mother and grandmothers. Each year, I plant these same flowers in my own garden as a way to express gratitude to the matriarchs in my family for instilling in me a love a nature and flowers.
While the physical act of painting fills my soul and keeps me in the present moment, capturing the splendor of a flower or garden with paint makes my heart sing. It is my wish that these paintings inspire you and lift your spirit.
With gratitude, Nancy Laliberte
A native Wisconsinite, Nancy Laliberte studied graphic communications and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After working for over 20 years as an art director and designer in the advertising industry, she decided to replace the computer for an easel and pursue her love of painting.


Whether painting or drawing, Nancy's work reflects her life-long love for the color and light found in nature, and in everyday scenes and objects. Making the world more beautiful, one painting at a time, is her passion. An award-winning artist, Nancy has been juried into many local, national and international shows, receiving several Best of Show and other awards along the way. Her greatest joy, though, is not in the awards, but in the process of painting and sharing her love of art with others through her work, and classes.
"I am eternally thankful to God for allowing me to do what I was born to do:  creatively express myself through art."
Nancy lives in Wausau, WI, with her husband Mike, and youngest son, Nicholas. When she is not painting, you can usually find her in the garden.


Introducing our new virtual exhibits!


Flowers In Focus by Roxie Wetterau

Weeds & Dirt by R. Christian Egger

Gene Wesley Virtual Gallery Exhibit

“Wilderness Reflections” by Don Halloran and Sylvia Eisenmann

Upcoming Exhibits

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Thur 10AM-3PM

June 2021 - Ryan Bredlau - Ceramic Sculptural Forms -Jefferson College, Hillsboro, MN

July 2021 – Kathryn Petke -Paintings & Collage – Marshfield, WI

August 2021 – Victoria Maidhof – Paintings - Madison, WI

September 2021 – Rick Mittelstadt – Paintings – Prior Lake, MN

October 2021 – TBA

November 2021 – Nichole Linzmeier – Marshfield, WI – Animal Drawings on Paper and Birch Bark

December 2021 – Holiday Showcase

Once Loved Art

Get your art to us!
We're currently collecting donated art --now!

Chestnut Center's "Once Loved Art" Silent Auction takes your "retired" art that you've retrieved from the basement or back of the closet, and gives it new life, in someone else's home!

Retired art might take the shape of a piece of wall art, an antique quilt, a piece of lace or jewelry, a sculpture or other three-dimensional pieces, or maybe autographed sheet music.

Donated art can be dropped off at the Chestnut Center during regular office hours (Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am-3pm) or by appointment (715-389-8999).
Let us put your retired treasures back to work!

Chestnut Center's "Once Loved Art" Silent Auction will be held again --online! Watch for it! Sign up for our email blasts to be notified. Also, a selection of this art is on display in the Terrazzo Room year-round.

On Display in the Fireplace Room:

Gene Wesley

Call For Artists!

Artists interested in showing their work at the Chestnut Center Fine Arts Gallery, please fill out the form below!
--> CCA Gallery Exhibition Request Form