Waukesha State Bank Gallery

The Waukesha State Bank Gallery at Waukesha Civic Theatre features artists from around Wisconsin to showcase their work. WCT is committed to showcasing local talent and enhancing our community of artists.

Charles F. Wickler

Artist Statement

Our culture is bursting with visual imagery. A key component of this world is text. Text informs, stimulates, indoctrinates, sells and/or manipulates. My art uses text alone or with a variety of images in multiple media. Sometimes the text is the work of art. In other works, the text expands or complements a found image that creates a conceptual interplay. These works are not meant to be decorative. They are meant to confront the viewer to stop and react to an image in a new context.


ART PRIZE, Grand Rapids MI, 2016
Texas National 2007, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI 2014
Uihlein Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI 2010
Galleria Edge, Solo Exhibition, Waukesha, WI 2016
Delafield Arts Center, Solo Exhibition, Delafield, WI 2012
Next Act Theatre, Solo Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI 2014
Bagging Culture, Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2015
Wisconsin Visual Artists Exhibition, Cedarburg, WI 2015
Watercolor Wisconsin, Racine, WI 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, WI 2009
ISSUES, Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 2008
TEXT MESSAGES, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN 2011

Contact the Artist

1170 Downing
Waukesha, WI 53186
262-549-1408 h 262.442.1785 c


Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI 2005 Donor Award
Wisconsin Visual Artists Exhibition, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI, 2008 Second Place Award
Wisconsin Visual Artists Print & Drawing Exhibition, Ozaukee Art Center, Cedarburg, WI 2008 Third Place Award
WP&S 2005 Southeast Chapter Show, Marian Gallery, Milwaukee and Wisconsin Academy Steenboch Gallery,
Madison, WI, Second Place
Artsbridge 9th Annual National Show, Prallsville Mills, Lambertville, NJ, 2003, Most Innovative Award
Watercolor Wisconsin, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, Best of Show 2002, Second Award 2005
Milwaukee Area Teachers of Art Print, Drawing and Photography Exhibition, Carroll College, Waukesha, WI, Best
Of Show 2002, 2008 Merit Award 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016
Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Centennial Exhibition, Museum of Wisconsin Art and LRC Gallery, Nicolet College,
2000, Merit Award
Wisconsin Artists Biennial, UW Madison and UW Milwaukee, 1997, Major Award
Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI, 1997, Major Award
PLACE/WISCONSIN, Layton Gallery, Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, WI, Jacobi Award 1995 and 1996
Artist Award Design Competition, Lakefront Festival of Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1991
Wisconsin Art Education Association Exhibition, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Merit Award, 2001
Milwaukee Area Teachers of Art Juried Membership Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI, Major Award 2000, 2002, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013


Gehl Dairy Co. Germantown, WI WEA Insurance, Madison, WI
Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, WI Century Fence, Pewaukee, WI
Famous Wisconsin Artists, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI Auro Tech, Inc., Menomonee Falls
Milwaukee Magazine Collection, Milwaukee, WI Arpin Dairy, Arpin, WI
Dane County Cultural Com. Madison, WI Gold Bond Ice Cream, Green Bay, WI
R&R Insurance Services, Inc., Waukesha, WI Blount Inc., Montgomery, AL
Neiman Marcus, Philadelphia, PA and Dallas, TX Delzer Litho Co., Waukesha, WI
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, Madison, WI Johnson Hill Press, Fort Atkinson, WI
The Hyatt Regency Collection, Milwaukee, WI State National Bank, Platteville, WI
Arts Collection, Standard Oil Co. of Indiana, Chicago, IL UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Milwaukee, WI U.S. Chemical, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Telephone, Milwaukee and Appleton, WI Rexnord Corporation, Milwaukee, WI
Kemper National Insurance Companies, Long Grove, IL Boston Store Collection, Milwaukee, WI
Seidman and Seidman/BDO, Milwaukee, WI Vienna Sausage Co., Chicago, IL
Household International Corp., Prospect Heights, IL Embassy Suites Hotels
Wisconsin Packing Co., Milwaukee, WI UW-Platteville, Platteville, WI
State Bank of Farley, Farley, IA Waukesha Public Library

Charles F. Wickler Image Gallery