CWS Exhibit Features Works by Gisèle Robinson

Event Details

Date: March 22 - May 20, 2011

Times: Reception and Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 23, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through May 21

Location: Madsen/Nelson/Elmen Galleries of the Center for Western Studies

Ticket Info: or call 605.274.4007

“The Landscape Paintings of Gisèle Robinson,” a new exhibit featuring works by award-winning artist Gisèle Robinson, is now on display at Augustana's Center for Western Studies. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run through May 21.

A reception honoring the artist will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Center for Western Studies. The artist will present a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

The open prairie, high plains and vast skies of Wyoming and South Dakota are the focus of and inspiration for Robinson’s art. Working in oils, she celebrates the western landscape in all its moods. Capturing the fast changing landscape with feelings of solitude, silence and thunderous cloud formations is her passion.

Robinson was born in Germany and was educated in Switzerland and Sweden. She grew up surrounded by art and has painted most of her life. She came to the U.S. in 1955 and studied at Fresno State College. She has also studied with numerous well-known landscape artists and attended many workshops but considers herself mostly self-taught.

Robinson’s work is represented in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has won numerous awards, including the 2003 Wyoming Artist Association “Best of Show.” She has been a participant in the annual CWS Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale for many years.

The Landscape Paintings of Gisèle Robinson exhibition is sponsored by Artísia Fine Art Services, which specializes in fine art appraisals, collection management and art consultation.

The Center for Western Studies is located in the Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free. Call 605.274.4007 for more information.

IMAGE ABOVE: "Manatos of Wyoming," by Gisèle Robinson.

Tim Hoheisel
Outreach and Communication Director