Goodman Community Center | Ballweg Gallery

The gallery seeks to invigorate the community’s artistic spirit by providing a high visibility space for artists to present their work to the public, making it easy for our community to enjoy and purchase original local art.

Artwork is selected for display by a small team including our Volunteer Gallery Curator. We're currently looking for artists.

Current Gallery Exhibit

January 2020

Rick Ross Equanimity

SCRATCHING THE SURFACE: Oil and Cold Wax Paintings by Rick Ross

Artist statement

Reflection of who I am as an artist keeps bringing me back to one word, evolution. I have always loved art – I drew and painted as a child, and as I got older, the transition into adulthood left me little time for creative expression. In my 30s, another major transition into parenthood, gave me the unexpected inspiration to return to art. Spending time with my sons and seeing the world through their eyes, moved me to pick up the paint brush again and express color with renewed wonder for the world around me.

Nature is my subject matter, whether literally interpreted through landscapes and still life or abstractly represented by the textures and depth of oil and cold wax medium. Like the evolution of my life experiences, I love to explore and imagine the journey of objects and am inspired by history, age, and patina.

The next phase of my personal evolution and the evolution of my work is yet unknown. Education, research, and experimentation will take me there.


Born in Missouri, I finished my MBA at William Woods University. Shortly after, my wife and I moved to Madison and eventually to Mt. Horeb, our current home. Throughout my life I have always explored art and have taken countless classes to learn as much as possible. Leaving my job to stay home with my boys and explore art full time has been the best adventure so far.

To purchase:

To purchase Rick’s art, contact him directly at 608-358-0366 or You can also see more of his work at

February 2020

Art Paul Schlosser

The Incredible Art of Art Paul Schlosser

Artist statement

Art Paul’s artwork uses different styles of art; mostly acrylic paint but sometimes using oil or house paint. He brings a childlike imagination along with a scientific experimental style. Art isn’t trying to paint what you want but rather what he wants you to enjoy. He is thinking outside the box, sometimes painting the inside of the box differently, and occasionally allowing the accidental to happen. Art Paul is always trying new ideas out; never conforming to what or who it is others want Art Paul to be. The Goodman Center show is just a sampling of the many paintings Art Paul has done. Art Paul has been doing Art since he was a kid and is enjoying his life as an artist, poet and musician. He thinks you will enjoy these pieces he has chosen for this show; as with any form of entertainment, the more you look at Art's paintings the better you will see them.

To purchase:

All pieces priced at $100. To purchase Art’s art, contact him directly at or

For more information about the Ballweg Gallery at the Goodman Center contact:

Kristin Groth

Communications Development Specialist
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