Art exhibits at Holy Wisdom Monastery

The Benedictine Sisters at Holy Wisdom Monastery sponsor three art exhibits every year as part of their mission. Held in the spring, summer and fall, these exhibits hang in the gathering area of the LEED-certified monastery building. Selected artwork is in keeping with the monastic environment and reflects the Benedictine values of beauty, balance, simplicity, contemplation, and reverence for creation.

Current art exhibit

A Visual Journey – Ann Herrold-Peterson
October 12, 2018 – January 7, 2019

Holy Wisdom Monastery is pleased to feature the watercolors of Ann Herrold-Peterson who views watercolor painting as a visual journey, both for her as the artist, and hopefully for you, the viewer. Her paintings explore the surprising nature of ordinary things and her compositions augment a sense that the world around us is full of wonderful surprises, if we just stop to look.

A Visual Journey is on display from October 12, 2018-January 7, 2019 at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm and Sundays from 10:00-11:00 am, except for holidays when the monastery is closed.

All are welcome.

Photo: Lafond Winery and Vineyard by Ann Herrold-Peterson will be part of the exhibit.

More information

For more information about attending an art exhibit, sponsoring an art exhibit or displaying art at Holy Wisdom Monastery, contact Rachel Olson at, 608-836-1631, x120.

Displaying art at the monastery

Every year, the monastery features several art exhibits and artists are welcome to submit their art for consideration (see guidelines).

Exhibits at Holy Wisdom Monastery seek to:

  • Highlight creativity as an aspect of our spiritual lives
  • Encourage a ‘new way of seeing’ by the viewer
  • Open our space to the creative gifts of others and give them an opportunity to share their work with all guests
  • Bring a representation of contemporary artistic expression to the monastery
  • Provide an additional opportunity for guests to experience Holy Wisdom Monastery

Submissions are due in December each year for the next year’s spring and fall exhibits.