The Underwood Gallery: 2002 -2010

Between 2002 to 2010 the Underwood Gallery offered an eclectic collection of contemporary crafts and fine art work.
Content is from the site's archived pages providing a glimpse of the type of art work this gallery offered.

The Underwood Gallery is now closed.

 The Underwood Gallery is Milwaukee’s most diverse source of fine art and contemporary craft. Representing over 140 artists and crafts people from the United States and Canada.

The Underwood Gallery carries many unique items, including:

  • Art Glass
  • Pottery
  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Art Jewelry
  • Finely Crafted Wood Boxes
  • Photography
  • and many more unique items.


Underwood Gallery always offers layaway, free shipping on jewelry, complimentary gift packaging, special ordering and shipping services. In 2009, resolve to buy locally, buy Made-In-America!

Located in the historic Village of Wauwatosa in the original cream city brick firehouse built in 1899.

Welcome to the Village of Wauwatosa

Plan your escape to the historic Village of Wauwatosa, located just minutes west of the city of Milwaukee and nestled along the banks of the Menomonee River. See the Village buildings of the past that still shine, presenting taste, style and grace to the present.

Delectable dining choices, diverse shopping, galleries and more await you! Hit the biking or hiking trails, rollerblade along the Parkway or relax with a treatment in a spa. It's an open air urban neighborhood experience.

Keeping it fresh…

keeps it interesting

The Village is expanding! And there's more in the works. Come see why it's a great place to visit, work and live.




Winter Scarf Sale

Save 40% on all Winter Scarves by Kristin Gereau, KG Textiles.



"Rachel Ray's Daytime Television Show selects Featured Artist as Vendor for their Show!"

The Rachael Ray Show has selected a local Wisconsin artist, Jessie Voss Schroeder, a popular local potter as an official vendor of the television show. Jessie has been a featured artist at Underwood Gallery in the Village of Wauwatosa for 7 years.

The show displayed a large selection of her pottery vases, pitchers, dinnerware and serving pieces on their set. Rachael cooked and served with bowls and plates in a wide variety of shapes and colors. Everything can be viewed and purchased at Underwood Gallery.

The show will be using Jessie's pieces throughout the season, but the kickoff show with the artist's Dark Red and Blue Pattern bowls debuted during the cooking segment on Friday, November 6, 2009. The show can be seen on Ch 7 - Cable/ or Ch 41 WMLW at 7 pm. Look for more of her pieces in other episodes! Underwood Gallery carries a variety of Jessie's patterns.



"Why do you buy or want to collect Original Art?"
Essay contest!

Buying and collecting original artwork defines your living spaces. It enriches your life and supports an important part of our artistic culture in keeping creativity alive. Artists need our support. Submit an essay 500 words or less about why you buy or why you want to begin collecting original art. The essay that expresses the best in why art is important to you will be selected and published on my website. The selected essay writer will also receive an original 12" x 12" painting from Pamela Anderson. This is the first of what will become an annual event. Can't wait to hear why art is important to you!



Studio Sculpture

Gail creates three-dimensional images from a flat sheet of metal - 20 gauge steel by folding and bending a shape she cuts with either a plasma torch or a pair of tin snips. She explores metal's kinetic movement so pieces can bounce, fly or dance in the breeze. The organic quality of her pieces transcend the connotations of the medium. Instead of harsh edges, there is line and movement. It is often a wonderful mystery as where the piece begins or ends! Each design weaves into itself creating the whole. Her collection includes works in stainless steel, rusted steel and a variety of colored powder-coated finishes.

Her backstory is an unusual one, beginning when she took a part-time job handling customer service calls for a small outfit selling cleaning supplies online. The calls usually involved either sales questions or complaints concerning orders of laundry detergents, vacuum cleaner bags, and everything in between. One caller had a question about the construction of the garbage bins in the catalog and she did not know the answer. Contacting the manufacturer, the director who happened to take her call was so impressed with her knowledge of metal craft that he invited her to the plant to witness the manufacturing process. This lead directly to her fascination with the use of sheet metal as a resource for art. So in a sense, it was the cleaning supplies that initiated her interest in sculpture!



Westside Artwalk
April 23, 2010, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
April 24, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Westside Artwalk has an exciting addition this spring! MARN (Milwaukee Artists Resource Network) is partnering with Artwalk and will be featuring several prominent Milwaukee Artists with their original artwork available for sale! Whether you are a collector or just starting an art collection, you will be able to find affordable art for sale. Explore the Village area, enjoy features to enhance your urban living experience. In addition to art you will find entertainment and many great dining choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday



Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Seasonal hours. Please call us to see if we are presently open on Sundays.

Contact Information

The Underwood Gallery

1430 Underwood Avenue

Wauwatosa, WI 53213



2006 Upcoming Events:

Spring & Summer Trunk Show

Presented by The Distinguished Bag Lady

Friday, March 31, 2006, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 01, 2006, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sip champagne and indulge in chocolates from Gail Ambrosius, Chocolatier while browsing the beautiful bags offered by The Distinguished Bag Lady.

Register in the gallery for a chance to win one of the purses we will offer each day of the event!

Download a printable flyer for more information or email Pamela to RSVP by March 28, 2006.