Ginnie Cappaert, Summer Breezes, 38" x 38", Oil and Cold Wax on Panel. Artwork on view at the gallery until October 13, 2019.
For many people, the name "Hardy Gallery" conjures up images of the historic graffiti-covered warehouse situated on the shores of Ephraim's picturesque Eagle Harbor; for others, the name represents years of memories from visiting different exhibitions presented in the unique art gallery, while some are reminded of the warehouse's history. For all of these reasons, it is easy to see why The Hardy holds so much meaning for art collectors, Ephraim residents and visitors alike.
The concept for this fundraising raffle was conceived by the Hardy Gallery Board of Directors in the fall of 2012 with the above in mind. The goal remains to create interest in a product that directly taps into the emotional connection that exists between our place and our audience. Annually, the Hardy will commission a painting that exemplifies quality at the highest level - focused on our recognizable icon, the warehouse - in partnership with a well-recognized and respected Door County artist and his or her representing gallery. Interpretation of the abovementioned subject is entirely up to the artist.
The raffle was structured to benefit all parties involved; the selected artist, who is commissioned and paid for the creation of the painting, the representing gallery who will handle the sale and the donor who will purchase the painting and donate to the Hardy. The budget set by the board for the value of the artwork is $2,800.00.
Timeframe: Ticket sales will take place throughout the entire summer season, commencing in May to coincide with the opening of the Wall-to-Wall Exhibit and run through the Hardy's closing in mid-October. The Drawing will be held at The Hardy Gallery on October 14th, 2019 at 1:00pm.
Ticket Sales: With our audience in mind, ticket prices have been set at $5 each or 5 for $20. The main ticket venue will be the Hardy Gallery with additional sales through the Art from the Heart partner, the board of directors, financial development committee and volunteers of the organization.
About the Artist
Ginnie Cappaert | "Summer Breezes"
Oil and cold wax on wood panel, 38" x 38"
It is the landscape imagery and its deep space that Ginnie Cappaert explores in her paintings by building 30-40 layers of oil paints, cold wax, and other mixed mediums. It is by this process of very thin layers of oil paint adding texture, scraping the paint, dissolving areas and then rebuilding them that she constructs an interesting surface with metallics, texture, and depth. The finished painting is a color-infused interpretation of the landscape. By looking closely and focusing on patterns, line, shape, and color, Ginnie Cappaert was able to capture freedom found in distant horizons and wide expanses.
Ginnie Cappaert is a full-time visual artist with a studio/gallery in Egg Harbor. Her surroundings of nature and her travels inspire and influence her oil/mixed media paintings. She is represented locally at Edgewood Orchard Galleries and Cappaert Contemporary Gallery as well as galleries across the country including Globe Fine Art in Santa Fe. Her studio/gallery, Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, Egg Harbor is open daily May 1 - October 31.
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