The Hardy Gallery has been a pillar of the Door County art community since the mid-1900s, providing visibility to new and established artists with exhibits that excite and educate! We look forward to a much anticipated kick-off celebration on Saturday, May 26th and we are excited to share with you the exhibit lineup for our 56th season. We look forward to seeing you at the gallery!
56th Season Kick Off Celebration
May 26, 5:30 - 7:00PM
The not-to-be-missed kick-off event of the 2018 season! Join us Saturday, May 26, from 5:30 - 7pm at the Hardy Gallery on Anderson Dock in Ephraim, as we celebrate the launch of a new season with the annual Wall-to-Wall Salon. Guests will get a sneak peak at all submissions for the annual juried show.
May 26 - June 7
Now two weeks-long this exhibit featuring ALL artwork submitted for the juried exhibit prior to the jury selection. This short exhibit is a favorite among visitors! The public is encouraged to cast votes for their favorite piece with the popular "People's Choice Award."
56th Annual Juried Exhibit
June 15 - July 15
Opening Reception: Friday, June 15th, 5:30pm - 7pm
56th Annual Juried Exhibit opening reception. Welcome and awards presentation at 6pm.
The most notable of the Hardy's exhibits! This show features a variety of media by local and regional artists: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, mixed media and more. The exhibit offers emerging artists the opportunity to gauge their development and established artists the opportunity to explore new ideas and techniques.
Artwork Drop Off Dates, May 24, 25 & 26
July 20 - August 26
Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Collection Invitational Opening Reception and unveiling of the 2018 Community Mosaic Project
This annual exhibit highlights works by more than forty established local and regional artists. Visitors and collectors alike will find this an exciting opportunity to see a vast collection of work by a selection of the area's recognized artists and to add a distinctive piece to a personal collection. The exhibit highlights two works from each artist, one of which is donated by the artist for the Collector's Choice Benefit, the organization's largest special event fundraiser. The donated works are prominently displayed and featured in a silent auction. Funds raised in the Collector's Choice Benefit provide needed operational support for the non-profit organization.
Community Mosaic Project
July 20 - August 26
Unveiling of Mosaic: Friday, July 20th, 5:30pm - 7pm
Celebrating 11 years this year, the hugely popular Community Mosaic Project is back! This tandem outreach project/fundraiser was conceived in 2007 as a means to promote the visual arts. The display, hung along with the Collection Invitational, is constructed of 300 individual works of art, submitted by community members, youth, and established and emerging artists of all skill levels. Don't miss your chance to purchase a piece of this year's project - throughout the duration of the exhibit, the general public has the opportunity to purchase one of the 300 works; all proceeds benefit the non-profit organization. For updates, details or participation information, please call 920.854.2210. Canvases for the project are generously donated by the Artists Guild LLC in Sturgeon Bay.
Thank you in advance, for your contributions to this year's project! We are especially grateful to the Artists Guild, LLC, owned by Jeff and Sarah Bradley, for the contribution of canvases for this community event. We encourage you to patronize this business in return for their generous support of our organization; please remember to mention that you heard about them from the Hardy!
Canvases are NOW available. Pick-up at The Artists Guild, Sturgeon Bay - Dahl Law Firm, Sister Bay - or The Hardy Gallery (Begining May 26), Ephraim.
Surfaces: Large Scale Contemporary Abstract Painting
August 31 - October 14
Opening Reception: Friday, August 31st, 5:30pm - 7pm
Abstract painting is a broad category for non-figurative artworks that focus on line, form, and color, elements that can be considered the principal building blocks of abstract art since the beginning of the 20th century. This exhibit will feature five Midwest artists who practice a wide range of style and technique to make their large-scale abstract paintings. Exhibiting artists include: Tom Berenz, Shar Coulson, Emmett Johns, Margaret Lockwood, and Shane Walsh.
The gallery will be closed for exhibit installation during the following dates: May 24 - May 26; June 8 - June 15; July 16 - July 20; August 27 -August 31.
Our gallery closes for the season on October 14th.