2016 Exhibitions

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 28th and we are excited to share with you the exhibit lineup for our 54th season. We look forward to seeing you at the gallery!

54th Season Kick Off Celebration

May 28, 5:30 - 7:00PM
The not-to-be-missed kick-off event of the 2016 season! Join us Saturday, May 28, 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 annually juried show.

Wall-to-Wall Salon

May 28 - June 10
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."

54th Annual Juried Exhibit

June 17 - July 17

Opening Reception: Friday, June 17th, 5:30pm - 7pm

54th 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. 


Collection Invitational

July 17 - August 21

Opening Reception: Friday July 22, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Collection Invitational Opening Reception and unveiling of the 2016 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 22 - August 21

Unveiling of Mosaic: Friday, July 22nd, 5:30pm - 7pm
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 make mention that you heard about them from the Hardy!

Form Follows Function: The Intersection of Art and Craft

September 2 - October 9

Opening Reception: Friday, September 2nd, 5:30pm - 7pm 

Form follows function is a principle associated with modernist architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. Form Follows Function, The Intersection of Art & Craft will focus on the principles associated within the Bauhaus School of Art and is open to artists and craftspersons in Door County and in the entire state of Wisconsin. 

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Gallery Closures

The gallery will be closed for exhibit installation during the following dates: May 26 - May 28; June 13 - June 17; July 18 - July 22; August 22 -September 2.

Our gallery closes for the season on October 9th.


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