Past Exhibitions

2016

Wall-to-Wall & 54th Annual Juried Exhibit

Wall-to-Wall May 28th - June 10th

54th Annual Juried Exhibit June 17th - July 17th 

Now a two-week long exhibition featuring all artwork submitted for the 54th Annual Juried Exhibit prior to the jury selection. This year 148 artworks were submitted for jurying with 84 works included in this exhibit. The panel of jurors included Stephanie Evans, Heather Harle Frykman, Holland Houdek, Daina Mattis and Katie Ries. Artists recognized for exemplary work and who were selected to receive awards were Jeffrey Olson (1st Place Award), Laura Schley (2nd Place Award), John Whitney (3rd Place Award), Thomas Jordan (Francis Howe Hardy Honorable Mention Award) and Dan Eggert (People’s Choice Award).

Collection Invitational Exhibition & Collectors Choice Benefit

July 17th - August 21st

The collection exhibit presents works of art by professional regional artists. Visitors and collectors alike will find this an excellent opportunity to see a vast selection of work by the area's finest artists and add a distinctive piece to a personal collection. Funds raised from this annual event support the education mission of the organization. This year 43 artists were represented, including: Daniel Anderson, Bridget Austin, Ernest Beutel, Rick Brawner, Julie Brogan, Shan Bryan-Hanson, Ginnie Cappaert, Pam Clausen, Deanna Clayton, Patty Degenhardt, Marianne Diekman, Ed Fenendael, Lucas Frykman, Tony Gebauer, Lynn Gilchrist, Connie Glowacki, Gloria Hardiman, Mitchel Heinrichs, Don Krumpos, Angela Lensch, Margaret Lockwood, Chad Luberger, Liz Maltman, Robert Merline, Jeffrey Olson, Ryan Pederson, Suzanne Rose, Mac Schueppert, Reneé Schwaller, Tome Seagard, Barbara Shakal, Linda Sheard, Bren Sibilisky, Kathryn Stanaszek, Cherly Stidwell Parker, Christine Style, Hermke Timm, Karsten Topelmann, Mary Uhl, John Whitney, Rob Williams, Karon Winzenz, Sandy Zapffe. 

Community Mosaic Project

Now in it's 9th year, the Community Mosaic Project brings awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to the local community and encouraging participation from individuals of all ages and abilities, and to provide the Hardy with funds through the sale of miniature artworks. The Project is displayed during the months of July and August annually, in conjunction with the Collection Invitational exhibit and consists, on average, of 300 6-inch by 6-inch works of art that collectively create a large-scale mosaic. This year 260 canvases were submitted for the project, which raised more than $7300 for the Hardy Gallery! All canvases are donated by the Artists Guild, LLC in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Please thank them for their patronage and continued involvement with this project. Without their support none of this would be possible. 

Form Follows Function: The Intersection of Art and Craft

September 2nd -October 9

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 FunctionThe Intersection of Art & Craft focused on the principles associated within the Bauhaus School of Art and exhibited 34 artists and craftspersons in Door County and throughout state of Wisconsin. 

 

2015

Wall-to-Wall & 53rd Annual Juried Exhibit

May 23rd -May 28th

A weeklong exhibition featuring all artwork submitted for the 53rd Annual Juried Exhibit prior to the jury selection. This year 111 artworks were submitted for jurying with 60 works included in this exhibit. The panel of jurors included Jacob Brault, Shan Bryan-Hanson, Melissa Dorn Richards, Suzanne Rose and Timothy Westbrook. Artists recognized for exemplary work and who were selected to receive awards are John Whitney (Best in Show Award), Rob Williams (1st Place Award), Arlene Stanger (2nd Place Award), Rick Brawner (3rd Place Award), Anne Kelly (Purchase Award) and Liesbeth Fickes (People's Choice Award).

Collection Invitational Exhibition & Collectors Choice Benefit

July 22nd -August 21st

The collection exhibit presents works of art by professional regional artists. Visitors and collectors alike will find this an excellent opportunity to see a vast selection of work by the area's finest artists and add a distinctive piece to a personal collection. Funds raised from this annual event support the education mission of the organization. This year 43 artists were represented, including: Daniel Anderson, Jeanne Aurelius, Bridget Austin, Ernest Beutel, Shan Bryan-Hanson, Lynn De Namur, Patty Degenhardt, Franne Dickinson, Marianne Diekman, John Dietrich, Ed Fenendael, Liesbeth Fickes, Tony Gebauer, Lynn Gilchrist, Connie Glowacki, Gloria Hardiman, Heather Harle Frykman, Emmett Johns, Brigitte Kozma, Angela Lensch Donna Linboe Trupin, Margaret Lockwood, Liz Maltman, Robert Merline, Jeffrey Olson, Pat Olson, Bonnie Paruch, Ryan Pederson, Ginny Rehmann, Mac Schueppert, Renee Schwaller Tom Seagard, Linda  Sheard, Bren Sibilsky, Mary Ellen Sisulak, Kathryn Stanaszek.

Community Mosaic Project

Now in it's 8th year, the Community Mosaic Project brings awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to the local community and encouraging participation from individuals of all ages and abilities, and to provide the Hardy with funds through the sale of miniature artworks. The Project is displayed during the months of July and August annually, in conjunction with the Collection Invitational exhibit and consists, on average, of 300 6-inch by 6-inch works of art that collectively create a large-scale mosaic. This year 272 canvases were submitted for the project, which raised more than $8000 for the Hardy Gallery! All canvases are donated by the Artists Guild, LLC in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Please thank them for their patronage and continued involvement with this project. Without their support none of this would be possible. 

Exquisite Corpse: Head to Toe & End to End

September 2nd -October 9

Exquisite Corpse Featuring printmaking and works on paper, visual artists and poets produced works based on the surrealist concept known as The Exquisite Corpse—a "blind collaboration," where components of what will become a larger work are produced separately by participants, without being able to see what others have produced, before being displayed together. Renowned printmakers from Door County and around the state produced sections of the human body to make "corpses" which were available by silent auction to benefit the organization. In addition, visual 2D artists from Door County made work for End-to-End, a work made up of 23 individual works, connected together as one large seamless work, and local poets from Write on Door County collaborated to make a series of poetry.

 

2011

Wall-to-Wall

Sunday, May 15 through Thursday, May 19

Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 5:30 - 7 pm

A weeklong exhibition featuring all artwork submitted for the 49th Annual Juried Exhibit prior to the jury selection. The exhibition is a feast for the eyes! A true salon exhibit, the walls of the gallery are covered from floor to ceiling with artwork of all sizes and kinds created by local and regional artists. Visitors are encouraged to cast votes for their favorite pieces with the popular "People's Choice Awards."

Collection Invitational Exibition & Collectors Choice Benefit

Saturday, July 16 through Sunday, August 28

Opening Reception: Friday, July 15, 5:30 - 7 pm

The collection exhibit presents works of art by professional regional artists. Visitors and collectors alike will find this an excellent opportunity to see a vast selection of work by the area's finest artists and add a distinctive piece to a personal collection. The exhibit highlights two works from each artist, one for display and one a donation in which to support the nonprofit organization. The donated works are prominently displayed and featured in a silent auction that will runs throughout the duration of the exhibit. Funds raised from this annual event support the education mission of the organization.

Fall Show: Pictures This!

Saturday, September 3 through Tuesday, October 11

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

This exhibition has been organized to draw attention to the rapidly evolving world of photography. The exhibit will explore and contrast contemporary photographic processes, including traditional, digital and alternative methods, while also revealing the technical aspects leading to the creation of the work though written texts. Unlike most Francis Hardy Gallery exhibitions, in which a wide variety of media is displayed, this exhibit will concentrate exclusively works with photographic origins.

2010

Wall-to-Wall

May 30 - June 3, 2010

A weeklong exhibit featuring all artwork submitted for the 48th Annual Juried Exhibit. In the spirit of a true salon exhibition, the walls of the Hardy Gallery are covered floor to ceiling with artwork created by local, regional, and national aritsts. Attendees may vote for their favorite pieces with the popular "People's Choice Award" - $5/vote with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Hardy Gallery.

48th Annual Juried Exhibition

June 12 - July 18, 2010

The 48th Annual Juried Exhibit is the premiere juried artist exhibition in Door County. It features the work of local, regional, and national artists representing a wide variety of media such as painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, ceramics, mixed media, and more.

Collection Invitational & Collector's Choice Benefit

July 24 - August 29

This exhibit features works of art by professional regional artists. Visitors to the gallery will see the exhibit as an excellent opportunity to see a vast collection of work by many of our area's finest artists, and art collectors will have the unique opportunity to add a distinctive piece to a personal collection. Funds raised from this annual event support the educational mission of the non-profit Hardy Gallery.

The Community Mosaic Project

July 24 - August 29

A community outreach project as well as fundraiser, the Mosaic Project was developed as a means to help raise awareness of the arts and make them accessible for every member of our community. The display, hung in tandem with the Collection Invitational Exhibit, consists of a large-scale mosaic constructed of 300-plus 6-inch by 6-inch canvases. Each artwork is crafted by community members, youth, professional, and amateur artists of all skill levels and ages. Throughout the duration of the exhibit, the general public may purchase numbers (one for each canvas) through a lottery system. At the conclusion of the exhibit, each original work is packaged and sent off to the patron who chose the respective canvas's number - thus increasing the impact of the project and making original artwork affordable for all.

Dimension in Door County: Form Transcending Function

September 4 - October 12

The Hardy Gallery "opens the door" to a fresh vision of three-dimensional work created by Door County artists. In addition to showcasing a wide variety of materials, techniques, and subject matter, the exhibit will also explore the artistic process used to create the works.

2009

Wall-to-Wall Salon Exhibition

May 24 - May 28, 2009

A weeklong exhibition that featured all artwork submitted for the 47th Annual Juried Exhibition prior to the jury selection. The exhibition was a feast for the eyes! A true salon exhibit, the walls of the gallery were covered from floor to ceiling with artwork of all sizes and kinds created by local, regional and national artists. Visitors were encouraged to cast votes for their favorite pieces with the ever popular "People's Choice Awards."

47th Annual Juried Exhibition

June 6 - July 12, 2009

The 47th Annual Juried Exhibition featured the work of local, regional and national artists representing a wide variety of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics and mixed media. This exhibit offered emerging artists the opportunity to gauge their development and established artists the opportunity to explore new ideas and techniques.

Collection Invitational Exhibition and Collector's Choice Benefit

July 18 - August 30, 2009

The collection exhibit presented works of art by select, established regional artists. The exhibit highlighted two works from each artist, one for display and one a donation in which to support the nonprofit FHCA. The donated works were prominently displayed and featured in a silent auction that ran throughout the duration of the exhibit. This annual exhibit is regarded as one of Door County's premier exhibitions for professional artists. Visitors and collectors alike found this an excellent opportunity to see the vast selection of the areas finest artists' and to add a distinctive piece to a personal collection!

Community Mosaic Project

July 18 - August 30, 2009

Part community outreach project and part fundraiser, the Community Mosaic Project was developed in 2007 and launched in the summer of 2008 as a means to raise awareness of the arts and make them accessible for every member of our community. The display was hung in tandem with our Collection Invitational Exhibit and consisted of a large-scale mosaic (approx. 12 feet by 6 feet), constructed of 300-plus 6-inch by 6-inch canvases.

Each artwork was crafted by community members, youth, professional, and amateur artists of all skill levels and ages. There were no requirements for subject matter or medium (except that it be appropriate for display) or who may participate, making it an example of how the visual arts can allow the public to share their message(s).

Additionally, throughout the duration of the five-week exhibit, the general public purchased numbers (one for each canvas) through a lottery system for $25 each. At the conclusion of the exhibit, each original artwork with the appropriate corresponding number was packaged and sent off to patrons.

The Hardy has garnered great success with the project's first two years, completely selling out of canvases and bringing in a number record of visitors.

The Hardy Celebrates: A Century of Inspiration

September 5 - October 13, 2009

The Hardy Gallery unveiled the newest addition to the Peninsula State Park's year long centennial celebration with an member exhibition featuring artwork inspired by Wisconsin's state treasure. Conveniently located across the water's of Eagle Harbor, the historic Hardy Gallery, housed in the simple wooden warehouse on Anderson dock and recognized by its boat name graffiti, provided the ideal backdrop to take in breathtaking views of the park as seen through the eyes of an artist.

2008

Wall-to-Wall Salon Exhibition

May 25 - May 29

A weeklong exhibition that featured all artwork submitted for the 46th Annual Juried Exhibition prior to the jury selection. The exhibition was a feast for the eyes! A true salon exhibit, the walls of the gallery were covered from floor to ceiling with artwork of all sizes and kinds created by local, regional and national artists. Visitors were encouraged to cast votes for their favorite pieces with the ever popular "People's Choice Awards."

46th Annual Juried Exhibition

June 7 - July 13

The 46th Annual Juried Exhibition was the premier juried artist exhibition in Door County. It featured the work of local, regional and national artists representing a wide variety of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics and mixed media. This exhibit offered emerging artists the opportunity to gauge their development and established artists the opportunity to explore new ideas and techniques.

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July 18 - Sept. 1

The collection exhibit presented works of art by select, established regional artists. The exhibit highlighted two works from each artist, one for display and one a donation in which to support the nonprofit FHCA. The donated works were prominently displayed and featured in a silent auction that will run throughout the duration of the exhibit. This annual exhibit is regarded as one of Door County's premier exhibitions for professional artists.

Community Mosaic Project

Please read the above slate of 2009 Exhibitions for information on the Community Mosaic Project!

The Glories of the Door County Rural Landscape

Sept. 6 - Oct. 13

Cultural landscapes, such as Door County farms, through their form, features, and the ways they are used, reveal much about our evolving relationships with the natural world. They provide scenic, economic and ecological, opportunities that help persons and communities understand themselves. This exhibition took viewers on an engaging and thought-provoking visual journey to explore Door County's cultural landscapes through the eyes of photographer Paul Lurie. Lurie's stunning large-scale photographs clearly depict aspects of rural Door County often missed by passersby.

2007

Wall-to-Wall Salon

May 26 - June 1

A weeklong exhibit that featured all artwork submitted for the annual juried exhibit prior to the jury selection.

45th Annual Juried Exhibit

June 8 - July 8

This exhibit featured work of local and regional artists in a variety of media.

2007 Collection Invitational

July 13 - August 17

Local and regional artists displayed a major piece of their work alongside a smaller donated piece to be auctioned to benefit the FHCA.

The Creative Process: "Mini" Studio Exhibit

August 24 - October 8

This exhibit drew special attention to the dynamic, elusive and infectious creative process used in art making. Through collaboration with nine Door County artists, the gallery was transformed into individual studios that illuminate the process and means by which professional artists use to create their livelihood. How do artists find inspiration to create new work? The exhibit visually explained the process and inspired new ways of thinking about painting, fiber, wood, clay, printmaking and even your own creativity!

2006

Wall-to-Wall Salon

Saturday, May 27

A one-night exhibit featuring all artwork submitted for the annual juried exhibit prior to the jury selection.

44th Annual Juried Exhibit

June 3 - July 9

This exhibit featured work of local and regional artists in a variety of media.

Collection Invitational

July 16 - August 18

Local and regional artists displayed a major piece of their work alongside a smaller donated piece to be auctioned to benefit the FHCA.

Why Do People Collect Art?

August 26 - October 9

Art collectors were invited to exhibit artworks from personal collections that have significant meaning. The collector accompanied each piece of artwork with a statement as to why the artwork(s) were of importance.

2005

Wall-to-Wall Salon

Saturday, May 28

A one-night exhibit that featured all artwork submitted for the annual juried exhibit prior to the jury selection.

43rd Annual Juried Exhibit

June 4 - July 10

This exhibit featured work of local and regional artists in a variety of media.

Collection Invitational

July 16 - August 18

Local and regional artists displayed a major piece of their work alongside a smaller donated piece to be auctioned to benefit the FHCA.

Dan Anderson Invitational

Link Gallery at the Door Community Auditorium

August 16 - October 30

For two years, fine art photographer Dan Anderson explored the graffiti covered walls of the Anderson Warehouse on Ephraim's historic Anderson Dock. Using state of the art equipment, Anderson documented how man, for over a century, has left his unique markings on the exterior walls of the national landmark.

Unique Markings: Visual Anthropology Exhibit

August 27 - October 10

This international, juried fine art photography exhibit highlighted works depicting the visual evidence of mankind's self-expression. From ancient civilizations, humans have found creative ways to visually display their personal interpretation of life around them.

2004

Wall-to-Wall Salon

Saturday, May 29

A one-night exhibit that featured all artwork submitted for the annual juried exhibit prior to the jury selection.

42nd Annual Juried Exhibit

June 4 - July 6

This exhibit featured work of local and regional artists in a variety of media.

Epidemic Peace Imagery Exhibit

June 4 - July 6

This traveling exhibit featured the work of over 60 poets and visual artists.

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June 4 - July 6

The Common Ground art project was a collaboration of artists, writers, musicians and scientists focusing on the interplay of natural beauty and environmental issues in the Door Peninsula. This innovative exhibit sought "Common Ground" by involving the community and encouraging cooperation among artists, scientists, businesses, and the area's residents and visitors. The Hardy viewed this exhibit as a ground breaking way to initiate dialogue, encouraging people to draw their own conclusions from the art and scientific information presented.

Collection Invitational

September 3 - October 11

This third-annual exhibit featured work by established artists alongside the work created by emerging artists. Each artist is a professional Door County artist.

2003

Creatures One & All

May 23 - June 24

This exhibit was a whimsical display featuring different creatures by artists who bring playful ideas to their subject matter.

Juried Exhibt I

May 23 - July 6

This exhibit featured work of local and regional artists in a variety of media.

Visionary Women

June 27 - July 22

This exhibit explored issues relevant to the participants, with exhibit programs and events featuring women working in differing art forms.

Juried Exhibit II

July 11 - August 24

Jurors selected a wide array of art that is physically submitted by regional artists

Visionary Men

July 25 - August 24

This exhibit took a close look at men in the arts, their viewpoints and interests.

2003 Collection Invitational

August 29 - October 13

This annual exhibit featured work by established artists alongside the work created by emerging artists. Each artist is a professional, Door County artist.

Multiples by Choice

August 29 - October 13

This exhibit explored printmaking in its many aspects, from traditional to experimental.

Functional Art

August 29 - November 1

This exhibit featured a variety of works that utilize the "form follows function" design aesthetic. All works were functional in design and use.

Deck the Halls

November 8 - November 22

This exhibit was a two-week long display of fun, seasonal decorations and gifts created by local artists.

Shikishi: Gift for the New Year

December 13, 2003 - January 31, 2004

Shikishi is an ancient Japanese tradition in which in a small format is created to honor a special occasion. Shikishi created for this exhibit expressed in images, words or both, the artists ideas, wishes and hopes - personal, national or global - for the New Year.

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