Ephraim, Wis. (May 21, 2021) – The Hardy Gallery has been a pillar of the Door County art community since the mid-1900s, providing exhibits that surprise with each new season. We look forward to a much-anticipated start on Saturday, May 29, and we are pleased to unveil the exhibits comprising the Hardy’s 59th season. Due to COVID-19 there will be no opening receptions. Although we plan on opening our doors this season restrictions will apply that comply with state and federal public health guidelines to make sure our volunteers, staff, artists, and visitors are safe.
59th ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT
MAY 29 – JULY 11
A not-to-be-missed season starter! We begin with a salon-style show open to both emerging and established artists. Featuring a wide variety of media by local and regional artists, this is one of the Hardy’s most notable exhibits! The public is encouraged to cast votes for their favorite piece with the popular “People’s Choice Award”. Opening, Saturday, May 29.
COLLECTION INVITATIONAL & COLLECTOR’S CHOICE BENEFIT
JULY 17 – AUGUST 29
This annual exhibit highlights works by more than forty established local and regional artists. Visitors and collectors alike will find this an excellent 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 provided needed operational support for the non-profit organization. Opening, Saturday, July 17.
COMMUNITY MOSAIC PROJECT
JULY 17 – AUGUST 29
The hugely popular Community Mosaic Project is back! This dual purpose outreach project/fundraiser was conceived by the organization in 2007 as a means to promote the visual arts. The display, hung in tandem with the Collection Invitational, is constructed of 300 individual works of art, submitted by community members, youth, established and emerging artists of all skill levels and ages. 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 250 canvases through a blind mailing; all proceeds benefit the non-profit organization. For updates, details or participation information, please call 920.854.2210. Canvases for the Community Mosaic Project are generously donated by the Artists Guild LLC in Sturgeon Bay. Unveiling of the Mosaic is Saturday, July 17.
CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE: COLORIST, FORMALIST, TONALIST
SEPTEMBER 4 – OCTOBER 10
Guest Curator Craig Blietz has organized an exhibit that will feature new work from three distinct landscape painters, Rodger Bechtold– a colorist, Brian Sindler – a tonalist, and Paula Swayden Grebel– a formalist for the gallery’s final exhibit of the season. Opening, Saturday September 4.
GALLERY CLOSES FOR SEASON
The Hardy provides non-commercial exhibition space for emerging and established artists and promotes the overall awareness, education and appreciation of, and access to, the visual arts of Door County.
The Hardy Gallery is located on Anderson Dock, directly on the shores of Ephraim’s Eagle Harbor. It is open to the public Memorial Day through mid-October; 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday, 12 – 5 pm on Sundays. The gallery is free. Please note that the gallery will be closed for exhibit installation from May 24 – 28, July 12 – 16 and August 30– September 3. The gallery closes for the season October 10.