Ephraim, Wis. (May 15, 2023) – The Hardy Gallery has been a pillar of the Door County art community since 1962. Providing engaging exhibits and educational resources that encourage visitors to tour our local art community. We look forward to a much-anticipated start on Friday, May 26, and we are pleased to reveal the exhibits comprising the Hardy’s 61st season!
MAY 26 – JULY 9 61st ANNUAL WALL-TO-WALL JURIED EXHIBIT
Starting off the season is the Hardy’s most celebrated show, the Annual Juried Exhibit, which is open to both emerging and established artists. Featuring a variety of media by artists from around the Midwest, this is one of the Hardy’s most sought-after exhibits. This year’s judge is Door County artist Craig Blietz, who is recognized for his work representing American rural landscape and pastoral life. The public is encouraged to cast votes for their favorite piece with the popular “People’s Choice Award”. Artwork drop-off is Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, 10 am-3 pm. Opening Reception Friday, May 26, 5:30-7 pm.
JULY 14 – AUGUST 27 COLLECTION INVITATIONAL & COLLECTOR’S CHOICE BENEFIT
This annual exhibition features work by more than forty established local and regional artists. Highlighting 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. This is an excellent opportunity to see a variety of work by a selection of the area’s most established artists and to add an original work of art to a personal collection. Opening Reception Friday, July 14, 5:30-7 pm.
JULY 14 – AUGUST 27 COMMUNITY MOSAIC PROJECT
The hugely popular Community Mosaic Project is celebrating its 16th year! Exhibited along with the Collection Invitational, it is typically constructed of 300 individual 6”x 6” works of art. Submitted by members of the community of all ages and from all artistic and creative backgrounds, it is the Hardy’s most engaging community-driven program. 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 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 in Sturgeon Bay. The unveiling of the Mosaic is Friday, July 14, 5:30-7 pm.
SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 8 RENDERING INTENT[IONS]: CONTEMPORARY PHOTOWORKS BY DAN CROSS, DAVID GRAHAM AND TERRI WARPINSKI
Dan Cross pushes the boundaries of traditional photography by compositing images into abstract art. David Graham is a photographer known for his documentary-style photographs of the American cultural landscape. He uses a large format 8×10 film camera to create bold, colorful, and witty images that result in large-scale prints. Terri Warpinski explores the complex relationship between personal, cultural, and natural histories through her photographic-based mixed media. Focusing on our fragile ecosystems, she examines the process of re-wilding and ecological recovery by documenting land preserves, sanctuaries, conservation zones, and other locales. Each of these artists approaches photography with innovative methods to make observations about the world we live in and the landscapes that surround us. Opening Reception Friday, September 1, 5:30-7 pm.
GALLERY CLOSES FOR THE 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 at 3083 Anderson Dock, directly on the shores of Ephraim’s Eagle Harbor. It is open to the public from Memorial Day through mid-October; 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday, 12 – 5 pm on Sundays, and admission is free. Please note that the gallery will be closed for exhibit installation from May 22 – 26, July 10 – 14, and August 28 – September 1, 2023. All exhibits end on Sundays at 3 pm. The gallery closes for the season on October 8, 2023 at 3pm.
About the Hardy Gallery
The Francis Hardy Center for the Arts, Inc. is a non-profit organization working to support the visual arts and artists of Door County, providing non-commercial exhibition space to local and regional artists of all ages and abilities who may or may not have outside gallery representation. The organization operates the iconic Hardy Gallery located in Ephraim’s historic graffiti-covered Anderson warehouse.