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  • Mystery Play Readings

    The finalists of Rogue Theater’s 2018 Writer’s Contest are sharing their murder mystery scripts for the first time as public readings. Join the Rogue Theater cast as they present these exceptional pieces. This past spring, Rogue Theater held a murder mystery play writers’ contest, encouraging community members to practice their writing skills and submit their […]

  • Call for Water-related Poems

    Write On, Door County is partnering with the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) to present “Words on Water” for the Fireside Coffeehouse Series. Presented annually as “Words on Fire,” the 2019 offering is part of the countywide celebration and discussion of water. “Words on Water” will be presented Feb. 2, 7 pm at DCA. Write On […]

  • Hal Prize for Poetry, 1st Place, Pareidolia

    Judge’s Comments “This lovely sestina inhabits the form with an unusual naturalness for such a demanding form. A quiet meditation on the nature of fear, ‘Pareidolia’ considers the role of the imagination in both feeding and calming human fear, in a skillful and compelling voice.” – Leslie Miller Pareidolia by Steve Tomasko “We find human […]

  • The Hal Prize At 21

    The Hal Prize issue you hold in your hands marks the 21st year that the Peninsula Pulse has coordinated and published this annual contest. And each year, when this issue rolls around, I am amazed at how the contest has grown and, in some ways, surprised that it continues to thrive and flourish. Rather than […]

  • Door County Resident Wins Women’s Photography Award

    Baileys Harbor resident Arlene Stanger’s image “Hat Shop” has been named the winner in the Fashion category of the 11th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers. As a result, she has been invited to exhibit her photography at the 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography to be held in […]

  • Hardy Gallery Announces Juried Exhibit Winners

    The Hardy Gallery announces the award winners of the 56th Annual Juried Exhibit. Out of 159 works of art submitted into the Wall-to-Wall exhibit, 79 pieces were chosen for the Annual Juried Exhibit. This year four individual artists were awarded financial merit awards for outstanding work, including first, second, third and People’s Choice Awards. In […]

  • 2018 Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

    The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is set for Aug. 11 & 12. Now is the time to make plans to participate in the exciting events. Exhibit your boat, compete in the Sikaflex Challenge or volunteer your time to help celebrate Door County’s classic and wooden boats. The Door County Classic & Wooden […]

  • Suzanne Rose Wins Door Prize For Portraiture Best in Show

    On June 28, an estimated crowd of 100 previewed the opening of the Door Prize for Portraiture, with guest juror Deborah Rosenthal, Miller Art Museum curator emeritus. The invitational exhibit of 30 works by area artists was an “intimate selection of works exploring a unique variety and interpretation of the genre of portraiture,” said Rosenthal. […]

  • 2018 Door County Treasure Hunt

    The Door County Treasure Hunt returns Sept. 29 to test your Door County knowledge and your sense of adventure. Your final days to register your team at early-bird registration rates are here. Sign up your team for $200 through July 15. After that, fees rise to $250 per team. Discover natural, historical, and cultural wonders […]

  • Bingo Nights at Kress

    Dust off your dauber and get your cash ready, the Egg Harbor Historical Society (EHHS) will start hosting once-a-month bingo night at Kress Pavilion. As part of their book mobile fundraising initiative, the EHHS and Kress Pavilion are hosting bingo the last Thursday of the month with cash prizes and beer and soda for purchase. […]

  • Classic Car Show

    Start your engines and fuel your love of fine automobiles at the 7th annual Door County Sports & Classic Car Show on Aug. 11, in the Village of Egg Harbor. Come explore all the Village has to offer while taking in sleek sports cars, stunning classic cars and our modified category. Sponsored by the Egg […]

  • Kids Quilt Challenge

    The 2018 Quilt Expo Kids Quilt Challenge, for ages 15 and younger, is looking for entrants at their September Quilt Expo. The 14th annual Quilt Expo, presented by Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman Productions, is held in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The show takes place 9 am – […]

  • ‘Annual Juried Exhibit’ at Hardy Gallery

    The Hardy Gallery presents its 56th Annual Juried Exhibit, June 15 – July 15. The exhibit features a selection of artwork from local and regional artists. The most notable of the Hardy exhibits, this exhibit features a variety of media in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Emerging artists have the opportunity to […]

  • New Year, New Portraits

    The 9th annual Door Prize for Portraiture opens for public viewing June 29 at Chez Cheryl Art Space of Baileys Harbor. This invitational exhibition features 30 regional emerging and established artists brought together to celebrate the portrait in traditional and uniquely personal ways. This exhibit focuses on the varied styles and rich interpretation presented in […]

  • SBVC Announces Fine Art Fair Award Recipients

    Choosing top artists from a park full of talented creators was a challenge during Sturgeon Bay’s 20th annual Fine Art Fair at Sunset Park during Memorial Day weekend. A total of nine awards were presented to recipients Saturday afternoon by Pam Seiler, executive director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC), and Savanna Townsend, SBVC […]

  • Algoma Sculptor Juried into International Salon

    Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma sculptor and painter, was juried into the International ARC Salon 2018 Art Competition. This year’s Salon had approximately 4,000 entries from 69 different countries. This is the fifth time Sibilsky’s work was juried into this prestigious show. Sibilsky’s 2018 artwork, a portrait of a Native American titled “Winds of Change,” will […]

  • Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Poetry Judge Leslie Adrienne Miller

    When Leslie Adrienne Miller was an undergraduate at Missouri’s Stephens College in the ‘70s, she met various poets and writers who visited the women’s-only college for readings and residencies. Among them were Margaret Atwood and Adrienne Rich. It was a special time in Miller’s life. A budding poet, hearing those women share relatable poems and […]

  • Questions & Artists: Photographer Carl Corey

    Carl Corey captured his first still image, using a Brownie camera, in 1963. Fifty-five years later, “making photos” continues to drive his life and passions. Corey is an award-winning professional photographer who travels the country “documenting the American cultural landscape.” His work has earned ink in some of photography’s best-known periodicals and been given new […]

  • Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Judge José Rodríguez

    Mexico-born writer José Antonio Rodríguez got his literary start penning poetry, but it is nonfiction which he will judge in the Peninsula Pulse’s 2018 Hal Prize photo, poetry and prose contest. Rodríguez is a native of Mexico who was raised in south Texas. A poet, memoirist and translator, his work has appeared in The New […]

  • 2018 Hal Prize Judges Announced

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper is pleased to announce the judges of the 2018 Hal Prize poetry, prose and photography contest. They are:  award-winning Wisconsin photographer Carl Corey, Minneapolis poet Leslie Adrienne Miller, Minnesota novelist Peter Geye, and nonfiction writer José Rodríguez. Conducted annually since 1998, the mission of the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize is to […]