Category: Art Scene

The latest news on the Door County art and literary scenes, including features, gallery openings, exhibits, and literature events.

  • First Friday Art In Algoma

    Visit Ladybug Glass Studio & Gallery, 219 Steele St. in Algoma, on Sept. 1, 5-8 pm, during Algoma’s First Friday event to see sculpture by Naomi Moes of Green Bay. This show – featuring figurative creatures that come to life in paper and resin compositions – will continue until Sept. 13.

  • Icon Exhibit In Sister Bay

    An exhibit of more than 40 icons painted by Robert Appel will be held Sept. 2-4, 10 am – 4 pm, at Coventry Care, 10547 Koessl Lane in Sister Bay. He paints icons in the Greek style – a traditional style that goes back at least 15 centuries – and he will demonstrate these techniques during […]

  • Edgewood Orchard Galleries Reception Sept. 2

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a free opening reception for its latest exhibit Sept. 2, 4-7 pm, when the featured artists will discuss their work in the courtyard.  Painter Ginnie Cappaert is known for her colorful, abstract work depicting the peninsula and other beautiful landscapes. Jeweler Olga Ganoudis is interested in the form and texture […]

  • CULTURE CLUB: Signs of Hope for Arts Funding

    by ANNE KATZ, Director, Create Wisconsin During the past 20 years, Wisconsin has fallen behind neighboring states – and the rest of the country – in investing in creative people, organizations, businesses and communities. When it comes to per capita funding for the arts and culture through the state arts agency, the Wisconsin Arts Board, Wisconsin […]

  • Suzanne Rose on Documenting Our Blind Spot

    Suzanne Rose examines our impact on nature in Miller exhibit In her show of large, stunning, black-and-white photographs at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Suzanne Rose shows the impact of humans on nature, and occasionally the opposite: nature taking over abandoned buildings. Titled Blind Spot: To Pass among Them, the show highlights sad […]

  • Art and Music for Sam

    ARTicipation Hosting Fundraiser for Peninsula Pulse reporter Sam Watson Claudia Scimeca of ARTicipation Studio & Gallery, and local musician Cathy Grier, have joined together to create a fundraiser at the studio for Sam Watson on Sept. 1, 4-7 pm, with live music, food, drinks, art and fun. Peninsula Pulse reporter Sam Watson was in a […]

  • Annual Fundraiser To Highlight Work Of Local Museum

    The Miller Art Museum has announced its fall fundraising event, “Dinner á la Art,” Sept. 23, 5:30 pm at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor.  The evening will include dinner by Chives of Baileys Harbor, opportunities to connect with visual artists and an after-party featuring music from DJ David Watkins of Analog Entertainment. There will […]

  • Final Exhibit For The Season At The Hardy Gallery

    The Hardy Gallery will present Rendering Intent[ions]: Contemporary Photoworks by Dan Cross, David Graham, and Terri Warpinski. The exhibit examines photography as an artistic medium through the works of three artists who challenge traditional stereotypes of photography.  Dan Cross, whose work has been shown nationally, presents his newest work “Dockside,” a series of photographs that […]

  • “To Bee or Not To Bee”

    Fine Line Designs Gallery’s final show of 2023 features works celebrating the natural world The season is coming to a close at Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim, with their final exhibit of the year including oil paintings by Kristy Goggio. Goggio said Fine Line is one of her favorite places to “hang” her oil […]

  • Art Workshop, Demos With Sprague, Ingwersen

    Turtle Ridge Gallery and Ingwersen Studio Gallery are partnering to present an event Sept. 21-23 when artist Jim Ingwersen will reunite with his former students. During the 1970s, Ingwersen held life-drawing sessions at his gallery that Mary Ellen Sisulak – owner and resident artist at Turtle Ridge – often attended. After attending a workshop with Ingwersen, […]

  • Local Quilter Is Semi-Finalist In International Show

    Virginia Erickson, owner of Twice the Quilt and More in Sister Bay, is a semi-finalist in the American Quilter’s Society’s QuiltWeek in Des Moines, set for Sept. 27-30. Erickson was chosen to display the “365 Challenge Quilt,” along with 210 others. Entries in this international contest came from 37 U.S. states and nine countries. First-, […]

  • Wearable Art Show Returns

    Door County Wearable Art Show is hosting its 12th annual event Aug. 26, 9 am – 5 pm; and Aug. 27, 9 am – 4 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall, ​​2392 Cty F. The show will feature the work of 11 local and regional artists who create designer-made contemporary clothing, accessories and jewelry that […]

  • Birds in Art

    Local artists turn to flying subjects “If an artist has a mood or a theme that they’d like to portray in their artwork, you can find a bird representative for that theme or that mood,” said Rob Hults, executive director of Open Door Bird Sanctuary. “It could be power; it could be strength, beauty, grace, […]

  • Painting by Local Artist in Coast Guard’s Permanent Collection

    Door County artist David Ray received a Public Service Award from U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Linda Fagan for his painting “Sturgeon Bay – Training for Rescues” during a July 13 ceremony at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.  Ray’s painting was one of 38 works by 25 artists that Fagan accepted on behalf […]

  • New Gallery Features Sustainable Products

    Ephraim is now home to a new gallery, Sea Glass Boutique & Gallery at 10438 N Water St. Sea Glass features a collection of sustainably sourced and produced goods, as well as rotating exhibitions. Run by a small family team, this eco-boutique offers brands with clothing lines made of linen, bamboo, hemp and recycled plastics, […]

  • Hubble-Inspired Paintings At Two Bridges

    Two Bridges Studio & Gallery is featuring a collection of Melissa Metzler’s paintings, Sumptuous Summer Stories, as part of its guest artist lineup. An opening reception takes place Aug. 11, 4-7 pm. The artist will be present at the event to discuss her work. Inspired by images from the Hubble telescope, what began as entertainment […]

  • Myths, Watercolors On Display At UU Gallery

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s next exhibit, Social Patterns and Other Myths: Watercolors by Helen Klebesadel, is on display Aug. 8 – Oct. 1. Klebesadel – a teacher and nationally known artist from Madison – has an impressive list of achievements and exhibitions. “I am fascinated by how our myths and stories teach us […]

  • Hardy Raffling Off Lockwood Painting

    The Hardy Gallery is offering an original work by local artist Margaret Lockwood for this year’s raffle fundraiser. Since 2012, the gallery has worked with 11 artists to raise funds through ticket sales that go toward sustaining the gallery’s programming.  The drawing will take place Oct. 9, 1 pm. Purchase tickets ($5 each or five […]

  • Nature Landscape Photography Workshop

    Learn the basics of natural landscape photography in a two-part workshop series with The Ridges Sanctuary. Door County photographer Andrew Pirrung will guide you through the basic art form and provide tips and tricks to get the perfect shot. The workshop, Aug. 10 and 17, 6-8 pm, includes a classroom presentation and field component to […]

  • Leline Hatch Awarded At Juried Competition

    Local artist Caitlin Leline Hatch received two awards from the 4th Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition. Her painting “Waiting Patiently” was awarded the Artists Network Merchandise Award and “Encompassing Wisdom” was awarded as a Finalist. This year’s competition had over 1,800 submissions from over 60 countries.  To see Hatch’s art in person, visit Edgewood […]