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

  • This Week At M3

    Dec. 8 is Family Art Friday at M3, the Miller Art Museum’s satellite space. From 10 am – 12 pm, young artists can make tree-themed assemblages or try their hand at paper-weaving. This month’s High School Art Ambassadors meeting will take place Dec. 11, 5-7 pm. The meetup is intended for Door County high schoolers […]

  • Culture Club: Newfangled: Influences and Characteristics of the Modern Art Period

    A look behind the scenes of the permanent collection of the Miller Art Museum by HELEN DEL GUIDICE Curator of Exhibitions and Collections The Miller Art Museum is home to the largest collection of artworks by Gerhard CF Miller and other beloved Door County artists. But, with a total of 1,515 artworks spanning the early […]

  • The Care and Feeding of an Art Collection

    Helen del Guidice’s curation of the Miller Art Museum You may never look at an art collection in the same way again if you talk with Helen del Guidice, curator of the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. “Most people don’t have any idea what having a collection means,” del Guidice said. “Collections are living, […]

  • CURIOSITIES: The Stickwork Sculpture at Horseshoe Bay Farms

    It’s the kind of sight that makes you point and ask, “What is that?!” It looks rustic, or maybe even a little medieval.  Driving down Horseshoe Bay Road, about three miles south of the village of Egg Harbor, you come upon the picturesque barns of the Horseshoe Bay Farms complex. Then as you pass, what […]

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    Hardy Gallery Online Auction Returns

    The Hardy Gallery’s 12th annual online auction fundraiser will start on Nov. 19 at 12 pm and run until Nov. 26 at 8 pm. The auction features an array of gifts donated by Door County vendors, including, rounds of golf, gift cards for local restaurants and tickets for local performances.  To bid on items, visit […]

  • Sevastopol Arts And Craft Fair On Nov. 19

    On Nov. 19, 9 am – 3 pm, the Sevastopol Arts and Craft Fair will be held at Sevastopol School, 4550 Highway 57 in Sturgeon Bay.  Admission to the fair is free. Handmade gifts, raffle tickets, lunch concessions and baked goods will be available for purchase. The event is organized by the Sevastopol Music, Art […]

  • The Devil’s Dictionary

    The Devil’s Dictionary: A Portfolio of 30 Prints is on exhibit at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Door County Gallery until Nov. 26.  A collection of art by printmakers from across the country, the exhibit was inspired by the work of Civil War soldier, writer and journalist Ambrose Bierce, whose satirical glossaries of words appeared in […]

  • BIG Little Art Show Winners Announced

    On Nov. 4, nearly 250 people attended the opening reception for Peninsula School of Art’s second annual BIG Little Art Show. Attendees voted on which works should receive viewer’s choice awards. The first-place award went to Todd Schabel for his oil painting, Sweet Dreams. Kurt Kreissl received the second-place award for his acrylic and graphite […]

  • Stephanie Lord: The Sometimes Plein-Air Painter

    Stephanie Lord’s studio, built into the second floor of a 115-year-old barn next to her home near Whitefish Bay, has large windows overlooking meadows and trees.  It’s no surprise then, that she likes to paint landscapes – though what she likes to paint seems to constantly evolve. “I thought I liked just landscapes,” she said. […]

  • Culture Club: Connecting With Björklunden

    Björklunden Vid Sjön (Birch Forest by the Water) offers a remarkable site for hiking, peaceful reflection, learning and getting spiritually reconnected. It possesses a rare natural beauty which has been in the orbit of my life for nearly 30 years. As the still relatively new Director of Björklunden, let me welcome you to my first […]

  • Art in the Door Auction Raises $1,150

    The inaugural Art in the Door contest raised $1,150 for the Peninsula Arts and Humanities Alliance to help support local arts initiatives and arts advocacy efforts in Door County. The silent auction was part of Destination Door County’s (DDC), Nov. 2 gathering at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club.  DDC spearheaded the art initiative with local artists, […]

  • The Video Game Artist

    Painters approach their subjects with tools in hand, perhaps starting with a sketch or a values study, then moving to paper or canvas with watercolor, paint or pastels. From that process, a landscape, a bar or some cows and horses are born. Jack Frankenberry approaches his subjects differently. As an animator and 3D modeler, he […]

  • Abstract Photography At The Kress

    Exposure to the Elements, an abstract photography exhibit featuring the work of Emily Roedl and Dan Cross, will be on exhibit at the Kress Pavilion through February 2024.  Roedl captures the kaleidoscopic world of water in her photos, dancing between reality and abstraction as she immortalizes the fleeting moments when light and water collide. Cross’ […]

  • Carley Weber Exhibits At Drömhus

    Carley Weber is November’s featured artist at Drömhus, kicking things off with a gallery night on Nov. 3, 6-8 pm.  A 2007 Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design graduate with a bachelor’s degree in painting, Weber has exhibited her work throughout the United States and Europe. Her melancholy, dream-like paintings explore nature and nostalgia, with […]

  • Animal Ceramics At Clay On Steele

    Ceramic artist Keith Carter will present his unique version of the animal kingdom during a First Friday event on Nov. 3, 4-7 pm. Guests can also explore other featured artists’ sculptures and pottery, and enjoy refreshments.

  • Shanna Koltz’s Photography At Ladybug Glass

    A varied collection of Shanna Koltz’s photography will be on exhibit at Ladybug Glass Studio and Gallery, Nov. 3, 5-8 pm, with an opening reception. Koltz, a self-taught photographer and owner of DePere’s Studio Rogue, shoots everything from senior portraits to landscapes to conceptual photos. Much of her work centers around storytelling, connecting with her […]

  • 2023 Art In The Door Winners Announced

    Brian Pier, Linda Welch, Mac Schueppert and Pam Schmitz were the winners of Destination Door County’s (DDC) 2023 Art in the Door. Each local artist received a $2,000 prize for their art. Each work was then prepared for auction at DDC’s annual fall gathering on Nov. 2 – after the deadline of this issue of the […]

  • The Art of Introduction: It pays for new artists to know how to introduce themselves to a gallery

    When Claudia Scimeca took over ARTicipation a year and a half ago, she planned to curate art that she found interesting from Midwestern artists and pursue them to show in the gallery. But as more and more artists discovered the Sturgeon Bay gallery, and artists began asking how they could get their work displayed, she […]

  • Call-Out For Bass Artists

    Now is the time for artists to sign up for the 24th annual street art project, Bass Around the Bay, hosted by Destination Sturgeon Bay (DSB).  Participating artists can create their own bass or embellish on a bass template provided by DSB and created by Key Industrial Plastics and Hi-Tech Fabrication. The project will go […]

  • Miller Debuts Two Final 2023 Exhibitions

    The Miller Art Museum is debuting its two final exhibitions of 2023, Newfangled: Modernism in the Permanent Collection and the Wildlife Biennial XXI. Both open on Nov. 4 and will be on view through Dec. 30.  A reception with light refreshments and music by Craig Schultz will be held Nov. 3, 5:30 – 7 pm.  […]