Cappaert Gallery Introduces Southwestern Works

Cappaert Contemporary Gallery owner Ginnie Cappaert spends off-season time in Santa Fe, has made many connections there with Southwestern artists, and felt it would be a good fit to include some of their work in her Door County gallery. She enjoys introducing her gallery visitors to work by artists from outside the county. 

Jennie Frederick is among them. She has a diverse background in textile and paper making, and her current body of work includes using kozo (mulberry) fibers to make structures that incorporate thread, plastic, wire, sewing, weaving and encaustic and create an interplay between light and shadow. 

Also new to the Cappaert gallery this year is work by Debra Fritts and Frank Shelton of Abiquiu, New Mexico. Fritts hand-builds her figurative sculptural clay works using thick coils and fires the pieces three to five times. Shelton’s drop-cloth paintings are pure and simple modern art, and his painting process focuses on emotion and expression as well as silence.

Cappaert Contemporary Gallery (, 7901 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor, is open daily, 10 am – 5 pm.

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