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The Hardy Opens Collection Invitational, Mosaic Project

 The Hardy Gallery’s annual Collection Invitational and Collector’s Choice Benefit will be on view July 21 to Aug. 27. The exhibit features two works from each invited artist, one of which has been generously donated for the gallery’s silent auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Hardy Gallery’s operation and programming funds. In return a second piece is displayed in the gallery for sale by the artist, with all proceeds going directly to the artist. This exhibit is the Hardy’s largest annual fundraising event of the season, and features 46 Door County artists who work in a variety of media and styles. The opening reception is July 21, 5:30 – 7 pm.

The Collection Invitational is regarded as one of Door County’s premier exhibitions for established artists. Visitors and collectors alike will find this is an excellent opportunity to see the vast selection of the area’s finest artists and a means to add a distinctive piece to a home or personal collection. The silent auction of donated artwork begins July 21 at 5:30 pm and concludes Aug. 27 at 5 pm. Bids can be made directly in the gallery, by calling 920.854.2210 or by emailing the Hardy Gallery at [email protected]

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(Clockwise from top left) Artwork by Sandy Zapffe, Anne Skelton, Phyl Mielke, Carolyn Glabe O’Donnell, Tracie Dunham, and Rich Dunham.

The Hardy Gallery’s annual Community Mosaic Project is also on display beginning July 21, and will consist of more than 260 individual 6”x6” canvases made by community members. Celebrating its 10th year, the Community Mosaic Project continues to have strong support and celebration of this unique community-engaging project. Thanks to the Artists Guild’s sponsorship each year, The Hardy has been able to continue to provide free canvases to community members to decorate and return for the final installation. The canvases are available for public purchase from the gallery at $30 each. Purchases can be made on the phone, email or stop into the gallery at 3083 Anderson Lane, Ephraim. The Community Mosaic Project will remain on view until Aug. 27, and runs in conjunction with the Collection Invitational and Collector’s Choice Benefit. The unveiling of the Mosaic Wall is July 21, 5:30-7 pm. For more information visit thehardy.org.

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