Dynamic Demonstration

“Hay Bales on County TT” by Madonna Siles is currently on display at Gwendolyn’s.

Gwendolyn’s Jewelry & Gallery will present a painting demonstration by local artist Madonna Siles on Dec. 13 from noon to 3 pm. Siles will create a holiday-themed oil pastel painting that afternoon while the public watches and munches on complimentary sweet treats. This afternoon reception is free and open to everyone. Visitors can also enter a free drawing to win a framed art print by Siles, one of the regular featured artists at Gwendolyn’s Gallery.

Siles is an expressionistic plein air painter who endeavors to capture the dynamic energy and light of Door County in her colorful oil pastel paintings. Her artwork has been included in juried exhibits at the Miller Art Museum and Hardy Gallery in Door County, Rahr West Art Museum in Manitowoc, and the Water’s Edge Artists’ art calendars for the Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership.

In addition to fine art paintings and photography, Gwendolyn’s offers a variety of earrings, necklaces, rings and other jewelry by nationally and locally famous artisans. Also on display are unique glass and handcrafted wood and metal embellishments to beautify the home. Many items will be sale priced for easy and affordable holiday gift giving.

Gwendolyn’s, located at 44 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, is open 10 am to 5 pm daily. For more information call 920.746.0662.