Hardy Announces Award Winners

People’s Choice award winner, Liesbeth Fickes.

The Hardy Gallery is pleased to announce its 53rd annual Juried Exhibit award winners. Out of 111 works of art received during the wall-to-wall exhibit, 60 were selected by a panel of jurors to be on display for the 53rd annual Juried Exhibit. As always this exhibit is a fan favorite and the jurors were delighted to be surveying such a high number of talented artists.

The following is a list of categories, winners and titles of winning artwork: Best in Show Award – John Whitney, “HMS Spoon River;” 1st Place Award – Rob Williams, “Dusk on the Dordogne;” 2nd Place Award – Arlene Stanger, “Exposed;”

3rd Place Award – Rick Brawner, “Beachy;” Purchase Award – Ann Kelly, “Bert;” and People’s Choice Award – Liesbeth Fickes, “Toy Tree house for Little People and Big People who believe in Gnomes.”

Juror Jacob Brault said, “I am very honored to participate as a juror for The Hardy Gallery’s 53rd annual Juried Exhibition. It has been a very interesting and challenging role as there were so many excellent works spanning a wide variety of subject matter and media to consider. Working closely with my fellow jurors we challenged each other and the work to arrive at what we believe is an excellent representation of Door County artists and artisans and the long tradition of support for the arts in this wonderful community.”

Stop by The Hardy Gallery in Ephraim by July 12 to see this exhibit. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 12 – 5 pm. For more information visit