The Hardy Gallery has been a pillar of the Door County art community since the mid-1900s, providing exhibits that surprise with each new season. Here’s a look at what’s in store for their 56th season.
Their 2018 season begins May 26, 5:30-7 pm, with a kick-off celebration and a sneak peek at all submissions for the annual juried show. Artwork drop-off is May 24, 25 and 26. For a prospectus, email [email protected] or download a copy at thehardy.org.
The Wall-to-Wall Salon will be on display from May 26 to June 7. Now a two-week exhibit featuring all artwork submitted for the juried exhibit prior to the jury selection. The public is encouraged to cast votes for their favorite pieces with the “People’s Choice Award.”
On June 15, 5:30-7pm, an opening reception will be held for the 56th Annual Juried Exhibit. This show, running through July 15, features a variety of media by local and regional artists: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, mixed media and more.
The Collection Invitational opens with a reception July 20, 5:30-7 pm. This annual exhibit, held July 20 – Aug. 26, highlights works by more than 40 established local and regional artists. Visitors and collectors alike will find this an opportunity to see a vast collection of work by a selection of the area’s recognized artists and to add a distinctive piece to a personal collection. The exhibit highlights two works from each artist, one is donated by the artist for the Collector’s Choice Benefit, the organization’s largest special event fundraiser. Funds raised in the benefit provide needed operational support for the gallery.
The Community Mosaic Project returns July 20 – Aug. 26. The display, hung in tandem with the Collection Invitational, is constructed of 300 individual works of art, submitted by community members, youth, established and emerging artists of all skill levels and ages. The general public has the opportunity to purchase one of the 300 original works through a blind mailing.
The final exhibit of the season is Surfaces: Large-scale Contemporary Abstract Painting and it opens Aug. 31, 5:30-7 pm. This exhibit will feature five Midwest artists who practice a range of styles and techniques to make their large-scale abstract paintings. Exhibiting artists include Tom Berenz, Shar Coulson, Emmett Johns, Margaret Lockwood, and Shane Walsh.
The Hardy Gallery is located on Anderson Dock, on the shores of Ephraim’s Eagle Harbor. It is free and open to the public Memorial Day through Oct. 15, with the following hours: 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday, 12 – 5 pm Sunday.