More Sweet Than Bitter

A retirement party for Kathy Mand Beck and Tom Mand will be held at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, formerly their Dovetail Gallery. Submitted photo.

Kathleen Mand Beck brought many eggs to Egg Harbor in 1993 when she bought an old log home on Highway 42; she opened the Dovetail Gallery in 1994.

Over the years, Mand Beck was internationally recognized for her egg art and her husband, Tom Mand, handcrafted original copper art sprinklers.

Due to Tom’s health, the couple decided to refocus their lives and art. Through a word-of-mouth opportunity, they were introduced to artist Ginnie Cappaert from Stephenson, Michigan. Cappaert had dreamed of owning a gallery in Door County, and when she discovered this opportunity, she knew that it was perfect. Tom and Kathy closed Dovetail Gallery in the fall of 2014 and Cappaert Contemporary Gallery opened in the spring of 2015.

Mand Beck continues to focus on art, and works in polymer clay. She will offer her art and the polymer art of Jon Anderson through the Dovetail website ( and eventually at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery.

Cappaert has been a full-time artist for 20 years and owned a studio/gallery in Michigan before opening the Cappaert Contemporary Gallery. She displays her paintings in her new gallery and represents 30 regional and national artists working in painting, sculpture, glass, clay and jewelry.

“This whole transition has been more sweet than bitter,” Mand Beck said.

To honor and celebrate the retirement of Tom and Kathy, and to welcome new owner Ginnie Cappaert, Cappaert Contemporary Gallery is hosting a reception on June 27, 4 to 7 pm. The public is invited. Cappaert Contemporary Gallery is located at 7901 Highway 42 in Egg Harbor and is open at 10 am daily, May through October.