Streu and Van De Ven Featured

“Coneflower,” watercolor, by Mary Streu.

For the week of July 26, painters Mary Streu and Elizabeth Van De Ven will be featured at the Gallery of the Door County Art League, located in the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek.

Van De Ven, who proudly says she has been painting for 72 years, beginning at the age of eight, works in several different mediums, oil, watercolor, acrylic, and enamels. Van De Ven says, “I think art is the most interesting thing in the world, and the people you meet are great.”

Streu, who works in watercolor and acrylic and gouache, has been painting for about seven years. She enjoys stretching her own canvases, which allows her to vary the sizes of her creations. Streu likes to work in the early morning and says that her art “is fulfilling when it turns out, and it has really taught me to look at things more closely.

“Winter’s Grip,” acrylic painting, by Elizabeth Van De Ven.

In addition to the gallery, Van de Ven’s and Streu’s work can be seen at the League’s 23rd Annual Juried Exhibit and Master’s Presentation currently at the Link Gallery, located in the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Streu won the exhibit’s People’s Choice Award for her gouache and watercolor, “Here’s Looking at Ewe.”

The Gallery of the Door County Art League is located in the Top of the Hill Shops, Highway 42 and County F on Spring Road in Fish Creek. Business hours are 10 am – 5 pm daily, and a reception is planned for the fourth Saturday of each month, 3 – 5 pm. For more information visit or call 920.559.7530 or 920.868.2288.