Why the Hardy Gallery?
Situated on the picturesque shoreline of Eagle Harbor in the historic village of Ephraim, Wisconsin, the non-profit Hardy Gallery provides truly unique experiences that enrich the cultural fabric of our community through rotating seasonal exhibitions, educational programs and special events. Learn about the artisans and craftspeople who live and work on the peninsula in a uniquely Door County setting. Patrons can enjoy exhibitions of local and regional artists, the much-celebrated Community Mosaic Project, take in spectacular sunset views, enjoy meeting local plein air painters in and around the gallery or even take in a concert of classical music at a Midsummer’s Music concert, held annually within the historic facility.
We aim to present exhibits and initiatives that address the needs of the local artist community, the creative enrichment of local youth and the promotion of the visual arts and artists of the Door County peninsula. Visit us and you'll see why we are known as the premiere destination for learning about the visual arts and working artists of Door County!
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HOLIDAY ONLINE AUCTION DEBUTS 11/27
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Thank you, in advance, for your support. We are especially grateful to the local businesses, fellow non-profits and restaurants that contribute year after year to our auction. A donor directory may be downloaded HERE. We encourage you to make note of our donors so you can patronize these businesses in return for their generous support of our organization; please remember to make mention that you heard about them from the Hardy!
Please CLICK HERE to begin bidding! Items may be viewed in person by contacting the office at 920.854.2210 or by sending an email to info [at] thehardy.org.
Community Mosaic Project
Community Mosaic Project
Numbers for the 2013 Project are NOW Available!
The Community Mosaic Project, presented in partnership with the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay, has – and continues – to bring together artists and community members to create a visual tapestry of public art at the Hardy’s iconic facility in Ephraim. The project will be unveiled the evening of July 19, 2013 in which the contributions of 300-plus individuals will be on display. The deadline to submit a 6 by 6-inch artwork for this year’s project has passed. If you missed the deadline but would like to participate in the future please contact us so that we can notify you when canvases are available for next year.
The Community Mosaic Project was conceived in the spring of 2007 when the concept of a public art installation was envisioned by the non-profit organization. The initial idea focused on building the work using ceramic tiles, which, for a variety of reasons presented many challenges for public participation of a large-scale work. Instead, the idea of using a blank canvas as a “tile” was born which would provide individuals with a true blank slate to manipulate as they wished. It was a huge hit and continues to grow today! The first project took place during the summer of 2008 and has grown steadily since. Its impact has been great and extends far beyond our local Door County community. In recent years the project has garnered great success, inspiring teachers and arts organizations across the country to implement a similar project in their own community. A sampling of these organizations include: A Benicia Patchwork of Art (Benicia, CA), Muscatine Mosaic Project (Muscatine, IA), Art From the Heart (Green Bay, WI), Compassion Project (Appleton, WI), Vision Mosaic Mural (Madison, WI), Small Works Project (Sheboygan, WI), Community Mosaic Project (Willison, North Dakota), Mosaic Fundraiser (Cedarburg, WI), Connections Project: A Mosaic of the Keys (Florida Keys, FL).
- support the Hardy directly buy purchasing a lottery number from this year’s Project, please call our office at 920.854.2210. Thank you!
Canvases for the Community Mosaic Project are generously donated by Door County’s Premiere Winsor & Newton Art Centre, The Artists Guild, LLC in Sturgeon Bay. Phone: (920) 743-9900 or visit them online at ArtistsGuildOnline.com. Without their support our project would not be possible! Please go out of your way to patronize this business whenever possible and thank Sarah and Jeff for their support.
Dockside Quick Paint
Artists of every painting medium are invited to create plein air works during the 7th Annual Dockside Quick Paint Competition on Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 9-11am. The First Place Award recipient receives an invitation to be a featured artist in the 2014 Door County Plein Air Festival. All award winners will receive art supplies courtesy of Artists Guild, Sturgeon Bay. Finished Dockside Painters’ works are exhibited for sale at Peninsula School of Art on the evening of the competition, from 6-8pm, during the public “Open Door Celebration.” Attendees are invited to vote for the top three Dockside Painters, with the awards announced at 7:30pm. Any paintings remaining at the close of the reception are to be taken home.
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