2024 Raffle Fundraiser


"Lakeshore Melody" 

smDoor County Shore

“Lakeshore Melody”, 23” x 27” (Framed)  Oil on Canvas, value: $2,250 on view at the Hardy Gallery during the duration of the season. Tickets can be purchased at the Hardy Gallery.

Drawing | October 14 at 1:00 pm

Raffle Premise 

For many people, the name "Hardy Gallery" conjures up images of the historic graffiti-covered warehouse situated on the shores of Ephraim's picturesque Eagle Harbor; for others, the name represents years of memories from visiting different exhibitions presented in the unique art gallery, while some are reminded of the warehouse's history. For all of these reasons, it is easy to see why The Hardy holds so much meaning for art collectors, Ephraim residents and visitors alike.

The concept for this fundraising raffle was conceived by the Hardy Gallery Board of Directors in the fall of 2012 with the above in mind. The goal remains to create interest in a product that directly taps into the emotional connection that exists between our place and our audience. Annually, the Hardy will commission a painting that exemplifies quality at the highest level - in partnership with a well-recognized and respected Door County artist and his or her representing gallery. Interpretation is entirely up to the selected artist.

The raffle was structured to benefit all parties involved; the selected artist, who is commissioned and paid for the creation of the painting, the representing gallery who will handle the sale and the donor who will purchase the painting and donate to the Hardy. The funds raised go towards sustaining our programming, including our seasonal exhibit schedule, Community Mosaic Project and our signature winter high school youth art education program, Exposure to Creativity (ETC). 

Thank you to Marc Anderson and Sandy and Carl Zapffe for their continued support of the Francis Hardy Center for the Arts, Inc. (The Hardy Gallery) - A 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

Timeframe: Ticket sales will take place throughout the entire summer season, commencing in May to coincide with the opening of the Annual Juried Exhibit and run through the Hardy's closing in mid-October.

Ticket Sales: With our audience in mind, ticket prices have been set at $5 each or 5 for $20. The main ticket venue will be the Hardy Gallery with additional sales through the board of directors, and volunteers of the organization.



Marc Anderson

Marc Anderson was born and raised in the small, rural town of Wild Rose, Wisconsin. He and his three brothers spent the majority of their youth exploring the Wisconsin countryside, which fostered a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a kinship with the natural world.

Marc developed an aptitude for drawing and painting early in his life and pursued a degree in illustration at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. While attending Stout, he began working for a handful of regional and national publications on a freelance basis.

He followed this career trajectory for several years until—almost by accident—he discovered the mysterious world of plein air painting. With this newfound passion, Marc said goodbye to the drafting table in favor of the outdoors in which he had grown up. Painting en plein air was the catalyst that began Marc’s journey into fine art painting.

A perpetual student of art, Marc has continued to study, learn, and hone his craft as a representational painter. As Marc’s love for painting expanded, so too did his list of professional accomplishments. His work has been accepted into prestigious shows around the country and has garnered awards from Oil Painters of America exhibitions, national juried plein air events, and fine art shows. In 2021, he received the Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship and Artists’ Choice Award at the OPA National Exhibition, the Gold Medal Award at the OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition, and was included in the “Top 10 Artists to Collect Now” special feature in Plein Air Magazine.

In 2023, Marc and opened the M. Anderson Gallery in Sturgeon Bay, WI. The vision behind the gallery was to have a beautiful space in which to showcase work, entertain art lovers, and host painting workshops.

Marc currently resides in Door County, WI with his wife Anna and studio cat, Frankie.







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