Gallery Exhibits

Exhibit I

“Celebrate Water Benefit Show”

We are proud to open our 50th season with a group show celebrating the beauty of water.  With the waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay surrounding Door County and many smaller lakes and streams emptying into the scenic bays and harbors that line the peninsula, the beauty of water is all around us.  This group show will raise awareness and funds for a new initiative called Celebrate Water Door County.

Our exhibit will be part of the year-long and county-wide celebration of water which will include musical performances, art exhibits, documentaries, discussions and ideas to keep our most valuable resource healthy for years to come. For more information visit or call (920) 421-2002.

Saturday, May 5, 10am-5pm: Opening Day “Cinco de Mayo” Celebration. Please join us to celebrate the start to the gallery season with chips, salsa, guacamole and cold cervezas!

Saturday, May 5, 10am-3pm: Sue Steckart Jarosh Book Signing. We are so proud of J.R.’s mom, Sue, for publishing her new book, Range Lights Rascal, the second in a series of children’s books featuring historic Door County landmarks. Sue will be at the gallery signing books during our opening day celebration.

In addition to the Celebrate Water group show, the work of Nathan Hatch, George Shipperley and Michelle Zjala Winter will be featured during Exhibit I.

Saturday, May 26, 4-7 pm: Reception to meet the artists.  Artist introductions and short talks in the courtyard at 5 pm.

Sunday, May 27, 1-3 pm: Painting Demonstration by George Shipperley.  George will demonstrate his oil pastel techniques in the gallery courtyard.

Exhibit II

Early Summer Group Show

We are pleased to exhibit a wide variety of newly completed pieces from many of Edgewood’s talented artists.  This group show will feature a collection of our favorite pieces.  As artwork sells and new work arrives, this exhibit will continue to change giving it a fresh look every day.

The paintings of John A. Sayers will be featured in the Courtyard Gallery.

Saturday, June 16, 1-4pm: Meet John Sayers in the Courtyard Gallery. Please come meet John and enjoy his beautiful new work created for this show.

July 6 – July 8: Julie Shaw Trunk Show, 10am-5pm

Julie will again be visiting the gallery this holiday weekend from her studio in Cocoa, Florida with a large selection of rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces that will be here for this weekend only!

Champagne punch and hors d’ oeuvres will be served.

Exhibit III

Featured artists include Rebecca Kinkead, Marcia McDonough, Jim Rose and Judi Ekholm in the Courtyard Gallery.

Saturday, July 14, 4-7: Reception to meet the artists.  Artist introductions and short talks in the courtyard at 5 pm. Wine and hors d’ oeuvres will be served.

Sunday, July 15, 1-3pm: Painting demonstration by Rebecca Kinkead.  Rebecca will demonstrate her oil and cold wax painting techniques on her first visit to Edgewood Orchard.

Thursday, July 26: 11am-2pm: Plein Air Painting Day at Edgewood Orchard.  Join us for our 12th annual Plein Air Painting Day at the gallery as part of Peninsula School of Art’s Annual Door County Plein Air Festival July 22-28.  For more details visit  Enjoy complimentary refreshments and conversation with the artists as you stroll through the gallery grounds and watch the plein air painters at work.

Exhibit IV


The stone barn that is the heart of Edgewood Orchard Galleries was built in 1918. For its first 50 years it played host to the property’s apple and cherry orchard, and since 1969 it has been the main display space for the gallery. It is a beautiful building, loved for its thick stone walls, the original wavy glass window panes, the coffee can lid patched wood floors upstairs, and the beautiful carved and stained glass windows and doors that Minnow has added over the years. We celebrate the barn’s centennial with a group show titled “Shelter.” As the artwork created by our gallery artists for this show demonstrates, shelter can take many forms. From a bird’s nest, to a tree, to a cozy corner, to a century-old stone barn, shelter is important to all creatures, great and small!

The paintings of Tom Nachreiner will be featured in the Courtyard Gallery.

Saturday, September 1, 4-7: Reception to meet the artists.  Artist introductions and short talks in the gallery courtyard at 5 pm.  Wine and hors d’ oeuvres will be served.

Sunday, September 2, 1-3pm: Tom Nachreiner painting demonstration.  Tom will demonstrate his oil painting techniques in the gallery courtyard.

Exhibit V

“Gifts from the Heart”

Our 20th annual group show of artwork especially good for gift-giving, including smaller paintings, glass snowmen & ornaments and other holiday themed pieces.  Free holiday gift wrapping available!

Saturday, September 22, 1-5pm: Opening Reception. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

October 6 & October 7: Ellen Kelly Trunk Show, 10am-5pm.  Join us Columbus Day Weekend to see Ellen’s mixed-metal work colored with sculpting compounds, resin, crystals and other embellishments. A large selection of new pieces will be here for this holiday weekend only! Spiced apple cider and hors d’ oeuvres will be served.

October 27 & October 28: Last Weekend of the Season: Thank You Reception, 10am-5pm.  As our 50th season comes to a close, we will extend our gratitude and thanks to all who have supported Edgewood Orchard Galleries through the years.

Please stop in to share food, wine and friendship with artists, fellow art lovers, the gallery staff and our family.  We are so grateful to all!