The Art Gallery

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The Art Gallery

Welcome to Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery, founded in 1982. The gallery is housed in the old granary and machine shed. Much of the building’s original character has been retained even though its functions have been changed.

The Gallery is open from mid-May until mid-October. Hours are 12-5 daily (closed on Tuesdays). From mid-October until mid-May our yarn and roving is relocated into the B&B, where we are open by appointment or happenstance. Special events are scheduled during the season. Throughout the season more detailed discussions of activities related to the Gallery will appear in the Ewe Turn Blog.

The Gallery offers for sale a selection of original fiber artwork and pottery, created by a number of artists and fine crafts people. A variety of handmade fiber articles, naturally colored and/or naturally dyed yarns, and roving for handspinning and felting are always on display and available for purchase. For a more detailed description of the yarns and roving that we offer for sale go to our Mercantile page. Most of the fiber work is created by artists who reside in Door County, Wisconsin.

The Gallery and sheep barns provide a background for the vegetable garden. In the vegetable garden we also grow marigolds, cosmos, dyers coreopis and other plants suitable for dyeing our yarns.

In addition to displaying fiber art and photography, the Gallery is also the summer and fall studio space for spinning, weaving and other fiber related activities of owners Gretchen and Dick Regnery. Dick is a weaver; Gretchen is a spinner, felter, weaver, knitter and dyer. Together they create one-of-a-kind articles featuring wool from the flock of white and naturally colored Corriedale sheep.

Fiber activities are usually taking place when the Gallery is open. Dick may be weaving on his 60 inch Glimåkra countermarche loom. Gretchen may be spinning or plying yarn either on her Watson or Lendrum spinning wheels, spinning with a drop spindle, or perhaps carding wool or dyeing yarn or fleece.

There are often art related activities taking place in the gallery or on the gallery grounds. Activities might include spinning on either a wheel or drop spindle, weaving, plein air artists painting on location, a dye pot working to produce beautiful fiber and yarn, or a wet felting project in process of completion.

Above is a sampling of yarns that have all been naturally dyed, some using plants and mushrooms found on the farm. It is an ongoing project that has just begun to scratch the surface of color possibilities that will complement the wool that our sheep produce for us and for so many other fiber artists.