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Out the door! book signing

Book signing at Gallery for Out the Door! to Benefit Planned Parenthood

Out the door! book signingOn Sunday, June 11th from 4:00- 6:00pm, Margaret Lockwood Gallery in Sturgeon Bay will host a reading and book signing for Out the Door! by Marianna Beck writing under the name of M.L. Collins. All proceeds from sales of the book will go to benefit Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

A satirical novel set in Door County, Out the Door! has been described as a story that’s a little about everything: geology, sex, politics, the environment, prairie voles, cheese curds, casinos, aphrodisiacs, sturgeon, trilobites, gulls, Hat Island, bit of mystery – and much more!

Reviewers on Amazon have called the novel “a delightful romp of a novel”, “a story packed with intrigue and madcap comedy”— “full of lots of twists” and with “characters well-developed and quirky.”

ML Collins book artworkM.L. has worked as a free-lance writer and lectured extensively on the history of sex, fashion and culture at institutions including the School of the Art institute, the university of Chicago Graham School and most recently, Columbia College. She divides her time between Chicago and Door County.

Light food and beverages will be available. Margaret Lockwood Gallery is located at the corner of Michigan Street and 2nd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Parking is available in city lots kitty-corner across from the Gallery, down either way of 2nd Ave., and on 2nd and 1st Avenues. For more information call 920-493-2912 or email

Margaret Lockwood Painting

Join Us at our Season Opening Reception on May 28th

Margaret Lockwood Gallery in Sturgeon Bay hosts its traditional season opening reception this Sunday, May 28, 2:00- 5:00. Featured are ethereal landscapes and tryptics by Lockwood, jewelry by Angela Lensch and Skye Ciesla, ceramics by Renee’ Schwaller, large-scale sculptures by Dan Bresnahan and mobiles by Steven Haas. Music will be provided by Cathy Grier (a.k.a. NYC Subway Girl) and food and beverages by Nistebox catering.

Margaret Lockwood Gallery Jewelry

New to the Gallery for 2017 are Skye and Haas. Skye began her extensive career as a sculptor but became frustrated with what she felt were its limitations and so began experimenting with works combining fiber, wood and bead embroidery. Her work is featured in boutiques and galleries from coast to coast but long time admirers will also see the influence of the large stenciled banners she has been working on for concerts of Bob Dylan’s music.

Haas’s mobiles fascinate people with their graceful movements and technical challenges. Inevitably there are comparisons with the work of Alexander Calder. Haas loves avoiding high tech equipment so each piece truly has a life of its own some with representational imagery but mostly free- form. A recent group from the Boys and Girls Club thought they saw fire, water, trees, and sail boats all in the same mobile.

Lockwood continues to explore her landscape themes of paintings interpreting the felt emotions of trees, skies, waters and dreamy vistas. Often the viewer has the feeling of “I know that place” even though no such place actually exists except within Lockwood’s vocabulary of loving Door County, its changing seasons and sheer beauty. New this year are a series of medium size tryptics playing with inside and outside, open and closed, day and night.

Margaret Lockwood Season Opening Reception  Margaret Lockwood Painting

Dominating the patio area are the sculptures of Bresnahan with several wall hanging pieces arriving for the opening. Lensch’s woven gold and silver jewelry is stunning, Schwaller’s ceramics colorful and a bit whimsical.

For the reception the Gallery is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Grier to inspire and entertain those attending. She is becoming known throughout NE Wisconsin as a passionate performer, advocate and the producer of the Tamborine Lounge’s Thursday night’s Writers’ Night for musicians, poets, storytellers and artists.

Food and beverages will be available from the great folks at Nistebox. Margaret Lockwood Gallery is located at the corner of Michigan Street and 2nd Ave. in the Steel Bridge Creative District. Parking is available in city lots kitty-corner across from the Gallery, down either way of 2nd Ave., and on 2nd and 1st Avenues. For more information call 920-493-2912 or leave a note on facebook or email

Doors Open Friday April 29th at 10am

Margaret Lockwood Gallery To Open Friday, April 29th

The much anticipated new gallery opening in downtown Sturgeon Bay will soon be here. Margaret Lockwood plans to open the doors to her new gallery on Friday, April 29th at 10:00am. The official gallery hours will be Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10:00am to 5:00pm, Thu: 10:00am to 7:00pm, closed Sundays. Located at 7 South 2nd Ave (at Michigan St) Sturgeon Bay.

Margaret and Allin renovated one of Sturgeon Bay’s oldest buildings at a beautiful location on the corner of 2nd and Michigan, overlooking the Steel Bridge and the bay. Built in the late 1870s, before the renovation, the building contained a vault because there was no bank in Sturgeon Bay and a large cistern in the attic because there was no central water supply system. It has been home to a warehouse, a printer, a cleaner and a tech center before it sat empty for about a dozen years. They worked with architect Virge Temme and and Ahnapee Construction to create a timeless design incorporating contemporary materials, a unifying grid system and the building’s original, many double-arched, towering windows.

In addition to the gallery, the building houses Margaret’s studio, a lower level performance center and Allin and Margaret’s two bedroom apartment on the upper level. There is also a lovely outdoor space which they plan to take advantage of in the coming warmer months. Ideas include a walk-in “drive-in” theater for storytelling or puppets or independent movies. As Margaret describes, “We transitioned from our country setting to an in-town life with less maintenance and more opportunity to enjoy just being in Door County.  Already with others we are dreaming a whole new set of dreams. One of which includes an idea of a Steel Bridge Creative District.”

Previously, Margaret and Allin owned Woodwalk Gallery (founded in 1994) in Egg Harbor which they sold last May to Andrew Seefeldt and Jillaine Burton. Thus they began their search for a new place. The search didn’t last long, the building on 2nd and Michigan was the first and only one they considered for the new gallery.  Margaret says “It was a perfect fit for where we wanted to be and what we imagined doing. The high ceilings and multiple spaces are a great setting for my large scale paintings.  Then we added Dan Bresnahan’s gorgeous outdoor sculptures, Angels Lensch’s woven metal jewelry and Renee’ Swaller’s whimsical ceramics and Margaret Lockwood Gallery came to life.”

Margaret and Allin are excited to welcome guests and friends both old and new to the gallery. Doors open Friday, April 29th at 10:00am. With the Grand Opening Reception on Sunday, May 29th, 3:00 – 5:00pm.