The Fabric of Forgetting October 14th-December 10, Alyward gallery, UW Fox Valley

UW Fox Valley Alyward Gallery

Solo show at UW Fox Valley, Alyward Gallery.  Closing reception is on December 10th from 5-7pm.  Show runs Oct 14-Dec 10.

Brilliant Stranger/Ecotique in Egg Harbor!

Brilliant Stranger//Ecotique is located between Greens N Grains and Spa Verde in the Big Purple Building at 7821 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor

Winter Hours Saturdays 10-4 or by appointment 920-737-7885

Sister Bay Studio and Gallery

The Sister Bay shop is a small studio/gallery space located in the heart of Sister Bay.  Behind Ecology Sports, across the street from the Harbor, you will find a group of charming studio spaces in a magical garden courtyard.  Art, Clothing and Outdoor Open Studio are offered throughout the season.  Art materials available – create in the courtyard to go. Supplies include Watercolor Paints, Acrylic Paints, Canvas, Travel Sketchbooks, beach stones, jute and canvas bags and t-shirts.  Artists and Artists in the making of all ages are welcome.

Brilliant Stranger Studio is located at 10740 N. Bayshore Drive (Highway 42) in Sister Bay – follow the path behind Ecology Sports or park and enter through the Ecology Parking lot on Sunset Drive.

Closed for the winter.  Reopening in May 2018!

Click on the header link above to go to the Door County page for more detailed information.

Guitar Shop

If you are interested in seeing the Guitar shop in person, contact Dale to schedule a visit.


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Brilliant Stranger on Etsy

Brilliant Stranger on Etsy

A large selection of Brilliant Stranger eco-clothing, including low impact and plant dyes, hand carved block prints, vintage and upcycled materials and organic cotton.  The etsy shop also has custom listings, fine art and a clearance sale section.

Museum of Wisconsin Art

Museum of Wisconsin Art

We’re happy to annouce you can now find Brilliant Stranger clothing in the Museum Shop at MOWA in West Bend, WI.

Ancestry Cloth to be featured in The ArtWear Biennial 2017

Artwear Biennial - Fort Collins, CO

If you are in Colorado… Dawn’s Ancestry Cloth to be featured in the 2017 ArtWear Biennial in Fort Collins, CO – October 20-28

Lost Moth Gallery

Dawn’s paintings and prints can also be found all summer at Lost Moth Gallery in Egg Harbor.

Located just north of town on highway 42, Lost Moth is a gorgeous log cabin full of nature, art and music owned by Door County musician and artist Jeanne Kuhns.  

7975 Wisconsin 42
Egg Harbor, WI 54209

Re Vision Gallery

If you are in Southeast Wisconsin/ Chicago area, Dawn’s work is part of the regular collection at Revision Gallery in Kenosha, WI.

Press - Door County Living Magazine 2010

In the early years of Brilliant Stranger’s growth as a business and a clothing line…

Press - Door County Living Magazine 2017

Wonderful article about my work and the development of Ancestry Cloth

Press - Door County Living Magazine - Winter 2014

A Door County Introduction to Dale Kumbalek Tonewood

Press - Belle Armoire Magazine summer 2017

“Living the artist’s Life” p 42

Brilliant Stranger is the new home of Refab, Dawn Patel Art, Mystery Stones and Kumbalek Tone Wood - handcrafted musical instruments.

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