April 21, 2022—The Miller Art Museum announced at a free public reception held Monday evening the award winners for the Museum’s 48th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art, on display now through Monday, May 23, 2022. The multi-media exhibition features original work by students in grades 9 – 12 from the 2021-22 academic year who attend school at one of the Peninsula’s five high schools—Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Washington Island.
Certificates of Participation were presented to all student artists by their respective art teachers. Award winners for Excellence and Honorable Mention were announced by Museum Curator Helen del Guidice during the awards ceremony at Monday’s opening reception, Awards of Excellence—a $100 cash prize—were presented to Makayla Ash (Sturgeon Bay), Isaac Rincones (Sevastopol), Christina Padilla-Volkman (Gibraltar), Anna Olson (Southern Door) and Joseph Lux (Washington Island). Six $50 Honorable Mention awards were presented to Jace Johnson (Sturgeon Bay), Inho Lee (Sevastopol), Wyatt Beaudot (Gibraltar), Kalissa Ambrosius (Southern Door), and Andrea Valentincic (Washington Island). In addition to cash prizes, the museum partnered with the Artist Guild and the Peninsula School of Art, courtesy of a generous financial gift through the Cramer Family Fund in memory of long-time art supporter Tricia Cramer, to offer all of this year’s awardees certificates for art supplies and instruction to further students’ individual artistic endeavors.
April 1, 2022—The Miller Art Museum is proud, in collaboration with the following exhibition sponsors: Artists Guild, LLC, Kathy and John Campbell, the Cramer Family Fund in memory of Tricia Cramer, Dennis and Bonnie Connolly, Door County Medical Center, the Jacksonport Women's Club, Barb and Mike Madden, Carl and Ruth Scholz and Hermke and Elke Timm, the Wisconsin Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts, to present the 48th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art opening to the public on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Presented in collaboration with Peninsula art educators, the exhibition marks 48 years of presenting artwork created across diverse media by students residing throughout Door County. This year’s exhibition will include artistic contributions by 124 students amounting to 197 imaginative works from 5 partnering public schools.
Jace Johnson, Portrait Series, Printamking (SBHS)
March 11, 2022—The Miller Art Museum has announced plans for the launch of a satellite education space in downtown Sturgeon Bay called M3—the three signifying the core pillars of education, engagement and exchange—which will be housed in the former Healthy Way Market space at 142 S. 3rd Avenue. The new venue will provide an active education space for the visual arts that invites engagement, conversation and creative exchange. Centrally, it will serve as a multifunctional community art space with myriad opportunities to foster creative thinking, ignite creativity, and encourage experimentation and dialogue.
“One of the challenges we face in our existing facility is the lack of appropriate space to conduct hands-on programming,” says Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, executive director. “The addition of dedicated education staff this past fall coupled with the acquisition of adjacent space will allow the museum to build on its longstanding commitment to the visual arts and artists of our Door Peninsula community by expanding our capacity to serve.”
March 11, 2022—The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay announces it will host back-to-back events on Saturday afternoon, March 19, 2022. The museum will welcome exhibiting artists Sally Duback, Peggy Macnamara, Pamela Murphy, and Sandra Shackelford for an artist reception featuring live music by Cathy Grier from 3 – 4:30 p.m., which will follow a conversation between Curator Helen del Guidice and guest Peggy Macnamara in a new Studio Door event starting at 1:30 p.m. The events will also be streamed virtually through Facebook LIVE.
Deadline extended! Applications accepted until May 15, 2022! Learn more here.
February 25, 2022—The Miller has announced it is accepting applications for the 2022 Dome House Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist Residency. Midwest artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin can apply online at https://www.domehouseart.org/apply; the deadline to apply is Saturday, April 30, 2022.
The application-based residency invites emerging and mid-career artists to Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula to reside for an 8-week period at the iconic Dome House. The program, which is scheduled for August 15 - October 9, 2022, aims to give artists working in the fine art mediums of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and other mediums the space and support to create work in an inspiring and unique location, in addition to providing opportunities for public access to an artist at work through supplemental programming and educational content for the community.
“Our Artist Selection Committee couldn’t have chosen more fitting artists for the launch of the program last year,” says Miller Art Museum Executive Director Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead. “Fiber artist Amy Usdin (MN) and painter Ariana Vaeth (WI), brought so much heart, dedication and professionalism to their residencies, both leaving an indelible mark on our creative community. It evidences the impact of an artist’s presence in shaping and influencing the artistic landscape and development and growth of artists in the area.”