FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Sturgeon Bay, WI)—June 18, 2020—The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay is pleased to announce a call to artists for its 45th Juried Annual Exhibition, scheduled for August 29 – October 19, 2020. Eight artists will be recognized with a total of $1,950.00 in cash awards; three Special Merit Awards ($250 each), three Juror’s Choice Awards ($200 each), the Gerhard Miller Award of Excellence ($500), and the Bonnie Hartmann Award for Outstanding Creativity ($100) will be awarded. A $25 non-refundable entry fee is required; artists ages 18 years of age or older residing in Door, Kewaunee, Brown, Oconto, Manitowoc or Sheboygan counties are invited to enter up to two works. Applications are accepted online only through beginning Monday, June 22. The submission deadline is Friday July 31, 2020 at 5pm. Submission information, including the prospectus and link to the online submission portal, is available on the Museum’s website at

The exhibition, which is open to artists at all career levels from emerging to established professionals, highlights contemporary work by Northeast Wisconsin visual artists who reside in a six-county radius. Artists selected for inclusion in the exhibit will be notified Friday, August 7.

The 45th Juried Annual exhibition is scheduled to be on display in the main gallery of the museum from Saturday, August 29 through Monday, October 19. The Museum is closely monitoring developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19); please continue to check the museum’s website at and social media channels, where updates are posted. While the Museum remains closed at this time, we are hopeful to be open for this exhibition, if not before. In the event that turns out not to be the case, the exhibition will be presented by virtual means using the Museum’s new virtual galleries, recently created in partnership with Curat10n.

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