By Paul Schmitt
The Miller Art Museum released the award winners of the 43rd Annual Salon of Door County High School Art. A public reception was held last week in front of a packed house of students, parents, relatives and community members. The public awards presentation saw art teachers from the five high schools present certificates to all the students that participated while Curator of Exhibits and Collections Deborah Rosenthal presented cash awards. Rosenthal says the area students displayed impressive works of art that the public can still visit and appreciate.
This year’s salon featured more than 150 works of art from 111 students from the Door County schools. The exhibit will remain up until May 30 at the Miller Art Museum located in the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay. You can find the names of the students who won awards with this story online with the complete news release.
(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – May 4, 2017 — The Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI, revealed the award winners of the “43rd Annual Salon of Door County High School Art” during a public reception April 24. It was a packed house as students, parents, relatives and community members were present to celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the Peninsula’s young artists, enjoy refreshments and see the public awards presentation.
The art teachers – Emily Salm (Gibraltar), Klayton Kindt (Sevastopol), George Ouimette (Southern Door), Nicole Herbst (Sturgeon Bay) and Melanie Enger (Washington Island) — presented Certificates of Participation to all participating student artists. Curator of Exhibits and Collections Deborah Rosenthal presented cash awards; $100 Awards of Excellence went to Elizabeth Charney (Gibraltar, grade 11), Lamyra Adams (Sevastopol, grade 11); Austin Claflin (Southern Door, grade 12); Joseph Doucette (Sturgeon Bay, grade 11); and Finn Hagen (Washington Is, grade 11). Honorable Mention Awards of $50 each were presented to Kathleen Jackson (Gibraltar, grade 11); Jada Lauscher(Sevastopol, grade 11); Emma Jeanquart (Southern Door, grade 11); Liam Ostrand (Sturgeon Bay, grade 11); and Korrina Ervin (Washington Is, grade 11). Students received the monetary awards, given for overall performance in art class, which were made possible by exhibit sponsors John and Kathy Campbell, Dennis and Bonnie Connolly, Miriam Erickson, the Jacksonport Women’s Club, Dave and Lois Murphy, Carl and Ruth Scholz, Michael and Barbara Sweeney, and Hermke and Elke Timm.
“There is incredible value for both students and our community in hosting an event like the Salon, said Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, MAM executive director. Mr. Miller, museum founder and brainchild of the event, would be honored to know that this show continues to be one of the most popular and well-attended exhibits each year. Last Monday’s event culminated nearly a year’s worth of hard work from art departments across the Peninsula and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have recognized these students at such an awesome event. There was such great energy in the galleries.”
In addition, Gigstead had the pleasure of acknowledging the Door County Art League (DCAL) and the organization’s involvement with the Salon over the course of the past 10 years. In light of DCAL’s dissolution earlier this year, she gifted checks in the amount $100 to each art teacher to be used towards the purchase of art supplies for the classroom. The Miller Art Museum was the recipient of a portion of the DCAL’s assets, which will provide continued funding for the Salon for the foreseeable future. DCAL was a coalition of artists and art lovers committed to promoting the creative arts in Door County, and to supporting each other through mentoring, exhibitions, workshops, and fellowship.
This year’s salon features more than 150 works of art from 111 students from the 5 high schools in Door County. The exhibit will be on view at the Miller through Tuesday, May 30. Admission is free and the facility is fully accessible.
The Miller Art Museum, located in the Door County Library, 107 South 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays. Please call 920.746.0707 for more information, or visit on Facebook: www.facebook.com/
About the Miller Art Museum
The Miller Art Museum is a multifaceted nonprofit organization showcasing an array of visual art through ever-changing thematic, invitational and juried exhibits and houses a stunning permanent collection of Wisconsin art. The museum’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1975 and continues through its mission to foster and inspire the creative life of the community and to be a catalyst for enrichment through cultural, art appreciation, and educational programming for people of all ages.
1. Award winners from the “43rd Annual Salon of Door County High School Art.” Pictured from left to right: Lamyra Adams (Sevastopol, Award of Excellence), Joey Doucette (Sturgeon Bay, Award of Excellence), Emma Jeanquart (Southern Door, Honorable Mention), Kathleen Jackson (Gibraltar, Honorable Mention), Elizabeth Charney (Gibraltar, Award of Excellence), and Liam Ostrand (Sturgeon Bay, Honorable Mention). Not pictured are Jada Lauscher, Austin Claflin, Finn Hagen and Korrina Ervin. Miller Art Museum photograph by R. Michael Nitsch.