By Paul Schmitt
The Miller Art Museum is looking for some local talent to display work at their 42nd Juried Annual Exhibition. Local artists are encouraged to submit entries by July 22. Curator at the Miller Art Museum Deborah Rosenthal describes what type of original works are being sought and the awards to be given out besides three special merit awards.
Last year over 100 entries were submitted with 53 being chosen. The 42nd Juried Annual exhibit will be open and September 9 and remain displayed through October 30. Applications to submit artwork can be done online for the first time or by contacting the Miller Art Museum directly, according to Rosenthal.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: MILLER ART MUSEUM ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR “42ND JURIED ANNUAL”
(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – July 6, 2017 — The Miller Art Museum is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 42nd Juried Annual exhibition. Submissions will be accepted online through the Miller website at http://www.millerartmuseum.org through Saturday, July 22, 2017. The Miller’s Juried Annual is an open juried competition for regional emerging and established artists living and working in Northeast Wisconsin. Original 2-dimensional work will be accepted for review. Last year, over 100 applicants from across Northeast Wisconsin submitted work and 53 were selected. The competitive exhibit, which is open to visual artists specifically residing in Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto and Sheboygan counties, includes a total of $1,175 in awards and a top cash award of $175.00. A total of 8 awards will be presented at the opening reception scheduled for Saturday, September 9. The region has been expanded for 2017 to include Sheboygan county.
The exhibition will be on display at the museum, located in the Door County Library in downtown Sturgeon Bay, September 9 to October 30, 2017. The entry deadline isSaturday, July 22. Artists may submit up to two pieces; the entry fee is $25.
Works must be original, completed within the last two years (not created under the direction of a teacher in a class or workshop) and not previously exhibited in Door County. It is entirely the artists’ discretion as to whether or not works be listed for sale. Work may not be removed until the close of the exhibition.
A three-member jury panel will select three special merit awards and three honorable mention awards. The Gerhard CF Miller Award of Excellence and the Bonnie Hartmann Award for Outstanding Creativity, chosen by museum staff, are given in memory of Gerhard Miller, the museum’s founder, and in honor of Bonnie Hartmann, director from 1991–2014 for her many outstanding achievements during her 23-year career with the museum.
The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 5 – 6:30 pm with the announcement of awards at 5:30 pm.
About the Miller Art Museum
The Miller Art Museum is a year-round public art museum featuring changing thematic, invitational and juried exhibits as well as a stunning collection of 20th c. Wisconsin art, including the work of nationally lauded artist Gerhard CF Miller. 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.
Location and Hours
The museum is located in the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay at 107 S. 4th Avenue. Admission is free and the museum is fully accessible; an elevator is available to access galleries on the Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine. Free parking.
Hours are 10 am to 8 pm on Mon. and 10 am to 5 pm Tues. through Sat. Closed Sundays.