By Paul Schmitt
A local Jacksonport artist has the distinction of having her artwork purchased for display in the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. Sandra Martinez of Martinez Studio will have a painting of “Pinon Weaving Study” and a weaving of the painting by her daughter Malena. Martinez says that she and her husband, Wence, have two pieces of artwork in the Smithsonian as well as a piece in the Museum of Mexican-Art in Chicago and the Wisconsin Museum of Art in West Bend. She says they were honored to find out their artwork was being acquired by the local Miller Art Museum.
The works were purchased with funds in memory of Lorraine Mengert, the former curator and director of the Miller Art Center. The Martinez family they have been working together for over 30 years and showcasing their artwork in Door County. You can see images of the “Pinon Weaving Study” artworks acquired by the Miller Art Museum on display as of June 1 with this story below.
Pinon Weaving Study