Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (October 25, 2021) — On September 25, the Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay unveiled its 46th Juried Annual—a survey and celebration of contemporary work by Wisconsin visual artists—with a scaled back in-person reception, where 8 regional visual artists were recognized by a three-panel jury for their works exuding excellence, originality and that were experimental in nature. This year’s award recipients are:
Blanche Brown (Milwaukee), awarded the Bonnie Hartmann Award for Outstanding Creativity for her work titled Eye Has Not Seen What God Has Prepared.
Randall Dettmann (Algoma), awarded a Special Merit Award for his work titled The Price of Progress.
Brad Krause (Milwaukee), awarded a Special Merit Award for his work titled George Floyd.
Stephanie Lord (Sturgeon Bay), awarded a Juror’s Choice Award for her work titled Rustic Red.
Tim Nyberg (Egg Harbor), awarded a Special Merit Award for his work titled Europe Bay.
Dane Schumacher (Green Bay), awarded the Gerhard CF Miller Award of Excellence for his work titled Hear, no evil. See, no evil. Speak, no evil.
Tracy Wiklund (McFarland), awarded a Juror’s Choice Award for her work titled Ace of Hearts.
Sara Willadsen (Sheboygan), awarded a Juror’s Choice Award for her work titled All Wrong Hours.
The 46th Juried Annual showcases more than 70 works and marks the first year that artists from across the state were eligible to submit work. The increased number of works can be viewed throughout the entire museum on both the main galleries on the lower level as well as on the second floor Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine.
Exhibiting 46th Juried Annual artists are: Alexis Arnold, Green Bay; Bonnie Bahr-Schneider, Wisconsin Rapids; Cheryl Becht, Baileys Harbor; Jocelyn Benford, Sturgeon Bay; Pat Bishop, Shawano; Richard Brawner, Fish Creek; Blanche Brown, Milwaukee; David Bueschel, Menomonee Falls; W. Joseph Christiansen, Sturgeon Bay; Luke Collins, Sturgeon Bay; Randall Dettmann, Algoma; Terri Field, Oconomowoc; Katherine Ford, Mount Horeb; Tom Friese, Green Bay; Karen Hertz-Sumnicht, Sturgeon Bay; Kristine Hinrichs, Milwaukee; Susan Hoffmann, Baileys Harbor; Cynthia Holzym, Oregon; Patt Huss, Kaukauna; Jennifer Jordan, Green Bay; J. Jorns, Sturgeon Bay; Shelby Keefe, Milwaukee; Helen Klebesadel, Madison; Brad Krause, Milwaukee; Guntis Lauzums, Belgium; Gregory Lewis, Mauston; Stephanie Lord, Sturgeon Bay; Janel Maples, Sturgeon Bay; Tamara Marie Marshall, De Pere; Reilly McClellan, Cedarburg; Dorothy McDowell, Sister Bay; Christine Migala, Walworth; Christine B. Miller, Whitewater; George J. Miller, Whitewater; Katy Moore, Sturgeon Bay; Bethann Moran-Handzlik, Fort Atkinson; Brendan Murphy, Milwaukee; Michael Nitsch, Egg Harbor; Tim Nyberg, Egg Harbor; DenisePresnell, Sheboygan; Anne Raskopf, Oconomowoc; Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim; Katherine Rosing, Madison; Nancy Sargent, Fish Creek; Dan Schumacher, Green Bay; Claudia Scimeca, Egg Harbor; David Skidmore, Sister Bay; Arlene Stanger, Baileys Harbor; Steven Stanger, Baileys Harbor; Rob Stangroom, Osceola; Marilyn Stasiak, De Pere; Hermke Timm, Sturgeon Bay; Kathryn Wedge, Neenah; Mark Weller, Waunakee; Tracy Wiklund, McFarland; Sara Willadsen, Sheboygan; Patricia A. Williams, Oconto; Carolyn Wonders, Wind Lake; and Nan Zimdars, Ephraim.
The 46th Juried Annual is scheduled to run through Monday, November 8, 2021.
The museum is located at 107 S. 4th Avenue inside the Door County Library in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Hours are Monday 10am – 7pm and Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm. The museum is closed Sundays. Admission is free of charge but freewill donations are encouraged; an elevator is available to access galleries on the second floor Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine. Proof of vaccination is not required for entry into the museum; masks are strongly recommended and visitors are asked to practice social distancing. For more information about current exhibitions or the museum, call (920) 746-0707 or visit www.millerartmuseum.org.
The 46th Juried Annual and accompanying awards are made possible with support from Chez Cheryl Artspace, Herb Kohl Philanthropies and the MMG Foundation with in-kind support from DC Printing & Green Bay Blue. Generous support is also provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.