50th-Annual Student Art Exhibit at the Miller

Salon of Door County High School Art opens April 13

The Miller Art Museum will celebrate half a century of honoring local student artists with the 50th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art. The exhibit will be on view April 13 – May 18 on both the first- and second-floor galleries of the museum.

This year’s show will feature 174 works from students attending Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Washington Island high schools, as well as local homeschoolers. Painting, sculpture, drawing and photography are among the mediums represented in past shows.

“This recognition is a single piece of a much broader picture that encourages continued development and exploration of their creativity, leading to more adaptable, more tolerant, and better educated generations in the years to come,” museum executive director Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead said of the exhibit.

The Miller will host an opening reception and awards celebration on April 15, 7-8:30 pm. At 7:30 pm, art teachers will present all their students with certificates of participation.

The Miller has partnered with Artists Guild and Blue Moon Framery in Sturgeon Bay, as well as the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, to offer certificates for art supplies, classes and framing as awards.

In addition, $100 cash awards will be presented to each high school art department. One student from Sevastopol High School will be awarded the $100 Mr. Rericha Legacy Award, which honors the school’s art teacher and theater director, Jim Rericha, who died in 2022. 

The Miller Art Museum is located at 107 S. 4th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.

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