Award of Excellence Goes to St. Norbert Prof

“Sari” by Brian Pirman.

Brian Pirman, associate professor and discipline coordinator of art at St. Norbert College, has been given the Gerhard Miller Award of Excellence by the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

Pirman received the award at the opening reception of the museum’s 39th Juried Annual exhibition on Sept. 20. The award is named for the museum’s founder and includes the Gerhard Miller Medal, created by local artist Hermke Timm.

The Juried Annual exhibition is a competition among artists from Door, Brown, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Oconto counties. The 2014 exhibition features 47 two-dimensional works by 41 artists, chosen by a jury from 148 submissions by 86 artists.

In addition to the Gerhard Miller Award of Excellence presented to Pirman, the jurors also chose three works to receive Special Merit Awards and three pieces for the Juror’s Choice Award.

The exhibition runs through Nov. 4 at the Miller Art Museum, inside the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. Fourth Ave. Regular hours are from 10 am to 8 pm on Mondays and 10 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum is free and open to the public, and is handicap-accessible. For more information, call 920.746.0707 or visit