The 2017 Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl has announced the winner of this year’s door prize, which is awarded to one of the visitors who filled out entries at the various home studios and galleries.
Andy Kiel of Brooklyn, a native of Neenah and a lifelong Door County visitor, has won the wooden bread-and-cheese board crafted by Michael Doerr of Michael Doerr Woodworking, Sturgeon Bay. The “Doerr Prize,” as the board has been dubbed, is a 33”x16” creation that functions as a serving piece or a sculptural wall hanging. Doerr, who has been a participating artist in the Art Crawl for many years, describes the piece as being influenced by New Mexico rock drawings. The primary hand-chosen woods are Curly Cherry and Maple with secondary woods of Purple Heart, Yellow Heart and Black Walnut.
During the Art Crawl weekend, Nov. 17-19, visitors were invited to fill out entries at any or all of the 20 locations that showcased the work of 25 artists. After the event, the artists gathered to pick a name from a box of 825 entry slips.
The Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl organizers report that the event has grown every year since it began in 2007, both in number of artists and visitors. It is always a free event, open to the public, spread throughout the range of the Sturgeon Bay zip code, with visitors representing an ever-wider geographic area. For more information, see sturgeonbaystudios.com or find the Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl on Facebook.