MAM Opens 34th Annual Salon of High School Art

The public is invited to attend the opening reception for the 34th Annual Salon of High School Art on Monday evening, April 21 from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Miller Art Museum, located at 107 S. 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. At the opening, certificates of participation will be given to each student and two special achievement cash awards to each school will be presented.

All five Door County high schools, as well as home school students, are represented by work in the exhibition that continues through May 27. In total, 120 high school student artists are featured in the exhibit. Work runs the entire spectrum of media, technique, and interpretation to include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, graphics, jewelry, and ceramics.

Always an eagerly anticipated event, the student show reflects the high standard of inspired teaching in each school. Door County is especially fortunate to have such a strong art program in each district. The work on display in this exhibit indicates a curriculum that is challenging and creative.

Art teachers in Door County include: George Ouimette, Southern Door; Nicole Herbst, Sturgeon Bay; Tom Hokkanen, Washington Island; Jim Rericha, Sevastopol; and Tom Smith, Gibraltar. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Miller Art Museum and the schools and has been an annual event since 1975. The mission of the museum has been steadfast in supporting young students by hosting this exciting exhibit.

On Thursday, May 8 at 10:30 am in the museum, the public is invited to attend a Gallery Talk by Sevastopol High School Art Teacher, James Rericha, who will give a presentation on the art curriculum. Interested parents and community members will be intrigued by the depth and breadth of his art program. The museum opens at 10 am for viewing the exhibit and complimentary coffee and treats.

The generous support of the exhibit sponsors enables the Miller Art Museum to mount a professionally installed exhibit and provide cash awards for excellence and honorable mention to each school. This year’s sponsors include: Altrusa of DC; Artists Guild, LLC; Baylake Bank; Miriam Erickson; Great Lakes Yacht Services; Carl and Ruth Scholz; and Hermke and Elke Timm. The The Door County Art League also sponsors the exhibit by providing a gift certificate for $100 worth of art supplies at the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay and a free membership to the art league for the top award winners.

The Miller Art Museum is open Mondays from 10 am – 8 pm, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm, and closed Sundays and holidays. Admission is free, donations appreciated. We are fully accessible. For more information call 920.746.0707, email [email protected] or visit,