Miller Art Museum Acquires Works from Sandra Martinez

The Miller Art Museum acquired two new pieces of art by Sandra Martinez. The permanent collection additions include “Piñon Weaving Study” by Sandra Martinez and “Piñon Weaving,” hand-woven by Malena Martinez as part of the Martinez Studio Legacy Project, founded in 2014. The works were purchased with funds in memory of fiber artist Lorraine Mengert, the former curator and director of the Miller Art Center.

Sandra is a symbolist painter who lives and works in Jacksonport. She creates mixed-media works on paper that reference human, plant, and shelter forms. Select studies are hand-woven into tapestries by her husband, master weaver Wence Martinez, as well as by artisans participating in the Legacy Project.

“We are so thrilled to have Sandra Martinez represented in the Museum’s collection,” said Miller Art Museum Executive Director Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead. “A longtime Door County artist, her work and the work being produced at the Martinez Studio is incredibly vibrant and exciting, really representing something special here.”

Sandra and Wence Martinez were the recent recipients of the United States Artists 2018 Fellowship Award, a competitive and prestigious award granted to 45 artists across the country, in nine disciplines, recognizing artists for creative accomplishments and innovation in all stages of their careers.

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