The Miller Art Museum revealed the award winners of the 43rd Annual Salon of Door County High School Art during a public reception on April 24. It was a packed house as students, parents, relatives and community members were present to celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the Door Peninsula’s young artists, enjoy refreshments and see the public awards presentation.
The art teachers – Emily Salm (Gibraltar), Klayton Kindt (Sevastopol), George Ouimette (Southern Door), Nicole Herbst (Sturgeon Bay) and Melanie Enger (Washington Island) – presented Certificates of Participation to all participating student artists. Curator of Exhibits and Collections Deborah Rosenthal presented cash awards. The Awards of Excellence, $100 each, went to Elizabeth Charney (Gibraltar), Lamyra Adams (Sevastopol); Austin Claflin (Southern Door); Joseph Doucette (Sturgeon Bay); and Finn Hagen (Washington Island). Honorable Mention Awards of $50 each were presented to Kathleen Jackson (Gibraltar); Jada Lauscher (Sevastopol); Emma Jeanquart (Southern Door); Liam Ostrand (Sturgeon Bay); and Korrina Ervin (Washington Island).
In addition, Gigstead had the pleasure of acknowledging the Door County Art League (DCAL) and the organization’s involvement with the Salon over the course of the past 10 years. In light of DCAL’s dissolution earlier this year, she gifted checks in the amount of $100 to each art teacher to be used toward the purchase of art supplies for the classroom. The Miller Art Museum was the recipient of a portion of the DCAL’s assets, which will provide continued funding for the Salon for the foreseeable future.
The exhibit will be on view through May 30. Admission is free and the facility is fully accessible. The Miller Art Museum, located in the Door County Library, 107 South 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, is open 10 am – 8 pm Mondays and 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 920.746.0707 or go to facebook.com/millerartmuseum.