Wisconsin Visual Artists Featured in 48th Juried Annual


At a Glance:

Miller Art Museum’s 48th Juried Annual
On view through October 28, 2023
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Recently the Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay unveiled its 48th Juried Annual—a survey and celebration of contemporary work by Wisconsin visual artists—to a reception of more than 200 attendees. Eight regional visual artists were recognized during the awards ceremony for their works exuding excellence and originality and were experimental in nature.

watercolor painting
Aaron Boyd, “The Tadpoles,” watercolor

All total, $1,950 was presented to the following recipients:

  • Aaron Boyd (Milwaukee), awarded a $250 Juror’s Choice Award (Jinkins) for his work titled The Tadpoles.
  • Kimberly Burnett (Milwaukee), awarded a $200 Special Merit Award for her work titled The Rearrangement.
  • Bethann Moran Handzlik (Fort Atkinson), awarded a $200 Special Merit Award for her work titled A Mind of Winter.
  • Thomas Jordan (Sturgeon Bay), awarded a $200 Special Merit Award for his work titled Alone, But Not Alone.
  • Beth Schueffner (Neenah), awarded the Bonnie Hartmann Award for Outstanding Creativity, a $100 cash award, for her work titled Well, Here We Are.
  • Mary Ellen Sisulak (Ellison Bay), awarded the $500 Gerhard CF Miller Award of Excellence for her work titled Artifact.
  • Arlene Stanger (Baileys Harbor), awarded a $250 Juror’s Choice Award (Vadney) for her work titled Umbrella.
  • Ashley Wittling (Chippewa Falls), awarded a $250 Juror’s Choice Award (Ward) for her work titled Duality.
Oil painting of a room
Kimberly Burnett, “Rearrangement,” oil
Oil painting of a beehive in winter
Bethann Moran Handzlik, “A Mind of Winter,” oil
acrylic painting
Beth Schueffner, “Well, Here We Are,” acrylic
Mixed media fine art
Mary Ellen Sisulak, “Artifact,” mixed media
watercolor portrait
Ashley Wittling, “Duality,” watercolor

The 48th Juried Annual showcases 73 contemporary two-dimensional works by Wisconsin artists and marks the third year that artists from across the state were eligible to submit work. These distinctive works can be viewed throughout the entire museum in both the main galleries on the lower level as well as on the second floor Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine.

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