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Deadline to apply

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Online submission at

Opening Reception

Saturday, November 10, 2018,
3pm - 4:30pm

Exhibition Dates

November 10 - December 22, 2018

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43Rd Juried Annual





Thursday, September 6
Entry deadline

Friday, October 5
Notifications mailed

October 26-27 & 29
Artwork delivery:
October 26-27, 10am - 5pm
October 29, 10am - 8pm

Saturday, November 10
Reception, 3pm - 4:30pm
Awards, 3:30pm

Saturday, December 22
Exhibition closes

December 27 & 28
Artwork pick-up, 9am - 5pm

Mail Submissions 

43rd Juried Annual
Miller Art Museum
107 S. 4th Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Or Submit Online


Artists at all career levels from emerging to established professional, 18 years of age or older, and residing in Door, Kewaunee, Brown, Oconto,  Manitowoc or Sheboygan counties, are invited to enter 2-dimensional work.

Entry Fee

Artists may enter up to two (2) works. A $25.00 non-refundable entry fee is required for each artist. Checks may be made payable to the Miller Art Museum.

To Entrants

A juried exhibition is by nature a competitive event. Artists are selected through a day-long process of careful deliberation among the panel of jurors; the jury panel changes every year. What they select for inclusion is what the panel feels is the strongest work. You may or may not be selected for inclusion in this exhibit and you may or may not agree with the jurors’ results. The Miller Art Museum provides this opportunity for artists to have a venue for exhibition, and these are the rules. Museum staff and volunteers appreciate the good sportsmanship of participating artists and those not included in the exhibition.


Elizabeth Shoshany Anderson,  Curator
P  920.746.0707

Conditions of Entry

  1. Original works of 2-dimensional art created by the artist within the past two (2) years in the following media: painting, drawing, graphics, or photography.
  2. Artwork dimensions must not exceed 48” including the framing. Multiple unit works may be entered if the total dimensions meet the size requirement.
  3. Artwork that has previously been exhibited in Door County may not be submitted.
  4. In fairness to all entrants, artwork completed under the direction of a teacher during a class or workshop may not be entered.

Entry Procedures


  • Click the green "+ Register"  button at the top of this page to begin the registration process.
  • Click the blue "Login"  button at the top of this page if you have already registered, but have yet to submit.
  • For more information please visit the Terms & Conditions.


*While online submissions are preferred, during this transition year artists may request a printed prospectus. Image instructions for hard copy submissions only:
  1. Submit one (1) CD or flash drive clearly marked with your name. On it, place one (1) .jpg digital image per artwork, 300 dpi resolution, sized no larger than 5” x 7.” Be sure the filename includes the artist name, artwork title and medium. Example: John Smith_Poppies_pastel.jpg. Be sure to include an image that accurately depicts your artwork.
  2. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for your Notification Form; the jury results will be sent directly to you using this form. Results will be reported by mail.
  3. Complete, sign and mail or drop-off your CD/flash drive, Entry and Notification Forms. Entries must be postmarked by the deadline: Thursday, September 6, 2018.
  4. Jury results will be mailed by Friday, October 5.
  5. CD’s or flash drives will be returned to artists who have provided adequate postage and return envelope. All others will be available for pick-up at the museum.


  1. Digital images should be submitted in .jpg format (resolution of 300 dpi; max file size 5” x 7”).
  2. File size must be limited to 4MB.
  3. Images should not include framing and matting.
  4. Images should depict color as accurately as possible.
  5. Images must be oriented correctly.
  6. All image files should be formatted as follows:  John Smith_Poppies_pastel.jpg.

Cash Awards

A total of $1,950.00 in cash awards will be presented at the opening reception: three (3) Special Merit Awards ($175 each), three (3) Juror’s Choice Awards ($250 each), the Gerhard Miller Award of Excellence ($200), the Gerhard Miller Award of Excellence ($500), and the Bonnie Hartmann Award for Outstanding Creativity ($100).

Selection Process

The digital .jpg image(s) you submit are projected on a screen and reviewed by a jury of artists and art professionals. Accepted artwork not accurately depicted may be rejected by the curator at the time of exhibit installation.

Artwork Delivery & Pick-up

  1. Accepted artwork must be delivered to the museum on October 26th or 27th, from 10am - 5pm or Monday, October 29th from 10am - 8pm.
  2. Provide well-crafted mats and frames for your work. Do not use clips or brackets.
  3. Frames must be equipped with picture wire. No sawtooth hangers. Paintings on canvas wrapped around the stretcher with finished edges need not be wired.
  4. Securely attach the label to the back of each piece of artwork.
  5. The Miller Art Museum insures all artwork while it is at the museum.
  6. Artwork may not be removed from the exhibition before it closes.
  7. Artwork must be picked-up on December 27 & 28 between the hours of 10am - 5pm. If the artist is unable to pick-up work during the specified time arrangements should be made to have someone else pick-up the work.
  8. Artists must provide written authorization if someone other than the artist is picking-up their artwork.


Works of art may or may not be for sale as each artist wishes. The museum retains a 35% commission on each sale, which should be included in the price of the work. If you have an exclusive contract with a Door County gallery, any artwork sales will be transacted through that gallery. Be sure to list the gallery name and commission percentage on the Entry Form. For artists with exclusive contracts, the Miller Art Museum will waive its commission.

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