A sail painted by two Sturgeon Bay High School graduates received the most votes at the Nicolet Bank Tall Ships in July. Quincy Gibson and Ellie Johnson are 2019 graduates and before leaving the school they painted a sail that won the school’s arts program a $1,000 scholarship from the PMI Entertainment Group Foundation. The students went up against 8 other schools and were given artistic freedom with the only rule being that the sail is 80% covered. The artists decided to paint two tugboats during the sunset and chose this design because they wanted to stay true to the Door County area and believed the beauty of the boats during that time of the day captured it perfectly. Sturgeon Bay High School art teacher Nicole Herbst says the way Gibson and Johnson worked together was magical.
Both Gibson and Johnson will continue to study art at the college level. The check presentation from PMI Foundation to the school’s art program will be on August 19th at Sturgeon Bay High School at 11 A.M.