Lady Susan Corbett Announces New Statewide Art Contest for Individuals with
Disabilities in Partnership with The Arc of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Council
on the Arts
Harrisburg – First Lady Susan Corbett today
announced a new art contest − a partnership between The Arc of Pennsylvania,
the commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts − that will showcase
artwork from Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
“Art is a
language that transcends ability,” Mrs. Corbett said. “Pennsylvanians
with disabilities have a lot to overcome, but it is their abilities and talents
that we often overlook. That’s why I am proud to announce a new partnership
between The Arc of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the
commonwealth to launch a statewide art contest entitled ‘Art: The Universal
is open to any Pennsylvanian of any age with a disability.
for submissions will include: Pen/Pencil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Sculpture,
Jewelry, Photography, Textile, and Mixed Media/Other.
second and third prize will be awarded in the following age divisions: 12 and
under; 13 to 17; and 18 and older. The governor and first lady will participate
in judging the best of show category.
thrilled to be working with the governor and the first lady to showcase the
artistic talents of our members,” said The Arc of Pennsylvania’s board
president, Jeanne Downey. “Governor Corbett has shown that he recognizes the
contributions people with disabilities make in Pennsylvania, and we are
grateful for the opportunity to celebrate this through this art contest.”
will be accepted Tuesday, April 15, 2014 through Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
will be announced in October 2014, and several of the winning pieces will go on
display in Harrisburg for public viewing.
truly a universal language. Some people with significant disabilities do not
use words to communicate, but their passions and feelings are expressed in
beautiful works of art,” said Maureen Cronin, executive director of The Arc of
Pennsylvania. “I am thankful that Governor Corbett and Mrs. Corbett value the
perspective and talents of these artists, and I look forward to recognizing
these individuals in October.”
official contest guidelines and the required entry form, visit The Arc of
Pennsylvania’s website at www.thearcpa.org
or email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mostek, First Lady’s Office, 717-787-1965