for Immediate Release
First Lady Susan Corbett Invites Artists to Apply for Art of the State
2014 Juried Exhibition
First Lady Susan Corbett today invited artists across Pennsylvania to apply by
Feb. 28 for an opportunity to showcase their work in Art of the State®: Pennsylvania 2014, a juried art exhibition.
The exhibition will run from June 21 to Sept. 7 at The State
Museum in Harrisburg. Artists who are Pennsylvania residents can compete in
- Works on paper
Submissions can be submitted digitally.
47th annual Art of the State exhibition will provide a showcase for
artists from across the state,” said First Lady Susan Corbett, a member of the
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and chair of the Pennsylvania
Council on the Arts. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for new as well as
established artists to exhibit their work at The State Museum and receive
forms are available online at www.statemuseumpa.org.
The application deadline is Feb. 28.
Exhibit jurors include:
Painting and Work on Paper:
Adjunct Professor of Graduate
Pratt University, Brooklyn, NY
Professor and Chair, Photographic
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester,
Three Dimensional Craft and
Director of Exhibitions at the
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Member of Board of Governors of Arrowmont
School of Arts/Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014
Donald J. Forsythe
Professor of Visual Arts
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
than $7,000 in cash awards will be presented at an opening reception at The State
Museum on Saturday, June 21. A first prize of $500, second prize of $300 and
third prize of $200 will be awarded in each of the five categories.
State Museum will select one of the pieces of art for its permanent collection
awarding the artist a $2,000 Purchase Prize.
The Art of the State exhibition is
co-sponsored by The State Museum and Jump Street. Jump Street is a
Harrisburg-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing educational
and economic opportunities with the arts for all age groups.
State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg,
is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by Pennsylvania Historical
and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. The State
Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania’s fascinating
exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American
experience, the colonial and revolutionary era, a pivotal Civil War
battleground, and the Commonwealth's vast industrial age, The State Museum
demonstrates that Pennsylvania's story is America's story.
enter or for more information about the museum, visit www.statemuseumpa.org.
Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639