News for Immediate Release
June 21, 2014
Announced for “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014” Exhibition
Harrisburg – The State Museum of Pennsylvania
today announced the winners of “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014,” an annual
juried exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of the
state’s established and emerging artists.
given in painting, photography, sculpture, craft and work on paper.
D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Purchase Award were also selected. The winners were chosen from 122 works
more than 1,700 submissions.
First Lady Susan Corbett helped select this year’s Purchase Award recipients.
Mrs. Corbett chairs the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and is a member of the
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
first-prize winners are from Adams, Allegheny, Lehigh and York counties.
Special awards went to artists from Schuylkill, Westmoreland and York counties.
annual exhibit runs through Sept. 14, and includes 122 works by 114 artists
from 30 counties. Beginning June 27 through August 29, The State Museum
will offer free guided tours on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of
its popular “Learn@Lunchtime” series.
program, “Artists Conversations,” will pair featured artists from “Art of the
State” with exhibit officials. They will take visitors on tours and share their
perspectives on the 2014 show.
Conversations” will take place during Harrisburg’s 3rd in the Burg
on Friday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. and Friday, August 15 at 5:30 p.m. It will also
take place during Harrisburg’s Gallery Walk on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m.
Details are online at www.statemuseumpa.org.
is co-sponsored by The State Museum and Jump Street. Together the organizations
present more than $6,500 in cash awards to winners.
is a Harrisburg-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing
educational and economic opportunities with the arts for all age groups.
Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of
25 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and
Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. The State
Museum offers expansive collections interpreting
Pennsylvania’s fascinating heritage.
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.
Note: The following
prizes were awarded at the 2014 “Art of the State” Artists’ Reception on
Saturday, June 21. Cash awards for each category are first prize, $500; second
prize, $300; third, $200 and honorable mention, $100.
Prize: Joh Ricci,
Gettysburg: Sisters: Deeply Rooted & Down to Earth
Prize: Karen Ernst,
Edinboro: Ocean Water Panels
Spilka, Philadelphia: Restructure#2
Korsak, Pittsburgh: In Time
March, Spring Grove: Surveillance
Prize: Donna Quinn,
Philadelphia: Aristotle’s Theory
Third Prize: Michael Pavol, Philadelphia: Josie
Dreibelbis, Exton: Modulation
Butera, Pittsburgh: Kinzua Bay
Merkel, Barto: Cathedral
MacNeill, East Petersburg: The Owl Watchers
Brolly, Bethlehem: Glass Piece
Prize: Amy Kann,
Dolbin, Shippensburg: Legacy
Prescott, Mechanicsburg: Elle
Everitt, Newtown: Nude No. 15
Broff Goldman, Pittsburgh: Haitian Child
Grove, Shippensburg: La Disparition
William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing
Stickloon, Pottsville: My Dad’s Plane
State Museum Purchase Award
Prescott, Mechanicsburg: Elle
McWherter, Derry: Reach