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State Museum invites artists to enter ‘Art of the State’ juried exhibition

The application deadline is Friday, May 28

The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation invite artists and craftspeople to submit applications to exhibit their work in the annual Art of the State. Now in its 54th year, this acclaimed juried exhibition boasts a tradition of presenting highly creative art by Pennsylvanians, chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors.

Last year, Levittown’s Lisa McGovern was one of 109 finalists selected from 1,901 entries and 680 artists hailing from across Pennsylvania for her pastel portrait of Moriarty’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Center City Philadelphia.

Art of the State is scheduled to open to the public on-site at The State Museum on Sunday, Sept. 26, and will close Jan. 2.

Art of the State is a juried competition open to Pennsylvania residents who are at least 18 years of age. Artists will compete in five categories: painting, work on paper, sculpture, craft, and photography and digital media. Entries to the competition must be submitted online. Additional information and the link to enter are available at statemuseumpa.org/artofthestate. The application deadline is Friday, May 28.

More than $4,000 in cash awards will be presented. A first prize of $500 and second prize of $300 will be awarded in each of the five categories. The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing in the amount of $250 and the Art Docents’ Choice Award of $300 will also be presented.

Selection jurors will review and assign a numeric score to all work submitted. Those artists with the highest ratings in each category will be featured in the exhibition. This year’s selection jurors are:

– Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum
– Joyce Owens, Artist, Educator and Curator, Chicago State University
– Matthew Hinçman, Professor and Program Area Coordinator, Sculpture and Furniture Design Certificate Program Coordinator, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

An awards juror – Al Minor, Director of Georgetown University Galleries and Associate Professor of the Practice – will select recipients in each of the categories.

Visit statemuseumpa.org/ for more information.

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