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.
Awards were given in painting, photography, sculpture, craft and work on paper.
The William 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.
Pennsylvania 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.
This year’s first-prize winners are from Adams, Allegheny, Lehigh and York counties. Special awards went to artists from Schuylkill, Westmoreland and York counties.
The 47th 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.
Another 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.
“Artists 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.
The exhibit is co-sponsored by The State Museum and Jump Street. Together the organizations present more than $6,500 in cash awards to winners.
Jump Street is a Harrisburg-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing educational and economic opportunities with the arts for all age groups.
Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
Editor’s 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.
First Prize: Joh Ricci, Gettysburg: Sisters: Deeply Rooted & Down to Earth
Second Prize: Karen Ernst, Edinboro: Ocean Water Panels
Third Prize: Gerri Spilka, Philadelphia: Restructure#2
Honorable Mention: Mike Korsak, Pittsburgh: In Time
First Prize: Stephen March, Spring Grove: Surveillance
Second Prize: Donna Quinn, Philadelphia: Aristotle’s Theory
Third Prize: Michael Pavol, Philadelphia: Josie
Honorable Mention: Neil Dreibelbis, Exton: Modulation
First Prize: Stacey Butera, Pittsburgh: Kinzua Bay
Second Prize: Sharon Merkel, Barto: Cathedral
Third Prize: Jennifer MacNeill, East Petersburg: The Owl Watchers
First Prize: Michael Brolly, Bethlehem: Glass Piece
Second Prize: Amy Kann, Narberth: Transition
Third Prize: Steve Dolbin, Shippensburg: Legacy
Work on Paper
First Prize: Catherine Prescott, Mechanicsburg: Elle
Second Prize: Paula Everitt, Newtown: Nude No. 15
Third Prize: Barbara Broff Goldman, Pittsburgh: Haitian Child
Honorable Mention: Jordan Grove, Shippensburg: La Disparition
The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing
Robert Stickloon, Pottsville: My Dad’s Plane
The State Museum Purchase Award
Catherine Prescott, Mechanicsburg: Elle
Richard McWherter, Derry: Reach
View photos of all of the finalists’ works on PHMC’s Flickr profile:
Art of the State®: Pennsylvania 2014 photoset