The 50th Annual Art of the State is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. Jurors selected artwork from five categories, Craft, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Work on Paper. Opening ceremony starts at 1:30 PM and is open to the public. The gallery opening and reception will immediately following the opening ceremony. The exhibit runs from June 11 through September 10, 2017.
Museum general admission is free for the day.
Art of the State is presented by Jump Street and The State Museum of Pennsylvania.
WITF Public Media and Higher Information Group are exhibit sponsors.
A online gallery of the artwork is available here: https://phmc.info/AOS50.
Jump Street, a non-profit arts organization, has been serving the Capital Region for over 38 years, providing arts programs for students and adults; arts grants to artists and organizations throughout the state of Pennsylvania; arts-based community service programs; and technical assistance to artists and organizations.
By creating delivery systems through which the eternally restorative nature of art and artistic expression may be delivered, Jump Street is making a difference in communities by providing economic and education opportunities in the arts for diverse audiences and artists unbounded by economy and geography in safe and encouraging atmospheres.