The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2019.
Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. The body of art that has been exhibited reflects more than a half century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. Exhibitors have shared their ideas and engaged viewers in the categories of photography, painting, work on paper, craft, and sculpture. Awards were given in each of those categories.
The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and The State Museum of Pennsylvania Purchase Award were also selected. The Art Docents Corps of The State Museum presented its Docents’ Choice Award.
Winners were chosen from 110 works selected from 2,170 entries.
This year’s first-prize winners are from Lancaster, Northumberland, Dauphin, Philadelphia, and Erie counties. Special awards went to artists from Bucks, Northumberland, Luzerne, and Westmoreland counties.
Art of State is presented by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in association with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation. The media sponsor is WITF Public Media.
The Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit partner of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, the state agency charged with collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting the treasures of Pennsylvania. Through private contributions, PHF supports PHMC in protecting and providing access to 24 historic sites and museums, approximately 9 million objects, and more than 250 million archival items.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 24 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 heritage. With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the Colonial and Revolutionary eras, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the commonwealth’s vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania’s story is America’s story.
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The following prizes were awarded at the 2019 Art of the State Artists’ Reception on Sunday, June 23. Cash awards for each category are first prize, $500; second prize, $300; third, $200. A full gallery of Art of the State images is available at: http://bit.ly/ArtofState2019.
The exhibit runs through September 8.
1st Sanh Tran – Untitled, No. 1 (Country Mouse)
2nd Lisa Bennett – Constructed Lights 5095-45
3rd James Evangelista – The Laws Must Change
Honorable Mention: Irene VanBuskirk – Divided Attention
Honorable Mention: Kyle Yates – Indiana Theater
1st Denny Bond – DIY
2nd Debbie Baer – Hostile Takeover
3rd Robert Arnosky – Wish I Was There
Honorable Mention: Paige Tibbe – Mike
Work on Paper
1st Geoffrey Beadle – Samuel Illuminated
2nd Cassaundra Flor – Aeolian Cityscape
3rd Lauren Scavo-Fulk – Building and Tree
Honorable Mention: Terri Fridkin – Freeriding
Honorable Mention: Linda Aragon – Maria
1st Amy LeFever – Untitled
2nd Paul Sirofchuck – Embrace The View
3rd Sue Reno – In Dreams I Slept in a Cabin
Honorable Mention: E. Douglas Wunder – Scramble
Honorable Mention: Janine Wang – Snug Stones
1st Diane Pepe – Installation: Selective Processes of Memory
2nd Brian Glaze – WPA
3rd Jennifer Rubin Garey – Transformation
Honorable Mention: Tyler Stanton – Tree House Credenza
The State Museum Purchase Award
Cassaundra Flor – Aeolian Cityscape
Sanh Tran – Untitled, No. 1 (Country Mouse)
William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing
Richard Huck – Assault
Art Docents Choice Award
Paul Sirofchuck – Embrace The View