Fine art is alive and thriving in Pennsylvania! Despite the pandemic, we were delighted to receive a near-record number of entries this year and are excited to open a vibrant 54th Art of the State exhibition in the gallery. Thank you to all the artists of Pennsylvania for your participation, bold insights, creativity, and care.
Beth Hager, Director The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
The exhibition will open to the public on Sunday, September 26, 2021 and run through January 2, 2022.
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Selection jurors include:
Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Museum of Art Portland, Oregon
Joyce Owens, Artist, Educator, former Curator, Chicago State University Chicago, Illinois
Matthew Hinçman, Professor & Program Area Coordinator, Sculpture | Furniture Design Certificate Program Coordinator, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston, Massachusetts
Al Miner, Director of Georgetown University Galleries and Associate Professor of the Practice Washington, DC
For complete bios of our jurors and listing of the finalists read the finalists press release.
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About Art of the State
Art of the State, open to Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople, is an annual juried exhibition held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Art of the State continues to provide an opportunity for both established and emerging Pennsylvania artists to exhibit their work and receive statewide recognition.
Presented by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in association with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.
Art of the State will be open Sunday, September 26, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.
Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation is the non-profit partner of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Governed by a volunteer board, PHF helps preserve the Commonwealth’s rich heritage through charitable funding, membership, grant management, and community engagement.
Art of the State 2021 Media Sponsor