Art of the State

September 10, 2023 – January 7, 2024

The 56th  Art of the State 2023 exhibition includes 86 works of art by 86 Pennsylvania artists from 29 counties of Pennsylvania. Finalists were selected from 1,915 entries from 559 artists. Works were submitted in the categories of Painting, Work on Paper, Photography & Digital Media, Sculpture and Craft.

Art of the State, open to Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople, is an annual juried exhibition held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. With an established tradition of exhibiting highly creative art chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors,  Art of the State provides an opportunity for both established and emerging Pennsylvania artists to exhibit their art and receive statewide recognition.

Art of the State is presented by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in association with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.

2023 Juror Information

Selection Jurors

  • Deborah Pinter, Artist and Adjunct Professor, Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Kyle Hackett, Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawings, James Madison University School of Art, Design, and Art History
  • Jennifer Zwilling, Curator and Director of Artists Programs, The Clay Studio

Awards juror

  • Jeremiah William McCarthy, Chief Curator, Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Juror biographies are available at the Call for Entry site.

Timeline of Events Art of the State 2023

January 13 – May 5th

Call for Entries

Week of June 19

E-mail notifications of juror results

July 5

Deadline to confirm information

July 15 – 23

Art delivery

September 10

Exhibition opening

January 7, 2024

Exhibition Closing

January 20-28, 2024

Art Retrieval