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Art of the State

February 4, 2021

Filed under Art of the State, Exhibits


The State Museum remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 crisis, and we do not yet have a re-opening date. However, we have determined to move forward with Art of the State 2021 as an online exhibit of digital images of art work that will premiere in September 2021. Art work will still be juried by art professionals, and select prizes will be awarded.

Entry submissions will be accepted online March 15 – May 14, 2021.

Please watch this page and State Museum social media for developing information on the show, its entry process, and additional important dates.

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Exhibit Timeline

March 15, 2021  Call for Entry Open

May 14, 2021 11:59 PM Deadline for Submissions

Week of June 21, 2021 Notifications sent to artists

September 2021 Exhibit Opening

View past exhibit galleries:

Questions? email ra-phartofthestate@pa.gov.

Visit to view materials related to Art of the State 2020.


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 awarded cash prizes for selected entries in the categories of Painting, Work on Paper, Photography & Digital Arts, Sculpture and Craft.

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.