The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for Annual "Art of the State" Exhibition, Awards Set for June 22

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Finalists have been announced for "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2013," an exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of Pennsylvania's established and emerging artists.

It opens to the public on Sunday, June 23, at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

The 46th annual exhibit runs through Sept. 8 and includes 137 works of art by 131 artists from 31 counties. This year's exhibit attracted 1,933 entries from 612 artists.

First, second and third-place honors are awarded in painting, photography, sculpture, craft and works on paper. Cash awards for each category are $500 for first place, $300 for second and $200 for third.

In addition, the William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and The State Museum of Pennsylvania Purchase Award are selected.  Works selected for the purchase prize become part of the museum's permanent collection.

Prizes will be awarded at a special Artists' Reception to be held Saturday, June 22 at The State Museum. The winners will be announced via Twitter @PHMC at 7 p.m., immediately following the awards ceremony.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by The State Museum and Jumpstreet, which presents more than $5,000 in cash awards to the winners.

Jump Street is a Harrisburg-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing educational and economic opportunities with the arts for all age groups.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by the 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.

Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children and senior citizens.

For more information about the museum, visit

Media contact: Howard Pollman 717-705-8639

Editor's Note: Artists selected to exhibit at the 2013 "Art of the State" competition are listed by county:

Amy Lindenberger
Alan Paulson
Lori Snyder

John Del Monte
Barbara Broff Goldman
Jay A. Grassel
Diane Grguras
Billy Guilford
Robert Huckestein
Scott Hunter
Paula Garrick Klein
Chris McGinnis
Sandra Moore
Ceres Rangos
Rochel Schiffrin
Robert Sholties
Wesley Smith

Franklin Fretz
Sue Gittings
Deb Gurman
Sharon Merkel
Rebecca Rohrbach
Jane Runyeon

Allen Capriotti

Dot Bunn
Wayne Hibschman
Joan Menapace
Lisa Nanni
Csilla Sadloch
Jas Szygiel
Stephen Wisniewski

Thomas Bichko

Mary Lee Kerr
Susan Parsonage
Bill Seay

Mark Bockrath
Melanie Fisher
Nell Hazinski
Vera E. Kaminski

Carol Busada

Donna Berk Barlup
C R Cain
Guy Freeman
Sarah Anne Frotscher
Daniel Kalbach
Bernie LeVan
Carl Sander Socolow
Erma Martin Yost
Harold Zabady

Joel Anderson
Susan Auchincloss
Alicia Becknauld
Margaret Brandt
Jim Caufield
Peter Kornweiss
James Lambert
Jason Lyons
Bryan Molloy
Charles Nastav
Susan Shade

Lauren Litwa Holden
Susan O'Reilly
Keith Sharp

Gary Cardot
Ben Gibson
Tom Hubert

Joseph Materkowski

Francine Douaihy
Jeffrey Hartman
Lisa Hinkle

Denny Bond
Bill Cifuni
Wendy Edsall-Kerwin
Jerome Hershey
Chuck Kaiser
Richard K. Kent
Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor
Sue Reno
Abby Rudisill
Janette Toth
Jason Ward
Leah Yancoskie

Rabecca Signoriello

Lisa Caruso
Jane S. Noel
Mark Wengryn

Debbie Baer
Robert Bergstrasser
Judy Littzi

Donna Britton
Carol Ann Simon Cillo
Edward Jonasen
Gretchen Moyer

Heather Wojcik

Charles Adams
Jorj Bauer
Sarah Bloom
Samantha Leavy
Karen Kappe Nugent
Val Rossman
Lynnette Shelley
Lindsey Simmons
John Singletary
Philip Andrew Smith

Gene McInerney
George Shortess
Karen Steen
Bruce Ward

Naomi Ilgenfritz

Nancy Agati
Elena Bouvier
Robert Couch
Shaina Craft
Laurie Fitzpatrick
Patricia Ingersoll
Susan Myers
Donna Quinn
Hinda Schuman
David Slovic
Ted Walsh
Russell Williams

Barbara Fiore

Robert Stickloon

E. Richard Bonham

Patrick Camut

Paul Sirofchuck

R. Andrew Hoff
Richard Chandler Hoff
Charlie Hubbard
Robert Oughton
Marion Stephenson


SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission


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