HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Susan Corbett today invited artists across Pennsylvania to apply by Feb. 29 for an opportunity to showcase their work in Art of the State®: Pennsylvania 2012, a juried art exhibition.
The exhibition will run from June 16 to Sept. 9 at The State Museum in Harrisburg. Artists who are Pennsylvania residents can compete in five categories: painting, works on paper, photography, sculpture and craft. Submissions can be submitted digitally.
"The 45th annual Art of the State exhibition will provide a showcase for artists from across the state," said First Lady Susan Corbett, a member of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. "It's a fantastic opportunity for new as well as established artists to exhibit their work at The State Museum and receive statewide recognition."
Exhibit jurors include:
- Karen L. Mulder, Art and Architectural Historian, Instructor, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C., Painting and Works on Paper.
- Marc Duke, Award winning freelance photographer, Leesburg, FL., Photography.
- Emily Zilber, Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Three-Dimensional Craft and Sculpture.
- Catronia Fraser, Owner/Director, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD, Awards Juror.
More than $7,000 in cash awards will be presented at an opening reception at The State Museum on Saturday, June 16. A first prize of $500, second prize of $300, and third prize of $200 will be awarded in each of the five categories. Additional awards are $250 for the Rose Roy Memorial Award Honoring Volunteerism and the $250 for the William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing.
The State Museum will select one of the pieces of art for its permanent collection. The artist will receive a $2,000 Purchase Prize.
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2012 is co-sponsored by The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Greater Harrisburg Arts Council.
The Greater Harrisburg Arts Council is a non-profit community arts organization. Its mission is to promote the arts through involvement in arts festivals, music education and performances, dance promotion, visual and performing arts, film, workshops, juried exhibitions and scholarships.
For more information on the Greater Harrisburg Arts Council, visit www.harrisburgarts.org.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 25 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 era, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the Commonwealth's vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania's story is America's story.
For more information about the museum, visit www.statemuseumpa.org.
Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission