This past Saturday was the opening of Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2011 at the State Museum in Harrisburg, PA. There were so many people there! All of the work (as usual)
was excellent and there was a good mix of media and styles. The awards ceremony took place before the opening started where we found out that the awards juror added two Honorable Mentions to each of the five categories because the level of work was so impressive.
My Super Bowl got super placement right in the middle of a space at the main entrance to the gallery with a spotlight highlighting the wonderful shadows it makes. It was such an honor to have a piece in this exhibition that
showcases the best of Pennsylvania’s artists. Memory & Shadow is my favorite of the Super Bowls (so far) and I think it really shows how my work has grown both stylistically and technically. I’m so proud of it and happy that it made it in!
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the opening. I also got to meet up with Jeremiah Johnson who was one of the 8 other participants in my summer class in Ireland (15 years ago!) I took through Tyler School of Art. He has two pieces in the show and was telling me about a great program he is a part of in Williamsport, PA that offers artist residencies. I also got to meet some of the other artists/craftsmen and, of course, look at all the other work and sample wine from Allegro Vineyards.
I really recommend that anyone who will be in the Harrisburg area this summer stop by and see the show. Pennsylvania is brimming with superb artists and this is a chance to see the breadth of work this commonwealth can produce. It is on display at the State Museum in Harrisburg, PA through September 11th, 2011 which also happens to be Harrisburg’s Art Walk weekend.
If you can’t make it in person, you can also see the work from Art of the State on Flickr.