Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014 Opening

Another packed opening at this year's Art of the State exhibition
Another packed opening at this year’s Art of the State exhibition
I went with red this year.
I went with red this year.

Saturday night was the exhibition opening and awards ceremony for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014. While Tether is one of the 122 works juried into this year’s show out of the 1800 entries, it did not win an award. I have listed the winners at the end of this post. A couple of them have agreed to do interviews here and I have some scheduled with other participating artists from the exhibition as well starting next week.

Once again, Michele and the gang did a wonderful job showcasing the shadows of my piece. It helps show off the openwork on Tether.
Once again, Michele and the gang did a wonderful job showcasing the shadows of my piece. It helps show off the openwork on Tether.

The State Museum will be hosting “Artists Conversations” again this year which will take place during Harrisburg’s 3rd in the Burg on Friday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. and Friday, August 15 at 5:30 p.m. There will also be one during Harrisburg’s Gallery Walk on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. which is the last day of the exhibition. Details are online at www.statemuseumpa.org. The State Museum will also offer free guided tours on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The 47th annual exhibit runs through Sept. 14, 2014 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA.

 

Award Winners:

Craft

First Prize: Joh Ricci, Gettysburg: Sisters: Deeply Rooted & Down to Earth

Second Prize: Karen Ernst, Edinboro: Ocean Water Panels

Third Prize: Gerri Spilka, Philadelphia: Restructure#2

Honorable Mention: Mike Korsak, Pittsburgh: In Time

That piece in the background is a watercolor by Denny Bond. I just love his work!
That piece in the background is a watercolor by Denny Bond. I just love his work!

Painting

First Prize: Stephen March, Spring Grove: Surveillance

Second Prize: Donna Quinn, Philadelphia: Aristotle’s Theory

Third Prize: Michael Pavol, Philadelphia: Josie

Honorable Mention: Neil Dreibelbis, Exton: Modulation

Photography

First Prize: Stacey Butera, Pittsburgh: Kinzua Bay

Second Prize: Sharon Merkel, Barto: Cathedral

Third Prize: Jennifer MacNeill, East Petersburg: The Owl Watchers

Sculpture

First Prize: Michael Brolly, Bethlehem: Glass Piece

Second Prize: Amy Kann, Narberth: Transition

Third Prize: Steve Dolbin, Shippensburg: Legacy

Work on Paper

First Prize: Catherine Prescott, Mechanicsburg: Elle

Second Prize: Paula Everitt, Newtown: Nude No. 15

Third Prize: Barbara Broff Goldman, Pittsburgh: Haitian Child

Honorable Mention: Jordan Grove, Shippensburg: La Disparition

The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing

Robert Stickloon, Pottsville: My Dad’s Plane

The State Museum Purchase Award

Catherine Prescott, Mechanicsburg: Elle

Richard McWherter, Derry: Reach