54th Annual Art of the State

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54th Annual Art of the State

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Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. The body of art that has been exhibited reflects over a half-century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. Through the years, artists have shared their ideas and engaged viewers in the categories of painting, photography, craft, sculpture, and work on paper.

The exhibition will open to the public on Sunday, September 26, 2021 and run through January 2, 2022. Visit the Art of the State 2021 FLICKR gallery to view the finalist works.

The exhibit includes 104 works of art from 104 artists from 31 counties. Finalists were selected from 2,217 entries from 626 artists.

Selection jurors reviewed and scored all work submitted. Those with the highest ratings in each category are featured in the exhibition. The awards juror will determine the prize winners in each of the categories.


Selection jurors include:

Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Museum of Art Portland, Oregon

Joyce Owens, Artist, Educator, former Curator, Chicago State University Chicago, Illinois

Matthew Hinçman, Professor & Program Area Coordinator, Sculpture | Furniture Design Certificate Program Coordinator, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston, Massachusetts

Awards juror:

Al Miner, Director of Georgetown University Galleries and Associate Professor of the Practice Washington, DC

For complete bios of our jurors and listing of the finalists read the finalists press release.


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Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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