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Winners Announced for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2018 Exhibition

Harrisburg, PA – The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2018.

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 more than a half century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. Exhibitors have shared their ideas and engaged viewers in the categories of painting, photography, craft, sculpture, and work on paper.
Awards were given in painting, photography, sculpture, craft, and work on paper.
The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and The State Museum of Pennsylvania Purchase Award were also selected. 
Jump Street, co-presenter of the exhibit, presented an award for the work that embodies the spirit of the arts and the Art Docents Corps of The State Museum presented its Docents’ Choice Award.
The winners were chosen from 103 works selected from 1,850 submissions.
This year’s first-prize winners are from Bedford, Dauphin, Lebanon, and Montgomery counties. Special awards went to artists from Cumberland, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Schuylkill counties.
The 51st annual exhibit runs through September 9 and includes 103 works of art by 99 artists from 27 counties.
Art of the State is co-presented by The State Museum and Jump Street. WITF Public Media is an exhibit sponsor.
Jump Street, a non-profit arts organization, has been serving the Capital Region for over 38 years, providing arts programs for students and adults; arts grants to artists and organizations throughout the state of Pennsylvania; arts-based community service programs; and technical assistance to artists and organizations.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 24 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 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.
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The following prizes were awarded at the 2018 Art of the State Artists’ Reception on Sunday, June 24. Cash awards for each category are first prize, $500; second prize, $300; third, $200. A full gallery of Art of the State images is available at:
1st        Isaac Pelepko - The Cute Parade                             
2nd        Robert Arnosky - You Gotta Play to Win                                                                   
3rd        Gary Phillips - Ophelia
1st        Joe Cicak - Futility                 
2nd        Theodore Van Pelt - The Remenant                         
3rd        Daniel Colavito - Ash or Old                                      
1st        George Radeschi - 195                                             
2nd        Tom Hubert - Flying Bird Teapot                                                                               
3rd        Nancy Middlebrook - Glacier #2        
1st        Maria Maneos - 5535-2017(5535 Opioid/Heroin Deaths in Pennsylvania in 2017)             
2nd        Robert Mull - Ask Alice                                  
3rd        Marguerita Hagan - Diatom Odontella Aurita Spiral Colony: La Mer, Jewel Series        
Work on Paper
1st        Cynthia Goodman Brantley - Full Circle        
2nd        Thomas Notarangelo - Home Grown Terror                                     
3rd        Brandon Williams - Still Here                                    
The State Museum Purchase Award
Maria Maneos - 5535-2017(5535 Opioid/Heroin Deaths in Pennsylvania in 2017)       
William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing
Jacqueline Meyerson - The Written Word                                         
Jump Street Spirit of the Arts Award
Mary Olin Geiger - Labor Quilt                                                          
Art Docents Choice Award
Robert Stickloon - PA Coal Region Hors D’oeuvres                                     

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