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PA's Best Artists Selected for "Art of the State" Exhibition

A dozen WPA artists' works are included in the exhibit which runs through September

Congratulations to the finalists for the 52nd Annual Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2019, the annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania's artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968.

Ron Korczynski's Blue Bunny Tea Pot was selected for the exhibition.

The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 23 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg , PA, with an awards ceremony at 1:30 PM and an opening reception immediately following. Admission to The State Museum will be free that day.

Sandra Moore's beautiful leaded container (center) is featured on the poster for the exhibition.

The exhibit runs through September 8 and includes 110 works of art by 103 artists from 35 counties. Finalists were selected from 2,170 entries in the categories of painting, photography, craft, sculpture, and work on paper.

Seven artists from the Pittsburgh area were selected:

  • Christopher Boring , a painter from Bloomfield whose subjects are often found in nature. That's him in the photograph at the very top of this post.
  • Diane Grguras , who draws in pastels
  • Ron Korczynski from Natrona Heights, whose colorful ceramics are much in demand
  • Sandra Moore of Glenshaw a sculptor who also describes herself as a lead artist
  • Dai Morgan , a painter and Methodist minister from Swissvale
  • Brian Sesack who specializes in fine art photography
  • Paige Tibbe from the South Side, whose unique portraiture encompasses painting, drawing, photography and a combination

Brian Sesack's "Coiled Wire" was juried into Pennsylvania�s annual Art of the State exhibition.

"I am very humbled by this accolade." Fine art photographer, Brian Sesack
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