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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/state-museum-of-pennsylvania-invites-artists-to-apply-for-art-of-the-state-2016-juried-exhibition-300214590.html">http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/state-museum-of-pennsylvania-invites-artists-to-apply-for-art-of-the-state-2016-juried-exhibition-300214590.html</a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><table class=MsoTableGrid border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 style='border-collapse:collapse;border:none'><tr><td width=798 valign=top style='width:6.65in;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt'><h1 style='mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-size:18.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black;font-weight:normal'>State Museum of Pennsylvania Invites Artists to Apply for Art of the State: 2016 Juried Exhibition<o:p></o:p></span></h1><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><a name=linktopagetop></a><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>HARRISBURG, Pa.</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>,<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><span class=xn-chron>Feb. 3, 2016</span><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>The State Museum of<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Pennsylvania</span></span><span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>invites artists from across </span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Pennsylvania</span></span><span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>to apply by<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><span class=xn-chron>Monday, February 29</span><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>for an opportunity to showcase their work in Art of the State</span><sup><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&reg;</span></sup><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>:<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Pennsylvania</span></span><span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>2016, a juried art exhibition.&nbsp; The exhibition will run from<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><span class=xn-chron>June 26 to September 11</span><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>at The State Museum in<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Harrisburg</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black;background:lime;mso-highlight:lime'>Artists who are<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black;background:lime;mso-highlight:lime'>Pennsylvania</span></span><span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black;background:lime;mso-highlight:lime'>&nbsp;</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black;background:lime;mso-highlight:lime'>residents can compete in five categories:<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'><br>Painting<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><br>Works on Paper<br>Photography<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><br>Sculpture<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><br>Craft</span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&quot;The 49</span><sup><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>th</span></sup><span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>annual Art of the State exhibition will provide a showcase for artists from across the state,&quot; said<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><span class=xn-person>David Dunn</span>, Director of The State Museum, &quot;It's a fantastic opportunity for new, as well as established artist, to exhibit their work at The State Museum and receive statewide exposure.&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Entries are submitted online. Information is available online at<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.statemuseumpa.org/" target="_blank"><span style='color:black'>www.statemuseumpa.org</span></a>, click on 2016 Art of the State Entries in the &quot;Quick Links&quot; at the bottom of the homepage. The application deadline is<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><span class=xn-chron>February 29</span>.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Exhibit jurors include:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Painting and Work on Paper:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><br><span class=xn-person>Kevin Wixted</span>&nbsp;<br>Professor of Drawing Painting&nbsp;<br><span class=xn-org>Alfred University</span><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>- School of Art &amp; Design&nbsp;<br>Alfred, New York&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Photography:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><br><span class=xn-person>Marc Duke</span>&nbsp;<br>Fine Art Photographer&nbsp;<br></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Leesburg, Florida<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Three-Dimensional Craft and Sculpture:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><br><span class=xn-person>Beth Ann Gerstein</span>&nbsp;<br>American Museum of Ceramic Art&nbsp;<br>Executive Director&nbsp;<br>Pomona, California&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Art of the State:<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span></b><span class=xn-location><b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Pennsylvania</span></b></span><span class=apple-converted-space><b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></span><b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>2016 Awards Juror:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><br><span class=xn-person>Barbara McNulty</span><br><span class=xn-person>Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery</span>, Director&nbsp;<br>Lebanon Valley College&nbsp;<br></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Annville, Pennsylvania<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>More than<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><span class=xn-money>$7,000</span><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>in cash awards will be presented at an opening reception at The State Museum on<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><span class=xn-chron>Sunday, June 26</span>. A first prize of<span class=xn-money>$500</span>, second prize of<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><span class=xn-money>$300</span><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>and third prize of<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><span class=xn-money>$200</span><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>will be awarded in each of the five categories.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>The State Museum will select one of the pieces of art for its permanent collection awarding the artist a<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><span class=xn-money>$2,000</span><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>Purchase Prize.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>The Art of the State exhibition is co-sponsored by The State Museum and Jump Street. Jump Street is a<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Harrisburg</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing educational and economic opportunities with the arts for all age groups.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>The State Museum of<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Pennsylvania</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>, adjacent to&nbsp;the State Capitol in<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Harrisburg</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>, is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History. The State Museum&nbsp;offers expansive&nbsp;collections interpreting<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Pennsylvania's</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;fascinating heritage. With exhibits&nbsp;examining&nbsp;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<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span></span><span class=xn-location><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Pennsylvania's</span></span><span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>story is America's story.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>For more information or to enter, visit<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.statemuseumpa.org/" target="_blank"><span style='color:black'>www.statemuseumpa.org</span></a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Media Contact:</span><span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></span><span class=xn-person><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Howard Pollman</span></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>, 717-705-8639<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;word-wrap: break-word'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr></table><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Enjoy,<o:p></o:p></p><table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=3 cellpadding=0><tr><td style='padding:.05in .05in .05in .05in'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Tony Patti</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><br>&nbsp; <br><a href="http://www.glassblower.info"><span style='color:blue'>www.glassblower.info</span></a><br>&nbsp; <br><a href="mailto:gaffer@glassblower.info"><span style='color:blue'>gaffer@glassblower.info</span></a></span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td style='padding:.05in .05in .05in .05in'><p class=MsoNormal><a href="http://www.glassblower.info/qr-code.html"><span style='color:blue;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=288 height=288 id="Picture_x0020_1" src="cid:image001.jpg@01D15F98.B8CBB280" alt="QR Code for Tony Patti - www.glassblower.info"></span></a><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr></table><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>