Lauren Litwa Holden wins purchase prize for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2015

Tekla's Ladder - Lauren Litwa Holden

Winners Announced for "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2015" Exhibit

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2015," an annual juried exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of the state's established and emerging artists.

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. The winners were chosen from 126 works selected from more than 1,600 submissions.

This year's first-prize winners are from Adams, Allegheny, Blair, Chester and Lebanon counties. Special awards went to artists from Bucks and Delaware counties.

The 48th annual exhibit runs through Sept. 13, and includes 126 works by 122 artists from 27 counties.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by The State Museum and Jump Street. Together the organizations present more than $6,500 in cash awards to winners.

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