PA Art of the State Awards 2015

Congrats to all the winners in the various categories.
The following prizes were awarded at the 2015 “Art of the State” Artists’ Reception on Sunday, June 28. Cash awards for each category are first prize, $500; second prize, $300; third, $200, and honorable mention, $100. A full gallery of Art of the State images is available at this site. ( )

First Prize: Mike Korsak, Pittsburgh: “Untitled”
Second Prize: Philip Sollman, Bellefonte: “Lunar Butterfly Table”
Third Prize: Tom Hubert, Fairview: “Black Shape Teapot”
Honorable Mention: Ellen Silberlicht, Honesdale: “The Planted Seed”

First Prize: Allen Capriotti, Altoona: “Risky Business”
Second Prize: Ellen Carver, Merion Station: “A New Beginning”
Third Prize: Lauren Litwa Holden, Media: “Tekla’s Ladder”
Honorable Mention: Daniel Burns, Lancaster: “Redemption”

First Prize: James Evangelista, Oxford: “Santa Rosa de Lima, Abiquiu”
Second Prize: Bryson Leidich, Harrisburg: “Blacksburg Sheep”
Third Prize: Marvin Israel, Boiling Springs: “Pipe and Glasses”
Honorable Mention: Peter Kornweiss, Hummelstown: “Palazzo Ducale”
Honorable Mention: Theodore Scarpino, Biglerville: “He’s Arrived”

First Prize: Sharon Pierce McCullough, Biglerville: “A Horse of Course”
Second Prize: Lorraine Glessner, Rockledge: “The Triangle Circle”
Third Prize: Bob Hakun, Pottstown: “Hope”

Work on Paper
First Prize: Michael Allen, Palmyra: “Crossings”
Second Prize: Jo Margolis, Wellsville: “Cloud of Unknowing”
Third Prize: Brenton Good, Camp Hill: “Line to Plane”
Honorable Mention: Robert Stickloon, Pottsville: “Window Latch”

The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing
Csilla Sadloch, Yardley: “Curled Bark”

The State Museum Purchase Award
Lauren Litwa Holden, Media: “Tekla’s Ladder”

I am pleased to have won second place in this year’s competition which had over 1600 entries in the various categories. 126 entries are on exhibit through September 13th. My entry was “Blacksburg Sheep” which appears on the front page of my website


Author: Bryson

Architectural/Commercial/Industrial Photographer - Digital Photography and Photoshop Educator

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