Today Pennsylvania launches its third statewide art contest for artists with a disability, Art: the Universal Language. This year’s theme will be Visions of Pennsylvania.
Artists of all ages are encouraged to share their vision and interpretation of Pennsylvania, whether they show their rendering of its natural beauty, city streets, its people, or any other aspect of the commonwealth.
Artists can submit images of their paintings, drawings, photos, 3-D items, or multi-media pieces. A team of judges will choose winners based on originality, imagination, visual interest, and skillful use of materials.
The art contest is a collaboration between the Department of Human Services (DHS), The Arc of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association, Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Last year artists submitted more than 440 works of art, including paintings, drawings, photos, 3-D items, and mixed media pieces. Information, contest entry form, and winning artwork from previous contests can be found here.
Deadline for submitting materials is July 14, 2017. Winners will be honored at a ceremony on September 25, 2017, in the Capitol Rotunda.
For more information, visit www.dhs.pa.gov.
MEDIA CONTACT: Rachel Kostelac, 717-425-7606
ARTISTS’ CONTACT: Devon Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-783-4287