Grad Student Is Finalist in Art of State

Posted: June 13, 2013

Painter and Rosemont College graduate publishing student Karen Kappe Nugent, is a finalist in the Art of the State: Pennsylvania. The exhibition is recognized as the official statewide-juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. It is the 46th year for this prestigious exhibit. Nugent's oil painting, titled “Winter Tea in Kennett,” is one of only 137 pieces selected from 1,933 entries to the competition.

The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 23, at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. It runs through Sept. 8 and includes 137 works of art by 131 artists from 31 counties.

Prizes will be awarded at a special Artists’ Reception to be held Saturday, June 22 at The State Museum. The winners will be announced via Twitter @PHMC at 7 p.m., immediately following the awards ceremony.

To see images of all the work in the 2013 Art of the State exhibit, visit Flickr. Or, connect to the Facebook event for the Art of the State exhibit.

To contact Karen, visit her website or via email at

Last Updated: June 13, 2013