WIAC Artist Awarded in Sculpture at Art of The State Exhibition


Walk In Artist, Rob Mull’s, piece, “Ask Alice” was awarded second prize in sculpture at the 2018 51st Annual Art of the State Juried Exhibition at the State Museum in Harrisburg.

Schuylkill County, USA – July 9, 2018 — Rob Mull, Member of the Walk In Art Center’s Artist Association, was awarded second prize in sculpture at the 2018 51st Annual Art of the State Juried Exhibition at the State Museum in Harrisburg for his assemblage piece “Ask Alice.”  Art of the State is co-presented by The State Museum and Jump Street. The exhibit runs through September 9th and includes 103 works of art by 99 artists from 27 counties. Finalists were selected from 1,850 entries by 839 artists.  

Three exhibit jurors selected artwork for inclusion in the exhibition: Sun Young Kang, practicing artist, East Amherst, NY; David Oresick, Executive Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA; and Lauren Wagner, Director of Marketing and Development, Gold Coast Arts Center, Great Neck, NY. Prize winners in each category were determined by Scott Schweigert, Curator of Art, Reading Public Museum.   Two other Schuylkill County artists showed their work at the exhibition. Robert Stickloon and Valerie Perez-Prosick were both selected and exhibited. Stickloon’s oil painting “PA Coal Region Hors D’oeuvres” received the Docents’ Choice Award.   In addition to his award at the Art of the State Juried Exhibition, Mull has also found success at other prestigious art venues in the area. Another one of his assemblage pieces was recently accepted, exhibited, and subsequently sold in the Goggleworks 12th Annual Juried Exhibition in Reading, PA.   Both pieces were originally exhibited at the Walk In Art Center in November of 2017, when Mull was featured as WIAC Associate Artist of the Month. The Walk In Art Center is thrilled at his achievement. “We love to see our artists succeeding in the community,” said Lisa Robinson, Executive Director of the WIAC,” part of the mission on the Walk In Art Center is to function as an incubator for local artists. We are always excited to see them use resources to their fullest potential to advance their work.”