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Faculty Members Among Artists Selected for ‘Art of the State’


Artwork by two faculty members in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s art and design department has been accepted into the “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2012” exhibit at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

The exhibit is recognized as the official, statewide, juried competition for Pennsylvania artists.

David M. Moyer’s pen-and-ink drawing titled “The Naturalist #1” was among the pieces accepted, as was Gretchen H. Moyer’s “Reflection,” a linoleum cut that is a relief print in black ink on paper.

David M. Moyer, “The Naturalist #1,” pen and ink on paper
David M. Moyer, “The Naturalist #1,” pen and ink on paper

David Moyer is an assistant professor of graphic design at Penn College. Gretchen Moyer is a part-time instructor of advertising art at the college. The couple owns Red Howler Press in Muncy.

Their works are among just 140 pieces selected for the show from a pool of 1,843 entries. The show runs from June 16 to Sept. 9.

More than $7,000 will be awarded in five categories: Painting, Works on Paper, Sculpture, Photography and Crafts. The exhibit has been co-produced for more than 40 years by the Greater Harrisburg Art Council and The State Museum.

David Moyer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware and a Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. His work has been included in many national and international exhibitions including: the Society of Wood Engravers, Oxford, England; International Artist Book Exhibition, Vilnius, Lithuania; Norwegian International Print Biennale, Fredrikstad, Norway; Minnesota Center for the Book Arts; New York Center for the Book Arts; and the Philadelphia Print Club.

Gretchen H. Moyer, “Reflection,” linoleum relief print
Gretchen H. Moyer, “Reflection,” linoleum relief print

Gretchen Moyer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from James Madison University and a Master of Fine Arts from University of Delaware. This is her fourth acceptance to “Art of the State.” Her exhibitions include the International Art Bookbinding Exhibition in Macerata, Italy, and Paris; the Pastel Society of America in New York City; and the New York Center for Book Arts.

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