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Wilson Art Professor Philip Lindsey Wins First Prize in State Exhibition

Posted: July 6, 2010

7/6/2010 Philip Lindsey, associate professor of fine arts at Wilson College, won first prize for painting in “Art of the State, Pennsylvania 2010,” an exhibit that opened at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg on June 27 and runs through Sept. 12.
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DATE: July 6, 2010
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Philip Lindsey, associate professor of fine arts at Wilson College, won first prize for painting in “Art of the State, Pennsylvania 2010,” an exhibit that opened at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg on June 27 and runs through Sept. 12.

Lindsey, who teaches painting, drawing and computer graphics and directs and curates Wilson’s Bogigian Gallery, won for his oil-on-canvas painting called “Lauren, First Grade.”

“Art of the State, Pennsylvania” is recognized as the official, statewide, juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. The highly competitive exhibition features the finest current works of established and emerging artists, and is open to state residents in five categories: painting, works on paper, photography, sculpture and craft.

This year’s exhibition features 152 works by 152 artists from 34 counties. The art selected was chosen from 2,073 submitted works. Most pieces are available for purchase.

Art of the State is co-sponsored by the Greater Harrisburg Arts Council and the State Museum of Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Lindsey has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. His bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from Western Carolina University.

Lindsey’s current work addresses portraiture, allegory and metaphor through biblical, mythological, legendary and contemporary themes. His interest in the art of the past continues to inform his decisions in the medium, and inspire new ideas for future investigation, with applications of direct as well as indirect painting processes.

Lindsey has received a number of awards for his work, both abstract and representational, in national and international juried competitions and exhibitions. He is a recipient of Wilson’s Donald F. Bletz Award for Outstanding Devotion to the Art of Teaching (2001), the Paul Swain Havens Research Scholars Award (2002-03), a summer research sStipend (2006) and Humanities Division Scholars Award (2006). The college also granted him sabbatical leave in 2007.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and a master’s degree in education. The college’s 2009-10 enrollment in both the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 838 and includes students from 20 states and 18 foreign countries. Wilson is committed to environmental sustainability and to preparing leaders who will serve their communities and professions effectively.

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