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Permanent Collection of Art & Gallery Exhibition Opportunities

Art is an integral part of every child’s academic learning experience, a subject where students hone their problem solving and critical thinking skills in classroom experiences. Some students may grow to pursue lucrative careers in the visual arts, actively using skills learned in the art room, while others will use their creative problem solving and critical thinking skills in their own profession, be it scientist, historian, surgeon, administrative assistant, or even President of the United States. Art impacts everyone, everywhere.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is committed to showcasing the creative works of art students through group exhibitions in the spacious Honors Suite Gallery, located on the first floor of the Department’s 333 Market Street, Harrisburg location.  These exhibits provide an important forum for groups to display works that showcase the depth and breadth of their visual arts programs, as well as the extraordinary talents of the students working in those programs.


We are pleased to provide this important opportunity for schools across the state to have their students’ art works displayed as a representation of the artistic quality that exists in our Commonwealth.  Exhibits can be one or two-month displays, depending on availability and group preference. Space fills quickly, so you are encouraged to secure a space in a timely manner.


The Honors Suite Gallery space can accommodate both two- and three-dimensional pieces created by students in K-12, as well as from state colleges, community colleges, and state-supported art colleges in Pennsylvania. 


If you or your art instructors are interested in exhibition opportunities at PDE, or have questions regarding our Gallery Guidelines, I encourage you to contact me at:

Wendy S. Sweigart
Curator of Exhibits
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, 8th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126
(cell) 717-623-3820

Call for Art Exhibitions for 2011-12 in the Honors Suite Gallery and Lobby Area Gallery at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA (PDF)

Pennsylvania Department of Education Deed of Gift Form (PDF)

Pennsylvania Department of Education 2012 Youth Art Month Exhibit (PDF)

Pennsylvania Department of Education 2012 Youth Art Month Exhibit Student Artwork Entry Form (PDF)

For additional information, please contact:

Bureau of Teaching and Learning | Division of Curriculum
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.787.9841 | Fax: 717.783.3946
nstekovich@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us