Abington art professor named finalist in competition

ABINGTON, Pa. — The Print Center in Philadelphia has selected Bonnie Levinthal, associate professor of visual art at Penn State Abington, as a finalist in its 91st annual International Competition. Her portfolio is included in the current online exhibition with the other finalists and semifinalists.

The competition, one of the oldest in the United States, highlights local, national and international artists who utilize printmaking and/or photography as critical components of their work or whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices. The online exhibit provides a unique opportunity to view the pieces by these artists in a forum that emphasizes individual talent and expressiveness rather than a specific exhibition topic.

Two curators from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, juried the competition: Kelly Baum, the Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art; and Jennifer Farrell, associate curator, Drawings and Prints. The pair reviewed more than 2,000 images submitted by 400 artists.

Bonnie J. Levinthal

Bonnie J. Levinthal, associate professor of art at Penn State Abington.

Credit: Penn State

Levinthal earned her bachelor’s degree in fine art from the University of the Arts and her master’s in fine art from Penn State. She has exhibited her work in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., and internationally in Cuba, Australia and Canada.

She has received awards including a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant and fellowships at Yaddo, The Millay Colony of the Arts, and the Nes Artist Residency in Iceland. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at the Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia; C R Ettinger Studio Gallery, Philadelphia; The Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia; and the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia.

Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz campus, offers baccalaureate degrees in 18 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia. Nearly half of our 4,000 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more. Students can start the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors at Abington and complete their degrees at University Park or another campus. Lions Gate, our first residence hall, will open in August.