Fabric of Unionism - Meet the Winners

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Fabric of Unionism Art Competition

To increase awareness of the labor movement, its historical importance, and the need for it to grow in the future, PSEA holds the Jenifer J. DuBois Fabric of Unionism art competition every two years for PSEA members and students. 

Fabric of Unionism started in 1997 and was renamed in 2000 in memory of Jenifer J. DuBois, a founding member of the project. DuBois was a teacher and local leader in the Central Region.

Congratulations to the winners of the last round of competition!

How It Works

Two contests: One for members and one for their students.

Prizes for each contest include a Grand Prize of $1000, a Second Prize of $500 and a Third Prize of $250.

Artwork will be displayed with final awards presented at the reception.

Any two-dimensional artwork will be displayed in PSEA offices. 

Recent Winners

Grand Prize - PSEA Member

Unionism Can Do It

Barry Raker
Philipsburg-Osceola EA
(Central Region)

Grand Prize - Student

Freedom Soars Through Our Unions

Tory Sterling

Second Place: PSEA Member

Liberty and Justice For All

Sara Arnold

Second Place: Student

Hands

Caleb Roos

Third Place: PSEA Member

AU - American Unions Set The Gold Standard For Labor Industry

Karen King

Third Place: Student

A United Veil

Benjamin Schiefer

Honorable Mention: PSEA Member

Labor Unions: Moving America Forward

Jennifer Prichett

Honorable Mention: Student

United On The Wings Of Freedom

Caitlyn Kline

Honorable Mention: PSEA Member

Keeping Workers Strong

Ronda Lee Seymour

Honorable Mention: Student

Steel Worker Wrought

Kellie Williams

Honorable Mention: PSEA Member

The Fighting Spirit Lives On!

Raphael Pantalone

Past Winners (2017)

Grand Prize: PSEA member

Barry Raker
Philipsburg-Osceola EA

(Central Region)

Grand Prize: Student

Ethan Bowman, Union Made
Student of Dennis O’Laughlin
Crawford County Career and Technical Center EA 
(Northwestern Region)

Second Place: PSEA member

Karen King, United We Stand
Philipsburg-Osceola EA
(Central Region)

Second Place: Student

Kellie Williams, The “Works’’ of State Parks
Student of Antonette Dues 
Connellsville Area EA 
(Southwestern Region)

Third Place - PSEA member

Dennis O’Laughlin, Union Labor Changed the Face of America
Crawford County Career and Technical Center EA 
(Northwestern Region)

Third Place - Student

Adriana Andrus, The Reward Behind the Fight
Student of Antonette Dues
Connellsville Area EA 
(Southwestern Region)

Honorable Mention - PSEA member

Karen Hodas, Union Strong – Past, Present and Future 
General McLane EA 
(Northwestern Region)

Honorable Mention - Student

Benjamin Schiefer, Untitled
Student of Barry Raker
Philipsburg-Osceola EA
(Central Region)