106th Annual Exhibition

September 14 - October 27, 2018

106th Annual Exhibition will be held at the Southside Works, Pittsburgh, PA from September 14 – October 27, 2018. The exhibition is juried and curated by Taras W. Matla, Acting Director, University of Maryland Art Gallery. The Annual Exhibition will be open to the public 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesdays - Saturdays.


The Annual Exhibition is open to non-members. to learn more, click the link to the right.


For the first time ever, AAP has established an Emerging Curator Program to accompany the Annual Exhibition. The Emerging Curator will serve as a curatorial assistant for the Annual, and then go on to curate their own AAP show. Click the link on the left to learn more.


Juror: Taras Matla

Taras Matla is Associate Director and current acting director of the University of Maryland Art Gallery. At the Gallery, he oversees the day-to-day operations and a permanent collection of nearly 3,000 works of art. He has also organized and curated several key shows at the Gallery including 2017’s Laid, Placed, and Arranged (2017), Timeline: The University of Maryland Art Gallery at 50, and 2014’s John Baldessari: Four Short Films, 1972-73. Prior to the University of Maryland Art Gallery, Matla worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where he managed the museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings and at The J. Paul Getty Trust where he served as a spokesperson for its four programs and numerous other programmatic and cultural activities. A native of Los Angeles, CA, Matla holds a BFA in Printmaking from California State University, Long Beach and an MA in Aesthetics and Politics from California Institute of the Arts.


As part of the 106th Annual Exhibition, AAP has an open call for five installations on site. Artists will receive a small stipend for their work. Both members and non-members can apply, and, if a non-member is selected, they will receive membership upon selection. 



Taking cue from the first Annual Exhibition held in 1910, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh will be hold the 106th Annual Exhibition at a site in the Southside Works Development. The empty storefront, pictured above, is 4,000 square feet and across from restaurants, shopping, movie theater, and nightlife. The staff and exhibition team at AAP is looking forward to working with the juror and artists in this high-traffic location with its unconventional arrangement.

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105th Annual Exhibition

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh held the 105th Annual Exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Juried by independent curator Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, the Annual featured the work of 56 AAP member artists and was on view from May 14 - August 15, 2016. On the selection process and final exhibition, Lehrer-Graiwer wrote: "Through making, looking, and responding, we pursue new curiosities about our subjectivity, the more peculiar the better. The cumulative effect of gathering a great many individual expressions into an exhibition- a collection of contemporaneous bits- is some measure of a shared time and place."