September 14–October 27, 2018
106th Annual Exhibition
106th Annual Exhibition is open! Join us September 14 – October 27, 2018 at the Southside Works in Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibition is juried and curated by Taras W. Matla, Acting Director, University of Maryland Art Gallery. The Annual Exhibition is open and free to the public. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesdays - Saturdays.
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.
The success of AAP’s 106th Annual Exhibition is due, in large part, to a generous grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation. All AAP exhibitions are supported by AAP members, individual donors, The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Opportunity Fund, Jack Buncher Foundation, Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Buhl Foundation, S Kent Rockwell Foundation, and Irving and Aaronel deRoy Gruber Charitable Foundation.
AAP would like to especially thank these following sponsors:
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Associated Artists hosted two performances of Attack Theatre’s Some Assembly Required at the 106th Annual Exhibition. Photographs © 2018 Bill Wade.
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.
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."