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Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
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Exhibition Committee Information Session – January 2019

January 22, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm
Ice House Studios Conference Room

  1. Welcome

Introductions. Meeting attended by: Madeline Gent, Dawn Henry, Jeff Jarzynka, Jeff Schwarz, William D. Wade, Ken Antol, Benjy Blanco, Zach Brown, Don Dugal, Peggi Habets, Reba Harmon, Deborah Holtschlag, Catherine Ryan, Samira Shaheen, Silvija Singh, and Sheila Swartz.

  1. 2018: Exhibitions Quick Review

  1. Upcoming Exhibitions Quick Overview (schedule at end of document)

  1. Expanding the Exhibition Committee

    1. Current Committee

      1. Jeff Jarzynka, Acting Chair

      2. Jeff Schwarz

      3. William D. Wade

    1. Guidelines

      1. Renew annually to remain on committee

      2. 3 year term limit

      3. Up to 9 total committee members (as per bylaws)

      4. Membership dues must be current

    1. Expectations

      1. Actively engage in supporting exhibitions (attend exhibitions and network with other members of the arts community)

      2. Attend bi-monthly meetings

      3. Can not miss more than one meeting per calendar year

      4. Volunteer to help with exhibitions with minimum of 4 hours per calendar year (events, install, drop offs, etc.)

      5. Provide insight, experience, connections, etc. to exhibitions

    1. Exhibition Committee Duties (in conjunction with AAP staff)

      1. Maintain quality exhibitions

      2. Discuss ways to improve exhibitions

      3. Locate potential venues and attend site visits

      4. Select jurors, curators and selection panels (screenings)

      5. Create and follow budget, adapt as needed (budget model will be provided)

      6. Plan calendar of events

      7. Maintain transparency with board and membership

      8. Present ideas to board

      9. Remain open to discussion with members and their input on exhibitions

      10. Community outreach and engagement

      11. Promote diversity

    1. Committee Selection

Because there is more interest than there are spaces to fill, we will be using a membership vote to determine the 6 committee members. It is asked that anyone interested in being on the committee would submit a brief statement that describes who they are, why they would like to be on the committee, what they would bring to the committee, etc

    1. Meeting Schedule

      1. Third Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October, December

      2. Next meeting scheduled for February 19, 2019

      3. Meetings will be at Ice House Conference Room unless otherwise noted

  1. Adjournment

2019-2020 Exhibitions

·       Seth LeDonne at Point Park University. Artist Talk, January 23, 2019. Closing mid-February 2019

·       2019 Emerging Curator Exhibition, May 2019. Juried & Curated by Vania Evangelique, AAP 2019 Emerging Curator.

·       2019 New Members Exhibition, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, May 11–June 30, 2019.

·       AAP Member Exhibition, Union Hall, Pittsburgh, PA, June-July 2019. Juried and Curated by Andrew Heffner (Bar Marco) and Emma Vescio.

·       AAP Member Exhibition (A), Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA. June 2-July 27, 2019. Juried and Curated by Lindsay Ketterer Gates, Director of Touchstone Center for Crafts, and Travis Winters.

·       AAP Member Exhibition (B), Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA. August 2-September 30, 2019. Juried and Curated by Lindsay Ketterer Gates, Director of Touchstone Center for Crafts, and Travis Winters.

·       107th Annual Exhibition, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA, November 9, 2019–Jan. 26, 2020. Juror and Curator TBD.

·       AAP Member Exhibition, Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. Jan. 21– Feb 14, 2020. Juror and Curator TBD.

·       AAP Member Exhibition, Gallery at Brewhouse Association, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, April 2020. Juror & Curator TBD.

·       2020 Emerging Curator Exhibition, May 2020. Juror and Curator TBD.

·       AAP Rotation @ Point Park University, Tomayko Gallery, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, Ongoing.