Opening reception Friday, July 12th 6:00 - 9:00pm On view through Sunday, August 25th. Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm The exhibition is open to the public, and admission is free.
Two AAP Artists in "Raising Women's Voices" at Ceres Gallery
Elizabeth Meyers Castonguay and Fran Gialamas participate in the multi-artist group show: Raising Women’s Voices.
Holly Pultz and Peggi Habets: Going Local: Contemporary Landscapes and Cityscapes of Southwestern PA
Going Local: Contemporary Landscapes and Cityscapes of Southwestern PA
An exhibition of paintings by AAP artists, Peggi Habets and Holly Pultz. See more than 40 watercolors and oil paintings of Southwestern Pa, and specifically the Northside.
Opening Reception is Friday, July 26 from 6-9 pm at the HIP Flashlight Factory on 831 W. North Avenue. Free and open to everyone.
Brent Nakamoto Solo Exhibition at Late Space
The paintings in If not later, when? represent much of the work that Brent completed since receiving his MFA and moving to Pittsburgh in August of 2018. These paintings are experimental, based off of two distinct types of found images—family photographs, and popular images of the sexualized male body—which are nevertheless related by a gesture of effacement or erasure. This effacement activates the various paradoxes of both photography and painting—the tension between absence and presence, desire and denial, and being and having. It is also an attempt to interrupt the conventions of portraiture, challenging our relationship to both the painted surface and the painted subject.
Distillery artists gain access to the program benefits listed below:
One of seven approximately 250 sq. ft. studios in the Distillery space at $100 per month. Distillery residents sign a one year lease for the space.
The seven residents for 2019-2020 will engage in a curriculum of workshops covering a range of topics including community engagement, marketing and promotion, arts education and administration, and cross-sectional collaboration.
The 2019-2020 Distillery residency culminates in a group exhibition in the BHA’s gallery from May through June 2020 where residents showcase their creative accomplishments.
Adam Linn in dual exhibition "Soak, Rinse, Repeat" with Bridget Quirk
Curated by Fred Blauth and Bunker Projects
Tom Ferraro Solo Exhibition in Westfield, NY
Octagon Gallery in the Patterson Library, Westfield New York
July 12 - August 16, 2019
Opening Reception is Friday, July 12 at 7PM
Gallery Talk is Thursday, August 1 at 7PM
Seth LeDonne in a two-man show, curated by a woman, "Rolling Coal"
WHO: Artists- Seth LeDonne & Derek Reese, Curator- Tina Dillman
WHAT: Rolling Coal, an art exhibition of collaborative and new works, 2-D & 3-D
WHEN: Opening Party- Friday, July 12, 5-10pm and Gallery Hours- Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, 1-4pm
WHERE: Terminal Building, Bay #37, 333 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Parking for this site is located at 333 McKean Street)
HOW: Organized by TD Projects, Sponsored by Beauty Shoppe
Karen Lue curates 'We Are Here: Asian Paciﬁc Islander American Artists in Pittsburgh'
Friday, July 12, 2019
5:30PM - 8:00PM
The Big Room at GPAC
810 Penn Ave, 7th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Curated by Karen Lue as a part of Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council's exhibition series, Art on the Walls, "We Are Here: Asian Paciﬁc Islander American Artists in Pittsburgh" features art by April Brust, Wen Gao, Pralhad Gurung, Eriko Hattori, Sesame Kim, Huei-Hsuan Sun, Estelle Tian, Marieke Van Der Maelen, Grace Wong, and Ariel Xiu. The exhibition is available on display in GPAC's Big Room from July through December 2019. You can view the exhibition during July's Gallery Crawl on Friday, July 12.
AAP Members who received grants: Kevin Clancy Clayton Merrell Njaimeh Njie Seth Clark
Lauren Scavo-Fulk solo exhibition "Place" at Goggleworks Cohen Gallery
Jun 7-Aug 2, 2019
COHEN GALLERY WEST
Presented by GoggleWorks
Because landscapes are so involved in human life, they lend themselves well to the discussion of personal experience. My primary philosophical influence is phenomenology, a branch of philosophy that deals with the subjectivity of experience, as our knowledge of the world comes primarily through our senses. Because sensory input is the primary means through which we can interact with the world, as we are beings in physical forms, we rely on these senses for how we interpret our experiences.
My work is an examination of the strong connection that exists between human consciousness and its surrounding environment, specifically the way in which our sensory experience of a place influences our subjective interpretation of it. I present the viewer with scenes of heightened atmosphere that are indicative of a sense of reflection and quiet attention to the elements of the world that are both physical and nonphysical, as the external world reflects the internal life of the viewer.
AAP Members in group exhibition at Strohl Art Center
On Common Ground: Works on Paper
June 23–August 19 | Opening Reception: June 23, 3–5 p.m.
This exhibition highlights artists who paint, draw and sculpt but also create evocative works on paper or with paper. The result will be a vivid display of works, from abstraction to realism to cut paper pieces. Nathan Heuer, Susu Kanemoto and Michael Smithhammer are a few of the artists featured who will collectively create a handsome presentation for the Gallo Family Gallery in Strohl Art Center, which will be exhibited for the entire summer season.
Casey Droege Cultural Productions and Creative Citizen Studios are proud to present Wild Things, a juried exhibition examining the natural world. Juried by Carolyn Pierotti, artist and curator, the exhibit will showcase a range of 2D and 3D work.
Participating artists include:
Aimee Bungard, Amber Epps, Ann Rosenthal, Brian Willingham-McClain, Centa Schumacher, Derek Peel, Ellen Chisdes Neuberg, Faron Thompson, Grace Magyar, Jami Johnson, Jessica Heberle, Karen Antonelli, Karen Kaighin, Karen Lue, Katie Stone, Larry Brandstetter, Maria Mangano, Matthew Carroll, Meghan Boyd, Michael McGeary, Mick Fisher, Molly Mykich, Nathan Shaulis, Rachel Rearick, Robyn McKee, Sam Thorp, Sarah Jacobs, Shelby Solomon, William Taylor, and Zoe Welsh
Opening reception is Saturday, June 29, from 6:00-8:30pm at the new CDCP Project Space (formally Percolate Gallery) 317 S Trenton Ave. in Wilkinsburg.
The Wild Things reception will mark the opening of CDCP Project Space. In addition, Small Mall, will arrange rotating pop-up shops featuring work from local artists.
Gallery hours (starting 6/29) will be Friday 2:00 - 7:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM.
Exhibiting AAP artists include: Karen Lue, Karen Antonelli, Ellen Chisdes Neuberg, Rachel Rearick, and Sarah Jacobs.
Aaron Regal solo exhibition "Slouch" at Pullproof Studios
Join us on First Friday, July 5th for the Opening Reception of SLOUCH, a solo exhibition of large-scale paintings and prints by founding member Aaron Regal.
Aaron is an interdisciplinary artist native to Pittsburgh, PA, working across a range of media, namely painting, screenprinting, zine-making, and photography. He describes the images and art objects he creates as byproducts of his fascination with the human condition – investigations of social and economic justice, political turmoil, climate change, labor, community, love, violence, consumerism, global computerization, and other societal conditions and behaviors in flux. Aaron’s art practice is an exploration and analysis of contemporary reality, and an effort to reveal our humanity.
The ISC established the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award program in 1994 to recognize deserving sculpture students and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture.
Tyler and the 10 other award recipients will participate in an exhibition (location and dates TBA). The artist’s work will be featured in the September/October 2019 Issue of Sculpture Magazine.
Brian Sesack in "Art of State"
Brian Sesack in 52nd Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition at The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. The body of art that has been exhibited reflects over a half-century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. Through the years, exhibitors have shared their ideas and engaged viewers in the categories of painting, photography, craft, sculpture, and work on paper.
The 52nd annual exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 23 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania with an awards ceremony at 1:30 PM and an opening reception immediately following. Admission to The State Museum will be free that day.
The exhibit runs through September 8 and includes 110 works of art by 103 artists from 35 counties. Finalists were selected from 2,170 entries. The closing coincides with Harrisburg’s popular Gallery Walk.
Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer solo exhibition: "Pre-Columbian Images in a Postmodern World"
The exhibition will be displayed at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh during the month of June. The opening reception is Thursday, June 6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
Pre-Columbian Images in a Postmodern World is a series of digital compositions influenced by the aesthetics of pre-Columbian art and artifacts, particularly from the tribes that settled in the land that today is Colombia.
”I intend to explore various dichotomies, the ancient and the modern, primitive and technologically advanced, sacred and commonplace and ultimately the relationship that Pre-Columbian imagery has with modern Latin American culture.”
“Since the new year I have been blissed out learning about the power and benefit of urban forests while serving as an artist in residence at Tree Pittsburgh. By burying my nose in books, following maintenance crews caring for street trees, and studying the contents the organization's tree nursery, I have gained a reverence for these mighty stewards of our shared environment.
The data I geeked out on suggests a green landscape can protect and heal our bodies and reduce inner city crime. Trees specifically are credited with mitigating floods, cleaning air and water, capturing carbon, reducing energy consumption, increasing home values, supporting an astounding variety of flora and fauna, and more. It seems trees are the cure to so many of our troubles, and a relatively affordable one at that. Why then do we often feel indifferent to trees and regard them as disposable?
The aim of the work I've made during this residency is to shed light on what we stand to gain by protecting and expanding urban forests - easing childhood asthma, putting money in our wallets, preventing crime, taming storms. The work also repeats a theme of reciprocal service - when we plant and care for trees, they generously give back to us. And because I want loving trees to become a widespread household philosophy, this exhibition is full of pieces you might categorize as "decorative art" - prints of wallpaper, dinnerware, paintings more that bring my visual narrative of cherishing trees into everyday use.”
Join us for the Opening Reception of Akiko Kotani: Unbound!
This exhibit is a large-scale reflection on memory, domesticity and handiwork, time passing and moving through space, featuring two major installation works from the internationally exhibiting artist Akiko Kotani.
Both installations, Soft Walls and Waterfalls at Millford Valley, are created by crocheting plastic strips into enormous flowing white forms.
> Waterfalls at Millford Valley tumbles over 20 feet from the gallery’s heights into soft piles on the floor and explores the artist’s memories of the many waterfalls in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park.
> Soft Walls is composed of two large 8-foot-tall walls that are draped in crocheted plastic and bisect the west half of the gallery. At once imposing and gentle, the work is a powerful meditation on historically women’s handwork.
Phantom Vibrations launches Satellite Space’s programming for the season. This two-person show of artists Alyssa Freitas & Kevin Clancy will run June 7th through July 5th with the reception on June 7th between 5 - 8 PM.
Featuring wall installations by Kevin Clancy & Alyssa Freitas, the inaugural show plays with our tumultuous relationship to the internet. “Phantom Vibrations” alludes to a constant, invisible digital presence and our constant need for gratification via its means. The interplay in Kevin & Alyssa’s work both pokes fun at and criticizes our dependency on digital space.
Satellite Space is located at 615 Congress St. Floor 5, #534 in Portland, Maine and is a temporary exhibition venue whose mission is to work with and expand upon the network of artists in Maine to the art world beyond. Support for Satellite Space is provided by the Kindling Fund, a grant administered by SPACE as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program.
J Houston in "Art Stands Still" in NY
ART STANDS STILL
May 31 – July 13, 2019
Curated by Natalie Fleming & Van Tran Nguyen
Opening: Friday, May 31, 5-8 PM
Artists: Abe Abraham, Environmental Performance Agency, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Rina AC Dweck, Regina José Galindo, Brandon Giessmann, J Houston, Janice Howard, Jaimes Mayhew, Antonella Piemontese, Silvia Ruzanka, Tae Kyung Seo, Kurt Treeby, Paul Vanouse, Mike Yood
By its very definition, progress is forward movement. We are told that in order to be successful, we must continue striving for more. When you achieve one goal, another looms in sight, just up ahead. In art, we praise the avant-garde as the embodiment of progress, moving our society into the future through the force of artistic originality. Artists designated as avant-garde are cast as selfless, sacrificing their connection to others through their denial of any previous influences or collaborators.
Collar Works, 621 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, Collarworks.org
Leah Patgorski "Antechamber"
Exhibition opening next week Come to an opening on Friday, June 7, from 6-9pm, when I will be showing new work in the front space at mossArchitects.
Leah Patgorski Antechamber An exhibition of new 2D and 3D works mossArchitects 5122 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA Friday, June 7, 6-9pm
Kirsten Letts-Kovak and Sylvija Singh duo exhibition at Touchstone
“Vessels in Five Dimensions” explores the spatial fluidity between two-dimensional images and three-dimensional forms. Professor Kristen Letts Kovak and Sylvija Singh construct vessels that imply meaning but lessen function. Kovak’s paintings depict forms whose cultural context has been removed or interrupted. Similarly, Singh’s graceful ceramic forms are pieced together with slabs, revealing a collection of gaps affecting their function as vessels. Both artists use the variability of light and individual perception to push the boundaries of height, width, and depth. “Vessels in Five Dimensions” is on view at the Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, PA, June 2 – July 27.
Ron Korczynski accepted into "Art of State Exhibition" at The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Opening ceremony starts at 1:30 PM and is open to the public June 23, 2019. The gallery opening and refreshments will immediately follow the opening ceremony.
Museum general admission is free for the day.
Art of the State, open to Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople, is an annual juried exhibition held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Now in its 52nd year, Art of the State continues to provide an opportunity for both established and emerging Pennsylvania artists to exhibit their work and receive statewide recognition.
Presented by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in association with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation, Art of the State will award cash prizes for selected entries in the categories of Painting, Work on Paper, Photography & Digital Arts, Sculpture and Craft.
The exhibit runs from June 23 through September 8, 2019.
300 North St. Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States + Google Map
Pati Beachley in Fiberarts International at Brew House
OPENING – May 31, 2019 – 5:30 -8:30 FIBERART FORUM – June 1, 2019 – 9am to 3:30pm EXHIBITION DATES – May 31 – August 24, 2019 LOCATIONS: Contemporary Craft (2100 Smallman Street) and Brew House Association (711 South 21st Street), Pittsburgh
Fiber art has become a widely celebrated art medium, one that is ever evolving and crosses the boundaries between fine art and craft. The scope of this medium is exemplified by the artworks displayed in, Fiberart International 2019 (FI2019), the 23rd exhibition of contemporary textile art sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. FI2019 will feature artworks by 55 artists from the US and abroad. The exhibition will be hosted by two respected Pittsburgh arts organizations: Contemporary Craft and the Brew House Association. Opening receptions and awards ceremonies take place at both locations on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will be on view through August 24, 2019.
Fiberart International 2019 records the changing definition of textile art and gives the audience a chance to experience works by a diverse group of artists. Internationally respected artists and exhibition jurors, Sonya Clark and Jane Sauer reviewed more than 1,400 art works submitted by artists from 28 countries and across the United States. They refined the selection to 56 pieces bringing together artists from eight countries and 23 states.
Lisa Bergant Koi interviewed on Studio Break Podcast
Priya Ahlawat finalist in in the 14th International Art Renewal Center's (ARC) Salon Competition
ARC Salon is considered as the most prestigious competition for Contemporary Realism in the world and this year they received over 4,300 entries from 73 countries.
When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far reaching competition for Contemporary Realism in the world, offering over $100,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries and museums, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence.
Multiple AAP members featured in Idea Furnace Retrospective
This exhibition showcases artists of other mediums who have been inspired by glass. Each artist had the opportunity to execute their ideas in glass with the help of an experienced glass artist as a part of Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Idea Furnace program. The Idea Furnace is an experimental design program to connect non-glass artists with glass artists and encourage exploration in other art forms. Nearly 40 artists have participated in the program since it began in 2013.
Artists featured in the exhibition include:
Savannah Schroll Guz
06/07/2019 | 10:00am - 07/29/2019 | 4:00pm
Njaimeh Njie debuts public art project "Homecoming: Hill District, USA"
The first part of the project is a series of public art installations that have gone up in the Hill District (more to come this spring)
The “Homecoming” website is a digital archive that houses oral histories, photos, and archival materials that tell a resident-centered narrative of the Hill’s history. This is not a definitive history of the Hill, but it is a look at how individual and family histories can work together to tell a powerful history of a place.
Njaimeh will be wrapping up this process with an artist talk on Thursday, May 30th (6pm) at the Kaufmann Center to talk in more detail about the project, and to honor the folks who contributed to this process..
Gavin Benjamin first prize winner in AD Art Show 2019
Gavin Benjamin is this year’s winner of AD ART SHOW 2019! MvVO ART, the creator of AD ART SHOW 2019, awarded the Afro-Carribean artist at a swanky cocktail reception inside 3 World Trade Center, just steps away from the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, where his winning art and more will be shared on the monumental screens inside the stunning shopping destination in NYC’s newly built downtown.
Gavin also explained that his international roster of friends in art school is also his muse. “Being Afro-Carribean and gay, I always went for the creative kind. I was talking to a friend of mine about her life back in Jordan, and it hit me, we’re all heads of state here, representing our families from other places. I’ve seen so much imagery of black folks, and we’re always shown in this light where we are not regal. We are the world, why not own it?”
XPLODIR with Homeless Cop, Lena Dunham, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Abigail Goldman, Hydeon, MC Marquis, Caitlin McCormack, PO NWAR, Sean Morris, Hilda Palafox, Moon Patrol, Jay Riggio, Alex Yanes Opening Friday, May 3rd, 7-10pm Red Truck Gallery New Orleans, LA
Terri Wolfe Izzo and Constance Merriman in group show at Spinning Plate Gallery
NEXT FRIDAY MAY 3RD FROM 6-9 PM Please enjoy a show of new work by
Michel Demetria Tsouris Terri Wolfe Izzo Constance Merriman and Rita Langas Wilson
At the Spinning Plate Gallery and Artists Lofts which is at the very end of Friendship Ave in East Liberty the Building is bordered by Friendship Ave Baum Blvd and N Euclid St
It is one block from Whole Foods which is on Center Ave. There will be over 100 paintings and photographs in the show
Hisham Youssef in group show "Wide Open" in Brooklyn
WIDE OPEN 10 is our tenth spectacular juried show on this theme, and will be on exhibit May 11 – July 7, 2019.
Our juror is Ylinka Barotto,Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum.
$3000 Cash Awards will be presented at the opening reception on May 11, 2019.
Ours is a truly unique gallery – a massive Civil War‐era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its generous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit large work, and we welcome it. BWAC’s curators for WIDE OPEN 10, Kenneth Jackson and Isabella Glaz, will be using 8,000 square feet for this show, and will be exhibiting artwork from all around the country; work in all sizes, and subjects, and media.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday May 11 – Sunday July 7, 2019, weekends 1‐ 6 P.M. Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1‐ 6 P.M.
Member Brian Sesack particpates in S.A.M.A's 2018 Biennial
SAMA CELEBRATES PENNSYLVANIA'S TALENTED ARTISTS WITH BIENNIAL 2018
Loretto - Every two years, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art celebrates Pennsylvania’s artists with its juried invitational exhibition, the Biennial. This fall, SAMA-Loretto continues the tradition with Biennial 2018. Attracting a diverse array of talents, the exhibition features juried work in many media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography and fine crafts.
Brian Sesack has two photographs in the exhibition: Snow Fence (pictured above), and Canyon Trail.
Multiple AAP artists receive Professional Artist Grants from the Pittsburgh Foundation
Kevin Clancy ($10,000) to develop a new body of interdisciplinary work culminating in an October 2019 solo exhibition titled “Utopia or Oblivion” at Bunker Projects gallery in Bloomfield. This new site-specific installation will feature a series of mixed-media sculptures, immersive lighting and ambient sound scores that explore the complex effects of rapid technological acceleration on the human species. The title is an homage to Buckminster Fuller’s essay “Utopia or Oblivion” in which he calls upon humanity to continually envision and enact the futures we wish to inhabit.
Clayton Merrell ($6,400) to develop a new body of visual art that explores global ecology by re-imagining and transforming images of classical and sublime landscapes. The artist will paint over his own etchings and engravings, using the images as starting points for a series of large traditional landscape paintings. The works will be delicate and precious so that their subsequent alteration and obliteration will bring attention to the poignant loss of the natural environment.
Njaimeh Njie ($10,000) to support the production of a documentary about Blackness in Rust Belt cities, with Pittsburgh as the center point for comparison. The film will explore how Black Pittsburghers have distinguished themselves in industrial and technological innovation, education, medicine, housing and the arts, and if and how Pittsburgh lags behind other Rust Belt communities.
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Artist Residency with Seth Clark ($35,000). Housed in the former Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny, the Children’s Museum’s new Museum Lab has uncovered opportunities to engage visitors in hands-on learning about history, architecture preservation and decay. During a four-month residency, visual artist Seth Clark will work in public view to conceive, fabricate and install a site-specific artwork that uses found objects to explore architectural deterioration with Museum Lab and also celebrating the historic building’s past.