Heirloom is a solo show featuring ceramic works by Union Project's 2019 Artist in Residence, Sarah Tancred.
Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, October 12th at 11:00am-2:00pm. Standard's Clay Place store is also open from 10:00am-3:00pm that day. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Heirloom features the ceramic works of Sarah Tancred, a visual artist who explores the complex issues of socially constructed gender roles and how this relates to the traditional feminine role both historically and how it functions presently, as well as the loss of familial traditions through the process of assimilation in the United States.
Sarah Tancred has recently completed a year-long Artist in Residence program at Union Project. Union Project's Artist in Residence program provides the opportunity for an emerging artist to focus on their artwork and build their body of work, while taking part in a thriving ceramics community and serving the greater Pittsburgh community through teaching community arts programs and classes.
"Witness" is a five-person exhibition featuring Casey Connelly, Katie Kaplan, Adam Linn, Joe Lupo and Laura Zurowski, presented by the Pittsburgh Print Group in collaboration with G1/CW.
To bear witness is at the fundamental core of an artist's practice; a witness offers an assumed certainty and reliability. The works included in this show offer a glimpse into the realities of five artists exploring their role as both observer and participant. This exhibit recounts their certainties, questions, identities, surroundings, and histories, providing documentation and narratives that are both deeply personal and inherently shared among all of us.
There will be three events associated with this exhibition:
1. The Opening Reception on Friday, October 18, from 7 - 9 pm,
2. An Artist's Talk with Katie Kaplan and Adam Linn titled "Anthropomorphism and Esotericism through a Queer Lens" on Saturday, October 19, from 1 - 2:30 pm, and
3. The Tantalizing Soiree, a closing party on Friday, October 25, from 7 - 9 pm, which will include the premier of the Pittsburgh Print Group Portfolio, Make your own Glow in the Dark Prints with Doug Eberhardt, a silent auction, a Mis.steps quiz with Laura Zurowski, and refreshments.
Sarah Jacobs in Points of Entry at Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media
Points of Entry is a new series organized by Vicky A. Clark that feature two artists' work side by side. This first installment highlights local artists' Dana Ingham and Sarah Jacobs, whom work in different mediums, and their pieces look very different, yet there are intriguing visual and conceptual connections. Points of Entry, asks us us to look closely to find the unexpected connections and form a deeper appreciation, following the traditional compare and contrast method of art history, without the noise and challenges of a large exhibition. The chosen works encourage us to pause, to concentrate, to find similarities among differences, and, most importantly, to think in new ways about art and our world.
This installation will be on view to the public through Sunday, November 3rd. Gallery hours are: closed Monday, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-4pm. Parking in the lot is free after 6pm Monday-Saturday and on Sundays. There is also free parking available on the street in designated spots. This event is free and open to public. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
Several AAP Members exhibiting in "What Deepest Remains?" at Brew House
"What Deepest Remains" continues GROUP A's 75th Anniversary year with a juried exhibition exploring memory, identity and the human spirit.
OPENING RECEPTION: OCT 4, 5:30 - 8 pm BREW HOUSE GALLERY 711 S. 21st Street Pittsburgh (Southside)
Realm(s), a new body of artwork by Pittsburgh artist Carolyn Wenning, includes drawings, paintings, and mixed media works. Her artwork emerges from sites, settings, and situations both real and imagined. Each painting or drawing occupies the space between abstraction and figuration. Wenning brings together and selectively removes layers of paint, charcoal, and wax to create works of art initially inspired by a place but that quickly depart to more poetic realms celebrating gesture, space, and color.
October 15th-Nov 22
Kevin Clancy solo exhibition Utopia or Oblivion at Bunker Projects
Utopia or Oblivion a solo exhibition by Kevin Clancy On View: October 10 - November 29, 2019
Bunker Projects presents Utopia or Oblivion, a new installation by Kevin Clancy that explores the complex effects of rapid technological acceleration on contemporary culture. Through a series of speculative artifacts from imagined futures, Utopia or Oblivion examines the omnipresent forces of the internet, social media, surveillance, and screens in contemporary life. The exhibition will feature a series of new mixed-media sculptures, bathed in dichroic light, accompanied by a soundscape composed by John Also Bennett.
Funding for Utopia or Oblivion was provided by Investing in Professional Artists Grants Program, a partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. www.kevinclancy.studio Instagram: @kevinclancy.studio
Paul Mullins exhibition at The Gallery Next Door
Unfurrow your Brow
Paul Mullins presents Unfurrrow Your Brow, a selection of hand drawn facsimiles of media-extracted images, portions that can be alternately nostalgic and questioning.
Presented in The Gallery Next Door, 1131 Braddock Ave. Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5th, 6-9pm
Exhibition statement: It’s probable that most of us who did any drawing past the age of ten, can recall selecting found images (then, in printed media), taking pencils and pens in hand, and doing our level-best to duplicate them.
We selected the images because we admired the subject, and we considered our efforts successful the more they approximated a likeness.
These early pursuits in drawing from media images are sort of pure, fun and gratifying because they are straightforward, even naïve. Later, if we decide to become a continued and informed scholar of art, we will turn a critical lens upon what we make with our hands and ask many, many questions.
I am interested in how, once that critical apparatus is rather large, and when the artmaking experience is quite lengthy – that early place can be revisited -and how, irreconcilable as it all is, the latter can inform the former.
These pictures, fragmented like memory itself, reflect the cultural productions absorbed by someone born around the same time as me, in an area such as I was, in a certain kind of body.
These drawings were made during trying times. While meant to ask questions about how we engage with the past, they were produced as of late. So perhaps they emit some of the distress of the dishonesty, upheaval and perfidy we have had to contend with.
The beautiful space these drawings interact with, the age and integrity of the structure on display, could speak of how fleeting, or how lengthy, certain moments are. There is a very welcome truthfulness to this interior.
It is my hope that, like our younger selves mentioned before, we can find our way to hopeful production, with purpose, joy and empathy visibly ahead of us.
Several AAP members in The Red Carpet Project at G1
The Red Carpet Project is an artistic collaboration which endeavors to re-humanize women who’ve become statistics of domestic violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Our intent as artists is that the canvas roll, paintings and play which comprise The Red Carpet Project inspire conversations about misogyny and its effect on our lives.
October 2-5 & 9-12 G1/CW gallery - Pittsburgh -Artwork by: Lisa Ash, John Belue, Diego Byrnes, Jane Graille, Peggi Habets, Jill Hackney, Heather Heitzenrater,Annie Heisey, Sarah Hengel, Elizabeth Lana, Chelsea Long, Kathy Mazur, Ramon Riley, and Evan Rumble -Staged readings of IN SHELTER by Jane Graille
My Castle is a Dorm: Air and the Tulpa Called Night Compass
New artworks by Andrew W Allison Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 5, 6-9pm
My Castle Is A Dorm: Air And The Tulpa Called Night Compass is a solo show by Andrew W Allison composed of sculptures and paintings (completed from 2016 to 2019) that examine how memory, magical thinking, personal narratives and myth-making form identity. The centerpiece of these works is an ink and acrylic painting on cotton sprawling approximately 40 by 8 feet, titled: Remote Viewing Of A Class Act Turtle, Wichita Bedroom (Year 1996/ Porter Street), Love And The Consistency Of Having Wanted To Float More Consistently.
About the artist: Andrew W Allison is a mixed media sculptor born in Wichita, Kansas and raised in Pittsburgh. He began making things early on in order to engage with his experiences with night terrors. He creates intuitive paintings and sculptural installations using handmade, mixed media objects that explore identity, memory, and the preternatural. He graduated with an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013 and has shown nationally. Locally his work has been shown in places and shows such as: The Pittsburgh Biennial, The Mine Factory, Bunker Projects, The Three Rivers Arts Festival and The Carnegie Museum of Art. http://www.awallison.com/
Opening and show is free and open to all. Exhibition is on display through October by appointment at email@example.com
Njaimeh Nije completes public artwork celebrating Hill District residents
Njaimeh was interviewed on WESA about the project: Find more here:
Denis Childers and Bob Ziller in “The Salvation of Art: Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Artists V” at Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
rma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, http://www.irmafreeman.org
On Friday, October 4th come celebrate our 10th anniversary! The I.F. will be hosting a group exhibition with 20 plus Pittsburgh Artists and live Pittsburgh bands: A.T.S. and Iron & Rope! The closing reception will be Friday, November 1st , which will sponsor an art book fundraiser gala based on the exhibition of the same name, “The Salvation of Art: Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Artists”, featuring musical guests: Car sickness and Merce Lemon! This special exhibition features multi-media: including film, photography, printmaking, papermaking, cast, clay and cardboard sculpture, painting, performance art, fiber art, mixed media, found objects and Pittsburgh relics. This exhibition is a tribute to Pittsburgh master artists, featuring works by artists between the ages of 45 and 90.
Ruthanne Bauerle in photography exhibition at Ketchup City Creative
e·phem·er·al a brief interruption of a more enduring state
Artists Joanne Bartone and Ruthanne Bauerle present their images and discuss their process of creating images from the natural world.
Showing from September 7 through September 22, 2019
Opening Reception & Dialog: 4:30 to 7:30 PM on Saturday September 7, 2019
Gallery Hours for the Show: 4:30 to 7:30 PM on Saturday 9/7: Opening Reception 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday 9/14 and 9/21 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday 9/8, 9/15 and 9/22
Ronald Nigro showing in Fred Rogers Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
Latrobe Art Center. Sept. 5-30th, 2019.
Juror: Anne Kraybill ( Westmoreland Museum).
Title: Eye of Odin, mixed media relief sculpture. Oak circle, rim is covered in small computer chips, aluminum disc, hardware, metal pieces, found objects, technology salvage, and dry point etched drive disc.
Opening: Friday, September 6, 2019 | 5-9 pm On view through: Saturday, November 2, 2019
“The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.” -Francis Bacon
The natural world is full of stimuli, with unending colors and shapes that exist in light and shadow, constantly changing over seasons and time. The artists in this group exhibition observe, dissect and dilute these subtleties, enhancing what may go unnoticed by a passing eye. Subtlety is a difficult notion to describe, as it is not immediately obvious or noticeable. Sometimes the seemingly ordinary, seen in a different light, can open us up to the possibilities that surround us.
Ian Thomas in exhibition at Hunter College
Opening: Friday, Sept 6th 6-9pm
Visitors will need to get a "guest pass" from the main entrance at Hunter College on the corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave. You may then use any entrance to reach the Thomas Hunter Project Space, located in the basement of the Thomas Hunter Building (930 Lexington Ave.)
James Gallery Artist of the Month Gilbert Gorski seeks out the ordinary and takes on the challenge of turning it into something extraordinary. His detailed landscape paintings - juxtaposed against and influenced by his career in architecture - are a testament to his drive of exploiting what some may call mundane.
"As an architect I was interested in the nature of man-made space. Woods and forests serve as a vehicle for exploring the patterns and infinite labyrinth of nature-made space."
Gorski's work has been described as a combination of pointillist and traditional painting techniques, but he believes he has been more affected by computer technology. Although he accepts the label of pointillist, he considers that his interest in how photoshop resolves images into pixels makes him more of a 'pixelist'.
"Brooching: Identity and Gender" curated by members Rachel Rearick and Katie Rearick, featuring member Adrienne Grafton
Brooching: Identity and Gender
From the Bronze Age through the Modern Era, the brooch is a piece of jewelry with an interesting history. Not only has the object seen many lives in regard to form, function, and social status; it has transcended the boundaries of gender.
Designed and juried by Rachel and Katie Rearick, the intention of this exhibition is to offer artists a platform to express themselves; either through the lens of their craftsmanship or personal identity.
The opening reception is on September 14 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Ton Pottery and Gallery, located at 220 North Avenue, in Millvale.
The exhibition will then run from September 14 - October 10, during the regular hours of Ton Pottery: Tuesday 8am–3pm Wednesday 8am-3pm Thursday 8am–3pm Friday 8am–3pm Saturday 9am–4pm
While being hosted in Pittsburgh, this exhibition includes artists from around the world. Exhibiting artists include: Arielle Naranjo Brackett, Maria Camera-Smith, Tanya Crane, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Lena Marie Echelle, Kaitlyn L. Evans, Adrienne Grafton, Jennifer Hansen, Mia Jaeggli, Mary Frisbee Johnson, Allison Jones, Lauren Kalman, Katie Kameen, Andrew Kuebeck, Lorena Lazard, Ana M. Lopez, Andrew Lowrie, Adwowa Obeng-Osei, Maria Posada, Courtney Powell, Marissa Saneholtz, Tammy Schweinhagen, Gabrielle Wilkes, Dongyi Wu, and Danni Xu
About Rachel Rearick: A Pittsburgh native, Rachel currently serves as the Arts and Culture Manager for the Allegheny County Airport Authority. She serves on the Board of Artists Image Resource, and is an active member of both the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Print Group.
About Katie Rearick: A Michigan native, Katie currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Waynesburg University, in their art department. She is the founder of the Allegheny Metals Collective, and an active member both the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and the Society for North American Goldsmiths.
Jamie Earnest & Alexandra Lakin speaking at SIX x ATE: East
Clayton Merrell and Patricia Bellan-Gillan in group show at 937 Gallery
WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS
Opens September 20 at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery 937 Reception during September 27 Gallery Crawl, 5:30-10pm
937 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222
In a 1940 poem, Bertolt Brecht asked: What kind of times are they, when A talk about trees is almost a crime Because it implies silence about so many horrors?
And a 1995 poem by Adrienne Rich also asked: .....so why do I tell you anything? Because you still listen, because in times like these to have you listen at all, it's necessary to talk about trees.
When the Bough Breaks responds to these questions and to the times we are in now, featuring paintings and drawings by artists who embrace the tree — materially and conceptually— through figure and metaphor, analysis and allegory, and as record and reflection.
Friday, September 20, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019
The Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media is honored to announce this years, Artist of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year award winners, Dee Briggs and Saige Baxter. The Artist of the Year exhibit will include aspects of the most recent projects by Dee Briggs that reflect her commitment to her community of Wilkinsburg, her public art work, as well as her smaller gallery sized sculptures from the last three years. For the Emerging Artist of the Year, the show will include new interactive sculptural work by Saige Baxter, whose previous work is usually set in the public sphere, as this will be her first solo gallery exhibition.
Dee Briggs was born in Western Pennsylvania and raised in the northern panhandle of West Virginia. At the age of 18, Briggs moved to New York City. She studied architecture at the City College of New York and earned a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 2002. She has taught in the schools of art and architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and exhibits nationally. Currently, her home and studio are located in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.
Brent Nakamoto accepts Art Lecturerer Position at CCAC
The intention of this exhibition is to offer artists a platform to express themselves; either through the lens of their craftsmanship or their personal identity. To Apply: Send an email with the subject field of BROOCH SUBMISSION to Rachel and Katie Rearick at RachelandKatieRearick@gmail.com Within the email, include the following: • Your name • Title of the piece that you are submitting • Dimensions – height x width x depth in inches • Medium • Retail price • Wholesale price (for insurance) • One-Three (1-3) images of the work to be exhibited. The filename for each JPEG must be as follows: artist’s last name, first initial, title of work. The artist commission for sold artwork will be 70/30, Artist/Ton Pottery. Application Fee An application fee of $15 must be paid in order for your submission to be complete. Once you have sent the email submission, the application fee should be paid directly to Ton Pottery via Paypal at TonPottery@gmail.com Applicants that do not pay the application fee will not be considered. Timeline Deadline: August 23, 2019 Artists Notified: August 26, 2019 Artwork Received By: September 9, 2019 Opening: September 14, 2019 Closing: October 11, 2019 (Artists will be responsible for drop-off or shipping of their artwork. Return shipping label must be included.) Artist must insure the artwork during shipping to and from the exhibition. *Ton Pottery gallery is situated parallel to a working ceramics studio, artwork will be exposed to ceramic dust.
Crystal Latimer shortlisted for UK's Young Masters Art Prize
Established by Cynthia Corbett in 2009, Young Masters Art Prize reflected her love of art history and contemporary art - she wanted to celebrate the young (and older) artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past; knowing that young artists today are not afraid, unlike their predecessors, to look back at art history and its lessons.
This biennial prize is now globally recognised as a prestigious competition by artists, galleries and collectors alike. The prize has evolved into an international touring project, offering emerging and established artists opportunities to exhibit and develop their practice.
Judy Korczynski showing at Main Exhibit Gallery in Ligonier
In honor of Main Exhibit Gallery & Art Center's 25th Anniversary, you're invited to "A Celebration of our Art Community," a reception and show of work by more than 40 local artists in painting, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, printmaking, jewelry, woodworking, metal and more! Meet many of the artists, enjoy great art and sample tasty treats. The show runs through September 21.
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 18th, 2-5 p.m. ••••• John Altdorfer Samira Shaheen*
Celebrate with us. ••••• Stop by during the opening and meet the artists. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – LIGHT FARE AND BEVERAGES ••••• SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH September 29, 2019 Artwork can be seen by appointment after opening date. www.eastside-gallery.com 412.465.0140
Alexandra Lakin in "Mirror, Mirror" at Pullproof Studios
"Mirror, Mirror" is a group exhibition curated by Christina Lee and Emma Vescio featuring female/non-binary illustrators from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Kansas City.
The work will explore the tension between high art and low-brow aesthetics through the female/non-binary lens, while highlighting the voices of visual storytellers who are underrepresented by the art world and the world at large. With "Mirror, Mirror", Christina and Emma are rethinking what belongs on gallery walls by exhibiting work that is usually seen as unconventional for a gallery setting.
Imin Yeh Premieres Editioned Paper Sculpture Created at WSW
During her time at Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, Professor Imin Yeh produced “Paper Paper Film,” a paper replication of a box set of educational filmstrips that she found in a storage closet in the School of Art, in an edition of 52. Below is an essay by Gwen Allen, Professor of Art History and Director of the School of Ar at San Francisco State University, about the project:
Imin Yeh uses paper not merely as a surface to print on, but as a sculptural medium through which to create three dimensional representations of objects. She is especially interested in things that have been forgotten, discarded, or overlooked: a defunct subway token, a mixed-CD found in the trash, a children’s book from the free book pile at a public library. According to Yeh, “Underlying all of the work, I think, is the power of little things or forgotten things, but they still have stories.” By rescuing these everyday items from the so-called dustbin of history, she reflects on how their value and meaning fluctuates over time as they pass into and out of our lives. Her painstakingly accurate yet distinctively handmade replicas bring attention to the individual memories, cultural associations, and technological changes that affect the significance and circulation of these objects through the world.
For her project at WSW, “Paper Paper Film,” Yeh created an editioned book in the form of a paper sculpture, which replicates a box set of educational filmstrips that she found in a storage closet at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art, where she teaches. When she discovered this antiquated and neglected box set, she immediately recognized it as a serendipitous treasure. The filmstrips, which instruct on paper and gravure printing techniques, harken back to a bygone era when this form of still image multimedia was commonplace in classrooms—a time period that coincides with the artists’ own childhood (the films were in fact created the same year she was born, 1983). As Yeh observes, “At one point this was a cutting-edge technology that was replacing old-fashioned books. Now, everything is digital and viral and online–it’s all available for free to anybody. You can find thousands of films on paper and printing on YouTube.” Released from its previous use value, this outmoded object—consisting of two filmstrips in canisters and a cassette tape contained in a red box, along with the original receipt—functions, according to Yeh, as a kind of “time capsule” that might transmit a different kind of knowledge, and remind us of a history that might otherwise be lost.
“Paper Paper Film” was produced in an edition of 52 at WSW. Working with studio manager, Chris Petrone, Yeh integrated handmade paper into her sculptures for the first time. To make the foam packaging inside the box, for example, she and Petrone produced a custom paper that was dyed and flecked with glitter. Other components of the book/sculpture were created using die cuts, letterpress, screen printing, as well as a range of other printing techniques. The receipt was digitally printed onto handmade Japanese paper which was then perforated by hand. The box set cover was hand built out of paper wrapped with Vermillion Colorplan paper with a faux leather embossing that has been silver foil stamped. Each copy was then constructed by hand, by folding the different sections and adding finishing touches such as the tiny teeth in the tape cassette reels, which were individually glued on.
The result is an exquisitely crafted object that is simultaneously a democratic multiple. The book/sculpture functions as a kind of compendium of the possibilities of paper and print, and it physically embodies the knowledge that the filmstrips themselves once conveyed. According to Yeh, it is “a kind of ode to printing and paper in a sculpture form with none of the educational narrative.” In order to watch the filmstrips and listen to the audio cassette, Yeh had to track down old equipment on Ebay. She documented this original narrative content in a small booklet, containing stills from the projected images and excerpts from the soundtrack, which is included in each copy of “Paper Paper Film.”
By creating a work of art in the form of a printed book, Yeh draws on a rich history of artists’ publications going back to the 1960s when the artist’s book was redefined as an egalitarian form of alternative distribution intended to make art accessible and affordable. Such practices were central to the Fluxus movement, for example, and artists’ magazines such as S.M.S.(1968) and AspenThe Magazine in a Box (1965-71)contained elaborate artists’ multiples and objects in a publication format. Among other things, Yeh hopes to expand the potential audience for her work: “this democratic medium will put it into circulation in a different way, in libraries and other spaces outside the gallery.” However, she is also pushing the boundaries of the medium of the book and the activity of publishing themselves, by extending the two-dimensional page into a tactile, three-dimensional experience.
Ultimately, she also hopes that the project will preserve the original filmstrip in an altered form, by “putting it back into circulation in a different way.” This devalued object that was nearly forgotten about and lost can now be archived and accessed anew: “it’s going to be loved and taken care of.”
Derek Reese and Sheila Swartz present in SIX X ATE: South
SIX x ATE: South will kick off the 2019 season at the Brew House on Tuesday, August 20th. VIP 6:00 - 7:00PM Event 6:30 - 9:00PM Tickets on sale now!
Featured artists include Centa Schumacher, David English, Derek Reese*, Laurel Mitchell, Percy Echols, and Sheila Swartz*, who are all past or present Distillery Program artists. The Distillery Program is a yearlong studio residency for emerging artists hosted by the Brew House Association.
Imin Yeh and Clayton Merrell chosen for Mass MOCA Assets for Artists Program 2019
Clayton Merrell, and Imin Yeh are among the art faculty from across the country to convene at MASS MoCA to discuss, brainstorm, and redesign their curricula to better prepare art students for the creative world post-graduation. The program, part of the MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, provided fully-funded residencies for 23 artists.
Clayton Merrell showing new paper works at Concept Art Gallery
CONCEPT ART GALLERY 1031 South Braddock Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15218
HOURS OF OPERATION Tuesday – Friday: 10 AM – 5:30 PM Saturdays: 10 AM – 5:30 PM (Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10am-3:00PM) Thursday: 10 AM – 8PM
Curated by Member Karen Lue, We Are Here: Artist Talk
We Are Here: Asian Pacific Islander American Artists in Pittsburgh
Friday, September 13, 2019 from 5:30PM - 7PM
Join curator Karen Lue in conversation with the artists of "We Are Here: Asian Pacific Island American Artists in Pittsburgh" on their work, identity, and the significance of this exhibition. A Q+A session will follow and refreshments will be provided. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the artists as well as APIA culture and its context in Pittsburgh.
AAP Member and PIT’s Artist-in-Residence, Blaine Siegel, officially unveiled “Industrial Paintings” at an invitation-only event at the airport on Monday, the end result of more than a year of exploration and creativity.
When: Starts Sept. 3. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 4 Phone: 412-687-8858 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Price: Free and open to the public
From September 3rd through October 4th, 2019, BoxHeart is proud to present Hiromi Katayama: Currents of Color - paintings created in the Japanese traditional painting technique, Nihonga - on exhibit the 2nd-floor gallery.
Joyce Werwie Perry in "OVER THE LINE"
Zenith Gallery presents
"OVER THE LINE"
Andrea Fried, Guigui Kohon, Joyce Werwie Perry, Judith Pratt Meet the Artists Reception: Thursday August 8, 2019, 5-8 pm Closing Reception: Saturday October 12, 2-6 pm Exhibit Dates: August 8 - October 12, 2019 At 1429 Iris St NW, Washington DC 20012
Come join us at 707 Gallery on July 26th from 6- 9:00PM for the opening reception of Fine Print. The exhibition will be on view until September 8th. _________________________
Fine Print Show Statement: What makes screenprinting cool or important? You’ll find the answers here in this exhibit. The works are unified through the medium itself – one that is vast in its potential function, aesthetic sensibility, and messaging. Our collective employs screenprinting though graphic design, postering, fine art, political messaging and dissemination, self publishing, textile and clothing application, and more. Between its DIY ethos, ease of production and distribution, and potential for social impact, screenprinting commands attention.
About PULLPROOF Studio:
PULLPROOF Studio is a membership-based workspace and artist collective for screenprinters. Our mission is to provide equipment, a dedicated space, and unconstrained time at an affordable cost to silkscreen artists in the Pittsburgh area, all while fostering an environment of mutual support. We are a fully equipped silkscreen printing facility with shared studio space and a small storefront gallery, located at 5112 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood.
Gerald Van Scyoc in duo exhibition in OH: "Fire & Water"
Fire & Water is a collaborative art show featuring works from Weirton, WV artist Savannah Schroll-Guz and Steubenville, OH artist Gerald Van Scyoc.
The opening will take place on August 2nd at 6:30 P.M. in The Center of Music and Art's downstairs gallery space. Call 740-264-3111 for more information. T
The Center of Music and Art is located at 264 Main Street in Wintersville, Ohio.
Gerald and Savannah's work can be viewed on Instagram at @gvan.art and @savannahschrollguz, respectively.
Member Penny Mateer exhibition in Quilt National 2019
Penny Mateer’s quilt You Don’t Own Me #14 Protest Series is currently on exhibition in Quilt National 2019
WHERE: The Diary Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio
happening now through September 2, 2019!
Each artist was videotaped speaking about their quilts, below is a link to hers!
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.
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.
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.
Ashley Cecil solo exhibition "Fruitful"
“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.”
25% of all proceeds from the exhibition will support Tree Pittsburgh programs.
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
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.
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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.
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?”
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.