Friday, February 1, 2008

News and Events about Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Members, Pittsburgh Art Events

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Fine art photographer Rick Byerly has added a new website in addition to updating His volunteer effort at has been recently updated with new Pittsburgh area art venue listings as well as new posts from the blog

Lori Hepner has a print Staccato: Manfiest in the Origins exhibition that is being held at the Fox Art Gallery in conjunction with the University of PA Graduate Humanities Forum in Philadelphia, PA. The show runs from Feb. 4 – 29, 2008. Lori also will be exhibiting in 20"x20"x20" from March 16 - April 4, 2008 at the LSU Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA. She will also be exhibiting in two two-person exhibitions this spring and summer. The first is at the Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas featuring large-scale print installation work from the Code Words series from March 1 through March 31, in Irving, TX. The second two-person exhibit will be at the Craddock-Terry Gallery at Riverviews Artspace with installation work also from the Code Words series. The exhibition runs from May 2 - June 8, 2008, in Lynchburg, VA.

Connie Cantor had three installations at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Feb. 8th opening: "Sex Trade" and "Art > Found," two site-specific works in Group A's Hide and Seek. In March, she is moving her studio to 41st Street, Lawrenceville.

Carol Volz Begley had two paintings accepted into the juried Butler Institute of Fine Art 7lst Annual Exhibition which runs thru Feb. 3, 2008. Carol received an honorable mention for her pastel landscape.

Barbara Hall had an exhibition of her new digital work at the Most-Wanted Fine Art Gallery. The show ran until Dec. 6.

Three members of the Associated Artists exhibited in Gallery 200's Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale. The artists are Charles Pitcher, Ray Forquer and Peter West. Gallery 200 is located on N. Main Street in Washington, PA.

Kamal Youssef, a long-time member of AAP and a well-known artist in the community, will be having a solo exhibit at the Bakersfield Museum in Bakersfield, CA, from March 6 to May 5, 2008. Kamal recently had a major retrospective at the University Museum at Indiana University of PA.

Carl McGrady is currently having a solo exhibit at the Elan Gallery in Sewickley. The exhibit runs until Feb. 16, 2008. Carl studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago and Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. Celebrating Women in the Arts for Over 30 years had a nice review in the Pittsburgh City Paper.

Many AAP members were a part of the exhibit at the Fein Gallery on the Northside. Kathleen Zimbicki and Aline Shader's names were inadvertently not listed in our Nov. Newsletter. Check out the link to read the review The next show at the Fein Gallery is called HOT and will include AAP members Nic Vincent, Peggi Habets, Douglas Wynn, Lori Hepner, Mark Panza, Chris Mozley, Carolyn Wenning, David Watts, Melissa Vertosick, and Jim Rettinger. The exhibition will run from Feb. 15 – April 12. Opening night will feature a fun evening with a performance by Tinsel Garland.

Susan Sparks is a featured artist in the current exhibit at the Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, 937 Penn Avenue. The exhibit, Thoughts from Across the River consists of the works of five of the Mattress Factory staff, invited to show for the first exhibit of the new year. Susan has nine pieces of her newest work, from her Art of Noise series on display. The exhibit opened on First Night, as part of the Pittsburgh First Night celebration, and continues through the end of the Jan.

We did not have the awards list from the 12th Annual Regional Art Exhibit at Southern Alleghenies Museum at Ligonier Valley when we sent the last newsletter. Congratulations to the AAP winners Best of Show: John Fobes, Second Prize: Joyce Werwie Perry and Award of Excellence: Ceres Rangos.

Samuel Kolmen recently had work exhibited at the Fein gallery on the Northside.

AAP members Ruth Levin and Christopher Kardambikis are exhibiting at the Fe Gallery through Feb. 9, 2008.

Poppies + Heroines, new paintings by Scott Turri closed at the PCA on Jan. 27.

Jane Ogren recently had her artwork accepted into Arts in Harmony 08 the 13th National Juried Art show in Elk River, MN. The exhibit will run from Feb. 4 through March 28.


The Pittsburgh Artist Registry is a resource for promoting visual, literary, performing and multi-disciplinary artists living in southwestern PA. The registry is the only free, on-line, artist-based listing in the region. It provides a platform in which artists can expand their audience and publicize their work. It connects artists to opportunities by presenting their work in a searchable form for organizations, curators, architects, developers, community organizers, individuals and businesses. The registry is free to join, and free to use. Go to to complete the information and become a member.

There will be a two day watercolor workshop held at the Watercolors Gallery at 901 Penn Ave. on Feb. 16 and 17. The workshop will feature instructor Jeannie McGuire and will focus on drawing and painting the face. Info at

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