Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tina Williams Brewer: Guild Council Service to the Arts Award January 9, 2009

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The Guild Council

of

Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

will present the

2008 Service to the Arts Award

to

Tina Williams Brewer

on

January 9, 2009

in recognition of her national reputation in the art form of making story quilts of great beauty and meaning, her commitment to the Center and its Guilds, her enduring contribution to African American art, and her countless creative and educational endeavors that keep the arts alive.

Tina Williams Brewer has forged a national reputation in the art form in which she excels; making story quilts of great beauty and profound meaning. The arts community of the Greater Pittsburgh region has been deeply enriched by her presence. Her enthusiastic participation in countless creative endeavors helps to keep the arts alive and is a source of inspiration to many. Tina breeds excitement in the young people and educators who participate in her school- and community-based residency workshops and she helps mature learners build confidence by revealing to them that they too have creative powers that will bear fruit. Her informative lectures to her peers are also exemplary.

Tina is a member of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Women of Visions, Inc., and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and she maintains active leadership roles in these groups. She exhibits her work to award-winning distinction in many venues, from Pittsburgh to the nation at large. She has work in the permanent collection of the African American Museum in Dallas, Texas and has won Best of Show and a purchase prize in the Art of the State Exhibition in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Tina’s work has also been selected for major touring exhibitions at both statewide and national levels and she has twice been cited by Pittsburgh’s City Council for her enduring contributions to African American art.


The Service to the Arts award began in 1998 as a way for artists’ guilds and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts to recognize the service and volunteer accomplishments of one of its members. The guilds honor an individual member artist of a PCA guild who has supported the arts and artists through volunteer leadership and a commitment to Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Each of the past participants have played an important role in PCA’s history: as founding members, as teachers nurturing students and fellow artists, as tireless volunteers and foremost, as passionate advocates for the arts and PCA.

The Service to the Arts Award will be presented to Tina during the opening reception of “In Sisterhood,” an exhibition curated by Patricia Ulbrich, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm on Friday, January 9th, 2009 at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.



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