Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Three Rivers Arts Festival Makes Move to Return to Pittsburgh Artist Roots!


Wow, a big change for the Three Rivers Arts Festival:

...One way that we are returning to our roots in the Juried Exhibition is by limiting submissions to artists living in the Greater Pittsburgh region, which we’ve defined as roughly within 100 miles of Pittsburgh.

from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust:

I wanted to make sure that you (and hopefully, by extension, the readers of your Pittsburgh arts blog) are aware of two new opportunities for artists at the 2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival. I think it will be interesting to note, particularly for the New Juried Exhibition, that we are hoping to branch well beyond the bounds of the “traditional” Juried Show that was part of the Festival in years past. In that show, submissions were accepted in only a few categories of media – painting, sculpture, photography, film, and a few others. In our reimagined exhibition, we’re getting rid of strict categories to encourage a diversity of works and viewpoints and encourage interesting collaborations.

That said, one way that we are returning to our roots in the Juried Exhibition is by limiting submissions to artists living in the Greater Pittsburgh region, which we’ve defined as roughly within 100 miles of Pittsburgh. You can find an exact listing of eligible counties in the prospectus and application.

New Juried Visual Art Exhibition

Back by popular demand, this juried exhibition will showcase the Pittsburgh region's vibrant creative community. The exhibition will take place at an indoor Cultural District gallery during the 2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 4-13, in downtown Pittsburgh.

Submissions are welcome from across the spectrum of visual arts. Works will be juried by a panel of Pittsburgh-based artists and curators.

Artists who meet residence requirements may enter up to three qualifying individual pieces for jury. The goal of the New Juried Arts Exhibition is to showcase the best art produced in the Pittsburgh region. Decisions will be based solely on aesthetic quality as determined by the jury panel in an anonymous jury process.

More information: http://www.artsfestival.net/visualart/juried-visual-art-2010.html
Download a prospectus and application: http://www.artsfestival.net/TRAF_Juried_Art_Fill_In_Application.pdf

Artist questions about the New Juried Visual Art Exhibition (i.e. does my work qualify?) should be directed to Sonja Sweterlitsch at 412-471-3191 or Sweterlitsch@pgharts.org.

2010 Poster Contest

Three Rivers Arts Festival and City Paper invite you to submit your best artwork for the 2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival poster. The winning artwork will creatively represent Three Rivers Arts Festival's mission to connect the community to the arts.

The grand prize winning design will be used to help promote the 2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival throughout the Pittsburgh region. Four winning designs will be produced as posters – and there are cash awards as well!

More information and guidelines: http://www.artsfestival.net/visualart/2010-poster-contest.html

Entry form: http://www.artsfestival.net/visualart/2010-poster-entry.html