Friday, September 24, 2010

The 2010 SPF Expo is This Weekend, Pittsburgh PA

This Saturday AND Sunday from 12pm to 5pm (Sept 25, 26 2010), AIR: Artists Image Resource (518 Foreland St) is being taken over by 40 exhibitors selling their wares to YOU! These exhibitors represent 10 different states and hundreds of books, magazines, chapbooks, comics, and more!

The first several hundred visitors receive a FREE book from Autumn House Press, thanks to the continued generosity of The Heinz Endowments! And entry to the expo is FREE! Wow!

The expo includes 14 WONDERFUL, RETURNING exhibitors from SPF 2009!

AudioShocker Comics
BatCat Press
Caketrain
Casperian Books
Creative Nonfiction
Cyberpunk Apocalypse
Encyclopedia Destructica
The New Yinzer
Open Thread
Pear Noir!
Speed & Briscoe
Sunnyoutside
Weave Magazine
Workshop 13

and 26 NEW, EXCITING exhibitors!
Air and Nothingness Press
Autumn House Press
The Big Idea Bookstore
Black Coffee Press
The Copacetic Comics Company
Cosmic Hellcats
E-Nertia Global
Falling Star Magazine
The Fourth River
Greying Ghost Press
Grixly Comics
Important Comics
Ker-Bloom! Zine
Little Tired Press
Mayhaven Publishing
McGuffin Press
NVM Press
The Oakland Review
Pettycoat Relaxer
Radioactive Moat
Seven Kitchens Press
Kristoffer Smith
Christine M. Soltis
Strumhaus
Spuyten Duyvil
& Wizzywig!

Can you BELIEVE they will all be in the same place at the same times this weekend?

That you get in for free?

That SPF volunteers will assist you in screenprinting FREE posters and letterpressing FREE poems?

That Deanna's Baked Goods, Heidi's Tamales, and Qt Pi(e) will all be selling delicious food?

That DJ Patrick Torrez and Obscure Games will be spicing up the atmosphere with music and wordplay?

BELIEVE IT! SPF is an Open Thread project, co-sponsored by AIR: Artists Image Resource and Autumn House Press, and supported in part by The Heinz Endowments. See you this weekend!

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

The Pittsburgh Art Blog features selected pittsburgh artists and upcoming exhibits with photos from the artists and galleries. since the major press outlets do not go beyond a directory listing of exhibits, blogs are needed to promote pittsburgh artists and their work. the blog also calls attention to the inferiority complex of pittsburgh art and how it's perpetuated by the major players in town. Started on August 20, 2007.pittsburgh area galleries and art venues are listed at the sister site www.PghGalleries.com.

the blog and website are volunteer projects from fine art photographer and pittsburgh artist advocate rick byerly, www.RickByerly.com.