Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pgh Society of Illustrators Newsletter, Pittsburgh PA Art

Check out the Pgh Society of Illustrator's Nov 2010 newsletter. It's well put together, minus some photo resolution issues (I'm a harsh critic when it comes to that).

Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators (PSI) was founded in 1997. We are a future-oriented professional group that sees no limits to the possibilities of the narrative art form of illustration, serving not only all print markets, but the web/interactive, animation, interior design, outdoor exhibit, and collectors' markets as well. We are the fourth largest Society of Illustrators in the United States, with every technique and process eclectically represented. PSI exists to fill the specific needs for an organization with which all Pittsburgh area illustrators and other persons interested in the aims of the society (buyers, gallery directors, educators, etc.) can affiliate. In order to achieve our general aims, PSI undertakes activities such as social gatherings, reception and entertainment of visitors, lectures and discussions, fund-raisers, exhibitions, meetings of professional and related groups, and similar activities. We organize workshops, field trips, and instructional materials to raise professional, student, and patron awareness of the illustration art form.

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

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