Monday, February 21, 2011

Call for Artists: The 60/40 Series presents: Outspoken, a benefit for BikePGH

Call For Artists

The 60/40 Series presents: Outspoken, a benefit for BikePGH

Our goal is to inspire and subsequently tap into the creativity of local artists in accordance with Bike Pittsburgh's vision of establishing our city as increasingly safe, accessible, and friendly to bicycle transportation. All artwork that results from the culmination of our collective efforts will be displayed and offered for sale to the public at large during the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Spring Gallery Crawl on April 29, 2011. Outspoken will be taking place in a space donated to us by the Trust at 805/807 Liberty Avenue in the heart of the Cultural District. Proceeds from all art sales will be split between the individual artists and BikePGH, 60/40, respectively.

Call for submissions: We are seeking contributions of original works of two- and three- dimensional design. Artists may submit up to 4 pieces, of which 1 must be bicycle themed. Limited series prints are also welcomed. Show space will be designated on a first submitted, first placed basis. A limited preview will be available online at leading up to the show on April 29th, 2011. An ongoing sale will also be available at this same web address.

Deadline for commitment to the Outspoken show is April 14th, 2011, by which point a description of the proposed submission with accompanying .jpg/sketch/draft along with name, email, and phone # should be sent to:

Deadline for submissions to Outspoken is April 21st, 2011. Framed, finished works, fully ready to be hung and/or displayed should be delivered to the location as indicated in the commitment email.

The 60/40 Series is curated by Dave Baach and Kelly Carter, both of whom can be reached at

For more information on our beneficiary, Bike Pittsburgh, please visit their website at

Our show on April 29, 2011 is the first in a series of benefit art sales the 60/40 Series intends to hold on behalf of local advocacy groups and non-profits working to better the community we call home. Pittsburgh.

We look forward to your participation.


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