Monday, July 18, 2011

GPAC Call for Artists: Art On The Walls 2011

Art on the Walls

The Arts Council's office has walls that need to shout arts loud and clear, and there's no better way to do that than to feature work created by local and regional artists!

Program Overview

The Arts Council offers visual artists an opportunity to display and sell their work in public areas of our new office space. The "Art on the Walls" program is a bi-annual, solo exhibition opportunity for individual artists in the greater Pittsburgh region. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular business hours, 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday. To date, over $2,500 in work has been sold for our exhibiting artists.

Eligibility and Deadlines

This program is open to artists who work in two dimensional formats including printmaking, photography, fiber, painting and drawing. While we are unable to facilitate the displaying of sculpture, lightweight sculptures will be considered as long as they can be displayed on the wall. Artwork must be appropriate for the general public. All applications must be received by 5pm on Friday, August 19, 2011.

Apply online now.

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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.