May 28 (sold-out)
Quick, what do Andy Warhol, Mary Cassatt and Philip Pearlstein have in common? All three artists were born in Pittsburgh and all were members of our region’s historic artist association.
Those lucky enough to score tickets to the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh‘s special preview and sale will be among the first to get a sneak peek at the organization’s highly anticipated annual art exhibition.
A one-night celebration at downtown’s brand new Hotel Monaco, the event will feature 68 works representing a wide range of media and styles, including sculpture, painting, small installations, photography, fiber pieces, ceramics, quilts and more. Attendees will see the show as it’s unveiled and before it travels to the Butler Institute of American Art‘s Trumball Branch located near Youngstown, Ohio, where it will be on view to the public from June 14th through July 19th.
Added bonus? All 68 artworks will be on display and available for sale at Thursday’s event, which means you can score a new conversation piece for that empty wall in your living room. Prices range from $175 to more than $12,000.
Juror for this year’s exhibit was Dr. Louis A. Zona, emeritus professor of Art History at Youngstown State University, and director of the Butler Institute of American Art.
Marking the 104th installment of the well established local art show, the exclusive event will kick off with a VIP rooftop reception at 6 p.m., and will continue with cocktails, an art preview and plenty of time for attendees to purchase artworks. The artful festivities will also include remarks, artist prizes, a strolling supper, live entrainment and a dessert reception.
With more than 590 member artists—including legendary, established and emerging art figures—Associated Artists of Pittsburgh works to enhance the cultural vitality of the Pittsburgh region, promote visual arts excellence, present contemporary art exhibitions, provide community-based educational programs and facilitate a dialogue between professional artists and the community at large.