Blue, Joel Kranich
Blue, Joel Kranich
Blue, Joel Kranich

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

November 13 – January 17
Opening reception: November 13, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

It’s a very big year for the Pittsburgh Society of Artists (PSA), the local guild organization which has grown to represent more than 350 artists who live within a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh.

Selfie, Kait Schoeb

Setting up shop at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the group’s juried 50th anniversary exhibition features 55 works created by 47 local and regional artists. Visitors will experience the top works by PSA members in a wide range of media, including ceramics, pastel, oil, acrylic and digital paintings and much more.

Don’t miss the opening reception on Friday, November 13th from 5:30 to 9 p.m. All works will be available for sale, with prices ranging from $200 to $3,500. To view a complete list of featured artists, go here.

Jurors for this year’s auspicious selection—who reviewed 200 works submitted by 106 different artists—are independent curator Petra Fallaux and visual artist and Carnegie Mellon professor Patricia Maurides.

Recipients of this year’s PSA Juror Awards are Joel Kranich, Carolyn Pierotti and Patricia Chiacu Apuzzo. The Joan Swanson Macy Award, which honors and is named for the contributions of one of the PSA’s founding members, goes to Karen Kaighin.

The Conversation, Carolyn Pierotti

The largest guild associated with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the PSA’s membership includes contemporary and conceptual artists, traditional fine artists and everyone in between. The organization uniquely serves as a catalyst for artists from many different fine art backgrounds, while also fully supporting their endeavors within and beyond guild membership.

Pittsburgh Society of Artists’ 50th anniversary show is part of a triple-header of art openings taking place at the Shadyside-based center on Friday night. Also opening is the Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors‘ 80th annual exhibition—featuring 21 new works juried by long-time member and renowned Pittsburgh-based artist Thaddeus Mosley—along with a display of new work by the art collective Group A.

While there, get a jumpstart on the gift giving season at the opening of the PCA’s annual Holiday Shop, which features a variety of handmade wares, art and decor.

All three exhibitions will remain on view at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts through January 17th.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...