Pittsburgh Opportunities For Local / Regional Artists

The Office of Public Art wants artists to connect with opportunities. This monthly email includes highlights of local opportunities. We scan a variety of local, regional, and national resources to cultivate the opportunities section of our website. Click here for comprehensive, public art, exhibitions, professional development, and local listings

The Heinz Endowments seeks to engage an artist or artist team to create an artwork for a feature wall in the reception area of their newly renovated 30th floor office, located at 625 Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.  The artist will be selected through a two-step process. First, a selection committee will review qualifications solicited through this open call. From this review, a shortlist of three to five artists will each be paid an honorarium of $1,800 to develop an initial design concept for the project which will be presented to the selection committee. 

The finalist will be selected based on their proposed design concept, the strength of their past work, and their demonstrated ability to meet the budget and timeline. The budget for the final artwork is $32,000 including artist fee, fabrication, and installation. The artwork is scheduled to be installed the week of October 8, 2018. 

A scheduled information session will be held on April 10, 2018 for interested candidates to learn more about the project. For more information about this call, please click HERE. Deadline is May 2, 2018.
The Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) and the Office of Public Art (OPA) are partnering to produce an artist-designed parking lot mural at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The goal of this project is to creatively enhance visibility and promote wayfinding circulation for pedestrians and vehicles in the area that connects the Extended Term parking lot with the airport’s west entrance (moving walkway). The selected artist or designer will have approximately 7-8 weeks to draft and finalize a design in collaboration with ACAA and OPA, who will have final approval. Click HERE for more information. Deadline is April 23, 2018.
Lancaster Public Art invites local and regional artists to create site-specific work for glass enclosed cases located in the Lancaster Train Station concourse. Artists may submit ideas for one or both display cases located on the South side of the concourse. Artwork must be original and created specifically for the case and its location. Subject matter and material are the artist’s choice. Selected art will be on display for six months. Artists may apply as groups or individuals. An honorarium of $800 per case is offered. 
Click HERE for more information. Deadline is May 4, 2018.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is accepting proposals for Pop-Up Exhibitions. Artists working in all media will be considered. Site-specific installations are welcome. Pop-Up Exhibitions will be held in the Robertshaw Gallery, adjacent to the lobby on the 1st floor. Opening receptions will coincide with one of the Museum’s Art on Tap. If selected, artists will receive a confirmation email with exhibition dates and other relevant information. Click HERE for more information.

The Pittsburgh Glass Center announces the first Ron Desmett Memorial Award for Imagination with Glass. Artists who think outside of the box, practice curiosity, and take risks to create unique, imaginative works in glass are encouraged to apply. In order to foster these characteristics in the next generations of glass artists, Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) will award a minimum of $5,000 annually to an artist (or scholar) in one of four categories:
– YOUTH: A student of high school age 
– EMERGING ARTIST: An artist beginning his or her professional life working with glass
– IDEA FURNACE: An artist whose medium of choice may not be glass, 
– CRITICAL WRITING: A writer who would use this award to focus on glass, with emphasis on craft media as sculpture exploring new thoughts as glass art matures.
Click HERE for more information. Deadline is May 31, 2018.

The ten-month management apprenticeship will provide career-readiness skills and mentoring to increase the employability of a talented emerging arts manager of color. Through on-the-job training in a professional arts organization, the program will equip the apprentice with supplemental artistic and business skills required to succeed in the field today. The Emerging Black Arts Leader Apprentice will also benefit from professional development and networking opportunities within the regional arts community. With hands-on experience working at Contemporary Craft, the apprentice will learn to navigate the intricacies of a complex nonprofit environment, and assist with exhibition and education programs, fundraising, and special events. Click HERE for more information. Deadline is April 30, 2018.

If you have any opportunities that you would like to share, please email artopps@pittsburghartscouncil.org.
The Office of Public Art expands the range of possibilities for artists to engage communities through technical assistance, educational programs, commissions, and residencies in the public realm. Founded in 2005, we work with organizations and individuals in the public and private sector to facilitate the development of and information about public art. For more information, please visit www.publicartpittsburgh.org .

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The Huntington Museum of Art is looking for a taste of the regional contemporary art scene!

Exhibition 280

Presented by Jack and Angie Bourdelais

July 14-September 16, 2018
Daywood Gallery
Opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on July 21, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m.

One of the longstanding features in the Huntington Museum of Art’s 65-year history has been a juried exhibition that showcases the work of regional artists. In 1953, not long after the museum opened its doors, an annual show titled Exhibition 80 was initiated to present the work of artists who lived within an 80-mile radius of Huntington. Always eagerly anticipated, the show would later expand its territorial limits to become Exhibition 180 and in ensuing years Exhibition 280.

As time has passed, the show has evolved to become a special part of the museum’s schedule that occurs once every three years. Rather than working within a specific mileage limit, the show now includes West Virginia and all the states that touch its borders (Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky). The exhibition brings a taste of the regional contemporary art scene to the Tri-State area and provides the museum and local collectors a chance to not only see but also acquire works from the artists themselves.

Entries for the show will be accepted through April 15 and are processed through CaFÉ, an online exhibition management firm. For information on entering works in Exhibition 280, please go to callforentry.org.

The juror for this year’s show will be Laura Roulet, an independent curator and writer based in Washington, D.C. Laura has most recently worked on the project Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California (2017-18) and was one of five international curators chosen for the DC public art project 5×5 in 2012. She has written widely on contemporary art and is a frequent contributor to Sculpturemagazine.

Exhibition 280 is presented by Jack and Angie Bourdelais.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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2018 Small Museums Scholarships Available

Small Museums Scholarships
2018 AASLH Annual Meeting and Online Conference
Kansas City, MO – September 26-29

The American Association for State and Local History will hold its Annual Meeting and Online Conference in Kansas City, MO from September 26-29, 2018. This year’s theme is Truth or Consequences. Museums and history sites have been ranked among America’s most trusted institutions in an age where trust continues to erode and truth sometimes becomes murky. Our history organizations maintain the trust if we continue to tell the truth. But what is truth when our work is based on interpretation of the historical evidence and interpretations change? How do people know what to believe?

Unfortunately, many working in our nation’s small museums feel as if we can only dream of attending this meeting. In a perfect world, boards would grant every request to fund our professional development. Institutions of modest means, however, may not have the resources to help us become effective stewards of our community’s memory.

Websites, listservs, and social media constantly offer new sources of technical and psychological support, but nothing is better than the face-to-face fellowship of sharing survival strategies. Every year, increasing numbers of Annual Meeting sessions address issues specifically affecting small museums. These sessions can be as practical and wide-ranging as training, marketing, and strategic planning. Other sessions focus on creative ways to forge and re-energize relationships with the surrounding community.

Now in its twelfth year, AASLH’s Small Museums Committee is offering scholarships to any AASLH members who are full-time, part-time, paid, or volunteer employees of small museums. Each $700 scholarship will cover the cost of both the conference registration and the Small Museums luncheon. Any remaining funds may be used to offset travel and/or lodging expenses. Acceptance of the scholarship is contingent upon recipients submitting a post to the AASLH Big Ideas for Small Museums blog about their Annual Meeting experience.

To qualify, the applicant must work for a museum with a budget of $250,000 or less. They also must either be an individual AASLH member or work for an institutional member.

The deadline for applications is June 8. The committee will email award winners by June 29. For questions, please contact Bruce Teeple, Small Museum Scholarship Subcommittee Chair at mongopawn44@hotmail.com, or Aja Bain, AASLH Program and Publications Coordinator, at abain@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203.

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A.A.C.T Scrip Submission for New Play Fest 2020

Submit a Script for AACT NewPlayFest 2020 NOW!

Scripts accepted NOW – April 30, 2018.
Non-musical, full-length plays only. Scripts must be unpublished and must not have received a full production. (If selected, the AACT theatre’s production is to be a world premiere.) Only one script per playwright accepted. No fees required for AACT member playwrights, $10 script processing fee for non-members.
Producing Theatres will provide world premiere productions between February 2019 and July 2020

For more information on submitting a script for NewPlayFest 2020, visit aact.org/newplayfest-call-scripts

For AACT NewPlayFest information including past winning playwrights and productions, visit aact.org/newplayfest

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Deadline Extended to April 10!  2018 National Juried Exhibition in N.Y.C

LAST week to enter!

Deadline Extended to April 10! 

2018 National Juried Exhibition 




JUNE 21 – JULY 14, 2018


Open to artists residing in the U.S. 18 yrs. or older. Exception: Artists currently represented by FIRST STREET GALLERY. Eligible works include ORIGINAL oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, mixed media, and sculpture in any medium.  No video, film, installation, giclées or similar reproductions.


Entry fee: $35/1-3 works, $5/ea. additional work, max. 6. Eligible works: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography and sculpture. Online application only. See prospectus for details. 


Contact: njeinquiries@firststreetgallery.org; (646) 336-8053






Ronnie Landfield is an American abstract painter, born in 1947 in the Bronx, NY. It is during his early career from the mid-1960s through the 1970s, that his paintings were first associated with Lyrical Abstraction, (related to Post Minimalism, Color Field Painting, and Abstract Expressionism). Represented in those yearsby the David Whitney Gallery and the André Emmerich Gallery in NYC, he is currently represented by Findlay Galleries, NYC and Palm Beach, FL Landfield has had more than seventy-five solo exhibitions in New York City and elsewhere. In 2007-8, he had a major retrospective at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, "Ronnie Landfield, Paintings from Five Decades". His work has appeared in more than two hundred group exhibitions worldwide. His paintings are represented in public and private collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Gallery of Art, The Seattle Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, New York University, Stanford University, Yale University, the University of New Mexico, the U.S. State Department and the Federal Reserve Board, amongst many others.


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