A couple of things have come through my inbox over the last week or so that I wanted to share. TRAF is reviving its juried exhibit and CMoA has a free admission program this month. So, two do not miss opportunities for artists. All you painters out there, let's bombard the festival with some smashing good work!
New Juried Visual Art Exhibition - Three Rivers Arts Festival
Back by popular demand, this juried exhibition will showcase the Pittsburgh region's vibrant creative community. The exhibition will take place at an indoor Cultural District gallery during the 2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 4-13, in downtown Pittsburgh.
Submissions are welcome from across the spectrum of visual arts. Works will be juried by a panel of Pittsburgh-based artists and curators.
Artists who meet residence requirements may enter up to three qualifying individual pieces for jury. The goal of the New Juried Arts Exhibition is to showcase the best art produced in the Pittsburgh region. Decisions will be based solely on aesthetic quality as determined by the jury panel in an anonymous jury process.
More information about the exhibit. Download a prospectus and application.
During the month of March, admission to the Carnegie Museums will be free on Thursday evenings form 3:30 - 8PM. Visitors on Thursday nights may enjoy an exceptional array of special exhibitions --
* Forum 64: Cecil Balmond
* The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs
* Caricature, Satire, and Comedy of Manners: Works on Paper from the 18th through 20th Centuries
* Gods, Love, and War: Tapestries and Prints from the Collection
* Imagining Home: Selections from the Heinz Architectural Center
-- as well as the permanent exhibits. If you've been meaning to go, now would be a good time.
Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in Oakland