The New Collective – Call for Entries

Every three years Guild Members of the Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media are invited to submit work for a juried group exhibition called The New Collective. All forms of work will be considered, including 2-D, 3-D, film, video and other media, performance and interactive works, wearables, collaborations, etc. This year, a guest-curator, Tina Dillman, was invited to organize an exhibition around selected guild members. For more information on the exhibition, and how to submit your work, please visit

In the beginning of June, selected participants for the first round of curator visits will be notified. Once the visits have been completed, a small group from this pool of applicants will be selected to participate in the exhibition in November. Selected participants will be encouraged to make new work for the exhibition. Additional participants will be invited to produce public programming including workshops and talks.

All forms of work will be considered, which includes 2-D, 3-D, film, video and other media, performance and interactive works, wearables, collaborations, etc. Please include images and/or links to your most recent work and/or works in progress in your application. If you do not have a website or links to your work you must submit images to be considered. Please submit this application, no later than June 2, 2019 (11:59 EST).

This exhibition is open to all current members of the PCA&M Guilds, which includes the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Group A, Pittsburgh Print Group, Society of Sculptors, and Women of Visions, Inc.

Please note there is NO application fee to apply, and ALL members are encouraged to apply.Applicants living outside of Southwestern Pennsylvania should expect to communicate with the curator by remote means.

The exhibition will be held November 15, 2019 – January 19, 2020, with an opening reception Friday, November 15, 2019, and public programming running throughout the duration of the exhibition. Accepted members of the exhibition are expected to participate in at least one event in addition to the opening reception, unless they’re living outside of the state. Other events can include, but not limited to: workshops, demos, talks, and gatherings. Each participating artist will receive a small stipend. Please note that all accepted work for the exhibition is the responsibility of the maker to ship and install the work on site, prior to the opening. Assistance with installation will be provided via a scheduled appointment.