The New Collective

DATE:

November 22, 2013 — January 19, 2014

Location:

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts | 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Being a transitional year for the Guilds at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, members of the Guilds will be given an opportunity to exhibit their current work under one umbrella of an all guild exhibition titled “The New Collective.” The PCA Guild Exhibition Committee invites Guild artists to exhibit their current in this exhibition. The Guild Exhibition Committee is reorganizing the approach to Guild exhibition’s to be in alignment with current times and to be driven by the Guilds; no longer using themes as a basis for exhibitions. The transition moving away from a theme based shifting to an emphasis on current work and being artist centric. “The New Collective” provides the opportunity for the Guilds to work in unity creating an exhibition moving into a new era.

ELIGIBILITY

This exhibition is open to all PCA Guild members: Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Group A, Pittsburgh Print Group, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Society of Sculptors, and Women of Visions, Inc.
The exhibition is open to all work that engages space in traditional or extended media including sound, light, and video. Entries can be two or three-dimensional and must be exhibit ready (including all mounting hardware.) Artists submitting proposals for installations must send images of previous work to be juried. Work must be original and new, created within the past three years, and not exhibited previously at the PCA or within a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh.

As this is a membership show, for those who are interested in submitting work must join one of the guilds. If collaborating, only one of the artists is required to be a member of the guild. Exhibitors are expected to transport their work to and from the galleries.

JURORS

A panel of three jurors will select the work.

Petra Fallaux has an extensive background as a contemporary art curator; she has curated well over 100 exhibitions and is the Creative Director for Springboard Design (www.springboarddesign.net). Visit her website petrafallaux.com.

Bill Horrigan has been with the Wexner Center since the center opened in 1989 and was appointed Curator-at-Large in fall 2010. He was a member of the three-person Advisory Team for the Whitney Museum’s 2008 Biennial exhibition, and is adjunct faculty in Ohio State’s Department of Art History. Visit www.wexarts.org/about/staff/bill_horrigan.
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Renee Stout is internationally known as a multi-media artist creating works that encourage self-examination, empowerment and healing. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980 and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1985 to explore her African American heritage. Visit www.reneestout.com.