Whether or not you buy into the idea of New Year’s resolutions, there’s always that nagging urge to start fresh and do all the things you’ve been putting off. If that urge applies to bringing your art to the public, various galleries and organizations in Pittsburgh are looking for new work to exhibit. Pittsburgh City Paper has compiled a list of call for artists opportunities to help you achieve at least one goal in 2022.
2022 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Art Exhibition
There is still time to submit your entry for the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Art Exhibition before entries close on Tuesday, January 18. This year’s theme is “_____achian” and will explore the “many cultures, communities, identities and topographies of the Appalachian region. Among the requirements, artists must reside within 150 miles of 812 Liberty Avenue, artwork must not have been previously exhibited in Pittsburgh and all works must have been completed within the past two years from the June exhibit date. traf.trustarts.org/digital-arts-festival/artists/juried-visual-art-exhibition.
1020 N. Canal Street, Sharpsburg. atithistudios.com
Atithi Studios, a new artist coworking community in Sharpsburg, is looking for seven artists for an art-as-therapy club and exhibit described as “a journey” where a panel of artists will perform several prompts “designed to heal their relationship with their profession to recover the value of their work. » Artists must be available for a series of meetings taking place on the first and third Saturdays of February, March and April. Applications must be sent before Friday 21 January. To find out more, visit atithistudios.com/copy-of-contact.
3533 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. sanctuarypittsburgh.com
This space in Lawrenceville needs artists to Scars, Dimples and Stretch Marks: The Bodies We Love, an exhibition coming in February that confronts the unrealistic image of the human form imposed on everyone by popular culture, as well as the media. This show will run from February 5 to March 17 in the studio, as well as online on the studio’s website. All pieces will be sold for less than $300 and will be sold with a 25% commission to the gallery. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 26. To find out more, visit sanctuarypittsburgh.com/calltoartists.
Gallery of remains
5417 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. vestigegallery.com
Vestige Gallery needs art for Stripped, a February gallery exhibition focusing on the nude form, eroticism and sexuality. The exhibition is described as being inclusive and open to all gender representations and works that explore “non-traditional norms and non-binary identities”. The theme also extends to “bare” places such as a “bare room or minimal/situational places where the bare form(s) can reside”. All forms of media will be accepted. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. The deadline for submission is Saturday, January 29. Learn more about vestigegallery.com/stripped-down.
Pittsburgh Public Art and Civic Design
The City of Pittsburgh invites applications from artists and teams of artists to undertake projects at Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville, and the Davis Avenue Bridge between Riverview Park and the North Side. As part of the Percent For Art programme, the Arsenal Park public art project is set to emphasize “themes of community and play”, while the Davis Avenue public art “will celebrate the reconstruction ” from the bridge. Applications for both projects will be accepted until Monday, January 31. To learn more about these and other projects, visit engage.pittsburghpa.gov.
Friends of Danny Devine
820 Liberty Ave, Downtown
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is hosting a retrospective art exhibit for the late Danny Devine, a well-known local street artist who died in 2021. The call asks for pieces that “feature the art of friends and those who admire Danny and his art” , with pieces that pay homage to Devine or are in her style. The submission deadline has been extended to February 1, and the show will take place from March 2 to June 13. Proceeds from sales of the exhibit will go to the Danny Devine Foundation. A form for the show is available on this link.
Sweetwater Arts Center
200 Broad Street, Sewickley. sweetwaterartcenter.org
The Sweetwater Gallery hosts juried and curated exhibitions in a wide range of media, as well as a solo exhibition opportunity. Included is Spring LUXE, a jewelry market that takes place every May, and Holiday Mart, a handmade gift market that takes place every November through December. Keep up to date with Sweetwater’s call for artist opportunities by joining its mailing list at sweetwaterartcenter.org/call_for_artists/holiday-mart.
Pittsburgh artist call requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.