Pittsburgh artist group bringing annual exhibition to Greensburg
The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s 107th Annual Exhibition will open Nov. 9 in The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg. The nearby Seton Hill University Arts Center will house four additional installations.
Showcasing work from 53 of Western Pennsylvania’s most esteemed contemporary artists, the exhibition will run through Jan. 26.
“The roster of artists selected for the 107th Annual offers a broad range of approaches to both subject and medium,” says The Westmoreland’s chief curator Barbara Jones. “Unfamiliar with the work of a number of these artists, I am excited to get to know more about them and see their work in person.”
The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is the oldest continuously exhibiting artist member organization in the country. The annual exhibition has highlighted the work of AAP’s members, currently numbering more than 530, since the organization’s founding in 1910.
Serving as juror for this year’s exhibition is Juana Williams, exhibitions curator at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Mich.
A specialist in contemporary African American art, Williams also has held positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Detroit Institute for the Arts and Wayne State University in Detroit. Most recently, she served as juror for ArtPrize’s 2018 Contemporary Black Art Award.
“With Juana Williams as juror, visitors will have the opportunity to experience and celebrate the diversity of inspiration, medium and subject matter that local artists have created,” says Anne Kraybill, the Westmoreland’s Richard M. Scaife Director and CEO.
“The Westmoreland Museum of American Art has long been a proponent of regional artists and their work,” says AAP Executive Director Madeline Gent. “(T)he Museum has been incredibly receptive to helping us introduce a strong and emerging curatorial voice. I think Juana and the curatorial staff at the museum are going to put together an amazing show.”
The Westmoreland, founded in 1959, is Western Pennsylvania’s only museum dedicated to American art. Its Cantilever Gallery, the site of the AAP exhibition, was added during the museum’s 2015 renovation. Admission is free.
More information about the exhibition and accompanying programming will be available closer to the opening.
Details: 724-837-1500 or thewestmoreland.org
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .