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New year, new calls for artists in Pittsburgh

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Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Art Exhibition
Whether or not you adhere to the idea of New Year's resolutions, there’s always that nagging urge to start fresh and do all the things you have been putting off. If that urge applies to getting your art out there into the public, various galleries and organizations throughout Pittsburgh are looking for new works to display. Pittsburgh City Paper compiled a list of call for artists opportunities to help you fulfill at least one goal in this, the year 2022.

2022 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Art Exhibition
There’s still time to submit to the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Art Exhibition before applications close on Tue., Jan. 18. This year’s theme is “_____achian,” and will explore the “many cultures, communities, identities, and topographies of the Appalachian region.” Among the requirements is that artists must reside within 150 miles of 812 Liberty Avenue, art must not have been previously displayed in Pittsburgh, and all work must have been completed within the past two years from the exhibition date of June. Read more at

Atithi Studios

1020 N. Canal St., Sharpsburg.
Atithi Studios, a new artist coworking community in Sharpsburg, is seeking seven artists for an Art as Therapy club and exhibition described as “a journey” where a panel of artists will complete several prompts “designed to heal their relationship with their craft to reclaim 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 are due by Fri., Jan. 21. Read more at


3533 Butler St., Lawrenceville.
This Lawrenceville space needs artists for Scars, Dimples, and Stretch Marks: The Bodies We Love, an upcoming February exhibition that confronts the unrealistic image of the human form imposed on us all by popular culture, as well as the media. This show will run from Feb. 5-March 17 in the studio, as well as online on the studio’s website. All pieces will be priced under $300, to be sold with a 25% commission to the gallery. The deadline for submissions is Wed., Jan. 26. Read more at

Vestige Gallery

5417 Butler St., Lawrenceville.
Vestige Gallery needs art for Stripped Down, a February gallery show focusing on the nude form, erotica, and sexuality. The exhibition is described as being inclusionary, and open to all gender depictions and works that explore "non-traditional norms, and non-binary identities." The theme also extends to places that are “stripped” such as a "bare room, or minimal/situational places that the nude form(s) may reside." All forms of media will be accepted. Applicants must be 18 and over. Deadline for submission is Sat., Jan. 29. Read more at

Pittsburgh Public Art and Civic Design
The City of Pittsburgh is soliciting applications from artists and artist teams to take on 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 program, the Arsenal Park public art project should emphasize "themes of community and play," while the Davis Avenue public art will "celebrate the rebuilding" of the bridge. Applications for both projects will be accepted through Mon., Jan. 31. Read more about these and other projects at

Friends of Danny Devine

820 Liberty Ave., Downtown
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is facilitating a retrospective art show for the late Danny Devine, a known local street artist who passed away in 2021. The call asks for pieces that “showcase art from the friends and those that admire Danny and his art,” with pieces that pay tribute to Devine or are in his style. The deadline for submissions was extended to Feb. 1, and the show will take place from March 2-June 13. Proceeds from exhibition sales will go towards the Danny Devine Foundation. A form for the show is available at this link.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts

200 Broad St., Sewickley.
The Sweetwater gallery hosts juried and curated exhibitions in a wide range of media, as well as a solo show opportunity. Included is Spring LUXE, a jewelry market that happens every May, and Holiday Mart, a handmade gift market that happens every November-December. Keep updated on Sweetwater’s call for artist opportunities by joining its email list at

Pittsburgh call for artists requests can be sent to [email protected].