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Summer Guide 2008 - Art Listings

Shows are listed by opening date.

For gallery locations and contact info, see the index at the end of this listing.



3rd Street Gallery. Waterworks 2008 (Watercolor Society member show), through May 31. Also: Art as Sustenance, through May 31.

The Andy Warhol Museum. Ceramic Explosion: The Work of Martin Klimas, through June 1. Contemporary Prints from the Bank of New York Mellon Collection, though June 1. Neke Carson: Eyeball Portraits and Beyond plus Neke Paints Andy '72, through June 1. Piet (Mondrian) in Pittsburgh, through Aug. 31. Transformer: The Work of Glenn Kaino, through Aug. 31.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Kennywood Memories, through July 30.

Artists Image Resource. Kim Beck: Looked Overlooked, through June 6.

Associated Artists of Butler County. 74th Annual Spring Show. Mary Kostolansky: Nature's Palette. and Christine Holtz: The Power of Place -- Americans on Vacation, all through May 30.

BoxHeart Gallery. Myth & Revelation (recent paintings by Shawn Watrous), through May 24.

Brew House Space 101. Bare IV (drawings and paintings of the human figure), through May 31.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Great British Art: 200 Years of Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints from the Bank of New York Mellon Collection, through May 18. Ecology.Design.Synergy, through May 25. Life on Mars: The 55th Carnegie International, through Jan. 11.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Time Machines: Watches from the H.J. Heinz Collection, through July 6. Arresting Arrangements: Photos by Craig Cutler, through July 27.

Concept Art Gallery. Contemporary Additions (work by Gemini G.E.L. [Graphic Editions Limited]), through Aug. 9

Elan Gallery. Pittsburgh Society of Sculpture member show, through July 5.

Fe Gallery. Games People Play (art by Alison Luoma), through June 13.

Fein Art Gallery. See How It Was, See How It Is (images of Pittsburgh's sesquicentennial, in 1908), through June 6.

The Framery. A Thin Line Between Space and Time (silk-screens by Nathan Mould), through May 31.

Frick Art & Historical Center. Steel: Pittsburgh Drawings by Craig McPherson, through June 8.

Gallerie Chiz. Works of Daniel Belardinelli and Vanessa German, through May 24.

Gallery in the Square. Current Works of Barry Shields (landscapes and cityscapes in oil), through June 15.

Gallery on 43rd Street. Green County Landscapes (pastels by David Lesako), through June 20.

Garfield Artworks. Matt Susko's First Art Show, through May 25.

Hoyt Institute for Fine Art. 33rd Annual Hoyt Regional Juried Art Competition, through May 16.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Edward Donovan: Naturalist Artist, Author and Collector (botanical watercolors from the 1820s), through June 29.

International Images. Women Artists Exhibition, through Sept. 6.

James Gallery. Paintings, works on paper and objects by regional, national and international artists, ongoing.

La Vie. A Dream of Fair Women, through July 6.

Matthews Art Gallery. Douglas Wynn's plein air paintings, through May 30.

Mattress Factory. Gestures: Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times, through June 15. Inner and Outer Space, through Jan. 11.

MCG @ 800 Penn. From Violence to Vision: Expressing Hope Through the Arts (work by Manchester Craftsmen's Guild interns), through July 6.

Mendelson Gallery. Drawings, prints and sculptures of Not Vital and string drawings of Emil Lukas, through May 31.

Michael Berger Art Gallery. Prescient (work by five artists with solo shows at the gallery since 2004), through June.

ModernFormations Gallery. A Space of Resignation: Jamie Adams, Brett Davis and Rob Katkowski, through May 30.

Morgan Contemporary Glass. Gesture and Cadence (group show), through July 26.

Moxie DaDA. Passages (art by Randie Snow), through May 31.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Chocolate! A Tasty New Exhibit, ongoing.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh Biennial, through Aug. 24.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery. Pittsburgh Biennial, through Aug. 24.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. Glass and Steel: Art Transcends Industry (group show by southwestern Pennsylvania artists), through Sept. 5.

Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. Mayday! (Carnegie Mellon BFA senior exhibit), through May 18.

Remedy. Abstraction 2 (paintings by Bill Cousins), through Oct. 1.

Sen. John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. Formed and Fired: Three Ceramic Traditions, through May 18. Pittsburgh Recast (Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators show), through Sept. 7. The Darkest Month (commemorating the centennial of the nation's worst coal-mining disaster), through Sept. 21.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of American Art at Johnstown. Black as Coal/Hard as Steel: Photography of Jack Barnosky and Luke Swank, through June 22.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of American Art at Ligonier Valley. Portraits of the Eastern Frontier: Featuring Robert Griffing, John Buxton and Chas Fagan, through Aug. 30.

SPACE. Pittsburgh Now (group show), through June 13.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Life as an Artist (work by Jeffrey Evancho), through May 16.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Westmoreland Juried Biennial (works by 80 regional artists), through June 8.

Wood Street Galleries. Text Memory (installations by Jim Campbell and Mark Scheeff), through June 21.

Zombo Gallery. Ian Green Studios vs BinkyFon, through May 24.


May 17

Planet Art Gallery. New Works from Photographer Robert Strovers, through May 31.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History. In Harmony with Nature II: Photos by Donald M. Robinson, through Sept. 14.

Trinity Gallery. First Annual CAPA Student Art Exhibit (charity show), through June 7. Includes "A Night of Jazz, Art and Wine" (May 22).


May 20

Hoyt Institute for Fine Art. Diversity: A Group Exhibition, through June 27.


May 23

Everyone an Artist. Work of painter/collagist Richard Wierzbowski and illustrator Jim Ferris, through June 27.

Sewickley Gallery & Frame Shop. St. James School & Sewickley Academy (one-day student art show).

Silver Eye Center for Photography. Alternative Focus (pinhole photography by Jesseca Ferguson and Tom Persinger), through June 14. Also: Work by Rita Bernstein and Karen Kaighin, through June 14.


May 27

BoxHeart Gallery. Eighth Anniversary Exhibition, through June 21.


May 28

Sewickley Gallery & Frame Shop. Senior School Masterworks from St. James School & Sewickley Academy, through May 31.


May 30

707 Penn. f:295 pinhole photography (in conjunction with f:295's annual conference), though July 5.



Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Dinosaurs in Their Time: T. rex Returns, opening of revamped permanent exhibit.


June 1

Brew House Space 101. Art(officially) Flavored (one-night edible-art competition).

Sewickley Gallery & Frame Shop. Bouquet de Fleurs (oils by Claire Hardy), through June 30.


June 3

Matthews Art Gallery. Watercolors of Doug Brown, through June 30.


June 6

709 Penn. Unicorn Mountain (multimedia show), through July 12.

Brew House Space 101. Prospectus 2 (regional artists), through June 28.

The Framery. Patch Works, fabric and photographic composites by Louise Silk and Steve Root, through July 5.

Garfield Artworks. Corrugated Forms (work by Laura Phillips and Laurie Trock), through June 28.

ModernFormations Gallery. Basements, Attics and Closets (Mike Tamburo, Darren Myers and Ange Gagnon), through June 27.

le Poire Gallery. Fine Arts/Dining (art by Joyce Werwie Perry), with open houses June 6 and 13, and July 11 and 18, exhibit through July.

Three Rivers Arts Festival. Exhibits and installations by local and national artists, through June 22.


June 6

Zombo Gallery. Bill Cousin's Black Light Weekend, through June 7.


June 7

Moxie DaDA. Adirondack Series (abstract landscapes by Tom Brunger), through June 29. Artist talk (with jazz performance), June 21.


June 12

Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. Nancy Crow: Works from 1988-2008, through Aug. 15


June 13

Associated Artists of Butler County. Futuristic Art; Douglas Wynne: Festivals; and Kyle Nevel: I.D., all through July 11.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Abstract Art Before 1950: Watercolors, Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, through Oct. 8.

Fein Art Gallery. Edward S. Curtis Show (photography of Native Americans), through July 12.

Future Tenant. City High Art Show (music, video and visual art from the students at City High Charter School), through June 21.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of American Art at Johnstown. The Education Collection: Unplugged, through August.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. After School Art (work from Sweetwater students), through June 20.

Zombo Gallery. Attack of the Pittsburgh Tattoo Artists, through June 29.


June 20

Fe Gallery. Pinky Swear (art about political promises by the local guild Group A), through Aug. 1.


June 21

Artists Image Resources. AIR Summer Party (open house, demonstrations and live performances).

Art Olympics. A night of competitive outdoor team art-making (Three Rivers Arts Festival).


June 25

Silver Eye Center for Photography. 250 Years of Plants: Botanical Works by Regional Photographers, through Sept. 13.
Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Windows and Dreams (digital works from Digital Imagers Group), through July 25.


June 27

Moxie DaDA. Mexican War Streets Art Party (three-day event), through June 29.

SPACE. You Are Here (group show about place), through Aug. 9.

June 28

Frick Art & Historical Center. A Panorama of Pittsburgh: 19th-Century Printed Views, through Oct. 5.

Trinity Gallery. Melting Pot Show (non-juried open invitational; submit works June 26), through July 5 (jointly with DNA Blue Collar Gallery).


July 1

Hoyt Institute for Fine Arts. The Art of the Amusement Park: Growing Up in Southwestern PA (vintage memorabilia), through Aug. 22.

Matthews Art Gallery. Art of Patrick Lee (fine-art oil paintings), through July 31.

Sewickley Gallery & Frame Shop. En Plein Air (live outdoor watercolors during gallery hours), through July 31.


July 4

Garfield Artworks. Evolution in Art IV, through July 26.

July 5

ModernFormations Gallery. The Monoprint -- An Exploration of Technique: Artwork by Eric White, through July 25.

Moxie DaDA. Urbanic (mixed-media group exhibit), through July 26. Opening reception: July 12.


July 11

707 Penn. Tools for Travel (work by Jairan Sadeghi), through Aug. 15.

Gallery Crawl. Quarterly one-night Pittsburgh Cultural Trust event, Downtown.

Gallery in the Square. Paintings and drawings of Kevin Kutz, through Aug. 23.

MCG @ 800 Penn. Space and Place 2: sos@mcg (site-specific sculpture invitational), through Sept. 2.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Galleries. Robot 250 Student Show, through July 27.

Wood Street Galleries. Out of This World (group show of interactive and video work), through Sept. 13.


July 12

Elan Gallery. Paintings of John Sokol, through Aug. 23.

Zombo Gallery. Wayno! (second anniversary show), through July 27.


July 18

Brew House Space 101. Works in Oil (Academy of the South Side painting exhibition), through July 20.

Fein Art Gallery. Flowers, through Aug. 30.


July 25

709 Penn. What Do I See? (work by Sarah Heinz House photography students), through Aug. 22.


Aug. 1

Associated Artists of Butler County. Carlo Thertus: Art: The Messenger, through Aug. 22.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Annual Student Showcase, through Oct. 3.

Garfield Artworks. Dean Cercone (solo show), through Aug. 23.

Matthews Art Gallery. Watercolorist Mary Binz, through Aug. 29.

ModernFormations Gallery. Signs of Survival: Living After Trauma, through Aug. 29.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Galleries. Fumino Hora, through Sept. 14.

Sewickley Gallery & Frame Shop. Botanicals & Antique Prints (engravings, etchings and aquatints), through Aug. 31.


Aug. 2

Moxie DaDA. Photography by Corey Lechat, through Aug. 30.


Aug. 5

Hoyt Institute for Fine Arts. Brushed: Group Exhibition (Malcolm Christhhilf, Jean Plough, Linda Wallen and Elaine Lorenz), through Sept. 26.


Aug. 6

A Taste of Lawrenceville. Third annual one-day open house for studios, galleries and bistros.


Aug. 15

Zombo Gallery. Lucky Swartz' Sideshow Extravaganza, through Aug. 30.


Aug. 19

BoxHeart Gallery. The Sacred Heart Exhibition, through Sept. 13.


Aug. 22

707 Penn. Teresa Harris (abstract expressionist paintings), through Sept. 27.

Brew House Space 101. Brew House Members' Show, through Sept. 19.


Aug. 29

Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. Your Town, Inc. (Julia Christensen's installations and photographs about the impact of big-box retail), through Nov. 21.


Sept. 5

Associated Artists of Butler County. Nature and Wildlife Show; Elouise Woodward: Expressions of Light; and Ken Dougherty: Just Me: Figure Paintings of the Artist, both through Sep. 26.


Sept. 5-6

Zombo Gallery. Natalie the SignGrrl Weekend!


Sept. 6

Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Born of Fire: The Pottery of Margaret Tafoya, through Jan. 4.

Moxie DaDA. Abstract painting by Maria Napoli, through Sept. 27.



209/9 Gallery. Downtown, 412-258-2700.

3rd Street Gallery. Carnegie, 412-276-5233.

707 Penn Gallery. Downtown, 412-325-7017.

709 Penn Gallery. Downtown, 412-281-8723.

The Andy Warhol Museum. North Side, 412-237-8300.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Downtown, 412-263-6600.

Artists Image Resources. North Side, 412-321-8664.

The Art Loft. Mount Lebanon, 412-563-3003.

Associated Artists of Butler County. Butler, 724-283-6922.

Bella Arte Gallery. Shadyside, 412-362-7200.

Box Heart Gallery. Bloomfield, 412-687-8858.

Brew House Space 101. South Side, 412-381-7767.

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Oakland, 412-622-3131.

The Clay Place. Carnegie, 412-276-3260.

Concept Art Gallery. Edgewood, 412-242-9200.

Elan Gallery. Sewickley, 412-749-0427.

Everyone an Artist. Lawrenceville, 412-681-2404.

Fe Gallery. Lawrenceville, 412-860-6028.

Fein Art Gallery. North Side, 412-321-6816.

The Framery. Lawrenceville, 412-687-2102.

Frick Art & Historical Center. Point Breeze, 412-371-0600.

Future Tenant. Downtown, 412-325-7037.

Gallerie Chiz. Shadyside, 412-441-6005.

Gallery in the Square. Shadyside, 412-361-3808.

Gallery on 43rd Street. Lawrenceville, 412-683-6488.

Garfield Artworks. Garfield, 412-361-2262.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. New Castle, 724-652-2882.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Oakland, 412-268-2434.

International Images. Sewickley, 412-741-3036.

James Gallery. West End, 412-922-9800.

La Vie. Lawrenceville, 412-253-7365.

Le Poire. Crafton, 412-921-0912.

Michael Berger Gallery. Point Breeze, 412-441-4282.

ModernFormations Gallery. Garfield, 412-362-0274.

Morgan Contemporary Glass. Shadyside, 412-441-5200.

Moxie DaDA. North Side, 412-682-0348.

North Hills Art Center. Ross Township, 412-364-3622.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Oakland, 412-622-6914.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Shadyside, 412-361-0873.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. Friendship, 412-365-2145.

Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. Carnegie Mellon campus, Oakland, 412-268-3618.

Remedy. Lawrenceville, 412-781-6771.

Sen. John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. Strip District, 412-454-6000.

Sewickley Gallery and Frame Shop. Sewickley, 412-741-5858.

Silver Eye Center for Photography. South Side, 412-431-1810.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown. 814-269-7234.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. 724-238-6015.

Space Gallery. Downtown, 412-325-7723.

Space 101. South Side, 412-381-7767.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Sewickley, 412-741-4405.

Three Rivers Arts Festival (and Gallery). Downtown, 412-281-8723.

Trinity Gallery. Lawrenceville, 412-687-2458.

UCP Center Art Gallery. Oakland, 412-683-7100.

Watercolors Gallery. Downtown, 412-201-4003.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Greensburg, 724-837-1500.

Wood Street Galleries. Downtown, 412-471-5605.

Zombo Gallery. Lawrenceville, 412-904-3703.

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