Mar
5
1:00 pm13:00

Awakening Opening Reception

Lifework | 59" x 102" x 2" | wool, synthetics, cotton warp | pile weave | David Mooney © 2017

Kick off Spring by joining us for a Sunday afternoon reception with members of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh for the opening of Awakening.   This exhibit, juried by Margery Amdur, conjures thoughts of revitalization, coming alive, rebirth, seeing the light, beginning again, and a variety of visions and images.  The reception will feature light appetizers and refreshments.  

Dec
3
11:00 am11:00

Artsmiths LLC Blood Drive

The Artsmiths is honored to host a Central Blood Bank Blood Drive on Saturday, December 3rd from 11am to 4pm.  This is a great way to help community members in need.  All participating donors will receive an "ugly holiday sweater" T-shirt.  

Registration is encouraged and appreciated.  Visit http://www.centralbloodbank.org, click Make an Appointment and search with the group code K342.  You can also contact Terri at Central Blood Bank at 412-354-8846.

Prepare for your donation.  
Eat well.  Stay hydrated.  Bring ID.

Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

Small Business Saturday

Join us on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for a celebration of our small business and the hundreds of small Greater Pittsburgh art & food businesses The Artsmiths support.  

FREEBIE
Your choice of a a free item with a $50 purchase:  select earrings or select bracelet or café coupon for a treat.

RAFFLE
A basket of unique, locally made artworks.   

TRUNK SHOWS
Audra Azoury | Audra Azoury Jewelry  & Pittsburgh Gift Company

Larissa Graudins | Rissi Designs

Carol Scheftic | Convergent Series

 

 


 

Nov
25
9:00 am09:00

Fa-La-La-La-Friday

Join us on the Friday after Thanksgiving for a day of friendly fun and shopping local!  The Artsmiths artists have been busy in their studios creating wonderful and unique pieces perfect for everyone on your list.  Our shop will be giving out Early Bird Special Goodie Bags for the first 50 customers to spend $50 or more (one per customer while supplies last).  Our Café will be offering drink and food specials.  Stay tuned for details!

Oct
20
6:00 pm18:00

Amazing Neighbors: Dinner and Discussion

Amazing Neighbors Dinner and Discussion Series will feature an inspirational and educational talk after a delicious meal catered by one of our local restaurants. BYOB!

 

6pm-7pm  

DINNER catered by Atria's 

Slider Buffet featuring BBQ Pulled Pork & Mediterranean Chicken

Served with Fresh Fruit Salad, Coleslaw,  Dessert, Coffee & Tea

 

7pm-8pm   

TALK— "Downsizing Your Home, Not Your Lifestyle" with Jill Yesko

Thinking of moving into a smaller home or an apartment? Let a professional organizer take the stress and anxiety out of the process. Learn a step-by-step method to clear the clutter efficiently before you list your home on the market. Discover what local resources are available to turn your household treasures into cash. Take home tips and ideas that you can use immediately so that you can stage it for a quick sale. Who knows? Maybe you may love the changes and decide to stay!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER—Jill Yesko has owned Discover Organizing Inc., a proffessional organizing firm, since 2003. Her prior experience in executive-level Human Resources and Social Work creates a great oppurtunity for her to connect to general and specific audiences regionally and nationally. 

Tickets are $25 per person.  Registration is required.  To register, click on the button below.

Oct
15
1:00 pm13:00

Artist Talk with Painter, Scott Hunter

Painter Scott Hunter will give a gallery talk about his process and works currently on display at The Artsmiths.  His solo exhibit titled I Love You This Much: Figurative Paintings by Scott Hunter.  As Scott explained to Harry Funk in his Almanac article,  “I hope [the paintings] have more meaning than just sort of copying the photograph. I think they transcend that, because they’re funny. They’re awkward. But they’re meaningful. That kind of speaks to the title of the show, ‘I love you this much,’ meaning, let’s take a photo. We need to save this moment.”   The exhibit will be on display through November 12th.

Oct
15
12:00 pm12:00

Fall Artsmiths' Anniversary Celebration

Join us on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 12pm to 3pm (weather permitting) for the first anniversary celebration of The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh!

•  Paint Your Own Mini Pumpkin
•  Play Corn Hole
•  Sample Arsenal & Trax Farms Cider

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A variety of special foods will be available for purchase:

•  Grilled Sausage Sandwiches
• Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
•  Make Your Own Caramel Apples

Sep
15
6:00 pm18:00

Finding Presence with Art

The Finding Presence Series is a three-part collaborative programming event with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh, and The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh that explores three different mediums; sound, body movement, and art as pathways to fuller awareness of the present moment. Each event will be held at the host site. Please call the Mt. Lebanon Public Library for additional information (412) 531-1912.

The third program in the series—Finding Presence in Art featuring Brita Thompson of Zenspire Designs—will be held on Thursday, September 15th at 6pm. This program is presented by and at The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh. Embrace the concept of slowing down and working on an art project that will foster mindfulness. The class is taught by Artsmiths staff and guest presenter, Artsmiths artist Brita Thompson. Attendees will choose if they want to draw their own black and white design, develop a design from templates, or color in one Brita's beautiful designs.  The cost of this program is $10 per person.  

Sep
9
Nov 12

EXHIBITION
I Love You This Much
Figurative Paintings
by Scott Hunter

Scientists define the purpose of love in biological terms. It exists as a means to ensure the reproduction of the human race, or can be a result of our attachment to caregivers in childhood.

We seek spiritual love, are nurtured by familial love and defined by romantic love and are perplexed by them all.  

Oddly, we seek to quantify love and find its limit in order to better understand it, so as to improve our chances of making it last. Love endures until it breaks and can only be unconditional on the condition that it lasts forever.

Someone once told me:

“Love is a gift, make sure you return it.”

This exhibition of figurative paintings by Bethel Park artist Scott Hunter will be looking at love that is felt with the heart, the brain, the gut, and with tongue in cheek.

Join us for an evening reception with the artist on Friday, September 9th from 6pm to 9pm.  The show runs from Friday, September 9th through Saturday, November 12th, 2016.  

Sep
9
6:00 pm18:00

OPENING RECEPTION
I Love You This Much:
Figurative Paintings
by Scott Hunter

Scientists define the purpose of love in biological terms. It exists as a means to ensure the reproduction of the human race, or can be a result of our attachment to caregivers in childhood.

We seek spiritual love, are nurtured by familial love and defined by romantic love and are perplexed by them all.  

Oddly, we seek to quantify love and find its limit in order to better understand it, so as to improve our chances of making it last. Love endures until it breaks and can only be unconditional on the condition that it lasts forever.

Someone once told me:

“Love is a gift, make sure you return it.”

This exhibition of figurative paintings by Bethel Park artist Scott Hunter will be looking at love that is felt with the heart, the brain, the gut, and with tongue in cheek.

Join us for an evening reception with the artist on Friday, September 9th from 6pm to 9pm.  The show runs from Friday, September 9th through Saturday, November 12th, 2016.  

Jun
24
Aug 20

UNBIASED: CUTTING EDGE FIBER ART

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Exhibition Dates: Friday, June 24th, 6pm — Saturday, July 30th, 6pm

Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th, 6-9pm

In as much as this exhibition is a conglomeration of extraordinary work by many of Pittsburgh's most innovative fiber artists, it is a celebration of all that fiber art has come to express through a variety of new mediums. Fiber work is no longer represented only by soft treaded materials, but by paper, metal, glass, wood and other elements that enhance and duplicate the properties of how fiber has historically been viewed. Today, artists explore new shapes, tell modern stories, and champion social change.

Christine Bethea, Curator

ARTISTS
Tina Williams Brewer
Katy DeMent
Amanda Gross
Mayota Hill
LaVerne Kemp
Harriette Merriwether
Gigi Nieson
Saihou Njie
Karen Page
Steve Sadvary
Janet Watkins

Jun
13
12:00 pm12:00

Nirvana Beads Trunk Show

Don't miss this one day Trunk Show with Nirvana Beads! They will be bringing a variety of Czech and Sea Glass beads on Monday June 13th, from 12pm-4pm.

Nirvana Beads imports its own high quality merchandise from around the world. They are especially proud of their selection of Czech glass beads and buttons, most of which they design, and have manufactured in the Czech Republic by artisan makers. They are proud to offer you items that are distinct and unique, all while supporting an industry that has produced high quality glass jewelry for hundreds years. They design and manufacture upwards of 600 new beads and buttons per year, more than almost any other bead wholesaler, and they are sure that you will experience delight with nearly all of them.

May
15
1:00 pm13:00

Kathryn Carr Book Signing

Come meet local Scherenschnitte artist, Kathryn Carr when she will be at The Artsmiths' Shop to sign copies of her new book.  Kathryn did a series of photographs of her hand-cut paper dioramas for Troy Howell's Lizbeth Lou Got a Rock in Her Shoe.  While written for ages 2-7, Kathryn's beautiful illustrations will delight readers of all ages.  Books will be available for purchase for $17.99 + tax (while supplies last).

"It's Carr's elegant cut-paper dioramas that command attention.  Rendered in warm browns and lit by fiery golden light, their whimsy dovetails nicely with Howell's verse, while out-of-focus trees and grasses create a lovely sense of three-dimensionality.  Carr's trees feel inspired by the art nouveau movement, and along with characters' formal attire, seem to plant the story in the early 20th century (a wide-angle view of the park reveals an angel fountain and nearby buildings, suggesting New York City's Central Park as a possible setting)." — Publishers Weekly

Apr
2
Apr 30

SOS—Underground: Exhibition

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh is happy to announce that it will be hosting an exhibition for one of Pittsburgh's oldest art guilds, The Society of Sculptors (SOS) this coming April.  SOS—Underground is the first exhibition to be held in The Artsmiths' Exhibition Gallery located in its lower level, a.k.a. Underground.   The show will feature the works of current SOS members: Anders Anderson; Saige Baxter; Peter Calaboyias; Ron Copeland; Laura Defazio; Elizabeth Asche Douglas; Ashley Jean Hickey; Stan Koepke; Duncan MacDiarmid; Ron Nigro; Priscilla Pfanstiel Robinson; Alexander Sutlic; and Suzanne Trenney.  An opening reception was held on Saturday, April 2nd, from 6pm to 8pm.  The exhibition runs through 1pm, Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

It's a Clearance, Clarence!  Seconds, Supplies, and More!
Jan
30
10:00 am10:00

It's a Clearance, Clarence! Seconds, Supplies, and More!

Join our artists for a trunk sale of art & craft supplies, seconds, discontinued works and more!   "It's a Clearance, Clarence!" will be held in The Underground, the lower level of The Artsmiths from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, January 30th.  

Nicole Bloch | Erra Creations

Kathryn Carr | Go Carr Go:  Kathryn will have grab bags of mixed greeting cards, coloring books, discontinued prints, and more!

Judi Erno | Urban Baroque Jewelry & Accessories

Larissa Graudins | Rissi Designs

LaVerne Kemp | The Warped Weaver: LaVerne will have yarn, Scrabble tile earrings, Scrabble tiles, Bakelite pieces, lots of vintage buttons & beads, covered buttons, deals and more! 

Arthur Lapidus | Paradox Design Werx: Arthur & Phyllis will have cigar box curios, corner jewelry holders, and other goodies! 

Kirsten Lowe-Rebel | KLoRebel Art

Olga Mihaylova | Oli's Beadwork

Paula Nettleship | designs2c

Jessica Rutherford  | Jessica Rutherford Designs

and more!

 

 

 

 

Dec
12
10:00 am10:00

'tis the season saturday

Spend a fun-filled Saturday with us!

  • Trunk Shows beginning at 10am featuring:
  • Book Signing from 12pm to 2pm featuring: Dave Crawley
  • Craft Beer Swap Registration at 5:30pm: Register your 6-pack of Craft Beer
  • Craft Beer Night beginning at 6:15pm: Introduction to East End Brewing—Discussion of the Beers; Sample: Fat Gary, Big Hop & Snow Melt
  • Live Musical Performance at 6:45pm: Steel City Squares
  • Craft Beer Swap Pick-up at 7:45pm
  • Art Basket Raffle: Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corns, Syrup & a Narwhal
  • Gift Wrapping to Benefit SHIM (South Hills Interfaith Ministries)
Trunk Show featuring  Howard J. Blichfeldt Photography—The Lone Sentinel © 2015.

Trunk Show featuring  Howard J. Blichfeldt Photography—The Lone Sentinel © 2015.

Trunk Show featuring Lex Covato—Lion's Courageous Ink, original painting © 2015.

Trunk Show featuring Lex Covato—Lion's Courageous Ink, original painting © 2015.

Trunk Show featuring Olga Mihaylova | Oli's Beadwork—Custom Necklace © 2015.

Trunk Show featuring Olga Mihaylova | Oli's Beadwork—Custom Necklace © 2015.

Trunk Show featuring Elena Sadovsky Metalworks—Bracelet © 2015.

Trunk Show featuring Elena Sadovsky Metalworks—Bracelet © 2015.

KDKA Reporter and Children's Book Author, Dave Crawley will be signing copies of his books between 12pm and 2pm.

KDKA Reporter and Children's Book Author, Dave Crawley will be signing copies of his books between 12pm and 2pm.

Dec
8
1:00 pm13:00

amazing neighbors:
danielle spinola

Join us in our Koolkat Café for an afternoon lecture with the amazing Danielle Spinola of Tupelo Honey Teas.  Danielle will be giving a fascinating talk all about tea.