Meet the Artists on Friday, June 6 from 5-7pm
The Juried Visual Art Exhibition showcases a selection of new work by some of the most talented members of Pittsburgh’s vibrant creative community. It is one of the most-anticipated visual arts attractions at the Festival. This year’s show features 59 works by 52 artists.
Now, you can join the panel of jurors in awarding the best work in the JVAE. After you experience the show, you can vote on-site on your mobile device or with the JVAE staff at the 4th floor entrance lobby. Selected works may be offered for sale at artists’ discretion.
Best In Show – $2,500
as selected by all three jurors
Juror’s Choice – $500 each
3 total awards – 1 from each juror
People’s Choice – $500
This award is voted on by the general public. In addition to the cash
prize, the winner has the opportunity to show new work at the 2015
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Message from the JVAE Jurors
The pleasure and the pain.
Art is generally a solitary activity — a conversation between the artist
and the work that he or she is making. Out of the creative dialogue
comes an artifact, which he or she then might want to show to others.
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is a way of opening up the
dialogue, encouraging and inviting artists from the Pittsburgh region
to share their work, so that others might appreciate their concerns,
fascinations, enthusiasms and talent.
As judges, we view over 400 works, whereas the exhibition visitors only
see approximately 50. What is revealed to the jury is the enormous
wealth and range of talent within the Pittsburgh catchment area
(150-mile radius from the Point). What is presented to the exhibition
audience is a selection of some of the most interesting and accomplished
works. It is not necessarily a “best-of,” because any selection will be
informed by the judges’ predilections. The pleasure of being a judge is
the opportunity to choose works, which you think, will make an engaging
exhibition. The pain of being a judge is the exclusion of excellent work,
because the exhibition necessarily has constraints of scale.
A show of this kind is an assortment, but there is an inclination to look
for themes in the work and to make connections in selecting, and
hanging the show. Some aspects emerged in the selection process: for
instance, a sense of the region itself through images of urban and rural
landscapes, landscapes concerned with the textures of the natural world
more than vistas; explorative experimental photography; and a subtle
narrative tendency, with characters and scenarios which implied stories
behind the images, providing that extra dimension to the work, where
there is more than meets the eye.
We hope you appreciate this selection of artistic observations,
statements and stories, which thankfully, the artists no longer wish
to keep to themselves.
Regina and Marlin Miller Professor
Head of the School of Art
Carnegie Mellon University
The Milton Fine Curator of Art
The Andy Warhol Museum
The Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman
Curator of Decorative Arts and Design
Carnegie Museum of Art
Dates & TimesFriday, June 6 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Trust Arts Education Center
Saturday, June 7 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Trust Arts Education Center
Sunday, June 8 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Trust Arts Education Center
Monday, June 9 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Trust Arts Education Center
Tuesday, June 10 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Trust Arts Education Center
Wednesday, June 11 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Trust Arts Education Center
Thursday, June 12 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Trust Arts Education Center
Friday, June 13 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Trust Arts Education Center
Saturday, June 14 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Trust Arts Education Center
Sunday, June 15 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Trust Arts Education Center