The Pittsburgh Society of Artists is pleased to present Small Works, a juried show challenging artists to stay within the boundaries of 12"x12." Juror Charlie Humphrey selected 60 pieces representing 45 PSA artists from 123 artworks submitted by 72 artists. The following artists received recognition awards: Marguerite Matz "Yellow Beauty," Dafna Rehavia for "Relationships," and Chris Siewers for "Pittsburgh Sculpture."
Congratulations to the following participating artists:
Kirsti Adkins, Lynn Angelelli, Patricia Barefoot , Alan Byrne,
Tony Cavalline, Thomas Cords, Susan Corry, Jennifer Dinovitz,
Deb Englebaugh, Marvin Fields, Gerry Florida, Fran Gialamas,
Sheila Golding, Michael L Goswell, Mary Jane Hadley,
Frank Hightower, Karen Kaighin, Deborah Kollar, Yelena Kukharenko, Dorothy Lampl, Karen Larson, Mary B. Mason, Tommy Mason,
Marguerite Matz, Elaine Morris, Mark Neuherz ,Alix Paul,
Marian Phillips, Bernie Pintar, Dafna Rehavia, Catherine Ryan,
Carol Scheftic, Janice Schuler, Phiris Kathryn Sickels, Chris Siewers, Wesley Smith, Nina Sowiski, David Sparks, Susan Sparks,
Melissa Sullivan, Alexander Sutlic, L J Swiech, Paul Werder,
Polly Whitehorn, Gary Zak, and Kathleen Zimbicki.
In Charlie Humphrey's juror statement he remarks: "Here are small apertures that reveal remarkable world views. Not exactly, as William Blake wrote, grains of sand, but images that invite you to get close, and then closer. And the closer you get, the broader the vision. What a fantastic contradiction. This was a brave challenge, issued by PSA, to a membership more than willing to answer the call. And we are all beneficiaries. It was an honor to jury this show, but it was also a task. There was so much worthy work submitted that isn't shown here, and for that there is always some regret."
Charlie Humphrey is the former Executive Director of Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Charlie was also editor and publisher of In Pittsburgh, an alternative weekly paper. Charlie sits on the Board of Directors of the Quantum Theater and the New Hazlett Theater. He is a past president of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture and past chair of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Alliance. Over the last decade he has been on the boards of GPAC, Silver Eye Center for Photography, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, funding panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Heinz Family Foundation.
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