Thursday, March 06, 2008

Blog Release: Creative Pittsburgh

From Pittsburgh Technology Council:

The Pittsburgh Technology Council Arts + Technology Initiative is proud to announce the 15 Minutes Gallery – a forum to showcase the works of regional artists in a contemporary setting. The 15 Minutes Gallery recognizes the synergy that exists between the technological and the artistic communities in Pittsburgh. Founded on the notion that art and technology share the elemental characteristic of innovation, the 15 Minutes Gallery seeks to unite both veins of creative prowess in celebration of the regional dynamic.

Located in the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s atrium and conference areas, the Gallery provides the unique opportunity to reach key figures of Pittsburgh’s business community in a professional setting. Regional artists are encouraged to submit works of any genre in traditional, contemporary and experimental mediums.

The 15 Minutes Gallery will launch with an open exhibition, beginning June 2, 2008. All artwork will be displayed for a minimum of 3 months (required consignment), and a maximum of 6 months (extended consignment).

Submission includes but is not limited to the following mediums:
  • Paintings and drawings in all media
  • Mixed Media
  • Collage
  • Photography
  • Sculpture and Pottery
  • Hand Crafted Jewelry
  • Installations
  • Pop Art and Graphic Design
  • Experimental electronic art and video
Judging: Up to 50 entries will be selected. Cash prize will be awarded to Best of Show. Submission does not guarantee acceptance.

Eligibility: All local artists older than 18 are eligible for submission.

Application Fee: $25; non-refundable check or money-order payable to PHTC Services. Entry fee includes up to 5 pieces of artwork.

Submission requirements: Original artwork is not accepted in the call for entries review. Reproductions may be presented in prints (up to 8.5 x 11 format), or as digital image files, with a maximum of 10 MB. Each submission must be clearly labeled with the Artist’s name, date of completion, dimensions and media type. Include a SASE, for return of any materials.

Artist statement/proposal form: Please complete the proposal form and submit along with a one-page maximum artist statement.

Commission: The Pittsburgh Technology Council Arts + Technology Initiative receives a 25% commission on any sales made during or as a result of the exhibition. All proceeds benefit the initiative and promotion of the arts.

Items necessary for entry:
  • Artist Statement
  • Proposal Form
  • Up to 5 Submissions
  • $25 Entry Fee
  • SASE
Mail completed package to:

KC Harvey
Art Director
Pittsburgh Technology Council
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

For questions, or for more information, please contact Kim Harvey at 412.918.4223.

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