Print Detail by Patty Kennedy-Zafred

About Us

The Pittsburgh Print Group (PPG) is a non-profit organization of artists who work in various approaches to fine art printmaking. Founded in 1972, PPG is dedicated to artistic excellence and the perpetuation of printmaking as an art form by providing its members with exhibition opportunities throughout the southwestern Pennsylvania region and tri-state area.

Exhibitions that have far reaching audiences combined with outreach and educational opportunities are PPG’s primary activities. Members develop proposals for exhibitions in private galleries, museums and other appropriate venues, and create educational events open to members and the public through demonstrations, artist talks and workshops.


Events & Exhibits


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Under the Blankets - Printmakers Together is an exhibition of recent work by 29 Pittsburgh Print Group members and 29 invited printmakers from the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Participating PPG members chose a printmaker from an extensive list of accomplished artists to exhibit alongside the group, providing an opportunity for members to connect with exceptional printmakers in  neighboring rust belt states.  This exhibit will forge a creative dialogue that expands artistic vision and strengthens the ties that bring printmakers, the broader artist community, and the public together.

This exhibition showcases a broad spectrum of  printmaking techniques and approaches that include traditional silkscreen, intaglio, lithography, relief, letterpress, monoprint and monotype,  as well as installation, artist books, zines, and  experimental prints that combine video, animation, and sound. Many of the prints in the exhibition focus on contemporary issues and global concerns, while other works explore personal and spiritual themes. 

A lecture and guided gallery talk by Imin Yeh, Exhibition Project Advisor, will be presented at our Opening Reception on Friday, May 4th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  Exhibiting artists as well as the public will have an opporunity to view the exhibit and to interact with some of the finest printmakers in the region.

Special Thanks to our sponsors

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Pittsburgh Filmmakers
 The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
The Fine Foundation
 Jack Buncher Foundation
Dollar Bank

More special thanks to our exhibition organizers!

Leslie Golomb Exhibition Co-Chair
Aaron Regal Exhibition Co-Chair
Sharon Wilcox President
Paula Garrick Klein  Secretary
Rachel Saul Rearick  Media and PR
Imin Yeh Exhibition Project Advisor
Jessica Brown PCA Gallery Programs Manager
Thomas Brown PCA Lead Art Installer
Hannah Altman PCA Art Installer
Gwen Sadler  PCA Art Installer
Maritza Mosquera Community Engagement
Michelle Brown Community Engagement
Nancy Flury Carlson Community Engagement
JoAnne Bates Community Engagement
Jennifer Rockage McGhee Community Engagement

EXHIBIT SNEAK PEEK

Works by Kellie Hames, Christina Lee, Tom Norulak, Marc Snyder, Tresa Varner, and Mary Tremonte

OPENING RECEPTION

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Exhibition photographs provided by Marc Snyder and Aaron Regal

LOCAL PITTSBURGH ARTICLE

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An exciting public roundtable discussion featuring local arts administrators Fran Flaherty, Charlotte Ka, Duncan MacDiarmid, Maritza Mosquera, Anne Mulgrave, Rachel Saul Rearick, Errol "Mobutu" Reynolds, Aaron Regal, Zena Ruiz, Fitzhugh Shaw, Tresa Varner and Marcel Walker

Thursday, June 14th
6:30-8:30pm
Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Free and open to the public – no reservations required

American sign language interpreters provided

In cities around the globe, there is an exciting movement afoot to share ideas and models that help connect artists more deeply with their communities. This roundtable discussion led by Rachel Saul Rearick, Arts and Culture Manager, Pittsburgh International Airport will focus on relationship building and the core of the relationship as mutuality. While audience development works to have members of the public feel a relationship with the arts as created and/or presented by the artist or organization, community engagement seeks to develop relationships that potentially transform both individuals external to the arts and the art itself.

Learn from Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Anne Mulgrave, Manager of Grants and Accessibility about grant opportunities and reimbursement that provide arts and culture organizations to conduct outreach programs, accommodate patrons with disabilities and current initiatives. Also listen to lesser known small arts guilds and organizations that work quietly but efficiently toward social change.

Special Thanks to our sponsors at Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Fine Foundation, Jack Buncher Foundation, and Dollar Bank! 


Affiliations

The Pittsburgh Print Group is an affiliated guild of Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA). This guild affiliation provides PPG with exhibition opportunities at PCA and use of the facilities at both PCA and PF.