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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

Under the Blankets- Printmakers Together

The exhibition "Under the Blankets - Printmakers Together" is an opportunity for members of Pittsburgh Print Group to reach out to printmakers in the   tri-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.  By connecting our artistic community with exceptional printmakers in the neighboring rust belt states we will forge a creative dialogue that expands our vision and strengthens the ties that bring printmakers and the public together. Under The Blankets - Printmakers Together will be held at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, featuring works by over 50 regional print artists. 

Exhibition Advisor: Imin Yeh

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
May 4 - July 8, 2018

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June 4th, 1:00PM
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Parejo - Cultural Exchange between Pittsburgh, Santiago, and Valparaiso, Chile

Printmakers Tresa Varner and Maritza Mosquera will discuss their participation in the 2016 Cultural Exchange Program between Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Taller 99 in Santiago, Chile and Casa Plan in Valparaiso, Chile.  Two artists from each country were chosen to participate in one month residencies. During their residency, the artists worked alongside resident printmakers, interns, community, and students in the creation of new work. The goal for this exchange was to create a lasting network between the studios in each country. Prior to the actual residencies, staff from both studios visited each other to develop a fuller relationship between shops. This opportunity was extremely significant and helped project leaders to plan each stage in the program in order to maximize productivity. Tresa and Maritza will discuss the successes and struggles they had navigating language barriers and the diverse practices of each studio. In addition, now that a connection between the studios is established the artists would like to discuss ways to continue the exchange into the future.


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.