Aap 105th Annual Exhibition Opening Night

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Carnegie Museum of Art says
The Associated Artists Pittsburgh (AAP), the oldest and largest artist-run visual arts group in the country will open the 105-year-old annual exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The exhibition is on view until August 15th, 2016. Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, an art writer and curator in Los Angeles, served as the exhibition juror.

2016 exhibiting artists include: Andrew Allison, Atticus Adams,Theresa Antonellis, Laurie Barnes, Pati Beachley,Terry Boyd, Kathleen Kase Burk, Lenka Clayton, Marcia Comer, Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer, Patrick Daugherty, Don Dugal, Corey Escoto, Carolyn Frischling, Glen Gardner, Sarika Goulatia, Rebecca J. Harmon, Ryder Henry, Alan Horowitz, Chuck Johnson, Gary Jurysta,Susan Kemenyffy, Todd Keyser, George Kollar, Erik Kost, Sharon Massey, Ben Matthews, Laura Jean Mclaughlin, David Montano, Jack Mayer, Clayton Merrell, Travis Mitzel, Katie Murken, Jennifer Nagle Myers, Mary Kay Neff, Ed Parrish, Jr., Leah Patgorski, Curtis Reaves, Leslie Robbins, Judi Rosen, Daniel Roth, Patricia Sheahan, Martha Hopkins Skarlinski, Gregory Smith, Linda Price-Sneddon, Ivette Spradlin, David Stanger, Carole Stremple, Mia Tarducci, Millie Tersak, Laurie Trok, Michael Walsh, Adam Welch, Mark E. Weleski, Bob Ziller, and Kathleen Zimbicki

The AAP annual exhibition is the longest and oldest continuing survey exhibition of regional art in the country. This year’s exhibition features 62 artworks created by a total of 56 artists. Painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and drawing are brought together in the exhibition. The juror notes: “The range of practices and styles remains wide, while proximity begins to reveal compositional affinities, resonant subject matter, related processes, and sympathetic palettes between artists.” A total of 324 artists submitted 650 artworks to be considered for the exhibition.

Established in 1910, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) is an artist member organization with over 600 members in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) enhances the region’s cultural vitality and promotes visual arts excellence by showcasing artists’ work through contemporary exhibitions, providing community-based education programs, and facilitating a broad dialogue to engage artists with one another and the community.

Cover image credit: Bob Ziller, "William Blake," Acrylic on Wood, Photo: Kelly Bogel
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By: Carnegie Museum of Art

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