Upcoming Exhibitions

Sweetwater's gallery is coming to the end of its season for 2017 and will soon be transformed into a festive holiday marketplace full of creative hand made gifts for our annual Holiday mART fundraiser. Join us to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list.

We are looking forward to our 2018 gallery season which will kick off with our biennial Student/Instructor show and Open House event where visitors can see everything Sweetwater has to offer. In March we will be hosting two exhibitions of ceramic works as part of the NCECA conference which will present over 200 ceramic art exhibitions within Pittsburgh and the surrounding region.

Our spring and summer will offer an exhibition juried by Ashley McNelis, Curatorial Assistant for the upcoming Carnegie Int’l, 57th ed., 2018, as well as curated exhibitions of installation art and contemporary craft. Details coming soon!

'Maintaining Composure' Sculpture by Amy Short

Student/Instructor Exhibition

January 20, 2018 - February 23, 2018

Biennially Sweetwater reserves its gallery to showcase the rich talent of its students and its instructors. Sweetwater offers more than 500 classes annually, taught by artists and educators with outstanding qualifications in a wide variety of media. We invite all …

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Bowl by Elaine Henry, Fired by Justin Lambert

50 Bowls/50 States/50 Woodfires

March 12, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Wyoming artist Elaine Henry presents an exhibition of 50 thrown bowls that is an investigation into the variations that occur during the process of wood firing. Each of her bowls, similar in size, shape and glaze treatment, have traveled to …

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Ash & Flash

March 12, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Frederick, MD is home to Hood College and The Frederick Clay Studio and is an anchor to the regional ceramic community, serving as the hub where atmospheric ceramists converge. The large number …

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Call For Artists

Sweetwater Center for the Arts hosts a variety of juried and curated exhibitions in its gallery each season. We are committed to offering opportunities to regional, national, emerging, and accomplished artists. Annual opportunities include a solo exhibition for regional artists, an exhibition coinciding with our MAVUNO Festival of African American culture and participation in Holiday mART, our annual sale of handmade gifts.

Sweetwater’s gallery is located on the mezzanine level of Sweetwater’s Community Room with wood floors and natural lighting. The gallery has about 85 feet of wall space and has a height limitation of 7.5 feet on 2D work. Sweetwater retains 40% of gallery sales and holds the artist responsible for transport/shipment of artwork. All submission fees are non-refundable.

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When you or a family member is looking to take an art class, view an exhibition, or attend a cultural event, where do you turn? If you're like most in our community, you go to Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

$1,000 provides enough materials to fund a semester-long community outreach program.
$500 allows two senior citizens to take an oil painting class.
$250 provides enough clay for every student in an 8-week ceramics class.
$200 will send a child to summer camp for a week.
$100 provides the food for a culinary workshop.
$50 provides materials for two weeks of painting camps.

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