A Tuesday evening reception featured an awards ceremony honoring winners of the 14th annual “ARTWorks” competition that showcases the creative talents of City of Pittsburgh employees, their families and members of their households.
The City-County Building’s grand lobby now serves as the setting of an impressive collection of paintings, photographs, drawings, pottery and other unique pieces of artwork. More than 100 City employees and their relatives (professional, nonprofessional and youth artists) submitted the 123 pieces on display.
“The ARTWorks competition provides an exciting opportunity for individuals to express their creativity, and this year’s participants represent more than a dozen City departments ranging from City Planning, to Public Works, to the Bureau of Building Inspection,” according to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
The free exhibit, titled “ARTWorks -- The National Arts Program In Pittsburgh,” allows artists of all skill levels the rare opportunity to exhibit their work as well as to compete for cash prizes and art education scholarships.
Serving as 2013 judges were Mary Brenholts of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Morton Brown, City of Pittsburgh Public Arts Manager; Dave Deily of Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild; and Lynn Smith of Interior Artistry.
The 30 individuals honored with awards included:
Best of Show: Stephanie Neary of Lawrenceville (Parks & Recreation employee)
“A Childhood in Hats”
The exhibit will remain on display through April 21 at the City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Downtown Pittsburgh.
The 14th annual “ARTWorks -- The National Arts Program in Pittsburgh” is sponsored by The National Arts Program Foundation and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation.
For more information, call Citiparks at 412-665-3665 or visit www.citiparks.net.