Ceramic Residency Program – Past Residents
PCA&M Market Application
2022 Holiday Market
Submissions open Monday, August 28th, 2022 & close Sunday, October 9th (at midnight).
Accepted vendors will be notified by Monday, October 17th.
Please feel free to email Audra Clayton with any questions email@example.com
Event Date: Saturday, December 10th from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: PCA&M, 1047 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
Cost (if accepted): $60 for non PCA&M members | $50 for PCAM members
Spaces: Spaces will accommodate up to one 10 x 4 ft table with space behind it for the vendor. Electric is available. Limited tables are available for rent at $10
This is a snow or shine event.
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Spring Artists Market Application
We’re excited to bring our Spring Artists Market for it’s third year!
The market will be held on the front lawn of our Scaife building, just in front of Mellon park, from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, May 6th.
Applications are open through March 19th and vendors will be informed of acceptance by March 27th.
$100 for non PCAM members
$75 for PCAM members
Once juried into the market, your registration fee is nonrefundable.
10ft x10ft outdoor, non electric. Vendors must provide their own tents and tables.
A small number of tables are available to rent for $10.
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“Those Who Teach” 2022 Teaching Artists Exhibition
Call for artists…Teaching Artists that is…
This call is open to any teaching artist that has taught a class, workshop, or summer camp with PCA&M in the last 5 years. This call is also open to teaching artists that have worked with PCA&M through our program Artists in Schools and Communities.
These are challenging times for teaching artists and we want to celebrate your artwork and acknowledge the work that you are doing within our organization and the greater community to educate and keep everyone staying creative.
Please apply through the form below.
Up to 3 works/images for consideration
Tell us what class or classes that you have taught or worked in residency with either PCA&M or AS&C.
Please list the title of artwork, medium, year created, dimensions and price (if for sale). Please submit by February 12th. Accepted artists will be notified no later than February 15th.
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(Part Time) Facilities Coordinator
Reports To: Executive Director, Director of Finance and Administration
FLSA status: Non–Exempt
The Facilities Coordinator is responsible for cleaning, managing and inspecting the buildings and grounds to identify maintenance issues, such as leaky roofs, faulty electrical, plumbing issues and security systems. The Facilities Coordinator will perform routine custodial duties that directly impact the overall cleanliness and appearance of the Scaiffe and Annex buildings such as emptying trash, sweeping/mopping floors on a weekly basis. The Coordinator manages the repair of facilities either through their own capabilities or via outside contractors such as Climatech etc. When construction and/or bigger repairs are required, the Facilities Coordinator receives job bids and makes recommendations to senior management and oversees the work and manages the project to bring it in on time and on budget. The Facilities Coordinator oversees all supply ordering for janitorial needs as well as lighting, paint and dumpsters when needed.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
- Monitoring the safety and cleanliness of interior and exterior areas, such as studios, offices, and immediate outdoor spaces.
- Performing routine maintenance on facilities and making repairs as needed
- Scheduling routine inspections and emergency repairs with outside vendors
- Preparing facilities for changing weather conditions
- Provide general support services for staff before/during and/or after events such as: break down and/or set up of chairs, tables, misc. temporary structures. This may include evenings and/or weekends.
- Responsible for keys and security access assignments for staff
- Manage all outside contractors in support of the Facilities Department, including maintaining records and contracts, coordinating project activities, and providing scheduling support.
- Coordinate and clearly communicate to any and all impacted departments of all facilities activities, work directions, and support systems.
- Continued custodial upkeep of both the Scaiffe Building and the Annex.
- Maintain a request and communication system for facility needs from staff
Success factors/job competencies:
- Clear communication skills
- Problem solver
- Attention to detail
- Good general handyperson skills
Physical demands and work environment:
- Individual will be required to use a computer with keyboard and telephone
- Individual will be required to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 75 pounds.
- Individual will be required to use basic hand tools and/or power tools appropriate to specific projects.
Work Days and Shifts:
Position works 3 days or twenty-four hours per week and may include additional time as needed to complete work, possibly including evenings and/or weekends.
- Associates degree and 2 years of facilities management experience or 3 years of facilities management experience.
- Valid driver’s license is required.
Please provide up to 3 references:
Winter Artists Market Application
The weather might just be starting to cool down, but we know snowflakes won’t be too far behind. We’re happy to be bringing back our Winter Artists Market, for a day of art and cheer to help warm you into the holiday season!
Winter Artists Market:
Saturday, December 9th | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Vendor Applications are open:
Friday, September 1st – Sunday, October 15th
Accepted vendors will be notified:
The week of October 16th-20th
Cost of table:
PCA&M Members: $75
Non Members: $100
• This years market will be held entirely inside of PCA&M’s Scaife building, throughout our studio spaces.
• Non-refundable fees must be paid by November 3rd to reserve your spot.
3rd Annual Member & Student Exhibition
PCA&M is excited to present our 3rd Annual Member & Student Exhibition!
Help us celebrate you! We want to showcase the incredible level of talented and
creative people that come through our doors, make artwork in our studios and
support PCA&M by being a part of our community.
This exhibition opportunity is open to all people (18 and up) that have a current
membership with PCA&M (associate, family, senior, student, or access) and
any person who has been a recent student (2020 until now). Members should be in
good standing and students should state what their most recent class or workshop
was that they took with us.
We want to see your artwork!
Painting, drawing, ceramics, prints, jewelry/metals, photography, digital illustration,
fiber arts, mixed media; we are interested in seeing it all!
We want to show off as much talent as possible, and at least one piece of all submitted work from each artist will be chosen for the show.
Please submit up to 3 images for consideration, listing the title, materials, year it was made, size, and price for each piece in the “Tell Us About Your Work” box.
All artwork should be ready for installation upon arrival, i.e. wired etc.
The deadline to apply is February 19th
The exhibition runs Friday, March 24th through Saturday, May 6th
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does my artwork have to be made during a class or during studio access?
Not at all! Feel free to submit any piece whether you made it at PCA&M, at home, or even another studio.
I haven’t made anything new recently, can I submit an older piece?
We can’t resist a good classic! You can submit any piece as long as it was made from 2020 until now.
Does my work have to be for sale in the exhibition?
Only if you want it to be! We know you can’t always put a price on a piece, and we’re happy just to have the opportunity to exhibit your work.
I haven’t taken a class in a couple years, can I still submit my work?
We’re happy to accept work from any student who’s taken a class with us as far back as 2020.
Can I submit for the show if I just became a member?
Absolutely! This exhibition is open to all members whose membership is currently up to date.
How can I become a member?
You can sign up for a membership online.
I’d like to submit, but how do I know if my work is good enough to be shown?
Applying for shows can sometimes be intimidating, but we think all work is great in its own special ways! You can submit up to three of your favorite pieces, and our guest curator will be sure to choose a great one for the show! We’ll accept at least one piece from every artist.
We wanted to make this year’s exhibition a stronger resource for our artists, and have asked our friend Judy Barie to help curate the exhibition! Not only will Judy be selecting the work for the exhibition, but will be available to offer feedback on the work during walkthroughs of the exhibition.
About The Curator
This year’s exhibition is being curated by artist and curator, Judy Barie. Judy has won numerous awards, and her work is included in a number of private, corporate, and museum collections.
She divides her time between Pittsburgh PA and Chautauqua NY, where she serves as the Susan and John Turben Director of CVA Galleries. Each summer she resides in Chautauqua Institution curating and managing a variety of contemporary exhibitions, while inspiring collectors and supporting artists.
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yART Sale Application
yART is half yard sale, half art show! Finally a place you can sell those pieces that didn’t come out just right, materials you just aren’t using anymore, or even studio treasures that just seem to be taking up space nowadays.
• We will be accepting applications from June 1st through July 16th . We will be working to curate a variety of art forms at this event.
• Please be aware this is a unique vending event focused on helping you clean up and clean out your studios and back stock. Vendors are expected to bring discounted works, seconds, and even leftover supplies. 75% or more of your items must fit these categories. We encourage vendors to team up, share a space, and fill a tent with varieties of works and supplies.
• Spaces will be 10’x10’.
• Vendors may not extend outside their assigned area.
• We do not have electricity available.
• Vendors are responsible for bringing a tent, table, and chairs.
• All vendors are strongly encouraged to help promote on social media. PCA&M will provide marketing assets, such as branded graphics and imagery specially created for the event.
• A non-refundable fee of $75 (member) / $100 (non-member) per tent/space will be charged upon acceptance. In order to qualify for member rates all vendors in the tent must be members.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Are you a nonprofit organization?
A section of the yArt Sale will be dedicated to assisting arts nonprofits promote their organizations and/or sell products. 5 free slots are available. To apply for these spots please reach out to Audra Clayton at email@example.com.
This form is currently closed for submissions.
Ceramic Studio Internship
PCA&M offers an internship program for college students and recent graduates. Our program operates on a three pronged approach. Interns spend equal amounts of time helping with studio maintenance, learning studio practices from our coordinator and developing their own work. Interns may have opportunities to help educate children at our summer camps or assist with adult classes as needed. Interns can commit anywhere from 10- 40 hours per week for up to 2 years.
Interested Applicants should contact Ceramics Coordinator Audra Clayton at firstname.lastname@example.org and inquire about current opportunities and how to apply.
Interns are accepted on a rotating basis based on studio needs.
College students on summer break are encouraged to apply.
The PCA&M ceramics coordinator is able to work with local universities for interns to gain college credits.
Ceramic Residency Program
Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media offers one 8-9 month residency program per year. This opportunity runs from fall (Sept/October) thru spring ( April/May). Applicants should have a BFA in ceramics or have an established practice and body of work. PCA&M will provide a semi private studio space, access to all PCAM equipment*, 600 pounds of studio clay, studio glazes , access to all studio firings, teaching opportunities and an exhibition. PCA&M residents do not pay fees and will receive a modest stipend.
Residents are required to work 15-20 hours per week on studio maintenance, present one workshop for members and the public, and be an active member of our studio community. Residents should plan to complete one studio improvement project based on their interest and skills.
Applicants should send a resume, artist statement, 10 images of their work, and a letter of intent to Ceramics coordinator Audra Clayton ( email@example.com). A letter of intent (1000 words or less) should share what residents hope to gain from the residency and what skills they are prepared to share.
Fall Ceramics Residency 2023
Application due by July 15th | Announced by August 1st
*PCAM’s ceramic studios are equipped with 3 electric kilns, cone 10 downdraft gas kiln, soda kiln, raku kiln, studio cone 10/6 glazes, spray booth, 2 extruders , 2 slab rollers, glaze lab, 14 shared studio wheels, pug mill, bench grinder, and a photo booth for documentation. Shared residency/tech space has 4 dedicated shelves and a work table for the resident and a shared wheel. Limited access to print/small metals/photography studios, and computer lab.