Ceramic Residency Program – Past Residents

Taylor Mezo

Darrin Simmons

Kimberlyn Bloise

Marcè Nixon-Washington


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 aclayton@pghartsmedia.org

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.

Apply Here

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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. 


All sold artworks will be split 70/30 between the artists/PCA&M

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(Part Time) Facilities Coordinator

Reports To: Executive Director, Director of Finance and Administration

FLSA status: NonExempt

Job Description: 

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:

Success factors/job competencies:

Physical demands and work environment:

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. 

Education/Certification(s)/License(s) required:

Please provide up to 3 references:


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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.

Apply Here

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4th Annual Member & Student Exhibition

PCA&M is excited to present our 4th 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 (2021 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 “Describe Your Work” box. We will not accept artwork larger than 36″x36″.

All artwork should be ready for installation upon arrival, i.e. wired etc.

The deadline to apply is May 12th


The exhibition runs Friday, July 28th through Sunday, August 25th

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 2021 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 2021.

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 we’ll accept at least one piece from every artist.


4th Annual Member & Student Exhibition

Maximum file size: 52.43MB


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.

Vendor information:

• 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 aclayton@pghartsmedia.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 aclayton@pghartsmedia.org.


Apply Here:

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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 aclayton@pghartsmedia.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 artist residency in ceramics per program year. This opportunity runs from fall (Sept/October) thru spring (April/May).  Our intention with the Ceramic Artist-in-Residence program is to continue to expose our immediate ceramic community (both internal and the greater Pittsburgh area) to fresh new perspectives in technique and discipline within the ceramic arts, in turn also helping to create greater visibility for the participating artist. Our program is intended to foster greater community engagement between the resident and other interested parties through: 


Ideally our program is best suited for the emerging ceramic artist that is in need of studio space, equipment use and community for support. Our residency places priority on supporting emerging artists from historically underrepresented groups in the ceramic community. Through our program the resident will learn valuable skills related to managing/coordinating a fast paced community studio that the resident can use to help secure other opportunities after they complete our residency. 

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 PCA&M equipment*, 600 pounds of studio clay, studio glazes and access to all studio firings. PCA&M residents do not pay fees and will receive a modest monthly ($500.00) stipend to help offset weekly living expenses.

Residents are required to work 10-15 hours per week on studio maintenance, present one exhibition and artist talk in January 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 Studio Arts Manager Audra Clayton (aclayton@pghartsmedia.org). A letter of intent (1000 words or less) should share what body of work residents plan to develop and exhibit & what skills they are prepared to share.



Ceramics Residency 2024-2025

Application due by June 21  |  Announced by July 8th


*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, 15 shared studio wheels,  pug mill, bench grinder, and a photo booth for documentation. Shared residency/manager space has 2 dedicated shelves and a work table for the resident and a shared wheel. Limited access to print/small metals/photography studios, and computer lab.

View our past ceramic residents