Member News

  • August 27, 2018 4:02 PM | Lisa Koi
    Lisa Bergant Koi would like to share a bit of studio news.

    In June, Jan Brandt Gallery in Bloomington, Illinois, exhibited her latest body of work in a solo show titled "Configuring the Collection". That body of work, with the addition of several paintings, is now on display through the end of August as a solo exhibition at Gallery 201 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

    She also currently has a painting in the 41st Annual Small Works Exhibition at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. 

    This week she was interviewed by artist David Linneweh for episode #196 of his podcast, Studio Break.  If you'd care to listen, you can find the conversation here:

    You can find Lisa at and on Instagram.

  • August 09, 2018 2:14 PM | Penny Soldatos

    FABRICATIONS BY PENNY featuring original fiber art, at the Monroeville Library Gallery.  Free and open to the public during normal library hours.

     4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard, Monroeville PA 15146

    September 1 - 30, 2018 Opening Reception:  September 1, 2018, 6-8 pm

  • June 20, 2018 8:03 PM | Diane Keane

    "Journeys Collected & Contained" opens on July 6, 2018, at the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Avenue in Garfield, 5:00 - 9:00 PM. It will be part of Garfield's monthly "Unblurred" gallery crawl.  The exhibit features assemblage boxes by member Diane Keane, and installations by Valerie Herrero.  Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

  • May 25, 2018 2:36 PM | Martha Hopkins Skarlinski (Administrator)

    Cranberry Artists Network

    2018 Martinis with Monet Art Expo

     June 28 – August 16, 2018

    Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    All regional artists are invited to enter up to two pieces of original art per registration into the 2018 Martinis with Monet Art Expo. Martinis with Monet is a well-attended and publicized event that benefits the Cranberry Township Community Chest and is the signature community art exhibition that is the kickoff to Cranberry Township Community Days. The Exhibition Space: The Cranberry Township Municipal building, located at 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. Tickets: The Opening Reception is a township fundraiser and ticketed event. All persons wishing to attend the Opening Reception on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 including artists, will require a ticket. Tickets may be purchased in advance via the CTCC website or in person at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center Administration Office. Juror: Christine Swann, internationally award-winning artist and member of the Pastel Society of America and the IAPS Masters’ Circle, will be judging entry into the show and all awards. Awards: Cranberry Artists Network will provide certificates of excellence awards for First, Second, Third and Honorable Mentions along with over $1000 in cash awards that were provided by Cranberry Township Community Chest. Sales: Cranberry Artists Network will conduct all sales during the exhibition. Artists retain 80% of the sale. Cranberry Artists Network retains the right to use art images for any promotional materials. 

    For prospectus and registration, visit:

  • May 05, 2018 8:46 PM | Anonymous - June 6 - 25.  Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Blvd., 15206. Opening Reception, Friday June 8 from 6 to 9pm. An exhibit of painting and ceramics exploring connections between us, cocoa, the universe and everything!

  • April 17, 2018 5:20 PM | Anonymous

    Carolyn Wenning: Drawing, Painting, Collage

    April 14-May 12, 2018

    Framehouse & Jask Gallery, 100 43rd St, Pgh. PA 15201

    Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 11-7, Sat. 10-4

  • March 14, 2018 3:39 PM | Brian Sesack

    Brian Sesack will be conduction a workshop on nurturing your creative potential on March 26th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Greater Pittsburgh's Arts Council's "Big Room."

    You can learn more about this opportunity by clicking on "When your Muse is MIA."

  • March 14, 2018 3:30 PM | Brian Sesack

    Several of Brian Sesack's photographs we juried into Studio Channel Islands' Collectors Choice 2018 fund raising exhibition, in Camarillo, California.

    During this exhibit the public will be invited to vote for the ‘people’s choice’ award, and those in attendance for the gala on March 24th will go home with an original piece of art!

  • March 02, 2018 7:00 PM | Deborah Lieberman

    Pop Up Group Show

    The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination

    First Friday Reception March 2, IFCI 7 -10 pm, 5006 Penn Ave, Pgh, PA 15224

    Art Exhibition March 2 - March 16  gallery hours by appointment

    My work will be apart of this exhibit.

  • February 18, 2018 5:02 PM | Gerry Florida

    I am very thrilled to be an honoree of the…

    “13th Annual Women of Achievement Award”

    Cribs for Kids 2018

    This was a most welcome surprise and I feel so honored to stand proud with Pittsburgh’s finest women achievers who have made significant contributions to our communities ….and to be represented such an important organization!

    March 1, 2018


    I am pleased to be part of the Carnegie Mellon Osher Lecture Series and will be speaking at Carnegie Mellon on March 26th, 2018

    An Exercise in Social Justice: Transcending Tradition…One Artist’s Journey from Art to Awareness

    Gerry Florida, Artist and Osher at CMU Study Leader


    Please Join Me for an Exhibition Titled:


     I have one piece in this show

    Percolate Gallery
    ​317 S. Trenton Avenue
    Wilkinsburg PA 15221

    Reception: March  24, 2018

     6 pm - 8:30 pm


    Come Join Us and Create a Bus Billboard!

    “Get on the Bus!” 

    In Partnership with Florida Recycled and

    Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

    When: May 20th, 12-5pm

    Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

    214 North Lexington Street 

    Pittsburgh, PA 15208

    Gerry Florida /Florida Recycled and Shuman Juvenile Detention Center have partnered with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse to launch its first “Open Community” bus billboard campaign that will be seen traveling the Pittsburgh area on the rear of a Port Authority bus in the summer of 2018.

    Stop in and visit me the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse  and join in the coloring madness

    See your artistry on the back of a port authority bus!


    The “Why Art? Billboard” Calendar

    is now linked on the Allegheny County Website

    as a

    Free Download !

    “WHY ART?” Calendar

      Shuman Center / Florida Recycled Allegheny County News

    Florida Recycled / Shuman Center Facebook Allegheny County

    Florida Recycled / Shuman Center Allegheny County Twitter

    If You have not seen the complete Calendar of the twelve Port Authority billboards created through Gerry Florida/ Florida Recycled at Shuman Juvenile Detention Center you can get your free download on the Allegheny County website.


    Gerry Florida/Florida Recycled has partner with Construction Junction to open a second studio “Shuman Studio Blue at Construction Junction” where released residents can serve their sentenced community service time with Ms. Florida. Working with the courts the studio is now a community service site.

    Both Studios will have a combined 

    Grand Opening Kickoff

    of hand painted furniture in April 2018

    Look for the upcoming announcement!


    Stop by and visit Studio Blue at Construction Junction meet my talented crew of painters!

    • Join Our New
    • Open Furniture Painting Workshops
    • Starting in April 2018
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    • Gerry Florida  / Florida Recycled will be at the Reuse Festival in Lawrenceville showing off some funky recycled jewelry and cool painted furniture with her crew from Studio Blue
    • Hosted by “I Made it Market” for EARTHDAY Weekend
    • Saturday from 10am to 2pm
    • in the UPMC Children’s Hospital Parking lot off of 55th and Butler.

    Home and Garden Show 2018

    Stop by the Construction Junction booth and see some of the functional furniture handywork that will be part of the Construction Junction display!

    Created by Studio Blue


    Booth Number: 3212

    Used and surplus building material

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