I've Joined Pittsburgh Print Group!
I became a member of the Pittsburgh Print Group guild this spring! I'm excited to be meeting more printmakers in the area and reconnecting with some people I've met and worked with in the past. A new members show is coming up this August 2017 at Chromos Eyewear in Lawrenceville. Details on this show will be posted soon.
"The Elephant Memory" at PA Art of the State, Harrisburg, PA
I am pleased to share that "The Elephant Memory" is part of this year's Art of the State. Info on how to see this exhibit follows:
Presented at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Art of the State has established a tradition of exhibiting highly creative art chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors.The 48th annual Art of the State is a juried, exhibit open to Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople.
An artist’s reception and awards ceremony will be held June 28, 2015 at The State Museum. This gala reception is free and open to the public giving citizens an opportunity to engage with Pennsylvania’s finest artists. Typically more than 600 artists, art patrons and interested parties, attend the reception.
This show will also be a part of Harrisburg Gallery Walk, a city-wide walking and driving tour of a exhibit sites showing art on an on-going basis. Founded in 1987, Gallery Walk is intended to promote art venues in Harrisburg, and encourage people to buy art locally throughout the year. Gallery Walk is September 13, 2015.
For information about visiting The State Museum of Pennsylvania, visit their website here: http://statemuseumpa.org/
DuBois Art Walk on the Block featured artist for 2015
Join me on June 6th in DuBois, PA for the annual Art Walk on the Block. Featured artists will be showing work in many of the downtown DuBois businesses. Visitors can view and purchase work, talk to the artists, and enjoy the thriving local businesses that have revitalized the downtown DuBois area over the past several years. Find me at Stew's Brew on the corner of West Long Avenue and South Brady Street (Rt. 219). Event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
What's New in 2014?
Last year was a busy year, with a residency at Brew House, a gallery and studio space in Pittsburgh's South Side. The residency included artist talks, professional development, and two shows - one in the Brew House gallery and one at Buffalo Arts Studio in Buffalo, NY.
This year I'm hiding out in the studio, working on further developing the works and concepts that were born out of my residency. Many new pieces are happening, some of which I am sharing here on the site, some of which will remain a secret until I am ready to march on and show a brand new body of work.
"Seven Degrees of 7" Distillery & Program Show at the Brew House Opening June 28th, 7pm
The Brew House Association presents "Seven Degrees of 7," a final exhibition featuring works from the Distillery Artist Residency 2013 program year.
Artists: Crystala Armagost, Terry Boyd, Elizabeth Brophy, Kate Hansen, Cara Livorio, Josh Mitchel, and Alexis Roberto
Opening reception: June 28th, 2013 7-10 pm
The Brew House, Space 101 Gallery
2100 Mary Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Show runs through August 3rd, 2013
Gallery hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12 noon-4 pm from June 29th through August 3rd.
The Distillery Program supports the careers of emerging artists living in Pittsburgh with artistic and professional development opportunities. This year's artists have created and collaborated in a group studio setting at the historic Brew House for the past six months. The artists are educated through critiques, lectures, and one-on-one mentorships with fellow local artists who share their knowledge within their scope of artistic practice.
This year's programming evolved to include an exchange of artwork with the Buffalo Arts Studio, in Buffalo, NY. Artists at BAS and Distillery had opportunities to meet, engage in local shows, and network in order to expand the reach of each artists' body of work.
For additional information or to contact the Brew House Association, please visit and "Like" The Brew House page on Facebook at this link https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewHousePittsburgh
To learn more about the Buffalo Arts Studio and the exchange show with Distillery 7 check out our group event at this link
"40.4406° N, 79.9961° W" Opens at Buffalo Arts Studio June 8th
I will be showing a series of three iron and patina screenprints on paper from my industrial landscapes series at Buffalo Arts Studio in Buffalo, New York.
Buffalo Arts Studio is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an exchange exhibition, titled 40.4406° N, 79.9961° W, with The Distillery Program in Pittsburgh, PA, in an effort to bring emerging and mid-career artists from both regions together to create a dialogue surrounding the exploration of each other's city.
40.4406° N, 79.9961° W
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Buffalo Arts Studio
The exchange includes two distinct exhibitions featuring resident artists of Buffalo Arts Studio and The Distillery Program, curated by Jill Larson & Kara Skylling of The Brew House and Cori Wolff of BAS, respectively. An exhibition opening reception featuring work by The Distillery Program resident artists will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at BAS in Buffalo. Both events are free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS
Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio space and regular public exposure for regional, national, and international artists through exhibitions, and to enrich the community with art classes, mural programs, and public art. Exhibitions, public art projects, and classes help the studio serve as a cultural center.
The Distillery Program at the Brew House Association is a program that acts as a stepping stone for participants as they move toward new phases of artistic production and career development. The program addresses the current need for relevant professional development related to the arts as well as support for working artists by providing individuals with a dynamic arena in which to pursue studio practice, career development, and exhibition opportunities.
For additional information about this event, please call (716) 833-4450, or visit www.buffaloartsstudio.org
"30:2" at Pittsburgh Center for Art Opens April 19, 2013
Opening Night April 19, 2013, 6-9 pm
Through August 18, 2013
An exhibit of 30 artists from the AAP membership by 2 curators This survey style exhibit presents a small cross section of the 600+ members of a continually evolving 102 year-old Pittsburgh institution. Selected from the Associated Artist of Pittsburgh’s digital member portfolio as well as from their online presence, the artworks on view display the breath and complexity of the AAP’s diverse membership. Occupying the upstairs, three large galleries of the PCA this group exhibit premises painting, object making, video, installation… as non-hierarchical in craft or approach but rather, are simply the individual modes of expression which best fit the formation of an artists concept or manner of conveyance.
Adam Welch, Curator of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Stacy Weiss, Owner and Creative Director of Pittsburgh design center Weisshouse
Crystala Armagost, William Bebernardi, Connie Cantor, Matthew Liam Conboy, Ron Copeland, Ron Donoughe, Tom Estlack, Claire Hardy, Jane Haskell, Adrienne Heinrich, Mia Tarduci Henry, Scott Hunter, Dana Ingham, Karen Kaighin, Paula Garrick Klein, Wade Kramm, Deanna Mance, Leslie G. Nutting, Meghan Olson, Joyce Werwie Perry, Judith Schumacher, Travis Schwab, Steven Sherrill, David Stanger, Anita Sulimanovic, Benjamin Thomas, Laurie Trok, Kristin Turcsanyi, Jack Weiss, Robert Villamagna
Unblurred First Fridays on Penn showing "Nostalgia Melancholia" in July
July 6th, 2012 from 7-10pm check out "Nostalgia Melancholia" at Modern Formations Gallery as part of the Unblurred First Friday gallery crawl. All works will be on display and are available for purchase.
Can't make it? Go to the Contact section and leave me a message to set up an individual appointment for artwork viewing or shopping from now through July 20th.
"Nostalgia Melancholia" at Modern Formations Gallery
New works by Crystala Armagost & Ashley Andrykovitch
at Modern Formations Gallery
Melancholia - the physical and psychological symptoms of experiencing nostalgia. Both artists explore the notion of memory through pop culture, storytelling, and personal experience. Paintings by both artists borrow inspiration from 90’s music and grunge culture. Works on view include screenprints, drawings, paintings, encaustics, sculpture, and performance.
Opening reception Friday, June 1st, 2012 from 7-10pm
Opening night includes a live musical performance of the paintings’ titles by 90's music tribute band "Uncle Jesse and the Rippers"
“90’s scrunchy-styley” hairdos and free art haircuts,
And, a fancy cake, to be served immediately following "Uncle Jesse's" performance of "Doll Parts" by Hole.
Closing reception Friday, July 20th, 2012
Gallery Hours: Thursdays 7-9pm, Saturdays 1-4pm or by appointment
Modern Formations Gallery is located at:
4919 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Crystala Armagost new works at Modern Formations Gallery June 2012
Coming soon to Modern Formations Gallery in Garfield - new works by Crystala Armagost and Ashley Andrykovitch. Officially opens as part of Unblurred on Penn on June 1, 2012 and runs through July 20, 2012.
Crystala's new works will include new interactive cassette prints that invite the viewer to "activate" the works with their personal influence. Also, new encaustic paintings inspired by the depths of blood and bone.
2012 Sketchbook Project added to Brooklyn Art Library
The Sketchbook Project 2012 at the Brooklyn Art Library is getting ready to kick off the tour which will include my sketchbook titled "The Grey Side of Life: a Book About Memory". The book will be joining the tour and will be housed at the Brooklyn Art Library after the tour. Visiting the Art Library? Check out the book! Call number of 161.8-6.
Rethinking Pittsburgh's Industrial Legacy: Prints as Catalyst for Change
Exhibition Opening, Symposium and Workshop
Saturday April 16 4:30 - 8pm
Over the past months, supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Artists Image Resource has been working with Leslie Golomb and others to stimulate conversations about “making” in Pittsburgh and in the region. These conversations have evolved into this project. There are a number of vibrant and engaged artists, organizations and makers of all kinds in the region, come and hear some of them discuss what they do and see some of their work. Presses will be up and running for hands on printing.
Saturday April 16, 2011
Symposium: Printmaking: A Catalyst for Social Change in
Exhibition Opening: Rethinking Pittsburgh’s Industrial Legacy
Workshop, vendor tables (AIR Open Studio, Justseeds, Shaw Galleries), refreshments
Events are free and open to the public
Did the industrial legacy end with deindustrialization? Rethinking Pittsburgh’s Industrial Legacy is a vibrant and critical new assessment of the region’s relationship with industry, telling an alternate history of industrialization that grapples with its material, social, and psychological effects, and calling attention to industry’s ongoing impact.
The artists in this exhibit, many with ties to Western Pennsylvania, explore the ways in which industry and deindustrialization inform our sense of place and our sense of possibility.
Artists: Crystala Armagost :: Patricia Bellan-Gellin Matthew Buchholz :: LaToya Ruby Frazier :: Shawn Gilheeney :: Howling Mob Society :: Martin Langford Hannah Reiff :: John Ritter :: Nick Satinover
Shaun Slifer :: Bill Yund
Original 19th century prints of Pittsburgh will also be on display.
A symposium, Printmaking: A Catalyst for Social Change in Western PA, will ask how artists and educators today engage with communities through printmaking and print-inspired art and collaborative practices.
The symposium will be moderated by Sarah Hall, curator of TheFrick Museum, and will coincide with the opening of the exhibit on Saturday April 16, 2011 at 5:00pm. Panelists include Dana Bishop Root (Transformazium Braddock), Jenn Pascoe (AIR),Shaun Slifer (Just Seeds), Mary Tremonte (Andy Warhol Museum and Justseeds), and Heather White (CAPA and Andy Warhol Museum).
The symposium will be followed by the exhibition opening and a demonstration workshop of printing processes available for use at AIR. The opening will also feature vendor tables and refreshments.
This program has been supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is part of Our Stories, Our Future as part of We the People a national initiative exploring the history of the United States.
Additional support for this program has been provided by Citizens Bank, Buncher Family Foundation and Judy and Chuck Perlow.
September 2010: Crystala Armagost & Ashley Andrykovich at Modern Formations
Opening as part of the Unblurred First Fridays on Penn Avenue gallery crawl.
Modern Formations Gallery
4919 Penn Avenue.
Pittsburgh PA 15224
Emerging Artist at Three River Arts Festival 2009
New works will be on display at the Artists' Market downtown Pittsburgh from June 5th-9th, 2009. All works will be for sale. Come and visit me at booth #41 from 12noon-8pm. For more information please visit www.artsfestival.net.
In the Making at FE Gallery, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“In the Making 250 Years/250 Artists”
A visual art exhibition celebrating Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary with cutting edge artwork by 250 Pittsburgh area artists. This monumental salon-style exhibition will be presented at Fe gallery, located at 4102 Butler Street, in Lawrenceville. The opening reception will take place on September 12, 2008. The exhibition will run for 4 months, closing on January 10, 2009.
4102 Butler Street
Gallery open Wed-Sat 12-4 during exhibitions. Call (412) 860-6028 to confirm.
NWAA Presents crystala armagost, Jason Fawcett, and Francine Fox, Wilmington, Delaware
421 North Market Street
Friday, September 5th