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Mission


DEAR PITTSBURGH AIMS TO EXPLORE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST IN THIS CITY, AND SUPPORT CREATIVE COMMUNITIES BY FACILITATING NEW FORMS OF CONVERSATION AND COLLABORATION.

Specializing in artist exposure and community accessibility, Dear Pittsburgh collects first hand accounts from artists, promotes local artwork, and serves as a platform for critical reviews, to facilitate a larger conversation about the arts in Pittsburgh. At Dear Pittsburgh we are committed to making the arts accessible to everyone. We are a resource for artists, arts workers, students, creatives, art lovers, and collectors to come together and gain inspiration to seek new avenues to collaborate with one another and ultimately strengthen the arts communities in our city.

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Mission


DEAR PITTSBURGH AIMS TO EXPLORE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST IN THIS CITY, AND SUPPORT CREATIVE COMMUNITIES BY FACILITATING NEW FORMS OF CONVERSATION AND COLLABORATION.

Specializing in artist exposure and community accessibility, Dear Pittsburgh collects first hand accounts from artists, promotes local artwork, and serves as a platform for critical reviews, to facilitate a larger conversation about the arts in Pittsburgh. At Dear Pittsburgh we are committed to making the arts accessible to everyone. We are a resource for artists, arts workers, students, creatives, art lovers, and collectors to come together and gain inspiration to seek new avenues to collaborate with one another and ultimately strengthen the arts communities in our city.

 
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Joanna Kemp

Executive Director

A Pittsburgh native, Joanna is an museum lover, a fierce advocate for art education, and a supporter of local artists. Inspired by the city’s rich history and current flourishing arts scene, she is always seeking ways to teach, enrich, and support the local arts communities that sustain today’s artists living and working in Pittsburgh.

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Linzy Mogielski

 

 

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Michelle Vecchio

Michelle is a painter and aspiring blogger living in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has been featured on Wigle Whiskey labels and in the 2014 Three Rivers Juried Arts Exhibition. She believes in the mission of Dear Pittsburgh to make contemporary art more accessible to all Pittsburgh residents.

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Crystal Latimer


You might have seen work by local artist and educator, Crystal Latimer, on exhibit at the Pittsburgh International Airport or the Three Rivers’ Arts Festival. Ecstatic to be part of the city’s burgeoning arts scene, Crystal is particularly interested in highlighting Pittsburgh’s blue collar community spirit, and the artists and arts organizations working together to make it all happen.