Convergent Series

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Pittsburgh Society of Artists 2019 Artist’s Choice Show

Posted by C Scheftic on 2019/08/01

Well, I did it again, first time in a while, though: delivered a piece to a show and then, when I went to post about it, found I can’t find a photo of that piece!

This is an Artist’s Choice show with the Pittsburgh Society of Artists. So the artist has to be juried into the PSA in the first place, but then we get to pick which piece we want to exhibit. This time, in fact, though only one piece would be displayed, you could register either one or two. If you registered one, then you just had to deliver it. If you registered two then, when you delivered your work, you could talk with the show chairs and other people who were there about which one of them should go into the show. Unlike most juried shows, where you don’t get any kind of feedback on your work, I thought it would be interesting to hear some discussion of my two choices.

I chose to register two of my biggest, and thus heaviest, pieces. Pricey, in part just because each one used up a big chunk of silver. (Thus if either one of them were to sell, I could buy a good chunk more!) Another factor in their prices is that, because of their size, the construction techniques were not simple either. While I was delighted with the results each time, at that size and heft, both were what I’d call “learning experiences,” made a year or so apart. Because of that “status,” I was sure I had taken photos of both of them.

And then I went to write this post and, guess what: I can find a number of lovely photos of each side of the one that I did not end up leaving for the show, but none of the piece that’s in it. I know when I made it, and I can find others from that same time. It is a kind of unusual shape, so I guess I just figured I’d spend time another day figuring out what angles I wanted to try shooting from … and then forgot to do that? (That still doesn’t explain why I can’t even find any in-process shots….) Who knows!

So, to see what it is (hint: it’s a lovely, multi-sided, fine silver (.999) pendant with a citrine cabochon, hung on a sterling silver (.925) chain) you’ll just have to come to the show! As shown in PSA’s promo-card, the show is at the Christine Frechard Gallery which is now at 5126 Butler Street, 15201.

I’ll be at the opening reception on Satuday evening, August 3. The show will be open through August 30. (Check with the gallery for days and hours: I think it’s We-Fr-Sa-Su but the Gallery website indicates different days!) I also plan to attend the closing reception, on August 30. If you want to see me, but can’t be at either of the receptions, let me know so that we can arrange to meet some other time.

p.s., I probably won’t be at the opening for the full three hours, but I’ll be there for at least two. I also want to get downtown to catch the Squonk show! I’d planned to do that on Sunday, but then there was the mess of the annual Pittsburgh Regatta being cancelled. I’m delighted that Squonk was able to salvage at least a few Saturday evening shows in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Saturday Night Market & Downtown Sound Music Series! I hope lots of folks will show up to support that!

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