A New Show Every Month at Most Wanted Fine Arts as part of Unlblurred along the Penn Arts Corridor.
June 29th: MWFA Represents!
Once again our team of FINE artists will be returning to the Waterloo Arts Fest. Gallery show and live competition painting against artists from Cleveland and Detroit.
The festival is free. Come out and show your support. More info: http://waterlooartsfest.com
June 13th: Team Night @ PNC Park
Saturday, June 8th: Open Mic Hip Hop Night
JUNE UNBLURRED: NEW WORKS BY HIROMI KATAYAMA AND MICHEAL GALONE
JUNE 7, 2013 6PM TO 11PM Free Event
Wine by the Glass by Wilhelm Winery
Musical Performance by Grand Snafu at 9pm. Hiromi Katayama’s art addresses the Japanese perspective of nature and how that perspective has influenced her own history. A simple cherry blossom can invoke intense memories of Japan for the artist thus becoming an iconic symbol for her culture. The use of traditional Japanese painting techniques, pigments, materials, wooden panels, and paper allows the viewer to build a connection to the culture and thus Hiromi’s personal background. The paintings imagery illustrates the resiliency of nature as well as that of the people of Japan. Hiromi shares with you her wish to exist with nature and culture in a harmonious relationship. Michael Galone is owner of and Tattooist at Tattoo Noir, which was crowned Best in Pittsburgh by City Paper in 2012. There he paints flesh in a way that reflects a traditional Japanese style. His off hours are spent in a pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity as he practices the ancient art of Bonsai. The art form of sculpting mini trees will be on display along side his allegorical oil paintings of nature. Filled with surrealism and renaissance techniques Galone’s paintings ring of Dutch and Flemish influence while examining modern life and the complexities of human interaction.
STUFF N SUCH SOCIETY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
THE NOT SO FINE ART OF JOSH SUCHOZA
June 7, 2013 7PM TO 10PM Free Event
Professional Tattooist, Josh Suchoza, brings you silly nonsense. Nothing is going to be deep or meaningful, or express his emotions, “ain't nobody got time for that”. Plus see Stuff N Such’s always growing collection of pop culture treasures, which will be on display and for purchase.
"I Pretty much just draw and paint fun silly things that I like. Some of it really doesn't make that much sense, but it makes me laugh. I just like making fun art, the world has enough problems, I really don't need to talk about them in my artwork. Nothing is going to be deep or meaningful, or express my emotions, ain't nobody got time for that."
MAY: LADY LUCK
NEW WORKS BY LAURA PETRILLA AND KATE BURGESS
MAY 3, 2013 6PM TO 11PM Free Event
Kansas Dan performs at 8:30pm Bill Earl 10:15pm
Lady Luck has a pair of aces. Two women exhibit new works influenced by the golden age of America and love. Professional Tattooist, Kate Burgess is a hopeless romantic whose whimsy and idealism seeps into her traditional tattoo style. The art translates beautifully whether on paper or skin. Laura Petrilla captures the essence of people on a daily basis as an editorial and commercial photographer. It is with her personal project that she channels classic 50’s style photography and transform the modern day pin up girl into a flashback for the future.
IN THE BASEMENT THERE IS MORE! Stuff N Such Society
"The Art of Collectible Culture"
Opening Reception for the Month Long Exhibit
STEEL CITY SECRET CINEMA II – 80’S HORROR
MAY 3, 2013 7PM TO 10PM Free Event
Steel City Secret Cinema presents new pieces from a dozen local artists, with a 1980s horror film theme. Funds benefit The Hollywood Theater in Dormont as well as The Toonseum in Downtown Pittsburgh. Artists include Matt Ryan Tobin, Gwen AP, Kelly Blevins, Kristopher Boban, Adam Chizmar, Dave D’Incau Jr., Matt Denton, John Galo, Emily Gwynne, Michael Koehler, David Slebodnick, Seth Storck, Jordan Taylor, and Jonathan Trueblood. steelcitysecretcinema.com
The GA/GI Festival comes to MWFA
Opening Reception for the Month Long Exhibit
Professor John Lysak and the Edinboro Print Department
April 5, 2013 6PM TO 11PM Free Event
Artists created imagery specifically for the exhibition, using the themes of the Ga/Gi festival, such as robotics, digital media, green technology or eco-friendly and mind-expanding art. Some of the processes used include photolithography for digital and hand drawn images, water based screen-printing, relief printing, letterpress printing, linocut, woodcut or intaglio printmaking. Most of the artists in the exhibition are creating their prints using hand-made fine art techniques or papers from sustainable fibers such as cotton and bark from harvested trees for an Asian aesthetic.
FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE BASEMENT THERE’S MORE!
April 5, 2013 7pm to 10pm Free Event
Opening Reception for Global Game Jam Art.
Concept Drawings and Posters from Games created during The Global Game Jam.
Friday Night view the Game Jam Art and on Saturday (12pm-4pm) you can play the games!!
The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest event of its kind, not a competition but collaboration. The focus is on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. All sites worldwide are challenged to design, develop, create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours all based on the same theme. In 2012, 242 locations in 47 countries created over 2000 games in one weekend and became a Guinness World Record! http://globalgamejam.org/
SATURDAY APRIL 6: THE FUN CONTINUES!/h3>
Noon- 4pm FREE EVENT
Stop by Most Wanted Fine Art and Play actual video games created in just 48 hours! Meet and Greet with game designers and organizers.
Thursday March 7th- Pittsburgh Rahnd Table Debut Reading
Founded in the summer of 2012, the Rahnd Table is an ragtag group of fiction writers who conduct a fortnightly writing workshop in Bloomfield. Come hear the first public reading of our manuscripts-in-progress. Refreshments and libations will be served.
March: Fit to Print & Pittsburgh Punks
We have two floors of art for your eyes to feast on. In the fine art gallery of Most Wanted you will find Fit to Print a showcase of master printers and down in the basement we have the lowbrow art of Pittsburgh Punks who made art for animal friends. Plus musical performances by Tyler Cottington, The New Knees, and the world's greatest Grand Snafu!
February brings Convergence
MWFA presents the Work of "Derelict" Donnie Toomer and Andrew Rabb.
Plus another amazing live performance by Kabaret Vulgare and Grand Snafu.
Free. Friday Feb 1. 6-11pm.
Downstairs Sutff n Such Society
All's Fair. An Artistic Look at Love & War. Group show.
Have your portrait drawn for charity at Stuff n Such Society this January.
Local artist Sam Thorp will be drawing live and on the spot to benefit the Pittsburgh Women and Girls Foundation. The mission of the Women and Girls Foundation is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come. (wgfpa.org)
Sit for a portrait and help out a great cause.
Plus artwork on display by the MWFA's International Stars: Sylvia K. (Italy) and Sarina Meester (Netherlands).
Art and an amazing assortment of collectables and memorabillia this January at Stuff n Such Society.
December opens the Doors of Perception
The Doors of Perception, an exhibition of new mixed media paintings by Gary D. Owens and Kristofer Work. Owens mines daily life in order to tap into new perspectives of old things, while Work's vision tunes in and drops out in a blur of stretching blobs and trippy colors. Exploring the transitory and subjective nature of perspective--from the kitsch to psychedelia--the show will also feature a musical performance by Planet Deep. PLUS... THE KRAMPUS
Move over St. Nick, here comes Krampus! Swing by the Stuff N Such Society to check out Christmas with Krampus and The Art of Collectible Culture. Interpreting the legend of Krampus--aka The Christmas Devil, who according to alpine folklore accompaned St. Nick during the Christmas season to punish mischievous children, the new show features timely work by Danielle Bartone, Sam Thorp, Jim Kappernaros, Jessica and Dan Franklin, Steve “Pittsburgh Punk Rock” Cetra, Katie Moran, Nina Sauer, Josh Suchoza, Mike Galone, Kathryn “Go Carr Go” Carr, Jamie Sauer, and Tara Helfer. Expect a special visit from Krampus himself, warm up with hot chocolate, make your own ornament, and shop for nostalgic collectibles in the gallery's market.
Both Shows are Free! 6-11pm
November is A Year In A Life
"A Year in A Life" new works by Nina Sauer and Ryan Dunmeyer
Ryan Dunmeyer, fly fishing guide, reptile biologist, and ex gator wrassler, will be showcasing nature photography taken through the course of his adventurous day. Nina Sauer explores the grandeur in small daily moments through a series of mixed media pieces. Artworks by Mary Sauer also on display. Free Wine Tastings by Wilhelm Winery. Musical Act TBA 9pm FREE Event
A Whole Most Wanted Weekend!
October is Most Wanted Fine Art's 5th year Anniversary!
Friday Oct 5th. Jason Sauer, John Lysak, and Scott Frish present PRESS KINGS!
Music by In the Wake of Giants. Free wine tasting by Wilhelm Winery.
Rust Belt Rivalry continues!!
Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland battle of the artists! Check out MWFA Stars vs. Cleveland's hot art talent! Just down the street at Garfield Artworks! Friday 7-11pm during Unblurred!
Saturday Oct 6th. Vehicular Abstraction!
Most Wanted Fine Art in conjunction with The Penn Ave Arts Initiative and the monthly gallery crawl Unblurred, turns Penn Avenue and Winebiddle into an outdoor car sized art gallery, with the event Vehicular Abstraction.
For more details, check here.
Sunday Oct 7th. The Most Wanted International Stars at the GLCC
MWFA Alumni: Jon Howe (UK), Gemma Allan (Scotland), and Sylvia K. (Italy) will be showing work at the Pittsburgh GLCC. Sunday from 6-9. More info and directions here.
International Affair for September
Once again Most Wanted brings the most exciting talent to Penn Avenue. The new show, “10 Minutes”, will feature the work of
Carina Wachsmann and Martina Biccheri. “10 minutes” presents the human body as a design in space but also a portion of time. The obvious intimacy of the subject matter hopes to break the viewer from their daily meditative state to look into and beyond the image to consider what can be done in 10 minutes time. A good conversation? A passionate kiss? A life altering decision? Maybe, all that, and more.
Also on view, Sam Thorp will be presenting the newest series dealing with peeling back the layers and the act of revealing ones- self.
This is an exciting opportunity to see new talent from around the world.
Wine tasting by Wilhelm Winery will fill out the evening.
Exhibition runs from: Friday September 7th to September 28th, 2011.
Opening Reception: Friday 7th of September 6pm- to 11pm
Effigies-New and classic works by Macabre Noir and Danielle M. Bartone.
Both women create 3 dimensional pieces that examine Archetypal Females. Macabre Noir creates odd mixed media artworks and curiously morbid fine art dolls including specially designed series of Saints, Sirens, and Goddesses exclusively for this exhibit. Danielle M. Bartone uses her printmaking and sculpture background to create objects out of construction materials and textiles that explore the pressures to adhere to societal defined roles and stereotypes.
Grand Snafu Performs at 9pm. Kabaret Vulgare* performs at 10pm
Free Wine Samples provided by Wilhelm Winery *Kabaret Vulgare is a classic American sideshow in a Weimar cabaret format. Glass walking, burlesque, blockhead, human pin cushion, and rogue music ensemble. Performances by: Macabre Noir, DeVille, Gypsy, Penny De La Poison, and Phat Man Dee.
Opening Reception for Wizzywig Creator, Ed Piskor.
Rolling Stone Magazine has called Ed Piskor, “The Next Big Thing”. The Pittsburgh Native has a new book, a signing at The Toonseum, and now during August’s Unblurred, his first ever art exhibit. Ed Piskor has spent most of his twenties drawing comics, graphic novels and animation. He started off drawing American Splendor comics written by Harvey Pekar, leading to the duo producing two graphic novels together, Macedonia (2007), and The Beats (2009). Since then he's designed the art for an Adult Swim cartoon called Mongo Wrestling Alliance, of which an entire season aired in 2011. Now Ed has a new graphic novel out, his first solo effort, called Wizzywig, based on the life of a notorious computer hacker living through the history of high technology. Stop by the Stuff N Such Society during August to see the art of Pittsburgh’s hottest Graphic Novelist.
Do you own an art car?
Have you decked out your whip to the point its a work of art?
We want to see your master piece on wheels! Find out more here:
July 6 2012 6-11pm
Three unique artists bring a dark carnival of art & music to MWFA.
Mia Donna & Anne Michele Lyons combine their photography talents to make you gasp but wanting more evil sexy dolls or fiendish clowns. Performance by Traveling Sirkus Days at 8pm. Frank Knezevich presents his turn of the century cigar box guitars and will also rock the crowd, performing southern voodoo rock with Grand Snafu at 9pm. Second band TBA at 10pm. Plus enjoy wine tasting at Wilhelm Winery.
June 30, 2012
MWFA Stars at the Waterloo Arts Fest in Cleveland, OH.
Congratulations to Lauren Toohey for her victory in the "Rust Belt Rivalry" Art Battle
See artwork by Jason Sauer, John Lysak, Lauren Toohey, Sam Thorp & Mark Zingarelli. Plus more art by Mia Donna, Anne Michelle Lyons and Frank Knezevich. Saturday June 30, noon-7pm. Cleveland’s fastest growing, grassroots, arts-centric, eclectic, family friendly festival!
PLUS! Art Battles! A 4-way art battle between Pittsburgh & Cleveland artists! Music battle between Grand Snafu & Cleveland Musicians! Movie battle between Pittsburgh 48hr Film Project and Cleveland 48hr Film Project! Don't miss it!
Directions to the Festival-> http://waterlooartsfest.com/
Feaky Feathered Friday
New work from by Lauren Toohey and England's Jon Howe
June 1, 2012 Grand opening of Stuff & Such Society. Buy , Sell , & Trade Culture in the basement of Most Wanted Fine Art.
MWFA presents new works from Jason Woolslare & Aaron Shafer from 6-11pm. Woolslare provides a juxtaposition of imagery as he tries to emulate society’s visual noise in his artistic process. Jointly, Aaron Shafer illustrates the images that develop in his head while writing music. Grand Snafu performs at 9pm.
Don't Let the Scene Go Down on Me!
Members/ Ex-Members of Incommunicado, Endless Mike and the Beagle Club Last Call (Las Vegas, NV)
Mighter Than Sword Records Pentimento (Buffalo, NY)
Panic Records Born Without Bones (Milford, MA)
Animal Style Records Natural Disasters (Kalamazoo, MI)
Bermuda Mohawk Productions Breakfast
Members of Brightside/ The Edukators. Oh, and they have a sax player also. Rad.
$5/ All Ages!
This will be our Thanksgiving show. Show up dressed as a pilgrim or an indian and get in for $4!!! Lots of touring bands on this one! Please come out and support! Pop punk and melodic hardcore fans unite! Facebook event
Friday November 11 - Julian Velard, Sharon Little & Dan Friedson
Chris will be showing his newest photographs displaying architectural decomposition. Jason's mixed media paintings will discuss the history of natural resources of America. Wilhelm Winery will be doing Free wine tastings from 7pm-10pm. Grand Snafu performs at 9pm.
This is the 4 year anniversary of the opening of MWFA. This is the 11th consecutive year of hosting monthly art shows.
and catch Jason Sauer in St. Louis.
Oct 21st. He is the Pittsburgh representative at the Art Dimensions St. Louis, Cherokee Street Gallery.
40 under 40, and Demolition derby winner Jason Sauer, has an interesting tale to tell, with his freshest paintings, on an old idea of American natural resources. He is appropriating Hudson River school artists, because of the importance these paintings on American identity. Jason juxtaposes Edwardian nudes along with custom cut painted metal. The metal is cut in the shape of wind mill blades to use a metaphor for Americas wind power resource. American Natural clean green energy is sexy.
These talented emerging artists: Gemma Allan, Maren Eline Aune, Martina Biccheri Sylvia K, & Sarina Meester will show along with Pittsburgh's Sam Thorp. These women met online in a music forum and over the years developed their creative talent and ability as well as friendships. Styles and content vary among the ladies who come from such places as Scotland, Italy, Holland and Norway.
Refreshments and music by Grand Snafu will fill out the evening.
Exhibition runs from: Friday September 2nd to September 25th, 2011.
Opening Reception: Friday 2nd of September 6pm- to 11pm
The Artists: Gemma Allan is from Scotland, UK. She creates geometrically abstract compositions using a rhythm of color and shape. Samples of her work can be seen at: http://www.funkyness.co.uk Maren Eline Aune is from Norway and is working on a photographic journal of personal issues and recovery through intense and confrontational self- portraiture. Samples of her work can be seen here: http://kaput0103.deviantart.com/ Martina Biccheri from Rome, Italy shows an incredible instinct for classical beauty even with non- conventional subject matter in her photography. Samples of her work an be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/temporary-22/ Sylvia K is a citizen of Italy, France & USA. Her drawings have amazing wit and charm. Samples can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sylviakart Sarina Meester is from Holland and works professionally as a designer for major companies, but she still makes time to create art dedicated to her love for music.
Her portfolio site is: http://www.exquision.com Sam Thorp is form Pittsburgh, PA and has many art shows here as well as around the world. Her work is mainly figurative with a strength in color and portraiture. Her work can be seen at: http://www.graphicanatomy.com
Aug 5th - Charcoal Drawings by Kati Burgess & Michael Galone
As part of Unblurred 6pm- 11pm
Wine tasting by Wilhelm Winery
Music by Grand Snafu at 9pm
Saturday, July 16th - Retrospective: Love Letters by Jason Sauer
Location: 929 LIBERTY AVENUE, PITTSBURGH PA
Time: 5:30PM Friday, July 15th
July 15th - Come see The Dusters and Dead Regret and Conor Scott live!
Most Wanted Fine Art presents a benefit for the Hollywood Theater
Artwork the MWFA crew and other local artists PLUS internationally celebrated master print maker, John Lysak. Music by DJ Liftkit and Grand Snafu. Short films by Chatham Spring Film Festival & 48 Hour Film Project. Opening reception is FREE, July 2nd 6-10pm
October Unblurred: Derby Cars and Skulls
Jason Sauer and Jason Angst, both international artists will be showing their newest images locally. Angst has broken ground with new allegory paintings whilst Sauer will be displaying his newest combine paintings. Angst has history infused with skulls and grand awareness. Sauer uses appropriated images mixed with oil pastels and the sheet metal from his wrecked derby car, literally bolted together to form a truly American viewing experience. Grand Snafu performs at 9pm. Free
8- bit Dance Massacre
Most Wanted has the hardest sound in Pittsburgh.
Article in The Pitt News
Penn Avenue: A neighborhood brought back to life
When Jason Sauer bought an empty storefront at 5015 Penn Ave., he and his friend Jeff used to sit out front with his German shepherd at night.....