Owner: Jason Sauer
5015 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Most Wanted Fine Art is a community service organization disguised as an art gallery. Since opening in 2007, this gallery, studio, and performance space has exhibited over 40,000 works of art and represented around 150+ artists a year. In conjunction with Goodwill of Southwestern PA MWFA provides general contracting training to young men recently released from prison. They earn a wage while learning a trade. MWFA builds homes and community everyday.
MWFA consists of a 20ft x45ft main floor gallery space with stage. This space is often used for classes and musical performances. MWFA has transformed the basement of the gallery into a 15ft x20ft screen print shop and a 25ftx15ft installation gallery.
Most Wanted Fine Art is owned by husband and wife team, Jason and Nina Sauer.
Jason Sauer is a "Pittsburgh 40 Under 40" winner, gallery owner, and demolition derby champion, who uses painting to address an old idea: the nature of American identity. He has been highly active in Pittsburgh since 2004, opening Most Wanted Fine Art and helping build an arts community while beautify its city streets. Jason is a 6-year army vet who received 2 medals during his service. http://www.most-wantedfineart.com/jason.php
Nina Sauer is a film producer, event planner, and photographer. She was producer for the Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project for 5 years and on the Board of the non Profit single screen Hollywood Theater for 2 years. For 2014 Nina is focusing on the MWFA Resident Artist program, which has 12 artists creating community projects. http://instagram.com/notneena/
- Awards Received by MWFA:
- Army Achievement Medal
- Somalia Service Awardl
- Chair of 18th and 19th Annual Juried Art Show, Monroeville PAl
- Judge for Three River Arts Festival 2011l
- Pittsburgh Magazine's 40 Under 40, 2011l
- Cultural District Gallery Crawl 5-Year Artist Retrospective, 2011l
- Community Development Award, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, 2012l
- Power of Work Award, Goodwill of Southwestern PA, 2012l
- Pioneer Award, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, 2013l
- Best Gallery in Pittsburgh, 3rd Place, Pittsburgh City Paper Reader's Poll 2013l
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