Past Exhibitions

Elemental Fiber

May 17 - August 18, 2019 in the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Through her colorful quilts, Nida explores public issues such as women’s rights, politics, climate change, gun control, and other social topics through art. Many of these topics explored can be found in the nine exhibiting artworks in Elemental Fiber.


February 15, 2019 - May 5, 2019 at the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Pennsylvania jeweler, metalsmith and enamelist Sharon Massey’s selection of vibrant works will be on view in BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery’s exhibition – Pathways. Her work explores man-made patterns in micro- and macro-scales and examines how these patterns and motifs relates to how we exist and communicate both in person and online, locally and globally.

Fiberart International 2019

May 10 - August 24, 2019 in the Main Gallery

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Fiberart International 2019 (FI2019)is the 23rd in a series of triennial juried exhibitions sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. Featuring artworks by established and emerging fiber artists from the United States and abroad, the exhibition will provide a unique insights into current trends and innovations in the constant evolving craft field of fiber.

Handwork: Kim Fox

September 14, 2018 - February 10, 2019 at the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Handwork: Kim Fox exhibition has been extended. It will be at Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery through February 10, 2019!

Featuring a selection of vibrant tin quilts by Pittsburgh artist Kim Fox, Handwork recognizes the influence, the patterns and the landscapes of Pennsylvania. With a focus on organic themes of birds, bees, and the idea of home and place, Fox creates vintage tin and salvaged wood ‘quilts’ that combine images reminiscent of traditional quilt patterns and the ideals that they represent.

Tangled Truths

May 18 – August 18, 2018 in the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Tangled Truths is a fiber exhibition by Pittsburgh artists Michelle Browne and Risë Nagin that explores impermanence, perception, and the truth of everyday life.

TRANSFORMATION 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials

September 14, 2018 - March 23, 2019 in the Main Gallery

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Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials, The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition features 26 national and international artists who have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize. Transformation 10 will showcase newly created, innovative artworks that incorporate found materials in unexpected ways and challenge notions about commonplace objects, found materials, and contemporary art for personal and global narratives, expressions, and aesthetics.

Quadrennial: Four Years of Spectacular Buckles from the U.S. and Abroad

April 7, 2018 – August 25, 2018 in the Studio Gallery

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Quadrennial: Four Years of Spectacular Buckles from the U.S. and Abroad is an invitational exhibition curated by artist Bryan Petersen, that highlights a selection of work from the past four World Champion Belt Buckle competitions (WCBBC). The exhibition will feature over 60 artists in the craft field of metalsmithing; exhibiting work comments on narrative themes, gender issues, politics, technology, religion, mythology, and mortality, among many other themes.

Visual Voices: Truth Narratives

March 14, 2018 - August 18, 2018 in the Main Gallery

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A NCECA ANNUAL EXHIBITION. 35 selected ceramic artists create powerful works that speak in a variety of visual volumes that touch on personal and global issues and emotions. Their narratives, whether literal or abstract, acknowledge that intolerances spawn racial, religious, class, and gender biases in every part of the world. Guest curated by Winnie Owens-Hart.