A primary goal of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is to bring its members' work before the public eye, for purposes of education and recognition.

Since 1910, AAP has mounted this major Annual Exhibition in prominent galleries in Pittsburgh, most often at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The exhibit is juried by distinguished artists, museum directors, scholars and nationally known art critics. Monetary awards made possible through individual, group and corporate contributions are provided each year.

Along with the Annual, AAP also holds member only exhibitions throughout the year.