From March 1 - 23, 2018, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh will open their New Member Screening. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and live within a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh.


Applications are online only. The application fee is $25. The online portal for applications will go live at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018. All applications must include the following items:

  • Three–Five images of original works of art, videos, or other appropriate documentation
  • Artists statement (max. 500 words)
  • Résumé/C.V./Standardized list of education, achievements, appointments, and awards (max. 500 words)
  • Website information (if applicable)


An applicant must be approved by a majority of the selection panel. The panel will consist of seven jurors: three AAP artist members, three external jurors from the Pittsburgh region that represent a diverse range of professional backgrounds in the arts, and one external juror from outside of the region. If accepted, artists will receive a complimentary membership for the remainder of FY2018, which ends June 30, 2018. 


Shortly after the screening process, the work of recently-accepted artist members will be exhibited in an Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibition. Dates and location TBA. The exhibition will be curated by Eowyn Mays.


Eowyn Mays is an independent curator based in Washington, D.C. Mays earned a B.A. in art history from Tulane University and an M.A. in art history from the University of Maryland where she specialized in American and contemporary art. Her scholarly interests center on visual representations of marginalized groups in the United States during the long twentieth century. In particular, her current research examines popular imagery of Asians and Asian Americans in the context of U.S. immigration policies and neo-colonial strategies during and immediately following the Philippine-American War. Mays currently works at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and she previously held positions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.