Public Art 101

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Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:00AM - 5:30PM


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GPAC: The Big Room

810 Penn Ave, 7th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA

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Event Registration

Ticket Type Price
Non-member $27.00
GPAC member $25.00

Event Details

Public Art 101 is a day-long workshop for artists ready to learn more about how to work in the public realm.  Through this workshop, artists will gain critical information they need to propose and complete public art projects. 


Artists will learn: 

  • how to find public art opportunities
  • what to expect from a public art contract
  • how to work with fabricators
  • how to choose appropriate materials
  • how to create a project budget

The Office of Public Art has invited nationally recognized public art experts to lead the workshop. Presenters include Janet Zweig, artist, Brooklyn, NY; Jen Delos Reyes, Assistant Professor of Art and Social Practice at Portland State University, Portland, OR; Charlotte Cohen, public art advisor, Brooklyn, NY; Sarah Conley Odenkirk, attorney and author of A Surprisingly Interesting Book about Contracts, Studio City, CA; and Office of Public Art staff Renee Piechocki and Kate Hansen.  Biographies of the speakers are available here.

Workshop registration is $25 for GPAC members and $27 for nonmembers. Breakfast, lunch, and a resource packet are included. Register here

Artists are also encourage to sign-up for a portfolio review on Friday, January 17, 2014. Register for portfolio reviews here. 

Hosted By

Office of Public Art, Education