MWFA is building a new green facility in Garfield

MWFA is building a new green facility in Garfield

Dear Friends,

We celebrated 10 years on Penn Ave in 2016 and are excited to announce that we have plans to expand and continue on in Garfield for another decade or more. In order to house all our programs and projects we are building a new larger green facility on a piece of property we have owned for the past 5 years. We fondly refer to it as “Rowdy Park” and it currently is where we work on art cars & sculptures. It is located at 5217 HillCrest Street, PGH PA 15224, across from Healcrest Farms near the Gator staircase in Garfield.

This new facility will be fully handicap accessible, and present more as a maker space with a car garage for classes, sculpture studio, mono print shop, and outdoor event space with a sculpture garden. There will be an emphasis on renewable and green practices and it will be located near the new Garfield green zone initiative areas.

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that to facilitate this move we will have to sell the 5015 Penn Ave building. Lisa Gasperoni at Howard Hanna will handle the sale of the building and the price is based on current market rates.

We have had some amazing memories in the 5015 Penn Ave space and it is heart wrenching to plan this move but we know that it is needed to build a long-term future for Most Wanted Fine Art in Garfield.

It is important for us to be accessible for all and something we have always valued. The fact that the gallery and our living area wasn’t handicapped accessible was becoming a professional and personal sticking point. After pricing options to create that sort of accessibility it became clear that it would be better to utilize the property we already owned and build a custom space that would fit all the variety of projects and their needs that we work on. We are nervous and excited for this new phase. The best programming will continue in the new space including art shows, pop up dinners, community service, poetry, and more. We hope to have the building built before the end of 2017. In the meantime we have pop up events scheduled both in the 5015 Penn Ave space until it is sold and other locations both on Penn Ave and through out Pittsburgh.

Love,

Jason, Nina & Rowdy Sauer

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Architectural drawing of new building site.
Architectural drawing of new building site.

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Artist Residency in Olympia Washington: Nina & Jason

Artist Residency in Olympia Washington: Nina & Jason

Jason and I are gallery owners, mentors, community service leaders, and artists. The both of us share a love and history with screen-printing and have our own shop in the basement of our art gallery. As we transition from studio to classroom we are learning new techniques and refreshing old ones. We are excited to announce we have been invited to be artists in residence at Plum(B) Editions in Olympia Washington! They even invited our 4-year-old son, Rowdy and are assisting us with childcare and housing while there. This is my first residency! I am excited to learn along side Professor John Lysak May 16-May 25, 2016. The residency also includes an exhibition at ArtHouse Design Gallery for Jason.

Professor John Lysak is a master screen printer and a wonderful mentor. John Lysak received his M.F.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. He has spent much of his time in various teaching positions, and as a master printer at Stone Press Editions in Seattle Washington. From 1995-2013 Lysak was an Associate Professor of printmaking and Art Department Graduate Program Head. Lysak and his colleague Franz Spohn formed Egress Press and Research in 1998.Egress Press and Research is a fine art publishing and research component of the printmaking studio at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Currently Lysak is running Plum(B) editions in Olympia Washington.

If you are familiar with Most Wanted Fine Art you know we work day and night in the community to create opportunities for Garfield residents and artists alike. We host over 24 resident artists who are all active in Pittsburgh creating change. While this work is very rewarding, sometimes it is important to focus on personal art practices to keep the skills sharp! We are thrilled for this opportunity to grow our knowledge and share it with people in our own screen-print classroom.

If you would like to support us on our learning Journey you can donate using the button below.


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Thank you! We will be posting photos and videos on our social media pages; we hope you will come on the adventure with us!

 

Hugs and Love!

Nina Sauer

Most Wanted Fine Art

5015 Penn Ave, PGH PA 15224

 

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