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The Distillery Program at the Brew House is looking for new applicants for D6…the next iteration of the artistic and professional development incubator is having a call for artists. The applications are up and emerging artists are wanted. Only a very limited number of applicants are selected (6-10) so apply now!

What you get:
-8 Months of artistic and professional development
-Common Studio Space provided for artists: size dependant on the needs
of participating artists, modest subsidized rental fee on space
provided (cost to be determined by size)
-Weekly critiques, artist talks & studio visits
-A final exhibition show

Your credentials:
-Artists working in any visual media (not open to students)
-Must be able to attend all scheduled sessions
-Applications will be reviewed by quality of work, and potential
impact of program on artistic career

To Apply:
1. 10 images: 150 dpi jpegs with image list information emailed to
2. Current CV + 2 references
3. 1-2 paragraph statement explaining how participation in this
program could enhance your artistic practice
4. Current artist statement (limit 1 page)

Complete Application Online at http://distillery6.com/
If you have questions or if you are unable to complete the online
applications please contact distillerysix@gmail.com.
Deadline: July 15th, 2011 for Fall Session!
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Distillery 5 : Final Show

The Distillery 5 Exhibition, a culmination of the Brew House Association’s six-month professional development program, showcases the innovative work of five artists, Aimee Manion, Meghan Olson, Jaci Rice, Kara Skylling and Ryan Woodring. The Distillery 5 Exhibition will be held at the Brew House’s newly reopened gallery space at 2100 Mary Street in the South Side (2 blocks off Carson on S. 21st).

The opening reception is this upcoming Saturday March 5th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The closing reception will be on March 26th, 7-11pm with live music.

“This is the fifth year of the Distillery Program hosted by the Brew House Association. Known by some as an artist in residency, the Distillery Program is truly designed to support the careers of emerging artists living in Pittsburgh with artistic and professional development seminars. The program offers a series of bi-monthly meetings, lectures and critiques for emerging artists over a six month period of time. There are five artists in this years program who have been given studio space at the Brew House and paired up with a one on one mentor. The group has two exhibitions in the course of the program, the show on March 5th will be the capstone of this years program.”
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Unstilled @ The Schmutz Lodge

We braved the snowstorm Friday night and only made it to one Unblurred event. But we’re glad that we made it to the Distillery Program’s “unstilled” exhibit opening at The Schmutz Lodge in Garfield. The Brew House Distillery Program’s artists, who have been temporarily displaced due to the work being done on the BH building to get it up to code, turned an entire residential house into installation pieces and it was more than a bit surreal. As soon as you walk through the front door and see the adjoining room’s ceiling full of upside-down doves, you feel a little like Alice tumbling down to Wonderland. And one didn’t know quite what to expect as they wind around the rooms of this 3-story exhibit. From magical floating keys, to an onion-skinned onion-man puppet, to a casino attic it was unlike anything we’ve seen in while and walked away quite impressed. Congrats to all the artists on this one-of-a-kind creation!

If you missed it, you can catch the closing reception next month at the March edition of Unblurred!

You can see more of our photos of the event here, on our Flickr page!

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As I sit an watch the snow starting to come down, I don’t know if I’ll make it to this tonight. But if I brave the mounting snowfall, and I most likely will, this is where I’m headed. Part of the monthly Unblurred event on Penn ave, the Unstilled exhibition opens tonight at The Schmutz Lodge, and will close at the next Unblurred event in March. So if you also happen to brave the snow tonight, head just a block off Penn to check out this show.

“The Distillery 4 Program, in collaboration with the Schmutz Lodge, presents the work of eight artists, uniting to overcome the loss of their residency studio. Work will be on display at the Schmutz Lodge, located at 5405 Broad Street in Garfield.

Unstill’d is a month-long project in which the artists were given a space and asked to respond to their current dislocation. The Schmutz Lodge, a performance and visual arts spectacle, opened their doors to the Distillery Program, and their building has served as both studio and exhibition space for the Distillery artists. Unstill’d includes site-specific installations and is curated by Distillery alumnus, Rose Clancy.”

Unstill’d represents the following artists:

Heather Pinson
Dave English
Becky Slemmons
Carlea Cannon
Nikki Rosato
Rachel Debuque
Lenka Clayton
Ashley Andrews

Gallery Details
The Schmutz Lodge is at 5405 Broad Street, Garfield
Opening Reception: February 5th 6-10 PM, during Unblurred
Closing Reception: March 5th 6-10 PM, during Unblurred
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