CDCP and Creative Citizen Studios are proud to present Wild Things, a juried exhibit examining the natural world.

Juried by Carolyn Pierotti, artist and curator, the exhibit will showcase a range of 2D and 3D work.

From the depths of the oceans to the skies above, we are surrounded by the wonders of nature.  Our relationship with the environment is a complex and intimate one which has connected us since the beginning of time.  She gives us the gift of water, air, plant life, and the animals around us. The curator invites you to submit work based on the natural world around us.  This can be done through two dimensional or three dimensional interpretation.


This exhibition is open to all artists 18 and over, who live within 100 miles of Pittsburgh.

This exhibit is open to all 2D work and 3D work.  Sorry no installation or video. 2D work must be gallery ready (wired, and/or finished - no sawtooths and no larger than 40” in any direction (including frame). Sculpture must be under 50 lbs and no larger than 30 inches in any direction. All work should be completed within the last two years and not yet exhibited within a 100 mile radius. Pedestals will be provided.

Please be sure you are available for drop off and pick up dates, if you are not available during these times DO NOT register.  


You will be notified of acceptance by 05/18/19  via email. When you register, please be sure your email address is valid and correct. Once you are accepted, you will receive more information regarding requirements from the curator.  No phone calls please.


Application Closes 05/11/19 EOD

Notification of Acceptance 05/18/19

Artwork Drop Off 06/15/19 10 am - 1:00 pm

Reception 06/29/19 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Program for exhibit 07/20/19 3 pm - 5:00 pm

Artwork Pick Up 07/28/19 10 am - 12:00 noon


DUE EOD May 11th, 2019


  1. Fill out our form below. (We will also be asking for demographic data (e.g. race, gender, income level) that we collect for grant request purposes. If you do not feel comfortable sharing that information, please disregard those fields and continue with the rest of the application.)

  2. Artists may submit ONE work for consideration. Submit one high-quality JPEGs of your best work for promotional purposes. Please save your file as yourname.jpg. To submit your .jpg file, press the pink “UPLOAD IMAGE” button in the application, which will then direct you to our Dropbox File Request page.


  4. All work will be reviewed carefully. If work is accepted, it should be gallery ready (wired/finished - no sawtooths) Stretched Canvas or framed works are acceptable. Frames muse be white or light wood. NO INSTALLATIONS OR VIDEO.  

Please contact Eriko Hattori with any questions by emailing Eriko (at) caseydroege.com.

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Carolyn Pierotti is the owner of Purple Room Fine Art Consulting LLC where she is a curator, consultant, and artist.  Carolyn is also the former Director of Percolate Gallery where she curated multiple exhibitions and programming. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Society of Artists as their Vice President and Exhibitions Chair.  Carolyn has mentored within the Art Department at Carlow University, where she still sits on their Advisory Council for Innovative Learning and the Humanities. She is a practicing and exhibiting artist in the Pittsburgh area, where she also resides and has a studio space in the Manchester, North Side section of the city.  Her work has been exhibited in multiple galleries, and is held in multiple private collections. Carolyn is graduate of Carlow University where she received her BA with a specialization in painting - magna cum laude.   



Casey Droege Cultural Productions (CDCP) creates relevant and accessible art experiences that connect Pittsburgh’s creative community to a national arts conversation, encourage the growth of a local arts economy, and build a diverse arts audience.   

Creative Citizen Studios seeks to build bridges between the arts and disabilities communities.  CCS holds weekly professional visual arts classes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities  and creates opportunities for adult artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities to produce, exhibit, and sell their work. In this exhibit, we seek to use quality visual art to bring people of all abilities together.