Art Notes: 3 Rivers Arts Fest seeks artists

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The 2013 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, which will be June 7 to 16, has put out a call for artists, performers and musicians, including proposals to illuminate The Point.

• To accompany a grand reopening ceremony June 7 of the Point State Park fountain, proposals for a temporary artistic lighting concept for the park are being accepted until Feb. 15. Details at

• A new Performing Arts Series invites proposals from literary and performance artists, actors, dancers and musicians. Deadline Feb. 15. Info:

• A new initiative to attract regional musicians invites work samples until Feb. 15. Info:

• The Juried Visual Art Exhibition, with five cash awards, invites applications until Feb. 10 at

• Artist Market applications are being accepted until Feb. 10 at

• The Emerging Artist Scholarship Program provides an Artist Market tent and booth space and mentoring to any artist living within 100 miles of Pittsburgh who has not exhibited previously in an outdoor show. Feb. 10 deadline.

Find applications at

Ruth Levine art

A sale of drawings and paintings from the estate of Ruth Levine will be held today through Feb. 8 at the Eastside Gallery in the Trader Joe's Shopping Center. Ms. Levine was a widely respected artist who drew inspiration for her abstract works from sources as varied as mathematics, music, literature, history and poetry. She died in 2010. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday.

To schedule an appointment at other times, call 724-433-1179.

Bad Art Sale

Shaw Galleries, 805 Liberty Ave., Downtown, is holding its second annual Bad Art Sale from 11 a.m. (no pre-sales) to 9 p.m. Jan. 25 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 26.

Inventory includes the "best of the worst" artworks that gallery owner Kurt Shaw has "secretly procured over the past 10 years," plus frames, books and supplies. Information: 412-281-4884.

Valentine's Day art

Wildcard gallery, 4209 Butler St., Lawrenceville, is soliciting artists to contribute an original work of art to an exhibition/sale that will benefit the American Heart Association. Artworks must fit in a 10-by 10-inch wall space and be priced at $25 or less, all of which will go to the charity. Deadline submission is Jan. 28 and the exhibition opens Feb. 7, in time to buy Valentine's Day gifts. Information: 412-224-2651.

Positive Middle Easterner

The cautionary flags have been thrown up for crowd sourcing, an egalitarian idea that opportunists are co-opting, but there are still many good causes. Want to challenge Middle Eastern stereotypes? Iranian-American comedian and Hollywood actor Maz Jobrani is looking for $250,000 to make a movie, "Jimmy Vestvood, Amerikan Hero," that will "transform hearts and minds through comedy. ... After all, you don't have to be an American to be an American hero!" As of Tuesday, he had raised $93,227; three days left at



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