Welcome to South Arts Pittsburgh! 

New! Wednesday Evening Open Studio Workshop and Member  Demonstrations  Come join our open studio workshop or demonstrations on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9, on opposite dates of our Figure Drawing sessions. Next open studios are: 


June 7: Costume Model. Our Wednesday Figure Drawing liaison, Dale Gregg, wants to introduce figure drawing to the rest of our group. Bring a sketchbook and practice your drawing skills with a live model in costume. There will be short poses as well as longer poses, you may work in charcoal, pastel, panpastel or whichever medium you choose. There is a $10 fee to pay for the model. Please RSVP to Dale at dalegregg@msn.com or 412-327-0441 if you plan to attend.


June 21: Spring Galleria Show Artists reception. Our participating artists are invited to bring some of their art and share their process and background. We will provide wine and cheese. This will be a great way for everyone to celebrate our successful show and encourage others to participate.


February 15th was our first evening Open Studio Workshop with 5 artists participating (photo at top).  

Ideas for future Member Workshop Demonstrations are:

  • Gouache and ink by Nancy Kenney
  • Figure drawing by Ellen Conrad
  • Color and watercolor brush techniques by Aleta Akhtar
  • Framing techniques, creating collage papers by Jeanie Slater, etc.


If you have a talent you would like to share with our group please contact our workshop coordinator, Cheryl Chivers at Cheryl.Chivers@yahoo.com.  


Member’s Meeting: 202 Years of Artists was held on Monday, December 12, 2022

We celebrated 202 years of artists hearing from two very talented members 

Jean Benson (age 104) and John Delmonte (age 98).

Thanks to Harry Funk of the Tribune Review who took these wonderful pictures. 




Merry Christmas from the Friday Morning Painters!

We celebrated the season with a Christmas gathering of good food and cheer after our morning painting session.

2022 South Arts Scholarship

This year's winner was Julia Marshall, a senior art student at Bethel Park High School. Jeanie Slater, co-president of South Arts and members of the Bethel Park Community Foundation presented her with a $1000 Scholarship. Julia plans to major in Art Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This is South Arts first scholarship and we hope to make this an annual scholarship.

A 501(c) Nonprofit  Art Organization Serving the South Hills Region of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

South Arts Pittsburgh, founded in 1984, was designed to bring education, cultural outreach, and networking opportunities to the community through various art programs. 

South Arts is home to over 50 members, ages 18 to 100+, from the beginner hobbyist to professional artist, living in Pittsburgh's South Hills and surrounding areas.

The nonprofit hosts a weekly open painting session on Friday mornings at the Schoolhouse Art & History Center building on South Park Road in Bethel Park, bi-weekly figure drawing classes on Wednesday evenings, and fine art courses taught by professionals. In addition, South Arts helps artists promote their work in local exhibitions. South Arts recently added an annual scholarship to a BPHS senior art student that was presented in May.

The organization is funded, in part, by a generous grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Chapter.

Friday Open Paint Sessions are free to the public! Open 10AM-12PM.

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South Arts is proudly sponsored in part by a generous grant from

the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.


Where to Find Us...

Schoolhouse Art & History Center

Bethel Park Historical Society 

2600 South Park Road

Bethel Park, PA 15102


For more information, email

Co-presidents Jeanie Slater and Tony Condello:  southartspitt@gmail.com

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