Welcome to South Arts Pittsburgh! 

Wednesday, March 29 will now be a Member Workshop Demonstration. Diane Murray will be demonstrating the use of PanPastels. They are an amazing medium that can be used on plain, textured, or watercolor paper as well as on polymer clays and in mixed media. Diane will let the group play with her set on small sheets of different papers. These are all free workshops, however we will have a box available for donations. If possible, if you plan to attend the March 29th demonstration, please RSVP to Cheryl at  Cheryl.Chivers@yahoo.com  so we will have an idea of how to set up the room. Hope to see you there. 




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

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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