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Pittsburgh Portrait Photographers: FREE + OPEN Call For Submissions

posted February 1, 2016 in Announcements, Pittsburgh, Popups

Andre (detail) from the series Queen Ave. Dead End (2014) by Ricky Rhodes (Flash Forward 2016 US Winner)

Above: Andre from the series Queen Ave. Dead End by Ricky Rhodes (Flash Forward 2016 US Winner)

Hello Magenta Foundation friends,

Here’s hoping February is off to a great start for all of you. We’re already busy as can be starting the month with an announcement regarding Magenta POP: Pittsburgh. It’s a Call for Entries for Pittsburgh Portrait Photographers. And did we mention it is a FREE and OPEN call for submissions? Please do take a moment to encourage eligible artists to submit.

Here is the our criteria (re-iterated on our page:

1. This is a Call for Submissions for all photography students, emerging photographers and professional photographers from the Pittsburgh region. Photographers from the following counties are eligible to apply: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland.
2. We will accept the following types of portraits: Street, Environmental, Conceptual, Groups and Couples, Selfies, Self-Portraits, Constructed Images, and Alternative Processes
3. This is a PORTRAIT photography show, so please submit images related to this topic. Anything else will be disqualified.

Head over here for instructions on how to submit.

On that note, we are so happy to welcome the enormous talent of Philip Prodger, Head of Photographs of the National Portrait Gallery in the United Kingdom, who will curate Magenta POP: Pittsburgh’s Spring 2016 Group Exhibition. The exhibition will open April 22, 2016, at 937 Liberty Avenue, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl, and end May 21, 2016.

A big thanks of course goes out to our partners Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership  and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Happy February!

The Artists of Magenta POP: Pittsburgh

posted March 25, 2015 in Announcements, Pittsburgh, Popups

From the series #Crowdsourced #Landscapes by Lori Hepner

We’re less than a month away from Magenta POP: Pittsburgh and we could not be more pumped! We’ll be at 937 Liberty Ave beginning on April 23, and our opening reception is the next day on April 24 starting at 5:30. The POP website is completely updated, so come have a look!

Temporary States explores a common thread of formation and manipulation through two bodies of work: one exploring climate change, and the other, a common household substance. Together, these bold dances of light and stark black-and-white cosmological formations complement one another by their formations, manipulations, and contrast of analog and digital.

The Artists…
Lori Hepner is an interdisciplinary artist who has been working through ideas of translation of code through performance, video, and photography since earning a B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 and an M.F.A in Digital Media at Rhode Island School of Design in 2005.
Lori holds the position of Associate Professor of Integrative Arts at Penn State Greater Allegheny and has her studio in Pittsburgh, PA.


From the series Salt by Christine Lorenz

From the series Salt by Christine Lorenz

Christine Lorenz grew up in rural Ohio. She earned a BA at Ohio State University with a double major in English and Photography. While pursuing an MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, she continued to integrate visual language in diverse formats, from book works to installations. Since 2002, she has been teaching classes in photography, art history, and visual culture at Duquesne University, Point Park University, Carlow University, and Ohio State University (Marion). Her current projects use photography to trace divergent ways of meaning in everyday objects. In 2014, she was awarded a Duquesne University Mission Micro-Grant. She lives with her family in Pittsburgh.

And lastly, a special thanks to our partners at Fairmont Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, The Hillman Foundation and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for helping to produce the dynamic Magenta POP: Pittsburgh exhibition.

See you there, Pittsburgh!

It’s March! News About Flash Forward Festival Boston and Magenta POP Pittsburgh

posted March 12, 2015 in Boston 2015, Popups

From the series Amerikanare by Gregor Schmatz

It’s March! That means we’ve got a whole bunch of exciting stuff coming up right around the corner in April that we’re THRILLED to share with you.

First off, we hope to see you at Flash Forward Festival Boston from April 24 to May 3. If you’re on Facebook, “Like” our festival page and get updates and news about this event:, and feel free to share what you’re looking forward to, thoughts about the exhibitions and talks, or just come and say hello or tag a friend who might be interested.

It’s so difficult to pick highlights because everything is going to be SO awesome, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t say definitely check out the talk about Drone Photography by Tomas van Houtryve, Boston Irish by Bill Brett, a talk and exhibition, Flash Forward 10 at Gallery Kayafas and The Photoville Fence and six shipping containers with more art. Hook yourself up with our special Facebook page mentioned above to get all the details, or check out our Flash Forward Festival website.

We also are looking for volunteers. Last year we had a phenomenal team of over 50+ volunteers who were either Arts students, industry professionals, or just fans of photography. Sign up at


It’s better when it just snows and gets it over with in November by Lori Hepner

The second thing we wanted to put on your radar is our news from Pittsburgh. We’re getting our POP website ready for next week, but in the meantime, mark it down to come visit us in Pittsburgh for Magenta POP for the first of four shows this year. Our first show will feature the immense talents of Lori Hepner and Christine Lorenz. The exhibition will be at 937 Liberty Avenue as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl. Opening is April 24th. 5:30 – 10pm. See you there!

Lastly, a reminder to get your ducks in a row and SUBMIT! There are only mere DAYS left for our two calls for entries. New England photography undergrads, this is your chance right here. And for the Photoville Fence, all the details and submission info is right here at

See you soon, and good luck!

ReCap: Magenta POP Pittsburgh Has Arrived!

posted October 1, 2013 in Announcements, Popups

This past September, Magenta collaborated with Fairmont Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, and PNC Bank, to launch the first in a series of POP exhibitions in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh!  The outdoor photography installations feature the work of local artists Sue Abramson and Philomena O’Dea and are on display from September 23 – October 22 in Triangle Park, adjacent to Fairmont Pittsburgh. The dynamic exhibitions add colour, dimension and vitality to an otherwise blank urban landscape.

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Mounted on durable and envrionmentally-friendly canvases, the exhibitions were seamlessly installed by our long-term partners at Boston Building Wraps, who are experts at producing temporary outdoor art installations.

On September 26, Magenta POP was officially unveiled with a special VIP Reception in the Fairmont Pittsburgh lobby.  Guests were treated to signature cocktails, hors d’ouevres, and entertainment, while mingling with representatives from the worlds of business, media and culture.  Event photos can be seen and shared on The Magenta Foundation’s Facebook Page.

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The inaugural Magenta POP installation has received exceptionally positive feedback from the public and media alike.  It debuted as the week’s #1 cultural activity in Pop City, Pittsburgh’s cultural reference guide.

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Special thanks again to our partners at Fairmont Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and PNC Bank.  We also send our gratitude to The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Silver Eye Center for Photography and the City of Pittsburgh, for supporting the overall initiative to beautify the urban landscape.  Magenta POP will be on display through till October 22, 2013.  If you’re in the neighborhood, check it out!

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Announcing Magenta POP: Pittsburgh

posted September 15, 2013 in Announcements


The Magenta Foundation goes to Pittsburgh!! We are very excited to announce our new series of outdoor art installations, Magenta POP, kicking off with Magenta POP: Pittsburgh at the prestigious Fairmont Pittsburgh. This year we will be featuring two phenomenal local artists, Sue Abramson and Philomena O’Dea with a special public exhibition in triangle park… pics to come!!

Huge thanks to our partners at PNC BankPittsburgh Downtown PartnershipGreater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and Silver Eye Center for Photography for helping to beautify the city with public art!