Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
From the AAPGH history page, "The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) is the oldest, continuously-exhibiting, visual arts organization in the country. Founded in 1910, AAP has spent over 100 years as a driving force in Pittsburgh’s dynamic cultural life. Its mission today, as then, is to provide a vital and challenging environment for artists to exhibit new work in the widest possible range of media. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by a staff of three, AAP serves over 560 members in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region."
Lucid Art Foundation
From the mission statement: "The concept of Lucid Art developed out of two research studies on Lucid Dreaming (Consciousness in Sleep) and Modern Art.
The Foundation is the recipient of the art collection and archives of the late surrealist painter Gordon Onslow Ford. Onslow Ford was a pioneer in exploring the “inner worlds” through painting.
The mission of the Lucid Art Foundation is to explore the phenomena of the inner worlds and deep levels of consciousness through visual arts, spontaneous painting, writings, and other means to make visible the otherwise invisible, creating an inclusive way of seeing that is in harmony with the natural world of which we are a part." (Lucid Art Foundation)
The Iron Gall Ink Website
The highest authority on the production and application of historical iron oak gall ink.
Peripheral Vision Arts
"Peripheral Vision Press is an independent, artist-administered publication & curatorial platform dedicated to expanding dialogs about American contemporary art. We accomplish this mission by curating content through national calls for entry to our prestigious Artist Publication Fellowship program and through invitation to established artists making significant contributions to contemporary practice. By opening our contemporary art journals to visual artists in all disciplines and at all career stages, and by contracting with experienced scholars of modern and contemporary art, Peripheral Vision Press is able to provide content that reflects the diversity of art being produced in America today. Unlike blog criticism, we are free to focus on work that demands in-depth, academically rigorous art historical analysis regardless of production date or gallery affiliation."
Patricia taught me how to make iron oak gall ink. Visit her website to view artworks made with a variety of naturally sourced dyes and inks.