Julia Sefcheck, alumni engagement officer at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, has early memories of her aunt, an artist, who set her up with a palette and paper before the wind had other ideas.
“It blew up and went into my hair and I could smell that oil paint,” Sefcheck recalled.
It didn’t deter Sefcheck, who has been painting for years and coordinates the Art Show @ Pitt–Greensburg, an event that’s part of the regional campus’ annual Blue & Gold Celebration. Now in its third year, the art show offers students, faculty, staff and alumni of the University, along with local artists from the community, the opportunity to show their work.
“It’s really intended to celebrate the creativity of not only the Pitt–Greensburg family, but also the community surrounding it,” said Sefcheck at a reception on Friday, Oct. 4 in Millstein Library.
This year, the show registered 49 artists and 126 works; 91 were submitted for judging in the mixed media, drawing, photography and painting categories. The three highest-rated works in each category received certificates of recognition, and first place winners also received a gift card.
Additionally, all pieces were eligible for fan-favorite voting, with votes received from anyone who visited the exhibit.