Austral (adj.): of, relating to, or coming from the South. 

Brew House Association presents, Austral, an exhibition of artwork by artists living and working in Pittsburgh’s South Side (January 9 – February 8, 2020). 

This juried exhibition will aim to highlight the broad spectrum of visual culture of the South Side and to foster local connections with artists situated in the Brew House Lofts & surrounding neighborhood. 


Leslie Rose is a curator currently attending Yale University for a Master of Arts degree in African Studies. Since receiving her Bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Leslie has been awarded the Fine Foundation Museum Professional Fellowship with the Andy Warhol Museum, the Hot Metal Bridge Fellowship with the University of Pittsburgh, and the Emerging Black Arts Leader Apprenticeship with Contemporary Craft. In 2019, Leslie curated the exhibition Movements at the University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery, which explored the evolving histories, representations, and expression of the African Diaspora using archival materials. 


November 1, 2019: Deadline for Entry

December 1, 2019: Notification of artists

January 5, 2020 (1pm – 4pm): Artwork Drop Off

January 9, 2020 (5:30 – 8pm): Exhibition Opening Reception

February 8, 2020: Exhibition Closing Date

February 8, 2020: (2-4pm) South Side Pot Luck Closing Celebration 

February 8, 2020 (4-6pm) Artwork Pick Up






Only South Side residents or Artists with studios based in zip codes 15203, 15210, & 15211 zip may apply. 

  • 2D & 3D artwork may be submitted including time based, video, and performance works. 
  • Submitted artwork must be available for the full length of the exhibition. 
  • Artwork must be ready to securely hang or install. All hardware required for installation must be included. 

Applications will be reviewed from digital image submissions. Selection will be determined by the selected guest juror based on the quality of the artwork, strength of content, creative risk-taking, and compliance with entry requirements.


Applications are now closed


Send any questions to: nsweet@brewhousearts.org

Download Call for Artists Here