Installation shot of The Self, Realized, curated by Hannah Turpin (2019)


Through the Prospectus Series, BHA will showcase two innovative exhibitions at the Brew House Gallery fully developed by emerging talent and featuring the work of local artists.

The Prospectus Series provides a 2,700 sq. ft. gallery space, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to emerging curators in the Pittsburgh community. Through involvement in a comprehensive professional development program, curators will be provided with the support necessary to present a eight-week exhibition in the Brew House Association Gallery located on the Southside. Experts in the field will give advice on essential skills for curators including developing an exhibition statement, artist engagement and interaction, community collaboration and outreach, installation, marketing and promotion. These strategies include access to professional guidance from those experienced in the field, time and space to realize a unique vision and the financial and administrative support necessary to produce a highly professional final product that might not otherwise become a reality.   

Curators are encouraged to submit exhibitions focused on social issues and to consider intended audiences and partnerships that may strengthen the viewership of the exhibition. 

Two curators will be selected to curate exhibitions. The first exhibition will run from November 2022 through January 2023. The second exhibition will run from February through March 2023. Curators must commit to participating in a professional development program that includes approximately two meetings per month over a approximately five month period (June – October, 2022). Meetings will occur on evenings & weekends, or at times conducive to the schedules of accepted curators.  



Helen Trompeteler is a curator, writer, and Deputy Director of Programs at the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Previously, Helen spent over eighteen years leading exhibitions and partnerships for internationally recognized collections, including the Royal Collection and the National Portrait Gallery, London. She has written extensively on photography and its histories for numerous books and art magazines worldwide. Helen’s curatorial practice is dedicated to supporting and sharing the work of emerging and under-recognized artists. Her work promotes photography as a fine art medium that can provoke dialogue, foster community, and imagine more equitable futures.

Selected curators will meet repeatedly with the program mentor and gain feedback on the development of their curatorial statement, artist selection, installation, curatorial career development, and more.


Read more about our 2020 curators.

Read more about our 2019 curators