Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


PSI CONFIRMED EVENTS FOR 2022 (updated 11/29/2022)
(others to be added as they are confirmed)

December 1, 2022 A FIELD TRIP IS PLANNED TO THE OUTSIDERS SHOW AT WESTMORELAND MUSEUM featuring Grandma Moses, John Kane and many other phenomenal self-taught naïve artists. If you are interested in joining this group contact Frances Halley ASAP. frances.halley@gmail.com or 412-862-6011

There will be a bus from Pittsburgh sponsored by another group Frances is involved with.


Saturday December 10, 2022 from 6pm to 11pm

Church of the Redeemer (the Episcopal Church at Saint Edmunds Academy) social hall
5700 Forbes Avenue, PGH PA 151217 (central Squirrel Hill-plenty of parking in the back)

All PSI Full and Affiliate Members are invited to this holiday extravaganza.
The PSI Holiday party "Saturnalia" has been a tradition for 25 years.

Thanks to Ilene Lederer for finding this terrific central location for all members to join us!
Saturday December 10, 2022 -- Set up will take place 6-7pm and we will party until 11pm.
We can serve alcohol so bring whatever you like!
PSI will serve ham and turkey sandwich spread and basic beverage choices.
There is no election this year, but plenty of news to share!
Looking forward to seeing all our PSI friends! Bring friends, prospective members, clients, and project highlights!

Contact Ilene Winn-Lederer 412-657-3607 or PSI President Jim Mellett 412-303-4086 with any specific questions.

In planning stages TBA, stay tuned in 2023:

Full Scale Figure Drawing Event: Costumes, Props, Models
Olga Brindar to monitor the session
ADMISSION will be charged to defray modeling expense and food/drink spread

We are looking hopefully in 2023 for agreement relating to a possible
2025-2026 exhibition at the Heinz History Center celebrating United States 250 years and PSI’s 30th Anniversary



Social Meetings held almost every month on a weekday at 7pm
Think Happy Hour! Since 1996, PSI has hosted socials to relieve freelance isolation and expose everyone to the work of other members. Join us for informal shop talk along with great food and drink at different centrally located restaurants or at member home/studios. Appetizers supplied by PSI. All members and prospective members welcome!

The “Business of Illustration” Meetings
This fast-paced program series cycles through member's home/studios and various studio spots around Pittsburgh. The night typically includes a presentation by a member or outside speaker, speed reviews (bring your portfolio), and networking. Attendees should bring a beverage and/or a snack to share. Locations and featured artists are posted on the PSI website and distributed via Basecamp announcements. One annual event to circle is the “PSI Goes to the Chapel” program event at The Chapel pavilion in Riverview Park on a Saturday in September TBA. Speakers, catered picnic, social time, etc. 

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