Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


PSI CONFIRMED EVENTS FOR 2024 (updated 2/2/2024) (others to be added as they are confirmed)

UPCOMING PROGRAMS-Watch for final dates and times


PSI GROUP SHOW: Artistry. Intelligence. Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators React to the Use of AI in Art

The first PSI group show since our 2019 show at the Stifel Museum in Wheeling is set for the North Hills Arts Center for March 16 to April 5, 2024. The theme for the show is Artists and AI and the formal prospectus has been circulated to all Full members via Basecamp and emails and at all events. Contact Jeanine Murch at jeanine@jeaninemurch.com OR PSIexhibits@gmail.com with questions. No jurors. 3 pieces will be accepted from all Full Members, hanging subject to space considerations.  $10 hanging fee per piece. The prospectus is presented on Basecamp. The show title is a jumping off point for whatever direction you feel like presenting in your artwork. The art must be framed and ready to hang-drop off is March 11-13, 2024. The prospectus has a QR code with a form for filling out for each piece. Try to gang up information on all your pieces on one form. If an Affiliate member wants to show new work to try and upgrade to Full member status before the show, contact Kathy Rooney at me@krooney.net. Works up to 36" x 48" will be accepted. Reception/opening to be held Saturday evening March 16, 2024. This show to be heavily promoted benefitting PSI membership.



Join the PSI board and relax, network, share new assignments, blab tech talk, and hear MORE about the next PSI show opportunity at the North Hills Arts Center in March and April 2024. The show committee will be there to fill in the blanks...PSI pays for tremendous appetizers starting soon after 6:30pm so no one goes home hungry.


Winter/Spring Socials

Regular socials have resumed on second Tuesdays: Feb 13, Mar 12, April 9 and May 14 2024 at J. Gough's 6:30pm.

Please come on out to J. Gough's Tavern in Squirrel Hill, 4213 Murray Avenue, PGH PA 15217, continuing our second Tuesday socials on Tuesday January 9, 2023 through May 14, 2024, and share your current work, have a drink, enjoy some PSI complimentary snacks from the delicious J. Gough's menu, or just hang out and visit with other members. Give us some of your thoughts on what programs PSI should plan. Bring a friend if you don't want to come out alone. We'd love to see everyone. Members usually start arriving around 6:30 PM. Plenty of on-street parking or you can use the Giant Eagle lot across the street.



Social Meetings have been held almost every month since our founding in late 1996.
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
These programs cycle through member's home/studios and various public spots (like the Hub in West View) around Pittsburgh. The night typically includes a presentation by a member or outside speaker 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. Think major conference or retreat all packed into one day! Speakers, catered picnic, social time, etc.