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The 15 Minutes Gallery

The Pittsburgh Technology Council's 15 Minutes Gallery is Southwestern Pennsylvania's foremost conduit for artists and businesses to come together and proactively promote culture and commerce. Focused on exploring the intersection of art and technology, the works of art in the Gallery span the gamut of artistic mediums and expression all while magnifying Pittsburgh’s unique cultural lexicon. Invest in our region's future, and rich cultural heritage: Invest in Art.

Innovate. Incubate. Create.

The 15 Minutes Gallery

2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Free Parking and admission.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Gallery is located in the atrium and conference rooms of the Pittsburgh Technology Council offices.

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“Technology is important to Art because it connects creativity with innovation and the spirit of inventiveness. Whether we are using technology to create our art, or to share our art, it challenges artists to explore new realms of aesthetic experience and cultural relevance. But, on the other hand, Art is important to Technology for the most important reason of all. Art gives Technology its humanity. And our humanity is the driving force behind every new technology we design and every product we manufacture. We are all makers. Without creativity, we don’t make anything. If we don’t make anything, we don’t progress.”
:: Kim Chestney Harvey, Director of the Art + Technology Initiative, Pittsburgh Technology Council

The PTC’s First Regional Artist Exhibition

The 15 Minutes Gallery opened with a bang on June 12, 2008. More than 350 people attended the exhibition opening event, which featured 45 regional artists, live music courtesy of WYEP’s Local Artist of the Year, Ben Hardt, complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and a silent art auction featuring original etchings by Picasso, Renoir and Dali. Mitch Swain, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, was the special guest speaker at the event.

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The opening event was supported by our partner, the Sirani Gallery, and our sponsors: AlphaGraphics; Dollar Bank and SteelCoast.

Art + Technology Showcase 08/09

September 2008 – May 2009

The gallery’s first annual showcase exploring the intersection of Art + Technology has featured: a special exhibition of Robots from Pittsburgh’s Robot 250; original artwork by 22 regional artists; apparel from Rusty Waters, the region’s hippest clothing line; “Model Men” from the Southside Works Sculpture Project; a multi-media art experience -- featuring art, music and prose by special guest, Australian artist/musician Steve Kilbey.

Technology in the Arts Conference Soiree

October 10,2008

The Carnegie Mellon Center for Arts Management and Technology's 2008 Technology in the Arts Conference is a resource for the arts community, sparking dialog around the role of technology in art planning and programming. The annual Technology in the Arts Conference brings together the full spectrum of organizations within the arts, from the local to national levels, to examine the commonalities that exist in useful technologies as well as the opportunities for partnership. Click here to see photos from the event!

Click here to hear the podcast of CAMT's Executive Director, David Dombrosky and Director of the Art and Technology Initiative, Kim Chestney Harvey on Pittsburgh Business Radio.

Art, Man and Technology: A Total Immersion Experience by Steve Kilbey makes its US debut at the 15 Minutes Gallery

May 1 - June 1, 2009

Steve Kilbey -- the enigmatic poet/songwriter of Australia’s prolific and compelling alternative rock band, The Church – unveiled an unprecedented collection of art, poetry and song at our 15 Minutes Gallery this year. Kilbey’s one-of-a-kind solo exhibition, “Art, Man and Technology” featured 18 never before seen pieces of artwork, along with an accompanying sonic installation experience. This series of dramatic works combine traditional art and contemporary technology to provoke the viewer's sense of wonder and awe of life in the 21st Century. Read Pittsburgh City Paper's Review Here

"Art, Man and Technology is an interesting look at an artist beginning to fuse multimedia and traditional painting. Moreover, Kilbey's name is internationally acclaimed, in music if not art. For 15 Minutes Gallery to host his first-ever major solo gallery show will surely solidify the space's place in the city's cultural landscape."

2009 Annual Art + Technology Exhibition
and The BurghBot Project

June 18, 2009 through August 31, 2009

The Pittsburgh Technology Council's Art and Technology Initiative is proud to present the 2009 Annual Art and Technology Exhibition and the BurghBot Project. To celebrate the synergy that exists between the art and tech communities in Pittsburgh, the Council is partnering with the James Gallery and CREATE Lab to create this one-of-a-kind exhibition.

OPENING NIGHT: June 18, 2009:
With over 200 guests, great presentations, tons of art and never-before-seen robots...opening night was a great success!
Read About Opening Night in the Post-Gazette Here
Click here to see pictures of the opening event!

ARTWORK: The 2009 Art and Technology Exhibition features more than 50 pieces of artwork in all media, by 37 regional artists throughout the summer. Juried by Paul Cicozi of the James Gallery, the Pittsburgh Technology Council and CREATE Lab, the James Gallery will host the award winning artists in a winner’s exhibition this fall. Click here to see the art and bots!

THE BURGHBOT PROJECT: The first ever event of its kind, The BurghBot project showcases the robotic artwork of ten East Coast artists, operating at a true intersection of art and technology. Each artist has created a unique interactive, artistic adaptation of CREATE Lab’s robotic frameworks (seen in a previous life as Robot 250). The BurghBot project is on display at the 15 Minutes Gallery through July 18, 2009. The James Gallery will also host the “Best Bot” during it’s winner’s exhibition this fall. Read About the BurghBot Project in Pop City Here

Watch Video of Best Bot Awardee Keary Rosen's "The Barker"
Watch Video of Best of Show Awardee Laura Tabachman's Robotic Art Peice "Flora"

Art Energy Design’s Power Flower: Pittsburgh’s first 12’ tall kinetic sculpture will be on display all summer outside the Pittsburgh Technology Council building. As part of the Council’s Art + Technology Initiative, Artist David Edwards and collaborators created this one-of-a-kind work that artfully incorporates wind, solar and water-use technologies. Learn More

Etcetera Edutainment’s Crowdplay: The world's first commercial "crowd-gaming" system! CrowdPlay® turns ordinary groups of people into giant joysticks, as audience members work together to collectively control the game. As the group moves in their seats, the direction of their motion is translated into game input, letting them control the action on the screen in front of them. It is a gaming experience unlike any other. Learn More
Locally Toned: One of the first recipients of deeplocal’s Artist-in-Residence program, Teresa Foley was on hand to showcase Locally Toned -- a venture that involves Pittsburghers in the creation of original ringtones, then provides the free tones to the public via a website and distribution. This public art project utilizes the airspace as public property for purposes of sonic transmission. Learn More
Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Film on the 15’s: Each quarter of the hour, Pittsburgh Filmmakers presented a screening of Andrew Batista’s Piano Story. Set in 1960, this short film recounts the tale of a young piano player who finds the girl of his dreams. Andrew Batista, a graduate of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, produced and directed "Piano Story" this year. Learn More

2009 Special G-20 Exhibition

September 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009

In celebration of this year’s G-20 Summit, the 15 Minutes Gallery is proud to present a collection of artwork that reflects the diversity, creativity, excellence and innovative spirit of Pittsburgh today. Twenty artists represent work in virtually all media – from the traditional to the leading edge. Fabric art and oil paintings, microscopic photography and gigapan technology, sculpture, collage, glass, assemblage and robotic installations – all of these media combine synergistically to form a vast and diverse collection of some of the region’s best artwork. President Obama chose us for many of the same reasons that the Art + Technology Initiative is in existence; today in Pittsburgh, we are demonstrating our ability to adapt, and even flourish – and are embracing our potential to reinvent ourselves, both culturally and economically.
FEATURED ARTISTS: ?Francis Crisafio Zheng Yang Sandra Ward Gary Zack Ron Nigro Jason Adam Bannister Alan Byrne Jane Ogren Kaoru Tohara Gretchen Henry Holly Northrop Joyce Werwie Perry Ron Donoughe Rick Byerly Ruth Hendricks Mark Panza Jean Thomas John Metzler Charles Finder Sandy Kessler Frank Sanns Ruth Hendricks
Click here to see select images from the exhibition

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DATA: The 2010 Design, Art & Technology Awards
and Regional Art Exhibition

"The Business of Creativity"

with MEDRAD CEO, John Friel
and Internationally-Acclaimed Pittsburgh Artist, Burton Morris

May 6 through August 31, 2010

This one-of-a-kind event honors regional excellence in creativity and innovation -- and assembles, for the first time ever, a consortium of innovative technology business leaders and artists who are transcending traditional boundaries.


The 2010 DATA Exhibition kicked off with an opening event of creativity, technology mindshare, and ground-breaking ideas, featuring MEDRAD CEO, John Friel, and a talk by internationally-acclaimed artist and Pittsburgh resident, Burton Morris, in an effort to celebrate the distinction of our region’s designers, artists and technologists -- and learn how creativity and business are working together to grow our region.

Rebecca Bailey  Jesse Best  David Bernabo  Thomas Bigatel  
Connie Cantor  Tiberiu Chelcea  Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer   deeplocal  
David Edwards  The Entertainment Technology Center’s Balli Plastici  
Jessica Fenlon  Stephen Haynes  Ruth E. Hendricks  
Ben Hernstrom  Lori Hepner  John Hinderliter  Joseph Holtz  
Modern Pop  Don Jones  Sandy Kessler Kaminski  Kevin Kulesa  
John Malarky  Wade Massie  Ian TAK Momyer  Net Health Systems  
Ron Nigro  Jane Ogren   Martha Rial  Riggs Communications & ImPACT  The Simulation Hypothesis  Seth Rosenberg  Nina Sarnelle  
Jon Shumway   Eric Singer  Rob Straw  Kelli Townsend  Emily Traynor   
R. Weis   Wombat Security Technologies  Gary Zak

Get creative. For questions, or for more information, please contact Kim Chestney Harvey, Director of the Art + Technology Initiative and the 15 Minutes Gallery, at 412.918.4223.