Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

MCG Invitational


For more than 25 years, the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild has been a champion for youth, art and education in Pittsburgh. Historically, MCG has hosted an annual juried arts exhibition where talented students from Pittsburgh Public Schools competed for accolades and awards exceeding $100,000.

The fourth annual MCG Invitational continues this tradition of serving Pittsburgh area high-school students. By providing this opportunity, the MCG Invitational will highlight talent, reward achievement, and encourage hope among those who might otherwise be overlooked.

The MCG Invitational seeks to recognize excellence and extol achievement demonstrated by youth in urban and economically disadvantaged communities. By heralding these values, this exhibition will reward meritorious students with cash awards, prizes and post-secondary education scholarships.

The exhibit runs April 27 – May 8, 2015.

> Instructions for Teacher Submissions (click here)
> Instructions for Portfolio Submissions (click here)

Save the date: Awards Reception, May 6, 2015 at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.

Save the Date

MCG Invitational Arts Exhibition – April 27 – May 8

Award Ceremony and Reception – May 6, 6-9 pm

Submission Information

Submissions accepted from March 1-31 (deadline is March 31 at 11:59 pm)

> Instructions for Teacher Submissions (click here)
> Instructions for Portfolio Submissions (click here)

Submit your portfolio of four pieces to the MCG Invitational at in order to have your work shown and be eligible for scholarships and awards totaling over $100,000 by March 31.

To complete the submission process you will need:
•Four original pieces in any visual arts media
•A digital image of each piece
•Personal information, including school, teacher, and contact info.
•Information about each piece, including price, size, medium and title
•One artist’s statement about your work

Some of the scholarships and awards have requirements or applications you must fill out. Please review all available scholarships and their requirements.

>> Click here for scholarship information.

If you have any questions, please contact Exhibition Coordinator, Keith Hershberger, by email or phone., 412-322-1773 x301

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