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MCG Invitational

Exhibition – April 25 – May 13, 2016
Awards Ceremony and Reception – May 5
Submissions accepted Feb 22 – Mar 20

MCG Invitational 2016 Advertisement

_MG_6197Click here for 2016 MCGI photo booth images (online gallery).

Click here to download the 2016 MCGI Exhibition Catalog (28 pages, PDF format).

Click here to download a list of award winners (1 page, PDF format).

Click here for Portfolio Submissions – Open to juniors and seniors, must include four pieces.

Click here for Teacher Submissions – Open to art teachers from participating schools. Each teacher may submit two pieces.

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 fifth 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 invited schools are:

  • All Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • City High Charter School
  • East Allegheny High School
  • Imani Christian School
  • McKeesport Area High School
  • Neighborhood Academy
  • Penn Hills High School
  • Propel School – Andrews St
  • Propel School – Braddock
  • Steel Valley Senior High
  • Urban Pathways Charter School
  • West Mifflin Area High School
  • Wilkinsburg High School

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.

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