LOCUS is a green creative commons where art, ecology, and community meet. We offer a space in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh in which to explore, imagine and transform our relationship to the living beings and systems populating planet earth. LOCUS is open to creative practitioners of all disciplines in the belief that through collective engagement, sustainable solutions will emerge.

LOCUS is dedicated to my late partner, Stephen Moore. Stephen was a conceptual artist who had a passion for directing experimental gallery spaces. LOCUS was a storefront space he initiated in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Stephen shaped who I am as an artist. I claimed LOCUS as my own to honor and thank Stephen for sharing his vision of art with me and for gifting me with the wonderful space in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh that I now share with you.

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p76461bNew Acquisition (2014)! We have purchased a Richeson Baby etching press!! The press bed is 11 x 18″. Possibilities for prints include intaglio, collagraph, relief, solar plates, and monoprints. Workshops are being planned and press time can be purchased! (Photo credit: Daniel Smith)


2015 LOCUS Programs

Workshops – LOCUS offers workshops in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, visual journals, art appreciation, and environmental art. Workshops are scheduled periodically, or on-demand. Individual and group sessions are also available and can be tailored to your needs. Please contact us if you are interested.

Events & Exhibitions – We occasionally offer events, such as guest artist presentations or salons, and exhibitions. Please contact us to be added to our occasional mailing list.

Creative Retreats – Do you need time-out to recharge, ignite your creative fire, or focus on a project? LOCUS offers a beautiful space for a half-day, full day, weekend, or week retreat, with or without guidance. Meals can be provided.  We also offer gift certificates for creative retreats for that special creative person in your life!

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