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Want to create something together?!

I'll be hosting a new two-session workshop at the Pittsburgh Center of the Arts on Nov. 29th + Dec. 6th called PAINTING WITH TEXTURE.

Get that last-minute gift started or enjoy a little personal time before the madness of the holidays in this quick and fun workshop. Experiment with creating texture in your paintings using unique mediums including cold wax medium, gesso, string gel, ceramic stucco gel, and modeling paste on a variety of painting surfaces. 
 
Sign up HERE to reserve your seat! 

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

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Radiant Hall is turning 5!
>>My studio, Radiant Hall, is turning 5 and celebrating in a big way! 

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Radiant Hall is having an exhibit to celebrate their artists both past and present! The show will be on display at Framehouse & Jask Gallery in Lawrenceville from Oct. 21st-Oct. 30th. 

Want to party even harder?! Well, we'll also be having a Preview and Dance Party at F&J on October 20th. Purchase tickets to this exclusive event through Radiant Hall's website HERE

Framehouse & Jask Gallery [Lawrenceville]
100 43rd Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201

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"Painter, Artist, Teacher: Crystal Latimer wears many hats." -Trib Live
-Thank you, Rex Rutkowski, for this lovely write up!

“One of Crystal's greatest strengths lies in the ability to successfully embed complex socio-cultural subject matter within strikingly beautiful designs and otherwise attractive imagery,” he says. In this way her work operates successfully both in terms of its salability and its dedication to the content and ideas that drive her as an artist. This is something I admire a great deal and is not an easy balance for artists to strike.” -Chris McGinnis

Check out the full article HERE.

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t o d a v í a

Join me on Friday, October 6th from 6-8pm for the opening reception of my newest solo show at Penn State, New Kensington campus. I'll be debuting new ..and somehow even more colorful.. paintings, alongside some older favorites. The title of the show todavía, translating in English to "still", alludes to the overarching history of Westernization in Latin America, and how my 2015-2017 pieces work as a collective under these same conceptual concerns.

> on display until Oct. 27th
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri: 8a-8p , Weekends: 12-5p

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The Mine Factory

Ah! Excited to have been curated into another group show filled with such talented artists. Be sure to stop by the opening reception so you can have a drink and chat with the all the creatives.

Cheers!

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More news from Art Maze Magazine!


I recently did a Studio Visit Interview with Leila Leiman of AMM. It was beautifully conducted and thorough, so if you have a minute check it out HERE!

 

Thanks again, Art Maze Magazine & Leila Leiman!

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Framehouse & Jask Gallery, Lawrenceville


Looking forward to showing with these artists, in an exhibition curated by Sean Beauford! Check it out at Framehouse & Jask Gallery this month!

April 6th - April 29th
 

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Have you guys checked out Art Maze Magazine yet?!

Based out of London, this publication has a keen eye for new talent and bold work! I was *thrilled* when I heard my own was work curated into their April/May Issue! You can buy a print version, or download a digital copy for only $5! (don't you just love technology). 

Click HERE to go to their shop, or HERE to check out their Website!
Instagram Handle: @artmazemag

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Want to take a class with me?!

I'll be teaching another 8-week Contemporary Painting Practices course at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in April & May.
Class Description: Expand your practice of traditional painting methods to include materials like spray paint, metallic gilding, and diverse painting supports to experiment with surface and solvency. Incorporate various mark-making processes like printmaking and collage to build layers and create richness within your artwork. Become inspired by contemporary artists who work in multimedia and work with Crystal Latimer who will share insight into her artistic process.

Come along, and bring a friend! Sign up HERE

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Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!

Yes, I'm flabbergasted. 

Somehow my paintings have ended up in the same brochure as the artistic geniuses of Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder! Whaaaat?! CRAZY. So, of course, I had to share.

Check out Pittsburgh International Airport's "Art in the Airport" Brochure HERE .

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It was a packed gallery!

A *huge* thank you to all who came to my opening reception "R|EVOLVE" at the Gallery 4 on Saturday! You all had that gallery *packed* with so much support! I was floored. Thank you!! Bearhugs for each one of you!!<3

Remember, the show will remain on display until February 25th at the Gallery 4, Pittsburgh [206 S. Highland Ave.]
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 1pm-7pm

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New Year, New Work!

"R|EVOLVE" opens Saturday, January 14th, 2017 and runs through Friday,  February 25th, 2017 at The Gallery 4 (206 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside,  412-363-5050). The Opening Reception will take place Saturday,  January 14th,  2017  from 7-11PM and will be opened to the general public with complimentary refreshments and cocktails provided by The Gallery 4. The Gallery 4 is open Tuesday through Saturday 1- 8PM . 

Looking forward to seeing you at the opening!

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Want to take a class with me?!

I'll be teaching an 8-week Contemporary Painting Practices class at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA) this Fall! We'll be breaking some of the traditional painting rules and mixing it up by adding in a variety of cross-disciplinary techniques! There's still a few weeks left to sign up, so come & spend Wednesday evenings with me starting September 21st!

Browse all the classes offered by the PCA/PFCA HERE

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Ah, my alma mater<3

Slippery Rock University is such a hidden gem for the arts! I am constantly reminded of my admiration for this small program and the artists that grow from it. "Collective Independence" is just a small sampling of this, worth checking out! 

Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh
July 2nd-31st

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Juror's Choice Award!

Honored to have one of the Jurors select my booth for a Juror's Choice Award at TRAF! What a memorable first year at Three Rivers Arts Festival.

It was raining out... but I think that's >> pure GLOW. Ha, I was literally shaking when they announced my name at the Awards breakfast!

 

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Emerging Artist Tent!

soooo excited to have been selected as an EMERGING ARTIST at this year's Three Rivers Arts Festival! I've always admired the Emerging Artist booths as a standard to strive for, and now I'm going to be one of them!! Come check out what I've been working on from June 3rd-June7th, Booth #34!

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"Trust the Process."
Overstated advice-- but only because it's so darn TRUE!


Thank you to Dear Pittsburgh for dropping by and interviewing me as your Featured Artist for June! Check out the interview HERE-&- if you scroll to the bottom you can access the audio podcast! Also on iTunes!:)