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Online Gallery Exhibition:
Plein Air Painting
along the Historic National Road

Sponsored by National Road Heritage Corridor
with renowned artists, Ron Donoughe and William Pfahl


a Remake Learning Days event

held Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Christian W, Klay Winery in Chalkhill, PA.


Thank you to our 2021 Event Sponsors: Kiproff Family, First National Bank, Turkeyfoot Farms, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Fairchance Construction, Halstead Jewelry Supplies, GO Laurel Highlands, BoxHeart Gallery, Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator, FastSigns of Uniontown, DiceCo Technologies, LLC, Rio Grande Jewelry Supply, Somerset Trust Co., Ohiopyle Prints, Inc.



Artwork pictured is by some of the event participants: Ron Donoughe, William Pfahl, Kevin Kutz, Cynthia Cable, Marianne Calenda, Pam Duignan, James Hamm, Marita Hines, Julie Judt, Yelena Lamm, Bailey Lemansky, Kieran Glover, Mike McSorley, V Ondra, Helen Perilloux, Sasha Phillips, Luciana Randall, Rigel Richardson, Patti Rutherford, D.J. Sears, Rachel Simmons, Aura Sloan, Jamie Sloan, Andrew Spanoudakis, Sally Tolka, Sveta Trofimova.

Congratulations to the prize winners (winners have been contacted): 

Award of Excellence - Marianne Calenda, Marita Hines

Honorable Mention - Yelena Lamm, Andrew Spanoudakis, Rachel Simmons, V Ondra

Under 18 - Bailey Lemansky (with Kieran Glover), Aura Sloan

2021 Gallery Exhibitions

Gallery and Gallery Store Hours:
Thursday through Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
or by appointment


Touchstone currently requires facemasks be worn in all indoor spaces on campus. Campus and Studio Tours are not available until further notice.

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Bea Campbell Gallery

2021 Instructor Exhibition

MAY 29 – JULY 24

Touchstone's Bea Campbell Gallery is currently exhibiting artwork by our 2021 workshop instructors. The featured work of these renowned artists showcases a wide variety of mediums including blacksmithing, ceramics, painting, glass, basketry, and more! 


To learn more about these artists and their in-person workshops offered this season at Touchstone Center for Crafts, visit our workshop pages or click on the artists' names below.


Participating Artists: Jo Cambell Amsler, Phil Ashworth, Kerri Cushman, Ron Donoughe, Adrienne Eliades, Glenn Horr, Roger Hyndman, Joy Knepp, Anna Koplik, Benjamin Lambert, Dan Neville, William Pfahl, Becka Rahn, Lynda Ray, Kevin Rhode, Tim Sherman, Kimberly Thomas, Andy Upright, Julie Wiggins, Sigrid Zahner

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‘Women of Visions:
Celebrating 40 Creative Years’


With an amazing 40-year history of creative vitality, Women of Visions (WOV) has launched visual arts careers as well as being a nurturing place of creative refuge for African-American women in the city of Pittsburgh and beyond. The oldest organization of its kind in Pennsylvania, WOV and its members have made arts and community outreach their mission, with many members teaching their craft to multiple generations. This exhibit is a hearty sampling from their 40-year Retrospective to be held in Pittsburgh his fall. A tribute to women who, often under the constant strain of sexism and racism and many times facing financial and personal hardship, refused to give up the right to express themselves as individuals and artists.


More information about the organization can be found at Please check back for a list of participating artists.

Visit the Bea Campbell Gallery Store for One-of-a-Kind Handmade Items by Touchstone Interns, Staff, Instructors, and Friends.  Hours: Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm.

Iron Gate Gallery

Touchstone is thrilled to be partnering again with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh for two art exhibitions in 2021. Hosted in the Iron Gate Gallery, the exhibitions feature work by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) members. AAP is an artist member organization featuring over 500-artist members from the greater Pittsburgh region. Founded in 1910, AAP organizes 5-10 exhibitions a year in various spaces throughout the region including the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, and Touchstone! 

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'Variation of Line and Form'

MAY 29 – JULY 24

Katie Rearick and Nancy McNary Smith, members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh


We immerse ourselves in patterns in our day to day lives from the designs woven in our textiles to the patterns of behavior within ourselves and through our interactions with others. In my current studio research, I am investigating a formalist approach to line and how line translates into pattern. Using a jeweler’s saw I meditatively hand pierce steel and silver to become sculptures and one of a kind wearable jewelry. Variations of Line draws inspiration from the repeated decorative designs found among the quotidian objects in our homes and the evolving layers that are created within relationships. 

–Katie Rearick


These quite different pieces all celebrate the adaptability —“willingness”— of clay to go where I want. They also reflect my delight in whimsy, the female grace of vessels, and a preference, right now, for muted tones.
–Nancy McNary Smith

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Exhibition II


Josh Mitchell and Tyler Stenton, members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh


Please check back for more information about this upcoming exhibition.

2020 Virtual Open House Exhibitions

Click on the videos below to tour Touchstone’s virtual exhibitions. Closed captioning is available by clicking on the CC icon at the bottom of the videos.

Bea Campbell Gallery Exhibition

Featuring Touchstone Interns and Summer Staff

All of the pieces featured in this exhibition were crafted during the summer of 2020 at Touchstone Center for Crafts.

Participating Artists: Meghan Burke, Julia Castor, Taylor Fentz, Makena Henriksen, Jessica Howerton, Stacy Larson, Taylor Mezo, and Daniel Tomcik.

Touchstone’s Miniature Gallery

Miniature Group ‘Solo’ Exhibition: Together Alone

This exhibition features miniature artwork created by summer staff and interns at Touchstone Center for Crafts. The

Miniature Group ‘Solo’ Exhibition: Together Alone

reflects a small group of artists practicing socially distant art making within a craft community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each mini Solo cup pedestal represents an artist at Touchstone and all are spaced 6 inches apart. Historically, these disposable cups were invented to prevent the spread of disease through sharing, hence the name ‘Solo’. As the current pandemic forces us to navigate new public health guidelines, we are reminded of their original purpose. Each miniature work of art reflects how the individual artist identifies with these uncertain times. So raise a glass with us (or Solo cup), as we come

Together Alone

to bring you this socially distant miniature exhibition!

Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts stands in solidarity with the Black community and condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear. As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

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