Steeltown Anthem (10/26/2009) - "When I first walked into Wildcard, I was blown away by the fact that we finally have a place to go and get handmade items on a daily basis."
Art Inspired by Action Movies
Just in time for Father's Day, Wildcard is debuting its newest group show: Craft Hard: Art Inspired by Action Movies. Looking at everyone's favorite kitschy action movies, four of Wildcard's favorite artists (Andrew O. Ellis, Tara Goe, Elliot McNally, & Mario Zucca) are creating new pieces inspired by the sweaty brows of Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and many others.
The pieces in Craft Hard will include needlepoint, illustration, and quilting. All of these pieces are being created for this show.
Craft Hard opens on Thursday, June 6 and runs through July 22. The opening night (6 to 9pm) will feature free snacks and drinks, as well as action-movie-inspired music. All pieces will be available for sale, along with prints from several of the artists.
Wildcard will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
From AIGA PGH365
AIGA Pittsburgh and Wildcard are proud to present a selection of works from PGH365: AIGA Pittsburgh's Annual Design Competition and Exhibition.
PGH365 is a celebration of the graphic designer's struggle and success in finding solutions that are effective, meaningful, and beautiful, and we have selected a small set of posters, logos, campaigns and other work created by designers living in the Pittsburgh region, some of whom will be familiar to Wildcard customers (including work from existing vendors strawberryluna and Nick Caruso).
Join us on Thursday, May 9 from 6 to 9pm for our monthly Crafternight, a casual after-work get-together at Wildcard where you can work on your own crafts with fellow crafty-minded peeps. Because this Crafternight occurs right before the annual Lawrenceville Blossom Tour, we will also have "make n' take" crafts to do: gnome twig plant markers and newspaper potted plants! Everyone is welcome to make one and/or work on a personal crafty project; we'll provide the snacks and beverages!
If it's spring that must mean that the Blossom Tour is returning to Pittsburgh! Celebrate Mother's Day and the changing of the seasons in Lawrenceville! Businesses all throughout the neighborhood will be offering free seeds for your to plant in your garden! Come to Lawrenceville, May 10 through the 12th!
And join us on May 12, the last day of the Blossom Tour, which is also Mother's Day, from 12-2pm for fun "make n' take" crafts: gnome twig plant markers and newspaper potted plants! We will provide all the supplies and instructions, so just bring yourselves!
Mother's Day is fast approaching and we've got cards, gifts, and more at Wildcard! From hand-made cards to tea towels, candles, to soaps, and much more, we've got the perfect gift for your mom at Wildcard!
Knit the Bridge is a vision for a grassroots, community-led arts project that would bring the many diverse communities of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania together to create a large-scale, aesthetically stunning, fiberarts installation on a bridge in downtown Pittsburgh.
Come to Wildcard this Thursday night from 7pm to 9pm to help knit OR crochet a panel, or part of a panel! Details about yarn type, colors, and size can be found here! We will also provide some yarn if you don't have any!
Once again we're thrilled be vending at the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer! We'll be there from 10am-3pm on Saturday, April 13 with an eclectic mix of vintage treasures, along with some of our other favorite stores! Be sure to visit the Heinz History Center website to learn more about their 1968 program too!
Opens March 8
everyday balloons is the combined work of Lawrenceville artists Chris Bencivenga and Becki Hollen. The couple are printmakers and illustrators and specialize in curious and cute art pieces, and we're excited to debut their show of new work here at Wildcard!
Their show opens on Friday, March 8 and closes on Thursday, April 21. Join us for a free opening night party on Friday March 8 from 6 to 9pm, featuring free drinks, refreshments, and music. Original prints and illustrations will be available for sale.
I Heart Art: Opens Feb 7!
For the month of February at Wildcard, we're turning our gallery into a big show of small pieces to celebrate love in all its forms! This is our first show where we're soliciting work from the public; we'll display everything we have room for in our gallery. Everything will be for sale and all proceeds from the show will benefit the American Heart Association. The show will open on Thursday, February 7th.
To celebrate February and Valentine's Day, the theme of I Heart Art is love in all its forms: puppy, passionate, emotional, unrequited, and everything in between. All of the pieces will be priced at $25 or less, making these original hand-crafted items perfect for a Valentine's Day gift or a tribute to someone you love.
Join us at our monthly Crafter-Night a casual after-work get-together at Wildcard where you can work on your own personal crafty projects with fellow crafty-minded peeps!
Bring your crocheting, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, or any other portable craft and we'll provide the beverages and snacks.
We are open on Christmas Eve until 5, and closed on December 25 & 26. We are also open until 5pm on New Year's eve, and closed on January 1st.
Due to the holiday excitement, Crafternights will resume in January. All of us here at Wildcard wish you and your family the very best of holidays this year!
Nov 29-Dec 2
The thirteenth annual Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour is upon us! This year the tour takes place from Thursday, Nov. 29th through Sunday, December 2nd, with 26 participating businesses where you can sample the shopkeeper's favorite cookie. What cookie will we have this year? You'll have to come see us to find out!
This year we're open 10:00am to 9:00pm on Thursday, 10:00am to 8pm on Friday, 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday. We hope you'll come out and visit all 26 stops! Molly's Trolley will circulate throughout the business district on Sat. from noon to 5:00 pm.
Also, if you'd like the recipe to our special Vegan Gingersnaps, here it is! Enjoy!
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp Egg Replacer plus 2 tbsp water
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Beat brown sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg replacer in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar.
3. Lightly grease cookie sheet with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
4. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Dip tops into granulated sugar. Place balls, sugared side up, about 3 inches apart on cookie sheet.
5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Kreepy Dolls at Wildcard!
Kreepy Doll artist Daniel Baxter has already transformed our window into a magical holiday display complete with a well-wishing winter squid. But that's not enough!
Join us on Thursday, December 6 for the premiere of the Kreepy Doll wonderland here at Wildcard. Daniel is creating a new installation of Kreepy friends just for us; we'll also be serving drinks & snacks from 6 to 9pm.
Thank You Pittsburgh!
We're very proud to have been named "Best One-Of-A-Kind Gift Store" by the readers of Pittsburgh City Paper. Thanks to everyone who voted!
Crafternight with Sarah Goldschadt
Join us on Thursday, October 25 from 6-9pm for a special Crafternight with author Sarah Goldschadt, whose book Craft-a-Day has just been published by Quirk Books! Craft-a-Day offers up a craft for every single day of the year, "providing whimsical ideas for basic crafts that require no advanced skills or crafting tools." We will be making Halloween-inspired crafts as well as some fun owl crafts. Signed books will be available for purchase, and there will be plenty of fall snacks and beverages. You are also welcome to bring your own craft projects to work on.
Sarah Goldschadt is a Danish American freelance graphic designer and crafter who loves to make things, travel, and take pictures. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Oprah, Glamour, Martha Stewart Living, Food Network Magazine, and Do It Yourself. She lives in New York City and keeps a blog at sah-rah.com.
strawberryluna Opening Night!
We're thrilled to present new work from Pittsburgh-based screenprint artists strawberryluna (aka Allison Glancey & Craig Seder). Their work ranges from decorative pieces to children's art, and their successful band posters. These new pieces features new work on hand-stained plywood.
Initially based at AIR studios on the North Side, strawberryluna (www.straberryluna.com) now operates out of a studio in Friendship where Glancey pulls all pieces by hand, including complicated multi-color separations. A regular at local and national craft shows, Glancey & Seder have also designed posters for bands as diverse as Feist, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Guided By Voices, Liz Phair, and more.
Opening night is Thursday, October 18 from 6 to 9pm, featuring free drinks, refreshments, and music. Pieces will be available for viewing as well as for sale.
PARK(Ing) Day with Yarn Over Society
Friday, Sep 21, All Day! Yarn Over Society will be creating a quirky, yarn-bombed garden in front of Wildcard in Lawrenceville. Watch as the space progresses throughout the day as volunteers engage in live yarn-bombing! We invite people to take a break from their busy lives to relax with pink flamingos, knit with us, or make pom-pom flowers.
Crafternight with Grace Dobush
Grace Dobush, crafter and author of the newly revised and expanded The Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide, will be here on Sunday, September 23 from 12-2pm for a free craft party/discussion of what it takes to make it in the crafty biz! We'll have copies of her new book for sale too, and you'll get plenty of tips on how to start, run, and grow your business! Bring a craft to work on and we'll provide snacks & drinks too!
Etsy Craft Night
Etsy is holding craft parties ALL OVER the country on August 24th (5pm-9pm) and Wildcard will be participating in lieu of Crafternight this month! We are planning some fun make-and-take craft activities and we'll have snacks & beverages as well as lots of fun surprises.
The theme for the parties is "Wish You Were Here," focusing on projects that reflect our town, Pittsburgh! Think black and gold bunting, upcycled map crafts, button making, postcard designing, and much more!
Join us for our monthly "Crafternight," a casual after-work get-together at Wildcard where you can work on your own personal crafty projects with fellow crafty-minded peeps! Bring your crocheting, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, or any other portable craft and we'll provide the beverages and snacks.
Crafter-Night is on Thursday, July 26 from 6:30-8:30pm. See you then!
Adventures in Anachromism: A Photographic Salon by Jeffrey Krsul
Wildcard, is pleased to present the debut of Pittsburgh artist Jeffrey Krsul and his world premiere show "Adventures in Anachronism, a Photographic Salon." Using historic processes, Krsul creates new photos, prints, & textiles of contemporary images. He uses mostly analog and 19th century techniques such as Cyanotype, Van Dyke, Salt and Albumen Printing, Tintypes, Platinum/Paladium, and Gum Bichromate.
Opening night is Friday, June 15 from 6 to 9pm, featuring free drinks, refreshments, and music. Pieces will be available for viewing as well as for sale.
Now's your chance to learn to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces from leaves, rubber stamps and polymer clay from Lynne Kropinak. All materials will be supplied (leaves, rubber stamps, assorted doo-dads, clay, paint, cord, tools) Feel free to bring your own leaves too if you want. Each person will make 4-5 finished necklaces (or earrings, pins, barrettes, etc). Students will be guided through the steps of creating polymer clay art to wear from rolling out the polymer clay, to making the pieces into finished pieces ready to wear home.
Lynne Kropinak is a self-taught jewelry maker, flea market addict, and enthusiast of all things crafty. Her work is inspired and constructed with found and salvaged materials: scraps of paper, gemstones and leaves, polymer clay, paint, recycled trinkets, conversations heard in line at the grocery store, and other things too good to throw away. She has been making and selling crafts for over 25 years and delights in sharing skills and inspiration with other crafters.
Sunday, June 3rd, 1 to 3pm
Full Class Cost: 20.00
Pop-in and make one piece during store hours 10.00
Class size is limited to 12. If you'd like to RSVP for this class, please purchase your spot below (We do require that you pre-pay for this class to reserve your spot).
Due to the limited class size, if you must unavoidably cancel, please let us know no later than 48 hours before the class. A waiting list will be maintained if slots become available.
The Rat Pack by Jim Zahniser
Join us on Friday, April 20 from 6 to 9pm for Jim Zahniser's "The Rat Pack" opening. It's a swingin’ triptych of images that pay tribute to Sammy Davis Jr, Frank Sinatra, & Dean Martin. Wildcard is hosting a martini & music-filled reception with the artist on Friday, April 20 for the release of his new work.
Jim Zahniser is a local designer & illustrator whose work has been featured at Wildcard for several months, including his popular Icons of Music series (featuring portraits of Elvis Presely, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, & many more) as well as a signature Fred Rogers print that is in constant demand. A graduate of Thiel College and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Zahniser has been practicing his trade for almost 20 years.
Opening night is Friday, April 20 from 6 to 9pm, featuring free martinis (and other non-alcoholic beverage), refreshments, and period music. Pieces will be available for viewing as well as for sale.
Monster Haiku Vol. 1
As part of the ongoing Monster Haiku project, Wildcard is pleased to host Second Block Studio's artwork which features the work of Rachel Arnold Sager, accompanied by haiku poetry by Will Rutherford. April 13 from 6 to 9pm is an opening reception with the artists featuring free drinks, refreshments, and music. Original art will be available for viewing as well as for sale alongside posters, greeting cards and more for sale.
All proceeds from the Monster Haiku artwork & book will benefit the March of Dimes, a national organization dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
1000 Paper Cranes At Wildcard
Do you want to help us fold a thousand origami paper cranes? Doing so is part of a Japanese tradition and legend stating that a wish will be granted after folding and stringing together a thousand paper cranes. Often these wishes are related to a serious injury or illness, but they are also given to new married couples or new parents. A thousand paper cranes can more generally stand for good luck, lifelong happiness and world peace. No matter what, the act of folding so many origami paper cranes is always something hopeful, positive, creative, and beautiful.
Join us in learning the origami basics (on a smaller scale!) to folding a small paper crane and contributing it to our window display. We're hosting drop-in Paper Crane workshops every Sunday in March from 2-4pm. Or make your own at home and drop them off at Wildcard!
We hope you'll help us get to 1000 cranes!
Crafter-Night Drop-In Crafts!
Join us for our first "crafternight," a casual after-work get-together at Wildcard where you can work on your own personal crafty projects with fellow crafty-minded peeps! Bring your crocheting, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, or any other portable craft and we'll provide the beverages and snacks.
Crafter-Night is on Thursday, March 22 from 6:30-8:30pm. See you then!
Cara Lynn Kleid's "My Favorite Feminists
March 8, 2012
We're excited to host the World Premiere of "My Favorite Feminists," a show of new works by local artist Cara Lynn Kleid (www.caralynnkleid.com). This collection of abstract, collage portraits of feminist pioneers will feature images of 1st, 2nd and 3rd wave feminists, created and exhibited in a celebration of Women's History Month with an opening reception on International Women's Day, Thursday March 8.
Opening night is Thursday, March 8 6 to 9pm, featuring free drinks, refreshments, and music. Pieces will be available for viewing as well as for sale. "My Favorite Feminists" will be up in WildCard's gallery through mid-April.
Knit and Crochet Trail Markers Project
Join us Thursday, January 26 from 6-8pm! Alicia Kachmar and the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation are again partnering for a Meet-Up! at Wildcard, everyone's favorite spot for locally handmade goods in Lawrenceville. Snacks and beverages will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well.
Knit a whole marker or just add to one in progress! Don't worry if you don't know how, all skill levels are welcome and people will be available to help teach knitting and crocheting. This event is free and open to the public. Donations of yarn (primary shades of red, yellow, blue, purple, etc) are very welcome!
The Knit Trail Markers Project offers a unique opportunity for Pittsburghers to participate in community service for the city's newest Regional Park and knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome to participate in making biodegradable trail markers. The markers will be used to identify trails in the Emerald View Park in the Allentown, Duquesne Heights and Mount Washington neighborhoods. The knit trail markers are intended to blaze the way for people interested in hiking the Park's spectacular trails. Click here for more information.
We need your help! We're looking at bringing back monthly classes and craft workshops here at Wildcard, but first we'd like to hear from you! What would you like to see here? What kind of crafty demonstrations would you like to participate in?
We'd love if if you'd take a minute and fill out our survey!
Super****s: Art from the staff of The Andy Warhol Museum
Jan 13 - Feb 19
Andy Warhol's Superstars were an elite clique of personalities that gained notoriety and fame through their association with the infamous artist. They were heavily featured in Warhol's early works and their lives were immersed in the New York City art scene.
The staff of the Andy Warhol Museum are similarly immersed in the Pittsburgh art community. The artists featured in this show all have two things in common: they have worked as caretakers of Warhol's art by day and as fine artists by night.
Featured artists: Erin Philips, Katie Watson, Matthew Robison, Adrienne Rozzi, Joel Brown, Brad Heiple, Kathleen Guzowski, Ryan Emmett, & Elliot McNally. Helping to curate the show is Elliot McNally, whose Star Trek Quilts show was first seen at Wildcard in January 2010. Super****s opens on Friday January 13th and runs until February 19.
Join us for a free opening night reception on Friday, Jan 13 from 6 to 9pm!
Wildcard: Holiday Hours!
Dec 6, 2011
Saturday, Dec 24 11-5pm
Dec 25 & 26 CLOSED
Saturday, Dec 31 11-5pm
Jan 1 & 2 CLOSED
We hope you have a great holiday season!
As Seen on TV: Yinzer Gift Guide at Wildcard
Dec 3, 2011
A ton of products available at Wildcard were featured in Virginia Monanez's Yinzer Gift Guide .
And then CBS Channel 2 decided to get in on the fun by coming to our store to see for themselves!
Below are links to some of the great people who make the featured products. And some of the work, like Nick Caruso's Make Believe It shirts and Jim Shearer's Christmas cards (pictured to the right) can only be found here at Wildcard!
Alternate Histories: A Living Dead History of Pittsburgh
Nov 17, 2011
After the success of Alternate Histories: Pittsburgh show in August 2010, Wildcard is pleased to present the follow up to that show, "The Living Dead History of Pittsburgh."
Ever since George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead revolutionized the zombie genre, Pittsburgh has been intertwined with tales of the living dead. This show, produced under Buchholz's Alternate Histories artist name, raises the question: What if Zombies had been in this area since the days of Fort Pitt and the founding of the city?
Original work and prints are available for sale. "The Living Dead History of Pittsburgh" runs at Wildcard through the end of December.
Some of Our Favorite Products
Wildcard Microcraft Fall Hallo-Witch Craft Book Release Second Anniversary Party Spectacular...in 3D!
Oct 20 2011
Thursday, October 20: We're celebrating the publication of Microcrafts - a new how-to book for making teeny tiny crafts - edited and contributed to by local crochet superstar Alicia Kachmar and featuring work by Pittsburgh artists Nadia Marks Wojcik and Tamara Barker. We're also highlighting Kachmar's Witch Craft book, which is perfect for planning a handmade, homemade Halloween!
We'll also be selling tickets and then drawing winners for our month-long Steeltown Etsy raffle to help Alicia Kachmar with medical bills.
And let's not forget that it's Wildcard's Second Anniversary! We're thrilled to have been here in Lawrenceville for two years now and we want to thank our loyal customers with a spectacular party! Costumes are welcome, and the first 25 families receive a free goodie bag!
Join Alicia Kachmar, Nadia Marks Wojcik and Tamara Barker as they as they lead you in some DIY craft projects from the book. Family-friendly: just bring yourself and a desire to craft! Free snacks for kids and books for sale!
Bring your dancing and drinking shoes as we celebrate Wildcard's 2nd anniversary! Both books will still be on sale, but we'll have food, drinks (bring your ID if you're over 21), raffles, and music!
A Bee's Experience: A Group Paper Cut Show
Oct 7 2011
On Friday, October 7th from 6 to 9 pm, WildCard will host the world premiere of "A Bee's Experience," a group show featuring the paper cut work of Kathryn Carr, Bec Young, and Stacey Malasky.
The idea to collaborate on a paper cutting show was spurred by a casual conversation a year ago between Pittsburgh paper cut artists Bec Young and Kathryn Carr. Both desired to showcase the beauty and uniqueness of paper cut art. Young asked Stacey Malasky, a friend and fellow paper cut artist from Ohio, if she would like to be apart of the show as well. The three decided to focus their show on bees; Stacey is a bee keeper and all three ladies wanted to heighten public awareness of the plight of bees. ( Click here to learn more)
Forever Ago New Work by Mundania Horvath
August 26, 2011
Wildcard is pleased to host the World Premiere of "Forever Ago," a show of new works by multi-talented local designer, artist, and blogger Mundania Horvath (Steeltown Anthem.). This is Mundania's first show since 2002, and it ties in with the launch of her new magazine, Steeltown Anthem, which has its first print issue in August.
Mundania, who grew up in the Pittsburgh area and moved back to the city in 2009, has long been fascinated with the images of industry surrounding the Three Rivers region. Says Mundania, "I enjoy taking apart found objects, using images from the past and typography to construct art that evokes a genuine reaction." Incorporating pop culture elements, text, and vintage photography, she is creating original collages on wood using paint and mixed media for this new show. Wildcard will also have Mundania Horvath's prints for sale, along with the first issue of Steeltown Anthem.
Join us for Opening Night on August 26th for free drinks, food, & music.
Insert Coin to Play: Pinball Life
July 15, 2011
To celebrate the Pinball machine's presence as both art and an inspiration to artists, Wildcard is proud to present Insert Coin to Play: Pinball Life. The show includes the debut of a new Lawrenceville-themed pinball machine, featuring art by local artist Andy Scott, in addition to other work by Featuring Work By: Dan Burfield, Cryss Stephens, Elizabeth Klevens, Doug Cooper, Brian Holderman, Rafael Colon, and Mike Budai.
Wildcard will be hosting its annual Wildcard Pinball Classic on Friday, July 22. The competition will feature four tournaments on four separate machines, as well as a playoff for a grand prize. Free to enter. In addition, 50% of the proceeds from the show and tournament will go to local bicycle advocacy group Bike Pittsburgh.
Pinball Life is timed to coincide with the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) World Championships (August 11-14), held each year in Scott Township.
An Opening Night reception with the artists will be held on Friday, July 15, from 6-9PM with free drinks and refreshments.
Thanks to Pittsburgh Magazine Readers!
June 28, 2011
We'd like to thank Pittsburgh Magazine readers who voted us as the Best Card Store in the 2011 Best of the Burgh poll! We really appreciate all the love and support that we get from 'Burghers!
July 10, 2011
Join us for a one-day only showing of Drawings and Paintings by Finnigan Cutty Holton. This is Holton's first exhibition...he's age 5! Sponsored by Drawing Room Tattoo, Dozen Bakeshop, Specter Studios, Sign Works, and Wildcard
Reception with the artist on Sunday, July 10 from 4-7pm.
Chantal deFelice's Pretty as a Pittsburgh
May 13 - June 30, 2011
Best known for her black and white sketches of Bloomfield, deFelice expands on this palette by incorporating color on woodgrain backgrounds, creating a colorful new approach.
Pretty as a Pittsburgh consists of fourteen new works which will be for sale, as well as prints, cards, and earrings featuring deFelice's work. More samples of her work can be seen here.
May 7 & 8, 2011
The Blossom Tour is a celebration of Spring and Lawrenceville's dedication to local goods & services! Travel down Butler street on May 7 & 8 to see all that our local artisans, craftsmakers, businesses, bakers, and more have to offer!
Sustainability starts at home, and what better way to take action than to plant your own garden? At each official Blossom Tour stop, we're giving out free seed packets! These seeds are responsibly and sustainably grown and the selection is specially designed for our climate. If you plant all of them, you'll have a bountiful garden that can feed an entire family!
Don't forget: Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day! Celebrate with mom by going shopping, picking up seeds, and touring Lawrenceville shops and galleries!
Click here to visit the 2011 Blossom Tour Website.
April 1, 2011
"Opening Day: Yinz Luv 'Da Buccos" Art Opening
Reception on April 1 from 8-10pm
Jim Shearer, the mastermind behind the web-series "Yinz Luv 'Da Guins" and "Yinz Luv 'Da Stillers," is answering a question he's been asked ever since he started his homemade, YouTube sports shows three years ago: Do yinz luv 'da Buccos? The answer is "yes." In "Opening Day: Yinz Luv 'Da Buccos" exhibit on display at Wildcard through the month of April, Shearer pays homage to the Pittsburgh Pirates of his youth (back when it was somewhat customary to end a season with more wins than losses) in a series of portraits of beloved players. Using the same art tools he wielded as a youngster, each image is created with colored pencils, crayons, magic markers, and watercolors.
Opening Night reception on Friday, April 1 from 8-10PM. The event is free and includes complimentary drinks and refreshments, along with a Pirates trivia contest and other surprises.
Classes at WildCard
Pittsburgh Craft Collective: Dream Pillow Class
April 30, 2011
Join us for a Dream Pillow Class on Saturday, April 30 from 1 to 3pm! Instructor Abbey Bricker writes: "I have always loved to dream. In fact, there are some mornings when I purposely fall back asleep just to continue dreaming. Anything can happen while you are sleeping; you can relive beautiful moments from your waking life, or be with people that you love and miss. When I learned about dream pillows I was intrigued - the idea of influencing my dreams with lovely herbs tucked into a tiny pillow I made myself was definitely something I had to try!"
Dream pillows are easy to make and can be put to good use the same night they are made. Abbey provides most of the materials - you just need to bring cotton fabric (two strips, each 5" by 12") and thread, needles and pins.
If you'd like to RSVP for this class, please click here
Time: 1:00-3:30pm Date: Sat, April 30 Where: Wildcard Cost: $24 per person; $17 for PCC members
February 12, 2011
"4 Lydia Was, is, and will be a great space nation" Art Opening
On Display through March
Artist Ryder Henry brings his Pittsburgh-inspired miniature city and spaceships to WildCard! Come see Henry's futurist designs made entirely of reclaimed material, as well as visual art featuring these sci-fi sculptures.
A resident of East Liberty, Henry creates spaceships and a large model city out of repurposed cardboard, as well as creating paintings based on his own sculptural works. The city incorporates everyday designs along with fantastic future buildings, while Henry's spaceship models create a marvelous, anachronistic history of space travel.
Knit & Crochet
February 3, 2011
Thursday February 3, 6:00 to 8:00pm
Alicia Kachmar and the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation are again partnering for a Meet-Up to knit and crochet trail markers for Emerald View Park in the Allentown, Duquesne Heights and Mount Washington neighborhoods. Knit a whole marker or just add to one in progress! Don't worry if you don't know how, all skill levels are welcome and people will be available to help teach knitting and crocheting.
This event is free and open to the public. Snacks and beverages will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well.
Rock Show, Dude!
Ongoing through January
Rock Show, Dude!
Celebrating Rock 'n Roll Concert Posters
ROCK SHOW, DUDE! is a new art show that celebrates the beauty found in rock 'n roll concert posters. Featuring works by these 16 artists: Andre Costello, Andy Scott, Ben Stewart, Christian Breitkreutz, David Pokrivnak, Gian Romagnoli, Jes Lavecchia, Jon Hemmis, Katie Gould, Maggie Negrete, Matt Ketchum, Megan Herwig, Nate McDonough, Ron Copeland, Seth Ledonne, Steph Neary.
Shopping at Wildcard:
Lawrenceville's Doh Dah Days Video
November 9th, 2010
We now sell this fantastic video describing Lawrenceville's history, the life of Stephen Foster and a tour of Allegheny Cemetery. A fun documentary to watch.
November 9th, 2010
Autumn Group Trunk Show:
An Evening of Upcycled Fashions!
Friday November 12th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
WildCard will be hosting an autumn group trunk show featuring handmade upcycled wearables from Pittsburgh and beyond.
Come check out these awesome clothes and accessories that are all made from repurposed materials, guaranteed to get you ready for winter in style!
There will be vintage tops adorned with delicately-embroidered creatures from the nimble fingers of Ichi-Ni-San, dresses and winter capes and other '60s- and '70's-inspired clothing sewn from vintage fabrics by Iron City Upcyclery, awesome scarves and headbands made of upcycled t-shirts from Craftees, amazingly redesigned one-of-a-kind vintage clothing by Buttercup Blues, beautiful hand-knitted accessories made from reclaimed yarn by Charmed By Nature, and incredibly colorful and whimsical winter hats and accessories from the talented Carla Morris!
Shopping at Wildcard:
Holiday Cards Are Here
November 6th, 2010
Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas & New Years cards are all here. Chanukah starts early this year on December 2nd!!
Crafternoon : Pittsburgh Craft Collective
November 1st, 2010
Sunday, November 14th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Now with Mimosas! Join members of the Pittsburgh Craft Collective for an all-inclusive meeting to work on your projects, share secrets, or just get some great new ideas! Free! Link for more info
Strangely Familiar: Uncanny Works on Paper and WildCard's One Year Anniversary!
Oct 15, 2010
On View Now
"Strangely Familiar: Uncanny Works on Paper," features new work from a formidable group of Pittsburgh artists including Mary Tremonte, Heidi Tucker, Matt McDowell, Nils Hanczar, Mario Zucca, Berry Breene, Christian Breitkreuz, Mike Budai, Mike Vandegrift, Teresa Martuccio, Thommy Conroy, Tate Hudson, and Jackie McDowell. The exhibit runs from October 5th to October 31st.
Classes at WildCard
Beginning Spinning - Drop Spindle
September 19, 2010
Already addicted to yarn? Want to learn to make your own? In this beginning spinning class, you will learn the park and draft method of spinning on a drop spindle. This ancient method of spinning is fun, portable and will give you some fun yarn to boot!
If you'd like to RSVP for this class, please do so to email@example.com. We do require that you pre-pay for this class to reserve your spot.
Supplies: Spindle and Fiber. Hand dyed fiber can be bought from the instructor for $3 an ounce. Cosette Cornelius-Bates is a full time fiber artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. She spends much of her time designing, knitting, spinning, dyeing, and recycling sweaters. She regularly appears at craft fairs in the Pittsburgh area and surrounding cities, selling her one-of-a-kind handknit hats and handspun yarns. Her patterns have been collected in a book called Knit One, Embellish Too: Hats, Mittens, and Scarves with a Twist.
Time: 2pm - 3pm Date: September 19 Where: Wildcard Cost: $25 per person; $20 for PCC members
Join members of the Pittsburgh Craft Collective for an all-inclusive meeting to work on your projects, share secrets, or just get some great new ideas! Free! Link for more info
Alternate Histories: Pittsburgh
September 1, 2010
Historic Pittsburgh and Sci-Fi Monsters
Together at Last!
Alternate Histories: Pittsburgh, a show that combines historic photos of Pittsburgh with science-fiction imagery continues through the end of September at WildCard.
Prints (framed and unframed) are for sale along with cards and newly added buttons and magnets. Check out the Post-Gazette Article for more information about the show and the artist!
Classes at WildCard
Polymer Clay Jewelry
August 15, 2010
This class was so much fun the first time, we’re offering it again!
Now’s your chance to learn to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind pendants from leaves and polymer clay. All materials will be supplied (leaves, clay, paint, cord, tools) for each person to make 2-3 finished necklaces. Class size is limited to 8. If you’d like to RSVP for this class, please do so to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do require that you pre-pay for this class to reserve your spot.
Check out Lynne's Flickr page for her jewelry creations, Charmed By Nature: http://www.flickr.com/photos/charmedbynature/
Time: 1pm - 3pm Date: August 15 Where: Wildcard Materials: Included Cost: $25 per person; $20 for PCC members
Hand(made) in Marriage
June 15th, 2010
The event will take place:
Saturday, June 26th
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Free To enter
at WildCard and Istanbul Grille across the street.
Kathryn Carr Presents:
June 14th, 2010
Kathryn Carr's amazing show of paper-cut work. They are beautiful. Now up in the gallery until mid-July
June 5th, 2010
Kathryn Carr Presents
Root: A Scherenschnitte Show
Opening reception is
Friday June 11th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Refreshments will be served
WildCard and Kathryn Carr invite you to the opening of "Root," a show of new paper-cut work.
Free opening night reception - no RSVP required. New pieces as well as prints & cards for sale! Visit gocarrgo.com or the Facebook Event for more information.
Shopping at Wildcard:
Father's Day Cards
June 3rd, 2010
Looking for the most awesome selection of Father's Day cards in Pittsburgh?
You've found it! Here's just a sampling...
Shopping at Wildcard:
Father's Day Gifts
June 2nd, 2010
Handcrafted wooden pens, fused-glass cufflinks, upcycled tie and money clips...
we've got tons of cool gift ideas for Father's Day on June 20th!
Shopping at Wildcard:
May 31st, 2010
stylish and sustainable burlap bags by Janell Almodovar of Lancaster, PA!
WildCard's Vintage Festival
May 22nd, 2010
WildCard's Vintage Festival will be held this Memorial Day weekend. This show will feature many pieces from Helen's Lawrenceville collection. A majority of the items are from the 1920s - 1960s and are in excellent condition.
Vintage treasures at flea market prices!!
The event will take place:
Friday, May 28th, 11:00am - 7:00pm Saturday, May 29th, 11:00am - 7:00pm Sunday, May 30th, Noon - 6:00pm
Maybe 1,000 items including clothing, hats & accessories, jewelry, furniture, electronics, records, books, housewares, artwork, chotchkies, etc.