Alloy Pittsburgh is a unique visual and performing arts project co-founded by Pittsburgh artists Sean Derry and Chris McGinnis. The project was developed in collaboration with the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and the Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Alloy Pittsburgh offers 15 artists from the greater Pittsburgh region the opportunity to develop temporary site-based artworks for the Carrie Furnace National Historic Landmark.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ALLOY PGH 2015 Artists Roster!

We are excited to announce the following artists who have been selected for Alloy Pittsburgh 2015!

Please stay tuned over the coming weeks for greater information on each participating artist and this summer’s events schedule for Alloy PGH.  We have some big items in the works and look forward to another great project at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark!

Alloy Pittsburgh 2015
Ricardo Robinson
Alyssa Kail
Lenore Thomas
Sharon Massey
Patrick Camut
Rose Clancy
Sarika Goulatia
Scott Turri
John Tronsor
Oreen Cohen
Nick Liadis
Dan Ivec

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Artist Notification March 30th

Thanks to all of those who submitted proposals for Alloy Pittsburgh 2015!  Please be aware that notification of selected artists will be announced on March 30th, rather than March 23rd, 2015.  We have a great pool of applicants this year and look forward to an exciting project!

Expect more information then.


Alloy PGH Team

Friday, January 30, 2015


Alloy Pgh 2015 applicants please be aware that a required date has recently been changed in the project timeline.  The first on-site research period will be held on MAY 29 & 30, 2015.  Please disregard the previous date listed for may 22/23.  Please download or view the updated call for proposals via the tab on the right.

Thank you,

Alloy Pgh Team

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ALLOY PGH 2015!!

Greetings from all of us on the Alloy Pgh Project team!  We are excited to open the call for this year's site based project at the Carrie Furnaces National Heritage Area.  Please visit the Call for Proposals link to find the updated submission process and important dates to keep in mind.  Its hard to believe that two years have passed since we put out this call in early 2013 and we look forward to another exciting project this summer/fall!

A special thanks to the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation for hosting the project once again at the beautiful Carrie Furnaces!

Alloy Pittsburgh was co-­‐founded by Pittsburgh artists and Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members, Sean Derry and Chris McGinnis. The project was developed in collaboration with the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation and Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The project is financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. Additional support is provided by the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

W.A. Young Foundry and Machine Shop

A special thanks to Ron Baraff for inviting Chris and I along on a visit to the W.A. Young Foundry and Machine Shop in Rices Landing, PA. The site was closed in 1966 but still retains all of its original equipment and overhead leather drive belts. Thank you George Blystone for showing us around.

Don't miss your opportunity to visit this gem! On Saturday, April 19th the Pittsburgh Area Artists Blacksmiths Association and Appalachian Blacksmith Association will offer blacksmiths demonstrations. George Blystone will provide tours of the foundry and belt drive machinery. The site opens at 9:00 and admission is free.

W. A. Young Foundry is located on Water Street in Rices Landing, PA 15357

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Thanks to Alex Oliver and the UNLISTED: Second Steel project for such a great interview!  UNLISTED is a site-specific performance series that moves from city to city.  This September they will present live performances in various parts of Pittsburgh on September 25-28th.  For more information about Unlisted and their interview with Alloy Pittsburgh visit the link below.  Thanks Alex!!!