Concept Gallery
Live Auction

Women of Visions Benefit Auction

Sat, Dec 10, 2022 10:00AM EST
Lot 31

Altha Pittrell Gold Nugget Vessel

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

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Pittrell, Altha, Gold Nugget, earthen and porcelain clay, handpainted with metallic silver and gold acrylic, 14 x 21 x 21 inches. Exhibited: University OF Pittsburgh, October 2021 - Feb 2022, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building. A poem from the artist: “GOLD NUGGET” MY NEW SIGHTS, ENVISIONS: This wish of An Artist’s Artistic WOMAN’S VisionS. Enter Collective-LY Connect-IVE-ly. We are Intertwined is, Combined, Rhythmica-ly TIMED, Anomaly, Designed, Yes! Chemically BALANCED WE ARE AS WE DO, TOO’S with ClayS’, OH!! WHOAA !!! GOLD is SOOO Bold and itS’ GLISTENINGS holds; Reek’S A stare of A GLAZE AND OF A Glare. To steer up some views and or STORE Impressions of MY finger TIPS’ prints Interconnectedly Pressed in Gold NUGGETS’ SELF HEALING, APPEALING, CERAMIC, CLA’AY FLESH. In bedded HERE, IN “HEAR” FOREVER, SPONTANEOUSLY!! I painted an illuminating BOWL, FIERCELY, ENBODIED ARMOR, SHIELDED of heighten-ING: OOZING, LIQUIDS, Just, METALLIC SILVER. OH!! WHOAA!! FLUIDLY, ENTHUSIASTICALLY, REALITIES’ IS LIQUIDS’ SLIVERS, BUT GOLD NUGGETS’ CLARITY ENDARINGS NEW VIEWS Artist Bio: Altha Pittrell is a Therapeutic, Musical, Visionary Sculptor in various clay’s, Educator, Teacher, Painter, Poetry Writer, Aerobic Jazz Dancer, Designer, and have had the pleasures of working in various Arts, and Educational Organization throughout the surroundings and of, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania areas. She graduated from Carlow University, with a BA in Studio Arts, 2006, MSA, Masters’ of Science in Professional Arts Leadership, Therapeutic Arts, 2011.


Mentored by international sculptor Selma Burke at its founding, Women of Visions has sustained 40 years in the city of Pittsburgh as the only non-profit collective of African American women visual artists. Women of Visions mounts group and collaborative exhibitions, teaches classes to people of every generation, and networks to build relationships in the arts and lay community both in and outside the city of Pittsburgh. The members of Women of Visions represent a diverse range of lifestyles and artistic experiences; thus rich and varied expressions of personal, social, and political views are presented in each exhibition the group organizes. Over the course of 40 years, Women of Visions has continued to nurture and support professional and emerging women artists of color, and to bring to the general public the full richness and scope of our cultural heritage. Currently, Women of Visions is the oldest women’s organization of its kind in the country. They have experienced the years of both revolution and evolution. Now, with the country’s historic placement of a woman of color in the role of Vice President of the United States, this historic organization seeks ways to push themselves and their art to the next level. As part of their growth strategy, Women of Visions has inducted 16 new members in one year, amplified their mission with ground-breaking exhibitions, and are poised to pass on their legacy of establishing “excellence in the visual arts” to the next generation of African American women. In 2021, Women of Visions was awarded the title of “American Cultural Treasure” by the Ford Foundation and Heinz Foundation. For more information visit Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: .
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