Pittsburgh Artist Registry

The Pittsburgh Artist Registry is an online portal that connects artists living in Southwestern Pennsylvania with curators, arts venues, and entities seeking to commission artwork.

Free to join and use, the registry provides artists with unlimited online portfolio space and allows users to quickly search and sort artists and artworks using a variety of detailed search queries.

With over 1,300 artist members, the registry provides the most comprehensive online collection of visual artists, performers, and writers in Southwestern Pennsylvania.


Sift is a virtual exhibition space located on the Pittsburgh Artist Registry website. Notable arts professionals from around the country are periodically invited to virtually sift through the registry and curate a selection of works. The collection, along with information about the curator and their selection process, are exhibited and archived on the site. Each launch of the virtual collection coincides with an in-person artist reception that allows for the artists, curators, and OPA staff to mingle and network.

Image credits

Top to bottom, left to right:
(1) Artists Israel Centeno, Carolina Arnal, and Gisela Romero, with City of Asylum co-founder Diane Samuels, photo by OPA; (2) Artist Yona Harvey, photo by OPA; (3) The Steps We Take with designers Merritt Chase, photo courtesy Bike Pittsburgh; (4) Watermark by artist Ann Tarantino, photo courtesy artist