Winners of the 2023 Inclusive Call for Art - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Winners of the 2023 Inclusive Call for Art

In June 2023, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, 1Hood Media, and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center joined together to launch Envisioning a Just Pittsburgh, an inclusive call for art that encouraged artists throughout southwestern Pennsylvania to share their visions for a just and equitable Pittsburgh.

Thank you to the more than 120 individuals who submitted their thoughtful work!  We are proud to announce the First and Second Place winners in the competition’s six categories : Visual Art, Literary Art, Performance Art, Interdisciplinary Art, and Youth (under age 18) Visual Art, and Youth Literary Art. First Place adult winners will be awarded $2,000 and Second Place adult winners will receive $275. First Place youth winners will receive $500 and Second Place youth winners will receive $200. 

In 2024, the Envisioning a Just Pittsburgh initiative will culminate with a series of showcases and performances, starting with a showcase of all categories of art winners at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which opens on February 2 and runs through February 29. Vibrant submissions from an additional 20-50 artists will be displayed at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Hillman Library, and at three Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Branches (Main, Hill District and Hazelwood) throughout February.

Call for Art Winners by Category: 

Visual Art

First Place:

Ahmad Jamal’s Dream by Lee Price

Second Place:

A World Reconciled by Ifeoma (Sasha Igwe)

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Literary Art

First Place: Dear Mrs. Harring by Emily Carlson

Second Place: Alien in America by Kandala Singh

Performance Art

First Place:

Lost on a Loom: Jute by Mita Ghosal Dance Theatre

(Credits: Choreographer: Mita Ghosal Dancers: Simon Phillips, Hannah LeComte, Bhavya Ram, Skylar Rella, Nandini Banerjee, Mita Ghosal Videographer: Jonathan Shapiro Music: Smt. Rajeswari Parit)

Second Place:

Alchemist by Domenique Ross

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Interdisciplinary Art

First Place:

Fear by Cerrina Hagood

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Second Place:

Dysphoria Blues – Art by Hannah Colen, Poem by Shatha Alawwad

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Youth (18 & under) Visual Art

First Place:

Dual Identities by Imaan Saeed 

Second Place:

Gimbiya by Madison Shuler

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Youth (18 & under) Literary Art

First Place: Places I knew by Norah Gruber

Second Place: This is not a tragedy! by Tobias Roberson

Contact:  Gina Winstead at or 412.622.6578.