Most Wanted Fine Art

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We celebrated 10 years on Penn Ave in 2016 and are excited to announce that we have plans to expand and continue on in Garfield for another decade or more. In order to house all our programs and projects we are building a new larger green facility on a piece of property we have owned for the past 5 years. We fondly refer to it as “Rowdy Park” and it currently is where we work on art cars & sculptures. It is located at 5217 HillCrest Street, PGH PA 15224, across from Healcrest Farms near the Gator staircase in Garfield.

We have had some amazing memories in the 5015 Penn Ave space and it is heart wrenching to plan this move but we know that it is needed to build a long-term future for Most Wanted Fine Art in Garfield.

Most Wanted Fine Art is a for profit art gallery and general contracting business that partners with non profit groups to perform acts of community service. Often called a community service organization disguised as an art gallery,

Jason and Nina Sauer are the co-owners of Most Wanted Fine Art, a community service organization disguised as an art gallery in the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Since opening in 2007, this gallery and performance space has received the “Community Development Award” from Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, “Power of Work Award” from Goodwill of Southwestern PA, “The Pioneer Award” from Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, and “Best Art Gallery for Local Artists” 2014-2017 by Pittsburgh City Paper readers.

MWFA believes in the artists we represent and in their abilities to put forth art that impacts community. Through a partnership with Goodwill of Southwestern PA, MWFA provides on the job training in arts management, screen-printing, and general contracting to young men recently released from residential facilities.

Nina Sauer is co-owner of Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery MWFA. She is an arts activist, a photographer, an event planner and film producer, and a honoree of the 40 under 40 awards by Pittsburgh magazine.

In 2012 Nina took over artist booking for the gallery and launched MWFA Resident Artist program in 2014, as a way to launch diverse voices and artists by providing them with a platform and the support system to succeed. As an arts incubator, MWFA has nurtured 24+ community-centered artists, several of which have spun off to their own separate initiatives impacting community.

Jason is co-owner of Most Wanted Fine Art, an artist himself, is inspired by sustainable art and creates works from locally sourced objects. Jason’s art seeks to show the power of rebirth with an emphasis on story telling that reflects our universal connection and longing for home.

Jason Sauer uses the distinctly American, demolition derby, as a high art form in which the reclaiming of a discarded automobile is transformed into an abstract conceptual piece of performance art, where fate and happenstance create a sculpture. This sculpture in all its furious glory is set in a calm/ sterile museum environment, as a record of the brutality of human emotional release. Each piece will evoke excitement and a sense of memory of the crash.

Jason has a Master of Fine Arts from Marywood University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Edinboro University. MWFA was voted “Best Art Gallery” by City Paper readers for four years in a row. Jason Sauer’s efforts have been featured in Huffington Post, Next Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh City Paper, Post Gazette, 90.5 WESA and more. Jason is a decorated army veteran and is an honoree of the 40 under 40 awards by Pittsburgh magazine.

 

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