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Pinball Famous – Solo Art Show

Pinball Famous
Pinball Famous Solo Art Show 4/2019

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh Arts and Cultural Center is excited to announce “PINBALL FAMOUS” – an art exhibit by Dan Burfield of Tiltcycle.

Friday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Meet the artist, have a cocktail, take a picture with a custom selfie wall, and play Lord of the Rings pinball machine.

The Exhibit runs from April 26 through June16.

Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 4 p.m.
Monday: Closed

Inspired by the work of Andy Warhol, Burfield combines his passion for upcycling pinball and arcade machines with his love for pop icons and repurposed commercial art.

The exhibit features an extraordinary sense of creativity, ingenuity and artistic intelligence fused into a breathtaking collection of layered, 3D collages.

The Pinball Famous series showcases pieces with:
Diana Ross
The Rolling Stones
Dolly Parton
Ziggy Stardust
Audrey Hepburn
Lady Gaga
Lost Boys
Valley of the Dolls
Pam Grier
Isabella Rossellini
Tiffany & Co.

The selfie wall and free play Lord of the Rings pinball machine will remain for the entire run of the show.


Replay FX 2018

The greatest annual pinball and gaming event IN THE UNIVERSE!

This year I’ve teamed up with Double Danger Pinball Accessories and Brian Holderman Art to bring you THE AISLE OF AWESOME. Features include aThis Flippin Podcast Chill Lounge. Come by for free giveaways, a beverage and get on the podcast!

It will take place July 26th – 29th 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


Replay FX 2017

I will be vending my wares at the ReplayFX gaming convention this summer in downtown Pittsburgh. It will take place July 27th – 30th 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

My first vending show was here in 2015 where I won Best in Show for best vendor’s booth and have this sweet trophy.

News Press

Mezel Mods and Tiltcycle Announce an Eco-Friendly Upcycling Pinball into Art Partnership

Albuquerque, NM – (Sept 10, 2016) – Mezel Mods creates quality custom mods for your high-end pinball machines. Like any manufacturing process, the design process includes prototyping and often times errors in manufacturing, which add to production loss. Much of that loss turns into trash. That trash will now be upcycled by Tiltcycle, whose mission is to upcycle broken pinball parts into beautiful art. Good things this does:

  1. Saves the environment by giving products that fail to meet retail standards a second chance at becoming viable as art
  2. Reduces landfill
  3. Increases consumer satisfaction about purchasing green product

“Reduce, reuse, recycle has always been one of my mantras,” said Mezel Mods owner Kristin Browning-Mezel. “This partnership allows our company to move from just recycling to reuse,” said Browning-Mezel. The company hopes to reduce waste and contribute to a new line of interesting pinball art with a unique history.

About Mezel Mods
Mezel Mods builds Pinball accessories and mods to pimp your game – playfield toys, shooters, decals, toppers, LED kits, and more.


‘History Inspires’ new Fort Pitt exhibit

Great write up in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. I am honored to be a part of this exhibit curated by Megan Shalonis. The show runs till July 10, 2016 at the Fort Pitt Museum.


Art Brew at Sweetwater Center for the Arts – Sat July 9

I’ll have new works in the Artist’s Market from 7pm-10pm Saturday night. Please see the full event details on my Tiltcycle facebook page.


Three Rivers Arts Fest – June 8 to June 12, 2016

I am super excited to be chosen to participate in this year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival held annually downtown Pittsburgh at the point. Details from the festival website here:

The event runs for 2 sessions. I am the 2nd session starting Wednesday June 8th. My booth is located at #65 right next to the fountain. See map for details.


History Inspires! Opening Reception at the Fort Pitt Museum – Friday June 3, 2016

This piece will be in the History Inspires Art Show at the Fort Pitt Museum Friday, June 3, 2016.

The piece involves the Western Pennsylvania farmers rebelling against the federal govt. protesting the tax on Whiskey. Washington marched 13,000 troops to the western colonies in order to enforce the tax. It was a ridiculous flex of power. In this piece Washington salutes the nation as his horse tramples barrels of whiskey. Above him waves the flag of the rebellion who ultimately win in 1801.

Using a newer style I’ve been working with, this street art inspired work was lot of fun. In 1993 I started as a graffiti artist and was quickly caught and arrested for vandalism. It ended up costing me thousands of dollars in restitution. This style is beautiful and using my own canvas means complete creative and legal control.


Friday, June 3, 2016 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Fort Pitt Museum.

Musical guest, Noah Rectenwald will be performing in the main hall. Self described as, polyphonic ambient with a beat, you can check out more from him at,

Light refreshments will be served.

The opening reception is free and open to the public.

The Fort Pitt Museum invites you to explore Pittsburgh’s rich history this summer by visiting History Inspires, a group art exhibition, in the William Pitt hall, located on the museum’s first floor.

Stop by to see works by 10 local, contemporary artists who have drawn inspiration from the 18th century history of Western Pennsylvania. This multi-medium art show will be something for everyone to enjoy.

The art show will be open to all museum visitors during Fort Pitt Museum’s regular hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and will run until July 10. As an added bonus, visitors will be able to vote for the “Best in Show.” The winner will be announced on July 11.


Dave D’Incau Jr –
Amber Kear
Ryder Henry –
Dan Burfield –
Brad Bianchi –
George Gaadt –
Meg Prall –
Jen Joyce –
Ron Copeland –
Steph Neary-


Crafts and Drafts Fresh Market – Saturday May 28th, 2016

I will be vending at Crafts and Drafts Fresh Market located inside the East End Brewery Saturday from 12PM – 5PM

Crafts & Drafts is back! We’re celebrating the release of our Moonstomp Berliner Weisse (a collaboration with Pizza Boy Brewing Co.) and the coming summer months with our Fresh Market! Join us in the brewery and outside on the patio for:
– Artwork from local crafters made from recycled and eco-friendly products! Vendors include charmed by nature, Erra Creations, Vehement Romantic, Lovett Sundries, Whimsical Wonders, Tiltcycle, Bel Monili,Papyrusaurus, Hip Modern Soap, and more!
– Greenhouse items & seedlings from Hazelwood Urban Farms, greenSinner, Greenfield Gardens and more farm produce outside!
– Food from La Palapa, Mexican Gourmet Kitchen, Pgh Po’boy, Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches, and more!
– The Commonplace Coffee Co.
– Free sample of Moonstomp beer
– Kid-friendly
– Music from The Employees of Funk from 12-2pm
– And Grow Pittsburgh will be here too!
Best of all, this event is free! Bring the family, come hungry and ready for some GOOD BEER.


Tiltcycle Vending at the Pittsburgh Retro Gaming Convention

I’m excited to be vending at the first convention since Replay FX. Pittsburgh Retro Gaming Expo is organized by the awesome individuals who bring you This year the convention will be in a larger location with better parking and centrally downtown by the convention center.