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Annual Open Show

Latrobe Art Center is calling for artists ages 3 and up to submit entries in any medium to our annual Open Show!

At Latrobe Art Center we believe in “Art for All”—art for artists of all ages and experience levels. We want artists, aspiring or experienced, to showcase their work for the Greater Latrobe community and the southwestern Pennsylvanian region.

Applicants to our Open Show do not have to be a member or Gallery Participant at Latrobe Art Center—they just have to love creating art!

This show only accepts three entries per artist. The show will be judged by Lauren Scavo-Fulk, a local artist and a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.



Best in Show

Open Division: First Place ● Second Place ● Third Place  ● Honorable Mention

Awards of Distinction: Pencil/Ink ● Acrylic/Oil ● Watercolor ● Mixed/3D ● Photography

Amateur Artist Division

College Artist Division

Junior Artist Division

Young Artist Division

* Awards are given at the direction of the judge and are based on the number and quality of entries received in each category

Deadline: May 20, 2019


  • Open to all artists of ALL ages (3+).

  • Each artist may submit up to three (3) original entries.

  • All work must be the submitting artist’s own original design and concept, created independently and completed within the last five years. 

  • Reproductions of original artwork will not be accepted.

  • All media is accepted and encouraged, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional.

  • Artwork should not exceed 50” in any direction.

  • Watercolors, pastels, graphics, photographs, and batiks must be framed under glass for their protection.

  • All entries must be ready for exhibition. Pictures must be ready to hang and sculptures should stand securely.


Entry Categories

Categories for entry are as follows:

  1. Open Division—original work and composition by an established artist.

  2. Amateur Artist Division—an artist with little experience and who has not won any previous prizes in our annual show.

  3. College Artist Division—any artist ages 18-21 who are currently enrolled in college (current student ID proof required).

  4. Junior Artist Division—any artist ages 14-17.

  5. Young Artist Division—any artist ages 3-13.



Lauren Scavo-Fulk is a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her work has recently been exhibited at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH; The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, PA; Dacia Gallery in New York, NY; Penn State Altoona; Penn State New Kensington; and Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley, PA. 


entry fee

  • Latrobe Art Center Gallery Participant—$25 for one—two entries; $30 for three entries.

  • Nonmember—$35 for one—two entries; $40 for three entries.

  • All Students—$5 for one—three entries.

Make check or money order payable to:

Latrobe Art Center

and mail to:

819 Ligonier Street

Latrobe, PA 15650


ID Cards

­Artwork must be identified on the back with the following information:

  • Artist’s Name

  • Address

  • Email

  • Title

  • Medium

  • Date of Completion

  • Price

Please indicate the “Top” of your piece.

delivery of accepted work

Artwork will be accepted Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31 at Latrobe Art Center between the hours of 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  All artwork must be delivered at this time. Hand-delivered work must be safely packaged to be transported.



This exhibition will be on display from Monday, June 3—Saturday, June 29, Opening Reception and Award Presentation will be on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m.


Artwork Pick-Up

All entries must be picked up at Latrobe Art Center on Monday, July 1—Wednesday, July 3, 10 a.m.—3 p.m.  Latrobe Art Center will not store artwork.



All work will be handled with care. Latrobe Art Center is not responsible for any damage.



Generally work submitted should be for sale. However, if you wish to exhibit pieces that you do not wish to sell, indicate “Not For Sale” with a zero for the price. A sales commission of 30% will be retained by Latrobe Art Center on all sales. All sales are handled by the staff of Latrobe Art Center.