Art Neighbors:

Latrobe Art Center / Greensburg Art Center

Joint Exhibition

 

Once upon a time in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, there were two neighboring art centers. Only 10 miles away from each other, these art centers, independently of each other, became hubs of creativity—places for local artists to share their art with the surrounding communities, teach artistic techniques to artists of all skill levels, and educate children and adults alike on appreciation of the visual arts. Both embraced roles as cultural and educational nonprofits dedicated to the visual arts, and both flourished.

One day these neighboring art centers realized that they had many of the same exhibiting artists and many of the same goals—with the biggest goal being to create a community of artists. So, Latrobe Art Center and Greensburg Art Center decided, in the year 2019, to join their artist communities together for one great big exhibition of their exhibiting artists every year.

Each art center will take turns hosting this annual exhibition. The 2019 exhibition will be hosted by Latrobe Art Center, while the 2020 exhibition will be held at Greensburg Art Center.  Artists from both art centers will have the chance to showcase their work—possibly to a new audience who is not familiar with their work!

So please be our neighbor for the first annual Art Neighbors: Latrobe Art Center / Greensburg Art Center Joint Exhibition!

AWARDS

Best in Show (sponsored by Latrobe Dairy Queen)—$500

First Place (sponsored by Ken Purvis ORTHODONTICS)—$400

Second Place (sponsored by Commercial Bank & Trust of PA)—$300

Third Place (In Memory of Joseph & Pauline Knott) —$200

Honorable Mentions (Sponsored by 107.1 WHJB, Salandro’s Refuse Inc., Product Evaluation Systems Inc.)—$100

People’s Choice (sponsored by Elizabeth Carbide Components)—$100

Additional support is provided by Latrobe Glass & Mirror, Mullen Refrigeration Service Inc., State Senator Kim Ward, and Excela Health.


Exhibition Guidelines
Deadline June 28, 2019

Eligibility

  • Open to all artists 18 years of age or older who are currently Gallery Participants at Latrobe Art Center or members at Greensburg Art Center.

  • Each artist may submit up to two (2) original entries.

  • All work must be the submitting artist’s own original design and concept, created independently and completed within the last five years, and not shown within a 50 mile radius of both Greensburg Art Center and Latrobe Art Center.

  • 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.

  • Works on paper (watercolors, pastels, graphics, and 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.

     

     

JuDGE

Barbara L. Jones, the Museum’s first Curator, joined The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in October 1995, and was promoted to Chief Curator in 2009.  A member of the Senior Management team, she has overall responsibility for the Museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions. With a concentration in the primary fields of nineteenth and twentieth century American art, she holds Masters degrees in both Art History and Museum Studies from Syracuse University and has a record of published research in American and regional art. Publications in conjunction with exhibitions include Nature Staged: The Landscape and Still Life Paintings of Levi Wells Prentice (1993); Samuel Rosenberg: Portrait of a Painter, in cooperation with Carnegie Museum of Art (2003); Born of Fire: The Valley of Work, on the Museum’s scenes of industry collection (2006); and Painting in the United States (2008). Picturing America: Signature Works from The Westmoreland Museum of American Art (2010) was published to accompany the reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries that year. She is currently co-curating the exhibition Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee and is a contributor to the catalogue forthcoming in 2020.

A member of American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Curators, she juries both national and regional art exhibitions and lectures on a regular basis. She serves as Chair of the Historic Architectural Review Board for the City of Greensburg. With her museum team, she completed the redesign and reinstallation of all the renovated and expanded galleries of The New Westmoreland in 2015.

 

entry fee

Artists are asked to submit a nonrefundable fee of $25.00 for up to two (2) entries.

We also accept checks made payable to:

Latrobe Art Center

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

  • Home Gallery (can be both Greensburg Art Center and Latrobe Art Center) 

Please indicate the “Top” of your piece.

delivery of work

Artwork will be accepted Wednesday, June 26—Friday, June 28 at Latrobe Art Center between the hours of 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  All artwork must be delivered at this time with ID card and filled out entry form. Hand-delivered work must be safely packaged to be transported.

 

Exhibition

This exhibition will be on display from Friday, July 5—Sunday, August 25.

Opening Reception and Award Presentation will be on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m.

 

ARTWORK Pick-Up

All entries must be picked up at Latrobe Art Center on Monday, August 26—Wednesday, August 28, 10 a.m.—3 p.m.  Latrobe Art Center will not store artwork.

  

insurance

All work will be handled with care. Greensburg Art Center and Latrobe Art Center are not responsible for any damages.

 

SAles

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.