Mr. Fred Rogers Fine Arts Regional Juried Exhibition


The Legacy Of MR. Fred Rogers

Mr. Fred Rogers was a pioneer in children’s media, but he was also an artist, minister, composer & musician, environmentalist, and advocate for children & families. With his gentle, unassuming manner, he made a profound impression on everyone he encountered. 

He treated everyone with the same respect & sensitivity that he knew had helped him as a child. His strong moral code informed every aspect of his life, from how he lived, to the community that he chose for his family and work. As a gifted communicator, Mr. Fred Rogers was able to tie all those elements together.

The Latrobe Art Center continues to nurture, and inspire his timeless wisdom to children, families, and professionals through our art education, exhibitions, and community events. 

We encourage you to participate in this year’s juried exhibit and showcase your work in Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.


Best in show— $600

Mr fred rogers award
of distinction— $500

Ned j. nakles award of
excellence in oil/acrylic— $300

award of merits
(At judge's discretion)— $200

Juried Exhibition Guidelines
Deadline July 1, 2017


Greater Latrobe School Permanent art collection

  • This juried exhibition gives the artist the opportunity to be chosen for consideration into the Greater Latrobe School District’s highly acclaimed Special Art Collections. The senior high, junior high, and three elementary schools select paintings from this exhibit.
  • One of the Greater Latrobe School District’s treasures is a unique art collection featuring over 200 paintings; it is the largest one in the United States that is entirely student-selected and, for the most part, student purchased.
  • Since 1936, the Special Art Collection has been a pioneering program for students of the Greater Latrobe School District and the citizens of Latrobe and the surrounding area.
  • 80 years laters, the high school students still vote each year to determine what works should be added to the Special Art Collection(s)
  • The GLSD Art Conservation Trust, founded in 1991, oversees the art collection and raises funds for its conservations and exhibitions.


  • The Juried Exhibition is open to ALL artists 18 years of age or older. 
  • All work must be your own original design and concept, created independently and completed within the last five years. Reproductions of original artwork are not accepted.
  • All media is accepted and and encouraged, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional.
  • Artwork should not exceed 60 inches in any direction and not weigh more than 200lbs. 
  • All entries must be ready for exhibition. Pictures must be ready to hang and sculptures should stand securely.


  • William DeBernardi received an MFA in painting from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1981 and a BFA in painting from Pennsylvania State University in 1978. He currently is an Associate Professor in the Art Department of Carlow University in Pittsburgh.
  • DeBernardi’s work has been shown in national exhibitions as well as abroad. He has received numerous awards and his work resides in private, corporate, and museum collections throughout the United States and in France, Italy, and Venezuela.

entry fee

  • Artists are asked to submit a non-refundable fee of $35.00 for up to three (3) entries. An additional $5.00 charge for a fourth piece. 
  • Make checks payable to Latrobe Art Center and mail to:
    819 Ligonier Street
    Latrobe PA 15650

Digital Entries

  • ­All 2D and 3D artwork must be submitted digitally for the juried process. 
  • Please remember that it only makes sense to submit the highest quality images possible. Files must be submitted in the following formats: JPEG or GIF.
  • Entries may be submitted: 

    1) On a CD-R. Files must be in JPEG format with a file size no larger than 5MB.
    2) Upload the digital files by visiting


—Accepted art work MUST be framed and ready for hanging. Artwork must be identified on the back with the following information:
Artist's name and address, title, medium, date of completion, and price. Please indicate "Top" of your piece if needed.

delivery of accepted work

  • August 22, 23, 24, 2017 at Latrobe Art Center between the hours of 10am and 3pm. All artwork must be delivered at this time. Hand delivered work must be safely packaged to be transported.

pick up artwork

  • All entries must be picked up at Latrobe Art Center on October, 2,3,4 2017 between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Latrobe Art Center will not store artwork.


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


  • 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 the Latrobe Art Center.