Mister Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition Winners



Into the Realm of Autism-Gary Zak.jpg

Best In Show

"Into the Realm of Autism" 
By: Gary Zak
Digital Print on Canvas


Main Aspects in this concept as follows:
A thin veil between two co-existing worlds with our world & their inner world

Mannequin heads-their fear to make eye contact with others & the spectrum range of normalcy or impairments in all of us

Boy hugging himself in stone-Petrified state of being scared to interact with others

Face cage-imprisoned state of non-communicable expression

Closed eyes-the fear to make eye contact with others

Barbed wire spiraling around him-a barricade symbol of not liking to be touched

Boy falling in water portal-the tendency to resist to participate in the real world with emotional fits

Upper left corner-the black hole of synapses in the brain or unknown cause of Autism


Mister Fred Rogers Award of Merit-
Sponsored by McFeely Rogers Foundation


"Day Dream"
 By: Adalberto Ortiz
 Acrylic Painting