Laurel Arts presents:

The 12th Triennial Exhibit

Hue Are You? A Walk with RoyGBiv
An Exhibit of Color

June 6—July 11, 2024

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

You may be asking, what is ROYGBIV? Well it is an acronym for the hues we commonly see in a rainbow, and in that specific order (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet). This exhibit will be a exploration of those colors, a brief history on color theory, and examining why we prefer certain colors over others.

When you set out to create art, do you think about the colors that you will use? Do you find yourself drawn to a particular color? Does a specific color make you feel a certain way? Color can certainly be powerful tool to elevate your mood so please join us as we talk a walk…

This juried exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age and older.
We are looking for creations utilizing strong color themes in 2-D or 3-D, in any medium. No photography. As you create, please use these questions as a guide:

  1. What colors are you most drawn to and why?
  2. Are they bold colors or more subtle?
  3. Does your palette lean toward the warm end or the cool end of color?
  4. How do the colors you have chosen make you feel? Calm, excited, happy, agitated, angry, etc.
  5. Is there a particular artist or artists that have influenced your work with their use of color?
  6. As visitors to our gallery look at your work and “walk” through the colors, what do you want to convey to them? What do you hope that they will feel and/or experience?

There are many elements to consider as you create your work. When you submit your entry form, images, and non-refundable fee, you will be asked to write a short narrative answering similar questions as above which will be displayed with your work.

Visit Submission for full details and to submit the entry form, images and non-refundable fee.


April 1, 2024: Online entry period begins for the pre-jurying process. Submit entry form (below), images, and non-refundable $30.00 entry fee online. If you experience difficulties, please contact us at 814-443-2433 or
May 6, 2024: Online entry period CLOSES at 11:59 p.m. EST. No submissions will be accepted after this date and time.
May 27, 2024: Artists will be notified of selected/unselected art via email by 4:00 p.m. EST.
June 1, 3 OR 4, 2024: Delivery of accepted artwork at our facility. June 1 (10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) June 3 & 4 (11:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.)
*You may also ship your accepted artwork to our facility–SEE Shipping Guidelines below.
June 6, 2024: Exhibit opens.
June 7, 2024: Opening Reception and Award Presentation for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and more. Free and open to the public.
July 11, 2024: Exhibit closes.
July 13, 2024: Art pick-up

Maximum of three (3) entries per artist. A non-refundable fee of $30.00 must accompany your online submission. Artists must offer at least two of their entries for sale. The Philip Dressler Center for the Arts/Laurel Arts will transact all sales and sales tax. If sold, the artist receives 70% of the sale price so price your work accordingly. A W-9 will be furnished to each artist to complete at drop off.

This juried exhibit is open to all artists, age 18 and older. All submitted artwork must be original and created solely by the submitting artist. No AI generated artwork is permitted. Recent work in encouraged; however, work that has not been exhibited at the Dressler Center within the past three (3) years is acceptable. Laurel Arts reserves the right to reject work accepted by the juror that does not meet the exhibit requirements, including but not limited to, content, inability to install the work (i.e. improper hardware/wiring) or work not ready (i.e. wet paint). All hanging artwork must be properly and securely horizontally wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers. Hanging artwork cannot exceed 46” total in any direction. For each accepted piece, please attach a small label (usually backside or underneath if 3-D) containing your name, title, material/medium and price/NFS.

For each submitted entry: Along with title, medium, dimension and price; upload two (2) images for each online submission (one overall and one detailed) with a simple white background. Be sure your images are in the correct orientation (not sideways). Accepted image formats: .png, gif, .jpg, .jpeg; Max file size: 8 MB
Each artist is responsible for inputting accurate information on the online submission form. Please double-check spelling, grammar and capitalization for your titles and information. Our Virtual Gallery and wall tags will match what you type.

Shipping Guidelines for selected pieces: Mailed work must be received by June 3, 2024.
US Postal Service: Use Laurel Arts, P.O. Box 414, Somerset, PA 15501
FedEx or UPS: Use Laurel Arts, 214 S. Harrison Avenue, Somerset, PA 15501
The Artist is responsible for prepayment of return shipment costs and any insurance. Please enclose a check to Laurel Arts OR include a pre-paid return label with your artwork. The Artist is to retain their tracking information.
All mailed artwork should be shipped in a substantial, reusable container. Laurel Arts is not responsible for damage due to incorrect packaging or insufficient containers. Laurel Arts will not provide packing materials for return shipping. Mailed submissions will be returned/shipped during the week of July 15, 2024.

Gallery Specifications & Pedestal Information

The gallery ceiling height is 10’ and doorway height is 81”. The smallest doorway width is 32”. The Dressler Center has a very limited number of pedestals. Artists are encouraged to provide their own pedestals if possible. Please label your pedestal with your name. There are also a limited number of ceiling hooks for hanging artwork. Please contact us prior to submission regarding weight limitations and availability for the ceiling hooks. Artwork must be ready for display; free-standing, placed on a pedestal, or properly wired for hanging (no sawtooth hangers).


Joyce Werwie Perry

Joyce Werwie Perry is the 2018 MEDAL OF HONOR winner for painting with the National Association of Women Artists and a Polly Magazine National Award winner with Art Design Consultants in Cincinnati.  She is the owner of Le Poire Fine Art Studio in Pittsburgh, PA where she paints and teaches her unique knife technique to a school of oil painters.  Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections including PNC Corporate Towers, West Penn Hospital, Burns Scalo – Visions on 15th, Dollar Bank and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s permanent collections.  She has held workshops in various regional locations including Chautauqua Institution in New York.

Her work has been shown at:

National Association of Women Artists – New York City, NY
Palm Beach Art, Antique and Design Showroom – Lake Worth, FL
Art Design Consultants, Inc. – Cincinnati, OH
Andy Warhol Museum of Art – Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Museum of Art – Pittsburgh, PA
Westmoreland Museum of American Art – Greensburg, PA
Butler Institute of American Art – Youngstown, OH
The Clay Museum – Charleston, WV
National Arts Club – New York City, NY
Cerulean Arts Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
T Botero Galleries – Atlanta, GA
High Point Market – High Point, NC
Wichita Center for the Arts – Wichita, KS
Concept Art Gallery –  Pittsburgh, PA
Point Park University –  Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University –  Pittsburgh, PA
Seton Hill University –  Greensburg, PA
Community College of Allegheny County –  Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Art and Technology Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Susquehanna Art Museum –  Harrisburg, PA
And presently ongoing at:
     Dk Gallery –  Atlanta, GA
     Camellia Arts –  Hilton Head, NC
     James Gallery –  Pittsburgh, PA

Joyce has received other numerous awards from local and national sources, including Douglas Fogle – former Curator of Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art, Barbara Jones – Curator at Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Faith Ringgold – renowned international artists and Caldecott winner among others. Memberships include the National Association of Women Artists, Oil Painters of America and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (former Vice President/Exhibitions Chair)

Learn more about Joyce at

Liability and Agreement
This exhibit will also be displayed virtually on our website, The artist understands and agrees that Laurel Arts reserves the right to reproduce and distribute the images through print and/or electronic media for promotion of the exhibition. The artist grants Laurel Arts the right to allow authorized agents to photograph and/or videotape the artwork and to use or reproduce images of the artwork for publicity and educational purposes. The artist confirms there are no existing copyrights on the listed artwork(s) that interfere with these conditions and will retain all copyrights to his/her/their artwork(s). All entries will be handled with care; however, the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts/Laurel Arts is not responsible for any loss or damage. Participating artists agree to hold the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts/Laurel Arts harmless and to indemnify the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts/Laurel Arts against any and all claims resulting from losses.

Other Information
All artwork is required to remain on display until the end of the exhibit at 6:00 p.m. EST. on July 11, 2024.
After the close of the exhibit, artwork must be picked up on Saturday, July 13, 2024, between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST. Other pick-up arrangements may be made PRIOR to the closing of the exhibit. All artworks left at our facility for more than thirty (30) days from the close of the show will become the property of the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts/Laurel Arts.

Please contact us with any questions, concerns or issues with this Submission Form.
The Philip Dressler Center for the Arts
Alison Leer, Gallery Coordinator
214 S. Harrison Avenue, Somerset, PA 15501
814-443-2433 OR