July 2016

July 2016

A youth attendee taking a closer look at the details of the Best of Show winning piece.

Attendees Interact with Art in Tacoma

For the tenth year, Tacoma once again featured the artwork of their employees and their family members. Naomi Strom-Avila, who has run the program from the beginning, was presented with a Tenth Anniversary Award by Jackie Szafara, Executive Director, who made the cross country trip to Tacoma for the reception. City Manager Marty Campbell and Assistant Manager Mark Lauzier both attended the event and spoke on the popularity and relevance of the show for the employees and their family members. 

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“Sea Oats”; Great Finney; Intermediate, Art Education Award; Painting; Employee; Business Technology Services

Tremendous Turnout in Pinellas County

Pinellas County, Florida celebrated their Tenth Anniversary with the NAP with record breaking numbers. This year’s exhibition featured 240 pieces of art from more than 180 artists!  Organizing and installing a show of this magnitude is no small undertaking, but co-coordinator Sarah Markofski does it with true professionalism. The result, a courthouse lobby full of the tremendous talents of employees, retirees, volunteers and their family members.   

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Carilion Clinic posted all 153 entries on their Facebook page for voting prior to the awards reception.

Carilion Clinic Utilizes Facebook for “People’s Choice” Voting

The Third Annual Exhibit of The National Arts Program® for Carilion Clinic employees and their family members was a fantastic occasion. There were many officials in attendance at the May reception including; Virginia State Senator John Edwards, Steve Arner the President and CEO of Carilion Medical Center, Sheila Lambert the Vice President of Carilion’s Pediatric  and Guest Services, and Carilion’s Chief Development Officer Kay Strickland. They were there to honor both the artists and The Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley Healing Arts Program. 

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7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you're bad at it

Young artist chosen to display art in new Sanford Hospital

6-year-old artist makes sale at Asheville's Art in Park

Floating art lets people walk on water at Italy's Lake Iseo

Instagram Challenge collage

Promote your art by linking your social media accounts 

In an era where everything seems focused on the use of social media, we are always striving for ways to help our online artists share and promote their artwork utilizing the free artist accounts available on our website. If you have visited our site lately, you may have noticed some of the changes we have implemented to your artist accounts in the last month.

As an online artist, you now have the ability to add your personal website along with links to your social media accounts. We see these new additions as another way for you to share your artistic talents and connect with other artists just like you across the country.

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