January 2017

January 2017


Coordinator Donald L. Druitt, Sr. and Jeff Bruce, Director of Exhibitions for The Tubman Museum, pose in the gallery during the installation of the show.

Macon-Bibb County School District Shines

Donald L. Druitt, Sr. was once a participating artist in the NAP show that took place in Miami Beach, Florida. That experience stayed with him and he decided to introduce the program to Bibb County, Georgia. With buy in from the school district, the local arts alliance and the beautiful Tubman Museum, he was on his way! 

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“Why Can’t I Have That?”; Midora Firebaugh; Teen 13-18, First Place & People’s Choice; Carilion Patient

Carilion Clinic Hosts First NAP Patient Exhibition

Coordinator Marie Webb reached out to the NAP staff earlier this year for guidance with regards to an idea she had to host Carilion Clinic’s first ever exhibition of patient artwork.  Marie, who has successfully run the NAP program at Carilion Clinic for the last three years, wanted to showcase the other side of the healing equation by demonstrating that like employees, the patients are more than just patients, they are people too.  With Marie’s passion for the arts and their place in the healing environment and her success running the program, the NAP decided to provide her with the opportunity to be the pilot program for our first ever patient show.  

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Lieutenant Eric Stukes proudly pointing to one of the sculptures he entered in this year’s exhibit. Photo Credit: Bill Foster

Public Service Employees Win Big in Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia Public Services Department made a strong showing of their creative talents at this year’s NAP exhibit. Most notably, the City’s police and fire departments who along with their immediate family members made up close to 10% of the 114 total participants.

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With an Art Strike and a New Presidency on the Horizon, Museums Prepare for Inauguration Day

New York City's Second Avenue Subway is a wonderland of public art

Houston reservoir reborn as public space, canvas for art

Amateur artists get their day in the sun

Best of the Best

“Best of the Best” for 2016 – Coming Soon!

The National Arts Program® is excited to announce our third annual online art exhibit featuring our Best of Show winners from 2016 and we’re asking you to be the judge once again! These pieces were all selected as the Best of Show from our participating venues for exhibits which took place in 2016. “Like” your favorite piece. The piece with the most “Likes” at the end of the voting period will be named the "Best of the Best" for 2016. Voting will open on Wednesday, February 1 and ends on Friday, March 31 at noon (EST). All winners will be announced via our Facebook page. Don’t miss your chance to help choose this year’s Best of the Best!


First Prize: Receives $150 and will be featured in an upcoming E-newsletter and on our website

First Runner-Up Prize: Receives $100

Second Runner-Up Prize: Receives $50