February 2017

February 2017


 “Helping Hands”; Sophie Lovato; Teen 13-18, Art Education Award; Painting; Relative; Osceola Arts

New Awards Structure Inspires Artist in Osceola County

Osceola County coordinator Marilyn Cortes-Lovato was excited to learn about the new NAP awards structure announced at the end of 2016.  In fact, she was so enthusiastic that she immediately reached out after receiving the news in hopes of being the first venue in 2017 to offer participants the increased cash awards.

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“Eurydice Falling”; George Huffman; Professional, Honorable Mention & People's Choice; Painting

City of Austin Provides Professional Gallery Experience for Participants

The Dougherty Arts Center located in Austin, Texas, was filled with artwork from 117 city employees and their family members for their Twelfth Annual NAP Exhibit.  City of Austin employees not only look forward to this annual event, but co-coordinator Anne Davieux commented that the show provides, “a good way for some artists to get their feet wet in the gallery scene when they otherwise might not have the opportunity.”

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Raleigh Boosts Participation through New Communication Tactics

The beautiful Block Gallery space in the City of Raleigh Municipal Building was once again filled with artwork for this year’s Fourteenth Annual National Arts Program® exhibition in the City of Raleigh.  The show, which displayed close to 100 pieces, featured artwork from both City of Raleigh and County of Wake employees and their family members, an increase from their 2015 exhibit. 

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New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Just Released 375,000 Free Images

MoMA Takes a Stand: Art from Banned Countries Comes Center Stage

The Man Who Sold His Back to an Art Dealer

The Met's Museum Workout: A New Way To Experience Art

How a Work of Art Makes it onto the Wall of The White House

Art Exhibit Features Talents of
Local High School Students

The National Arts Program® was privileged to be part of a recent High School Visual Art Contest featuring artworks from students grades 9th-12th all across Chester County. The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County spearheaded the show entitled “Alice in Wonderland - Through the Looking Glass”. The winning piece will be featured on the invitation for their annual fundraising gala and the Chester County Arts Association hosted the show in their beautiful gallery space located in the Exton Mall.

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