Venue Coordinators

Welcome to the Venue Coordinator Section of the NAP website.

In this section, our venue coordinators can find all the materials needed to produce a NAP exhibition - from the Venue Information Form to helpful timelines to information about proper labeling of artwork and much more. This information is provided to help coordinators run a smooth and successful NAP exhibition, therefore coordinator privileges will be needed in order to access this information.

Our coordinators are the connections between the NAP and our venues across the country. The NAP program would not be successful without the hard work and belief in our mission that is provided by our coordinators. Below you will find our most recent Coordinator Spotlight where a selected venue coordinator shares their thoughts and experiences about the NAP. Please visit our Coordinator Spotlights section to read more from our coordinators across the county.

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This Month’s Coordinator Spotlight

This year marks the 24th Annual National Arts Program® Exhibit for the City of Lubbock, Texas. Lubbock is one of our longest standing shows and Paula Griffith has been their outstanding coordinator through it all. Employed with the city since 1988, Paula knows there can be many obstacles to offering an opportunity such as an employee art show. Paula has said that, “with city budget’s getting tighter, the Program allows the City the chance to encourage employees to share their talent and the ability to reward that talent with generous prizes.”

Featured in: sNAPshot June 2013
Elaine Gutsch

Elaine Gutsch is the Arts Specialist with the City of Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks & Community Services Department. Elaine, who is an artist herself, is very involved in fostering the arts in her community. She has been involved in many hands on art programs and always works to inspire a deeper appreciation for the arts in those around her. The National Arts Program® is one such opportunity and in 2011 she was able to get directly involved in coordinating this yearly exhibition. This year marked the City of Santa Rosa’s Tenth Anniversary NAP show. On this special occasion we turned our focus to Coordinator Elaine Gutsch and asked her to elaborate on her experience with the Program.

Featured in: sNAPshot May 2013
Coordinator for State of Delaware, DE

Rebecca Moore is the Mezzanine Gallery Coordinator for the Delaware Division of the Arts. The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. In 2012 Rebecca organized the state’s first National Arts Program® Exhibit becoming only the second state wide NAP show in the foundation’s history.

Featured in: sNAPshot April 2013
Nancy Shapiro
Coordinator for Hartford, CT

The Community Renewal Team (CRT) is a non-profit organization located in Hartford, CT that's primary focus is on helping their community overcome life’s challenges. CRT strives to provide tools and skills needed to become self-sufficient and meet the challenges of their daily lives and art is one of these tools. Lena Rodriguez, President and CEO of CRT, says it best, "We believe that art can help us reach our mission. We are more convinced than ever that our 22nd National Arts Program® exhibit can be a means of reaching children, rewarding creativity and allowing people the confidence and pride of seeing themselves as artists. The arts have the ability to lift people up and expand their horizons."

Featured in: sNAPshot March 2013
 Pamela D.C. Junior and Sheila Sheriff Coordinator for Jackson, MS
Coordinators for Jackson, MS
In an effort to keep the show fresh while trying to increase participation numbers, it is important for our coordinators to reevaluate the way in which they are reaching their target audience especially if the venue has been with the program for a number of years.  After seven years with the National Arts Program®, this is exactly what our City of Jackson, MS coordinators did.
Featured in: sNAPshot February 2013
Monica Hork

Monica Hork, the Arts Program Coordinator at the University of Chicago Medicine, worked hard to bring the National Arts Program® to the hospital and in 2006 they held their first annual exhibit.  This year was her seventh running the program and they displayed more than 175 artworks from employees and their family members in the DCAM Skybridge.

Featured in: sNAPshot January 2013
Vicki Ferraro

Vicki Ferraro has lived in Manchester all her life and understands that art plays an important role in a city's economic development.  She has been the Constituent Services Representative for Mayor Gatsas since 2010 and has successfully coordinated their NAP Exhibition during these past three years. Vicki’s interest in the arts and her ability to connect with so many city employees makes her the perfect person for this role.

Featured in: sNAPshot December 2012
Margaret Travers
The Ventura County Arts Council strives to increase community access to the arts while providing professional development and exhibiting opportunities for all artists.  So it’s no wonder that Executive Director Margaret Travers saw an immediate connection with the National Arts Program® when she learned about the program. 
Featured in: sNAPshot November 2012
Christine Patten
Christine Patten is the Library Services Manager at the Jean Rhein Central Branch Library. Christine, who does a fantastic job coordinating the Seminole County National Arts Program® Exhibit, is our featured coordinator for the month of October. Her dedication to her community is evident and she has made this show a wonderful success. This year alone participation went up over forty percent from the previous year! When asked to comment on the Program here is what Christine had to say…
Featured in: sNAPshot October 2012
Mollie Magnuson
Mollie Magnuson is the Arts Associate for the Lincoln Arts Council and coordinator for the NAP exhibit in Lincoln, Nebraska. This was Mollie’s second year running the show and she has already made great strides in increasing participation numbers and awareness about the program. Mollie holds a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and creates art in many mediums including; woodcut printmaking, intaglio, screen printing, papermaking, bookmaking, ceramics, jewelry making and crafting.