President's Statement

President's Statement

I have been involved with the National Arts Program since its inception 34 years ago. It has given me great satisfaction to see the thousands of pieces of original “peoples art” exhibited in a professional gallery manner. Founder Leonard EB Andrews and I envisioned a way for all artists to have the opportunity for their artwork to be displayed publicly and professionally judged.

The pride, self-esteem, and personal gratification felt by these participants year after year only substantiates that there is creative talent within everyone.

For 34 years now, we have held annual exhibits of the National Arts Program in more than 450 major and minor cities throughout the United States. Each year brings an extraordinary exhibit of artistic talent in the form of sculpture, paintings, photography, and crafts by people who most likely would not otherwise have had such an opportunity.

I look forward to the continued growth of the program, which now includes 90 venues in over 30 states.

Kathleen C. Jamieson, President & Chairman