Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney and Chief Cultural Officer Kelly Lee Honor NAP Artists

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy presented the 18th Annual National Arts Program® Exhibit for the City of Philadelphia. The exhibit featured more than 180 works of art by over 100 City government employees and family members. The exhibition was open to the public from February 1st - March 2nd and was displayed throughout the second, fourth and fifth floors of Philadelphia’s City Hall. 
 
This year the reception, which took place on February 15th, was held in the regal Mayor’s Reception Room in City Hall. The beautiful space welcomed all artists and their family members for the announcement of the awards. Chief Cultural Officer for the City of Philadelphia, Kelly Lee, honored all the participants and announced the winners during this year’s reception with Mayor Jim Kenney joining the artists afterwards to take in the art and pose for pictures. 
 
It was an incredible collection of artwork and the difficult task of judging the ‘Best in Show’ award was graciously accepted by Mike DiBernadinis, Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia. The exhibit was then judged by Linda Suzanne Price, Director of Cultural Arts Center, SpArc Services for the selection of all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash awards.
 
Last but certainly not least we want to recognize Tu Huynh, City Hall Exhibitions Manager, and Stephanie Fuentes, Exhibits and Programs Assistant from the Arts, from the department of Culture and the Creative Economy who made this year’s exhibit the success it was. The National Arts Program® is grateful for their tremendous dedication.

(Pictured above) Michael Ford's "CDecoupage Godzilla", Shamar Brown's "Reflection", Alice Powell-Hobson's "The Cycle of Life"