National Arts Program

The National Arts Program® exhibit and competition is designed to honor the creativity which lies in us all. This program provides local artists of all ages with a forum to showcase their artistic accomplishments and encourages artistic growth through scholarships and awards. 

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This annual program, sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation, invites residents of Santa Rosa or City of Santa Rosa employees and their families to enter one piece of artwork into a community exhibition at the Finley Community Center. 

Santa Rosa's 21st Annual National Arts Program, Art Exhibit and Award Winners

Important Dates:

  • Exhibition dates: February 5 - April 19, Finley Community Center,  Mon. through Fri. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Reception and award ceremony, open to the public: March 10, Finley Community Center, 3 to 5 p.m. 
  • Artwork pick-up: April 20, Finley Community Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Award Winners:

Cash Prize Winners 

Adult Amateur

1st: Ronaldo Miltimore

2nd: Stephen Crosley

3rd: David Pasanen


Adult Intermediate

1st: Jen Mantel

2nd: Becky Brendlin

3rd: Robin Allison


Adult Professional 

1st Place: Rachel Corn-Hicks

2nd Place: Lorna Ho

3rd Place: Boyd Edwards


Teen (13 to 18)

1st: Olivia Shin

2nd: Bradain Bello

3rd place: Rachel Ding


Youth (12 and under)

1st: Harris Lim

2nd: Sarah Lim

3rd: Ames Wilson


Art Education Award: Finnian Arthur

Best of Show: Deborah Morgan


Art Supply Gift Certificate Winners (all ages and categories) 

  • Stefan Kiesbye, Adult Amateur
  • Sayako Tanaka, Adult Amateur
  • Andy Cruz, Adult Intermediate
  • Julee Schoch, Adult Intermediate
  • Maureen Ryan, Adult Professional
  • Akiva Satnarayan, Adult Professional
  • Dana Park, Teen
  • Sophie Qin, Teen
  • Suah Park, Youth
  • Noah Park, Youth

Awards Distributed:


1st place $350

2nd place $250

3rd place $150


1st place $350

2nd place $250

3rd place $150


1st place $350

2nd place $250

3rd place $150

Teen (13-18)

1st place $150

2nd place $100

3rd place $50

Youth (12 & under)

1st place $150

2nd place $100

3rd place $50

Plus, Best of Show award of $400 and Continuing Art Education scholarship award valued at $200

Every artist will receive a certificate of participation

The National Arts Program was established in 1985 by The National Arts Foundation to inspire, acknowledge and reward creative accomplishments throughout the nation. The program began as a pilot project in Philadelphia and has extended nationally to include over 90 exhibitions in more than 30 states. The concept of The National Arts Program is to provide an uninhibited opportunity for all people to present their talents, at whatever level, in a public exhibition, free to artists and the public. To learn more about this program, visit The National Arts Program website at

For questions, contact Jessica Rasmussen at 707-543-4674 or [email protected].