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. 

2023 marks Santa Rosa's 20th anniversary with the National Arts Program.

THE NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAM
Enter your artwork for the chance to win cash prizes! The National Arts Program® exhibit and competition is designed to honor the creativity which lies in us all.

Registration is FREE and open to all ages and levels of experience. Be a part of this exciting celebration of our community's creativity.
 
REGISTRATION OPENS: November 14, 2022 - register HERE
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 6, 2023
 Register early, as we are limited to the first 200 entries! We reach our max every year.
 
EXHIBITION DATES: February 6 - April 21, 2023
 
AWARDS RECEPTION: Sunday, March 12, 3 - 5pm
 Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Avenue

Cash prizes, art supply gift certificates and a continuing education scholarship are awarded in adult and youth categories (totaling $3,450).

Awards to be Distributed:

Professional

1st place - $350

2nd place - $250

3rd place - $150

Intermediate

1st place - $350

2nd place - $250

3rd place - $150

Amateur

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

In addition, a Best of Show award of $400 and a Continuing Art Education scholarship award valued at $200 will be presented. 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 www.nationalartsprogram.org.

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