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Posted on: February 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Santa Rosa Announces the Award Winners of the 19th Annual National Arts Program Exhibition


Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the award winners of the 19th Annual National Arts Program exhibition and competition. This exhibition features over 165 works by Santa Rosa artists of all ages and levels of experience and encourages artistic growth through awards totaling over $3,400. The distinguished judges were local arts professionals, Mario Uribe and Blanca Molina.   

The exhibition will be on display through April 29, 2022, at the Finley Community Center, located at 2060 W. College Ave. and open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Cash Prize Winners

Adult Amateur
 1st Place: Boyd Edwards

2nd Place: Jacqueline Smith

3rd Place: Linda Ward

Teen (13 – 18)

1st place: Hailey Jacobe

2nd place: Emma Chen

3rd place: Ailani Murphy


Adult Intermediate

1st Place: Darren Kosta

2nd Place: Ari Thomas

3rd Place: Shirley Phillips


Youth (12 and under)

1st place: Grace Gilley

2nd place: Felix Smith

3rd place: Wyatt Domenici

Adult Professional

1st Place: Barrie Sterling

2nd Place: Lorna Ho

3rd Place: Emily McCauley



Art Education Award: Jungyeon Lee

Best of Show: Donald Pitts 


Art Supply Gift Certificate Winners (all ages and categories)

  • Lyra Eberly, Youth  
  • Isadora Page, Teen  
  • Kathleen Connors, Amateur  
  • Ken Hutchins Jr, Intermediate  
  • Anne Baumgartner, Professional

The public is invited to attend the awards ceremony and reception on Sunday, March 13, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Finley Community Center. Registration is required to attend the reception. Find more information and register at

National Arts Program was established in 1985 by the National Art Program 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 90 venues in over 30 states. The concept of the National Arts Program is to provide an uninhibited opportunity for all people to present their talents at any level in a public exhibition, free to artists and the public. To learn more about this program, visit

To learn more about the City of Santa Rosa arts programs, visit

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