Jun 27, 2024

Annual UChicago Medicine National Arts Program Staff Art Exhibit entries showcase creativity, personal reflection

May 23, 2024 Written By Tamara L. O'Shaughnessy


Creative works celebrating inner strength, body equality and life’s little moments are just a few of the diverse entries featured in this year’s annual Staff Art Exhibit for the University of Chicago Medicine health system and the Biological Sciences Division.

The show featured a total of 150 photographs, paintings and mixed media works, providing an opportunity to spotlight the artistic talents of employees, as well as their immediate family members.

Apr 24, 2024

Santa Rosa, CA Art Education Winner Explores New Medium

Dylan Domenici was the recipient of the Art Education Award at the 20th Annual Santa Rosa, CA National Arts Program Exhibit. Dylan’s mother, Beth, reached out to us and shared how he was able to utilize his award money to have an incredible experience with a local artist! Here is what she shared….

Apr 24, 2024

Governor Visits State of Delaware NAP Exhibit

This year for the State of Delaware’s 13th Annual National Arts Program Exhibit Delaware’s Governor, the Honorable John Carney (pictured here), made a visit to the exhibition and spent time touring, learning about the artists, and asking questions about the artwork. He was impressed by the amazing talent of state employees and enjoyed taking in the show.

Apr 24, 2024

Orlando International Airport, FL 17th Annual Exhibit Expands

Lindy Shepherd, the Events and Art Collection Coordinator, works tirelessly each year to find new ways to reach employees and let them know about the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority NAP Exhibition. Her efforts were rewarded this year with a wonderful turnout which included 143 pieces of art that were collected and beautifully displayed. Lindy told us that the exciting addition for their 17th annual employee art show has been the use of their new Gallery MCO space in the Main Terminal in addition to their Community Wall and Alcove area, located near the Executive Offices.

Feb 12, 2024

See the 'cosmic, abstract' entries and winners in this year's 'On Our Own Time' art competition

Article By Logan Burtch-Buus and Andy OberUniversity Communications
February 2, 2024 (reposted from UA@Work. Click here to read the article on their webpage and see included photographs)


Dec 13, 2023

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center joins the NAP Family

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center was added to our family of venues thanks to the work of coordinator, Victoria Chahanovich. Victoria knew that an employee and family art show would be a great fit and continued her efforts until she was able to make the show happen! Their first annual show opened in October and included 136 pieces of art from 109 artists.

Dec 13, 2023

MAC Brings NAP Back to Manchester, NH

After three long years the Manchester Arts Commission brought their National Arts Program show back to City Hall! Kathy Daneman, Chair of the Manchester Arts Commission (MAC), reached out to us early this year with hopes to get the program back up and running. She certainly made it happen and in October the show opened with nearly 100 pieces of art gracing the walls of the first-floor gallery in Manchester’s City Hall.

Dec 13, 2023

Inaugural Exhibit for the State of Maine

The Maine Arts Commission held their inaugural State of Maine National Arts Program Employee Art Exhibition this year. The exhibition, titled "Showcasing the Artist Within," proudly presented 150 diverse artworks from 138 participants providing artists of all skill levels a platform to exhibit their creative prowess. The artwork graced the walls of the Burton M. Cross Building from July 10th through October 31st, allowing ample time for all that walked the halls to enjoy this amazing collection.

Oct 11, 2023

Manchester Arts Commission Announces Winners



Contact: Kathy Daneman,

Oct 03, 2023

National Library of Wales is missing 1200 items

Writers whose books are missing include Dylan Thomas, Ernest Hemingway and Sylvia Plath, a BBC Wales Freedom of Information request has revealed (see full article here)

Sep 12, 2023

5 Fall Art Fairs have arrived in NYC

The temperatures drop; the art on display surges. (continue here)

Sep 05, 2023

Step Inside Dale Chihuly's Studio

Stepping inside the Boathouse, the former Seattle boatbuilding workshop on Lake Union that has served as the headquarters of his artistic production since 1989, reveals a museum-like space (read more here)

Sep 05, 2023

Winners Announced in Inaugural State of Maine Employee Art Exhibition

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Arts Commission is excited to unveil the winners of the inaugural State of Maine Employee Art Exhibition. The exhibition, titled "Showcasing the Artist Within," proudly presents 136 diverse artworks, providing artists of all skill levels a platform to exhibit their creative prowess. (click here to be redirected to the Maine Arts Commission website to see all the artwork entries from this wonderful showcase)

Aug 28, 2023

NBA Star Jaylen Brown leading initiative to teach the value of art

Jaylen Brown and Set Free have joined to promote art to NBA Rookies. The pair aims to teach professional basketball players about art, not only as something to be appreciated but also as something that will appreciate in value. (read full article here)



Aug 21, 2023

On Our National Mall, New Monuments Tell Stories

For just one month, Friday, Aug. 18 through Sept. 18, the National Mall will be hosting “Pulling Together,” an open-air exhibition that tests what works best, or fails least, when artists, publics and monuments are brought together. In the shadow of the Washington Monument, six temporary installations tease out who and what should be commemorated, and how art can help us remember. (read story here)