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)

May 17, 2023

Another Tremendous Turnout for State of Delaware!

Kristin Pleasanton, Deputy Director of the Delaware Division of the Arts, continues to coordinate an amazing art exhibit for the entire State of Delaware. This showcase gives state employees and their immediate family members a unique opportunity to exhibit their creative work at any skill level and age and to compete for cash prizes. Kristin offered the following feedback on their 12th annual showcase. “The Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition continues to be a highly anticipated and successful event.

May 17, 2023

Coordinator's Dedication Pays Off for Greater Orlando Aviation Authority!

A total of 127 artworks were on display this year in the Main Terminal of Orlando International Airport, Florida due to the tremendous efforts of coordinator, Lindy Shepherd. Lindy worked through several obstacles, to reach as many artists as possible, and to make their 16th Annual National Arts Program showcase a true success. Lindy stated that after the pandemic delayed and changed their artist call and exhibition dates, they were very pleased to move forward with the annual collaboration.

May 04, 2023

Christie’s Crowd-Sources 11,000 Drawings of King Charles III to Mark Coronation

Article by Francesca Aton

In honor of King Charles III’s upcoming coronation, a digital portrait comprised of more than 11,000 drawings, made by people throughout Britain, is on view on a four-story interactive digital screen at the broadcasting company Outernet in central London. The effort benefits BBC Children in Need.

Apr 03, 2023

The Exhibit, a new series by MTV and the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden a hit

The six episode docuseries will feature seven American artists competing for a presentation at the institution and a $100,000. prize (read full story here)