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)

Mar 28, 2023

Italian art experts astonished by David statue uproar in Florida

Written By Davide Ghiglionem, BBC News, Rome

Mar 14, 2023

How a monument rose from the sand: Louvre Abu Dhabi

What took 800 years to build in Paris has taken only 10 in Abu Dhabi (full article here)

Feb 14, 2023

MSP Creates 2022: The Airport Community Art Show

2022 marks the 12th installment of this annual tradition showcasing artwork from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s employees, volunteers, retirees, and their family members. Made possible through support from the National Arts Program, this exhibition gives artists at all skill levels an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work and compete for cash awards.

This year, 165 works of art were submitted, and 27 prizes were awarded between the Professional, Intermediate, Amateur, Teen, and Youth categories.

Feb 07, 2023

Another Incredible Showcase for Osceola County, FL

Osceola Arts hosts an exceptional National Arts Program Exhibit every year which includes artists from the Osceola County Florida School District, Osceola Arts, and their family members. This year 221 pieces of art were professionally hung throughout Osceola Arts Galleries creating an amazing display for viewers to enjoy. This was the 18th Annual Exhibit for Osceola County and Coordinator Marilyn Cortes-Lovato always makes sure the show is a success from start to finish! The reception, which was held on January 14th was a joyous occasion with approximately 300 guests.

Feb 07, 2023

Virtual Showcase for Pinellas County's 15th Annual NAP

This was the 15th Annual National Arts Program Exhibit for Pinellas County, FL. This year, they once again, had to hold a virtual showcase due to continued concerns about Covid 19. Coordinator Sarah Markofski moved the show to a different platform this year, utilizing Flickr to share the exhibition. When the virtual showcase finally opened there were a total of 222 works shared by 137 artists! It was quite an amazing collection of artworks, and we are so pleased that the show could be so successful during these years when the in-person showcase was not yet possible.

Jan 31, 2023

Giacometti sculpture purchased for $309. expected to fetch millions

British painter John Craxton was passing by the store when he recognized the unique Alberto Giacometti light fixture as a piece once owned by his late friend.