Judges in Lubbock, TX Take Pleasure in Viewing NAP Artworks

Second Place Award Winner, Lluvia Lujan, from the Amateur category, poses next to her beautiful work entitled “Spring House”.
Nancy Slagle, Associate Professor/Associate Director, School of Art Texas Tech University was one of the three judges for the 28th Annual National Arts Program® Exhibit in Lubbock this year. Nancy gave the following statement after judging the show along with Robly Glover and Lindsay Maestri. “It was a wonderful experience to see such talent expressed by Lubbock City Employees and their families. We were honored and challenged to have the difficult task of choosing the awards for this exhibition. Please keep in mind that awards are always hard to determine, but even harder when dealing with such varied media as drawings, pastels, paintings, photography, and mixed media. All the works show an excitement and appreciation of the artistic process, and it was with great pleasure that we viewed these works. We commend these artists for entering their works to be shown to the public and thank them for sharing their talents with our community.”
Paula Griffith has been the coordinator for this show for more than twenty years and says that she, “treasures the delight and pride she sees in the participants faces as they view their work on display.” We are so grateful for the efforts of Paula and everyone at the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center. The City of Lubbock employees and their family members are no doubt also thankful for their dedication to this wonderful community event. With 114 entries, the show included a wide range of impressive works. One example of the talent that was on display was the work pictured above entitled “Spring House” by Lluvia Lujan who was awarded Second Place in the Amateur category.