Manchester, NH Registration

15th Annual Exhibit

Registration Deadline: September 22, 2023

Complete this entry form to participate in the 15th Annual Exhibit of The National Arts Program for the City of Manchester and Manchester School District employees, retirees, volunteers, elected officials and their immediate family members. There is no fee to enter the program.

Your registration is not complete until you have clicked the ‘submit registration’ button and receive an automated confirmation email.

  • Participants must be an employee, retiree, volunteer, elected official or an immediate family member of an employee, retiree, volunteer or elected official of the City of Manchester or Manchester School District. 
  • Only 2 entries per artist will be admitted.
  • All entries submitted must be the original work of the applicant completed within the last three years.
  • The National Arts Program and the City of Manchester reserve the right to disqualify entries they consider to be unacceptable or inappropriate for a public exhibit.
Artist Information
Employee Information
Contact Information
I am interested in volunteering to help with the exhibit
  • Entrants may submit only two entries which fit into the listed medium categories.
  • All artwork will need an NAP identification label placed on the back (provided at drop off).
  • All 2-dimensional entries should be matted, framed and/or ready to hang with wire securely on the back.
  • All work must measure no more than 48” in any direction or weigh more than 50lbs unless otherwise stipulated.
  • Artwork that does not meet size limitations or specifications will be disqualified before judging.

First Entry

Second Entry

Rules of Exhibit

Rules of Exhibit

  • Deadline This Registration Form must be received no later than Friday, September 22, 2023.
  • Delivering Entries All entries must be delivered to the Mayor's Office, City Hall from September 27 - 28 between 9:00am- 5:00pm.
  • Reception & Awards A reception and presentation of awards will be held on the First Floor of City Hall on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
    • Prizes will be awarded by classification:
      • Adult (Amateur, Intermediate and Professional): 3 - First Place Awards of $350; 3 - Second Place Awards of $250; and 3 - Third Place Awards of $150
      • Youth / Teen : 2 - First Place Awards of $150; 2- Second Place Awards of $100; and 2 - Third Place Awards of $50
      • A Best of Show Award of $400 
      • An Art Education Award of $200
    • Honorable Mention Ribbons will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
    • Awards  are limited to one cash award per artist per classification.
  • Public Exhibit The exhibit is free and will be open to the public from October 2 - November 30, 2023.
  • Retrieving Entries Each artist is responsible for retrieving their artwork from the Mayor's Office in City Hall on Friday, December 1 or Friday, December 8, 2023 between 9:00am - 5:00pm both days.  No work is to be removed prior to the end of the exhibition. Neither the City of Manchester nor the National Arts Program will be responsible for unclaimed works.
  • Liability Every attempt will be made to preserve, secure and protect each entry submitted; but neither the National Arts Program nor the City of Manchester can be held responsible for damages, loss of art entries, or changes/cancellation of this exhibit due to low participation or unforeseen circumstances.  The placing of art in the exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant with conditions herein set forth.  The National Arts Program and the City of Manchester reserve the right to publish for publicity purposes reproductions of the entries.  The National Arts Program in Manchester, NH is a public exhibit and photographing/filming of the exhibit is encouraged.

Thank you for completing the entry form. You have now registered for the National Arts Program in Manchester, NH.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact the Venue Coordinator:
Kathy Daneman  (917) 232-6078

If you would like to share your artwork with our online community, please visit the Artist Gallery section of our website and upload your work.

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