Art Exhibitions

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks invites artists to exhibit their artwork for the encouragement and development of artistic expression and to foster greater appreciation for art in our community. Art exhibitions are continuously on display at the City Hall Council Chambers, Finley Community Center, Steele Lane Community Center and the Person Senior Wing.

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THE NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAM

Enter your artwork for the chance to win cash prizes!

The National Arts Program® exhibit and competition is designed to honor the creativity which lies in us all. This annual program, sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation, invites residents of Santa Rosa or City of Santa Rosa employees and their families to enter one piece of artwork into a community exhibition at the Finley Community Center. If you have been displaced from your Santa Rosa home, we would like to extend an invitation to participate regardless of your current address, please contact us!

Registration is FREE and open to all ages and levels of experience. Participation will be limited to the first 200 entries. Santa Rosa is one of 86 venues across the country hosting National Arts Program exhibits, and we are celebrating our 16th year! Be a part of this exciting celebration of our community's creativity.

REGISTRATION OPENS ONLINE: November 5, 2018

Register online HERE (link will go live on 11/5).

Pick up a registration brochure at the Finley and Steele Lane Community Centers, City Manager's Office at City Hall beginning November 13.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 7, 2019
Register early, as we are limited to the first 200 entries!

EXHIBITION DATES: February 4 - March 29, 2019

AWARDS RECEPTION: Sunday, March 3, 3 - 5pm
Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Avenue

Cash prizes, art supply gift certificates and a continuing education scholarship are awarded in adult and youth categories (totaling $3,450).

Awards to be Distributed:

Professional

1st place - $350

2nd place - $250

3rd place - $150

Intermediate

1st place - $350

2nd place - $250

3rd place - $150

Amateur

1st place - $350

2nd place - $250

3rd place - $150

Teen (13-18)

1st place - $150

2nd place - $100

3rd place - $50

Youth (12 & under)

1st place - $150

2nd place - $100

3rd place - $50

In addition, a Best of Show award of $400 and a Continuing Art Education scholarship award valued at $200 will be presented. Every artist will receive a certificate of participation.

City Hall

Call for Artists


Are you an artist in Sonoma or Marin County?

Apply to exhibit with us! Interested artists can apply year-round by submitting an application, available online here or in person at Finley Community Center or Steele Lane Community Center. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information, please contact Jessica Rasmussen at 707-543-4674.