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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Call for Artists: 19th Annual National Arts Program, Exhibition and Competition

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the 19th annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition in Santa Rosa. This program provides local artists of all ages with a forum to showcase their artistic accomplishments and encourages artistic growth through scholarships and awards. This year, all entries will once again be exhibited in person at the Finley Community Center.

This Call for Artists is open to all City of Santa Rosa residents, City employees and relatives of City employees. Registration ends January 7, 2022; the City strongly encourages early registration.

Registration will be online only. You can apply directly online at nationalartsprogram.org/santarosa. If you cannot register online, please contact Jessica Rasmussen at jrasmussen@srcity.org.

There is no fee to enter, and artists of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to participate. Cash awards (totaling $3,450) will be awarded by age and classifications.

Awards to be Distributed:

Professional

1st place - $350
2nd place - $100
3rd place - $150

Teen (13-18)

1st place - $150
2nd place - $250
3rd place - $50

Intermediate

1st place - $350
2nd place - $250
3rd place - $150

Youth (12 & Under)

1st place - $150
2nd place - $100
3rd place - $50

Amateur

1st place - $350
2nd place - $250
3rd place - $150


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.

The exhibition will take place from February 7 to April 29, 2022, at the Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue. The Finley Community Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Masks are required for entry.

The National Arts Program was established in 1985 by The National Arts Foundation to inspire, acknowledge and reward creative accomplishments throughout the nation. The program began as a pilot project in Philadelphia and has extended nationally to include over 90 exhibitions in more than 30 states. The concept of The National Arts Program is to provide an uninhibited opportunity for all people to present their talents, at whatever level, in a public exhibition, free to artists and the public. To learn more about this program, visit The National Arts Program website at nationalartsprogram.org.

To learn more about the City of Santa Rosa Public Arts programs, visit srcity.org/arts.

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