The National Arts Program in Lincoln, Nebraska
The National Arts Program® is designed to give all artists, at all skill levels, an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes. The exhibit is judged by professional artists in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, and Youth classifications and is open to employees and retirees of the City of Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools and their family members. It is sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation with the support and cooperation of the City of Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools. The National Arts Program® is coordinated by AmeriCorps staff at Lincoln Arts Council.
Registration Deadline: June 26th
All artwork entered will be exhibited July 12 through August 9, 2013. The exhibit is free to the public and will take place at the following Lincoln City Library locations: Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior St.; Gere Branch, 2400 S. 56th St.; Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th St.; and Bennett Martin Library, 136 S.14th St. The exhibit is free to the public.
Awards and Reception
Artists will be recognized with a reception and ceremony at Bennett Martin Library, located at 136 S. 14th Street, on July 12, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm. We hope you will join us for a relaxed evening to meet fellow artists and enjoy some refreshments and artwork.
Adult (Amateur, Intermediate, & Professional)
- 3 – First Place Awards of $300
- 3 – Second Place Awards of $200
- 3 – Third Place Awards of $100
Youth / Teen (Youth 12 & under; Teen 13-18)
- 2 – First Place Awards of $75
- 2 – Second Place Awards of $50
- 2 – Third Place Awards of $25
- A Best of Show Award of $300 will be presented.
- Honorable Mention Ribbons will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
- Each artist receives a Certificate of Participation in The National Arts Program®.
There are many ways that you can help with The National Arts Program®. For example: we need volunteers to help hang artwork in the libraries at the beginning of July. Just send us a message on our contact page and specify that you are interested in volunteering for The National Arts Program® exhibit. Or you can call Mollie at 402-434-2787 to volunteer.