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United Arts Council

National Arts Program®

Block Gallery reception

The National Arts Program® is designed to give artists at every skill level an opportunity to exhibit their artwork in a professional manner. This annual exhibition is sponsored by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, in collaboration with the National Arts Program Foundation Inc. of Malvern, Pennsylvania. The National Arts Program is pleased to provide materials and funding for this visual art exhibit including certificates for all participants and $2,400 in cash prizes. All prizes and awards are funded by the National Arts Program®.

The exhibit is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in amateur, intermediate, professional and youth classifications.

Each participant is a current employee, or a family member of a current employee of the City of Raleigh or the County of Wake. All entries submitted must be the original work of the applicant completed within the last three years. 
The National Arts Program® for Wake County will be on hiatus for 2017.
2016 Winners Announced


1. Mina Reburn

2. Laurette Kiser

3. Zoe Fox

Honorable Mention: Max Hagel

Teen (13 – 18)

1. Lillian Mazanek

2. Colton Valentino

3. Danielle Walden

Honorable Mention: Kearstyn Brown


1. Theodore Savage

2. Alexander Vazquez

3. T J McCourt

Honorable Mention: Amanda Phyfer


1. Bryan Edwards

2. Lianne Won

3. Tammy Kaufman

Honorable Mention: Leah Hathcote


1. Sarah Heinsohn

2. Karen Rose

3. David Wilson

Honorable Mention: Lauren Brockman

Arts Education Award 

Amanda Phyfer, City of Raleigh employee, Development Services

Best in Show

Dahr Joseph Tanoury, City of Raleigh employee, City of Raleigh Attorney’s Office

People's Choice

Bryan Allyn ("Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Consumption"), Wake County School System teacher

410 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 170
Raleigh NC 27603

Phone: (919) 839-1498
Fax: (919) 839-6002