Art Exhibits


Our year-round exhibits are free of charge and open to the public during our normal business hours: 9am-8pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-5pm Fridays. Our Juried Art Show features artwork from adults and students and runs from late August to early November. Winners are eligible for cash prizes. Our Winter and Summer Exhibits feature one or more artists, and exhibits vary from being a general focus to a specific exhibit. And each spring our walls are filled with artwork by area K-12 students and their teachers. The public is welcome to vote on their favorites for the first two weeks of this exhibit, and the winners are featured in the Academy’s Summer Arts Program Guide, which is mailed to 24,000 addresses in the Sauk Valley area. Select pieces from our exhibits are chosen by the Academy staff and Sterling Main Street to be featured on banners along the First Avenue Bridge between Sterling and Rock Falls.

Check this page for details on upcoming exhibits and information on how you can enter your artwork.


Woodlawn Arts Academy & Sauk Valley Community College
Proudly Presents

12th Annual Juried Art Show

Opening Reception: Friday, September 18, 2020 from 6-7:30pm

Awards Announced at 7pm during the opening reception

Open Exhibit: September 18-November 20, 2020 during office hours


Calling all artists! Cash prizes available in our 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibit! Application Deadline: Monday, August 17, 2020, with notification of acceptance by September 8. Entries will be judged in three categories: Children’s (grades K-12), Photography (digital and film), and Fine Art (all mediums).

Due to COVID-19, CDC and health department recommendations for social distancing will be followed and face coverings must be worn. Only 50 guests will be allowed in the building at one time, and no refreshments will be served.


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