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
Proudly Presents

The 2019 Student-Teacher Art Exhibit

Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5-7pm

Voting Period: February 22 through March 8, 2019

Public Art Exhibit: February 22 through May 3, 2019 during business hours

Featuring artwork from our talented area students in grades k-12 and their teachers

Support young artists! Stop by to view the exhibit & Vote for your favorites!

The top 4 pieces in 3 age categories — kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth through eighth grade, and ninth through 12th grade — will be featured in Woodlawn’s Summer 2019 Program Guide. Select pieces will be chosen by Sterling Main Street and Woodlawn Arts Academy to be featured on banners on the First Avenue Bridge between Sterling and Rock Falls.

Woodlawn Arts Academy
Proudly Presents

2019 Summer Art Exhibit

Opening reception: 5-6:30pm Friday, May 17th

Open exhibit: May 17th-August 9th

Woodlawn Arts Academy Proudly Presents Our 2019 Summer Art Exhibit Featuring Artwork by Members of the Rock River Valley Painters Guild: Jan Harvey, Stuart Roddy, Laurie Friemuth, Nina Stachewicz, Karen Tucker, Barbara Lundeen & Lucinda Winterfield

One Night Only: Artwork by Woodlawn Arts Academy students will be on display in the J. Mark Beaty Performance Center. Come out during the Summer Exhibit Opening Reception and support our talented young artists!

The RRVPG Studio Tour Weekend continues with workshops and demonstrations by painters, ceramicists, potters, photographers. fiber, gourd and glass artists.

Saturday, May 18th from 10am-4pm and Sunday, May 19th from Noon-4pm

Byron Museum of History

The Next Picture Show, Dixon

The Corner Gallery, Sterling

Woodlawn Arts Academy

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The Woodlawn Arts Academy Summer Exhibit runs through Friday, August 9th. and is free and open to the public during the Academy’s regular business hours.

Woodlawn Arts Academy
Proudly Presents

2019 Juried Art Exhibit

Opening reception: 6-7:30pm Friday, August 30th

Open exhibit August 30th-November 8th

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