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

10th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Public Art Exhibit: August 24 through November 2, 2018 during business hours

Join us for the 10th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, featuring artwork by adults and students. Artwork will be judged in three categories: Children’s, Photography & Fine Art. Select pieces will be chosen by the Academy and Sterling Main Street to be featured on banners on the First Avenue Bridge between Sterling and Rock Falls.


Woodlawn Arts Academy
Proudly Presents

Our Winter 2018-19 Art Exhibit featuring Tim Drane Artwork

Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 2018 from 5-6:30pm, with a live painting demonstration

Public Art Exhibit: November 30, 2018 through February 8, 2019 during business hours

Woodlawn Arts Academy is excited to welcome Tim Drane of Dixon as our featured artist for our 2018-19 Winter Art Exhibit. Tim will also offer two workshops — one for adults and one for children — in addition to the open exhibit. A self-employed roofer by day, Tim works in abstract action painting, using vivid water-based paints on stretched canvas to appeal to the visual senses. In addition, his ornate pencil drawings are filled with unique detail to draw the eye.


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.


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