11th annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show begins March 10

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11th annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show begins March 10

The 11th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show opens Monday, March 10, in the J.W. Martin Library in Alva and runs through March 29. The show is free and open to the public during the library’s normal operating hours.

Some of the artwork submitted includes photographs, paintings, drawings, jewelry and crocheted items.
All those who attend the show have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece by casting a People’s Choice ballot. The ballot asks for the name of the artist and piece. It also has a spot to provide feedback on the show and suggestions for future shows.

The piece of art that receives the most votes by March 25 will receive a ribbon and a $50 prize. The People’s Choice Award is open to everyone who submitted artwork for the show, which includes Northwestern students, alumni, current and retired employees.

All artwork in the student and non-student areas will be judged and given ribbons for first through third place. A division winner will then be selected from the category winners. All division winners then will be considered for the Best of Show award in the student and non-student areas. Student artwork winners also will receive cash prizes.

“Prize money for this show, along with funds to purchase ribbons and other items needed for the show, is provided by the NWOSU Art Society from the various fund raisers completed throughout the school year,” Angelia Case, NAS sponsor, said. “The Student Government Association also is serving as co-sponsor of the show and has provided $250 for us to use for prizes. We love the fact that what we do can benefit Northwestern's students so much, and we really appreciate the SGA’s support each year.”

The campus organization CORE is the sponsor for the Recycle, Reuse, ReArt category.

All winning entries are eligible to be on display at a community art show in downtown Alva at Murrow’s FrameArt on Friday, April 4, during the First Friday Art Walk activities, 6 to 8 p.m. The public also is welcome to attend this event.

Case said that all non-placing artwork must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, from the library. Pieces on display downtown may be picked up after that show at 8 p.m.

Any remaining artwork should be picked up in Fine Arts 211 on Monday, April 7, by 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about the Art Society or the art show, please visit www.nwosu.edu/art or contact Case at arcase@nwosu.edu.