12th annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show March 8-27

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12th annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show March 8-27

The 12th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show opens Sunday in the J.W. Martin Library in Alva and is open through March 27. The show is free and open to the public during the library’s normal operating hours.

Students, alumni, as well as current and retired university employees will have everything from paintings, photography and quilts on display for the viewing public.

In the student area, Angelia Case, NAS sponsor, said that 19 students have entered this year’s art show with 127 individual pieces within the three divisions of Studio Art, Photography and Artisan Crafts. Students will be awarded ribbons and cash prizes in each category. The prizes are $15 for first place, $5 for second and $2 for third. The three division winners will each receive $50 and the Best of Show winner will receive $75. If all places in all categories are awarded, there is more than $800 in prize money available to students.

Twelve current employees, one retired employee and five alumni have entered in the non-student area with 144 individual pieces. The non-students will be awarded ribbons for their winning pieces.

Everyone entered in the art show will be eligible for the People’s Choice ribbon and $50 cash prize. The People’s Choice award is determined by those who view the art show and submit votes.

New categories in this year’s show include three in the Studio Art division where the Paintings category has been expanded to Oil Paintings, Acrylic Paintings and Watercolor/Other Paintings. Three categories also have been added in the Photography division with Weather, Still Life and a special category of Selfie.

At the close of the campus art show, all of the winning art entries will be on display at a community art show to take place in downtown Alva at Murrow’s FrameArt on Friday, April 3, during the First Friday Art Walk activities, 6 to 8 p.m.

Non-winning art from the campus show may be picked up in the library on Monday, March 30, by 5:30 p.m. Artwork from the community show at Murrow’s FrameArt may be picked up at the end of that show at 8 p.m. or from Fine Arts 211 on Monday, April 6, by 5:30 p.m.

For additional information about the art show or the Art Society, visit the NAS website at www.nwosu.edu/art, join the club’s Facebook group or contact Case at arcase@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8577.