Annual Northwestern art show entry deadline Feb. 24

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Annual Northwestern art show entry deadline Feb. 24

February 19, 2016

Art Show posterOnly a few more days before the deadline to enter artwork into the 13th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show planned for March 6-26 in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus.

Current students and employees, retired employees and alumni must submit their registration forms via the online or paper form by Feb. 24. An online form is available at Paper forms also are available at that link for those who prefer to fill out the registration by hand. Rules and specifications, as well as category descriptions also are available at this link.

Northwestern students will be able to win prize money if their art piece places within a category or division.
A breakdown of prize money for students includes the following:

  • One Best of Show: $75 and ribbon (chosen from the three divisions winners)
  • Three Division winners: $50 each and ribbon (chosen from the first place winners within each division)
  • 25 Category winners: 1st-$15; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$2 each with ribbons (all places may not be awarded pending judge’s discretion)
  • One People’s Choice: $50 and ribbon (selected by patrons visiting show from among all entries submitted by students, alumni, employees, retirees)

Except for People’s Choice, Northwestern employees, alumni and retirees will earn the same awards as above but will only receive ribbons for their winning artwork.

Categories within the Visual Arts Division will include Cartoon/Comics, Digital Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Watercolor and 3-Dimensional/Sculpture. Artists will be allowed to submit up to six entries in the Painting category and up to three in Watercolor.

The Artisan Crafts Division will include Crochet/Knitting/Needlework, Quilts, Jewelry, Pottery and a Wildcard category for entries that don’t fit anywhere else in this division.

The Photography Division will include Action, Animals, Black and White, Cityscapes, Landscapes, Light, Elements of Design, Macro, Northwestern Campus Life, People, Plants and a Wildcard category for entries that don’t fit anywhere else in this division.

A Special Photography Category is "13." It is open to interpretation but must depict the number 13 in some manner to help NAS celebrate the 13th annual art show.

All artwork must be delivered to the J.W. Martin Library on Wednesday, March 2, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The winning pieces from the campus art show will then be on display at the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva during the First Friday Art walk on April 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information about the art show, please contact Angelia Case, NAS sponsor, at (580) 327-8577 or