Art Show Specifications & Category Descriptions

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Deadline for entries is Feb. 22, 2017


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Art Show Specifications & Category Descriptions

updated 1-20-17

Art Society encourages the Northwestern community
to get creative and enter the 14th Annual Art Show!

Welcome to our 14th Art Show! We in the NWOSU Art Society hope that you'll be involved in our show this year. We work hard through the year to make this show happen for you. We've changed a few things… so look carefully!

We hope to see your work in our show!

1) All entries should be brought to the Library and you will be directed to the room to leave your pieces. If you live out of town, you may mail the pieces to Angelia Case, NWOSU, FA 211, 709 Oklahoma Blvd. You must provide the postage to return the piece to you, or come by the office to pick it up.
 2) All Fine Arts entries may be framed. All must be ready to hang, or they will be fitted with Velcro to hang.
 3) All photographs must be 5"x7" minimum.
 4) All photographs must be matted or mounted. No frames will be allowed. No exceptions.
 5) No kits are allowed - all work must be original including cartoon/comic characters.
 Matting/mounting can be purchased for a reasonable fee at the frame shop in downtown Alva, or empty mats may be purchased at a local discount store. Some matting/mounting boards may be purchased through the NWOSU Art Society. Contact Angelia Case, FA 211, arcase@nwosu.edu for more information.

See Entry Form for more rules and information.

Questions may be sent to: arcase@nwosu.edu

You may enter TWO items in each of the categories below:

1) Artisan Crafts – things that are made or created by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative, for example decorative arts, 3 dimensional/sculptures, jewelry, pottery, etc.

2) Cartoon/Comics - All concepts and work must be the artist's own. No copies of other characters. If created digitally, artwork should be submitted in a high resolution, print quality form. All should be mounted or matted for display.

3) Digital Art- artworks created entirely using computer hardware and software, or for digital photographs or scanned images that have been profoundly manipulated and/or combined using computer software.

4) Fiber Art – a style of fine art that uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers and encompasses countless techniques. The techniques range from quilting, embroidery, collage, weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, macramé, quilting, distressing fabrics to achieve specific textures and recycling fabrics, etc.

5) Mixed Media/Collage- involving the use of two or more artistic media.

6) Watercolor - Paintings done in watercolors featuring any subject.

7) Painting – Landscapes/Nature - any paintings done in acrylics or oils featuring Landscapes/Nature. A landscape is a section or portion of scenery as seen from a single viewpoint. Scenery is the subject of a landscape image. Showcases outdoor beauty.

8) Painting – Elements of Design - any paintings done in acrylics or oils featuring artistic images that make good use of elements of design. These must emphasize the use of line, shape, pattern, form, texture, perspective, etc. It can be any subject matter. Creativity is encouraged.

9) Paintings - The Figure/Portraiture - any paintings done in acrylics or oils featuring the human figure, including portraiture.

10) Paintings – Architecture - any paintings done in acrylics or oils featuring architecture.

11) Paintings -- All other subject areas - any paintings done in acrylics or oils featuring subjects other than those listed above.

12) Works on Paper -- Architecture - any works done on paper with pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels, etc., featuring architecture.

13) Works on Paper – Elements of Design – any works done on paper with pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels, etc., featuring artistic images that make good use of elements of design. These must emphasize the use of line, shape, pattern, form, texture, perspective, etc. It can be any subject matter. Creativity is encouraged.

14) Works on Paper – The Figure/Portraiture – any works done on paper with pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels, etc., featuring the human figure, including portraiture.

15) Works on Paper – Landscapes/Nature – any works done on paper with pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels, etc., featuring Landscapes/Nature. A landscape is a section or portion of scenery as seen from a single viewpoint. Scenery is the subject of a landscape image. Showcases outdoor beauty.

In Photography:

1) Animals/Creature - for all photos of any animal, insects, living creatures other than people.

2) Black and White - For all photos black and white only.

3) Landscapes - A landscape is a section or portion of scenery as seen from a single viewpoint. Scenery is the subject of a landscape image. Showcases outdoor beauty.

4) Cityscapes - A pictorial view of a city or section of one. Must have the characteristic appearance of a city. A landscape taken in an urban environment.

5) Light - Something that contains an element of light. Light is the main subject of the photo.

6) Elements of Design - Artistic images that make good use of elements of design. These photos must emphasize the use of line, shape, pattern, form, texture, perspective, etc. It can be any subject matter as long as it is a photograph; no graphic illustrations made in a program like Adobe Illustrator or digital creations for this category. Creativity is encouraged.

7) Macro - Extreme close up photography usually of small subjects in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.

8) Life at Northwestern - Must be related to life at Northwestern in some way, whether it shows school spirit, events, activities, campus, etc. This is life on your campus. This can be selfies/groupies at athletics events/dorms, people doing activities, things you do and see on campus, etc. Every student has good photos of daily life – this is your category!

9) People - Pictures of people should say something. These are pictures of people in all walks of life.

10) Nature - For all photos of plant life.

If, in the opinion of the judges, none of the entries in a category meet the standards of excellence, no award will be given. Judges may award any place to an entry based on merit.