Northwestern Art Society Art Show underway, winners to move to Runnymede Hotel for show

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Northwestern Art Society Art Show underway, winners to move to Runnymede Hotel for show

April 17, 2009

 Brooke Butler looks at the artwork on display at the NWOSU Art Society Art Show.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University student Brooke Butler, Crescent sophomore, takes a look at the artwork on display at the Sixth Annual NWOSU Art Society’s Art Show currently underway in the J.W. Martin Library. The show runs through April 25 on campus, and then the winners from the show will move to the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva for a two-day run, April 27-28.
Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus community, as well as the general public, are welcome to visit the Sixth Annual Northwestern Art Society (NAS) Art Show today through April 25 in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus.

University students, as well as current and retired employees of Northwestern have a number of items now on display, including oil and water color paintings, pencil drawings and photographs, which seems to be the favorite entry category.

“We have photos entered in every category we offered, so I hope people will come to the library to view the work of the talented people we have at Northwestern,” said Angelia Case, NAS sponsor.

The show is free and open to the public during the library’s regular hours.

Case reminded those who plan to attend the show that they have an opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork. Whatever piece receives the most votes, whether it is student or employee work, will win the “People’s Choice” ribbon and $50.

Judges also have determined first through third place honors for students and employees in all categories, divisions and the “Best of Show.”

This year’s special category is titled “ReUse, Recycle, Re-Art.” These entries were created from items that otherwise might have been thrown away and taken to the landfill.

All winning entries will move to the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva for a free “Winners Only” art show April 27 from noon to 9 p.m. with a reception for artists and the public beginning at 7 p.m., and on April 28 from noon to 6 p.m. Guests also are encouraged to vote for the artwork they like best for a “People’s Choice” award during the Runnymede show.

Monies raised by club members this year are used for the more than $700 available to be given away as cash prizes, mostly to student-winners, and to purchase approximately $170 worth of ribbons that will be awarded. The show’s co-sponsor, the Student Government Association, also contributed $250 to be used for the show. Conserving Our Ranger Environment (CORE) is the co-sponsor of this year’s special recycle category.

For information about the campus and community art shows, as well as the club, please contact Case at (580) 327-8577 or arcase@nwosu.edu. Information also is available at www.nwosu.edu/art.
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