Artwork on display at NAS Art Show through April 30; winners moved to Runnymede May 2-3

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Artwork on display at NAS Art Show through April 30; winners moved to Runnymede May 2-3

April 19, 2011

 2011 NWOSU Art Society Art Show
Pieces of artwork placed on 20 panels, inside one display case and hanging from the second floor hand rail are now on display in Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s J.W. Martin Library in Alva for the NWOSU Art Society’s 8th Annual Art Show. The public is welcome to view the art by Northwestern students, alumni and current and retired employees during regular library hours through April 30. All winning pieces will then be moved to the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva for a public show May 2-3.
More than 370 pieces of art currently are on display in the J.W. Martin Library on the campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva during the 8th Annual NWOSU Art Society (NAS) Art Show. The show is open through April 30 during regular library operating hours.

“Once again we’ve increased the number of pieces on display, as well as the number of people submitting their art,” said Angelia Case, NAS sponsor. “And, the quality of the pieces is outstanding. I know our fine arts pieces in the student area will only increase with the art minor returning to campus in the fall.”

This year’s show has 374 items. To show a comparison, last year’s show totaled 319 pieces; 198 pieces two years ago; and 104 pieces in the show’s second year.

This year 33 students have submitted 173 items, which is comparable to last year; however, in the Employee/Retiree/ Alumni category there are 201 items from 32 people. This group submitted 153 items last year. Case noted that the Employee/Retiree/Alumni group sent items in from four different states, and several international students and alumni have entered.

“We’ve placed artwork onto all 16 of the panels NAS owns, and we’ve borrowed four panels from local artist Warren Little.” Case said. “I love it. We worry about how many entries we’ll receive, but they always start coming in on deadline day. This year was no exception.

“We also are so thankful to Warren for his generosity in letting us borrow his panels.”

Jewelry and other items also are located in a glass display case near the panels, and quilts/textile items are hanging from a second-floor hand rail.

Once the artwork is judged, ribbons will be placed, and prize money will be ready for students to pick up.

Case reminded those attending the show that they have until 5 p.m. on April 26 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.

All winning entries will move to the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva for a free “Winners Only” art show May 2-3. A reception for the artists and the public will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 2. Guests also are encouraged to vote for the artwork they like best for a “People’s Choice” award during the Runnymede show.

All non-placing artwork should be picked up from the Media Center in the library by 5:30 p.m. on May 2. Winning pieces may be picked up at the Runnymede after 6 p.m. on May 3.

Case said it takes nearly $1,000 each year to put on the art show for the students and employees, so club members are continuously raising money. More than $700 is needed just for prize money for the students. The show’s co-sponsor, the Student Government Association, also supplies $250 to be used as prize money.

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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