Northwestern Art Society calling for entries in art show by April 9

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Northwestern Art Society calling for entries in art show by April 9

March 31, 2009

Students, as well as current and retired employees of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, have until April 9 to pre-register entries for the Sixth Annual Northwestern Art Society (NAS) Art Show scheduled for April 16-25 in the J.W. Martin Library.

Entry forms with complete rules will be available in the Media Services office on the second floor of the library, on the Student Government Association bulletin board and online at the NAS web site at Forms also will be available in the Enid and Woodward campus libraries.

The forms may be hand-delivered to Media Services, sent via campus mail to Angelia Case, club sponsor, or filled out by using the Word document available on the web site and e-mailed to

All those entering items into the show should deliver their artwork to the J.W. Martin Library on April 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. or April 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. Case said that if any special arrangements are needed for getting artwork to the library to please let her know. She added that this includes getting entries from the Enid and Woodward campuses.

A “Reuse, Recycle, Re-Art” category has been added to this year’s show.

“The majority of the art piece to be entered in this category should be made from something that would otherwise end up in the landfill, like grocery bags, plastic bottles, six pack plastic holders, lids, coffee filters, CDs and CD cases, scraps of fabric, old kitchen utensils, to even things like old electronics/computer parts, puzzles, game boards or pieces, used string, screws and nails, film negatives, coffee cans, tree branches, grasses, feathers and more,” said Angelia Case, NAS sponsor. “If you’re having trouble thinking about what you can make, do a search on the Internet for terms such as recycled materials or trash art.”

Case also said that the piece can be sculptural or flat in appearance. Judging will be based on the piece’s environmental statement with important consideration of originality, presentation and quality of work.

The traditional part of the art show continues to offer three divisions of competition and 18 categories within those divisions. They are as follows:

Painting and Graphics: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, pastel, pencil, pen and ink, mixed media;
3-D/Functional Art: fiber arts (quilting, needlework, all fiber arts), sculpture, designer arts/jewelry, decorative painting and functional art.
Photography and Digital Art: black and white, life, outdoor beauty, elements of design, Ranger surprise and digital darkroom. A detailed description for each of these categories can be found on the organization’s web site at

Nearly $700 in prize money is available, most of which will go to Northwestern students.

For additional information about the art show or to find out more about the club in general, visit the NAS website at or contact Case at (580) 327-8577 or