Deadline Jan. 23 for high school artists to submit artwork for exhibition at Northwestern

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Deadline Jan. 23 for high school artists to submit artwork for exhibition at Northwestern

January 11, 2012

The deadline is drawing near for high school artists who’d like to be considered for the first juried high school art exhibition sponsored by the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Studio Art program.

Students in grades 9-12 or their teachers may submit digital photographs of student artwork electronically or by mail through Jan. 23. Those accepted to show their artwork in the exhibition will be notified no later than Jan. 27. All artwork must arrive on the Northwestern campus no later than Feb. 3. Pieces may be dropped off in person or shipped to Brandice Guerra, director of studio art, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK  73717. If shipped, return postage must be provided.

Two-dimensional artwork (painting, drawing, photography, collage, etc.) and three-dimensional artwork (sculpture, textile work, assemblage) is eligible for entry.

An opening reception for exhibiting artists, their guests, as well as the public will take place in the J.W. Martin Library from 7 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 10. The art show will run Feb. 10-17 and be open for viewing during regular library hours.

Artwork must be picked up on Feb. 20. If return shipping costs have been provided, artwork will be shipped on this date. Any artwork remaining on campus after Feb. 27 will become the permanent property of the Northwestern Studio Art program.

Artwork will be considered for exhibition by a jury of two studio art faculty. Work will be judged on both formal and conceptual qualities. Artwork must be the student's own; no "fan" artwork will be accepted. The work must be original and not a copy or manipulation of an existing published work.

“To have a work of art selected for inclusion in a juried exhibition is an honor as not every work submitted will be chosen for display,” Guerra said.

High school teachers or students interested in entering student work for the jury process should contact Guerra at beguerra@nwosu.edu. More information about the high school student show, as well as an electronic entry form, may be found at www.nwosu.edu/hs-juried-art-exhibition and www.nwosu.edu/high-school-art-exhibition-online-entry-form .

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