Entry registration for NAS Art Show open through April 8

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Entry registration for NAS Art Show open through April 8

March 29, 2011

Free entry registration for the eighth annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society Art Show is now being accepted through April 8. An online registration form is available at www.nwosu.edu/art-show-form, as well as a list for all categories and their descriptions.

For those who prefer to have a printed version of the entry form, a link to a Word file of the entry form also is available. The Word form can be filled out and emailed to Angelia Case, NAS sponsor, at arcase@nwosu.edu. It also may be printed out and mailed to Case or taken to her office in the Media Center, second floor of the J.W. Martin Library.

All art pieces must be delivered to the Media Center no later than April 13. Only those with permission will be allowed to bring artwork no later than noon on April 15. No more than two items per category may be entered.
All Northwestern students, alumni, current and retired employees are encouraged to enter this year’s show, which runs April 16-30 in the J.W. Martin Library.

Students have the opportunity to win first through third place ribbons and more than $700 in prize money. They will be judged against each other in 20 categories. Each division winner also will receive a ribbon and a cash prize. A Best of Show also will be selected, earning a ribbon and cash prize.

All current and retired employees and alumni will compete against each other and will receive ribbons as category, division and Best of Show prizes.

Everyone entered in the art show will be eligible for the People’s Choice ribbon and $50 cash prize, as well as the CORE-sponsored “Reuse, Recycle, ReArt” category award. In the “Reuse, Recycle, Re-Art” category, the majority of the art piece must be created from objects that might otherwise go in the trash. It can be anything creative – sculptural, flat, etc. Judging will be based on the piece’s environmental statement with important consideration of originality, presentation and quality of work.

A detailed list of show specification and category descriptions is available at www.nwosu.edu/nas-art-show. There will be opportunities for Traditional Art categories such as drawings, mixed media, paintings and cartoons/comics, as well as Artisan Crafts in both functional and non-functional art, jewelry and textiles/quilts/needlework.

Several photography categories are available including The Natural World, Black and White, Conceptual, Elements of Design, People, Photojournalism, Ranger Surprise, Still Life and Photomanipulation. There also is a Digital Collage category. All photos submitted into the show must be at least 5x7 and must be matted or mounted. No frames allowed.

Two new categories have been added this year and may be original art of any of medium the art society has categories listed for. These new categories are “Fan Art” and “Holiday.”

All artwork submitted to the show must be made by the individual entering the piece. No kits are allowed. If artwork has been shown in an NAS art show before, it may not be submitted again. Artwork must be appropriate according to university standards.

The Student Government Association is serving as a co-sponsor for this year’s show, and has provided $250 toward prize money.

All winning art entries are eligible to be on display at a community art show to take place in downtown Alva at the Runnymede Hotel May 2-3. A reception for the artists and the public will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 2. All non-placing artwork must be picked up from the Media Center by 5:30 p.m. May 2. Artwork on display at the Runnymede show will be available for pickup there after 6 p.m. May 3.

For additional information about the art show or the art society, visit the NAS web site at www.nwosu.edu/art or contact Case at arcase@nwosu.edu.