NWOSU Art Society members encouraging entries into April art show

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NWOSU Art Society members encouraging entries into April art show

March 7, 2011

NWOSU Art Society logoNorthwestern Oklahoma State University students, current and retired employees, as well as alumni have about one month to prepare entries for the eighth annual NWOSU Art Society (NAS) Art Show. This year’s show is set for April 16-30 in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus.

Entry forms currently are being prepared and will be available soon in print form, as well as online. All forms must be submitted no later than April 8. All art pieces must be delivered to the Media Services Office, second floor of the library, no later than April 13.

Entries into the art show are free, and each person entering may submit no more than two items per category.

Angelia Case, NAS sponsor, said that anyone who cannot drop off or pick up their artwork as scheduled must make special arrangements before April 13 by calling (580) 327-8577 or emailing arcase@nwosu.edu.  She added that this includes getting entries from the Enid and Woodward campuses.

NAS members currently are working on the categories for this year’s show with only minor changes.

A detailed list and explanation for each category will be available soon on the NAS web site 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 will be offered as well.

Northwestern’s CORE group again is sponsoring the “Reuse, Recycle, Re-Art” category where 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. Everyone eligible to enter the art show may enter this category. CORE will provide prize money for the winners.

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.

Students are eligible to win more than $700 in prizes. All winning entries will receive a ribbon. All entries also are eligible for the $50 People’s Choice Award.

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 2-4.

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.