NWOSU Art Society shaking up annual art show; new categories, alumni can enter, entries due April 7

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NWOSU Art Society shaking up annual art show; new categories, alumni can enter, entries due April 7

March 30, 2010

NWOSU Art Society Art Show posterThe Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society members decided to shake things up a bit with a few category changes prior to the 7th annual NAS Art Show coming up April 10-24 in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus.

Members voted to make changes to the list of entry categories, add a few new ones, and also decided to accept entries from Northwestern alumni. Entries also are accepted from current and retired employees of the university, as well as Northwestern students. All registration forms are due back to the Media Center, second floor of the library, by April 7, 5 p.m. Entries into the art show are free, and each person entering may submit no more than two items per category.

Entry forms with complete rules are 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 www.nwosu.edu/nas-art-show. Forms also are 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 arcase@nwosu.edu.

All those entering items into the show should deliver their artwork to Media Services on April 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. or April 9 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 before April 8. She added that this includes getting entries from the Enid and Woodward campuses.

“We’ve changed a few of our categories this year and also added a few new ones, so we hope to see a lot of entries in this year’s show,” Case said. “A detailed explanation for each category is available on the NAS web site at www.nwosu.edu/nas-art-show.”

 NWOSU Art Society members painting.
Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society work on a group painting project during a recent meeting in the Media Services Office, second floor of J.W. Martin Library. Missy Buller, Turpin senior; Brad Amerin, Tyrone sophomore; and Kylea Copeland, Tyrone freshman, use a painting technique made famous by Jackson Pollock to create their art piece. Shawna Gilbert, Enid sophomore, also helped create the painting. The group is entering it in the Painting category for the upcoming NAS Art Show.
Categories and the divisions they fall under are as follows:

Traditional Art
• Drawings
• Mixed Media
• Paintings
• Sculpture
• Cartoons/Comics (new)
Artisan Crafts
• Functional Art
• Jewelry
• Non-Functional Art
• Textiles/Quilts/Needlework
Photography/Digital Art
• The Natural World (new)
• Black and White
• Conceptual (new)
• Elements of Design
• People (new)
• Photojournalism (new)
• Ranger Surprise (new description)
• Still Life (new)
• Photomanipulation (new name/description)
Digital Art
• Drawing (new)
• Digital Collage (new)

CORE (Conserving Our Ranger Environment) will continue to sponsor the “Reuse, Recycle, Re-Art” category this year where the majority of the art piece should be created from something that might otherwise go in the trash. It 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.

All artwork must be made by the individual entering the piece. No kits are allowed. Art work also may only be shown once in the show and 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 recycled art entries are eligible for a cash prize presented by CORE. All entries also are eligible for the $50 People’s Choice Award.

The Student Government Association is co-sponsoring the art show and has provided NAS with $250 to go toward prize money for winning student-entries.

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 April 26 and 27.

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 (580) 327-8577 or arcase@nwosu.edu.