Pencil drawings earn top awards at Art Show; winning entries to move to Runnymede Hotel

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Pencil drawings earn top awards at Art Show; winning entries to move to Runnymede Hotel

April 27, 2011

Student Best of Show 2011

A pencil drawing titled “In the Wheat Field” (above) by Allison Lauderdale was chosen as this year’s Best of Show among student entries in the Northwestern Art Society’s Eighth Annual Art Show. Lauderdale's painting titled “Romance in the Rain” (below) was voted the People’s Choice Award These pieces and all other winning entries can be seen at the Runnymede Hotel during a two-day show Monday and Tuesday that is free and open to the public. A reception for the artists and public will be Monday at 7 p.m.

 People's Choice Award
 Employee Best of Show
A pencil drawing titled “The Associate” by Angelia Case was judged as the Best of Show among employee/retiree/alumni entries in the Northwestern Art Society’s Eighth Annual Art Show.
Pencil drawings captured the Best of Show awards at the Eighth Annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show. The show continues in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus through Saturday. All winning entries will then be moved to a special show downtown at the Runnymede Hotel on May 2-3.

In the student area, a pencil drawing titled “In the Wheat Field” by Allison Lauderdale, Woodward junior, captured the top honor and a $75 prize. On the employee/retiree/alumni side, a pencil drawing titled “The Associate” by Angelia Case, media services technician and NWOSU Art Society sponsor, was honored.

Voting for the People’s Choice award concluded Tuesday, and a painting titled “Romance in the Rain” by Lauderdale received the most votes earning her a $50 prize.

A complete listing of all winners is available on the art society website at www.nwosu.edu/nas-art-show and also may be viewed at the Runnymede show.

More than 370 pieces of art have been on display in the library making this year’s art show the largest one so far.

“If you haven’t been able to attend the show while it’s been up on campus, you have an opportunity to see the best of the best when it arrives at the Runnymede,” Case said. “I thank Dr. Ken Brown for allowing us to continue to bring our winning pieces downtown to share with the general public.”

The shows are free and open to the public. The items may be viewed on campus during the library’s regular hours. The Runnymede show will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, May 2, with a reception for artists and the public from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The show also is open downtown on Tuesday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Like the campus show, guests attending the Runnymede show are encouraged to vote for the artwork they like best for a “People’s Choice” award.

Non-placing entries in the campus show must be picked up before 5:30 p.m. Monday from the Media Services Office, second floor of the library.

Artwork at the Runnymede show may be picked up following the show at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. A final opportunity to pick up entries will be at the Media Services Office, second floor of the library on Wednesday.

For information about the campus and community art shows, as well as the club, please contact Case at (580) 327-8577 or arcase@nwosu.edu.  Information also is available at www.nwosu.edu/art.

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