Variety of artwork on display in 9th Annual Art Society Art Show

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Variety of artwork on display in 9th Annual Art Society Art Show

April 17, 2012 

 Setting up the Art Society Art Show
Erika Dorrell, Texola sophomore, helps the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) set up the 9th Annual NAS Art Show. The public is welcome to view the art by Northwestern students, alumni and current and retired employees during regular library hours through April 28. All winning pieces will then be moved to the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva for a public show April 30 and May 1.

Paintings, drawings, photography, quilts and artwork made from recyclable materials are among the items currently on display in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University J.W. Martin Library in Alva for the 9th annual NWOSU Art Society (NAS) Art Show. The show is open through April 28 during regular library operating hours.

Through various fundraisers during the school year and the added financial support of the Student Government Association, a co-sponsor of the show who is providing $250, more than $700 in prize money will be awarded to students once the artwork is judged and ribbons placed.

Current and retired university employees and alumni placing in the show will receive ribbons. Everyone will be considered for the cash prizes in the special Cell Phone Photography category, as well as the Reuse, Recycle, ReArt category sponsored by CORE.

A $50 People’s Choice Award also will be given to the artwork voted best by their peers. Angelia Case, NAS Art Society sponsor, said everyone attending the show will have until 5 p.m. on April 24 to vote for any piece on display.

All winning entries will move to the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva for a “Winners Only” art show open to the public April 30-May 1. A reception for the artists and the public will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 30. A “People’s Choice” award also will be given during the Runnymede show.

All non-placing artwork should be picked up from the Media Center in the library by 5:30 p.m. on April 30. Winning pieces may be picked up at the Runnymede after 6 p.m. on May 1.

Case said that it is possible that some of the students’ winning art pieces may not be on display at the Runnymede because of another special opportunity created by the Northwestern Studio Art program.

Students within the university’s art program, led by its director Brandice Guerra, will have a special exhibition of their artwork at the Graceful Arts Center to showcase the talent of the students in the first year of the program’s return to Northwestern. The “Artist Scholar Exhibition” will have an opening reception open to the public on April 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. The student show will end following Northwestern’s graduation on May 5.

“We are happy to share the work of our students in every way we can, whether it’s on campus, at the Graceful Arts Center or the Runnymede,” Case said. “We hope you’re able to come to it all.”

To learn more about the Art Society, please visit www.nwosu.edu/art or contact Case at arcase@nwosu.edu. To learn more about the minor offered in the Studio Art program, visit www.nwosu.edu/studio-art or contact Guerra at beguerra@nwosu.edu.  
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