Winning artwork on display at Runnymede Friday for Art Walk

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Winning artwork on display at Runnymede Friday for Art Walk

More than 100 pieces of the best artwork from the 10th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society Art Show will be on display from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva during the annual First Friday Art Walk festivities.

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served by the Nescatunga Ladies.

Angelia Case, NWOSU Art Society sponsor, said that all of the winning pieces from the campus show will be on display for public viewing, and encouraged everyone to vote for their favorite piece to win the People’s Choice award.

Joining the art society at the Runnymede will be Billie Buckles, Alva’s newest published author, who will be signing her book titled “Changing Seasons.” The book is the result of 30-plus years of recording the memories of her lifetime.

Proceeds from the sale of the book, as well as royalties, will be donated to Northwestern and two other universities Buckles has been associated with. The monies will go toward student scholarships. Books sell for $15.99 plus tax totaling $17.50. Although the books are available for purchase via, Buckles said the schools will receive a higher percentage of proceeds if books are purchased directly from her.

Following the events of the Art Walk, six pieces from the art show will be on display at the Graceful Arts Gallery through the month of April. Individuals whose pieces will be on display include Susan Holliday, relationship manager with the Northwestern Foundation/Alumni Association; Nice Mutshipayi, graduate student from Kinshasa, Congo; Dakota Helvie, Helena senior; and Lee Anne Snozek, a 1970 graduate from the Kansas City area who majored in art during the Bess Chappell era.

For more information about the NWOSU Art Society, please visit or contact Case at