Deadline to Register for 21st Campus Art Show is Feb. 22

February 14, 2024

Entry forms are due Feb. 22 for the 21st NWOSU Art Society Art Show.

The deadline to enter artwork to display in the 21st annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show in the J.W. Martin Library on March 4-29 is Feb. 22. Artwork should be delivered to the library on Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or March 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Current Northwestern students and employees, retired university employees and alumni may enter two items in each of the categories available for this year’s show.

Prize ribbons will be awarded to all students and non-students winning first through third place in all categories, along with Best of Show and People’s Choice. A $50 cash prize will be awarded to the student winning Best of Show, and the students placing first in a category will earn $10. Everyone entered in the show is eligible to receive the People’s Choice cash prize of $25. The coloring category will pit students and non-students against each other for prize ribbons only.

The categories include:

  • Artisan Crafts (jewelry, pottery, etc.)
  • Coloring
  • Fiber Arts (crochet, knitting, needlework, etc.)
  • Quilting
  • Cartoon/Comics
  • Digital Art
  • Mixed Media/Collage
  • Printmaking (any subject)
  • Paintings – Watercolor on Paper (any subject)
  • Paintings – Animals/Creatures
  • Paintings - Architecture
  • Paintings - Elements of Design
  • Paintings - The Figure/Portraiture
  • Paintings - Landscapes/Nature
  • Paintings – Still Life
  • Works on Paper – Animals/Creature
  • Works on Paper - Architecture
  • Works on Paper - Elements of Design
  • Works on Paper - The Figure/Portraiture
  • Works on Paper - Landscapes/Nature
  • Works on Paper – Still Life
  • Photography will include nine sub-categories:
    • Animals/Creature
    • Architecture
    • Black and White
    • Elements of Design
    • Landscapes
    • Light
    • Macro
    • Nature
    • People

Artwork entered that does not fit any of the listed categories will be placed into a 31st category called Miscellaneous Artwork and will be judged together – regardless of the medium.

All art or concepts, including cartoon/comic characters, must be original to the artist. No kits, prints, photocopies, or previously submitted artwork will be allowed. No obscene language or references will be allowed. Any work deemed inappropriate by NAS and university standards will not be displayed.

Photography and coloring entries must be at minimum 5x7 in size that are matted or mounted – no frames. All fine art entries must include frames or be matted or mounted and ready to hang.

All artwork must have the title of work, category entered and artist’s name affixed in the upper right-hand corner on the back side of the piece. Three-dimensional work must also have this information attached to the piece.

Entry forms, category descriptions and rules are available online at

A Winner’s Show is scheduled for April 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Runnymede in downtown Alva during its regular First Friday Artwalk events.

For more information about the art show, please contact Thomas Cornell, assistant professor of visual art, at (580) 327-8111 or


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