Northwestern Art Show winners announced, winning pieces to be displayed April 5 at Runnymede

March 22, 2019

“Maxwell” by Brieanna McClure & “Point of View" by Connie Moore were named as Best of Show on their respective sides of the 16th annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show. These pieces and others are on display at the J.W. Martin Library through March 29.

The 16th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show will end on campus in the J.W. Martin Library March 29. Winning pieces from the campus show will then move to a special Winners’ Only Show in the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva Friday, April 5, from 6-8 p.m. during the First Friday Artwalk event that is free and open to the public.

The Best of Show Award is the top prize for the student and non-student entries. This year, two paintings took the top prizes.

In the student contest biology major Brieanna McClure, Dacoma senior, earned the top award for “Maxwell,” which was entered in the Paintings area for The Figure/Portraiture. McClure earned $75 and a purple ribbon for her winning artwork.

In the non-student area Northwestern alumna and Waynoka businesswoman Connie Moore entered a piece titled “Point of View” in the Painting category for Landscapes/Nature that earned the purple ribbon.

“I’m so excited with all the entries this year,” Angelia Case, NAS sponsor, said. “We have such a wide assortment of work from talented artists. Our students always amaze me, and it’s so fun to see how they progress in their work. I’m particularly happy with the larger amount of wonderful fine art in the non-student division. It was fun challenging a few Northwestern alumni and former Art Society members to enter, too. I look forward to challenges again next year.”

During the show on campus, those viewing the art in the J.W. Martin Library are able to vote for their favorite piece to help determine a People’s Choice winner. This winner will be announced at the Winner’s Show April 5.

Students whose art won prizes at the campus show will be able to pick up their prize money at the Winners’ Show.

A list showing all winners from the campus show is available at

Pieces that did not place at the campus show should be picked up April 1 in the library by 5:30 p.m. They then will be moved to Fine Arts 211 where they may be picked up.

Case encourages all those who have winning artwork to attend the Winners’ Show at the Runnymede. Their artwork may be picked up at the end of that show at 8 p.m. or from Fine Arts 211 on April 8 by 5:30 p.m.

For additional information about the art show or the art society, visit the NAS website at, join the club’s Facebook group or fan page or contact Case at or (580) 327-8577. For more information on classes within the visual arts program, contact Kyle Larson, assistant professor of art, at (580) 327-8108 or


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