By NATALIE SACKET
“A University without the Arts has no soul,” said Northwestern President Janet Cunningham.
Northwestern supports this ideal with numerous arts endeavors throughout the campus. One such event is rapidly approaching, as the NWOSU Art Society prepares for the 12th Annual NAS Art Show.
The NAS Art Show will begin March 8 and art works will be presented until March 28. All works will be displayed in the Northwestern Alva campus library.
Entrants for the Art Show turn in an entry form by Feb. 25. Actual art pieces will be due on March 4.
The Art Show is open to nearly every medium, whether photography, painting, sketching, or other. The show also serves as a form of competition, with both monetary and ribbon prizes. There will be a first, second and third-place place winner for each category. The first-place winners from each category will compete for a division award. From that point, pieces will be in competition for the Best of Show award. Student work will be ranked separately, as only student competitors will be awarded monetary prizes; however, Northwestern faculty, staff, retired employees, and alumni have the opportunity to enter work as well. The only award that non-students can win prize money for is Best of Show. Viewers of the works will have the opportunity to vote for Best of Show.
The monetary prizes will be $2, $5, and $15 for third, second and first places, respectively; $50 for division winner; $50 for People’s Choice; and $75 for Best of Show.
Each winner of a category will have their winning work displayed at a winner’s show. That will take place April 3 at the Downtown Alva Mall.
Angela Case, Northwestern Art Society Advisor, encourages all to submit works. “We want to encourage people to be creative, and to use that creativity they already have. We think that by doing this, we are encouraging others to be active in creativity and art. I would love it if we had to find a way to display more art because we had so many entries!”
Entry forms can be found at www.nwosu.edu/