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April 25, 2019

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Entries sought for Northern National Art Competition

Artists from throughout the Northwoods and across the country are invited to submit original pieces for the 32nd annual Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College.

The juried competition, sponsored by Nicolet and the Northern Arts Council, features more than $8,500 in prize money raised through generous donations from community members and entry fees, organizers said in a press release. Prizes include three $1,000 Awards of Excellence.

"This is one of the premiere art exhibits in Wisconsin," Nicolet College community cultural program director Melinda Childs said. "It's exciting to see works from area artists accepted into the show alongside the work of artists from coast to coast."

The competition is open to all artists 18 years or older who are U.S. residents. Submitted pieces can be in any medium, but they must be original, recently completed, and designed to hang on a wall.

Entry fee is $35 for up to two pieces of art. The deadline to submit entries is June 15. More details about the entry process, along with the online registration form, are at

nnac. Entry forms will also be available at the Nicolet College Art Gallery in the Northwoods Center and outside of the Nicolet College Theatre in the Lakeside Center.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Art Gallery in the Northwoods Center on the Nicolet Campus. The exhibit will run through Friday, Nov. 15.

Judge for this year's event is Scott Stulen, director and president of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla. He's also an artist, writer, curator, programmer and DJ. Previously he was the first curator of audience experiences and performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), director of the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers, project director of at the Walker Art Center and associate curator at the Rochester Art Center in Minnesota.

He has created and curated innovative exhibitions and programming including the ARTx program at the IMA, first Internet Cat Video Festival, Community Supported Art (CSA), Artist Designed Mini Golf, and the Walker Art Center's Open Field initiative.

At the Philbrook Museum of Art he is creating a model for the museum of the future through immersive and accessible experiences, relevant community engagement and radical openness.

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