Winners have been announced for the Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College.
The 26 winning works chosen by the judge hail from 17 states, and five are from Wisconsin. The winners will take home a total of $8500 in prize money. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski met with competition judge and visual artist James Pace to hear about his selection process for the exhibition.
Prize-winning works and the rest of the nearly 90 pieces in the juried exhibition will be on display at the Nicolet College gallery through September 6th.
School of the Arts Rhinelander is still underway; it wraps up on Wednesday. The five-day art school for adults takes place at the James Williams middle school, where the cafeteria and dozens of classrooms undergo a big changeover – practically overnight. School of the Arts Facilities Manager Beth Bloom says it’s not an easy task. She hires a team of 9 high school students to help with the shuffle.
Tuesday night marks the opening of the Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College.
The exhibition features 86 works from around the country. Visual artist James Pace selected the pieces. At the opening reception Pace will speak about why he chose the works he did, and announce the winning recipients of $8500 in total prize money. Pace says the selections in the show represent a wide variety of media, styles and subjects.
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The National Northern Art Show is opening next week at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.
When I headed over to talk to the gallery director at Nicolet College, I found Katy Ralph busy organizing the nearly 90 works of art in this year’s show.
“This is the biggest event of my year, and I look forward to it always. With the help of a team of volunteers we unpack all the work that comes in, but then it’s up to me to take it around and around and around in the gallery, until I find the best solution to this puzzle that I can come up with.”