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Northern National Art Competition


Chris    Nathan Wilson    Rhinelander, WI


Welcome to the 29th Annual
Northern National Art Competition (NNAC)

September 26 – November 4, 2016

Join artists from across the country in this esteemed national juried competition. This event, featuring works in a variety of mediums, is a cooperative venture of the Northern Arts Council and the Nicolet College Art Gallery.

Opening Reception

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 5 pm
Nicolet College Art Gallery
Northwoods Center
Rhinelander, WI

Tickets: $20 (required in advance)
Tickets available for purchase at Trigs in Rhinelander and Dianes Frame Shoppe

Prizes and Awards

More than $8,500 will be awarded including three $1,000 Awards of Excellence.

Awards are based upon the actual artworks. Shipped work must be at the Nicolet Art Gallery by September 9 with hand delivered work arriving by September 10 and remain for the entire exhibition. All proceeds of sales are assigned to the artist. Awards will be distributed after the close of the show.

Registration in closed.


Artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding focuses primarily on woodcut prints, etchings, artist’s books, drawing, and collage. She is also the founder of Shadow Press and Press 928 in Evanston, Illinois for fine art printing and publishing. Her prints and artists books are displayed in major museum and private collections throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Jeanine’s various awards and residencies include the Illinois Arts Council Award, an Arts Midwest grant, and residencies at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium and Anchor Graphics in Chicago. Jeanine has been teaching in the PrintMedia Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1991. She received her BA degree from the University of Iowa and her MFA from the Universitat der Kunste in Berlin, Germany.

Important Dates for NNAC 2016

July 9
Registration deadline
Postmark deadline for mailing of entries

August 11
Acceptance notification

September 9
Final due date for all accepted work
All shipped work must include a prepaid return label

September 10
Optional hand delivery to Nicolet Art Gallery: 12 – 4 pm

September 24
Opening Reception at Nicolet Art Gallery: 5 pm

November 4
Show closes; return shipping of work within ten days

November 5
Pick up hand-delivered work: 10 am – 2 pm