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Northern National Art Competition

Near Bantry Ireland

Near Bantry, Ireland - plein air oil - Jan Norsetter, Verona, WI
2016 Award of Excellence


Welcome to the 30th Annual
Northern National Art Competition (NNAC)

September 18 – October 20, 2017

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 16, 2017 at 5 pm
Nicolet College Art Gallery
Northwoods Center
Rhinelander, WI

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 College Art Gallery by September 1. Hand delivered work is due on September 2. Work must remain for the entire exhibition. All proceeds of sales are assigned to the artist. Awards will be distributed after the close of the show.

Juror/Judge: Gary Freeburg

Gary Freeburg is a professor of art and the director of the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art at James Madison University. He was previously a professor of art at the University of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula College, where he also served as the curator of the campus art gallery that now bears his name. Freeburg has worked with renowned photographers and educators including Ansel Adams, Oliver Gagliani, and John Schultz. His photographs have been exhibited nationally and have appeared in several publications. His wilderness photography is also the subject of the documentary film “An Artist's Journey to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.” Freeburg holds three degrees in photography including an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa.

Important Dates for NNAC 2017

June 20
Registration deadline
Postmark deadline for mailing of entries

August 4
Acceptance notification

September 1
Final due date for all accepted work
All shipped work must include a prepaid return label

September 2
Optional hand delivery to Nicolet Art Gallery: 10 am – 4 pm

September 16
Opening Reception at Nicolet College Art Gallery: 5 pm

October 20
Show closes; Work will be shipped back within ten days.

October 21
Pick up hand delivered work: 10 am – 4 pm