CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking entries for its 24th-annual art competition, "Art About Agriculture Tour 2006: Designing from Nature."

Submissions should focus on nature, agriculture and natural resources, said Shelley Curtis, curator of the annual tour.

The competition is open to artists living in Alaska, British Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Student artwork is not eligible. All media in the visual fine arts and traditional crafts will be considered.

The Art About Ag Tour 2006 prospectus is available by sending a postcard with your name and mailing address to: Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University, 127 Strand Agriculture Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-2213. It also is available online at or by e-mail,

Entries must be mailed with a postmark dated no later than Friday, Dec. 6.

Tour 2006 exhibit hosts include OSU's Giustina Art Gallery in Corvallis; the Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, Wash., The High Desert Museum, Bend; and other possible locations, to be announced.

Three jurors will select artwork for Tour 2006 and will grant more than $4,000 in purchase and honor awards. Jurors include painter Sally Cleveland from Portland; Richard Helmick, professor emeritus of design at the University of Missouri, now from Corvallis; and Conrad J. "Bud" Weiser, professor emeritus of horticulture at OSU and former dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, also of Corvallis.

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Shelley Curtis, 541-737- 5534