CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences has opened its 26th annual art competition, Art About Agriculture, for entries. This year's theme is "The Nick of Time."

The annual OSU competition is seeking art submissions that focus on the passage of time, day by day, season by season, or year by year – each inspired by Pacific Northwest agriculture, explained Shelley Curtis, curator of OSU's annual Art about Agriculture Tour.

"Time influences both artists and agriculturists in the way they work,” Curtis said. “The essence of time is elemental to both.”

This annual regional juried competition is open to all fine arts and traditional crafts media. Artists living in Alaska, British Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington may enter work. Student artwork completed while enrolled in an educational curriculum is not eligible.

The Art About Ag Tour 2008 prospectus is available on line at:

To request a printed prospectus, send an e-mail inquiry to: or mail a postcard request with your name and mailing address to: Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University, 127 Strand Agriculture Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-2213.

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Shelley Curtis,