Juried national art competition open to artists living in the U.S. who are 18 or older and working in any 2-D (or wall-hangable 3-D) media. Work must be original and recent. More than $8,500 in prize money -- Three $1,000 awards of excellence. Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander, Wis. Prospectus available by mail or email, or from the website. Opening reception: 7/23/12 Judge: James R. Pace; artist and professor of art at the University of Texas at Tyler.