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2013 Best of Show Winner

Pershing Square, Los Angeles [detail] by Elizabeth Patterson

The National Weather Center Biennale

NWCB Opening Reception Photo

The National Weather Center Biennale is the first exhibition of its kind - an international juried exhibition presenting: Art's Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience. The 2015 exhibition is sponsored by the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, and the Norman Arts Council.

Call for entries has now closed. We are currently evaluating all submitted pieces to determine which works will be included in the final exhibition.

In conjunction with Earth Day 2015, the exhibition opens on Sunday, April 19 and closes Sunday, June 14, 2015.

Cash prizes are awarded in the following categories:

Best in Show - $10,000
Best of Painting - $5,000
Best of Photography - $5,000
Best of Works on Paper - $5,000

All prize recipients agree to exhibit their work at the National Weather Center and include their work in the exhibition catalogue.


NWCB Deadline Extended


The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us! We decided to extended the Call for Entries deadline to better accommodate holiday schedules.

Entries are now due before Friday, Dec. 19 at midnight CST.

Click here to submit your entry!

Mel Chin Photo


The National Weather Center Biennale is excited to announce that Houston conceptual artist Mel Chin will serve as the 2015 guest juror! Read more about Mr. Chin here.

RedBud Award Photo

The inaugural National Weather Center Biennale won a 2014 Oklahoma RedBud Award! Read here for more information. Congratulations to everyone who helped make it a success!


About the Venue

National Weather Center Photo

The exhibition will be staged in the National Weather Center. Completed in 2006, the 244,000-square-foot NWC building is the anchor of a unique research and learning community including the nation's largest academic meteorology program, several National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research, operations and support organizations, and more than a half dozen private weather and weather technology-related companies - all located within a few hundred yards of each other on the University of Oklahoma's Research Campus. The central space for the exhibition will be the dramatic 9,600-square-foot atrium with gallery lighting and full security.

Admission is free to the public.

Visiting hours:
Mon-Thu – 10 a.m-5 p.m.
Fri – 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun – 12-5 p.m.

Guests will need to present a photo ID to gain entry to the exhibition.

Image Credit:

Elizabeth Patterson
Los Angeles, California
Pershing Square, Los Angeles [detail]
Colored pencil and solvent on Bristol vellum