Jack Arends Hall 50th Anniversary
All Alumni Open Exhibit and Mail Art Show
August 24 - October 19, 2018

Call for Entry


Open to all alumni of the NIU School of Art and Design (SoAD), also previously known as NIU School of Art and NIU Art Department.

Entry Specifications

  • One piece of artwork of media in 2D and 3D forms will be accepted.
  • All work for the Mail Art Show must fit and be delivered inside a USPS Flat Rate Priority Box.
  • All work must have been completed post 2015.

The call for entry submission deadline has passed.

Shipping/Delivery of Work

Artists are responsible for all costs related to round-trip mailing/delivery.

All work must be sent/delivered in a USPS flat rate priority box. Place an envelope with return postage, check or money order for the amount of return shipping and a return address label in the box with the artwork. Please have your name and title neatly labeled on back. Any work that is not framed will be hung using pins or clips.

Mailing Address

Jack Arends Hall 50th Anniversary Alumni Mail Art Show
c/o Justin Bitner
School of Art And Design
Jack Arends Hall 216
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

For hand delivered work see important dates and deadlines.

Important Dates and Deadlines

August 24 Exhibition opens
September 20, 5-8 p.m. Reception
October 19 Exhibition closes
October 25-30 Return Shippping
October 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pick up of hand-delivered work
October 27, 10 a.m.-noon Pick up of hand-delivered work


The NIU School of Art and Design and the Jack Olson Gallery reserves the right to photograph and reproduce all artworks accepted for this exhibition, or use uploaded visuals, regardless of copyright, for educational and/or publicity purposes.

Silent Auction

The School of Art and Design is inviting its alumni to donate their accepted works to a silent auction to raise scholarship funds for the school. Donated works not sold during the auction will become part of the School of Art and Design study collection.

Please do not include return postage if you are donating your work to the silent auction.