Community College Student and Faculty Invitational Exhibition

Painting artwork title Arcadius' Ocean by April White

February 2-23, 2022, Northern Illinois University, School of Art and Design

Entry Deadline: January 26, 2022

Community College Student Exhibition will be held virtually: https://artsbabs.niu.edu/ 
Community College Student Exhibition will be a juried exhibition (juror TBA)

Community College Faculty Exhibition will be held in the Annette and Jerry Johns Gallery in Jack Arends Hall.

This show is devised to promote NIU’s art program to prospective transfer students as well as provide a networking opportunity for art education professionals from NIU and Illinois community colleges.  Community college art faculty from across Illinois are invited to submit artwork for the event.  Works will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis till maximum capacity for the exhibition is reached.

If you have any questions, contact John Siblik at art-exhibitions@niu.edu, 815-753-5223, jsiblik@niu.edu

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NIU grad and Kishwaukee College transfer Jamiah Calvin at Vertical Project Gallery in Chicago. 
"Nothing was ever the same again" • September 25-October 24, 2021.
Calvin graduated from NIU with a BFA in Painting. He was featured at Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in 2020, painted at Blackout Walls Mural Festival in Detroit, Mich., August 2021 and has exhibited in group shows across Chicagoland.

Entries

Entry is open to current Illinois community college art students and faculty.

If you have any questions, please contact John Siblik at art-exhibitions@niu.edu or 815-753-5223.

Qualifications

  • Art students and faculty submitting artwork must be from community colleges within Illinois.
  • Only artwork completed after Jan. 1, 2021 is eligible.
  • All media will be accepted including design, photography, new media and traditional 2D and 3D artworks.
  • Faculty artwork must be ready to hang or display.
    • Size limit for 2D artwork is 48" x 96". 
    • Size limit for 3D artwork is 3' x 3' x 6'. 
  • Faculty artwork that does not meet these criteria will not be exhibited. Each artist will be required to sign a loan agreement PDF.

 

Entry Form Submission

The online entry form deadline is January 26, 2022.

Entry Form

Face to Face Reception for Students and Faculty

Reception, February 21, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Annette and Jerry Johns Gallery, Jack Arends Hall, NIU

Students register for NIU Preview Day - February 21, 2022

Virtual Student Reception

The virtual reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., February 23, 2022. A link will be sent to participating students and faculty as we approach that date.

 

Entry

  • Each student applicant may submit up to two artworks. Each faculty member may submit one image due to space limitations in the Annette and Jerry Johns Art Gallery in Jack Arends Hall.
    • You must include a digital image in .jpeg or .pdf format 1900px by 1080px 300 dpi image size and identify the title, size and medium of each artwork.
    • The digital image uploaded on the entry form is to be a single image used for the virtual exhibit.
  • There is no fee for submission.

The entry form deadline is January 26, 2022.

 

Entry Form Submission

The online entry form deadline is January 26, 2022.

Entry Form

Delivery of artwork by faculty for Faculty Invitational

Faculty must deliver their artwork to arrive by:

  • January 27-29, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Please deliver or drop off artwork to:
Northern Illinois University
School of Art and Design
Jack Arends Hall, Room 216
330 Gilbert Ave.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Attn: Community College Art Exhibition

Faculty artwork pick-up

February 24 and 25, 2022
Between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Please contact John Siblik at art-exhibitions@niu.edu if other arrangements are required.

Responsibility for artwork

All reasonable care will be given to artwork. The NIU School of Art and Design is not responsnible for any damages or loss that may occur while the work is on the premises.

Contact Us

John Siblik
Associate Professor of Art
Coordinator, B.A. and B.S. in Art
School of Art and Design
Jack Arends Building 
art-exhibitions@niu.edu
815-753-5223