High School Invitational Exhibition

Abstract color pencil artwork by Alexis Estrada.

Nov. 5–21, 2020 Northern Illinois University, School of Art and Design, Jack Olson Gallery

This exhibition of high school artwork produced by students in the northern Illinois region is sponsored by the NIU School of Art and Design Awards made available by Blick Art Materials.

Online Exhibition

  • All artwork will be viewed in an online gallery, shared with art teachers and students, from Nov. 5–21, 2020.
  • Artwork will also be showcased on NIU School of Art and Design social media channels, leading up to the closing ceremony.

View Online Gallery

Closing Reception and Award Presentation

  • The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, as a Facebook Live event. Check out the Jack Olson Gallery Facebook page.
  • The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. As a reminder, you may need to refresh the webpage if the video is not viewable.

Art and Design Virtual Open House Schedule 

The Virtual Open House will take place via Zoom on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.

Time Activity
12:30 p.m. Introductions and Art Scholarship information
1 p.m. Session 1
  • Building dynamic lessons for the art education classroom
  • Illustration at NIU: from classroom to professional
  • How to do art history (and why it is important)
2 p.m. Session 2
  • Art education student experience
  • Design at NIU
  • Printmaking at NIU
  • Technology in the art education classroom

Register Today 

Contact Us

Jennifer Kaye

Entry Form Submission

The online entry form deadline has now passed.