High School Invitational Exhibition

Abstract color pencil artwork by Alexis Estrada.

November 7–19, 2022 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.

View 2021 Virtual Gallery


  • Artwork will be on view in the Jack Olson Gallery Nov. 7-19, 2022.
  • Artwork will need to be picked up on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. from the Jack Olson Gallery.
  • Artwork will also be showcased on NIU School of Art and Design social media channels, leading up to the closing ceremony.

Closing Reception and Award Presentation – Saturday, Nov. 19

  • Open House: Student workshops will be available from 1-3 p.m. Workshop selection will be forthcoming.
  • Closing Awards Ceremony: held from 3-4 p.m.


Workshops are open to any current high school student. Space is limited and is first come first serve. No pre-registration is required. All students must check in at the second-floor entrances by 1 p.m. Supplies will be provided.

Time Activity
12:30-1 p.m. Check-in
1-2 p.m. Printmaking workshop or Art Education panel
2-3 p.m. Photo studio demo or Life casting workshop
2-3 p.m. Admissions presentation for parents and guardians


If you have questions, please contact Alex Dawe at art-exhibitions@niu.edu.