Northern Illinois Regional Art Exhibition
All information for this event is being finalized. Please monitor your email for updates!
Formerly known as the Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) and General Exhibition.
The Northern Exhibition is one of Illinois’ largest and most influential student art exhibitions. This truly unique show celebrates artistic achievement and provides talented young artists with opportunities to showcase their artwork and compete at a state level.
Student artwork will be judged by category and prizes will be awarded for the top entries in each of the 8 categories: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Design, Mixed Media, Ceramics, Sculpture, and also Time Arts.
Why should students participate in this show?
Artwork is displayed in a designed virtual art gallery for 2020 with public access to thousands of people!
Opportunities for awards and prizes
Connect with College Representatives from wonderful arts programs across the country
Test out new arts materials and techniques with vendors and connect with arts and creative companies
Network with hundreds of talented student artists from dozens of schools and districts in Illinois
Gain recognition through exposure to thousands of guests and patrons of the arts
How is the show being altered for the 2021 exhibition series? (subject to changes)
The 2021 show will include the same award recognitions as past years
The submission process will be the same, but the judging process will be conducted virtually.
Awards will be presented virtually to students in some way over a 2-week period in Late-March 2021
Artwork Submission, Selection, and Notification Process
Preparing Artwork for the Exhibition and e-Delivery
Exhibition Day, Reception, and Awards Information
Show Takedown & Artwork Pickup
Since the exhibition will be conducted virtually in 2021, no artwork will be taken down or be needing pickup.
Click here for the Full List of Dates and Deadlines
The timeline and list of deadlines are TBD. When posted, social media postings and emails will be sent out to notify of updates.
Northern Exhibition Information Packet
This information packet includes more detailed information and all the links to apply and submit artwork for review
3rd Friday Information
College Fair and Vendor Expo
The College Fair and Vendor Expo are being evaluated for inclusion in the 2021 event series. If possible, virtual events will be provided. In any event, this information is TBD and will be announced via social media and emails with teachers.