ArtifactsThe alumni newsletter of the Northern Illinois University School of Art and Design
Jack Arends Hall 50th Anniversary Events
Jack Olson Gallery
September 4 to October 19
Golden: SoAD Arends Hall 50th Anniversary Juried Alumni Exhibition
Juror: Dan Silverstein, Associate Director of Exhibitions and Collections Logistics Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston (BFA 1991)
Annette and Jerry Johns Student Art Gallery
August 27 to October 19
Alumni Open Mail Art Show
Jack Arends Hall Visual Arts Building Second Floor West Hallway North Display Cases
September 4 to October 19
Join us for a reception for all three exhibitions, Thursday, September 20, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Jack Arends Hall
Several works from all three exhibitions have been generously made available by participating alumni artists for inclusion in a silent auction with all proceeds benefitting the School of Art and Design scholarship fund. Auction concludes at end of exhibitions. Winning bids to be paid cash or check and works picked up at Olson Gallery upon receipt of payment. For winning bidders not able to pick up at gallery, a flat $50 handling fee will cover packing and shipping costs.
Exhibition Awards for the Juried Show will have been determined prior to the reception.
Kerry Freedman wins Lowenfeld Award
Kerry Freedman, Professor of Art Education has received the Lowenfeld Award, the most significant award in the industry.
Mary Quinlan receives National Science Foundation grant
Mary Quinlan, Professor of Art History has received a major grant from the National Science Foundation to support her research into 16th century iconoclasms.
Jessica Labatte's work featured at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art
The exhibition “Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography” at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and it featured two works from Instructor of Photography Jessica Labatte.
Catherine Raymond awarded grant for glass research
Catherine Raymond, Professor of Art History and Director of the NIU Center for Burma Studies, has bee awarded a Rakow Grant for Glass Research from the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY.
Graduate Faculty Award
Michael Barnes selected for Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
Professor Michael Barnes has been selected a recipient of the 2017-2018 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award.
Kinga Wojciaczyk receives School of Art and Design Dean's Award
Kinga Wojciaczyk, BFA in Photography ’18, is this year’s recipient of the 2018 NIU School of Art and Design Dean’s Award. The award winner is selected by a vote of the faculty of the School of Art and Design.
First generation college graduate John Siblik
1988 School of Art and Design graduate John Siblik was a first-generation college student, and he went on to start a successful art practice, have a more than 20 year long career in arts higher education and is currently the director of the school he graduated from.
In the community
Sycamore Light Show featured work from NIU School of Art and Design students
For the second straight year, the Sycamore Depot Light Show featured the artwork of NIU School of Art and Design students.
Heriberto is an MFA student in Fiber Arts from Aurora, Ill.
Zeinab is an MFA student in printmaking from Dearborn, Mich.