Call for Entry – Stories from My Childhood

Northern Illinois University Art Museum

Entry Deadline: Aug. 20

NIU Art Museum, Altgeld 116, Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL 60115
PHONE (815) 753-1936

Stories from My Childhood
November 29, 2022 – February 17, 2023 (Closed for University Winter Break)

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum is seeking artists to encapsulate and share a story of a transformative or impactful event from their childhood via an original work of art and accompanying text. Event should be from pre-teen years.

The NIU Art Museum is currently accepting submissions in all media. This call is open to all artists in the United States 18 years of age or older. Up to 25% of a piece of artwork may have been produced by the artist as a child.

Works will be selected from a national call for entry by NIU Art Museum staff members and the museum’s Exhibition Advisory Committee. $2,000 in total prize money including $1,000 Best of Show from an anonymous donor will be awarded.
Deadline for entries: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, September 30, 2022.

Additional information and Call for Entry Application can be found by visiting our website:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 815-753-1936

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