Current Exhibitions

44th High School Student Art Competition & Martin Brief

January 26 - March 2 ,2018

This annual competition for High School students features some of the area’s most talented young artists. This exhibit features students in grades 9-12 from schools within a fifty-mile radius of Quincy, IL.  The opening reception and Teen Take Over Night is a time the students and their families can enjoy live music, appetizers, and art by area High School students. Area colleges will each have an information table and representatives to answer questions about their art & graphics programs.


Martin Brief is the Associate Professor of Studio Art at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, MO. Brief received his Master of Fine Arts at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL and is the judge for the High School Art Competition. His drawings explore the meaning of words and how humans interpret and assign meaning to various texts.

 Galleries are open regularly Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Art Education: Classes & Workshops

The Quincy Art Center's classes are a great way to learn, express yourself, get messy while creating, and meet other students with mutual interests!

Full youth scholarships are awarded based on need. Students enrolled in free/reduced lunch programs are eligible, or recommendations from teachers or administrators are also accepted. Please contact the Art Center for more information or to see if your child qualifies. 

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Become a Member today!

The Art Center is your community’s center for:

  • Year-round classes and workshops for children and adults of all ages in a variety of subjects and media
  • Free art activities and outreach offered at community fairs and local events
  • Exhibitions provided support and recognition for emerging and established artists
  • Gallery talks, receptions, tours and other engaging art events 

Members at all levels receive these benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission
  • Opportunity to show artwork in the Annual Members Exhibit
  • Individual Artist receive a listing in the Member Artists Directory
  • Invitations to all exhibitions, fundraisers, & special events
  • Early bird class registration
  • 10% discount on all artwork
  • Discount at the Rosewood Custom Framing
  • Special E-mail coupons

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