Current Exhibitions

44th High School Student Art Competition & Martin Brief

Opening reception Friday, January 26 from 6 - 8pm.

Artist Talks & Awards 7:30 pm

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. 

View & Register for Classes

Entrepreneurial Artist Workshop

Developing a Personal Artist Brand and Writing and Artist Statement

Saturday, Jan. 20 10 am - 2pm

This complimentary workshop series is designed to offer professional development training to regional artists. Bryan Langston, of DOT Foods Inc., will guide artists in developing a personal brand. Maggie Strong, of meSTRONG Inc., will share her journey in creating a personal brand. Jennifer Bock-Nelson, local artist, will share a true methodology of writing an artist statement. A complimentary light lunch will be provided for those who pre-register.

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