Exhibition Calendar

Current Exhibits





March 17- May 5, 2017

 

The Mini & Massive Glass Exhibition will feature established and emerging Midwest glass artists creating small-scale and large-scale works that are shrinking or enlarging their subject matter, co-curated by Jennifer Teter and Elizabeth Rankin. Glass artists Jennifer Crescuillo, Carmen Lozar, Katherine Rutecki, and Janusz Walentynowicz will be featured.

 
3rd Annual Students of the Quincy Art Center Exhibits features artwork made by students of all ages who were inspired by the classes and workshops at the Art Center. Open to students who have taken a class or workshop at the Quincy Art Center within the past 3 years. An artist may enter one piece of artwork they have produced in any medium that was made in or inspired by a class, workshop or program. Download 3rd annual students of the art center prospectus
 
Joan's Journey in Watercolor March 17 - April 15, 2017
Joan Cook's artwork features a variety of subjects including landscapes, flowers, and barns. Cook is a member of the12th Street Artists, Great River Watercolor Society, and Quincy Artist Guild. She has studied with numerous artists, some local and others outside the Quincy area. 

Upcoming Exhibits

May 20 - July 7, 2017

Biennial Quad-State Exhibit

The Biennial Quad-State Exhibit is a collection of the best artwork currently produced in the Quad State area: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri. The reception is a wonderful opportunity to gain recognition and connect with other artists and patrons! It is well attended by the community and many artists attend from all four states. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 7- 9 pm with the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wine and appetizers will be served!

The Zodiac II May 20 - June 24, 2017

Prints are twelve etchings made from original drawings by Salvador Dali. They were published by Leon Amiel (New York and Paris) in 1975, in a total edition of 550 examples. They are on loan to the Quincy Art Center through the private collection of Tom Weiss.

July 21 - Aug 25, 2017

The Quincy Art Center’s Permanent Collection holds 400+ artworks by regional and national artists. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and posters are included. The Permanent Collection features portraits, landscapes, and abstract works. Select choices are showcased during this exhibit. It is the largest visual arts collection owned by a non-profit organization in Adams County, IL.

Members of the Quincy Art Center are invited to enter one artwork in the Annual Member’s Show! This exhibit is to express the Art Center’s thanks for the support of its members and present their artistic talent to the Quincy community.

The Quincy Artists’ Guild are all members of the Quincy Art Center and is comprised of artists who reside in and around the Quincy area.  Their works can be found in homes across the United States and Europe.

September 8 - November 2, 2017

Tea Vessel [as] Subject Matter explores the interpretation of a unifying subject matter through multifarious mediums. This group show features the work of Norbert Marszalek, painting, drawing & collage; Doug McGoldrick, photography; and Eugenia Frith Meltzer, ceramics.

Martin Weinstein makes paintings of the landscape and flowers on multiple sheets of acrylic plastic, creating both a startling sense of depth and intriguing disruptions of space and time. His deft renderings of the living world become part of a larger inquiry into impermanence and transformation.

November 17 2017 - January 11, 2018

Reception Friday, November 17
7 - 9 p.m.
 
Mary S. Oakley – Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase is an annual showcase of works by local and area artists that opens every fall at the Quincy Art Center. This exhibition includes entries of original art in all media and is open to artists eighteen years of age and older who live within a 50-mile radius of Quincy.  The Best of Show receives and $1,000 cash prize and local recognition. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artist to receive recognition and showcase their talent to the community. The Lindsay Family, the Oakley Family, and the Oakley – Lindsay Foundation are generously supporting this exhibit this year. 

Satellite Exhibitions

Art Bar @ Hy-Vee on Broadway Market Cafe
Opening Receptions: 1st Wednesday of exhibit from 5:30 -7 p.m.
 
  • January 11 - March 28 Art Bar | Hy-Vee Market Café on Broadway featuring Ann Miller Titus
  • March 29- May 30 Art Bar | Hy-Vee Market Café on Broadway featuring Steve Bohnstedt
  • May 31- July 11 Art Bar | Hy-Vee Market Café on Broadway featuring Linda Buechting

Quincy Medical Group Exhibitions at 1118 Hampshire St. 

  • February 8 - April 4, 2017 Amber Smith Bauer
  • April 5 - June 13, 2017 Q-Fest Artwork
  • June 14 - August 15, 2017 Bonnie Clark

Quincy Art Center Exhibition Application Guidelines


Past Exhibits



This annual competition for High School students features some of the area’s most talented young artists. All of the artwork is original and has been judged on quality.
 
The opening reception/Teen Take Over Night is a time the students and their families can enjoy live music, appetizers, and art by area High School students. Culver Stockton College, Hannibal-LaGrange University, John Wood Community College, Truman State University, University of Missouri, and Quincy University will each have an information table and representatives to answer questions about their art & graphics programs.
Julie D. Nelson January 27 - March 3, 2017
Nelson received both her BFA and MFA degrees in studio art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She spent 30 years in art museum positions, including 20 years as Executive Director and Curator of the Quincy Art Center. After her retirement in fall of 2014, she has returned to studio art and is working in watercolor and pastels. Nelson has exhibited regionally and is in collections throughout the Midwest.

January 27 - March 3, 2017

Priya Kambli: Color Falls Down
Kambli was born in India. She moved to the United States at age 18 carrying her entire life in one suitcase. She received a Masters degree in Photography from the University of Houston. She is currently Professor of Art at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Her photography has always been informed by her experience as a migrant. She will be the judge for the High School competition.

Nov. 18 - Jan. 12, 2017

Reception Friday, November 18
7 - 9 p.m.
 
Mary S. Oakley – Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase is an annual showcase of works by local and area artists that opens every fall at the Quincy Art Center. This exhibition includes entries of original art in all media and is open to artists eighteen years of age and older who live within a 50-mile radius of Quincy.  The Best of Show receives and $1,000 cash prize and local recognition. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artist to receive recognition and showcase their talent to the community. The Lindsay Family, the Oakley Family, and the Oakley – Lindsay Foundation are generously supporting this exhibit this year. 2016 MSOLL Entry Form

November 18 - December 2016

PTA Reflections Revival
Reflections is the National PTA arts program that gets children to be creative! Students can create works of art in any of six different arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Projects can only be submitted through a local unit PTA in good standing. From the local PTA, projects advance through a judging system through council, district, region, state and national levels of the program. 
 
The 2016 theme is What is My Story? Be looking for deadline submission dates in October. 
Find out more information here! 
 

September 30 - November 5, 2016

Fred Jones earned a National Diploma in Design in 1961 from Cardiff College of Art in Wales, Great Britain (his birthplace), plus an Art Teacher’s Diploma from the University of Wales in 1962. In 1965, he earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1970-1971 he attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, completing a Master of Fine Art degree specializing in the print technique of silkscreen.

            Since coming to Illinois in 1968, Jones has won numerous awards in national and regional exhibitions and has been the recipient of six commissions from Illinois Percentage for Art Program for his landscape artworks for public buildings. He has works in various public and private collections in the U.S. and the U.K.

Misty Gamble is an Assistant Professor in the School of Foundation at the Kansas City Art Institute. Before receiving her MFA from San Francisco State University in the visual arts, she worked as an agent, publicist, and event producer in music and the performing arts. She has been widely published and her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally. Misty Gamble’s work is inspired by the human figure and its infinite capacity for communication.

September 9 – October 13, 2016

Yixing Teapots from the Howard Kuo Collection

This exhibition is in conjunction with the Quincy Public Library’s NEA Big Read community events reflecting Chinese culture. This year’s book is "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan.

 Kuo has been collecting Yixing teapots since his youth while living in China and on his many trips back to China. Yixing teapots are traditional Chinese wares, dating back to the 15th century, made from clay produced near Yixing in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. Yixing clay is if fact a mixture of the purple clay (from around Lake Tai), the green clay (from the mountains of Yixing) and red clay. The mixture is still a safely guarded secret. Find out more about the Yixing wares!

The Portrait Invitational will be held in the Elizabeth M. Sinnock Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the Year of Mercy. This exhibition will feature both 2-D and 3-D artwork by established regional and emerging local artists. This collection of work will pay homage to the classical portrait, while showing the imagination of modern day artists.

August 12 - September 17, 2016

Year of Mercy

The Jubilee Year of Mercy Adult Juried Art Exhibition, presented by the Quincy Art Center and the Diocese of Springfield, IL. This Adult competition is national in scope and participants must be 19 years of age or older. It is open to people of all faith communities. Each artist may submit up to two entries for consideration. The application form, photos of artwork, and artist statement must be submitted by Friday, July 15 to the Newman Catholic Center, 500 Roosevelt Ave, Charleston, IL 61920.  A $20 non-refundable entry fee is required per artist. All submitted artwork must explore a theme related to works of Mercy. Work must be original, designed and executed by the submitting artist. Year of Mercy Entry Form & Details 

Year of Mercy Website

Italo Botti (1923 - 2003) was an abstract expressionist painter and founder of the Botti Studio of Architectural Arts Inc., in Evanston, IL. Botti designed and restored religious scenes for many different businesses and churches in the Chicago, IL area. His paintings are on loan to the Art Center from the private collections of the Lich and Daniels Families.         

July 1 August 3, 2016

Members of the Quincy Art Center are invited to enter one artwork in the Annual Member’s Show! This exhibit is to express the Art Center’s thanks for the support of its members and present their artistic talent to the Quincy community.

The Quincy Artists’ Guild are all members of the Quincy Art Center and is comprised of artists who reside in and around the Quincy area.  Their works can be found in homes across the United States and Europe.

May 20 - June 25, 2016

Susan Chrysler White
Susan Chrysler White received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of California in Davis, CA and her BA in Painting from the University of California in Berkeley, CA. Chrysler White is a painter and sculptor who uses volatile Mother Nature and instable global political systems as inspiration. When painting, she uses an additive and subtractive method which results in unique patterns and unexpected conclusions.  Her large scale sculpture pieces are made from Plexiglas and are reminiscent of baroque sculpture and art nouveau.  These fantastic sculptures explore the interplay of light and space which leaves the viewer inspired and awed.  
Linda Mitchell: Truth in Animals
Linda Mitchell’s mixed media paintings and installations are populated by animals, both real and imagined. In these narrative works, the animals often become surrogates for human beings and their emotional lives. The highly textured pieces are made with painted and photographic images, fabric, wood, glass, and found objects. By working intuitively, the artist layers materials and images, leading the viewer through dream-like scenarios.
March 18 - May 7, 2016
This annual competition for High School students features some of the area’s most talented young artists. All of the artwork is original and has been judged on quality.
 
Friday, March 18, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Teen Take Over Night is a time the students and their families can enjoy live music by Kori Kay Obert & Claudia Beebe, appetizers, and art by area High School students. Culver Stockton College, Hannibal-LaGrange University, John Wood Community College, Truman State University, University of Missouri, and Quincy University will each have an information table and representatives to answer questions about their art & graphics programs.
 
March 18 - May 7, 2016
 
Jo Stealey’s The Forest, will be in the Elizabeth M. Sinnock Gallery and features fiber and found objects. Stealey is the chair of the Art Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia and will be the judge for the High School Art Competition. The opening reception will take place during the Teen Take Over Night on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Jan. 29 - Mar. 5, 2016
2nd Annual Students of the Quincy Art Center Exhibits
Open to students of all ages who have taken a class or workshop at the Quincy Art Center within the past 3 years. An artist may enter one piece of artwork they have produced in any medium that was made in or inspired by a class, workshop, or program. 2nd Annual Students of the Art Center Exhibit Entry Form
Jan. 29 - Mar. 5, 2016
Making Their Mark: Illinois Women Artists, 1940-1960
This exhibition explores a period in Illinois art history, with special emphasis on Chicago that is rarely studied, through artworks that are often overlooked. It focuses on the creative work of women artists during the 1940s and 1950s, while placing them within the historical and social contexts of their time. The art created by these women is highly personal, subjective, and occasionally visionary or politically charged in ways that both resonate with the familiar currents of Chicago modernism and offer new dimensions to that story. Making Their Mark: Illinois Women Artists, 1940-1960 will consist of approximately sixty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by forty artists. 
Jan. 29 - Mar. 5, 2016
Local Spotlight: Larry Siwek
Jack. W. Boge Library
Friday, February 12 from 6 - 10 p.m.
Nov. 21 - Jan. 16, 2016
Mary S. Oakley – Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase is an annual showcase of works by local and area artists that opens every fall at the Quincy Art Center. This exhibition includes entries of original art in all media and is open to artists eighteen years of age and older who live within a 50-mile radius of Quincy.  The Best of Show receives and $1,000 cash prize and local recognition. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artist to receive recognition and showcase their talent to the community. The Lindsay Family, the Oakley Family, and the Oakley – Lindsay Foundation are generously supporting this exhibit this year.
Nov 21 – Dec 30, 2015
PTA Reflections Revival
Reflections is the National PTA arts program that gets children to be creative! The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is "Let Your Imagination Fly." Students can create works of art in any of six different arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Projects can only be submitted through a local unit PTA in good standing. From the local PTA, projects advance through a judging system through council, district, region, state and national levels of the program.

Oct. 2 - Nov. 4, 2015

Member & Artist Guild Exhibit

Permanent Collection Choices featuring David Driesbach

Howard Kuo

 

July 18 - Sept. 19, 2015

Quad State Competition

 

March 20 – May 9, 2015

41st High School Student Art Competition

Patrick: Works on Paper 

 

Jan. 30 - March 7, 2015

Fritzi Morrison: Watercolors

Mary S. Oakley- Lee Lindsay Artists Showcase

 
March 20 – May 9, 2015
41st High School Student Art Competition
Patrick : Works on Paper 
Jan. 30 - March 7, 2015
Fritzi Morrison: Watercolors
Mary S. Oakley- Lee Lindsay Artists Showcase
 
Nov. 21 - Jan. 18, 2015
Mary S. Oakley-Lee lindsay Artist Showcase
 
Oct. 3 - Nov. 9
Catherine Howe: Paintings
Katie Kahn:Art Between the Lines
 
Aug 15 -Sept. 21, 2014
Louis Kames:Sacred Grove
Jerry Bleem: Fabricated Ideals
Ashley Nason: The Fragility of Nature
 
July 11- Aug. 3, 2014
5th Annual Members Exhibit
Quincy Artist Guild Exhibit
 
May 23 - June 29, 2014
40th Annual High School Student Art Competition
Jerry Bleem: Fabricated Ideals
Mark Rospenda: Unbreakable