45th Annual High School Art Competition

January 25 - March 1, 2019 

Featuring High School students grades 9-12 and High School Art Teachers from schools within a fifty-mile radius of Quincy, Illinois.

Opening Reception: TEEN TAKE OVER NIGHT Friday, January 25, 2019

6 - 8 p.m. ART, FOOD, LIVE MUSIC | Award Ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.


$500 Best of Show
$300 2nd Place
$150 3rd Place
$100 Merit Award (2)
$50 Great River Watercolor Society Award (2), *can be
combined with other awards
$50 Honorable Mention Award (3)
$25 Quincy Artist Guild Award (3)


Ann Coddington, Professor of Art at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.

Ann Coddington Made & Found (pictured above) on display January 25 - March 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2019 6 - 8 p.m. | Artist Talk beginning at 7:30 p.m.

These Exhibits have been generously underwritten by Jim & Jil Walker Tracy Fund through the Community Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Ron Vecchie, Signe Oakley, Moellring & Ambler Attorneys at Law, George and Mary Meyer, Great River Watercolor Society, United Community Credit Union, Debra Scoggin-Myers, Gary & Sue Ann Winking, Robert Mejer & Sue Archambo, Quincy Artist Guild, and Zoup!

Winter weather closings and cancellations:

The Art Center will still run classes for 4th - 8th Grade Srt Club and Adult Beginning Wheel Throwing for Thursday, February 7.

Check here for updates on weather related closings and cancellations, as well as, Facebook and Instagram. Students enrolled in classes attended at the Art Center will be notified by email of  cancellations and rescheduling.

Enrolled in a class an not getting emails? Email our Director of Education, Kayla Obert, at kobert@quincyartcenter.org.

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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
  • Special E-mail coupons

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