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!

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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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  • 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
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