Call To Artists!

2018 Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artists Showcase

The Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase is open to artists 18 years of age and older living within a 50-mile radius of Quincy. Artists belonging to the Quincy Artist Guild and the Great River Watercolor Society living outside that region are also eligible to enter. Artists may enter work in any medium. All works must be original. All works must have been completed within the last three years (nothing before November 2015) and must not have been previously exhibited at the Art Center or their satellite exhibit spaces: Art Bar, located at the Hy-Vee Market Cafe & Bar on Broadway, Quincy Medical Group Gastroenterology Center at 1118 Hampshire St., and the Quincy Regional Airport.

Each artist may submit up to three works. There is a $15 entry fee per artwork. Members receive a $5 discount per artwork. Only works hand-delivered to the Art Center by November 6 at 4 p.m. will be eligible for judging. Works must fit through a standard double doorway.


Saturday, Nov. 3 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 5 | 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pick-up of non-accepted works

Monday, Nov. 12 | 9 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 13 & 14 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Juror Laura Bigger, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking, Tenure-Track, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO.

View complete Prospectus & Entry Form


Art Education: Summer Programs!

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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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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