Save the Date! The 88th Annual Beaux Arts Ball will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 7 - 11 p.m.
2018 Beaux Arts Ball
Even though the Beaux Arts Ball is months away, young ladies have already started to volunteer and sell tickets! At May’s Beaux Arts Ball Tea, candidates learned about volunteer opportunities and how the Ball supports all of the Art Center’s programs. Then the Senior candidates had a special treat of painting pottery in our studio!
Meet the 2018 Queen candidates: Alpha Cepeda, Sofia Fernandez, Payden Frese, Anna Gabel, Maacah Heberlein, Skylar Heinze, Kendall Herman, Samantha Lynch, Cameron Phipps, Emma Staff, Abigail Stratman, Haley Young, Sophia Soltwedel, Kayla McElroy, Abby Haugh, Mikayla Kennedy, Anika Jackson, and Hattie Kurk.
2017 Beaux Arts Ball
Brenna Phillips, the daughter of Scott and Cindy Phillips, won the crown after a year of work to support the Quincy Art Center.
"It feels good to have the hard work pay off. It's very rewarding," said Phillips, a senior at Quincy Notre Dame. "My niece is very into the arts right now. It's neat to fund a facility that helps her create things she loves to do, and it's very important to me to help keep those doors open." See full article
Special Maids First special maid was Emma Rose Schlepphorst, daughter of Dr. John and Tracy Schlepphorst. Second special maid was Molly Kathryn Kim, daughter of Suzan and the late Dr. Hoon Kim. Third special maid was Natalia Joy Fasano, daughter of Bryan and Debbie Fasano, and fourth special maid was Grace Suzanne Crickard, daughter of George and Maureen Crickard.Congratulations!
While the queen and the four special maids are determined by who sells the most tickets, volunteer efforts are also recognized. Sophia Marcolla, daughter of Richard and Lora Marcolla, won the Beaux Arts Ball Young Woman of Achievement Award. The award, a symbol of the importance of community service, is given to honor the founding women of the Quincy Art Center and is given annually to the participant who has compiled the most hours of volunteer work at the Art Center. (Left)
Special thanks to the 2017 Major Sponsors!
Major sponsors for the ball are Gardner Denver, Kohl Wholesale, Quincy Medical Group, Quincy Recycle, Refreshment Services Pepsi, and Sturhahn Jewelers, Wellman Florist, The Herald-Whig, and WGEM-TV.
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The Beaux Arts Ball is a Quincy tradition that helps fund the Quincy Art Center’s exhibitions and educational programs.
Any sophomore, junior, or senior girl can participate in the Beaux Arts Ball. If you have been invited, consider it an honor as we try to involve young men and women that are already active and making a difference in our community. By taking part, you are continuing a Quincy tradition!
It is It is always held in late December around Christmas. In recent years, it has been at the Oakley Lindsay Center.
2016 Young Women of Achievement Award Winner
"My time volunteering at the Quincy Art Center has been nothing short of wonderful. I have loved getting to know all of the excellent staff there. They are such a joy to work with. I've also loved the vast amount opportunities I've had in the past 3 years. I've gotten the chance to work with so many kids and help them grow a love of art. I've been able to help start new projects such as a historical record of all the Art Center's events. It has been such a pleasure to spend my time at the Art Center. I can't wait to continue my volunteer work there and to continue to make positive changes in our arts community." -Anna Signe Mugerditchian
Young Women of Achievement Award
On January 23, 1923, a group of Quincy women created the Quincy Art Club. Their goal was “to foster the aesthetic needs of Quincy and develop among her citizens an appreciation of Art in its broad and universal sense as applied to life.” Today, the Quincy Art Center’s mission is to educate the public by promoting the growth and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and programs. The Art Center is supported in part by membership fees, contributions, grants and proceeds from fundraising events, the most notable of which is the annual Beaux Arts Ball.
It seems most fitting that an organization founded by women is today funded, in part, by the efforts of young women volunteering their time to raise monies through participation in the Beaux Arts Ball. In an effort to recognize not only the fundraising abilities of the queen candidates, the Beaux Arts Ball Commission has decided to implement an award based upon volunteer efforts. The Woman of Achievement Award will be presented during the Beaux Arts Ball Coronation and will be awarded to the young lady who has taken the additional initiative and has accumulated the most volunteer hours at the Quincy Art Center.
Time spent soliciting donations for the Quincy Art Center will not be included in the minimum time requirement. This community service opportunity will be available to all women participating in the Beaux Arts Ball (sophomore, junior and senior girls). Hours will accumulate beginning in the sophomore year. Time sheets will be kept by the Quincy Art Center and tallied on the last business day before the Ball. This opportunity is not mandatory.
Due to the limited seating capacity and increased volume of patrons at the Beaux Arts Ball, the Quincy Art Center will offer reserved tables of eight at a cost of $100 per table. Reserved tables include a food tray. Open seating is available but tables must be reserved. Reserved tables do not include admission to the ball. Table reservations count towards Queen candidates overall fundraising totals. Please contact as Queen candidate to reserve a table!