Biennial Quad-State Exhibit

Best of Show-$1,500 to Gary Beaumont of Champaign, IL for Pulsar Planet, hanging earthenware platter

Second Place- $750 to Peggy Wyman of Macomb, IL for Enigma, fiber & pine needle sculpture

Third Place-$500 to Ann Miller Titus of Quincy, IL for Untended, fiber

Merit Award-$350 to Brian Roberts of Pella, IA for Nucleus, steel

Merit Award-$350 to Howard Kuo of Hannibal, MO for Don't Slam My Door, watercolor

Honorable Mention-$200 to Sara Slee Brown of Iowa City, IA for Eamon Alan Diner, mixed media

Honorable Mention-$200 Leslie Hirshfield of Evanston, IL for The Magician, mixed media

Honorable Mention-$200 to Elizabeth Rankin of Quincy, IL for Puzzled, ceramic, painted found objects

Honorable Mention-$200 to Lee Stanton of Rolling Meadows, IL for I'm Not The Girl I Used To Be, Acrylic

Local Recognition - $200 to Cherie Sampson of Canton, MO for Enticing the Tide, video (performance for the camera)

3-D Recognition - $200 Leah deMatta of St Louis, MO for Dynamic Equilibrium, steel


Exhibition Details: This exciting exhibition is a collection of the best artwork currently produced in the Quad State area: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 7- 9 pm with the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.

 Awards: There is $4,650 available for cash awards: Best of Show will receive $1,500, Second place $750, Third place $500, two Merit Awards $350, four Honorable Mention Awards at $200 each, one 3-D Recognition $200, and one Recognition of a Local Artist living within a 50 mile radius of Quincy, IL at $200.

 Eligibility: Any artist, 18 years of age or older living in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, & Missouri and working in any medium may submit digital images. All works must be original and must have been completed within the last 3 years, 2014 through 2017.  Work must not have previously been exhibited at the Quincy Art Center.  The Art Center president and executive director and their families may not enter this exhibit.

Entry: Images must be entered online at www.OnlineJuriedShows.com. CD images and emailed images to the Quincy Art Center will not be accepted. If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact help@onlinejuriedshows.com or call 949-287-8645. For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format, RGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx.

 Fees: Artists may submit 3 works with a $30 entry fee and up to 2 additional artworks for $10 each. A maximum of three artworks can be accepted by the judge from each artist. All entries must be uploaded by Sunday, April 9 at 11:59 p.m. in order to be judged. 

 Judge: Lauren Haynes is the Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Haynes holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Oberlin College. She is a specialist in African-American modern and contemporary art. Haynes has curated numerous exhibitions. 

 Notification: On April 19, the accepted artist list will be posted on the web at www.quincyartcenter.org.  Also, an email of the accepted artist list will be sent out. An email address must be provided for notification purposes.  During the judge’s final on-site judging, previously accepted work not accurately depicted digitally may be rejected.

Specifications: Each artist may submit up to three works.  Work must be no larger than six feet in any direction.  Any work requiring special assembly must have detailed instructions accompanying the piece. Complex installations must be installed by the artist. Artists needing to assemble their own work must call Art Center staff in order to be included in final judging and exhibition.  Matting must be white or off-white only. Work that is shipped must be framed with Plexiglas instead of glass.         

Liability & Insurance: Indicate the insurance value of all entered works, including those not for sale.  The Quincy Art Center will provide insurance on all works while they are at the Quincy Art Center.  The Art Center will not assume liability for loss or damage during transit to and from the Art Center; artists are encouraged to secure their own insurance during transit.  The Art Center will not be responsible for works unclaimed after Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Publicity: The Quincy Art Center reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works and use these photographs for catalog, educational, and publicity purposes, including the website.  Exhibition artists will receive two full-color complimentary catalogs. Additional catalogs may be obtained at $2 per copy.

 Sales: The Art Center will retain 30% of the sale price of each item sold. Sale prices must reflect this commission.  Sales prices and insurance value must be the same.  Entries marked Not For Sale must indicate an insurance value.

Shipping & Receiving of Accepted Work: Artists are responsible for transit of accepted artwork to and from the Art Center.  Work accepted for exhibition must be received at the Quincy Art Center by Monday, May 8 at 4 p.m.

Shipping Instructions: Artwork must be shipped in ready-to-install condition, in a reusable container via U.S. Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx. A prepaid return shipping label from the carrier of the artists' choosing must be clearly labeled and sent in the box with the artwork or a separate envelope. This label will be placed on the reusable container when the artwork is shipped back to the artist. The Quincy Art Center will not be held responsible for damages during shipping to and from the Art Center. The Curatorial Staff of the Quincy Art Center will make every effort to handle your artwork with the utmost care, safety, and professionalism. Works remaining at the Art Center after 4 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, may be disposed of at the discretion of the Quincy Art Center. All other arrangements must be made by emailing Kayla Obert at kobert@quincartcenter.org, or by calling (217) 223-5900. 

Hand deliveries will be accepted at the Art Center: Friday, May 5 - Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Shipments must be planned to arrive by Monday, May 8 at 4 p.m.at the latest.

Pick-up times planned at the Art Center:
Friday, July 7 | 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 8 & Monday, July 10 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Remaining artwork will be shipped during July 10 – 12, 2017
Accepted works may not be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition.


Monday, April 7 Deadline for digital submission

Friday, April 19 Notification of Judge’s selections online: quincyartcenter.org

Monday, May 8 Deadline for accepted works to be received at the
Quincy Art Center | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 20 Opening Reception 7-9 p.m. | Awards Ceremony at 7:30 p.m.

July 7, 8 & 10 Friday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. | Saturday & Monday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

July 10- 12 Remaining works shipped to artists