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Exhibition Calendar

Current Exhibits


March 2 - April 14, 2018

Deborah Baughman
 
Deborah Baughman is a lifelong resident of SE Iowa and lives in the small town of Pulaski with her husband Mike. They have three sons and three grandsons. Deb is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University, now Truman State, with degrees in Art Ed. She taught elementary art for 33 years in southern Iowa. She competed in the River Bluffs Paint Out in Canton, MO in 2017 and was awarded a solo exhibition at the Quincy Art Center. This exhibition will be held in the Jack W. Boge Library & Conference Room.
Baughman has always been a painter, and since she retired from teaching she has enjoyed plein air painting as well as studio work. Baughman doesn't limit herself to one subject or medium. Baughman likes watercolor, oil, printmaking, and casein. She enjoys creating industrial city views, landscapes, and vintage portraits. Baughman looks for contrast and rhythm in her artwork. She hopes the viewer is drawn to follow the paths through a piece, and make a connection to something in their personal lives. Baughman loves the painting process and is excited to share her work with the viewer.

March 16 - April 25, 2018

50 Year Retrospective Inscapes  | Artworks by Robert Lee Mejer
Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 16  | 6 - 10 p.m. during the St. Patrick's Day Art Crawl
 
Robert Lee Mejer is Distinguished Professor of Art at Quincy University, where he serves as Art Program Coordinator. He also serves as curator for the Gray Gallery in the Brenner Library. He holds a M.F.A. from Miami University in Ohio, a B.S. in Art Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and signature charter membership in Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society.

March 16 - April 25, 2018

4th Annual Students & Instructors of the Art Center Exhibit
 
Features artwork made by students of all ages who were inspired by the classes and workshops at the Art Center. Artwork drop off March 2 from 4 - 5:30pm, March 3 from 9am - 4pm, and March 5 from 9am to 5:30pm

Upcoming Exhibits

April 20 – June 9, 2018

Framed Fidos
Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 4 | 7 - 9 p.m. 

Framed Fidos is a small community exhibition of visual art that is inspired by the domestic dog. With a larger cat show, Flaunting Felines, displayed in the adjacent gallery dog lovers must unite and represent man’s best friend. Framed Fidos Call to Artists. Gracie (left), acrylic painting by Mike O’Neal was featured in the 2017 Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase.  Participation: Local and regional artists, collectors, and dog-enthusiasts of any age are invited to participate. Artwork made by expressive dogs is also welcome.

 

May 4 - June 22, 2018

Flaunting Felines
Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 4 | 7 - 9 p.m.

Flaunting Felines is a community exhibition of visual art that is inspired by the domestic cat! Felines have been artistic muses since 1600 BC and have been depicted in all mediums by the Ancient Greeks, Ancient Egyptians, Chinese calligraphy artists, and many more. Well known artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Peter Paul Reubens, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mary Cassatt (left), and Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec feature felines in their artwork. Join us in flaunting all things feline by exhibiting your original cat art! Participation: Local and regional artists, collectors, and cat-enthusiasts of any age are invited to participate. Artwork made by expressive cats is also welcome. Flaunting Felines Call to Artists

May 4 - June 22, 2018

Bobbie Moline-Kramer's series As Above, So Below, is a series of works that began with a gessoed support of either paper or wood, and then gestural strokes were used to render parts of nudes drawn from life. Paint was applied until a complex background was created. The painted field was viewed by the artist until she was able to “find” the image – the eyes and bodies of monkeys or birds – in the abstraction. She proceeded to paint fragments of the animals as realistically as possible. The paintings can work on various levels; superficially they are visual puzzles, but emotionally they evoke the artist’s response to constant metamorphosis, and a sense of personal loss. 

June 29 - July 20, 2018

The Quincy Art Center’s Permanent Collection holds 400+ artworks by regional and national artists. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and posters are included. The Permanent Collection features portraits, landscapes, and abstract works. Select choices are showcased during this exhibit. It is the largest visual arts collection owned by a non-profit organization in Adams County, IL.

Members of the Quincy Art Center are invited to enter one artwork in the Annual Member’s Show! This exhibit is to express the Art Center’s thanks for the support of its members and present their artistic talent to the Quincy community. Become a Member today!

The Quincy Artists’ Guild are all members of the Quincy Art Center and is comprised of artists who reside in and around the Quincy area.  Their works can be found in homes across the United States and Europe. Download the 9th Annual Member Prospectus!

August 3 - September 15, 2018

Mark Chatterly

Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 3 | 7 - 9 p.m.  

Mark Chatterley is an artist based in Williamston, Michigan who has over 30 years of experience in figurative sculpture.  Chatterley received his Master of Fine Arts at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. He is nationally and internationally recognized. See more of his artwork at www.chatterley.com.

August 3 - September 15, 2018

4th Annual Students & Instructors of the Art Center Exhibit

Features artwork made by students of all ages who were inspired by the classes and workshops at the Art Center. Exhibition will be on view during ArtFest on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

 

September 28 - October 31, 2018

Sun Boxes is a sound installation created by artist Craig Colorusso comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. There is a different loop set to play a guitar note in each box continuously. These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time. The sounds of Sun Boxes have been described as both soothing and energizing.

November 16, 2018 - January 11, 2019

 
 
Mary S. Oakley – Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase is an annual showcase of works by local and area artists that opens every fall at the Quincy Art Center. This exhibition includes entries of original art in all media and is open to artists eighteen years of age and older who live within a 50-mile radius of Quincy.  The Best of Show receives and $1,000 cash prize and local recognition. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artist to receive recognition and showcase their talent to the community. See details!
 
This exhibition has been generously underwritten by the Oakley-Lindsay Foundation,
the Quincy-Herald Whig, the Oakley & Lindsay Families, the business and individual members of the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, & is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council.

Satellite Exhibitions: Hy-Vee Market Cafe

Opening Receptions: 1st Wednesday of the exhibit from 5:30 -7 p.m.
 
  • November 29 - February 6, 2018  | Blane Barnes
  • February 7 - March 27, 2018  |  Mika Courtney
  • March 28 - May 22, 2018  |  Kelsey Strother
  • May 23 - July 10, 2018  |  Silas Coggeshall: Sound & Deconstruction
  • July 11 - September 11, 2018  |  Kris Cadwell
  • September 12 - November 27, 2018  |  Bryant Holiday

Satellite Exhibitions: Quincy Medical Group

 

Quincy Medical Group at 1118 Hampshire St. 

  • December 13 - February 20, 2018  |  featuring Laura Wright
  • Feb. 21 -  April 10, 2018  |  featuring Debbie Lutz
  • April 11 - June 5, 2018   |  Tim Laffey
  • June 6 - August 14, 2018  |   Illinois Bicentennial: Celebrating 200 Years of Quincy Artists
  • August 15 - Oct 9, 2018  |  Exquisite Corpse

 

Satellite Exhibitions: Quincy Regional Airport

May 16 - December 12, 2018
 
The Quincy Art Center & Quincy Regional Airport have created a new partnership to provide artwork for area travelers. Illinois Bicentennial: Celebrating 200 Years of Quincy (or Adams County) Artists Exhibition will be on view!
 

Past Exhibits



Jan 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018

This annual competition for High School students features some of the area’s most talented young artists. Students in grades 9-12 from schools within a fifty-mile radius of Quincy, IL are eligible to enter original artwork. All of the artwork is original and has been judged on quality. Artwork drop off Jan. 11 from 4 - 5:30pm, Jan. 12 from 9am - 5:30pm, and Jan. 13 from 9am-4pm.
 
The opening reception/Teen Take Over Night is a time the students and their families can enjoy live music, appetizers, and art by area High School students. Area colleges will each have an information table and representatives to answer questions about their art & graphics programs.
 
High School Art Teacher Exhibit
Held in conjunction with the 44th Annual High School Art Competition, this exhibit gives art teachers the opportunity to exhibit with their students, receive recognition, & awards. Awards include cash, art supplies, and a free art lesson brought to the winning teacher’s classroom.
 

Jan 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Opening Reception will be held on Friday, January 26  | 6 - 8 p.m.
 
Martin Brief is the Associate Professor of Studio Art at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, MO. Brief received his Master of Fine Arts at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL and is the judge for the High School Art Competition. His drawings explore the meaning of words and how humans interpret and assign meaning to various texts.

November 17, 2017 - January 11, 2018

 
 
Mary S. Oakley – Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase is an annual showcase of works by local and area artists that opens every fall at the Quincy Art Center. This exhibition includes entries of original art in all media and is open to artists eighteen years of age and older who live within a 50-mile radius of Quincy.  The Best of Show receives and $1,000 cash prize and local recognition. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artist to receive recognition and showcase their talent to the community. 
 
This exhibition has been generously underwritten by the Oakley-Lindsay Foundation,
the Quincy-Herald Whig, the Oakley & Lindsay Families, the business and individual members of the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, & is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council.

October 4 - November 2 , 2017

Exquisite Corpse is an exhibition of sequential compositions of body sections. Each body section is created by a different artist. Quincy Art Center Members of any age are invited to participate! Each canvas will be marked according to the specific body section. Artists may use any medium on the canvas. The 12 x 12 canvases are available to pick up at the Art Center. This exhibition will be featured during the Halloween Art Crawl on Friday, October 27 from 6 – 10 p.m. 

September 8 - November 2, 2017

Tea Vessel [as] Subject Matter explores the interpretation of a unifying subject matter through multifarious mediums. This group show features the work of Norbert Marszalek, painting, drawing & collage; Doug McGoldrick, photography; and Eugenia Frith Meltzer, ceramics.

Martin Weinstein makes paintings of the landscape and flowers on multiple sheets of acrylic plastic, creating both a startling sense of depth and intriguing disruptions of space and time. His deft renderings of the living world become part of a larger inquiry into impermanence and transformation.

Generous sponsorship has been provided by Cynthia Haliemun, Fischer Builders Inc., Moore's Floors, Royalty Electric LLC, and Twaddle Plumbing.

August 4 - September 30, 2017

The Big Scapes Exhibition will show artwork from our Permanent Collection inspired by select pieces of literature!  This program is in collaboration with the Quincy Public Library's Big Read Program. 

July 21 - Aug 25, 2017

The Quincy Art Center’s Permanent Collection holds 400+ artworks by regional and national artists. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and posters are included. The Permanent Collection features portraits, landscapes, and abstract works. Select choices are showcased during this exhibit. It is the largest visual arts collection owned by a non-profit organization in Adams County, IL.

Members of the Quincy Art Center are invited to enter one artwork in the Annual Member’s Show! This exhibit is to express the Art Center’s thanks for the support of its members and present their artistic talent to the Quincy community. Become a Member today and download the 8th Annual Member & Guild Prospectus!

The Quincy Artists’ Guild are all members of the Quincy Art Center and is comprised of artists who reside in and around the Quincy area.  Their works can be found in homes across the United States and Europe.

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Kathy Hyer, a lifelong resident of Quincy, Illinois earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University. She taught art for 33 numerous area schools and universities. Hyer enjoys working in many different art mediums, but her newest interest is pastel. She works from photographs of the places she has traveled.

May 20 - July 7, 2017

Biennial Quad-State Exhibit

The Biennial Quad-State Exhibit is a collection of the best artwork currently produced in the Quad State area: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri. The reception is a wonderful opportunity to gain recognition and connect with other artists and patrons! It is well attended by the community and many artists attend from all four states. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 7- 9 pm with the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wine and appetizers will be served!

The Zodiac II May 20 - June 24, 2017

Prints are twelve etchings made from original drawings by Salvador Dali. They were published by Leon Amiel (New York and Paris) in 1975, in a total edition of 550 examples. They are on loan to the Quincy Art Center through the private collection of Tom Weiss.

3rd Annual Students of the Quincy Art Center Exhibits features artwork made by students of all ages who were inspired by the classes and workshops at the Art Center. Open to students who have taken a class or workshop at the Quincy Art Center within the past 3 years. An artist may enter one piece of artwork they have produced in any medium that was made in or inspired by a class, workshop or program. Download 3rd annual students of the art center prospectus
 
Joan's Journey in Watercolor March 17 - April 15, 2017
Joan Cook's artwork features a variety of subjects including landscapes, flowers, and barns. Cook is a member of the12th Street Artists, Great River Watercolor Society, and Quincy Artist Guild. She has studied with numerous artists, some local and others outside the Quincy area. 

March 17- May 5, 2017

 

The Mini & Massive Glass Exhibition will feature established and emerging Midwest glass artists creating small-scale and large-scale works that are shrinking or enlarging their subject matter, co-curated by Jennifer Teter and Elizabeth Rankin. Glass artists Jennifer Crescuillo, Carmen Lozar, Katherine Rutecki, and Janusz Walentynowicz will be featured.

 
This annual competition for High School students features some of the area’s most talented young artists. All of the artwork is original and has been judged on quality.
 
The opening reception/Teen Take Over Night is a time the students and their families can enjoy live music, appetizers, and art by area High School students. Culver Stockton College, Hannibal-LaGrange University, John Wood Community College, Truman State University, University of Missouri, and Quincy University will each have an information table and representatives to answer questions about their art & graphics programs.
Julie D. Nelson January 27 - March 3, 2017
Nelson received both her BFA and MFA degrees in studio art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She spent 30 years in art museum positions, including 20 years as Executive Director and Curator of the Quincy Art Center. After her retirement in fall of 2014, she has returned to studio art and is working in watercolor and pastels. Nelson has exhibited regionally and is in collections throughout the Midwest.

January 27 - March 3, 2017

Priya Kambli: Color Falls Down
Kambli was born in India. She moved to the United States at age 18 carrying her entire life in one suitcase. She received a Masters degree in Photography from the University of Houston. She is currently Professor of Art at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Her photography has always been informed by her experience as a migrant. She will be the judge for the High School competition.

Nov. 18 - Jan. 12, 2017

Reception Friday, November 18
7 - 9 p.m.
 
Mary S. Oakley – Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase is an annual showcase of works by local and area artists that opens every fall at the Quincy Art Center. This exhibition includes entries of original art in all media and is open to artists eighteen years of age and older who live within a 50-mile radius of Quincy.  The Best of Show receives and $1,000 cash prize and local recognition. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artist to receive recognition and showcase their talent to the community. The Lindsay Family, the Oakley Family, and the Oakley – Lindsay Foundation are generously supporting this exhibit this year. 2016 MSOLL Entry Form

November 18 - December 2016

PTA Reflections Revival
Reflections is the National PTA arts program that gets children to be creative! Students can create works of art in any of six different arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Projects can only be submitted through a local unit PTA in good standing. From the local PTA, projects advance through a judging system through council, district, region, state and national levels of the program. 
 
The 2016 theme is What is My Story? Be looking for deadline submission dates in October. 
Find out more information here! 
 

September 30 - November 5, 2016

Fred Jones earned a National Diploma in Design in 1961 from Cardiff College of Art in Wales, Great Britain (his birthplace), plus an Art Teacher’s Diploma from the University of Wales in 1962. In 1965, he earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1970-1971 he attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, completing a Master of Fine Art degree specializing in the print technique of silkscreen.

            Since coming to Illinois in 1968, Jones has won numerous awards in national and regional exhibitions and has been the recipient of six commissions from Illinois Percentage for Art Program for his landscape artworks for public buildings. He has works in various public and private collections in the U.S. and the U.K.

Misty Gamble is an Assistant Professor in the School of Foundation at the Kansas City Art Institute. Before receiving her MFA from San Francisco State University in the visual arts, she worked as an agent, publicist, and event producer in music and the performing arts. She has been widely published and her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally. Misty Gamble’s work is inspired by the human figure and its infinite capacity for communication.

September 9 – October 13, 2016

Yixing Teapots from the Howard Kuo Collection

This exhibition is in conjunction with the Quincy Public Library’s NEA Big Read community events reflecting Chinese culture. This year’s book is "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan.

 Kuo has been collecting Yixing teapots since his youth while living in China and on his many trips back to China. Yixing teapots are traditional Chinese wares, dating back to the 15th century, made from clay produced near Yixing in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. Yixing clay is if fact a mixture of the purple clay (from around Lake Tai), the green clay (from the mountains of Yixing) and red clay. The mixture is still a safely guarded secret. Find out more about the Yixing wares!

The Portrait Invitational will be held in the Elizabeth M. Sinnock Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the Year of Mercy. This exhibition will feature both 2-D and 3-D artwork by established regional and emerging local artists. This collection of work will pay homage to the classical portrait, while showing the imagination of modern day artists.

August 12 - September 17, 2016

Year of Mercy

The Jubilee Year of Mercy Adult Juried Art Exhibition, presented by the Quincy Art Center and the Diocese of Springfield, IL. This Adult competition is national in scope and participants must be 19 years of age or older. It is open to people of all faith communities. Each artist may submit up to two entries for consideration. The application form, photos of artwork, and artist statement must be submitted by Friday, July 15 to the Newman Catholic Center, 500 Roosevelt Ave, Charleston, IL 61920.  A $20 non-refundable entry fee is required per artist. All submitted artwork must explore a theme related to works of Mercy. Work must be original, designed and executed by the submitting artist. Year of Mercy Entry Form & Details 

Year of Mercy Website

Italo Botti (1923 - 2003) was an abstract expressionist painter and founder of the Botti Studio of Architectural Arts Inc., in Evanston, IL. Botti designed and restored religious scenes for many different businesses and churches in the Chicago, IL area. His paintings are on loan to the Art Center from the private collections of the Lich and Daniels Families.         

July 1 August 3, 2016

Members of the Quincy Art Center are invited to enter one artwork in the Annual Member’s Show! This exhibit is to express the Art Center’s thanks for the support of its members and present their artistic talent to the Quincy community.

The Quincy Artists’ Guild are all members of the Quincy Art Center and is comprised of artists who reside in and around the Quincy area.  Their works can be found in homes across the United States and Europe.

May 20 - June 25, 2016

Susan Chrysler White
Susan Chrysler White received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of California in Davis, CA and her BA in Painting from the University of California in Berkeley, CA. Chrysler White is a painter and sculptor who uses volatile Mother Nature and instable global political systems as inspiration. When painting, she uses an additive and subtractive method which results in unique patterns and unexpected conclusions.  Her large scale sculpture pieces are made from Plexiglas and are reminiscent of baroque sculpture and art nouveau.  These fantastic sculptures explore the interplay of light and space which leaves the viewer inspired and awed.  
Linda Mitchell: Truth in Animals
Linda Mitchell’s mixed media paintings and installations are populated by animals, both real and imagined. In these narrative works, the animals often become surrogates for human beings and their emotional lives. The highly textured pieces are made with painted and photographic images, fabric, wood, glass, and found objects. By working intuitively, the artist layers materials and images, leading the viewer through dream-like scenarios.
March 18 - May 7, 2016
This annual competition for High School students features some of the area’s most talented young artists. All of the artwork is original and has been judged on quality.
 
Friday, March 18, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Teen Take Over Night is a time the students and their families can enjoy live music by Kori Kay Obert & Claudia Beebe, appetizers, and art by area High School students. Culver Stockton College, Hannibal-LaGrange University, John Wood Community College, Truman State University, University of Missouri, and Quincy University will each have an information table and representatives to answer questions about their art & graphics programs.
 
March 18 - May 7, 2016
 
Jo Stealey’s The Forest, will be in the Elizabeth M. Sinnock Gallery and features fiber and found objects. Stealey is the chair of the Art Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia and will be the judge for the High School Art Competition. The opening reception will take place during the Teen Take Over Night on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Jan. 29 - Mar. 5, 2016
2nd Annual Students of the Quincy Art Center Exhibits
Open to students of all ages who have taken a class or workshop at the Quincy Art Center within the past 3 years. An artist may enter one piece of artwork they have produced in any medium that was made in or inspired by a class, workshop, or program. 2nd Annual Students of the Art Center Exhibit Entry Form
Jan. 29 - Mar. 5, 2016
Making Their Mark: Illinois Women Artists, 1940-1960
This exhibition explores a period in Illinois art history, with special emphasis on Chicago that is rarely studied, through artworks that are often overlooked. It focuses on the creative work of women artists during the 1940s and 1950s, while placing them within the historical and social contexts of their time. The art created by these women is highly personal, subjective, and occasionally visionary or politically charged in ways that both resonate with the familiar currents of Chicago modernism and offer new dimensions to that story. Making Their Mark: Illinois Women Artists, 1940-1960 will consist of approximately sixty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by forty artists. 
Jan. 29 - Mar. 5, 2016
Local Spotlight: Larry Siwek
Jack. W. Boge Library
Friday, February 12 from 6 - 10 p.m.
Nov. 21 - Jan. 16, 2016
Mary S. Oakley – Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase is an annual showcase of works by local and area artists that opens every fall at the Quincy Art Center. This exhibition includes entries of original art in all media and is open to artists eighteen years of age and older who live within a 50-mile radius of Quincy.  The Best of Show receives and $1,000 cash prize and local recognition. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artist to receive recognition and showcase their talent to the community. The Lindsay Family, the Oakley Family, and the Oakley – Lindsay Foundation are generously supporting this exhibit this year.
Nov 21 – Dec 30, 2015
PTA Reflections Revival
Reflections is the National PTA arts program that gets children to be creative! The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is "Let Your Imagination Fly." Students can create works of art in any of six different arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Projects can only be submitted through a local unit PTA in good standing. From the local PTA, projects advance through a judging system through council, district, region, state and national levels of the program.

Oct. 2 - Nov. 4, 2015

Member & Artist Guild Exhibit

Permanent Collection Choices featuring David Driesbach

Howard Kuo

 

July 18 - Sept. 19, 2015

Quad State Competition

 

March 20 – May 9, 2015

41st High School Student Art Competition

Patrick: Works on Paper 

 

Jan. 30 - March 7, 2015

Fritzi Morrison: Watercolors

Mary S. Oakley- Lee Lindsay Artists Showcase

 
March 20 – May 9, 2015
41st High School Student Art Competition
Patrick : Works on Paper 
Jan. 30 - March 7, 2015
Fritzi Morrison: Watercolors
Mary S. Oakley- Lee Lindsay Artists Showcase
 
Nov. 21 - Jan. 18, 2015
Mary S. Oakley-Lee lindsay Artist Showcase
 
Oct. 3 - Nov. 9
Catherine Howe: Paintings
Katie Kahn:Art Between the Lines
 
Aug 15 -Sept. 21, 2014
Louis Kames:Sacred Grove
Jerry Bleem: Fabricated Ideals
Ashley Nason: The Fragility of Nature
 
July 11- Aug. 3, 2014
5th Annual Members Exhibit
Quincy Artist Guild Exhibit
 
May 23 - June 29, 2014
40th Annual High School Student Art Competition
Jerry Bleem: Fabricated Ideals
Mark Rospenda: Unbreakable