Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase

2018 Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Artists Showcase

November 16, 2018 - January 11, 2019

The Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artists 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 have been completed within the last three years (nothing before November 2015) and must not have been previously exhibited at the Art Center or our satellite exhibit spaces: Art Bar, located at the Hy-Vee Market Cafe & Bar on Broadway or at the Quincy Medical Group Gastroenterology Center at 1118 Hampshire St. Quincy Art Center Director and President and their family members are ineligible to enter.

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

2018 MSOLL Prospectus & Entry Forms

Entrance Requirements

Each artist may submit up to three works. There is a $15 entry per artwork. Members receive a $5 discount per artwork. Only works hand-delivered to the Art Center by November 7 at 4 p.m. will be eligible for judging. Works must fit through a standard double doorway. Maximum dimensions are 6’ for width, height, and depth.

Due to the wide variety of visitors at the Art Center, all entries must be appropriate for viewing by all ages. QAC reserves the right to refuse any work that may be considered potentially offensive. 

Hand Delivery and Pick-Up

Hand Delivery
Saturday, Nov. 3 | Noon - 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 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 13 & 14 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pick-up of accepted works
Saturday, Jan. 12 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday, Jan. 14 & 15 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


All wall-hung work must be framed and/or equipped with hanging devices. All other work must be ready to install. When matting, white or off-white mat board is recommended unless the mat is considered part of the piece. The Art Center reserves the right to install accepted works in any manner deemed necessary for exhibition or security reasons.


Each year a different person from outside the region with expertise in the visual arts is selected to choose the work for the exhibit and award the prizes. The staff and board of the Art Center are never involved in this selection process.



$1200 Best of Show
$600 Second Place
$300 Third Place
$100 Merit Award (4)
$50 Honorable Mention (4)


The Quincy Art Center will provide insurance on all works while they are at the Art Center. Artists are encouraged to secure their own insurance during delivery to and from the Art Center.
Indicate the insurance value on all entered works, including those which are not for sale.


Sales to the public will be encouraged. The Quincy Art Center will retain a 30% commission. Sales prices must reflect this commission. Sales price and insurance value must be the same.

New! Artist Listings

Artists that are members of the Quincy Art Center have the option to be listed on our website. These listings will be public and used by the Art Center to connect artists with patrons. Please fill out the attached sheet if you would like to be listed.

2017 Award Winners

Best of Show - $1,200 to Lydia O’Neal of Quincy, IL for Un-oddmented, mixed media

Second Place - $600 to Addie Seabarkrob of Quincy, IL for Autumn Aire, acrylic

Third Place - $300 to Steve Ryan of Quincy, IL for Lidded Jar, stoneware

Merit Award - $100 to Virginia Breshears of Warsaw, IL for Bayou Sunrise, oil

Merit Award - $100 to Tim Laffey of Carthage, IL for Broadway Boogie Woogie, acrylic on canvas

Merit Award-$100 to Elizabeth Rankin of Quincy, IL for Bird Skull, engraved glass

Merit Award - $100 to Debra Scoggin-Myers of Ewing, MO for Reflections of a Dog Owner, Pastel

Honorable Mention -$50 Carol Burns of Palmyra, MO for Revelation, handmade paper & fabric dye

Honorable Mention - $50 to Brandon Khoury of Quincy, IL for Divine Light, photography

Honorable Mention - $50 to Jennifer Klingele of Augusta, IL for Dancer, oil

Honorable Mention - $50 to Cindy Logan of Louisiana, MO for Prayer Paths, bleach & color pencil

Juror's Statement

It was an honor to be asked to Jury the Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase. I owe my gratitude to Jennifer Teter and the entire staff of the Quincy Art Center for their hospitality and making the task an easy one. As a Director, Exhibitions Manager, and artist myself, I know how difficult it is to put together an exhibition, and the equally difficult work of creating a piece of artwork and offering it to the jury process.

There were over 200 works to choose from in curating this show. It was a joy to see the immense talent your region possesses as well as the scope of media usage. Lacking a “theme” to jury from, I attempted to select for the viewer a representative collection of oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, collage, and other mixed media. In the pieces selected, I tried to find repeating themes, palettes, and tones in order to create a little unity from the many differences. Especially evident in the award winners, there are exemplary pieces even within this selection. Not only elegant as creative works, they are well crafted and evidence of a patient and passionate artist.

I hope the visitors of the Quincy Art Center are pleased with the selection presented and are exposed to a new artist, technique, or idea. My deepest thanks to all the artists who submitted, whether selected for this show or not. It was my pleasure to see so much skill and passion in your work.

Melissa Whitwam, MFA

Executive Director at the Foundry Art Centre

2016 Award Winners

Best of Show-$1,200 to Jennifer Bock-Nelson of Quincy, IL for Return, oil

Second Place-$400 to Steve Ryan of Quincy, IL for Brothers Keeper, stoneware

Third Place-$300 to Ann Miller Titus of Quincy, IL for Her Seams Were Always Straight, fiber

Merit Award-$100 to Jeffery Bruce of Quincy, IL for It Happened Slowly, mixed media

Merit Award-$100 to Kevin Warning of Quincy, IL for Aurora Borealis Caves, acrylic

Merit Award-$100 to Bruce Morton of Bowen, IL for Forgottonia- The Audience #495, photography        

Merit Award-$100 to John Nelson of Quincy, IL for Sleep, acrylic

Honorable Mention -$50 Carol Burns of Palmyra, MO for Hidden Habitat, handmade paper

Honorable Mention -$50 to Jessica Martin of Canton, MO for You Ruin Me, photography

Honorable Mention -$50 to K. Nadine Mitchell of Quincy, IL for Summer Table, oil

Honorable Mention -$50 to Joe Conover of Quincy, IL for Feeling Square, encaustic

2015 Best of Show

Kelly Eddington

Monroe City, MO

Back Stoop, watercolor