Quincy Art Center seeks artwork for upcoming exhibit and guest artist workshop

Third Place 2020 MSOLL Cool Jazz by Brenda Benson, mixed media collage, 2020

Brenda Benson’s mixed media collage, “Cool Jazz,” took third place in the 26th annual Mary S. Oakley Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase in 2020. | Photo courtesy of Quincy Art Center

QUINCY — The Quincy Art Center is in search of artwork for the upcoming Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase. It is open to artists age 18 and older living within a 50-mile radius of Quincy. Artists may enter original work in any medium. 

All works must have been completed since November 2018 and not have been previously exhibited at the Art Center or its satellite exhibit spaces. Collaborative artwork is not eligible. The Quincy Art Center director and president and their family members are ineligible to enter.

Each artist may submit up to three works. There is a $15 entry fee per artwork. Members receive a $5 discount per artwork. A signed entry form must be filled out and turned in with the artwork. Only works hand-delivered to the Art Center during designated times will be eligible. Works must fit through a standard double doorway. All entries must be hand-delivered and picked-up by the artist or their agent. Drop-off dates are Nov. 2, 3, 4 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exhibit will be on display Nov. 19 through Jan. 8. The opening reception will take place from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 19. All artists and patrons must adhere to local and state COVID-19 guidelines during each process of this exhibit.

Len Davis, a California-based artist, will be the juror for the artist showcase. Davis has exhibited, lectured and led workshops nationwide. Much of his artwork has been featured in television, such as “Parks & Recs,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Two & A Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Six Feet Under” and “The Affair.” Davis was featured in the Artist Series Tees for GAP Product (Red). Davis also will have an exhibit titled “A Thousand Words,” with 100 collages on display at Culver-Stockton College’s Mabee Art Gallery in November as their artist in residence.

Davis will lead a collage workshop at The Art Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Students will create a collage and graphite composition onto newsprint and panel with an epoxy finish. No experience is necessary. The workshop is open to adults and teens. Registration is $65 and includes all materials. Registration is available at QuincyArtCenter.org.

Sponsorship has been provided by the Oakley-Lindsay Foundation, the Oakley and Lindsay families and the Illinois Arts Council.

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