Exhibitions: current and upcoming... 

Quincy University Gray Gallery:
C. Maura Poshka

December 13, 2017 - January 10, 2018



Quincy University's Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition featuring narrative collages by C. Maura Poshka of Paxton, IL. The exhibit will run December 13 - January 10, 2018 and is free and open to the public. 

Poshka attended Quincy College from 1969 - 1971 and then transferred to the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. She also has a Master of Fine Art degree and a Master of Arts degree in art therapy. She is the recipient of the Korean Fulbright Award for Oriental Ceramics and an EWHA Women's University mentor.

The normal gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 11 pm; Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday, closed; Sunday, 5 pm - 11 pm. 

Holiday hours for the gallery are: Dec. 14, 8:30 am - 5 pm; Dec. 15, 9 am - 3 pm; Dec. 18 - 20, 10 am - 2 pm; Dec. 21 - Jan. 7, closed; Jan. 8 - 11, 10 am - 2 pm.

For additional information, contact Robert Mejer, Gray Gallery curator, at mejerbob@quincy.edu.


Quincy Art Center:
Mary S. Oakley - Lee Lindsay Showcase

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 18 years of age and older who live within a 50-mile radius of Quincy. The Best of Show receives a $1,000 cash prize and local recognition. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artists to receive recognition and showcase their talent to the community.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 17 from 7 - 9 pm with the award winners announced at 7:30 pm. 

For details on how to enter the competition visit quincyartcenter.org.

For more information about the exhibit call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org for details.


Quincy Art Center:
Blane Barnes Satellite Exhibit
Hy-Vee Market Cafe & Bar 
November 29, 2017 - February 6, 2018


The works of Blane Barnes will be on display at the Quincy Art Center's Satellite Exhibit at Hy-Vee Market Cafe and Bar. The exhibit opening reception will be held on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30 - 7 pm and will be on view until February 6, 2018.

Barnes is the art teacher at Quincy High School. His paintings range from brightly colored abstracts to realistic landscapes.

For more information please call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.


Quincy Art Center:
Blaine Troup Satellite Exhibit
Quincy Regional Airport
December 7, 2017 - May 16, 2018


Blaine Troup's photography will be on display at the Quincy Art Center's Satellite Exhibit at Quincy Regional Airport now through May 16, 2018. 

Troup, of Quincy, captures images with geometric shapes, patterns and beauty of everyday life. He uses shadow and light to emphasize rich textures, architecture and nature.

For more information please call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.


Quincy Art Center: 
Laura Wright Satellite Exhibit
QMG Gastroenterology Center
December 13, 2017 - February 20, 2018

The works of Laura Wright will be on display at the Quincy Art Center's Satellite Exhibit at Quincy Medical Group from December 13, 2017 - February 20, 2018. 

Wright's artwork is characterized by whimsical design and quirky messages. Wright keeps it simple with mostly black and white images with pops of bright color. She finds inspiration in everyday life and her adventures around the United States and Europe. 

For more information please call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.


Quincy University Gray Gallery:
Watercolor Exhibit

January 15, 2018 - January 31, 2018


Quincy University's Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition featuring works from the Great River Watercolor Society (GRWS) watercolor workshop held in November 2017. The exhibit will feature works by Tri-State watercolorists. The GRWS will also include their popular 2x2 painting as well as new work produced in the workshop last year. The exhibit will run January 15 - January 30, 2018 and is free and open to the public. 

An opening reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 19 from 4 - 6 pm, refreshments will be served. 

For additional information, contact Robert Mejer, Gray Gallery curator, at mejerbob@quincy.edu.



John Wood Community College Heath Center Art Gallery: Tom Kolleck
January 16, 2018 - February 23, 2018

John Wood Community College's Heath Center Art Gallery is featuring the artwork of Tom Kolleck from January 16 through February 23, 2018. The gallery is located in the lower level of the Paul Heath Fine Arts and Community Education Center on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison Streets.

The public is invited to view artwork during regular college hours (8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday). For more information contact Addie Seabarkrob at aseabarkrob@jwcc.edu.


Culver-Stockton College:
Senior Art Show

January 20, 2018 - February 15, 2018

Culver-Stockton College will host its annual Senior Art Show this winter. The Show will open with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the Mabee Art Gallery. This show will feature seniors like David Quach of Keokuk, Iowa. Quach will be displaying his art work that incorporates augmented reality; this will create an interactive experience for visitors.

For more information, contact the Office of Fine and Literary ARts at 573-288-6346 or check the website at culver.edu.


Quincy Art Center:
44th High School Student Art Competition

January 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018


The 44th Annual High School Student Art Competition features some of the area's most talented young artists. All of the artwork is original and has been judged on quality. 

Students in grades 9-12 from schools within a 50-mile radius of Quincy are eligible to enter. There will be $1,475 in awards given during the opening reception. Artwork can be dropped off at the art center, 1515 Jersey St., on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 4 - 5:30 pm; Friday, Jan. 12 from 9 am - 5:30 pm and Saturday, Jan. 13 from 9 am - 4 pm. Visit the website for an entry form and more information.

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. It will be held Friday, Jan. 26 from 6 - 8 pm with awards at 7:30 pm.Area colleges will each have an information table and representative to answer questions about their art and graphics programs. 

For more information call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.


Quincy University Gray Gallery:
John J. Carlson

February 5, 2018 - February 24, 2018


Quincy University's Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition featuring works from John J. Carlson. The exhibit will run February 5 - February 24, 2018 and is free and open to the public. 

Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 11 pm; Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday, closed; Sunday, 5 pm - 11 pm. 

For additional information, contact Robert Mejer, Gray Gallery curator, at mejerbob@quincy.edu.


Quincy Art Center Satellite Exhibit:
Mika Courtney
Hy-Vee Market Cafe & Bar 

February 7, 2018 - March 27, 2018


The works of Mika Courtney, of Liberty, will be on display at the Quincy Art Center's Satellite Exhibit at Hy-Vee Market Cafe and Bar. The exhibit opening reception will be held on Wednesday, February 7 from 5:30 - 7 pm and will be on view until Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Courtney draws and produces watercolor paintings.

For more information please call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.


Quincy University Gray Gallery:
Vince Seaver

March 5, 2018 - April 5, 2018


Quincy University's Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition featuring photography by Vince Seaver of Hamilton. The exhibit will run March 5 - April 5, 2018 and is free and open to the public. 

Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 11 pm; Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday, closed; Sunday, 5 pm - 11 pm. 

For additional information, contact Robert Mejer, Gray Gallery curator, at mejerbob@quincy.edu.


John Wood Community College:
Barb Niewohner & Lois Looten

March 5, 2018 - April 6, 2018


Artworks by Barb Niewohner and Lois Looten, generation painters and china painters.

For more information contact Addie Seabarkrob at aseabarkrob@jwcc.edu.

St. Patrick's Day Art Crawl
March 16, 2018 from 6 - 10 pm



The Art Center will be facilitating Art Crawl, an evening of art plus much more on Friday, March 16 from 6 - 10 pm. Local venues will be featuring local artists, and some will offer unique programming  and/or entertainment. This event promotes tourism and provides support for local artists, galleries and museums.

The participating venues in Quincy are Quincy Art Center, Conover Studio, Hy-Vee Market Cafe & Bar on Broadway, Gray Gallery at Quincy University, Potter & Vaughn, Rosewood Custom Framing and more.

For additional venues, a map and more information visit quincyartcenter.org or call 217-223-5900.


Quincy Art Center: 
50 Year Retrospective Inscapes

March 16, 2018 - April 25, 2018


Artworks by Robert Lee Mejer

For more information call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.


Quincy Art Center: 
4th Annual Students & Instructors of the Art Center Exhibit

March 16, 2018 - April 25, 2018



For more information call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.


Quincy Art Center: 
Deborah Baughman

March 16, 2018 - April 25, 2018



For more information call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.


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