After decades of meeting at the Quincy Art Center, the Quincy Artists Guild found themselves nomads during the Covid-19 pandemic. Monday morning plein air sites ranged from the Women’s City Club grounds to the beautiful Mississippi River shore. With cold weather approaching, the Quincy Artists Guild found their new home at the Cheryl Loatsch Studio located at 334 South 48th Street in Quincy. The spacious, well lit, clean environment suited the Quincy Artists Guild and their needs to perfection. In addition to the working space assets, you often find the Guild taking advantage of the Cheryl Loatsch Sunrise Bakery and Café during a well-earned break.
The Guild meets every Monday morning from 9-11 am to paint with their medium of choice. Monthly mini-workshops provide for sharing a new technique or lesson learned. The Quincy Artists Guild have sponsored two-day workshops to expand the knowledge in a particular medium. In March, the topic was watercolor featuring John Preston of Fairfield, IA. A Pastel workshop with the same knowledgeable artist will be held in August at the Quincy Country Club.
An exhibit is planned at the Cheryl Loatsch Studio this summer where the results of the artists’ latest works will be on display.
The Quincy Artist Guild is open to new members who are interested in returning to painting or to those who would like to learn more about art in a supportive and sharing environment. For more information, call President, Dr. Zakiah Ali