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Beaux Arts Ball 2022

You are invited to a special Spring edition of the Quincy Art Center’s 91st Annual Beaux Arts Ball on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Oakley Lindsay Center. The Ball will be a celebration of nine local teens who have been volunteering and fundraising for the Art Center. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be a cash bar. The awards ceremony to honor the participating teens for their hard work begins at 7 p.m. Following the ceremony, there will be dancing, a photo booth, and more. Ryan Mumma, host and producer of WGEM SportsCenter, is the emcee for the event.

Tickets are $20 per person or $100 for a table of eight in advance. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25. The senior and junior students are fundraising for the Art Center through ticket sales and donations. The student who raises the most money will be named Philanthropic Champion of the Year and receive a $500 educational scholarship. The student who volunteers the most hours will be named Volunteer Champion of the Year and receive a $500 educational scholarship. The teens participating this year are: Raea Rockwell, senior; Luke Dotson; junior; Saya Geisendorfer, junior; Evie Schuetz, junior; Evan Rockwell, sophomore; Amber Carmean, freshman; Charly Nicholson, freshman; Isaac Schuetz, freshman; and Alex Strong, freshman.

Funding from the Beaux Arts Ball helps the Art Center continue its mission to provide opportunities for growth and appreciation of the visual fine arts through exhibitions and programs in our community. This year, in addition to fundraising, the participants had the opportunity to attend four professional development workshops taught by area professionals. They also took part in an art workshop, and lead an art class for students in grades K-3 at The Art Center. 

The Beaux Arts Ball began in 1930. Over the years, the people and places have changed numerous times, but the main focus of the Beaux Arts Ball has always been to support the arts in the community through the Art Center.

Junior Luke Dotson had this to say about his experience with the Beaux Arts program: “The Art Center has helped me find my various art-related talents through different medias. It showed me what I’m capable of, not just in art, but also in helping the community. The Art Center has made me learn what my strengths and weaknesses are and understand what I’m capable of. However, The Art Center has not just impacted in art. Through the Beaux Arts Ball, I’ve learned to understand the necessity for volunteerism and need for more people expressing their emotions through beautiful works of art.”

Freshman Charly Nicholson is part of the program because she wants to give back to the Art Center. “The reason I love to volunteer at the Art Center is because art has always been a part of me. When I was younger, I had taken art classes here and loved every minute of it. Volunteering here has made me want to give back to the Art Center for what they have given me over the years. They gave me the opportunity to express myself and find a love for art. I want to give that experience to someone else. By helping with fundraisers, as well as being a part of classes to bring people together is something I want to do to make a difference in this community. I want to show others the true love of art.”

Tickets can be purchased at the Art Center, 1515 Jersey St., between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday; on or from a Junior or Senior Beaux Arts participant. Major sponsors for the ball include Argabright Electric, Blessing Health System, Calftown Cafe, McNay Truck Line, Popp’N on Maine, Quincy Medical Group, Quincy Recycle, Refreshment Services Pepsi, and TI-TRUST.

What is involved in Beaux Arts Participation?

The Beaux Arts Program kicks off on Oct. 10, 2021, with an orientation and workshop at 5 p.m. at the Art Center, 1515 Jersey. At this workshop, you will learn about the functions of a nonprofit – what is a nonprofit, how it benefits the community, and how you can get involved. Senior students will be fundraising for the Art Center by selling tickets to the Beaux Arts Ball and securing sponsorships. During the orientation, they will receive more information about the process. All teens (freshmen through senior) will be required to volunteer and will receive more information about that at the first workshop. The workshop will run until 6:30 p.m.
Four more workshops are part of the program: “Business Etiquette” on Oct. 24, 2021 at 5 p.m.; “Relationships/The Art of the Ask” on Jan. 23, 2022 at 5 p.m.; “Personal Branding” on Feb. 20, 2022 at 5 p.m.; and an art workshop on Jan. 22, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon. All workshops are mandatory except for the art workshop.
The Beaux Arts Program will culminate on March 26, 2022, with the Beaux Arts Ball at the Oakley Lindsay Center. At the Ball, the teen who raises the most money for the Art Center will be crowned Philanthropic Champion of the Year. The teen who volunteers the most hours for the Art Center will be crowned Volunteer Champion of the Year. Both teens will receive a $500 scholarship to the college of their choice. The Ball will include an art exhibit created by Art Center Ambassadors and recognition of all who participated in the program.

Workshop Dates & Topics:

October 10 at 5 PM:

Functions of a Nonprofit & Beaux Arts Orientation

Led by Jennifer Teter & Ann Miller Titus

Description: The functions of a nonprofit depend on the mission, vision, and values of an organization. We will explore how a nonprofit can address community needs. Nonprofits rely on donations and grants from people who support the cause, as well as other organizations or government entities. Nonprofits can take the form of anything from soup kitchens, local churches, homeless shelters, to labor unions, museums, universities, and hospitals. The Art Center and other nonprofits will be explored as examples as we dive into the functions of a nonprofit and how community members, like you, can get involved. 

Jennifer Teter bio: 

Jennifer Teter has been volunteering and working with nonprofit organizations since childhood. Teter has volunteered and been a leader for the Girl Scouts, service clubs, art-based clubs, community committees and non-profit boards. Teter is currently the Executive Director and Curator for the Quincy Art Center. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Truman State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University.

Ann Miller Titus bio: 

Ann grew up in this region, in Hancock County.  After graduating High School, she attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where she received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology.  Her first job as an Audiologist was at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Indianapolis.  Then she took at job at the Indiana School for the Deaf.  

In 1994, she moved back to the region and began working as a fiber artist.  Her husband took a job with their family business here in Quincy.  Since moving to Quincy, Ann became an owner and manager of an art gallery in Hannibal.

With these work experiences, Ann learned about two types of businesses and organizations:  Federal and State Agencies and for-profit privately owned businesses.

In 1996, she was invited to serve on the Board at Cornerstone:  Foundations for Families, a mental health agency here in Quincy and that was her first experience as a volunteer with a not-for-profit organization.  In 2016, she joined the Board at the Quincy Art Center and is currently serving as the President of that Board.

October 24 at 5 PM 

Business Etiquette 

Led by Carol Brockmiller

Carol Brockmiller Bio: 

Ms. Brockmiller is the Chief Executive Officer for Quincy Medical Group in her seventh year of that role.  Ms. Brockmiller is a Quincy native and graduated from Quincy University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in political Science.  She is a Certified Medical Practice Executive with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Ms. Brockmiller has been with Quincy Medical Group for nearly 25 years and previously served in the role of Chief Operations Officer, as well as division lead for business services, compliance, privacy, marketing, multiple ancillary departments, and business development.

Ms. Brockmiller board services includes GREDF, Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Pool, Sunset Home, QMG Healthcare Foundation, and JWCC Foundation.

Ms. Brockmiller has served AMGA in the capacity of Board of Directors, as well as the Public Policy Committee, Government Relations Council, and AMGA Voice Board.  Ms. Brockmiller attends Capitol Hill Day annually, meeting with legislators regarding the landscape of healthcare reform and the impact on patients, employers, and healthcare organizations in her region.  

Ms. Brockmiller and her husband, Jerry “Brock”, have a blended family of five children ranging from 15 – 27.


Jan. 23, 2022 at 5 PM

Relationships/TheArt of the Ask

Led by Payne Schoen

Relationships are the key to success, and anyone who is introverted, extroverted, task or people-focused can learn how to develop them. We will talk about how to lean on your strengths to create better connections and become comfortable asking people for support. 

Payne Schoen’s Bio:

For the last decade, Payne Schoen has worked to create and developed high-performance teams. In 2019, Payne started providing performance coaching to individual clients looking to accelerate their development and goal achievement. A year later, he founded Payne Schoen Consulting to expand his services to companies helping them develop their most valuable resource, their people. At the core of success is the ability to communicate and connect with people effectively. Payne works with his clients to better understand human behavior, increase influence, and develop high-performance environments. 

In his free time, Payne enjoys spending time with his family, playing barbies and dolls with his 3- and 5-year-old daughters, and playing golf with his friends.  

Feb. 20, 2022

Personal Branding 

Led by Bryan Langston

Description: Personal Branding is about developing and managing the legacy or impression you want to leave.  From high school to career, you will be competing for resources in many ways.  Because it’s a competition, you have to be conscious of how you are developing relationships and references along the way who will support your goals.  We’ll talk about ways to do that and things to watch out for.

Bryan Langson Bio: 

Bryan Langston has been a resident of Quincy since 2006 and lives here with his wife, Kelli, and their two sons. He has worked for Dot for 20+ years in a number of roles from Sales to Warehouse to now managing their Transportation company.  He enjoys hunting, golf, travel, and hanging out with his family.

The Quincy Art Center Board, Staff, and Beaux Arts Ball Commission are excited to announce several updates to the Beaux Arts Ball, including scholarships and professional development opportunities.

The Beaux Arts Ball is an annual fundraiser for the Art Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The Art Center provides opportunities for growth and appreciation of the visual fine arts through exhibitions and programs in the community. Changes to the program reflect the Art Center’s strategic plan and the desire to carry on the tradition of Beaux Arts, which is to give young people an opportunity to volunteer and learn to be philanthropists for our community.

First, the Art Center is opening up participation for the top prizes to all high school seniors regardless of gender. The high school senior who raises the most money for The Art Center will be awarded Philanthropic Champion of the Year. The student that volunteers the most hours for The Art Center will be awarded Volunteer Champion of the Year. Scholarships worth $500 will be offered to both the top fundraiser and top volunteer.

Additionally, workshops will be added for teens in grades 9th through 12th so they can learn The Art of Philanthropy. Topics will include the functions of a nonprofit organization, how to fundraise and volunteer, how to dress for success, and more.

Finally, the date of the event will be March 26, 2022 to ensure the best chance at celebrating the students safely in person and to provide a better transition for the changes to the program. The event will be held at the Oakley Lindsay Center.

The purpose of Beaux Arts remains the same. This unique opportunity has helped hundreds of young people to learn the importance of giving back to the community and has provided them with experiences that last a lifetime, not to mention added valuable skills for their college applications. Thanks to the generosity of the Quincy community, the Art Center has been able to continue this tradition for more than 90 years. Their goal now is to broaden that tradition to include more young people to ensure that all students have access to this opportunity to get involved. 

Many of the aspects of Beaux Arts will be retained. Participants will be able to enjoy all the festivities of dressing and preparing for a formal event and will benefit from the camaraderie formed while planning, volunteering, and fundraising for the Beaux Arts program.

The Beaux Arts Program is open to high school teens within a 50-mile radius of Quincy and beyond. For more information about the Beaux Arts Program and how to get involved, email Director of Development, Alta King at, visit the Art Center at 1515 Jersey St. in Quincy, or call at call (217) 223-5900. 

Past Queens

2020 Beaux Arts Ball

Allyson Hayden, daughter of  Dr. Daniel & Victoria Hayden, proudly wearing the Beaux Arts Crown after years of volunteering and fundraising for the Art Center.

2019 Beaux Arts Ball

Abigail Oakley, daughter of Hal & Kathy Oakley, proudly wearing the Beaux Arts Crown after years of volunteering and fundraising for the Art Center.

2018 Beaux Arts Ball
Skylar Rose Heinze, the daughter of Brian & Beth Heinze, won the crown after a year of work to support the Quincy Art Center.
2017 Beaux Arts Ball
Brenna Phillips daughter of Scott & Cindy Phillips, celebrates with her father after the coronation.
2016 Beaux Arts Ball
Erica Elyse Ernst daughter of John and Debbie Ernst, celebrates with her father after the coronation.
2015 Beaux Arts Ball
Congratulations to Audrey Roman, daughter of Robert and Sarah Roman, for being named the 2015 Beaux Arts Ball Queen!
2014 Beaux Arts Ball
Emily McCleery and father William  McCleery celebrate after the coronation.
2013 Beaux Arts Ball
Anna Mcnay and her father Richard continue the tradition in the 83rd annual Beaux Arts Ball!
2012 Beaux Arts Ball
Alyson Tappe, 2012 Queen and daughter of  Ted & Raina Tappe, celebrates with her father after the coronation.

Young Women of Achievement Award

2020 Young Woman of Achievement Award Winner

Haley Dotson was named the 2020 Young Woman of Achievement. Through volunteer work at the Art Center, Haley repeatedly depicted the characteristics of a community leader. Thank you for your service to the Art Center!