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2023 Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Area Artist Showcase
Date  November 17, 2023-January 6, 2024 @ 11AM - 6PM

2023 Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Area Artist Showcase

Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 – Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024

29th Annual Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Area Artist Showcase 

Eligibility: Artists Ages 18 and older, living within a 50-mile radius of Quincy are eligible to submit work to be considered for this juried competition. All works must have been completed within the last three years (nothing before 2020) and have not been previously exhibited with the Art Center. Collaborative artwork is not eligible. The Quincy Art Center Executive Director and Board President and their family members are ineligible to enter. Please read the full prospectus for all details and requirements

Entrance Requirements: Each artist may submit up to three works. $15 entry fee per artwork. Art Center 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 double doorway.

We do not accept artificial intelligence-generated art (AI-ART) for the competition. Our competition is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating human creativity and artistic expression. We encourage artists to submit their original, human-created artworks that reflect their individual perspectives and creative journeys, allowing us to appreciate the depth and diversity of human artistic talent.

Drop-off dates:
Wednesday, Nov. 1,  11 AM – 6 PM
Thursday, Nov. 2, 11 AM – 6 PM
Friday, Nov. 3, 11 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 AM – 6 PM

About the Exhibit:
Enjoy our most popular annual exhibit featuring new artwork by local artists. This is a wonderful opportunity to support artists and the Art Center by purchasing original artworks to enjoy in your home or business.  This exhibit will be on display at Quincy Art Center, located at 1515 Jersey St in Quincy, IL. The Art Center’s exhibits are FREE and open to the public Wednesday – Saturday from 11 AM – 6 PM and by appointment by calling 217-223-5900.  Generous sponsorship for this exhibit has been provided by the Oakley and Lindsay families, and the Illinois Arts Council.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 from 7 PM – 9 PM. This event is FREE and open to the public. This will be the first chance for the community to see the pieces selected for this exhibit. Award winners will be announced at 7:30 PM.

About the 2023 Juror: Marilynne Bradley, RMNWS, WSA, KWS, KYWCS, SW, LWS, TWS. MWS, SLWS, OWS, GWS, MoWS

Marilynne lives and works in Webster Groves, MO. She is an artist, teacher, and highly sought-after workshop instructor, nationally and internationally. She has been acknowledged in Who’s Who in American Women ArtistsWorld’s Who’s Who of Women, and Who’s Who in the World. She is a signature artist member of the Southern Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society, Alabama WC Society, Georgia WC Society, Kansas WC Society, Kentucky WC Society, Louisiana WC Society, Missouri WC Society, Oklahoma WC Society and a Distinguished Member and Century Member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. She was a reader for the Advanced Placement in Art History at Princeton University. She received a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Recognition in 2013. In 2017 Webster University awarded her with the Outstanding Alumni Award. She is an Honorary Lifetime Achievement award winner in Watercolor USA. She is a past president of the Southern Watercolor Society and many art society boards. Her work is recognized in museum exhibitions, accepted in major national juried competitions, and included in many major corporate collections in the United States, France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Korea, Australia, Tahiti, and China. She has had over 200 one-person exhibits and received over 75 awards. Marilynne received her BFA from Washington University, an MAT from Webster University, and her MFA from Syracuse University. She is currently a full professor at Webster University. In the past, she has instructed classes and workshops at the Kansas City Art Institute, St. Louis University, William Woods University, Columbia College, Washington University, and many national watercolor societies. Besides presenting lectures and demonstrations she is in demand for jurying exhibits. Her paintings have been included in: The Best of WatercolorARTFOLIO 2020/2022, Watercolor Mag, and Northlight. She has written and illustrated three watercolor books, the latest being St. Louis in Watercolor, and created several instructional videos.

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