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50th Annual High School Student Competition and 7th Annual High School Art Teacher Exhibit
Date  February 3-March 2, 2024 @ 11AM - 6PM

On Exhibit: Saturday, February 3 – March 2, 2024

Exhibit Hours: The 50th Annual High School Art Competition Exhibit will be on display until March 2. The Art Center is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 1515 Jersey St. Art Center exhibits are always free and open to the public.

Quincy Art Center is proud to announce the winners of the 50th Annual High School Student Art Competition. Submission for this competition was open to high school artists in grades 9th – 12th from 20 counties in the tristate area. A total of 99 works of art were selected from those submitted for the Art Center’s latest exhibit. The juror for the 50th Annual High School Student Art Competition is Nick Potter, Ph.D, the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri. Potter teaches courses in writing and theory for digital media. He is the author of New Animals, recipient of the 2014 Subito Press Prize for Innovative Prose. His writing and comics can be found in Ninth LetterBlack Warrior ReviewPank MagazineFourteen HillsCaketrainBat City Review, and The Rumpus, among others. He has been a recipient of the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction, and recently received an honorable mention in Best American Essays 2015. He also serves as the comics editor for Anomalous Press. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah, an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University, and a Ph.D in English and Creative Writing from The University of Missouri.

In addition to the competition, the Art Center also hosted the 7th Annual High School Art Teacher Exhibit. All high school visual art teachers with students who entered the high school competition were eligible to enter. The winner of the Art Teacher Award is awarded $300 to use toward their classroom to purchase art supplies, art equipment, or an art lesson brought to your classroom by the Art Center.

Artwork Cover Photo: Best of Show in 2024, Synthia Krigmeier-Scott, Painterly Charm, acrylic, Fort Madison High School, 10 grade