The Art Center

Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay

2020 Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase

Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 – Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

Open to artists 18 years of age and older living within a 50-mile radius of Quincy. Artists may enter original artwork in any medium. All works must have been completed within the last three years (nothing before November 2017) and have not been previously exhibited at the Art Center or their satellite exhibit spaces. Collaborative artwork is not eligible. The Quincy Art Center Executive Director and President and their family members are ineligible to enter. Interactive touch artwork is ineligible, due to the current pandemic.

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.

All entries must be hand-delivered and picked up by the artist or their agent during the times listed below. Curbside drop-off and pick-up are available. Accepted list will be emailed to all entered artists by Nov. 11th at 5 p.m.

Hand-Delivery Thursday, Nov. 5, 9am – 4pm, Friday, Nov. 6, 9am – 4pm, and Saturday, Nov. 7, 9am – 4pm

Juror Process: A professional from outside the eligible region with expertise in the visual arts is selected to choose the work for exhibition and awards. The staff and board of the Art Center are never involved in the selection process.

Juror Commentary: Join us on Zoom as the juror shares the selection process and remarks on the artwork, followed by Q and A. An email invitation will be sent to all entered artists.

$1200 Best of Show
$600 Second Place
$300 Third Place
$100 Merit Award (4)
$50 Honorable Mention (4)

Opening Reception: This event will take place November 20th with staggered ticketed viewing times. Visit or call 217-223-5900 to reserve your spot for 7:30 – 8pm, 8 – 8:30pm, or 8:30 – 9pm. The awards ceremony will take place at 7pm and will be live streamed on The Art Center social media platforms.

The health and safety of artists and patrons is a priority. All must adhere to Restore Illinois Guidelines each process of this exhibit.

Full Prospectus & Entry Form

Generous sponsorship has been provided by the Oakley-Lindsay Foundation, the Quincy Herald Whig, the Oakley and Lindsay families, and the Illinois Arts Council.

November 22, 2019 – January 10, 2020

Best of Show –Bill Yates with “Walls & Fences” acrylic

Second Place- Howard Kuo with “Never Give Up!” watercolor

Third Place- Jennifer Bock-Nelson with “Emanation” oil on canvas

Merit Award- Tim O’Neal with “Warm Reflections” oil

Merit Award- Zac Meyer with “Hitchcock Woodstock” mixed media

Merit Award- Kelly Eddington with “The Sisters” watercolor

Merit Award- Amanda Strudwick with “Within Sight” oil on panel

Honorable Mention- Matthew Hemminghaus with “Capitol” inkjet photo

Honorable Mention- Steve Bohnstedt with “Billie” mixed media photography

Honorable Mention- Linda Buechting with “Sue’s Tea & Cookies” watercolor

Honorable Mention- Veronica Sandercock with “Venus Risen” paperclay


Thank you to our sponsors!

The Oakley-Lindsay Foundation, the Oakley & Lindsay family members, the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, Hy-vee Market Grille Express, and is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council.