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Quincy Art Center unveils Biennial Quad-State Exhibit

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The Quincy Art Center unveiled it's newest exhibit Friday night, as The Biennial Quad-State kicked off at 6 p.m.

It includes 71 different paintings, sculptures, and photography from artists from Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri.

The exhibit even includes a handful of work from local artists as well.

Julie Nelson the executive Director for the Art Center says those 71 pieces were narrowed down from over 200 different submissions by Annemarie Sawkins, Ph.D., an independent art curator who served as a judge for the competition.

Nelson says they are pleased to offer such a diverse collection to the community.

"I'm very proud of this show, it took a lot of work to put together, and the staff worked very hard, and now is the chance to bring the artists together with the community, it's very exciting."

The exhibit will run through August 4th.

It's $3 to get in for adults, and $1 for seniors and children.

Award Winners for the exhibit are as follows:

  • Best of Show: Aaron Tinder, of Indianola, IA- Wonderful (And Other Songs) ($1,000 cash prize) 
  • Second place: Dan Perry, of Waterloo, IA- Nobody But You ($750 cash prize)
  • Third place: Sarah Minor, of Monroe City, MO- Life in the Deep ($500 cash prize) 
  • Merit Award: Kelly Eddington, of Saint Joseph, IL- Abandoned Knowledge ($350 cash prize) 
  • Honorable Mention: John DenHouter, of Edwardsville, IL- Sisters ($200 cash prize)
  • Honorable Mention: Thomas Heinz, of Hinsdale, IL- 14 Hrs: Sunlight on Ash Tree ($200 cash prize)
  • Honorable Mention: Sally Bliss Nolan, of Monticello, IL- Uh huh, uh-huh ($200 cash prize)
  • Honorable Mention: Lydia O'Neal, of Hamilton, IL- The Eye Exam ($200 cash prize)
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