Any artist, 18 years of age or older living in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, & Missouri and working in any medium may enter. All works must be original and must have been completed by the artist within the last 3 years, 2016 through 2019.
There is $4,650 available for cash awards: Best of Show will receive $1,500, Second place $750, Third place $500, two Merit Awards $350, four Honorable Mention Awards at $200 each, one 3-D Recognition $200, and one Recognition of a Local Artist living within a 50 mile radius of Quincy, IL at $200.
Individual artists may submit 3 works with a $35 entry fee for current Art Center members and a $40 entry fee for non-members. Up to 2 additional artworks may be entered for $10 each. A maximum of three artworks can be accepted by the judge from each artist. Collaborative artwork will not be accepted. All entries must be completed by 5 pm on Monday, April 1 in order to be judged.
John Schuerman, self-taught artist and independent curator, of Minneapolis, MN is the sole juror. The juror will select accepted artworks online and will travel to the Art Center to select award winners in person.