Opportunities for Artists

Gallery Shop

We have an ongoing call for entry for the Quad City Arts Gallery Shop located in downtown Rock Island. For details, visit the Rock Island Gallery page.

Other Opportunities for Artists

as of September 23, 2016

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“From here.” at the Catich Gallery

The Catich Gallery presents: From here.
New Work by Matthew Hoffman

—EXHIBITION |  Sept 14 – Oct 25

Do you know that song, that when you hear it, it grabs you and takes you to a moment? A vivid memory you can’t escape feeling?  Maybe it’s a summer, or a relationship. It might pump you up, and you start sprinting. Or maybe it crumples you, and takes you back to that night you sobbed in your car.

That is how Matthew Hoffman wants his work to resonate.  He wants to experience moments, to feel all the highs and lows, and he wants to create those same moments for others.

Hoffman is a Chicago-based artist & designer. His public works have been exhibited internationally and his ideas and work have been included in Good, the New York Times Magazine, and Ready Made. He has also been published in books by Gestalten, Droog, and Taschen, and was featured in a segment on the Oprah network.

Hoffman is the Custodian of You Are Beautiful, a project to better the world in little ways. The message has reached every corner of the globe, with over 2 million stickers shared. The hope is for us to share uplifting thoughts with each other.

Catich and Morrissey Galleries
Our gallery is ALWAYS free and open to the public!
Located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard at St Ambrose University.
For more information, contact: Christopher Reno at 563-333- 6544


Gallery C

Gallery C announces exhibition by HOLLY MEYERS & PAULA HOPKINS

“Stories Told and Untold: Works by Holly Meyers & Paula Hopkins”

Exhibit runs through October 23, 2016

Free and open to all ages.

Holly Meyers is Madison, Wisconsin artist who explores storytelling through painting and drawing. Paula Hopkins lives, works, and creates in Dubuque, Iowa. She studied ceramics and art at Clarke University and found her true expressive state through assemblage.

Gallery C is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, visit ww.wgalleryc.org.

Gallery C is located in the Schmid Innovation Center at 900 Jackson Street in Dubuque, IA. Be a part of the gallery’s evolving exhibitions that create dialog, engage the community, and enrich the experience of the arts in Dubuque and across the region.



Smith Studio and Gallery

ON SPECIAL EXHIBIT at the Smith Studio and Gallery in downtown Geneseo, Illinois, are the photographs of Wheaton, Illinois, artist Tom Phelan. This special exhibition is just in time for the unique Geneseo weekend of “Trains, Planes and Automobiles”. One of Tom Phelan’s goals as an artist is to document the changing mid-western landscape. He primarily photographs those places and objects that are on the verge if disappearing from our collective consciousness —especially old and rusting Trains, Planes and Automobiles!


Hours at the Smith Studio and Gallery are Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-9:00. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00-5:00. Closed on Sunday and Monday.



Augustana Teaching Museum of Art 2016-17 Exhibitions and Events

PERMANENT COLLECTION GALLERY | Works from the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art’s collections are chosen by the Augustana faculty to augment experiences in the classroom. Highlights include Chilean arpilleras, recent acquisitions from the Guerrilla Girls, and works from the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection.

Nampeyo, Large polychrome Olla, ca. 1921, Hand-coiled, traditional open pit firing ceramic. Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection, 2005.1.35.

A WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN THE GALLERY: GUERRILLA GIRLS, 1985-2015 August 26 – October 28, 2016

The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous female collective of artists at work expos­ing sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture for more than 30 years. With facts, humor and outrageous visuals, they reveal the understory, the subtext, the overlooked and the downright unfair.

Guerrilla Girls, Do Women Have to be Naked to get into the Met. Museum?, 1989, Poster. Courtesy of the Guerrilla Girls, guerrillagirls.com.


A Chicago-based visual and performance artist, Junio’s work focuses on the inter­sections of their identities as Asian American, Filipino immigrant, U.S. Navy veteran, gender-fluid and decidedly queer. Their work exists within these contexts but is not bound by them.


NIU’s 30th Anniversary of the Center for Burma Studies

“Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art”

Northern Illinois University in Dekalb is celebrating 30 years as the world’s sole academic center combining teaching, research, and art collections dedicated to Burmese studies.

Burma (Myanmar) is a country in Southeast Asia which has endured isolation for the last four decades. It is also a country with deep rooted Buddhist beliefs.

The NIU campus will have exhibitions and events from August 23 – November 18th, 2016 at various venues, NIU Art Museum in Altgeld Hall, Jack Arends Building, and Founders Memorial Library.  For a full list of calenday events go to NIU Kaleidsoscope of Burmese Art.



Old City Hall Gallery

Artist Rose Frantzen’s Old City Hall Gallery at 121 S. Olive Street will exhibit new  portrait, landscape, and still-life paintings from June 30th 2016 thru December 30th 2016.  Daily summer hours 10am-5pm M-Sat  Sun-12:30-4pm  Winter hours 11am-4pm M-S  Sun-12:30-4pm  closed holidays.  Other hours available by Appointment. For more information -ph-563-321-1074 or 563-652-3405.


Maquoketa Art Experience


-Fiber Arts Studio of Dubuque/Mixed Media Artists

-Thirteen Artists

– K.C. Barnes: Half Century of Art

–Showing now until October 27.

–Two dimensional and three dimensional art in a wide variety of media.

–Exhibitors: Gini Appel, Linda Bernhardt, Joyce Dick, Julie Ferring, Jackie Goodrich, Fran Kennedy, Eloise Koltes, Pauline Maloney, Maureen McDermott, Donna Sue Peck, Lori Rokusek, Diana Strait, and Joan Tully.

Free and open to the public.

Recurring Activities and Exhibits:

–Tuesdays: 4:00-5:00 Awesome Art Association–High School artists meet.

–Third Thursday: Zendoodlers meet: 12:00-4:00.

–Fourth Thursday: Open Studio: Classroom area open to anyone for art activities all afternoon.

MAE will be open from back entrance (Second Street) parking area throughout the Main Street construction project.


Portrait of Maquoketa

Artist Rose Frantzen’s Portrait of Maquoketa will be on view at the Figge Art Museum for the first time since it was acquired for the permanent collection beginning Saturday, October 1.

The exhibition is a multi-panel artwork that includes 180 12×12” oil portraits of people from Maquoketa, Iowa, as well as a 315 square foot landscape view of Maquoketa painted on 34 vertical panels ranging in length from four to ten feet and suspended from the ceiling. The panels are arranged in such a way that when a visitor sits at one end of the installation, all of the panels come together and align as one unified view of Maquoketa as seen from the hills outside of town. The other sides of the landscape panels display all 180 portraits. An audio element by the artist’s brother, John Frantzen, completes the scene.

The project dates back to 2006, when the Frantzen invited townspeople to sit and have their portraits painted in a public studio she set up in a downtown storefront. Over the course of several months, her subjects ranged in age from a few weeks to over 90 years. The portraits were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., prior to creation of the landscape element.

Created with an initial grant from the Iowa Arts Council, the work was acquired by the Figge Art Museum for its permanent collection in 2013, thanks to the generous support of multiple donors.

The exhibition will be accompanied by three of Frantzens’s early sketches for the landscape view as well as four recent large scale oil paintings from important local collections.

The exhibition will be on view through February 12, 2017 and is sponsored by the John Deere Foundation, Cottingham & Butler, Andy and Debi Butler and Ohnward Bancshares, Inc.

Companion Events:

Curator Talk: Brandon Brame Fortune

7 p.m. Thursday, October 20

Free admission

Brandon Brame Fortune is chief curator and curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery where she has worked since 1987. She will be exploring the portraiture of artist Rose Frantzen.

Exhibition Tours

Free with membership or paid admission

1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20

1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29, November 19

Free Family Day

Saturday, December 10

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Scheduled Activities

Enjoy free admission all day, with special activities relating to current exhibitions.


Kaleidoscope ARTivities for Children

Augustana College has been offering creative art classes for children for more than 60 years. Classes are offered all year to ages 4-12 children can attend a series of Saturdays. Kaleidoscope is directed by Augustana College professor of art Rowen Schussheim-Anderson. Some 15 professional artists, art historians and art educators teach the classes.

Classes are held at the Augustana Art Studio, 610 35th St., Rock Island. (Map)

Pre-registration is required. Secure credit card payments can be made using the online registration form.
Checks made payable to Augustana Kaleidoscope may be mailed or delivered in person to 610 35th St. Rock Island, Ill., 61201.

For more information call 309-794-7729.

Materials are included in all class and workshop fees. Unattended classes will result in a refund (minus a $3 handling fee for paper registration/$1 for online) if notification precedes the first class session. There will be supervision between classes. Please have children dress appropriately for art classes. This means clothing that can get dirty after painting, drawing, etc.

Session II: Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3 (no class Thanksgiving weekend)
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Dynamic Designs
Join us as we explore the elements of design. We’ll paint, print, and construct as we learn about line, color, texture and pattern.
4-6 year olds | Corrine Smith | $42

Puppets Puppets Puppets!
Welcome to the fun filled world of puppets! Using various materials, make various types of puppets and learn how to perform them. From finger puppets to hand puppets we’ll create puppet magic!
7-8 year olds | Seth Chappell | $42

Draw Like Van Gogh
Look at famous artists as we draw, paint, and craft masterpieces of our own.  Paint Van Gogh’s chair, draw a tree silhouette, and more, in this multi media class.
9-12 year olds | Heike Ehlers | $42

Session II: Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3 (no class Thanksgiving weekend)
11 a.m.-noon

Under the Big Top
Create clowns, circus animals, and a circus train. We’ll work two- and three- dimensionally with a variety of media.
4-6 year olds | Corrine Smith | $42

Olympic Fun!
Make a variety of Olympic themed projects including an opening ceremony design and your very own gold medal! Explore many mediums and techniques such as clay, watercolor, and several more. We’ll incorporate numerous world favorite sports.
7-8 year olds | Sydney Crumbleholme | $42

Into The Woods!
Fairies and Ogres and Trolls. OH MY! What creatures roam and flutter in your imagination? Look at forest dwellers and create your own version in the form of a puppet, and learn how to perform with it! 9-12 year olds | Seth Chappell | $42


Oct. 22, 1-2:30 p.m.

Halloween Orange Workshop

Draw, paint, work three-dimensionally as we make spooky Halloween stuff!
4-6 year olds | Corrine Smith | $18
7-8 year olds | Heike Ehlers | $18
9-12 year olds | Catherine Gehrmann | $18

Fused Glass for Beginners
Ages 15 through adults
In this one-session workshop, located off-campus in instructor Carol Graham’s studio in northwest Davenport, students will learn the basics of glass cutting, and how to combine and layer glass to create beautiful, one of a kind works of art. Projects include a choice of jewelry pieces, sun catcher, garden stake, or plate. Finished pieces will be available for pick up the week following class. No previous experience necessary. All tools provided for use during class only. The instructor, Carol Graham has made fused glass for 15 years and exhibits her work regionally.

Workshops are available on the following dates and are limited to 4 students per session.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m.           Saturday, Nov. 5, 1-3 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.              Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$35 per session payable to instructor by cash or check (covers all materials/tools).
To register, email instructor Carol Graham. Please indicate which session you are registering for and you will be provided with the address of the workshop.


Buchanan Center for the Arts

All classes include materials (unless otherwise noted), instruction, and refreshments. BCA members receive a 10% discount as part of their annual membership. Call 309-734-3033 for more details or to reserve your spot.

Clay Glazing
Instructor: Chad Ellison
Saturday, October 22nd 10:30am-12:30pm
For student 18 and under
Free of charge

Fused Glass Paper Inclusion Pendants
Instructor: Judi Minor
Saturday, October 22nd 11am-12:30pm
$20 for adult
Free of charge for students 18 and under
(BCA gallery)

Buchanan Center for the Arts
64 Public Square
Monmouth, IL 61462


Figge Art Museum 2016 Fall Classes

Supply lists can be found on our website: www.figgeartmuseum.org.  Go to EDUCATION/CLASSES or call Lynn at 563-326-7804 x2006.

Painting – Impressionist Leanings
Instructor: Pat Halverson
12 – 3pm   Fridays, October 28 – November 18
$95/member; $105/non-member

Watercolor – Find Your Style
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
6 – 8:30   Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
$95/member; $105/non-member

Printmaking for the Beginner
Instructor: Gail Ray
6 – 8pm   Tuesdays, November 8 – 29
$85/member; $95/non-member
Please note: carving tools, ink, brayers (rollers for spreading ink) will be provided.

Sweet Treats Saturday – Cupcake Décor for Bigs and Littles
Instructor: Onnica Marquez
10:30am – 12pm   Saturday, November 12
$25/couple/member; $30/couple/non-member
Limited registration

Passion for Poinsettias – Watercolor Crayon workshop
**Offsite at Wallace’s Garden Center; 2605 Devils Glen Rd., Bettendorf
Class will meet at front of store; students will paint in the greenhouse poinsettia display 
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
12 – 3pm   Sunday, November 13
$35/member; $45/non-member

Pastel Painting – Winter Landscapes
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6 – 8:30pm   Tuesdays, November 22, 29 & December 6, 13
$85/member; $95/non-member

Acrylic Painting – Lovely Landscapes – Beg/Int
Instructor: Pam Ohnemus
12 – 3pm   Fridays, January 20, 27 & February 3, 10, 17
$95/member; $105/non-member


Maquoketa Art Experience

Maquoketa Art Experience is offering more art classes for kids (1st – 12th grade) and adults at various times of the year – They’re seeking to employ an art teacher to provide lessons and skills to participants of these classes!

Maquoketa Art Experience (MAE)

124 S. Main Street

Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

Nancy Kilburg 563-249-6200


Autumn Art Classes at the Bereskin Gallery

Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio have listed classes for Autumn 2016!  Various art classes for kids, teens, adults, and young adult artists with special needs.  They offer a wide variety of mediums as well as dates and times to accommodate your interests and schedule!  Whether you’re seeking a social environment to be creative, or to push your artistic ability, the Bereskin Studio Art Classes are a valuable creative outlet.  To Register for Autumn Art classes go to http://www.bereskinartgallery.com/art-classes/



Call for Vendors!

You may pick up an application at RIFAC or Hauberg during business hours. For more information, call 309-732-2132 or email hauberg@rigov.org.

Now accepting applications for our 2016 Holiday Market at Hauberg Center!


Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9a.m.-1p.m. (vendors will arrive early for set-up)

Hauberg Center: 1300 24th St. • Rock Island, IL 61201 • 309-732-2132 • hauberg@rigov.orgwww.rigov.org/hauberg

You are invited to participate in our annual holiday vendor show where hundreds come each year to shop for unique holiday gifts in a beautiful, historic setting with great parking. Spaces go fast, so be sure to register early!


All spaces include room for a 6-ft. table. You may use ours or bring your own (please note that Hauberg’s tables will vary slightly in shape and size). 2 chairs will be provided for each space. 2nd floor vendors must be able to carry their items up and down 2 flights of stairs. Signs will be posted directing guests to visit all areas of the house where vendors are selling. Both handmade and non-handmade items (such as Scentsy, Origami Owl, etc.) will be accepted, subject to prior approval by event director (similar items will be limited to maintain variety). Clean and well-displayed vintage items are acceptable, but please no ‘garage sale’ type items. Your cashed check or charged card indicates that you have been accepted into our show and additional instructions will follow a few weeks prior to the show date. You may register for up to 2 spaces. We are not asking for door prizes this year, but you may have a drawing at your own table if you wish.


Job Opening – Augustana College Art Department

Augustana College Art Department has an opening this year for someone to teach digital photography in both winter and spring terms. The position will expand next school year.  Candidate needs to hold an MA in photography. The position is described more fully in the link below.



Galesburg Civic Art Center – Hiring Program Coordinator

Hiring a program coordinator part time (15-20 hours a week) The Coordinator will be a HIGHLY motivated, creative individual, preferably experienced in the development and execution of meaningful visual arts programming. S/he must have the drive and passion to connect and engage people of all ages to visual art through innovative programming.

For consideration, please email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to info@galesburgarts.org


Live near Galena or Dubuque? Looking for part-time employment?

Outside the Lines is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, friendly, and flexible person to join their gallery family for approximately 30 hours a week and who can work at either or both of our locations in Galena and Dubuque.

Email resume with cover letter to otlag@aol.com, or mail to OTLAG, 409 Bluff St. Dubuque, IA  52001.


Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities seeks Big Brothers, Big Sisters!

The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities is looking for Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can start kids on the right path to big things!!

One-to-one Community- Based mentoring program

Matches a CAA student (6th, 7th or 8th grade) with a Big (adult volunteer).

Twelve month commitment

6-10 hours per month

Participate in activities planned by CAA and BBBS sponsored activities

Attend career exploration tours and career preparation workshops through BBBS’ COMPASS Program

Do fun activities that interest both of you- riding bikes, visiting a museum or the library, or going to sporting events!

For more information call Sarah Walker at BBBS 563-323-8006


Mercado on Fifth, Moline, IL

West Gateway Partners is Proud to Announce a New and Exciting Development coming to Moline:  Mercado on Fifth, an open-air market, will bring local residents, vendors, and communities together in a multi-cultural atmosphere.

Fridays starting August 26th from 5PM – 9PM and continue until the last week of October.

Located in the Community Health Center parking lot with access to a grass field for live performances and sit down eating!

For more information go to www.MercadoOnFifth.com


Art Deadlines List – DOZENS of Calls for Entry!

Visit: http://artdeadlineslist.com/




Fellowship Resource



Iowa Arts Council News

Visit http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/

New Interactive Website Now Live! iowaculture.gov |
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has launched its new interactive website, which brings together content from five individually managed sites including the former Iowa Arts Council website. The new interactive site will serve as a better resource to provide content and tools, showcase collections and provide more opportunities to connect you to Iowa’s arts, history, film and culture. You can find the Iowa Arts Council directly at www.iowaculture.gov/arts.

The Iowa Arts Council is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and empowers Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by cultivating creativity, participation and learning in the arts. This commitment is made possible by appropriations from the Iowa Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts.

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