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.



Western Illinois University Art Gallery

Solo Exhibition

On View: August 22 – September 30, 2016
Reception: Friday, September 9, 4:30-6:00pm; with gallery talk by the artist at 5:15pm


College of Fine Arts and Communication
University Art Gallery
Western Illinois Univeristy – 1 University Circle – Macomb, IL


“Arts at the Arb”: Clinton, IA

The Clinton Community College Bickelhaupt Arboretum is hosting the unique artistic experience, “Arts at the Arb”.

“Arts at the Arb” will continue from August 1 – October 2, 2016. During the festival, artists Robyn L. Smith and V. Skip Willits, will display their unique art on the grounds of the arboretum.  The Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau has been a partner in the planning of this opportunity to view interesting artwork on the beautiful grounds of the Bickelhaupt Arboretum.

Smith, art instructor at CCC, is an observational artist who will display artistic flags and sails. Willits, a well-known local sculptor who already has a large piece permanently installed at the arboretum, will install sculptures throughout the arboretum’s 14 – acre grounds for the festival.  The two artists will also collaborate on a work of art.

Tours are free and open to the public.   Self-guided maps are available at the arboretum at the lower parking lot kiosk. The grounds are open from dawn until dusk throughout the year. The public is encouraged to come and explore.

For more information, contact Margo Hansen, Director of Programs at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum.  563-242-4771.


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.


Cancer Survivor Art:  Living Proof Exhibit

Living Proof Exhibit

Presented in collaboration with the nonprofit organization Living Proof Exhibit, whose mission is to enrich the lives of those impacted by cancer through the therapeutic benefits of the arts, the Living Proof Exhibit is a celebration of the creative spirit of cancer survivors within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities.

Living Proof Exhibit will be on view through October 16, 2016 and is sponsored by Royal Neighbors of America.



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 through September: 9:30-11:30 YMCA FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK AT MAE.

–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.

A free public reception will take place on Sunday, October 3 from 2-4 p.m. in the Figge Art Museum’s Grand Lobby. Visitors can meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar.

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:

Opening Reception & Gallery Talk

2-4 p.m. Sunday, October 2

Free admission

Meet artist Rose Frantzen and her husband Chuck Morris, who was instrumental in planning the layout and logistics of the piece, at an opening reception for the exhibition.

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, October 9, 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.


Gardens in Art: French Impressionism

50 minute art talk presented by Carol Ehlers,

Senior Art Insight Program, Art Institute of Chicago

Date: First Friday, October 7, 2016 at 3:00

Location: Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL 61265

For information contact, Gretchen Small, Director of Programs and Collections at 309-743-2701

For centuries and around the world, gardens have been portrayed. By the 1860s, gardens were highly popular in France; the introduction and cross-breeding of new plants and flower species and the opening to the public of the former royal parks had stimulated a great horticultural movement. The Impressionist artists: Monet, Caillebotte, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Morisot and others turned to garden for artistic inspiration. Although Monet’s garden was a major force, the talk will include other artists of this period to give a better understanding of the types of gardens and appreciation for less familiar Impressionist during this period. With the delight of color and modern-life themes, the Impressionists offered a deep appreciation of their gardens and flowers through their artwork.


Downtown Iowa City Gallery Walk

Meet the artists, October 7, 5-8pm during Iowa City Gallery Walk’s final event of the year. Gallery Walk takes place at twelve locations in downtown Iowa City and is self-guided, free and family-friendly. Maps are available at each location. Gallery Walk’s newest participant is Public Space One, located in the Wesley Building, 120 N. Dubuque. Other participants include AKAR, B Gallery, The Englert Theatre, Glassando, Iowa Artisans Gallery, MidWestOne Bank, rsvp, Textiles, the Senior Center’s Old Post Office Gallery, United Action for Youth (UAY) and US BANK.

Visit 5 of the 12 venues during the Gallery Walk for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from AKAR. In order to qualify, participants will have their Gallery Walk postcard or map stamped, available at each location. Simply present the mailer card for a “punch” at Gallery Walk locations. Completed cards may be dropped off at any participating venue.

Public Space One showcases work by the Mindful Artist Collective.

Mindful Artist Collective is a group of multi-disciplinary, visual artists who will transform the gallery at PS1 through a showcase of artwork from the individual artists of the collective in tandem with their collaborative work and installation. Curated and organized by Mindful Artist Collective and the PS1 gallery team, artists included in the exhibition are Taylor Ross, Carlos Maldonado, Kenny Morgan, Narciso Elizalde, and John Quinn Petsel. Public Space One is located at 120 North Dubuque, in the Wesley Center. (Contact Kalmia Strong, kalmia@publicspaceone.com ) (Ends October 22)

Iowa Artisans Gallery presents Four Seasons in Iowa, Pastel Paintings by Marcia Wegman.  Wegman is an award-winning local artist who is featured in an 8-page article in the December-January International Artist magazine.  Wegman has won many awards at exhibitions across the country. She was also featured in Pastel Journal, as well as in Iowa Pastel Landscapes, a book published locally in 2014 by Penfield Press. Wegman comments, “pastels lend themselves to developing the ephemeral aspects of light and color in the landscape. I enjoy challenging myself in constantly finding new ways to explore the forms, rhythm, lines, repetition, light and color in the Iowa landscape.” Iowa Artisans Gallery is located at 207 E Washington St. (contact: Astrid Bennett, 319-430-3183 cell; 319-351-8686 gallery phone, iowaartisansgallery@gmail.com ) (Ends November 6)

The Senior Center features Rita Tomanek: Kaleido Scopes in the Old Post Office Gallery, and the Senior Center Member Exhibit in the Top Floor Gallery. Rita Svoboda Tomanek, of Iowa City earned her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Iowa where she also did graduate work in Religion and Health. Her paintings, mixed media, sculptures, and photographs have been exhibited throughout Iowa. She developed the Art Cart Program at UIHC’s Project Art. This current exhibit features “Kaleido Scopes,” photography and other media works. The Senior Center Member Show celebrates the Senior Center’s 35th Anniversary with art by a small group of current Center members. The Old Post Office Gallery is located at 28 S. Linn St.  (contact: Michelle Buhman: 319-356-5222, Michelle-Buhman@iowa-city.org ) (ends Dec 22)

AKAR features the work of well-known ceramist, Ron Meyers. AKAR is located at 257 E. Iowa Avenue. (contact gallery@akardesign.com) (Ends October 21)

B Gallery returns to Gallery Walk with an exhibit of watercolors by Hal Ide entitled Croatia Pictures. Ide’s current watercolor exhibit was inspired by his recent trip to Croatia to swim in the Adriatic Sea with his fellow open water enthusiasts. Life on a sailboat, cruising from picturesque town to hidden caves to quiet coves, and eating the local cuisine shaped the Croatia Pictures. The stunning colors and vivid images have a unique balance of color, light, and motion. B Gallery is located upstairs in the Hall Mall, Suite 1, near Film Scene.

(Contact Chris Ameling: 319.338.1167, cameling@barkerapartments.com )(Ends November 1)

US Bank hosts Woman’s Work, sculpture + works for the wall by Amber O’Harrow, Becky Hoffbauer, Candida Mauer, Cynthia Rolfes, Dawn Harbor, Ivy Moore, Melissa Arp, Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, Sandy Dyas. US Bank is located at 204 E Washington St. (Contact Dawn Harbor, dawn.harbor@me.com, or Julie Nieland, JULIE.A.NIELAND@usbank.com ) (Ends ?)

r.s.v.p. hosts  Thinking Happy Thoughts: Iowa political cartoons in pen and ink by Mark Vollenweider. The exhibit will be on display through Election Day. r.s.v.p. is located at 140 North Linn St, next to the Motley Cow. (contact: Niki Neems, 319-337-4400, Niki@RSVP-ASAP.com.) (ends Nov 8.)

Textiles showcases art by Lexi Brunk.  A student at the University of Iowa, Brunk will be showing paintings and photographs. Textiles is located at 109 S. Dubuque St.,  (contact: Ritu Jain, rjtextiles@gmail.com, (319) 339-0410).

The Englert Theatre presents Ugly Marvels and Anti-heroes: Aaron Hall Holmgren & Amy Donovan. Artist Aaron Hall Holmgren and Anova Cosplay’s Amy Donovan will present new artwork centered around the comic book world. Hall Holmgren will display drawings, and Donovan will present original Anova Cosplay costumes.

The Englert is located at  221 E. Washington St. (Contact: Sarah Shonrock, sarah@englert.org) (ends Oct. 11)

Peggy Sharr: Wire-wrapped Natural Stone Jewelry, will be on display at Glassando. Sharr is a resident of Coralville. Glassando is located in the Old Capitol Mall. (contact Abby Restko, 341-7887, service@glassando.com)  (ends Nov 30)

UAY (United Action for Youth) presents Emma Luckett: The World Through My Eyes The UAY Youth Center is located at 355 Iowa Avenue. (contact: Michal Hampton, mickey.hampton@unitedactionforyouth.org) (ends ?)

MidWestOne Bank’s presents the work of local artist and educator Christian Aanestad in the Teller Lobby Restoration.   MidWestOne Bank is located at 102 S. Clinton St. (contact: Kristin Summerwill, 319-337-8615, kesummerwill@msn.com)

For more information on Gallery Walk, contact Iowa Artisans Gallery (319) 351-8686.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON GALLERY WALK: The downtown Gallery Walk was started in the early 1990’s as a way of showcasing MC Ginsberg’s exhibit of work to be auctioned at the Domestic Violence Intervention Program’s Fine Art and Fun Fundraiser. At that time, participants numbered five: MC Ginsberg, Iowa State Bank & Trust, Iowa Artisans Gallery/DJ Rinner Goldsmith, Arts Iowa City and the Barn Collections (no longer downtown.) For several years, the DVIP fundraiser continued to be the centerpiece of the March Gallery Walk, but other Walks were added in June, during the Iowa Arts Festival and in October. Gallery Walk is administered by volunteers. Several of the exhibition venues are devoted to businesses other than art but demonstrate the vibrant cultural scene in Iowa City. Anyone wishing to exhibit work in one of the exhibition venues should contact Astrid Bennett, iowaartisansgallery@gmail.com.


“A Brief History of Bucktown”

Copies of “A Brief History of Bucktown” will be available for purchase in the Boho Chic Gallery starting on Final Friday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. when Jonathan will return for a book signing during Bucktown’s wine walk. An exhibit featuring Bucktown-themed artifacts (on loan from the German American Heritage Center, Putnam Museum and Stage One Studio), plus historic photos, will be part of a first-floor display along with 3D Stereograph interactive demonstrations by Norm & Jonette Appleton of Bettendorf



Artists celebrate 10 years at Bucktown Center for the Arts!

Dee Schricker and Heidi Brandt will be celebrating 10 years of exhibiting their art at Bucktown. Both artists started by renting an 8’ x 12’ wall space in one of the first galleries at Bucktown.

The artists will hold a ribbon cutting Friday at 5:30, Sept. 30 followed by an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is located on the first floor of Bucktown Center for the Arts. For questions or comments, contact Heidi Brandt at 563-386-0963.

Bucktown Center for the Arts is supported by Midcoast Fine Arts, an organization stimulating our community’s cultural and economic vitality through the support of regional visual arts and artists. To learn more about Bucktown visit www.bucktownarts.com or Midcoast Fine Arts, see www.midcoast.org.


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 I: Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Swamp Thing
We’ll collage, paint and papier-mâché turtles, alligators and other swamp creatures. Lots of three-dimensional constructions.
4-6 year olds | Corrine Smith | $42

All Things Paint
Explore the many ways to paint with acrylic paint and watercolors, as we work realistically and abstractly.  We’ll use bubble paint and tissue paper paint, just to name a few.
7-8 year olds | Adrianna Corby-Winn | $42

Nature Design
Learn two-dimensional design as we look at shapes and colors of autumn.  Trees, leaves, and animals will be our inspiration.  You will receive a sketchbook you’ll get to keep to continue drawing.
9-12 year olds | Heike Ehlers  | $42

Session I: Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29
11 a.m.-noon

The Great Outdoors
Collage a forest, construct a campsite, paint a backpack and more! We’ll work with a wide variety of materials.
4-6 year olds | Corrine Smith | $42

Crafting Workshop
Learn basic drawing, painting, and craft techniques as we look at animals and shapes in nature.  This will be a drawing and multi media class.
7-8 year olds | Heike Ehlers | $42

Architecture 101
Using a variety of media, we will draw buildings in 3D and add architectural details. Learn about perspective drawing too!
9-12 year olds | Adrianna Corby-Winn | $42

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.         Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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 Building
Instructor: Chad Ellison
Saturday, October 1st
For student 18 and under
Free of charge

“Up Close with Chuck Close” Mixed Media
Instructor: Cherry Simmons
Saturday, October 8th
For students 7th-12th Grades
Free of Charge

Clay Building
Instructor: Chad Ellison
Saturday, October 15th
For student 18 and under
Free of charge

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.

Chinese Ink Painting and Watercolor
Instructor: Nancy Silver
10am – 2pm   Saturday, October 1
$45 member; $55 non/member

Acrylic Painting – Secret Techniques of the Renaissance Masters
Instructor: Emily Majeski
6 – 8pm   Tues., Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 & Nov. 1
$85/member; $95/non-member

Figure Drawing – Clothed Model
Instructor: Bill Gustafson
6 – 8pm   Wednesdays, October 5 – 26
$75/member; $85/non-member

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 Quad City Artists

Outdoor Art Fair in Leach Park, Bettendorf
(near I-74 bridge, by the river)
October 15, 2016 3-6 pm
Savor the Arts Wine Walk
A limited number of artists will be accepted, so call now to reserve your spot and have a chance to win the People’s Choice prize money. Tents can be set up on either grass or concrete.
Contact Denise at 563-344-4526.
There will be an admission fee for the public to cover wine and beer samplings, and artists will get 2 free tickets to the event.


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.


September 30, 2016 – CALL FOR SMALL ART: 6X6NW FREE ENTRY!

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for 6X6NW, an exhibition and fundraiser event featuring hundreds of small artworks. Each artwork must be 6”x 6” and artists may enter up to 10 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). There is no fee to enter. Details: 206-417-4645 OR www.shorelinearts.net/6x6nwcall

September 30, 2016 – CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Just A Minute Festival is an online, viewer's choice event that encourages people to use the technology they have around them to tell stories, record events, move with emotion or create art. Films can be of any genre or on any subject. The only requirement is that the film is no more than 60 seconds in total running time. There are cash prizes and no entry fee. Details: www.JustAMinute.tv


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


Design U.S. Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin

The United States Mint is pleased to announce a call for artists to design both the obverse and reverse of the commemorative coin that will acknowledge America’s fight against breast cancer. Authorized by law, the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act recognizes the many Americans who are impacted by the disease and the effort to prevent it through research. The competition invites artists to design images emblematic of the fight against breast cancer, with the winning artist to be awarded $10,000 and have his or her initials included on the minted coins. The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program includes a gold, silver, and clad coin, with the gold version to be made of pink gold, a first for the United States Mint. Full details, including access to entry, rules, and deadlines, are available at www.usmint.gov/competition.

“The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Design Competition provides a special opportunity for artists to capture and convey the spirit of the American public to overcome this disease,” said Rhett Jeppson, Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint. “This commemorative coin, designed by and for the public, will hold special significance to all the people impacted by breast cancer.”

The public competition is being conducted in two phases. Phase One, which is open today through October 17, 2016, or until 1,000 entries are received, calls for artists age 18 and older to submit portfolios of their prior work. From these entries, an expert jury will select no more than 20 applicants to participate in Phase Two. During Phase Two, artists will be paid a stipend of $1,000 to submit designs for the obverse and reverse of the coin. The designs can be conveyed and submitted as print or physical renderings or both. The winning artist will receive an additional $10,000 and will have his or her initials included on the coin. The final winner will be announced in June 2017. The competition can be accessed online at www.usmint.gov/competition, which also provides rules, details, and timelines.

An expert jury composed of members of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will review and score design submissions. Both of these groups provide experienced and impartial expertise in advancing the state of public art and the interests of American citizens and coin collectors.

With the winning design selected, the United States Mint will begin issuing gold, silver, and clad commemorative coins in 2018. The gold versions will be the first “pink gold” coins in the U.S. and will contain not less than 75 percent gold, as mandated by the law. Surcharges for this program are authorized to be paid to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, based in New York City, to further its efforts in breast cancer research.


Call for Entries

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.

Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 30, 2016

2017 EXHIBITION | February 4 – May 6, 2017 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or exhibit@dentonarts.com


Art Deadlines List – DOZENS of Calls for Entry!

Visit: http://artdeadlineslist.com/




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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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