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Mon–Fri: 10a–5p
Sat: 11a–5p

Closed Sundays



Fax: 309.793.1265

Rock Island Gallery

current Exhibit
emily newman & randy richmond
october 18 - december 6, 2019
opening reception: october 18, 7 - 9 pm
On exhibit from August 23rd through October 11th, 2019, will be mixed media works by Lisa Mahar of Rock Island, IL and paintings by Jessica Bingham of Peoria, IL.
The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9pm on October 18th at Quad City Arts in Rock Island.
emily newman
Emily Newman presents "Sky Weave". Newman’s work deals with time and space. She makes contrasts in her art between small woven landscapes and outer space. The artist choses to explore pictorial space and actual space, through various fiber compositions. She uses the compositions as a metaphor to connect people to a place.
randy richmond
Randy Richmond presents “The Set Table: Forks on the Left, Metaphors on the Right” photographic “sketches” that come from the creative process he uses to arrive at his “Nature Morte” images. Richmond creates still life scenarios indoors in order to work out the relationships between objects, before taking them outside to photograph during the last light of the day. The making of these images is integral in the creative process and illustrates, that no matter how much technology is introduced into the medium of photography there is more to creating a compelling image then pushing a button.
up next...
chris rayburn, tim schiffer & john miller
december 13 - january 24, 2020
opening reception: december 13, 7 - 9 pm

About the Rock Island Gallery

The Quad City Arts Gallery is home to an exhibition space located on the first floor. The building, which was once a turn-of-the-century department store, features hardwood floors & an amazing fourteen foot-high ceiling. The exhibition space is more than 1,500 sq. ft., a perfect space to showcase large paintings, sculptures & enjoy an occasional performance. 

Gallery Store

The Quad City Arts Gallery is also home to a Gallery Store, a great place to purchase the original artwork of over 75 regional artists.

For artists interested in selling their artwork, our Gallery Store has an ongoing Call for Entries. We accept entries continually and present them to the Public & Visual Arts Committee for jurying four times per year. The work is presented by our staff to the committee through a blind jury process, so that the members do not see the name of the person applying. Notification is sent out directly following each meeting. Our Gallery Store represents over 75 local and regional artists working in just about any medium. Quality, originality and salability are the primary considerations for our committee. There is no cost to apply.

Each entry must include an information page with:

  • Your contact information

  • A list including the title, price, size and medium of the 6 images you plan to submit

  • A brief paragraph about your work

  • 6 focused images of your work which should be saved as jpegs at 300-600 DPI. Save the file as the title of the work and make sure your name does not appear with the images. You may write your name on the disc itself. Note: You may also email images to and attach word documents to the email.

  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope if you submit a disc and would like it returned, making sure the package is large enough and has adequate postage affixed to ensure its’ safe return.

For more information contact Visual Arts Director Dawn Wohlford-Metallo.