The Rock Island Art Guild, a volunteer-run organization founded in 1955, promotes and fosters the appreciation of the visual arts in the Quad Cities. Beginning Saturday, the Guild’s 41st juried exhibition will be installed in the Figge Art Museum’s fourth-floor gallery.

Sponsored by IHMVCU and the Rock Island Art Guild, the 41st Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition is open to artists within a 150-mile radius of Rock Island working in a variety of mediums, and is juried from online submissions. Candace Moeller, independent curator and associate director of Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, N.Y., will act as this year’s juror.

 

Participating artists for this year’s installation include: Les Allen, Judy Bales, Bradford Bisbey, Wallace Bowling, Linda Buechting, Gloria Burlingame, Maggie Capettini, William Close, Cathie Crawford, Don Crouch, Jim Davis, Amy Dobrian, Frje Echeverria, David Gregory, Barbara Hansen, Ronald Hansen, Ben Harle, Tom Hempel, James Henry, Ralph Henry, Angie Huffman, Louise Kames, ML Kline, Dean Kugler, Gayle Lehmkuhl, Kimberly Machovec-Smith, Makenzie Mackovich, Julie Malake, Ioan Marcu, John Mcglinn, Ed Nellis, Tim Olson, David Otto, Terry Rathje, Gail Ray, Susan Reinier, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Lori Roderick, Spencer Sauter, Dave Schaeffer, Kevin Schafer, Alex Schmiechen, Katie Schutte, Rowen Schuusheim-Anderson, Smauel Seigel, John Sheppard, Steve Sinner, Diane Spielbauer, Mark Szemkus, Jac Tilton, Dale Tulk, Greg Van Dusseldorp, Bella Vine, Kaitlin Walsh, Margaret Whiting, John Whitlock, Michael Wilcox, Hailey Williams, William Wohlford and Andrew Wroble.

 

Visitors are encouraged to evaluate the artworks for themselves and help select this year’s “People’s Choice” and “Children’s Choice” awards.

 

The 41st Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition will be on display through April 19, 2020.

 

Companion Programs:

Rock Island Art Guild Opening Celebration

Thursday, February 6

4 p.m. Happy hour menu / cash bar

6:30 p.m. Award Winners Announced

Celebrate the exhibition’s opening featuring local artists and the Guild announces award winners.

 

Rock Island Art Guild Artist Talks

Thursday, February 13

4 p.m. Happy hour menu / cash bar

6:30 p.m. Award Winners Announced

Hear presentations from a selection of the artists featured in the 41st Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition.

 

Free Family Day

Saturday, February 22

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission

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

Explore and create! Free admission and art activities for the whole family.

Sponsored by Northwest Bank & Trust and Quad-City Times

 

Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tours

1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 29, March 28

1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 16, March 8

About the Figge Art Museum:

The Figge Art Museum is located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID and $4 children ages 4-12. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members, and always free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Figge Café is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.

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