Whatever artwork you have felt compelled to create during this time of uncertainty, Quad City Arts wants to share it with the public at a time when they hope to be able to gather socially again to celebrate the power of creativity.  

 All artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities are invited to submit up to two artworks of any medium created during the Quarantine period which began in March 2020, for a juried, group exhibition in Quad City Arts’ Rock Island Gallery from January 29-March 19, 2021. There is NO entry fee. 

Quad City Arts Calling All Visual Artists For Quarantine Art ExhibitionTimeline: 

Friday, January 1, 2021: Entries for “Quarantine Art Exhibition” due by midnight using Quad City Art’s website: Quadcityarts.com 

January 13, 2021: Artists will be notified of acceptance status 

January 23, 2021: Accepted artists deliver artwork to Quad City Arts between 10-5 (mailed art must arrive by Jan. 23rd) 

March 19, 2012: Quarantine Art Exhibition” closes at Quad City Arts 

March 20, 2021: Artists pick up work at Quad City Arts between 10-5 pm 

 The title, “Quarantine Art Exhibition,” should not be considered the theme that drives your art. It only should identify when the art was created or completed. Quad City Arts would like to encourage artists to use this time to create new art and provide an opportunity to showcase that art. 

 Quad City Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. Support for art exhibitions is provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Quad Cities Cultural Trust.  Quad City Arts Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island.

For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo (309) 793-1213 ext. 108, or by email at dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com.

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Quad City Arts Calling All Visual Artists For Quarantine Art Exhibition
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.