Davenport, Iowa (December 13, 2021) — The Rock Island Art Guild and Figge Art Museum are seeking entries for the 42nd Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition taking place at the Figge February 26–May 15, 2022.
Artists living within 200 miles of the Figge Art Museum working in any medium, including performance, sound, video, digital art, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and works on paper, are encouraged to apply.
Artists may submit up to three works for consideration, per $35 application fee. Awards will be given for first and second place as well as several other categories. Exhibition juror Susan Watts, owner and director of Olson-Larsen Galleries in Des Moines, Iowa, will select the works in the exhibition as well as the award winners.
For complete eligibility requirements click on the application link at www.figgeartmuseum.org. Deadline for submissions is January 16, 2022 and artists will be notified about the selections by January 31. Application questions can be directed to Figge Assistant Curator Joshua Johnson at [email protected].
About the Rock Island Art Guild:
The Rock Island Art Guild was founded in 1955 by a group of individuals who wanted to cultivate an active interest in local and regional artists in addition to promoting and fostering the appreciation of the visual arts in the Quad Cities.
About the Figge Art Museum:
The Figge Art Museum is dedicated to bringing art and people together. Located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street, the Figge is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest’s finest art collections and presents world-class exhibitions, art classes, lectures, and special events that attract visitors of all ages. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursdays; and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are not required, but can be made at www.figgeartmuseum.org or by calling 563-345-6632. Admission to the museum 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 to all on Thursday evenings. You can become a member for as little as $50 by visiting the Figge website. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.