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Living Proof breast cancer survivor art PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pamela Crouch   
Thursday, 17 June 2010 07:12

Living Proof, an art exhibit featuring works created by breast cancer survivors, is seeking submissions for the event which will open September 24, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Final Friday at Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, Iowa and run through November 26, 2010.

Any breast cancer survivor who paints, makes jewelry, sews, sings, writes or creates is welcome to submit their work. Send inquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . or visit the website

Star Dog Gallery and Studio Opens at Bucktown Center for the Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Regan Hatfield   
Monday, 17 May 2010 09:39

Regan Hatfield, abstract artist and musician, announces the opening of the new Star Dog Gallery and Studio for Regan, Suite 102, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 East 2nd, Davenport. Regan has remodeled the spacious gallery space, formerly occupied by Unique Art, adding new lighting and additional studio workspace. The Star Dog Gallery is open Wed. – Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the public is invited to a grand opening celebration on Friday, May 28th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during Bucktown’s Final Friday event.

In addition to Regan’s work more than 12 painters, photographers, ceramic and mixed media artists are represented in the sales area.  The gallery features two and three-dimensional artwork by Marty Kiser and Dee Schricker, photography by Dee Oberle, Heidi Brandt and Ashley Razo, and paintings by Gene Brack, Judy O. Gray, and Karen Grabowski.

“We hope everyone will help us celebrate the opening of our new gallery on Friday, May 28th." The party theme for the evening is wine and Roses,  “Refreshments and music are planned, TBA as well as a chance to meet a group of talented artist and learn more about them and their work.

For more information on Regan Hatfield and his work go to.  For information about the Star Dog gallery e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (563) 514 - 5886.

Quad City Arts Metro Arts Summer Youth Employment Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessi Black   
Thursday, 08 April 2010 07:52

What: Applications Available for Arts Apprenticeships for Youth Aged 15-21

When: Deadline for Application, April 17; Program Dates June 14 – July 16

Quad City Arts Metro Arts Summer Youth Employment Program brings together artistically talented and interested young adults and provides them with productive, creative, paid apprenticeships in the arts. Metro arts will take place on June 14 - July 16, and applications are open to all Quad City area youth aged 15-21 years old. Applications are available at or by contacting Jessi Black at 309-793-1213 x103. Applications are being accepted until April 17.

Quad City Arts will hire 50 area youth to serve as paid apprentices of professional artists. Apprentices will work in one of four groups: Mural Painting, Public Sculpture, Dance 101: Studio to Stage, and Micro-Fiction. Metro Arts participants learn about the techniques, history and context of their particular area, produce original works of art, and develop valuable professional skills in areas such as problem-solving, communication and accountability.

Metro Arts is made possible by generous support from Bechtel Trusts & Foundation, Riverboat Development Authority, Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, Davenport Noon Optimists, City of Rock Island Gaming Funds, and City of Moline Community Development Block Grant.

Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development, and celebration of the arts and humanities. All Quad City Arts programs are partially supported by Quad City Arts Festival of Trees; Quad City Arts Partners; and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Figge Art Museum Receives Highest National Recognition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dan McNeil   
Monday, 05 April 2010 07:33

Awarded Re-Accreditation from the American Association of Museums

Davenport, IA (3/31/10)The Figge Art Museum has achieved re-accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.

“Our original museum was one of the first accredited museums in the US in 1973. This 2010 re-accreditation of our new facility, operations, and structure is confirmation that the Figge is well-run and providing a superlative service to our constituency,” stated Sean O’Harrow, Executive Director of the Figge Art Museum.

AAM Accreditation is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation, and public accountability, and earns national recognition for a museum for its commitment to excellence in all that it does: governance, collections stewardship, public programs, financial stability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement. Developed and sustained by museum professionals for 35 years, AAM’s Museum Accreditation program strengthens the profession by promoting practices that enable leaders to make informed decisions, allocate resources wisely, and to provide the best possible service to the public.

“Accreditation assures the people of the Quad Cities that their museum is among the finest in the nation,” said Ford W. Bell, president of AAM. “As a result, the citizens can take considerable pride in their homegrown institution, for its commitment to excellence and for the value it brings to the community.”

Accreditation is a rigorous process that examines all aspects of a museum’s operations.  To earn accreditation, a museum first must conduct a year of self-study, and then undergo a site visit by a team of peer reviewers.  AAM’s Accreditation Commission, an independent and autonomous body of museum professionals, review and evaluate the self-study and visiting committee report to determine whether a museum should receive accreditation.  While the time to complete the process varies by museum, it generally takes three years.

Braley Announces 2010 Congressional Art Competition for Iowa High School Students PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Caitlin Legacki   
Thursday, 11 March 2010 08:49

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) announced his office’s participation in the 2010 Congressional art competition: “An Artistic Discovery.” Last year, Mitch Doll from Davenport won the First District contest.

“An Artistic Discovery” is the annual art contest conducted by Members of Congress for high school students across the country.  Students submit original works of art to their Representative’s office, and the winning piece from each Congressional district goes on display as part of a year-long national exhibition in the Cannon Tunnel, an underground walkway to the United States Capitol from the House office buildings in Washington.

Additionally, this year’s first place winner will be invited to attend an unveiling ceremony in June and will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington D.C., courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

“I encourage Iowa students to participate in this year’s Congressional art competition,” Braley said.  “I know there are many gifted young artists in eastern Iowa, and this is a great opportunity for their work to be displayed for thousands of Americans to see.  It will be a great honor to feature the work of an outstanding young artist in the Capitol building.”

Artwork must be mailed to Rep. Braley’s Waterloo office by Friday, April 30, 2010.  Students can also drop off their entries by April 30th at any of Rep. Braley’s district offices, listed below:


501 Sycamore St, Suite 610

Waterloo, IA  50703

(319) 287-3233


209 W. 4th St., Suite 104

Davenport, IA  52801

(563) 323-5988


350 W. 6th St., Suite 222

Dubuque, IA  52001

(563) 557-7789

Entry forms and contest information are attached and available here on Rep. Braley’s website. Students with questions about the art competition should contact Tavis Hall in Braley’s Waterloo Office at (319) 287-3233.


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