WHAT: Karmageddon, paintings and mixed media works by David Balluff & News Anchors with NABISCO, paintings by Greg Dickinson

WHERE: Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island

EXHIBITION DATES: May 11th through June 22nd, 2018

RECEPTION: Friday, May 11th, 7-9 pm


Museum to host second rooftop concert on Saturday with help from RME

DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 8, 2018) — It isn’t every day a band takes to a rooftop in the Quad Cities to play a concert. It will happen for the second time with the return of the Putnam’s free rooftop concert on Saturday, May 12.

The museum will host musicians with the River Music Experience, honoring the memory of the late American rocker Tom Petty.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a painting entitled “A Soldier’s Haunting” by Keokuk High School’s Kaylee Adams was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2018 Congressional Art Contest. The painting is from a photo that Kaylee's uncle took of himself while serving in Iraq. After returning home, he suffered from PTSD and took his own life. Kaylee made the painting for her father to honor her uncle.

Artists Heidi Brandt and Dee Schricker are joining forces with the Beréskin Gallery. Brandt and Schricker will be closing their Boho Chic Gallery in May. Brandt is moving to the Iowa City area and Schricker has decided to spend more time in her studio and exhibiting at area art fairs. Both hope to expand their sales to the Iowa City market. “We have grown so much as artists during our time at Bucktown.

Please join us Saturday, April 28 from 4 - 6 p.m. "An Intimate Encounter with Nature"with Artist Mary Kline Misol andPhotographer Larry Mendenhall 

Opening reception with refreshments, music and Art Talk at 5 p.m.

Literature, myth and poetry inspire truly unique nature paintings by Des Moines artist Mary Kline Misol.

I am pleased to announce that voting for the 2018 Congressional Art Contest has begun! The high school student you select as the 2018 People’s Choice Award winner will represent Iowa’s Second District and have his or her art work displayed for one year in the tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol.
There is no doubt that it is going to be a tough choice for you to make. With so many talented artists in our high schools, you have a lot of high quality pieces to choose from.

Literature, myth and poetry inspire truly unique nature paintings by Des Moines artist Mary Kline Misol.

Pat Bereskin, Mrs. B, was drawn to art at a very young age. She was 4-years-old when she started copying things she saw. As she grew up, she was inspired by the Winky Dink and Captain Kagaroo TV shows along with some of her Bettendorf school teachers. She remembers having a horrible experience in 3rd grade and knew that she could do a better job than the 48-year-old teacher that led the class. She was also inspired by Sarajane Organ Boyd Fellin, an art teacher who loved her job.

In a jam-packed gallery on Thursday, April 5th, Quad City Arts announced the winners of the 41st Annual High School Art Invitational and presented more than $3000 in cash and gift certificates to area high school students and teachers for excellence in fine art.  This exhibition is made possible by the William Butterworth Foundation (the major sponsor of the event), The Deere Employees Credit Union and additional sponsors noted for individual awards.