Quad Cities Campus

Call for Artists and Designers
WIU-QC Current Students, Faculty and Staff
Third Annual Campus Art Show

WHERE: WIU-QC Complex Atrium Building C

WHAT: 2D paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and designs

THEME: Art of the Ancestors

DEADLINE: March 23rd, 2018


Student Services invites all current students, faculty and staff at WIU-QC to submit images of art, photos and designs for possible display in the QC Complex Atrium in Building C for the 3rd Annual Campus Art Show.

The artwork or designs must be 2D, 36” x 36” in dimension maximum and suitable for easel display (framed, matted or mounted on a firm backing). We encourage that works be for sale, but it is not a requirement for inclusion. A limited number of works will be accepted.

Every individual in our WIU community was conceived. Those that conceived them were created in the same fashion, so on and so on back to the ancient times. The narrative of each individual’s conception is unique. The culture and customs our ancestors are as varied as the WIU community itself. Each of these cultures has created its own visual language and aesthetic. These motifs can be combined to express where we came for and celebrate our existence.

The culture of our ancestors can include, but is not limited to nationality, religion, ethnicity, scholarship, or social circles. It may also include the interest, hobbies, crafts, professions, and passions of those that created you. The Art of the Ancestors refers to the narrative of your creation and all aspects of that narrative that are definitive of your creation. We humbly request that you present something you created that best describes the story of how you came to be.

Along with your piece, please provide an artist statement about how this piece represents the narrative of your conception.

The Exhibition is limited to paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and designs

The deadline for entry is March 23, 2018. Applicants will be notified by March 28, 2018 if their works have been accepted. Wednesday March 28, 2018, 9am-4:30pm and Thursday March 29, 2017 9am-4:30pm at reception desk in the Atrium of Building C. Late work will not be accepted.

The show will last from April 2nd through April 30th

An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, April 27th starting at 5pm in the QC Complex Atrium. Prizes will be awarded!

To Apply:

  • Use a valid WIU email address to apply
  • Two entries allowed per person
  • Send up to two clearly focused images saved as jpegs at 300-600 DPI to: qcstudentaffairs@wiu.edu
  • Make sure your name and title are saved to the image files

In the body of the email include:

  • Your name, email address and phone
  • A brief paragraph about your work
  • A list of the works you are submitting including title, dimension, medium and price

This Exhibition is presented by Museum Studies & Student Services. Thanks in part to the Hunt & Diane Harris Family Foundation for its support of the Art Exhibition Equipment.

If you have any questions regarding the show or the application process, contact Curtis Williams, Associate Director, Quad Cities Student Services, (309)762-3999 Ext.62236.

3rd Annual WIU Student, Faculty, & Staff Art Show

Show opens April 5, 2018

Reception will be:
Friday, April 27th
QC Atrium
Begins at 5:00 pm

Prizes will be awarded.

3ndrd Annual Art Show