Quad Cities Campus

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

WQPT – PBS for the Quad Cities Region and WIU-QC 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 5th Annual Campus Art Show.


The theme for this year’s Campus Art Show is THE GENE. In April, Ken Burns will release a film that uses science, social history and personal stories to weave together a historical biography of the human genome while also exploring the stunning breakthroughs in understanding the impact genes play on heredity, disease and behavior. From the story of the remarkable achievements of the earliest gene hunters and the bitterly fought race to read the entire human genome, to the unparalleled ethical challenges of gene editing, the documentary is a journey through key genetics discoveries that are some of the greatest achievements in the history of science. Artwork selected for the Campus Art Show should have a tie to genetics.

A limited number of works will be selected by a panel of judges from WQPT, WIU-QC, and the Quad Cities art community. Works that are selected for inclusion in the art show are encouraged to be for sale, but it is not a requirement.

Types of Entries

The Exhibition is limited to paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and designs. 2D artwork or designs must be 36” x 36” in dimension or smaller and suitable for easel display (framed, matted or mounted on a firm backing). 3D Sculptures must be easily movable without special equipment.

Deadline Information

The deadline for entry is Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Late work will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified by March 24, 2020 if their artwork has been accepted. Drop off of accepted artwork will be Thursday March 25, 2020 and Friday March 26, 2020 from 9am-4:30pm at reception desk in the Atrium of Building C at WIU-QC.

The show will run from April 1st through April 30th 2019 in the WIU-QC Library.

A Community Reception will be held on Wednesday April 15th at 5:30pm in the WIU-QC Library.

To Apply:

Send an email with clearly focused JPEG images of the work(s) you would like considered to qcstudentaffairs@wiu.edu . The image files should be saved with your name and the work’s title.

In the body of the email include:

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

*Only two entries are allowed per person

5th Annual WIU Student, Faculty, & Staff Art Show

WHERE: WIU-QC Library in Building A

WHAT: Paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and designs

THEME: The theme for this year’s Campus Art Show is THE GENE.


DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The show will last from April 1st through April 30th.

This Exhibition is presented by WQPT-PBS for the Quad Cities Region, WIU-QC Student Services, and the WIU-QC Museum Studies Program. 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 5th Annual Campus Art Show or the application process, contact Scott Brouette, Assistant Director of Quad Cities Student Services, (309) 762-3999 Ext. 62305 or Michael Carton, Director of Education and Outreach for WQPT, (309) 764-2400 Ext. 65026.