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2018 Annual Ernestine Quick Memorial Art Competition & Exhibit

Location: Columbus Art Gallery

Date: Jan. 9th – Feb. 13th 2018

Reception & Awards Presentation: January 13th 2018


Description: The Ernestine Quick Memorial Art Competition & Exhibit is an annual fine arts competition which draws artists from all across Nebraska. You will find a variety of media including pottery, sculpture, paintings in oils,  batiks,  acrylics, pastels, watercolor, mixed media and more.  No Photography for this exhibit.  (We are having Photography show later in May).

Work due January 5 by 4.p.m. or before, ready to hang with no sawtooth hangers.
Entry fee is $20 for 1st piece, and $10 for each additional work. 2-D work should not exceed 40″ wide by 40″ high, including the frame  3-D work should not exceed 36″ in any direction nor exceed 50 pounds.  Work must be original, no copies from other work, or duplication of a published photograph or from a workshop.
Entry money should accompany the work and a duplicate entry form should be attached to the back of the piece.
Deliver to 2504 14th St., Columbus, NE 68601 (elevator available), and should be picked up after Feb. 3, and no later than Feb. 17th.

The juror for the 2018 event will be HARMS,Chadric Devin
Visual Arts Instructor of  CCC-Columbus
He has his B.F.A., Northwest Missouri State Univ &  M.F.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Judging & awards presentation will be held  and the public is invited to attend.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 12:00-5:00

If you are an artist who would like to receive an entry for the 2017 competition please call Rod Magg, Executive Director, (402)563-1016 or via email:

This competition is made possible by our good friend, the late Robert Quick, who generously gave a memorial to the Columbus Art Gallery in honor of his late wife, Ernestine.  Robert Quick was the Columbus Art Gallery’s first gallery preparator in 1983.  From that point on, until he left Columbus in 1987, Mr. Quick was entirely responsible for the arranging, hanging and lighting of all shows.  This annual competition is held in honor of Robert’s late wife, Ernestine, who had a long art career throughout the Midwest.


Quick Registration form PDF

Faith-N-Art Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: January 16th- February 28th 2018,
Reception Dates: January 27th 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm.

Guide Lines:
Entry Fee: Due at time of entry, $5.00 for each piece. All work must be original works in sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber/textile art, collage, painting, mixed media, and photography are eligible.

Artwork submitted: Art cannot be a duplication of a published/printed photograph.
Delivery: Artwork must be delivered completely assembled, wired and ready to hang. Columbus Art Gallery is located in the lower level of Columbus Public Library, 2504 14th Street, Columbus, Nebraska (Elevator available.).
Each Entry: please have a duplicate entry form attached to the back of the artwork.
Pick Up: Artwork to be picked up after Feb. 28, 2018 at the Art Gallery. Age; High School and up welcome to enter.
DEADLINE: Artwork due January 15th, 2018 by 5 pm at the Columbus Art Gallery
Sip Espresso Bar staff will be in the coffee shop during open hours. The Art Gallery or Sip Espresso bar is not responsible for any damages incurred to art work before during or after the exhibit.

First Place $25.00
Second Place $15.00
People’s Choice $10.00

Entry Form SIP N FAITH

Winter Inspiration

Varies Artist work will be featured in the Columbus Art Gallery from Nov 19th thru Dec 31st 2018.

Gallery hours are from 1 to 5pm Monday thru Friday.

The reception has not been set yet.

Susan Brasch, painter

Susan’s work will be featured in the Columbus Art Gallery from June 11th thru August 9th 2018.

Gallery hours are from 1 to 5pm Monday thru Friday.

The closing reception on Aug. 9 from 5-7.

2018 Photography exhibit – Call for Artist

Each artist may submit up to 10 framed photographs ready to hang with wire, and no sawtooth hangers.  Subject matter should be appropriate for a general audience.

Varies artists work will be featured in the Columbus Art Gallery from May 7th thru June 8th 2018.

Gallery hours are from 1 to 5pm Monday thru Friday.

The reception has not been set.

Rules: CAC Photography Entries

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