2016 Exhibition & Event Schedule

Every work of art tells a story. As a piece begins to form, it begins to speak. Each piece takes on a life of its own. Every time art is viewed, it reveals something new.

Erin Eveland, Rushville, IL

Current Exhibition


Exhibitions for 2016

Brief explanations and comments:

2016 gallery season

The WCIAC will pay the artist for work which is sold during an exhibit based on the posted price minus a commission of 20% for Member Artists and 30% for Non-Member Artists. Now might be a good time to become a Member. A yearly Individual Membership costs only $30, a Family Membership only $50, and a Youth Membership is $18.

Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri. 11-3 / Sat. 10-4.

Opening Receptions are for the general public and will be held on the first Friday of the exhibit from 5-7 (unless otherwise posted).

All 2-D art and photos must be framed and ready to hang.  The WCIAC Gallery uses/provides ‘S’  hooks for hanging.

Contact gallery@wciarts.org if you have any questions related to the gallery and/or exhibitions.

The WCI Arts Center presents seven to eight exhibits annually that showcase the diverse talents of visual artists in the West Central Illinois region.

February 2 – March 5, 2016

  • A Creative Hands Invitational

Invited area artists: Pam Helms, Deb Lutz, Janice Owens, Maria Montalvo, Kat Myers, Kelley Quinn, and Karla Runquist. These talented women share their unique talents with the WCI Arts Center as our opening exhibition of the season!

March 8 – April 9, 2016

April 12 – April 23, 2016

  • Young Artist Series: Junior High & High School

April 26 – May 7, 2016

  • Young Artist Series: Grade School & Middle School

May 10 – June 11, 2016

  • Bliss of Being: Woodcuts by Cathie Crawford

June 14 – July 16, 2016

  • Memories: Art from Private Collections

This exhibition is a continuation of the popular A Few of Our Favorite Things series which emphasizes artwork from individual collections. A person may loan one piece of original art for display from any of the normal media types (2-D, 3-D, photography, etc.). The piece must not be done by the contributor. Please register your piece by filling out the entry form online at our website www.wciarts.org. Be sure to include with your registration a written narrative of 250 words or less. The topic may cover the significance of the artwork, or a story about the piece, or why you like the piece. Also please include the Title / Artist / and Medium if known. Contact gallery@wciarts.org if you would like to include a piece in this exhibit.

August 9 – September 17, 2016

  • Members & Friends

There is no entry fee for Members. A $15 hanging fee for Nonmembers is due upon delivery of the work.  You may submit up to 4 pieces. Please fill out the entry form online at our website www.wciarts.org

September 20 – October 22, 2016

October 25 – November 26, 2016

For more information,  please contact Dean Rockwell at gallery@wciarts.org