We Are All About Our Artists


2019 Applications now AVAILABle!

Artist Application

We are pleased to welcome Fine & Fresh art where artists and makers representing both fine and curated handmade indie art are welcome. Apply online for the 2019 event!


Application Deadline: Sunday, February 3, 2019 Midnight CST

Artist Notification: Last week in February


In Quincy, our community prides itself on hospitality, and we believe there is no better example of our warmth than how we treat our exhibiting artists. We try to think of everything: assistance unloading, water delivered to your booth, free coffee and treats in the morning, booth sitters for meal and bathroom breaks. Our volunteers bend over backwards to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Beyond this kindness, we work tirelessly to promote the Festival in the Quincy region and beyond to bring in a large crowd to purchase your art. We fund raise constantly to grow our awards and increase the amount of Art Fare ($$) in people's hands. We just know you will love our Festival as much as we do.

3 Days | FRIday-Sunday
Fine & Fresh Art Show
50+ Artists
7,000 Est. Attendance
$5000 In Awards
$7500 In Art Fare Dollars*
$586,000 Economic Impact

*Sponsored & sold in advance of the weekend to use for purchases of artwork at Q-FEST.

2018 Artist Award Winners

Purchase Awards:

  • Hansen-Spear Funeral Home Award - Rebecca Butler (clay)

  • Marcus Ehrhart Award - Sean Corner (sculpture)

  • Violet Ehrhart Award - Brandy Hurt - AVA Goldworks (jewelry)

Quincy Artists’ Guild Young Collectors Gallery Awards:

  • 3rd Place - Tim Schroll (photography)

  • 2nd Place - Chad Nelson & Felicia Breen (clay)

  • 1st Place - Ann Miller Titus (fiber)

Great River Watercolor Society Award - Larry Siwek (painting)

Merit Awards (4)

  • Michael & Jennifer Zecher (photography)

  • Robin & Jay Willey (clay)

  • Cameron Smith & Jan Thomas (glass)

  • Brad Pogatetz (photography)

Achievement in Art Awards (3)

  • Ken Nelson (wood)

  • Tom Suter (jewelry)

  • Kharisma Sommers (jewelry)

Awards of Excellence (2)

  • Tim Schroll (photography)

  • Mary St. Clair (jewelry)

Father Tom Brown Award - Peggy Burchard-Ballard (mixed media)

Pat Surface Founders Award - Joseph Jostes & Susan Skinner (clay)

City of Quincy Purchase Award - Chester Stogner “Bufflehead” (wood)