We Are All About Our Artists


Applications are now
closed for 2018

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 2018 event!


Application Deadline: Sunday, January 28, 2018 Midnight CST

Artist Notification: Third 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 gourmet 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.

2017 Artist Award Winners

Purchase Awards:

  • Hansen-Spear Funeral Home Award - Ron Mellot (photography)
  • Marcus Ehrhart Award - Dave Patton (sculpture)
  • Violet Ehrhart Award - Mike Barry (photography)

Quincy Artistsโ€™ Guild Young Collectors Gallery Awards:

  • 3rd Place - Christy Stark (painting)
  • 2nd Place - Elizabeth Rankin (other)
  • 1st Place - Ron Vivod (other)

Great River Watercolor Society Award - Brenda Beck Fisher (painting)

Merit Awards (4)

  • Ron Vivod (other)
  • Christy Stark (painting)
  • Kharisma Sommers (jewelry)
  • Stan Squires (painting)

Achievement in Art Awards (3)

  • Blaine Troup (photography)
  • Tim Schroll (photography)
  •  Mary St. Clair (jewelry)

Awards of Excellence (2)

  • Ann Miller Titus (fiber)
  • Jimmy Liu (clay)

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

Pat Surface Founders Award - Joachim Knill (painting)

City of Quincy Purchase Award - Ron Mellot โ€œWater Lilysโ€ (photography)