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2012 Awards

The Thirty-sixth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, an annual juried competition co-sponsored by the Rock Island Art Guild and Augustana College, will be displayed at the Augustana College Art Museum through April 22, 2012. The competition was open to visual artists working in any media except video, and residing within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities. There were 117 participating artists. Selected for the final exhibition were 40 artists with 51 pieces. More than $3,500 in awards will be presented at the opening reception on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5:40 p.m.



First Prize ($1000):

Kristin Quinn, Davenport, Iowa, Flyway, oil on canvas


Second Prize ($500):

Mary Beth Koszut, Peoria, Illinois, Growing Roots, oil and graphite on panel


Founder's Award for 2012 in Honor of Ruth Evelyn Katz ($300):

Amber O’Harrow, Wellman, Iowa, Victoria Amizonica, intaglio print on paper


Sally MacMillan Watercolor Award ($500):

George Olson, Woodhull, Illinois, Compass Plant (Winter), watercolor


Two-dimensional Entry Award in Memory of Bernice and Stanley Harris ($500):

Dean Kugler, Davenport, Iowa, Marking Time 2012, charcoal


Three-dimensional Entry Award in Memory of Zeivel Harris ($500):

Jessica Teckemeyer, Dubuque, Iowa, Fawn or Foe, porcelain sculpture


Honorable Mention ($100):

Dana Densberger, Moline, Illinois, Cinque Terra: Il Muse, oil on canvas


Honorable Mention ($100):

Samantha Haring, DeKalb, Illinois, Inaccessible Pathways (Triptych), oil on canvas


Honorable Mention ($100):

Julie S. Mahoney, Macomb, Illinois, Self Portrait, oil on canvas panel


Honorable Mention ($100):

Veronica Smith, Rock Island, Illinois, Wayfinding (Diptych) consisting of London and Accra, mixed media

Peoples' Choice Award ($50)

Jeff Tady, Dominion, acrylic on panel, 80 x 36", Image Courtesy of the Artist, Winner of the 36th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition People's Choice Award

2012 Childrens' Choice Award ($50)

Heidi McFall, Mother, pastel on paper, 42 x 32", Image Courtesy of the Artist, Winner of the 36th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition Children's Choice Award.