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The Artist Behind the Tattoo

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The Artist Behind the Tattoo


“The Artist Behind the Tattoo” Exhibition
From January 30 through March 20, 2020, Quad City Arts will exhibit original artwork by regional tattoo artists.

Fine art and tattooing go hand in hand. Both utilize skills such as a talent for drawing and an eye for color. Although not required for a license to tattoo, many tattoo artists have degrees in fine art, studied art, or have had a lifelong passion for drawing or cartooning. Good people skills and the ability to interpret a client’s idea visually are other essential skills for tattooing, but “The Artist Behind the Tattoo” provides an opportunity to see the fine art of several regional tattoo artists and learn what inspires them when not limited by the shape and size of an area of skin or a client’s wishes.

A public reception is scheduled from 7-9pm on Friday, February 7th at Quad City Arts in Rock Island so that the public can meet the artists and learn more about the art of tattooing. Complimentary food and beverages will be served.


CALL FOR ENTRY:
If you have original paintings or drawings that you would like to show the world, contact Dawn at Quad City Arts to sign up and reserve your wall space. There will be a FREE framing class in January to help you get your artwork ready to exhibit. Disclaimer: Quad City Arts will install the show and has the right to refuse any work.

JANUARY 10: Deadline to commit to participating by contacting the gallery director: Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at ZHdtZXRhbGxvIHwgcXVhZGNpdHlhcnRzICEgY29t or by calling 309-793-1213 ext. 108



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