JWCC Heath Center Art Gallery Hosts Art Show and Reception by John Steinkamp

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January 12, 2022


JWCC Heath Center Art Gallery Hosts Art Show and Reception by John Steinkamp

The John Wood Community College Heath Center Art Gallery will host artwork by John Steinkamp. The art show is open now through Friday, February 18.

A self-taught oil painter, Steinkamp is a Quincy professional that has served the community in several different roles. With a Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Art, he has worked with advertising agencies, television stations, non-profit organizations, and entrepreneurs.

In recent years, he has steadily increased his scope to include fine art, selling works in Chicago galleries and participating in art competitions. He has taught the fundamentals of drawing to students of various ages and abilities.

In this collection, Steinkamp displays his most current level of skill in a focus on formal portrait work in oils. His dedication to depicting a likeness of the figure is coupled with a refinement in brushstroke and color harmony.

“This exhibit is the result of refining my oil painting technique,” Steinkamp said. “Themes and self-expression took a backseat to the study of other accomplished painters works. My use of the limited Zorn Palette consisting of Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Vermillion, and Ivory Black, was an attempt to develop the skill of color mixing.

“Even with limiting my focus to technique alone, thought and emotion still poured out in the form of journaling and conversations with friends and family who are portrayed in many of the pieces. Experience became an influence on both quality and quantity.”

A reception will be held Wednesday, February 16 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the gallery. An artist talk will take place at 7 pm. It is free and open to the public. The art exhibit is open through Friday, February 18.

Some artwork is for sale. A portion of each sale is retained by the college to support the gallery.  Please visit: www.jwcc.edu/event/john-steinkamp-exhibit-in-the-heath-center-gallery/.

For more information about the exhibit or to purchase artwork, contact Jenna Seaborn, Heath Center Art Gallery Curator, at jseaborn@jwcc.edu or 217-653-3246.

Learn more about the artist by following him on Facebook and visit twitchtv.com/jsteinart to watch a gallery tour and demonstrations. For commissioned pieces email him at steinrock83@gmail.com or call 217-440-1479.

The JWCC Heath Center Art Gallery is located at the Quincy Campus, 48th & Harrison, on the lower-level of the Paul Heath Fine Arts Center.  The Gallery is open during normal college hours Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays from 8:00 am to noon. To learn more about fine art programs at JWCC, visit www.jwcc.edu.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.