Rockford Art Guild (RAG) is collaborating with Nicholas Conservatory for the fourth year with a new and exciting exhibit of more than 25 pieces of art. Nicholas Conservatory is located at 1354 N. Second Street, Rockford.

These combined exhibits of incredible orchids with a reception area filled with art to inspire all, will be on display Friday, February 14th through March 25th. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, February 17th, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  “This event gives Rockford Art Guild’s artists an opportunity to share their many talents with the community.  In addition, visitors will learn about the different art opportunities the Rockford Art Guild provides to individuals in the Rockford area,” stated Pam Parkinson,  RAG President.  In addition to the individual art pieces on display, there will be an incredible original, one of a kind, hand painted totes for sale during the February 17th opening reception.

The Rockford Art Guild (RAG) is a supportive and encouraging group of people who have a strong passion for the arts. Each member has opportunities to improve, explore, and challenge themselves in ways they would not find elsewhere. Guild members work together to increase the appreciation of art in the Rockford area. The goal is to provide education, growth, and show opportunities for our members, and for other artists in the community. Members work in a variety of media, including mosaic, beading, painting, pottery, sculpting, photography, woodworking, and more.



The submissions are now closed for the Nicholas Conservatory show.  Artsits will be receiving an email with what has been judged into the show and more info.

Art submitted and juried in can be dropped off at Nicholas Conservatory on Tuesday, February 13th, between 10:00 and 12:00.  The show will be hung that day from 12:00-3:00.


Art Opening

Art opening will be Saturday, February 17th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  All showing artists must attend the opening for at least 3 hours.  Please bring business cards, and wear the lanyards that will be supplied to you.

Art Pick-up

Art must be picked up on February 27th between 10:00 and 1:00.  Anyone who cannot pick up their art during these times should contact John Hantsch to make other arrangements


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