Awards handed out at the Phidian Art Show

THE EXHIBITION RUNS Friday, April 5th until Friday, April 26th
During the artists’ reception on Friday, April 5th, guest judge presented the awards for the 75th Phidian Art Show.

This exhibition is put on by the Phidian Art Club of Dixon, IL.

75th Phidian Art Show – Award Recipients

Mary DeFrancisco Award Honorable Mentions |

“Adoration”, Watercolor – Bill Moritz

“Self-Portrait”, Ink on paper – Michelle Berard

“Meteor I Saw in 1997”, Acrylic – Sarah Matthew

The Next Picture Show Award | “Trio”, Oil – Bonny Brown

Ronald Reagan Presidential Award (Best Regional Scene) | “White Pines Walking Bridge”, Acrylic – Lucinda Winterfield

Caryl Crawford Fleming Award (Best Nature Subject) | “Midnight Dance”, Oil – Sheila Ames

Marie L. Helin Memorial Award (Creativity) | “Still Life, not so Still. She’s Thirsty”, Oil – Kitto

Mary Helen “Mame” Cooper Memorial Award | “River Marsh”, Acrylic – Perry Paliga

Myra Nichols Memorial Award | “Early Riser, Late Fall”, Watercolor – Dick Cholke

Lucille Warner Memorial Award | “Meadow”, Mixed Media – Ben Perez

Roxy Hey Memorial Award (Best Floral Art) | “Dahlias at the Market”, Oil – Karen Tucker

Beverly Weber Memorial Award | “Obie’s Favorite Place”, Acrylic – Julie Young

LeSage Memorial Award (Best Realistic Style) | “King”, Charcoal and graphite – Kimberly Gerry

The Dixon Telegraph Award | “Ebbs & Flows”, Acrylic – Joy Meyer

Jane Marshall Memorial Award | “Girl in Striped Shirt”, Acrylic – Kelly Broitman

Mary Ann Ferolo Memorial Award | “Jane Magnolia”, Oil – Laurie Friemuth

Sauk Valley Bank Award (Best Oil) | “None Left”, Oil – Elizabeth Jahn

KSB Hospital Award | “Sunflower Pair Diptych”, Watercolor – Carla Hill

Ann Roe Memorial Award | “Bringing Life into Focus”, Mixed Media – Laura Brown

Ken Nelson Auto Group Award | “At the Beach”, Watercolor – Betty Predmore

Robert Crowson Memorial Award | “At My Wits End”, Soft Pastel – Mary Howe

Roger Brown and Iva L. Gamel Memorial Award (Best American Scene) | “Out on the Route”, Watercolor – Craig Carpenter

Phidian Past Presidents’ Award (Agnes Ferguson Memorial) | “Sanctuary”, Oil – Stuart Roddy

Myrtle Walgreen Best of Show Award | “Oklahoma 1938”, White colored pencil on black paper – Matt Jagitsch

Awards handed out at the Shades of Gray Exhibition

THE EXHIBITION RUNS February 22nd, 2024–March 30th 2024
During the artists’ reception on Friday, March 1st, guest judge Heather Baker presented the awards for our Shades of Gray Exhibition with an audience of over a hundred.

This exhibition is sponsored by Ken Nelson Auto Group of Dixon, IL.

Shades of Gray – Award Recipients

Best of Show | “At the Sea Shore,” Acrylic on canvas | Kelly Broitman, Sterling, IL

First Place | “Twilight,” Film photography on gelatin silver print | Les Allen, Dixon, IL

Les Allen (Right) talking about his winning piece with our judge, Heather Baker(Left).

Second Place | “S. L. L. 7/30/2022,” Photography | Jon Wildman of Dixon, IL

Third Place | “Jamaal,” Graphite, carbon pencil, and charcoal powder | Ryan Jandry of Dixon, IL

Honorable Mention | “Repetition,” Oil | Laurie Friemuth of Oregon, IL

Honorable Mention | “Finding My Light” Oil | Michelle Jagitsch of Sterling, IL

Honorable Mention | “Home Sweet Home” Photography | Bob Logsdon of Dixon, IL

Awards handed out at the 19th Regional Survey of Art

THE EXHIBIT RUNS January 11, 2024–February 17th 2023
During the artists’ reception on Friday, January 26, guest judge Robert Krajecki presented the awards for our largest and longest running show.

This exhibition is sponsored by Hicks Insurance of Dixon, IL. The next juried art exhibition scheduled is Shades of Gray. The show will run from February 22 to March 30, 2024.

The 19th Regional Survey of Art – Award Recipients

Best of Show | “Thunder in the West,” Oil on canvas | Carol Bingham, Sycamore, IL

First Place | “Wisconsin River in the Beginning,” Watercolor | Ellen Mumford, Dixon, IL

Second Place | “Living Proof #5.4,” Cold wax & oil | Kent Broadbent of Annawan, IL

Third Place | “Winter’s Tender Embrace,” Photography | Bob Cholke of Rockford, IL

Honorable Mention | “Dawn Mist,” Photography | Charles Kerr of Dixon, IL

Honorable Mention | “Storyville,” Pen, ink, colored pencil & pastels | Dan Bowman of Dixon, IL

Honorable Mention | “Chance of Rain,” Acrylic/ Mixed Media | Jayne Rose of Dixon, IL

Awards handed out at Winter Scenes & Holiday Dreams opening reception

First-time exhibition

THE EXHIBIT RUNS November 30–January 9, 2023
During the artists’ reception on Friday, December 8th, guest judge Nora Balayti presented the awards for a brand-new art exhibition.

The next juried art exhibition scheduled is the Regional Survey of Art. The show will run from Nov. 30 through Jan. 9, 2024.

The Winter Scenes & Holiday Dreams award recipients

Best of Show | “Snowfall on the Church Road,” Oil on wood panel | Carol Bingham, Sycamore, IL

First Place | “Farm in Frost,” Mixed Media | Karen Tucker, Dixon, IL

Second Place | “Ice Under the Sun,” Photography | David Bingaman of Dixon, IL

Third Place | “Lowell Park Winter,” Watercolor | Ellen Mumford of Dixon, IL

Honorable Mention | “Snow Laden,” Acrylic | Julie Young of Oregon, IL

Honorable Mention | “Snow Day,” Acrylic on wood panel | Kelly Broitman of Sterling, IL

Honorable Mention | “Dixon Winter,” Watercolor | Betty Predmore of Dixon, IL

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