Opening Reception | IL Watercolor Society National Show

Friday, December 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Beth Shadur of Highland Park, Illinois, is the 39th Illinois Watercolor Society National Show juror and painting demonstrator during the opening reception for this amazing exhibit. Awards will be presented soon after the demonstration.

The show runs April 28-May 27, 2023, at The Next Picture Show (TNPS) in Dixon, Illinois.

A CASH BAR with soft drinks, beer, and wine is available during this event.

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Opening reception | The Human Form

Friday, December 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Runs 6-8 p.m. | Awards announced around 7 p.m.
Enjoy a night in downtown Dixon. This evening provides a chance to mingle with the artists, view all the original art, listen to live music and have a beverage or two.

LEARN MORE about this exhibition.

This show’s judge

Debra Cleary is an artist and art educator. She has exhibited her artwork at local galleries and has been a participating artist at fundraisers. She creates abstract paintings that are multilayered, inspired by nature, and incorporate movement, textures, and colors. Debra received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and her Master of Art in Art Education from Eastern Illinois University. She has been an art educator in the Amboy, Illinois, school district for the past 26 years, has taught artists ages five to adult, and has been selected to present workshops for fellow art educators at the state and national levels.

Tonight’s entertainment

Mary Woolf Pearson performs this evening’s live music. She began her love of piano before she could barely reach the keys. Taught by her creative mother from age two, Mary was classically trained and finessed her unique interpretive style from there. Mary upholds her own private instruction studio in Byron, IL, and continues as a church music director, both of which she has done for 20+ years. She earned a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Music, and several complimentary music courses in her repertoire.

Sponsored by…

Axiom Wealth Management of Dixon, IL, sponsors the Human Form Art Exhibition. We are grateful for this sponsorship.

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Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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Opening reception | Absolutely Abstract

Friday, December 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Runs 6-8 p.m. | Awards announced around 7 p.m.
Enjoy a night in downtown Dixon. This evening provides a chance to mingle with the artists, view all the original art, listen to live music, and have a beverage or two.

LEARN MORE about this exhibition.

This show’s judge

information to come

Tonight’s entertainment

information to come

Sponsored by…

This show’s sponsors are Ellen and Carl Mumford.

815-285-4924

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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Opening reception | Farms & Barns

Friday, December 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Runs 6–8 p.m. | Awards announced around 7 p.m.
Enjoy a night in downtown Dixon. This evening provides a chance to mingle with the artists, view all the original art, listen to live music, and have a beverage or two.

LEARN MORE about this exhibition.

This show’s judge

Carolyn McKee-Freese, of Dixon, is this exhibition’s guest judge. Go to the link above to learn more about Carolyn.

Tonight’s entertainment

information to come

Sponsored by…

Lee County Farm Bureau is this exhibition’s sponsor.

815-285-4924

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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815-285-4924

Opening reception | Aqua Expressions

Friday, December 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Brand new show!

Runs 6–8 p.m. | Awards announced around 7 p.m.
Enjoy a night in downtown Dixon. This evening provides a chance to mingle with the artists, view all the original art, listen to live music and have a beverage or two.

Aqua Expressions is a first-time event at the gallery, and we have a great artist turnout.

LEARN MORE about this exhibition.

This show’s judge

We are privileged to have Glenn and Tim Boles of Dixon, Illinois.

Tonight’s entertainment

Music is provided by the talented Kathy McKeel, flutist.

Sponsored by…

Sauk Valley Properties is the show sponsor.

815-285-4924

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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815-285-4924

Opening reception | Winter Scenes & Holiday Dreams

Friday, December 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Brand new show!

Runs 6–8 p.m. | Awards announced around 7 p.m.
Enjoy a night in downtown Dixon. This evening provides a chance to mingle with the artists, view all the original art, listen to live music, and have a beverage or two.

This is a first-time art exhibition at the gallery.

LEARN MORE about this exhibition.

This show’s judge

to come

Tonight’s entertainment

to come

Sponsored by…

to come

815-285-4924

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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815-285-4924

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