Phidian Art Show announces CALL FOR ARTISTS

March 8, 2022
Phidian Art Show Call for Artists
Phidian Art Show Call for Artists

New location

The Phidian Art Club of Dixon, IL has announced a call for artists to register for their annual Phidian Art Show. After a two-year absence, the Phidian Art Club has made a big change with the venue moving from the Loveland Community House & Museum to The Next Picture Show art gallery at 113 W. First St., in Dixon.

In-person awards presentation a no-go for 2022

The exhibit of original artwork is on display on the gallery walls from Apr. 1-22. Due to remaining COVID concerns, the Phidian Art Club is forgoing the in-person awards presentation this year. All awards will be announced on Apr. 1.

73rd Phidian Art Show
Photo: Jayne Rose | 2019 Phidian Art Show

Show runs Apr. 1-22 during gallery hours

The show is open to the public during regular gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local artists will vie for over $3,500 in cash awards. The public has the opportunity to choose a “People’s Choice Award” by voting for their favorite entry from Apr. 1-14, after which the People’s Choice award will be announced.

Get your entry form here, folks.

Artists can pick up an entry form at The Next Picture Show art gallery or download the form BELOW.

Artist requirements

Artists must live within 35 miles of Dixon and be 17 years of age or older. Only two-dimensional paintings or drawings, in any medium, will be accepted. Artwork must be original, not produced under the direction of an instructor, no more than five years old, and never have been entered in a previous Phidian Show. Photography, crafts, sculptures, digital art, or three-dimensional work is not eligible for this show. All work must be ready for hanging by wire, no larger than 48” in width, or exceeding 25 lbs. 

Artist registration dates and times

Artwork will be received at The Next Picture Show on the following days and times:

  • Saturday, Mar. 26 | 26 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 27 | 26 p.m.
  • Monday, Mar. 28 | 26 p.m.

Artwork will remain on display in the gallery through Apr. 22. 

The entry fee is $15 for one artwork and $25 for two artworks with a two artwork limit. Artwork is on display at The Next Picture Show through Apr. 22.

Mar. 26-27, from 2-6 p.m., and Saturday, Mar. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The entry fee is $15 for one artwork and $25 for two artworks. There is a two-artwork limit.

For more information, guidelines, and entry forms, please contact Gloria Nusbaum at 815-631-3560, or email her at [email protected]

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