History in Pictures | KSB Exhibition

Thursday, June 6 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

June 6th – August 24th, 2024

We ask our artists to provide pieces of a variety of different media that represent a moment in history. This can be photographs, drawings, paintings, or mixed media. 

This show is open to artists 18 years and older and will feature 2-D art ONLY. Work should be for audiences of all ages.

People’s Choice

Visitors get to vote for the PEOPLES’ CHOICE award at this show. Be sure to cast your vote!

KSB Hospital | Commerce Towers

The art will be displayed on the first floor of KSB Commerce Towers, 215 E 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021.

Artist Deadlines and Application

The show runs June 6th-August 24th, 2024
Entry deadline | June 1st, 2024
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by June 4th, 2024
Opens to the public | June 6th, 2024
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning August 24th, 2024

815-285-4924

215 E. First St.
Dixon, Illinois 61021
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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

Wide Open Spaces Exhibition

Thursday, June 6 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

Photo provided by TNPS member and photographer, Bob Logsdon of Dixon, IL.

June 6–July 13, 2024

The Next Picture Show is proud to present a new art exhibition this year, Wide Open Spaces. We ask our artists to submit any pieces depicting landscapes, including a variety of 2D or 3D mediums.  We look forward to seeing the beautiful vistas our artists have captured!

Judge

TBA

Entertainment

TBA

Opening Reception

The opening reception and artist award ceremony takes place on June 14th from 6 to 8 p.m.

Check back here for the Award Winners!

This show is sponsored by G&M Distibutors of Galesburg.

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For Artists | Application

Entry deadline | May 22, 2024
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by May 31, 2024
Opens to the public | June 6, 2024
Awards reception | June 14, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning July 17, 2024

815-285-4924

215 E. First St.
Dixon, Illinois 61021
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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

For the Love of Animals | KSB Exhibition

Thursday, June 6 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

February 29th – May 1st, 2024

It is not new that artists have been inspired by their love for and beauty of animals. Animals drawn on cave walls were among the earliest forms of art. TNPS invites you to express your love of and interpretation of animal-represented art.

This show is open to artists 18 years and older and will feature 2-D art ONLY. Work should be for audiences of all ages.

People’s Choice

Visitors get to vote for the PEOPLES’ CHOICE award at this show. Be sure to cast your vote!

KSB Hospital | Commerce Towers

The art will be displayed on the first floor of KSB Commerce Towers, 215 E 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021.

Artist Deadlines and Application

The show runs Feb. 29 – May 31, 2024
Entry deadline | Feb. 21, 2024
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by Feb. 24, 2024
Opens to the public | February 29, 2024
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning May. 28, 2024

815-285-4924

215 E. First St.
Dixon, Illinois 61021
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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

Shades of Gray Exhibition

Thursday, June 6 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

Feb. 22 – Mar. 30, 2024

The Next Picture Show is pleased to present the Shades of Gray Art Exhibition featuring works of art created in black, white, and gray using mediums such as acrylic, charcoal, digital photography, enamel, wool & silk fiber, film photography, graphite pencil, and watercolor.

Judge

Heather Baker, a.k.a Hbee will be judging our Shades of Gray Exhibition. Heather focuses on organic art and photography that uses the natural world around us as elements of her pieces. Check out more of her work on her website!

Entertainment

We will have our local favorite, Acoustic Circus for our musical guest.

Opening Reception

The opening reception and artist award ceremony takes place on March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Check back here for the Award Winners!

This show is sponsored by Ken Nelson Auto of Dixon.


For Artists | Application

Entry deadline | Feb. 14, 2024
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by Feb. 17, 2024
Opens to the public | Feb. 22, 2024
Awards reception | Mar. 1, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning April 1, 2024

815-285-4924

215 E. First St.
Dixon, Illinois 61021
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75th Phidian Art Show

Thursday, June 6 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

The 75th Phidian Art Show

April 5-26, 2024
The Phidian Art Club of Dixon, Illinois, presents the 75th Phidian Art Show for 2024. The show puts local artists’ work in the spotlight. Awards are given in various categories, including American and regional scenes, nature, best floral, landscape, oil, watercolor, and pen and ink entries.

The show remains on display until April 26. The original artwork and awards presentation exhibit takes place in our main gallery on the first floor during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Awards opening reception.

The show opens on Friday, April 5, with the awards ceremony and reception taking place the same evening, 6-8 p.m. Refreshments and a cash bar are available at this time.

Here comes the judge.

This year’s judge is Tim Harrison of Milwaukee, WI. He is a curious, disciplined, and friendly creative director with over 15 years of experience working at global agencies and brands in New York City.

Although his professional career has been rooted in the digital arena, such as websites, social media, and video, he admires all mediums and welcomes the opportunity to luxuriate in more traditional art forms, like painting and photography. He received a BFA in Visual Design from Loyola University Chicago (2004). After graduating college, he spent two years in Spain, harnessing his art direction skills through Miami Ad School in Madrid (2010). After 12 years in New York City, he returned to the Midwest to run his creative agency in Milwaukee. In addition to working as a creative professional, Harrison has taught visual design courses at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco and participated in various portfolio reviews for young professionals while in NYC.

Peoples Choice Award

The public can vote for a People’s Choice Award for their favorite entry. Visitors to the gallery can cast their ballots at TNPS from April 5–19. The People’s Choice award will be announced at that time.

Come back to this page for the full list of award winners.

About the Phidian Art Club

This annual event was started in 1947 by the Phidian Art Club, a group formed in 1890 to promote art, literature, and music.

For artists

The Phidian Art Show Guidelines and Entry Forms are available for download just below.

Registration dates:
To make the registration go smoothly, be sure to download the entry form below and have your information filled out and taped to the back of each art piece. The volunteers at registration will help with any questions you may have.

Artwork will be received at The Next Picture Show, Monday through Wednesday, April 1–3, from 2–6 p.m. daily. The entry fee is $15 for one artwork and $25 for two artworks, with a two-artwork limit.

815-285-4924

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

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

19th Regional Survey of Art

Thursday, June 6 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

January 11- February 17, 2024

The Next Picture Show presents the 19th Regional Survey of Art, the longest-running and most popular art exhibit at TNPS since our opening in 2004.

Rock River Valley artists celebrated

The Regional Survey of Art Show focuses on the work of area artists and seeks to identify current trends in the Rock River Valley art world. In the past years, this show has juried 90+ pieces of artwork. The show features 2D and 3D media.

Guest Judge

We are honored to have Robert Krajecki judge the 19th Regional Survey of Art. Robert’s background includes studies at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and graduating from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Robert has also been a full-time instructor for Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting at the American Academy of Art. He has also served as an instructor at the prestigious Palette & Chisel Academy in Chicago.

Show Sponsor

Opening reception

The exhibit is open for viewing on January 11, followed by a reception and awards presentation on Friday, Jan. 26*, from 6-8 p.m.
* Revised date from 1/12 due to snow forecast.

Hours

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are open by appointment if you want to see the exhibit at another time.

For Artists | Application

Entry deadline | Jan. 3, 2024
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by Jan. 6, 2024
Opens to the public | Jan. 11, 2024
Awards reception | Jan. 12, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning Feb. 17, 2024

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