Blooming Fusion Art Exhibition

Thursday, July 18 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

New exhibition!

Hey, art lovers and nature enthusiasts! We are in for a visual feast at The Next Picture Show (TNPS) in Dixon, IL. From July 18 to August 31, 2024. TNPS proudly presents this first-time event, “Blooming Fusion,” a captivating art exhibition celebrating the world of flora and fauna.

Wander through the gallery, where every piece of art captures the delicate beauty of flowers, leaves, plants, and all things botanical. Whether you’re a fan of realistic representations or abstract interpretations, this exhibition has something for everyone. Artists from near and far have poured their creativity into stunning 2D artworks, showcasing everything from vivid blossoms to intricate shrubs.

Judge

TBD

Entertainment

TBD

Opening Reception

The opening reception and artist award ceremony occurs on July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Check back here for the Award Winners!

TBD


For Artists | Application

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

Wide Open Spaces Exhibition

Thursday, July 18 @ 10:00 am 4:00 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

Beth Hall

Entertainment

Pianist: Jennie Smith

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 31, 2024 | NEW extended date!
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

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

History in Pictures | KSB Exhibition

Thursday, July 18 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

June 6–August 24, 2024

Immerse yourselves in the “History in Pictures” exhibition at KSB Commerce Towers, where moments from the past come alive through a diverse array of 2-D artwork.

This exhibition, running from June 6 to August 24, features photographs, drawings, paintings, and mixed-media pieces created by artists 18 and older.

People’s Choice

Visitors can immerse themselves in historical narratives and vote for the People’s Choice award. 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

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

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, July 18 @ 10:00 am 4:00 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

Beth Hall

Entertainment

Pianist: Jennie Hall

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.

g and m distributors, established 1946 logo

For Artists | Application

Entry deadline | May 31, 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

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

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, July 18 @ 10:00 am 4:00 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

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

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, July 18 @ 10:00 am 4:00 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

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
+ Google Map
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

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