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More than Art

A place to meet and explore the art of the written word. Written by Greg SmithSCWG Organizer That’s right. Tucked in with all the paintings, photographs, and other forms of visual art there is a group that meets to paint with words. The Next Picture Show, Dixon, hosts two writer’s…

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Featured artist | Steve Hart

Local Photographer embraces his life-long hobby Written by Judy Schmidt – It began decades ago as a unique, teachable, interesting father-son pas-time to be shared between twelve-year-old Steve Hart and his Dad, Steven Senior, already a seasoned hobbyist in the field of photography. From the moment young Steve was gifted…

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2022 Phidian Art Show awards announced

71 pieces of original art on display Guest judge, Sydni Reubin, spent an afternoon walking the gallery and looking over 71 pieces of original art as she judged the 73rd Phidian Art Show. The Phidian Art Show gives out over $3,500 in cash awards given by many local businesses and…

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Phidian Art Show announces 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…

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Shades of Gray awards announced

Opening night was a hit! EXHIBIT RUNS FEB 25-MAR 26On Feb. 25, 2022, Philip Atilano, TNPS executive director, presented the awards for this year’s Shades of Gray Art Exhibition during the artists’ reception. Jessica Modica, Executive Director of the Freeport Art Museum served as the guest judge for this exhibition.

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Regional Survey of Art Awards announced

Rock Valley artists celebrated JAN. 7 – FEB. 12, 2022 The Regional Survey 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 garnered over juried 90+ pieces of artwork. The…

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Philip Atilano takes over as Executive Director in 2022

“I love The Next Picture Show. It is an amazing community resource with so much potential, much of which is untapped.” The new year ushers in a change in leadership at The Next Picture Show (TNPS)  fine arts center in Dixon, IL. Outgoing executive director Michael Glenn announced his…

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TNPS launches new website

It was time. The Next Picture Show needed a website that told the story about us. It’s dynamic, colorful, and hopefully, useful to anyone wanting to find out about our events and programs. The calendar is pretty cool. When logging on to the new site at www.nextpictureshow.org, the first…

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