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Awards handed out at the Shades of Gray Exhibition

THE EXHIBITION RUNS February 22nd, 2024–March 30th 2024During 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.

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Awards handed out at the 19th Regional Survey of Art

THE EXHIBIT RUNS January 11, 2024–February 17th 2023During 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.

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Awards handed out at Winter Scenes & Holiday Dreams opening reception

First-time exhibition THE EXHIBIT RUNS November 30–January 9, 2023During 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.

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Awards handed out at Aqua Expressions opening reception

First-time exhibition THE EXHIBIT RUNS October 27–November 25, 2023During the artists’ reception on Friday, Nov. 3, guest judges Glenn and Tim Boles presented the awards for a brand-new art exhibition. This show’s sponsor is Sauk Valley Properties. The next juried art exhibition scheduled is…

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Awards presented for Farms & Barns Exhibition

A popular exhibition opens in Dixon THE EXHIBIT RUNS September 8-October 19, 2023During the artists’ reception on Friday, Sept. 15, Carolyn Lee McKee-Freese, art educator, and the show’s guest judge, presented the awards for this year’s Farms & Barns art exhibition. This show’s sponsor is the…

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Letha Catalina takes the spotlight as Executive Director for TNPS

Earlier this month, Letha Catalina took over the reins as executive director of The Next Picture Show Community Arts Center (TNPS). Bringing her love of the arts and community service, Letha embarks on the upcoming fall and winter seasons coming to the gallery. Born and raised in Oregon, Illinois, she…

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Awards presented for Absolutely Abstract Exhibition

A new show of abstract art opened in Dixon THE EXHIBIT RUNS July 21 – September 2, 2023During the artists’ reception on Friday, July 28, Chloe Metz, Oregon artist and the show’s guest judge, presented the awards for this year’s Absolutely Abstract art exhibition. After the award presentation, TNPS’ new…

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Awards presented for The Human Form Exhibition

Opening night brings out the community THE EXHIBIT RUNS JUNE 2-JULY 15, 2023During the artists’ reception on Friday, June 9, Amy Sikyta, TNPS executive director, presented the awards for this year’s The Human Form art exhibition. Debra Cleary, artist and art educator, served as the guest judge for this exhibition.

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“Art in a Bottle” Wine Gala Raffle & Giveaways

We are so thankful for all the businesses that have donated! Some of the Raffle and Giveaway items during May 19 Art in a Bottle Wine Tasting GalaTake a gander at some of the fun items you could find in your hands by the end of the evening.

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