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Awards announced for 2023 Phidian Art Show

Awards night canceled due to weather For three years in a row, the in-person awards presentations had to be canceled. The first two years, it was COVID. This year, Mother Nature decided to send miserable, stormy spring weather. Never fear. The judging went on anyway. Mary Jo Schuneman, a…

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Illinois Creative Recovery Grants available!

Calling all creatives! Thanks to advocacy efforts by a statewide coalition led by Arts Alliance Illinois, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will distribute a historic $50 million in grant money to assist businesses, non-profit organizations, and sole proprietors in the creative sector that have struggled because…

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Awards presented for Shades of Gray Exhibition

49 pieces of art entered THE EXHIBIT RUNS FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 25, 2023On Friday, Mar. 3, Amy Sikyta, TNPS executive director, presented the awards for this year’s Shades of Gray art exhibition during the artists’ reception. Jeff Paul Thompson, a professional sculptor, served as the guest judge for this exhibition. The…

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Student art celebrated on 2023 Dixon Downtown Banners

It’s a collaboration. Discover Dixon, in collaboration with The Next Picture Show (TNPS), is excited to announce a unique opportunity for young artists in the community. This program is a fundraising event that will help beautify the downtown district while providing exposure to local businesses, families, and organizations. Drop into…

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Amy Sikyta takes over as Executive Director at TNPS

“In the short time I have been at The Next Picture Show, I have already recognized what an invaluable resource this organization is by offering art, culture, and a sense of community. I am excited to help continue this legacy.”  The Next Picture Show (TNPS)…

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Awards presented for Regional Survey of Art show

Over 80 pieces of art THE EXHIBIT RUNS JANUARY 13 – FEBRUARY 18, 2023On Friday, Jan. 20, Philip Atilano, TNPS executive director, presented the awards for this year’s 18th Regional Survey of Art exhibition during the artists’ reception. Heather Shore, a professional artist, and art educator, served as the guest…

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TNPS kicks off Artist in Residence program

Glenn Bodish is the first artist in residence The Next Picture Show (TNPS) is pleased to announce the beginning of its Artist in Residence program. Glenn Bodish of Dixon, IL, has been announced as the first Artist in Residence at TNPS. Bodish has been provided a studio space on the upper…

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Reubin and Shore present “Marks Made” at TNPS

A two-woman art exhibition “Marks Made” is coming to The Next Picture Show for a first-time special exhibition from December 13-January 7, 2023. It is free and open to the public during gallery hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or by appointment). About the show “Marks Made”…

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