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, the first…

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