Visual Arts

View the world through the eyes of Sauk Valley’s artists

The Next Picture Show’s colorful exterior is no match for the local original artwork on its interior walls. Every six weeks (give or take) the gallery presents new art exhibitions on the main gallery walls, with the very front window wall hosting featured artist members’ work. Currently, TNPS has 100 artist members.

“I’m always amazed at the talent that can be found in Dixon, the Sauk Valley, and beyond. I know I can always go to The Next Picture Show to discover and enjoy new works of art.”

Located in a renovated 1854 building in historic downtown Dixon, The Next Picture Show fine arts center is a place where art is created, shown, studied, and celebrated.

  • This gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • There is no admission to step in and view the art.
  • Every art exhibition opening is also free to the public. These openings/artist receptions are held on designated Friday evenings, 6-8 p.m. A cash bar of beer, wine, and water is available at that time. The award presentations generally start at 7 p.m. — always a fun and informative part of the evening!

Artist Opportunities

There are various opportunities for both our regional artists and from beyond. Besides the juried art exhibitions every six weeks, artists also can become TNPS Artist Members and TNPS Featured Artist Members. In order to share our artists’ works beyond TNPS, several Dixon businesses are collaborating by hanging art exhibitions on their walls. This allows more art to be seen by more people.

Our Artists

Would you like to see your name on this list? Become an Artist Member! We have different levels to fit your needs and budget.

  • Ellen Allen
    Metalpoint Drawing
    Pen and Ink Drawing
    Textile and Paper Sculpture
    Watercolor, Gouache
    Dixon, IL
  • Les Allen
    Fine Art Photography
    Dixon, IL
  • Sheila Ames
    Oil, Watercolor
    Dixon, IL
  • Jean Apgar
    Watercolor, Beadwork
    Rockford, IL
  • Janet Barton
    Oregon, IL
  • Sandy Bechtolsheim
    Sugar Grove, IL
  • Janet Beiler
    Oil, Watercolor
    Sterling, IL
  • David Bingaman
    Photography
    Dixon, IL
  • Carol Bingham
    Oil
    Sycamore, IL
  • Irene Bockman
    Watercolor
    DeKalb, IL
  • Larry Bond
    Watercolor, Sculpture
    Sycamore, IL
  • Richard Born
    Photography, Scanography
    Dekalb, IL
  • Dan Bowman
    Dixon, IL
  • Pam Bradford
    Kirkland, IL
  • Kent Broadbent
    Annawan, IL
  • Beverly Ashley Broyles
    Rockford, IL
  • Clarence Butcher
    Rock Falls, IL
  • Valerie Butcher
    Fused Glass, Hot Glass
    Rock Falls, IL
  • Graydon Cafarella
    Watercolor
    Dixon, IL
  • Craig Carpenter
    Watercolor
    Oregon, IL
  • Tom Cartwright
    Dixon, IL
  • Letha Catalina
    Photography
    Dixon, IL
  • Dick Cholke
    Watercolor
    Pecatonica, IL
  • Charles Cook
    Dixon, IL
  • Sally Jane Cooper
    Pottery
    Dixon, IL
  • Mary Crawford
    Watercolor
    Dixon, IL
  • Leslie Crowhurst
    Acrylic, Oil
    Loves Park, IL
  • Bob Cunningham
    Dixon, IL
  • John DeLong
    Acrylic
    Dixon, IL
  • Sharon Dietz
    Oil
    Sterling, IL
  • Judy Dixon
    Watercolor
    Dixon, IL
  • William Doering
    Photography
    Rock Falls, IL
  • Ellen Ebert
    Polo, IL
  • Shirley Fischer
    Oil
    Dixon, IL
  • Laurie Friemuth
    Oregon, IL
  • Beverly Garcia
    Oil
    Dixon, IL
  • Diana Garrett
    Freeport, IL
  • Michele Gillette
    Photography
    Sterling, IL
  • Roger Goodspeed
    Freeport, IL
  • Jean Gornik
    Dixon, iL
  • David Gregory
    Peoria, IL
  • Patricia Greve
    Acrylic
    Dixon, IL
  • Scott Griffis
    Rock Falls, IL
  • Maggie Hardin
    Acrylic
    Dixon, IL
  • Stephen Hart
    Photography
    Sterling, IL
  • Jan Harvey
    Oil
    Dixon, IL
  • Kat Heitzman
    Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media
    Freeport, IL
  • James Hey
    Oil
    Dixon, IL
  • Bruce Hill
    Dixon, IL
  • Anne Hilliard
    Oil
    Dixon, IL
  • Mary Howe
    Watercolor, Soft Pastel
    Oregon, IL
  • Bethe Hughes
    Dixon, IL
  • Becky Hundrieser
    Oil
    Dixon, IL
  • Richard Hundrieser
    Mixed Media
    Dixon, IL
  • Scott Ide
    Photography
    Dixon, IL
  • Darci Imel
    Photography
    Dixon, IL
  • Matt Jagitsch
    White pencil on black paper
    Sterling, IL
  • Charles Kerr
    Photography
    Dixon, IL
  • Kitto
    Oil
    Dixon, IL
  • Linnea Koch
    Photography
    Sterling, IL
  • Paula Kuehl
    Pastel, Colored and Graphite Pencil
    McHenry, IL
  • Dan LeTourneau
    Oil
    Dixon, IL
  • Bob Logsdon
    Photography
    Grand Detour, IL
  • Barbara Lundeen
    Alcohol Ink, Oil, Watercolor
    Dixon, IL
  • Lorena Malm
    Digital Art, Oil
    Princeton, IL
  • Jessica May
    Polo, IL
  • Suzy McCullough
    Dixon, IL
  • Joy Meyer
    Acrylic
    Dixon, IL
  • Peg Miller
    Oil, Acrylic
    Grand Detour, IL
  • Ellen Mumford
    Watercolor, Acrylic
    Dixon, IL
  • Joann Murdock
    Kaneville, IL
  • Karen Nelson
    Oil
    Dixon, IL
  • Jeff Oesterheld
    Byron, IL
  • Perry Paliga
    Abstract
    Dixon, IL
  • Joe Popp
    Oregon, IL
  • Betty Predmore
    Watercolor
    Dixon, IL
  • Jim Regnier
    Belvidere, IL
  • Stuart Roddy
    Oil, Tempera, Acrylic, Watercolor
    Sterling, IL
  • Mary Rogers
    Oil, Acrylic, Watercolors
    Ashton, IL
  • James Salstrom
    Dixon, IL
  • Michael Scarantino
    Oil, Acrylic
    Dixon, IL
  • Richard Schmidt
    Oil, Watercolor
    Frankfort, IL
  • Paula Shuck
    Naperville, IL
  • Beth Baker Simeone
    Oregon, IL
  • Donna Smith
    Acrylic, Watercolor
    Ashton, IL
  • Patricia Smith
    Dixon, IL
  • Melissa Spahn
    Photography
    Dixon, IL
  • Cathy Staker
    Oil, Acrylic
    Sterling, IL
  • Karen Stewart-Casper
    Watercolor
    Milan, IL
  • Rebecca Taylor
    Cherry Valley, IL
  • Jessica Throw
    Charcoal, Acrylic, Pencil
    Rockford, IL
  • Steve Toole
    Photography
    Ashton, IL
  • Karen Tucker
    Oil
    Grand Detour, IL
  • Dale Tulk
    Oil
    Ashton, IL
  • David Van Delinder
    Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Pencil
    Cherry Valley, IL
  • Bill Vose
    Paw Paw, IL
  • John Vulcani
    Wood carving
    LaSalle, IL
  • Sheila Kelly Welch
    Graphite/Colored pencil, Watercolor, Acrylic
    Freeport, IL
  • Lucinda Winterfield
    Oil
    Dixon, iL
  • Julie Young
    Dixon, IL

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