Expressions Art Sale & The Next Picture Show Celebrate 10 Years (10th Annual Expressions Art Sale and Reception benefits the Sinnissippi Foundation)

(Dixon, IL) 2014 is a milestone year for both the Sinnissippi Foundation and The Next Picture Show in Dixon. Both are celebrating anniversaries: 2014 is the 10th year for the Expressions Art Sale, and the 10th year for The Next Picture Show.

“It’s been 10 years that the Foundation has held the Expressions Art Sale and Reception at the Next Picture Show in Dixon,” says Andy Jackson, Marketing Coordinator and event organizer for Expressions. “Expressions has grown right along with The Next Picture Show over the past decade to become a major fundraising event for the Sinnissippi Foundation. We could not ask for a better partner for this event,” adds Jackson.

In addition, Sauk Valley Bank has returned as co-sponsor of Expressions in 2014. “We are very pleased to have Sauk Valley Bank’s continued support of Expressions,” says Jackson.  They are an important partner in making this event a success.  They have been a wonderful supporter of the Sinnissippi Foundation, but they have also demonstrated a commitment to the arts and to their local community as well. It’s a pleasure to have them on board and a very natural fit for the local community-oriented bank.”

“We couldn’t have a high-quality event like Expressions without the dozens of sponsors, artists, businesses, and organizations who donate silent auction items, The Next Picture Show staff, and volunteers, and Sinnissippi Centers and Sinnissippi Foundation board members and staff volunteers,” adds Jackso.

The 10th annual Expressions Art Sale and Reception began April 8th when art and silent auction items went on display at The Next Picture Show (113 West First Street, Dixon). Expressions conclude Friday, April 25, 2014, at the gallery, with an evening reception from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

(photo at left shows a display of the featured artists’ works from past years of the Expressions Art Sale & Reception. These were featured on event promotional items like the event postcard, poster, etc.)

Artists whose have one or more of their works of art in the Expressions Art Sale include:  Kate Askegaard, David Bingaman, David Bingaman, Graydon Cafarella, Erin Clark, Ellen Donaldson-Allen, Tim Drane, Margery Franklin, Beverly Garcia, Rachelle Gunderson, Jan Harvey, Anne Hermes, Jim Hey, Becky Hundrieser, Elizabeth Jahn, Charles Kerr, Kitto, Pat Lathe, Dan LeTourneau, Robert Logsdon, Gloria Martin, Phil Mattox, Peg Miller, Ellen Mumford, Rick Munson, Ann Marie Potts, Betty Predmore, Ken Reif, Stuart Roddy, Tamara Shriver, and Debbie Thompson.

Art and silent auction items are on display now through the end of the auction on April 25th at the Next Picture Show.  Art items can be purchased at any time once they go on display at the gallery and bids can be placed on the silent auction items.  The sale and auction will conclude on at the end of the reception portion of the event on Friday, April 25, 2014.

“There are a variety of ways individuals can get more information about Expressions.  They can call the Foundation for information at 815-284-9380.  They can also visit online at and click on the Expressions links on the home page to view the event poster. They can also view the event and photos of art and silent auction items on the Foundation’s Facebook fan page.  Just search for either Sinnissippi Foundation or Expressions Art Sale from your Facebook account.”

Proceeds from Expressions help the Foundation continue its mission of providing for the urgent needs of individuals and families in the Sinnissippi Community such as allowing Sinnissippi clients to afford treatment, keeping families in their homes or helping a family obtain safe housing, keeping the heat on during the cold winter months, providing a much needed meal during the holidays with a holiday food basket, and supporting events that promote and celebrate recovery and wellness.

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