Upcoming events

    • 7 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSA

    Opening September 2nd, 6 - 9 PM, the  DSA is honored to present Eyewitness: The Impact of Deindustrialization on our World, as seen through the lens of Hope, Despair, and Transition in the Miami Valley.

    The Miami Valley is generally defined as the land area surrounding the Great Miami River in southwest Ohio, and includes the Little Miami, Mad, and Stillwater rivers as well. Geographically, it includes Dayton, Springfield, Middletown, Hamilton, and other communities. Like much of the Midwest, the Miami Valley is considered part of the “rust belt,” having suffered economic decline due to deindustrialization. Beginning in the 1970's, the Miami Valley lost 40% of its manufacturing jobs, and, since then, the city of Dayton has lost nearly half of its population. This decline brought with it urban decay: abandoned factories, declining neighborhoods, and economic hardship. Dayton has watched some of its most beautiful neighborhoods deteriorate. It has seen the near abandonment of its downtown. A once-vibrant city center bustling with markets, retail activity, theaters, and pedestrian traffic became a lifeless space. Yet, the Dayton area is recovering. This recovery can be seen in the preservation of historical sites and neighborhoods, in environmental rehabilitation, in the redefinition of its downtown, and in the success of many arts venues. We find ourselves in a state of upward transition: Having reconciled the losses of the past, we look forward to a hopeful future, one that recognizes what once was while embracing what might be. Our symbol of hope is the American bald eagle, now nesting in several locations all along the Miami River. Just as the eagle has come back after near extinction, so we, after a period of decline, embrace our home and look to a new vision for the Dayton area. This gallery exhibition, presented by the Dayton Society of Artists and Tripod Camera Club, seeks to explore the difficult past as well as the transition to a hopeful future for the Miami Valley.

    Support for this 2022 FotoFocus Biennial exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 48 High Street, Dayton, OH 45403
    • 11

    Photography Walk With Tripod Camera Club and DSA

    Saturday, October 15, 2022
    9 am - 11 am

    This will be an in-person workshop starting at DSA's High Street Gallery. Join Tripod Camera ClubPreservation Dayton, and the DSA for a walk around the historic St. Anne's Hill neighborhood! There will be instructors available for any questions and tips on cameras and techniques, and Preservation Dayton will have a representative to talk about St. Anne's Hill while we take photographs. Be sure to wear warm clothes and bring your own DSLR camera! 

    After the walk:
    Send us your best 3 to 5 images so we can put together a digital exhibition for everyone who participated to see! The exhibition will be hosted on the DSA website, and shared in our newsletter and social media for others to see your amazing works as well. Images will need to be emailed to DSA by Saturday, October 22nd. Exhibition will be available for viewing no later than Saturday October 29th and will be accessible the month of November 2022. More information on requirements will be sent to participants after the workshop via email. 

    Registration: Registration is limited, but free thanks to an MCACD Special Projects Grant and FotoFocus! 

    OAC, MCACD and Culture Works
    This project was supported in part by a Special Projects Grant funded by the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District and administered by Culture Works and the Ohio Arts Council.


    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Dayton Society of Artists: 48 High Street, Dayton 45403

    Join the DSA for a talk lead by Jim Weller of the Eastwood Eagle Watchers. Jim will talk about the historical return of Eagles to the Dayton area. The Eastwood Eagle Watchers is a group of eagle enthusiasts based in Dayton, Ohio. They share a great appreciation of wildlife in general and an unbridled admiration of the American Bald Eagle specifically. They have a blog to share the story and images of Dayton's first resident Bald Eagle pair after a 70 year absence from the area.


    There is free parking across the street from the gallery. 
    Any questions, please email: info@daytondsa.org

    This talk was organized by the Tripod Camera Club and in conjunction with FotoFocus. Thank you! 

    • 4 Nov 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSA

    • 2 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • DSA

Past events

18 Sep 2022 Glen Cebulash: Looking at Painting
17 Sep 2022 Introducing... Emma Jackson and Weaving
17 Sep 2022 Figure Drawing
11 Sep 2022 Free Musical Performance by COCOA
9 Sep 2022 Donation Drop off for Trash 'N Treasure Sale
2 Sep 2022 Opening First Friday, Eyewitness: A FotoFocus Biennial Exhibition
20 Aug 2022 Our Sacred Vanity @ Dayton Porchfest 2022
7 Aug 2022 Introducing... Dr. Yufeng Wang and Ink & Wash Brush Painting - Session 3
5 Aug 2022 Fall Membership Show First Friday
31 Jul 2022 Bubbles & Boards: A Free Member's Social
24 Jul 2022 Introducing... Dr. Yufeng Wang and Ink & Wash Brush Painting - Session 2
10 Jul 2022 Introducing... Dr. Yufeng Wang and Ink & Wash Brush Painting - Early Registration
10 Jul 2022 Introducing... Dr. Yufeng Wang and Ink & Wash Brush Painting - Session 1
9 Jul 2022 Second Saturday Figure Drawing
1 Jul 2022 Fall Membership Show Opening First Friday
10 Jun 2022 Book Talk with Karla Huebner, PhD
3 Jun 2022 Emergence 2022 Opening First Friday
14 May 2022 Figure Drawing - Second Saturday (May 14th)
7 May 2022 Introducing... Micah Zavacky and Trace Monotypes
6 May 2022 Lino Litho Mono More 2022 Opening First Friday
16 Apr 2022 Introducing... Kelley Booze and Color Theory
16 Apr 2022 ReFRESH Art Pickup
15 Apr 2022 ReFRESH Art Pickup
2 Apr 2022 Bridgette Bogle: CV Writing
1 Apr 2022 ReFRESH First Friday
26 Mar 2022 Introducing...Dr. Alan Pascuzzi and Fresco Painting Pt. 2
25 Mar 2022 Introducing...Dr. Alan Pascuzzi and Fresco Painting Pt. 1
21 Mar 2022 Justin Rothshank: Studio Practices and Marketing
4 Mar 2022 ReFRESH Opening First Friday
26 Feb 2022 ReFRESH Art Drop Off
25 Feb 2022 ReFRESH Art Drop Off
22 Feb 2022 Dennis Kollhoff: Taxes for Creatives
11 Dec 2021 Holiday on the Hill
18 Nov 2021 An Artful Card-Making Workshop at Hue House
6 Nov 2021 Jean Koeller's Plein Air Workshop at Staley Mill Farm & Distillery
5 Nov 2021 Small But Mighty Gallery Hours - FREE
26 Sep 2021 Plein Air Day: September at Carriage Hill Metropark
22 Aug 2021 Plein Air Day: August in Downtown Springboro
21 Aug 2021 PorchFest 2021
6 Aug 2021 bettertogether reception
31 Jul 2021 Introducing...Shannon Grecula and Linocut Registration
25 Jul 2021 Plein Air Day: July at Eastwood Metropark
17 Jul 2021 Introducing...Jennifer Sayger and Recycled Art
15 Jul 2021 July's Third Thursday Salon
10 Jul 2021 Second Saturday Figure Drawing
27 Jun 2021 Plein Air Day: June in Downtown Yellow Springs
17 Jun 2021 Pablos Virtual Coffee House
10 Jun 2021 Introducing...Leesa Haapapuro and Clay
23 May 2021 Plein Air Day: May at Cox Arboretum
22 May 2021 Introducing...Sam Kelly and Drawing
4 May 2021 Introducing...Teresa Olavarria and Iroshizuku Ink
25 Apr 2021 Plein Air Day: April in St. Anne's Hill
17 Apr 2021 Introducing...Mike Ousley and Egg Tempera
8 Apr 2021 Introducing...Bridgette Bogle and Book Making
20 Mar 2021 Introducing...Morris Howard and Oil Painting
20 Mar 2021 Introducing...Mikee Huber and Alcohol Inks
13 Mar 2021 Introducing...Erica Keener and Soft Pastels
27 Feb 2021 Introducing...Barb Stork and Gouache
20 Feb 2021 Julie Riley: Becoming a Self-Sustained Artist
30 Jan 2021 Introducing...Carole Staples and Fiber Arts
9 Jan 2021 Grant Writing: Dispelling Myths and Understanding the Process
5 Dec 2020 Introducing...Esther Kadash & Lorie Groll and Fused Glass
4 Dec 2020 December's First Fridays
26 Nov 2020 Gallery Closed: Thanksgiving
14 Nov 2020 Introducing...Maureen O'Keefe and Blind Contour Drawing
8 Nov 2020 Social Media for Creatives by Get Social
6 Nov 2020 Emergence Exhibition Reception and First Fridays
6 Nov 2020 Emergence
25 Oct 2020 Introducing...Elena Dahl and Camera Obscura
18 Oct 2020 Introducing...Tracy Longley-Cook (a Photography Outing at the Dayton Arcade)
11 Oct 2020 Introducing...Danielle Rante and Cyanotypes
9 Oct 2020 Come As You Art: Trivia, Take-Out & Art Tutorial Fundraiser
2 Oct 2020 October First Fridays
29 Sep 2020 Introducing...Ann Kim and Acrylic Painting: Materials and Methods
26 Sep 2020 Plein Air Day on 5th Street
12 Sep 2020 Introducing...Ginny Baughman and Chalk Murals
4 Sep 2020 September First Fridays
19 Aug 2020 Introducing...Kathryn Pitstick and Linoleum Block Prints
7 Aug 2020 Litho-Lino-Mono-More Exhibition Reception and First Fridays
30 Jul 2020 Introducing...Kelley Booze and Monoprints
6 Jul 2020 Introducing...Dave Crowell and Custom Framing
4 Jul 2020 Gallery Closed
3 Jul 2020 July First Fridays
13 Jun 2020 Saint Anne's Garden Tour
13 Jun 2020 Plein Air Day in Saint Anne's Hill
11 Jun 2020 Rescheduled: From the studio to the streets: art, place and community. An artist talk by Glenna Jennings
5 Jun 2020 reMEMBERed Exhibition Reception and First Fridays
5 Jun 2020 reMEMBERed Exhibition
5 Jun 2020 Annual Member Meeting
4 Jun 2020 Virtual Workshop: Intro to Lightroom with Eleanor Moseman
29 May 2020 Virtual Workshop: Beginning Watercolor with Ashlee Kilgore
14 May 2020 Pablo's Virtual Coffeehouse: Discover New Art and Artists with Marsha Pippenger
9 May 2020 How to Apply for Open Calls with Caitlin Cartwright
1 May 2020 Intertwined Exhibition
30 Apr 2020 Artist Talk with Eleanor Moseman
23 Apr 2020 Julie Riley: Becoming a Self-Sustained Artist
30 Mar 2020 Using Photoshop to Edit Artwork Photos with Amanda Grieve
22 Mar 2020 Entry Deadline for Intertwined
20 Mar 2020 UD Landscapes Entry Deadline
18 Mar 2020 Introducing...Connie Grant and Wax Resist Watercolors
10 Mar 2020 Dayton Library Call for Art Deadline
9 Mar 2020 Project Space Entry Deadline
8 Mar 2020 Introducing...Mary Beth Whitley and Encaustics
6 Mar 2020 Amplify Exhibit Reception
6 Mar 2020 Amplify Exhibition
19 Feb 2020 Amplify, Spring Show, Drop Off Dates
18 Feb 2020 Amplify, Spring Show, Drop Off Dates
9 Feb 2020 Julie Riley: Becoming a Successful Artist
7 Feb 2020 February First Fridays: conJURORS
23 Jan 2020 Introducing...Mike Elsass and Non-representational Painting
16 Jan 2020 Third Thursday Salon
11 Jan 2020 Artist Talk with Heather Jones
3 Jan 2020 conJURORS Reception
3 Jan 2020 conJURORS Exhibition
8 Dec 2019 Members' Holiday Brunch
11 Oct 2019 Come As You Art: DSA's Creatives & Cocktails Fundraiser
18 Sep 2019 Plein Air Painting: Cox Arboretum
15 Sep 2019 ArtFest 2019
6 Sep 2019 Line : Value : Shape - Member Show Opening
24 Aug 2019 PorchFest 2019
19 Aug 2019 Visit Wright Memorial's art exhibit with the DSA
17 Aug 2019 Workshop: Portfolio Building 101
7 Aug 2019 Plein Air Painting: St. Anne's Hill
2 Aug 2019 Art in The City 2019
24 Jul 2019 Patrick Gono's Studio Open House at Fronstreet
24 Jul 2019 Plein Air Painting: Eastwood MetroPark
20 Jul 2019 Monrovia Night Gathering
20 Jul 2019 Workshop: Grant Writing & Residency Q/A
18 Jul 2019 Third Thursday Salon (July)
17 Jul 2019 Plein Air Painting: Sunset at Riverscape
5 Jul 2019 Crossing Boundaries Opening
22 Jun 2019 Workshop: Art in Words: Writing About Your Artistic Self
7 Jun 2019 Spire Arts Opening
1 Jun 2019 Trash 'N Treasure
18 May 2019 Workshop: Images & Art: Documenting Your Work
3 May 2019 Spring Show Opening
27 Apr 2019 Workshop: Putting Yourself on Paper: Resumes and Headshots
27 Apr 2019 2019 Workshop Series: Beyond the Studio - Preparing for Today's Art World
25 Apr 2019 Registration Day #2 for 2019 Spring Show
24 Apr 2019 Registration Day #1 for 2019 Spring Show
9 Mar 2019 Second Saturday Figure Drawing
1 Mar 2019 INKED UP Opening
21 Feb 2019 Third Thursday Salon
16 Feb 2019 Community talk with the AAVAG
9 Feb 2019 Tax Seminar with Dennis Kollhoff, CPA
2 Feb 2019 FIRST Saturday Figure Drawing
17 Jan 2019 January Salon
12 Jan 2019 Second Saturday Figure Drawing
4 Jan 2019 AAVAG Exhibition Opening
8 Dec 2018 Second Saturday Figure Drawing
7 Dec 2018 Winter Party

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