Megan Smallwood, The Warden of Souls

Community & Place


Community & Place is the Dayton Society of Artist's annual membership show. This year's show was juried by Elizabeth Wetterstroem, former DSA president and current Collections and Exhibitions Manager at the Springfield Museum of Art. Front Street will also be showcasing some of our member's work in the CD Bay on First Fridays and 3rd Sundays. Make sure to visit! 

Exhibition Dates: Friday, July 1st - Saturday, August 20th
The exhibition is available online at www.daytondsa.org/C&P22

 Elizabeth Wetterstroem

First: Megan Smallwood - The Warden of Souls
Second: Olga Evanusa-Rowland - Origin Cave
 Jeremy Mudd - Light at the Edge - 57 & 59
Best in Watercolor: Lauren Wells - View from Stratacache Tower
Best in Photography: Bruce Campbell -

Honorable Mentions:
Bisi Morton - Tribe City
Shannon Grecula - Collide
Nancy Shuler - My 'At Home' Town
Elisha Frontz - Home in the Woods

Free Entry into 2023 Spring Show: 
Ginny Baughman - Glen Helen
Kathleen Caffrey Friday Night Pizza

Bruce Soifer - Purple Storm Coming

 Ginny Baughman, Charmaine Boggs, Alison Bour, Kathleen Caffrey, Kim Ceccarelli, Nancy Dankof, Stephanie de la Rosa, Jim DeLange, Mark Echtner, Olga Evanusa-Rowland, Tracy Foskuhl, Charlene Fox, Bill Franz, Valerie French, Mark Freytag, Elisha Frontz, Shannon Grecula, Mary Havens, Renee Hopson, Mikee Huber, Suzi Hyden, Bonnie Kuntz, Edward Lehman, Margie McCullough, James McCullough, Carol McNeeley, Kevin McNeeley, Kathy A. Moore, Bisi Morton, Jeremy Mudd, Marsha Pippenger, Judd Plattenburg, Paul Rienzo, Ron Rollins, Nancy Shuler,  Libby Slauenwhite, Megan Smallwood, Bruce Soifer, Ryan Taylor, Rebekah VanSlooten, Emily von Stuckrad-Smolinski, 
Eve Veil, Yufeng Wang, Barb Weinert-McBee, Lauren Wells, Mary Beth Whitley, William Woody, Samantha Wott, Sarah Wrona 

Amanda Millis
 Overcast Morning at Union Canal

Three Women, Three Views


The show is landscape-based with three different approaches created in different locations at times of the year.


Amanda Millis

A resident of Boston, Massachusetts, Amanda received her BA from Smith College and her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. She taught at the ArtEst Art School in Sydney, Australia and has won several art residencies, including the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Mount Gretna School of Art.

Jean Koeller

Born in Columbus, Ohio and an alumnus of the renowned Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Madison, Maine, Jean received her BFA from Wright State University and MFA from the Parsons School of Art & Design. Jean's works are part of numerous permanent collections across the state of Ohio, including Kettering Hospital, the Governor's Residence in Columbus, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Ohio Supreme Court

Michele BonDurant

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Michele received her BFA from Wright State University and was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, the largest fine arts residency program in the United States. Her works have been exhibited across the nation, including the Prince Street and First Street Galleries in New York, the Brand Library in Glendale, California, and the Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.

PROJECT SPACE:  DSA's Permanent Collection



ReFRESH is the Dayton Society of Artists’ 2022 annual spring juried show. The call for art was open to all mediums, techniques, and styles. Work was encouraged to, but did not have to fit the theme, “refresh.”

Exhibition Dates: Friday, March 4 - Saturday, April 9
The exhibition is available online at daytondsa.org/ReFRESH

Juror: Dana Wiley

Dana Wiley received a Liberal Arts Degree from Sinclair Community College in 2014 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2016 from Wright State University. Since her graduation, she has been an active participate in the Dayton art community curating several exhibits in different venues in Dayton. She established the Dana L. Wiley Gallery in 2018 which focuses on both regional and national artists. During this time, she has created an annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter.

Painter and drawer of detailed renderings, Dana has an affinity for both urban and rural landscapes, mostly in the medium of pastels and oils. She has shown her work in local venues like K12 Gallery and Front Street Co. Creating artwork in her studio is some of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of her life.

First Place - Charles Jiao, Autumn Comes to Mount Adams, Cincinnati 
Second Place - Mark Van Buskirk, Single Magnolia Blossom
Third Place - Paul Rienzo, Twins

Honorable Mention - Tracy Foskuhl, Tunnel

Ginny Baughman, Robie Benve, Claire Bowman, William Campbell, Kim Ceccarelli, Jeremy Combs,  Cydnie Deed-King, Rachel Dillabaugh, Jeanne Fehskens , Tracy Foskuhl, Elisha Frontz, Sara Green, Gae Helton, Mikee Huber, Suzi Hyden, Charles Jiao, Robin Landis, Caitlin Larsen-Deer, Margie McCullough, Kevin McNeeley, Melanie Morrett, Dawn Petrill, Paul Rienzo, M. Steven Rowland, Ryan Taylor, Eric Tuck-Macalla,  Mark Van Buskirk, Rebekah Van Slooten, Mary Beth Whitley, Grace Wilhelm, Scot Wittman, Charles Wright, Sarah Wrona


MAY 6 - MAY 28

LITHO-LINO-MONO-MORE 2022 is the Dayton Society of Artist's 17th annual juried printmaking exhibition. The call for art was open to any printmaker living, working, or attending school in Ohio. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative.

Exhibition Dates: Friday, May 6 - Saturday, May 28
The exhibition is available online at daytondsa.org/llmm2022

Juror: Micah Zavacky 

Although he grew up in a city, Micah’s fondest childhood memories are of countryside road trips with his grandparents. During these back-road adventures, he developed a love for the natural world, wondering about the rolling hills, forests, and nowheres that seemed so foreign compared to day-to-day life. 

En plein air landscapes and still life represent the breadth of his artistic pursuits over the last ten years. The landscape has motivated Micah to live a life more connected and concerned with the earth. A passionate gardener and animal lover, Micah hopes to have a farm one day where he can draw his plants and animals all day, every day. Tending and caring for the land and its critters is a passion born out of art-making. 

Micah Zavacky completed his BFA in Studio Art-Printmaking at Wright State University in 2014. He received a MFA in Printmaking from Illinois State University in 2017. Along with exhibiting nationally and internationally, Micah has curated several professional portfolio exchanges, exhibitions, and collaborative books. You may view some of these projects on his website, micahzavacky.com. Also, he worked at Normal Editions Workshop (NEW) as a printing assistant from 2014-2017, finishing his time at NEW as lead printer on an Illinois State University faculty print project. Since 2014, he has remained an active member of the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, and has been the Secretary since 2019. Micah has taught throughout the Dayton area, most notably at the University of Dayton from 2018-2021 as an adjunct instructor of printmaking, drawing, and color theory. Currently, Micah is an Upper School art teacher at the Miami Valley School in Dayton, OH.

First: Stephanie Berrie, Roadkill Diaries Entry 08: Smoked Frogger, 2022
Second: Suzi Hyden, Dutchman's Breeches and May Apples Paper Quilt, 2021
Kay Smith Award: 
 Maria Ann McGinnis, Portrait with Sunflowers, 2022

Kay Smith Award is the DSA's printmaking show was established by David Smith (a DSA past president and an instrumental figure in the gallery's history) in honor of his wife, Kay, a watercolorist and printmaker.

Artists: Stephanie Berrie, Benjamin Bolton, Claire Bowman, Matt Boyd, Breanna Cole, Autumn Geer, Shannon Grecula, Susanna Harris, Suzi Hyden, Janelle Jordan, Ben Krampitz, Nicole Malcolm, Maria McGinnis, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Andrea Starkey, Judith Steele, Ryan Stoneberger, Rachel Unger, Nicholas Warndorf, Barb Weinert-McBee, Eva Yarger, Kathryn Yarkosky

PROJECT SPACE:  Darren Haper Invitational: 3 FT

The Darren Haper Invitational: 3 Feet, brought together by our member Melanie Gleaves Morrett, features Melanie, along with Alisa Workman, Kelly Ingerson, Erica Keener, Joanne Jannetta, and Melissa Kreitzer. All work fits within a 3’x 3’ space. Over 60 artists took part in the Darren Haper Invitational: 3 Feet "challenge" that began in September of 2021. 



In order, left to right: 

Melanie Gleaves Morrett, Printmaking, Original Monotype Prints

Alisa H. Workman, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas 

Melissa Kreitzer, Painting,  Oil and Ink

Kelly Ingerson, Fine Art Photography

Joanne Jannetta, Photography and Mixed Media 

Erica Keener, Painting and Pastel

Emergence 2022

JUNE 3 - JUNE 25

Emergence 2022 is the Dayton Society of Artist's emerging artist exhibition. The call for art is open to recent graduates (class of 2020, 2021, & 2022) and current students. Artists must be 18 years or older who live, work, or attend school within 40 miles of the gallery.

Exhibition Dates: Friday, June 3rd - Saturday, June 25th 
The exhibition is available online at www.daytondsa.org/Emergence22

Jurors: Glenna Jennings and Julie Jones 

Glenna Jennings is a passionate educator whose teaching, research and service inform her dynamic, transdisciplinary practice of image-making, curating and socially-engaged creation. Her work in the local community focuses on food justice and social equity through collaborations with partners including the member-owned grocery cooperative Gem City Market, Co-Op Dayton, Expressions of Life, Unified Power, The Collaboratory, and The Foodbank Dayton. Jennings’ work with the multidisciplinary event Dinner in the Desert Kitchen was recognized with a Montgomery County 2019 Food Champion award, and she is currently working with a team of local artists to complete a community mural at Gem City Market through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Glenna is indebted to friends, family and collaborators far and wide in her ongoing efforts to realize a more just, equitable and sustainable future through both hard work and purposeful play. Glenna's Website

Julie Jones lives in and makes work about the American midwest, concentrating on personal memory and the uncanniness of daily life and exploring the confusion of reality and imagination, where actual event and surreal recollection blur. Jones has exhibited across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. A selection of exhibitions include: New Midwest Photography at James Watrous Gallery, Aint-Bad: Collaborations at Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Umbra at The Blue House Gallery, and most recently her work was selected for FotoFocus’ AUTO//UPDATE exhibition at The Carnegie. Her work has been shared through many publications and outlets including: The British Journal of Photography,Real Simple Magazine,Fraction Magazine,Newfound Journal, C 41 Magazine,Aint-Bad Magazine, and the New Yorker Photo Instagram page. Her series Umbra is set for solo publication in collaboration with Sleeper Studio in 2021. In 2015, she was awarded the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and in 2018 she received the Montgomery County Artist Opportunity Grant from Culture Works. She received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the University of Dayton. Julie currently resides in Dayton Ohio. Julie's Website

First: Lauren Borek, d i s c o n c e r t m e n t
Second: Rachel Unger, The Curse
 Rylee Richards, Up Close and Personal 

Artists: Mikaela Bell, Lauren Borek, Breanna Cole, Autumn Geer, Libby Gephart, Matthew Goins, Katherine Harris, Joy Johnson, Landon Jones, Elleana Papadis, Rylee Richards, Libby Slauenwhite, Alex Snow, Quan Thai, Rachel Unger, Charles Wright. 
PROJECT SPACE:  Charles Jiao

Charles describes himself as a realist painter with an abstract style of brushstrokes with a focus on scenes from ordinary, everyday life. Among other means to enhance the beauty of the subject, exaggerated abstract brushstroke is employed to add more interesting elements to the painting. His website HERE.

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