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Small but mighty

NOVEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 11

The Dayton Society of Artists will exhibit small works from Nov. 4th to Dec. 11th. The exhibition will feature DSA members and all art will be priced under $400. New this year is our gallery store, featuring member's goods and ornaments just in time for the holidays. Buy ART, Buy LOCAL this holiday season!

Artists: Alisa Workman, Alison Bour, Amanda Darrah, Arlene Branick, Barbara Mandell, Bonnie Kuntz, Bruce Soifer, Charmaine Boggs, Chuck Wright, Cindy Callahan, Devon Douglas, Elisha Frontz, Erica Keener, Evelyn "Hadeev" Hargrove, Gae Helton, Ginny Baughman, Jeanne Fehskens, Jeremy Mudd, Jim McCullough, Judd Plattenburg, Kate Santucci, Kelley Reynolds, Kenneth Sagstetter, Kimberly Ceccarelli, Lauren Wells, Linda Hart, Libby Slauenwhite, Loretta Wikstrom, Loura Laurence, M. Loy Boyd, Margie McCullough, Maria McGinnis, Mark Freytag, Marsha Pippenger, Mary Beth Whitley, Matt Cary, Meg Smallwood, Melanie Morrett, Michelle Brandt, Molly Pope, Nancy Dankof, Olga Evanusa-Rowland, Renee Hopson, Ron Rollins, Ryan Taylor, Samantha Farkas, Samantha Wott, Sarah Brashears, Sarah Shanks, Sarah Wrona, Suzi Hyden, Tom Croce, Tracy Foskuhl

PROJECT SPACE:  EVE VEIL: THIS SPECIES HAS AMUSED ITSELF TO DEATH

This Species Has Amused Itself to Death
Flashe, Acrylic, Fluorescent, Black Marker, ~43" x 43" 
Accompanied with original poetry by the artist




Panel I
This is for you
The liars, deniers, all
This Garden of Eden 
So freely given
Parasites we've all become
Feeding on our own extinction
While basking under the scalding sun
Our children are crying
"The Planet is dying"
Will you not listen?
Lying, deceiving your only mission? 
It's not just climate change, you know
While standing tall under a scalding sun

Panel II
Your creed is greed
Your alter, your pastor, your only master
Death and destruction your domain
Spoiling, polluting, drilling
Fracking, hacking, attacking
Our forests, valleys, mountains, oceans, and waterways
Our Planet you maim
Desecration for selfish gain
While laughing under a scalding sun
The drugs you are selling
There is no telling the lives you are stealing
Their families left grieving 
Where are the butterflies, birds, and bees?
All is dying in the seas
No notice taken under a scalding sun

Panel III
Angels of darkness descend
Harbingers, laughing at our bitter end
Our weakness, our inabilities
To perceive the balance
We need to achieve
As we sleep under a scalding sun
Wake Up! Wake Up! 
To the treachery, the lies
Protest! Do not rest!
You are dying under a scalding sun
As in Dante's 7th ring of hell
All defiler's shall in pools of boiling blood forever dwell
Dead and dying under a scalding sun



Amanda Millis
 Overcast Morning at Union Canal


Three Women, Three Views

JANUARY 7 - FEBRUARY 12

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

Artists:

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

MARCH 4 - APRIL 9

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.

Awards:
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


Artists: 
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



LITHO-LINO-MONO-MORE 2022

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.

Awards: 
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. 
          

Participating Artists:

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

Awards: 
First: Lauren Borek, d i s c o n c e r t m e n t
Second: Rachel Unger, The Curse
Third: 
 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.



Community & Place

JULY 1 - AUGUST 20

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

Juror:
 Elizabeth Wetterstroem

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

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

Artists:
 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 







Eyewitness

SEPTEMBER 2 - OCTOBER 29

The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present EYEWITNESS, a regional call for lens-based artwork. All artists, 18 years or older and living or working in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky were eligible for entry. Each piece must be lens-based (including but not limited to photography, computer edited photos, video, etc.) but may have other mediums or techniques incorporated into the work. Traditional and non-traditional approaches are welcome, and the medium may be interpreted broadly. Support for this exhibition is provided by FotoFocus.

Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 2nd - Saturday, October 29th
The exhibition is available online at www.daytondsa.org/Eyewitness

Jurors:

Debbie Le Clere – Graduate of University of Dayton majoring in Art Education and a minor in Photography - 1977. Debbie started her own business, Leclere Photography, a couple of years after graduation as a wedding and portrait photographer. She worked for Lesko Photography and Mark Garber Photography between 1991-1999. She went back to being self-employed in 2000 and retired in 2015. Her photography career spanned 36 years. For 4 years, Debbie was the official photographer for the President of Wright State University documenting all the events he participated in. Commercial photography jobs also came her way during my time of being self-employed. When Debbie retired, she also retired her camera equipment as well. She now totally enjoys taking pictures with her iPhone of nature, flowers, family and wherever she may travel to.

Benjamin Montague is an Associate Professor in Photography at Wright State University. He received his MFA from the University of Delaware and his BA from Marlboro College. Mr. Montague has exhibited his work widely and is currently represented by Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Works on Paper Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. He has won several grants, including an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in 2007. His work is included in the collections of the Columbus Museum of Art and the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. www.benjaminmontague.com

Chris Snyder I am one of two photographers at Wright State University. I’ve been a photographer for 30+ years and have been at Wright State for 22 years. There I manage the day-to-day operation of the marketing photography and video team. I help in scheduling photo and video shoots for our clients, shoot those photos and videos, edit together those videos, archive and maintain our database of tens of thousands of photos and videos, retouch and color correct those photos when they are requested for our marketing materials and/or for any other needs the Wright State community may have. I also do quite a bit of freelance photography where I provide photography services for publications including motor sports, cars and motorcycles, corporate and private events, and portraits. I provide additional services of retouching, image manipulation, printing, and color management for other local photographers and clients. Most of my freelance work consists of traveling with Fortune 500 companies that offer incentive trips to their associates. Those clients include Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Citrix, Oracle, Legal Shield, Subaru, and the GE Board of Directors. My job is to document the trips by photographing speakers, business meetings, shooting portraits, dinner receptions, or any other activities planned for the attendees. These jobs always require some computer work such as retouching of portraits and making prints on site. This work has taken me all over the world including the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Awards: 
First: Judd Plattenburg - Ghosts of Oregon
Second: Josh Arnold - Can't Blow Me Down
Third: 
 Sydney Denlinger - Rustbelt Snowstorm 

Honorable Mentions:
LLoyd Greene - Musical Rhythm and Recovery
Kevin Marano - Riverscape Children's Fountain
Daniel Landis - I-35 Interchange Composite

Artists: Josh Arnold, Sydney Denlinger, Lloyd Greene, Daniel Landis, Beth Larson, Kevin Marano, Jeremy Mudd, ChengLun Na, Eliza Ollinger, Robert Parkey III, Judd Plattenburg, BJ Rose, Billy Simms, Robyn Smiley, Jeff Smith, Bruce Soifer, Susan Willin, William Woody, Eric Wright

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