The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is thrilled to present ‘Come As You Art’, its inaugural fundraiser which will take place October 11, 2019 from 7pm to 10pm at the Brightside in Dayton. The evening will feature art-themed cocktails (one drink ticket included per person), heavy hors d’oeuvres from Current Cuisine, a pop-up art gallery showcasing the talent of the DSA members, live music by Ohio Brass and Electric, raffles, an Instagram hunt and a photo area to commemorate the evening! Guests are welcome to come as they “art” and partake in an unforgettable art extravaganza (Artistic costumes and attire welcome but not required)! Members of the DSA receive a $5 discount on tickets.
Dayton Society of Artists
The DSA’s writing workshop will focus on the written materials an artist needs in order to excel in the art world. Participants will gain a basic understanding of writing artist statements, descriptions for individual pieces of art, narratives for grant writing, and how to use these materials when proposing an exhibition. We’ll then use this knowledge to critique examples of strong and weak written materials before examining our own samples.
Instructor: Erin L Shapiro
The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to partner with Spire Arts to exhibit Spire artists’ work for the month of June. Opening Friday June 7, 2019 from 6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m.
Exhibit Dates: June 7 – June 22 during regular gallery hours
The DSA will be participating in Saint Anne’s Hill’s Trash ’N Treasure yard sale. Come out for some beautiful prints by Harold Altman, art books, magazines, furniture and more!
The University of Dayton and the Dayton Society of Artists are excited to announce The Icons of UD Basketball Call for Art.
The Icons of UD Basketball Call will commission six artists to create original artwork of six iconic figures known within the UD Basketball organization.
The panel will choose six finalists based on their submissions. Posters and high-end prints will be printed from selected original artwork. Posters and prints will be available for purchase during the 2018-19 Basketball Season. Proceeds from sales support the UD Champions and Scholars Fund, a fund that provides and enhances opportunities for more than 400 University of Dayton student-athletes on 17 athletic teams.
This project provides original artwork to the large and passionate UD basketball fan base while supporting artists and introducing their work to a new collectors’ market. The artwork depicts the breadth of the community’s interests in subjects from the UD bandleader, to game announcers and basketball players.
“The Legend” Arlen Bucky Bockhorn Nate Green
Brooks Hall Dr. Willie Morris
Keith Waleskowski TBD
This call is open to emerging and established artists who are 18 years or older and live in the USA.
Selected artists will receive $1000 each after final approval of the commissioned artwork.
Q & A at the DSA: Saturday, June 2, 2 – 3 p.m.
Deadline for submission: Sunday, July 15 (midnight)
HOW TO APPLY Submit through DSA’s Submittable page at: https://daytonsocietyofartists.submittable.com/submit
1. Format proposal/ submission as a PDF or DOC, DOCX. Files should not exceed 10MB.
2. Label file with full name. Example: JaneSmith.PDF or JaneSmith.DOC or JaneSmith.DOCX
3. Include contact information: Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email.
4. If available please include Artist Website, Artist Instagram Page, Artist Facebook Page
5. Insert into the document 5 -10 Images.
6. Only one submission per artist is accepted.
Questions: Pease call or email the Dayton Society of Artists at 937-228-4532 [email protected]
The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce the annual juried SPRING exhibition. This exhibition features Miami Valley area artists in a wide representation of media. The juror this year is Visiting Professor Forest Bright of Antioch College. Prizes are awarded from Best in Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Portrait Award, and Honorable Mention, totaling $750 in prizes.
The annual SPRING exhibition is a significant way in which the DSA highlights the talented and diverse artistic community of the Miami Valley area. The DSA has supported local area artists since its formation in 1938. In addition, the DSA supports artists in their individual studio practices by providing professional development workshops, artist workshops, public art lectures and the brand NEWArts Tools Library. The Art Tools Library provides art tools to Member Artists to check out for FREE and available to Non-Members for a nominal fee. Sponsorship supports DSA Programming and the Arts Tools Library. Contact the gallery to learn more about DSA Sponsorship Opportunities.
The DSA continues to support artists through the zero-commission policy. The DSA takes no commission on any artworks sold in the gallery. This allows artists to price their works competitively and for the public the ability to purchase affordable original artwork. Opening night for SPRING is First Friday, May 4, 6-9 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
The exhibition SPRING is open Fridays and Saturdays 12 to 6 PM. Free parking is available in the lot directly opposite the gallery, which is located in the historic St. Anne’s Hill District. For more information, visit www.daytondsa.org or call 937-228-4532.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 6-9 PM
Exhibition runs May 4 – June 9, 2018
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12- 6 PM *Or by appointment.
For questions, images and artist contact information please contact the gallery at
937-228-4532 or [email protected] or Colleen Kelsey’s mobile at 937-952-0246
Next Step, Applying to Exhibitions: Looking for open calls and proposals with
Ann Kim, Wednesday, February 7, 6- 7 PM
Where are the Grants? A workshop for Individuals looking for Grants with Brianna
Fehrman, Thursday, January 18, 6- 7 PM
If you like great beer and supporting the arts come out to Fifth Street Brewpub and the DSA Staff and Board will pour you a pint.
Fifth Street Brewpub is just around the corner from the Dayton Society of Artists in the St. Anne’s Hill neighborhood. This seven barrel brew-house is a co-op owned and run by its members and open to the public. The Fifth Street Brewhouse also serves wine, has a full bar and serves gourmet pub fare styled food. To check out more their website is: http://www.fifthstreetbrewpub.coop/
All proceeds placed in the BARREL donation jar, plus 5% of net sales and a $1 of each DSA chosen special pint will go towards supporting the Dayton Society of Artists. Come have a great night!
The Dayton Society of Artists has been supporting artists since 1938. For more information on current and upcoming exhibition:http://www.daytondsa.org/
Need help with your taxes this year? A lot of us do! Tax season can be a particularly stressful time for freelance workers, whether you’re an artist, designer or other creative types. Check out the Tax Workshop for Artists, Designers and Creatives, where Matt Cole, CPA will cover the basics of the tax system pertaining to artists, designers and creatives. *Open to the Dayton creatives. There is no fee for the workshop. Donations are appreciated and support future DSA programming.