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 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]
Oakwood artist Amy Deal’s art continues to decorate our city.
In 2015 her design was selected as the winner from over 80 submissions to grace the flood wall at RiverScape. Her 1000 foot mural that depicts biking, hiking and paddling also pays homage to the Wright brothers and the Dayton area’s history with bicycles.
You may have also seen her work on the walls of White-Allen Chevrolet on North Main Street. This two year project has gone up in stages, with the south side wall being put up last November.
K12/TEJAS is transferring art this week for the North side of building. It will be a mural of Dayton inventions. In this section you can see a stackable precast concrete stairwell unit, backpack parachute, all steel propeller, part of the self-starter, and part of the pop top. Here’s a sneak peek from Amy’s Facebook page:
Just this week the brand new Kroger in Centerville has installed a piece of Amy’s work “A Great Place To Live.” This project in conjunction with Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) represents Amy’s vision of the region’s great assets, including stone buildings, paved bike paths, parks, fishing, and our rivers.
A sign hanging next to the installation reads:
Amy Deal was born and raised in St. Henry, Oh, received her BFA from Kent State University, and resides in Dayton. She is a fine artist and freelance visual communicator. Amy’s work weaves typography and pigment to create poetic, layered landscapes.
A Great Place To Live illustrates the welcoming spirit of Centerville, alone with nearby Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Township. Taking great pride in the excellent schools, parks and historic buildings and bridges, recreational offerings, and events, our residents are devoted to our community. Scenes of blue skies, neighborhood concerts, sugar maple tapping, fishing, canoeing , and its celebrated network of trails, are painted atop vintage cookbook pages from Centerville schools, churches and lady’s organizations. The cookbook pages are also used for cut letterforms that spell out some of the area’s favorite activities and events. See if you can find ART ON THE TRACE or SUGAR MAPLE FESTIVAL.
Want to see more of Amy’s work? The Dayton Society of Artist (DSA) Spring Show is on display through Saturday at 48 High Street.
Thanks to Bill Franz for the cover photo for this story. Mural pictures came from Amy’s Facebook page.