Opening February 5, the Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to exhibit their 16th annual printmaking exhibition. The call for art was open to all adult printmakers who live, work, or attend school in Ohio. Julie Harris, graduate of Wright State University and assistant professor at Kean University, juried the entries for the exhibition.
Litho-Lino-Mono-More 2021 features thirty prints by eighteen artists who use a wide variety of printmaking methods such as screenprinting, etching, mezzotint, linoleum and woodblock printing, collograph, and serigraph. The artists included in the exhibition are Vanessa Bahr, Janet Ballweg, Stephanie Berrie, Brent Billingsley, Claire Bowman, Christine D’Epiro Abbott, Cassidy Ely, Nicole Fiely, Autumn Geer, Robin Landis, Gabrielle Lawrence, Arturo Rodriguez, Libby Slauenwhite, Ryan Stoneberger, and Kathryn Yarkosky. The artists represent a wide swath of Ohio’s cities including Toledo, Berea, Athens, Columbus, and Cincinnati. DSA is also pleased to report that three local DSA members, Shannon Grecula, Melanie Morrett, and Charles Wright, were selected to participate in the exhibition.
DSA’s annual printmaking exhibition was first started by David Smith, a well-known Dayton artist and an avid supporter of the DSA, sixteen years ago to honor his wife and printmaking artist, Kay Smith. An award will be given in memory of Kay’s legacy as well as a first and second place prize. In lieu of a reception, award announcements will be made over a facebook video and will be included on the home page of the DSA’s website.
Showing concurrently is Paul Rienzo in the DSA’s project space. Rienzo is a Chemical Engineer and a self-taught artist. His photo-realistic Millennial Parade series “convey[s] observations about evolving American society. The parade serves as a metaphor for trends of constructing of new realities and their blending, inflated importance, complexity, teaming up, the daily marching by of what matters, and anxiety.”
The exhibitions will run from February 5 through February 27. DSA’s gallery is open 12-5 Friday and Saturday, and 6-9 on First Fridays. The gallery is free and open to the public but is operating by appointment only during the pandemic. Appointments may be made on their website’s homepage, daytondsa.org or by calling 937-228-4532. The exhibition will be viewable online at daytondsa.org/llmm2021.