Join the DSA virually over Zoom for a workshop on custom framing. Hear from Dave Crowell, longtime Daytonian and custom framer, regarding the materials and methods he uses to highlight and preserve artwork. Learn what you need to get started to frame something the right way and make it last for generations. $5 Members, $3 Student Members, $10 Non-Members. Register Today!
Join the DSA virtually via Zoom for an intimate workshop with Eleanor Moseman about getting organized and setup in Adobe Lightroom. This workshop is geared towards visual artists who need to edit their artwork images for submission and/or print as well as hobbyist photographers. Registration is limited to only 5 attendees and the instructor requests they be new to Lightroom. Access to Lightroom is required and participants will walk away with Lightroom setup and ready to catalogue and edit their photos.
Member registration: Open Now ($50)
Public registration: Opens May 15 ($55)
Dutoit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Clara Coleman.
Clara Coleman is an artist and art instructor based in Dayton Ohio. She received her BFA from Wright State University and her MFA from the University of New Hampshire. She enjoys the diversity and challenge of teaching art and art practices to toddlers through 8th graders, all in one week.
“Emerging Symbols” is a painted body of work that explores the fluid and relative symbolic connections to certain shapes, figures, and subjects by both the artist and the viewer.
First Friday, March 6 opening, 6-9pm
Third Sunday at Front Street, March 15, 11am-4pm
For private showing contact: [email protected]
AMPLIFY is the Dayton Society of Artists’ 2020 annual spring juried show. The call for art is open to all mediums, techniques, and styles and drop-off will be at the High Street Gallery. Work is encouraged to, but does not have to fit the theme, Amplify. Any artist, 18 years or older, is eligible to enter. Paige Früchtnicht-Ponchak will be this year’s juror and over $1000 will be awarded in prizes!
Join the Dayton Society of Artists to hear a talk given by Julie Riley. She switched careers from the software industry and began to pursue painting full-time in early 2018 and was completely sustained by her art sales by 2019. Hear how she broke into the art market, how she organizes her time, and other tips and tricks to becoming a successful artist in the Dayton market.
$25 non-members, $15 DSA members, $7 DSA student members. Your fee goes to compensate the artist for her time and to support future programming.
Sketch away at our monthly figure drawing session at the Dayton Society of Artists. $5 modeling fee. Bring your own supplies.
Thursday, January 23 6-9pm
Join the DSA for a non-representational painting workshop lead by Mike Elsass at Front Street Buildings. Workshop includes demo and talk by the artist (no hands-on projects). Registration is limited. $15 Members, $7 Student Members, $25 Non-Members. Register Today!
Mike has work in over 2000 private collections. “I paint contemporary abstract on rusted sheets of steel, and my art is spiritual and meditative. By painting, sponging and sanding, the steel evolves until the final coating. Many pieces have over 40 coats of paint and glazing. The steel represents strength, life’s elements, aging, imperfection and beauty. My spirit lies on the road. From my first series in Quebec, Canada to the Gulf Coast winter and the Louisiana swamps, I draw my energy from nature and life. The Arizona desert and the Kentucky countryside blend my art. My beautiful Ohio country barn loft and studios on Easy Avenue and my new Front Street location in Dayton give me time to reflect and paint in solitude. I hope to find my Rothko-inspired pieces gracing walls and mantles in your home, because for me, the greatest achievement is knowing that my creative labor has connected with someone in a very personal way.”
The purpose of the workshop series, Introducing…, is to acquaint DSA members and the community to different mediums and methods in the visual arts. In conjunction, the attendees will get to know the instructing artist, their background, and tips and tricks of their trade. The fee goes to compensate the artists’ time, so by attending you’ll not only gain knowledge in a specific medium, but you’ll also be supporting local artists! Future workshops may have an additional hands-on project, and in those cases an additional fee will be added to cover material costs. More details about 2020 workshops coming in January.
Dutoit Gallery is pleased to present Scantlings an exhibition of sculptural work by Eli Gfell.
The work in the exhibition, made from found and re-purposed building materials, is realized through intuitive processes and imperfect systems. Traditional notions of value, finish, and permanence are questioned through faux surfaces, forged gestures, and distortions in space and perspective.
Opening Reception: July 12th (second Friday), 6 – 9
Hours: by appointment, contact [email protected]
This year marks the 11th time the Dayton Circus Creative Collective’s has presented their annual two-day community arts festival, The Sideshow. It’s an exciting milestone that this group and the community have made it possible all these years.
The Sideshow celebrates the local arts scene and is unique in Dayton for its variety and ambition.
The Sideshow recognizes the potential of every individual to create. We empower the members of our community by helping them actualize their dreams. We value the contributions of everyone, and we support each other with a true sense of community. We know that through collaborating with others, we create something greater than ourselves.
Sideshow 11 will be presented at The Yellow Cab building (700 E. 4th St) on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, 2015. It traditionally features a variety of artwork – including installations, sculptures and paintings from more than 50 local artists and performances by over 50 musical acts.
Admission is FREE! Donations will be accepted to support the event.