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2021 exhibitions

JANUARY 2 - 23


CONVERGENCE is a group exhibition that brings two of Dayton’s art organizations, African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) and Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) together to celebrate commonalities, past and future partnerships, and shared mediums in which their artists create.

Arlene Branick, Eunice Bronkar, Clifford Darrett, Willis "Bing" Davis, Amy Dolan, Horace Dozier Sr., Karen Fisher, Lois Fortson-Kirk, Bill Franz, LaChrisa Gales, Janyce Glasper, Shannon Grecula, Al Harden, Gae Helton, Morris Howard, Kelly Ingerson, Cathy Jeffers, Bennie Kelley, Kevin McNeeley, Simeon Oyeyemi, Linda Phillips, Marsha Pippenger, David Redmon, Debra Richardson-Wood, Paul Rienzo, Yetunde Rodriguez, Ron Rollins, Craig Screven, Rachel Tepe, Andrea Walker Cummings, Yvette Walker Dalton, and Catherine Yeates.

  Katie Clark Gabbard

Opening: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021



LITHO-LINO-MONO-MORE 2021 is the Dayton Society of Artist's 16th 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.

  Claire Bowman It is so hard to look at you and not search for fault
SECOND PLACE:  Kathryn Yarkosky Working I: Wage Theft
KAY SMITH AWARD:  Ryan Stoneberger Rural Roots

Kay Smith Award: 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.

Juror: Julie Harris

Vanessa Bahr, Janet Ballweg, Stephanie Berrie, Brent Billingsley, Claire Bowman, Christine D'Epiro Abbott, Cassidy Ely, Nicole Fiely, Autumn Geer, Shannon Grecula, Robin Landis, Gabrielle Lawrence, Melanie Morrett, Arturo Rodriguez, Libby Slauenwhite, Ryan Stoneberger, Charles Wright, and Kathryn Yarkosky

  Paul Rienzo

Opening: Friday, February 5, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021

March 5 - 13


POP is a two-week pop-up exhibition featuring three of their member artists.



'deep impact' by Cydnie Deed-King

'body of work' by Maureen O'keefe

'i'd rather be in some dark holler' by micheal ousley

  Miami Valley Eagles

Opening: Friday, March 5, 2021
Saturday, March 13, 2021

APRIL 2 - MAY 22


Unite is the Dayton Society of Artists’ 2021 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, “unite.”

Exhibition Dates: Friday, April 2 - Saturday, May 22

FIRST PLACE: Lauren Wells Marfa
SECOND PLACE: Tracy Longley-Cook Time Keeper
THIRD PLACE: Olga Evanusa-Rowland liminal cohesion

Juror: Jacinda Russel

Sarah Baker, Ginny Baughman, Carlee Bollin, Virginia Burroughs, Cynthia Callahan, William Campbell, David Crowell, Kaylee Dabe, Gregory DeGroat, Olga Evanusa-Rowland, Sheila Fleischer, Mark Freytag, Libby Gephart, Christina Gluck, Richard Green, Sara Green, Bley Hack, Shawna Hatton, Mikee Huber, Erica Keener, Tracy Longley-Cook, James McCullough, Margie McCullough, Kathy A. Moore, Paul Rienzo, Yetunde Rodriguez, Phoebe Rose, Rochelle Sabine-Thomas, Ashley Speelman, Todd Stuart, Mark Tyler, Albert Wang, Lauren Wells, Sarah Whalen, Chip Williamson, and William Woody.

June 4 - July 10

arron foster
A place between

Arron Foster received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Art Education from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Georgia, Athens Georgia. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has held academic  appointments at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Arron is currently the Inaugural  Teaching Fellow in the Art and Integrative Core program at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.

Artist Statement
As an artist I am concerned with how the physical landscape is transformed into a cognitive one and how personal and public spaces intersect in the stories we tell about a place and the way we choose to represent it. The consequence of this for me as an artist has been that most of the work I do whether its printmaking, book arts, video, or installation begins with a place, a site or location that becomes a jumping off point for my imagination.

Each project or series that I undertake is arrived at through an intuitive, research-based approach to observing, studying, and documenting specific locations with the hope of creating a dialogue between myself and the viewer that provides an opportunity for shared exploration and interpretation of places. I believe that by developing a shared understanding/familiarity with the physical world, we can encourage empathy for the spaces we occupy and perhaps encourage a greater sense of stewardship and care.

Recent projects such as Another Time, Stars to burn, and while the earth remains have been highly invested in looking at specific watersheds, namely the Oconee River in Athens, GA, the Cuyahoga River in NE Ohio, and the Hocking Rivers in Athens, Ohio as  metaphors for time and change as well as sites in need of advocacy as they have been greatly affected by over development and climate change.

  Jennifer Rospert
Oneiric Gravitational Impulses

Opening: Friday, June 4, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021



Bettertogether is the Dayton Society of Artists's annual members's exhibition. In the exhibition, you'll see the wide diversity of materials, styles, and techniques used to create artwork, reflective of the members in and of themselves.

Opening: Friday, August 6, 2021
Reception: Friday, August 6, 2021, 6-9 pm
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Juror: Ann Kim

First Place -
Lauren Wells, The Sandpiper, 2021
Second Place - Colleen Kelsey, The Kiss #1, 2021
Third Place - Olga Rowland-Evanusa, Aggregate of Labors, 2021
5 Honorable Mentions - Charles Jiao, Tracy Longley-Cook, Kate Santucci, Mark Echtner, Bill Franz 
3 Free Entries to DSA's Spring Show 2022 - Charlene Fox, Kim Ceccarelli, Josephine Bell 

Jerry Allison, Ginny Baughman, Josephine Bell, Sharon Benedict, Jeanne Bossart, Alison Bour, Kathleen Caffrey ,Cynthia Callahan, Kim Ceccarelli, Katherine Cruse, Mark Echtner, Erin Evans, Olga Evanusa-Rowland, Samantha Farkas, Lori Foringer, Tracy Foskuhl, Gary Foskuhl, Charlene Fox, Bill Franz, Mark Freytag, Elisha Frontz, Libby Gephart, Shannon Grecula, Amanda Grieve, Shawna Hatton, Gae Helton, Renee Hopson, Mikee Huber, Cathy Jeffers, Charles Jiao, Merrel Jones, Carolyn Jordan, Erica Keener, Sam Kelly, Colleen Kelsey, Susan Konek, Bonnie Kuntz, Tracy Longley-Cook, James McCullough, Margie McCullough, Kevin McNeeley, Carol McNeeley, Melanie Morrett, Thomas Novak, James R Noyes, Dawn Paul, Linda Phillips, Judd Plattenburg, John Rausch, Patricia Robinow, Hadley Rodebeck, Kenneth Sagstetter, Kate Santucci, Jennifer Sayger, Libby Slauenwhite, Bruce Soifer, Ryan Taylor, Christy Veres, Emily von Stuckrad-Smolinski, Albert Wang, Barb Weinert-McBee, Lauren Wells, William Woody, Alisa Workman, Samantha Wott, Charles Wright, Sarah Wrona, and Glory

OCTOBER 1 - 23


INTERTWINED is the physical exhibition of our national call for fiber artwork from 2020, which was rescheduled due to COVID.

  Cathy Jeffers



Small but Mighty is a small works exhibition open to DSA members. Work will be 12”x12”x 12” or smaller and priced at no more than $400.

Mary Beth Whitley and Connie Grant 

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