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    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 19 Dec 2019
    • 11 sessions
    • 48 High Street, Dayton, OH 45403


    This continuation of Art Lunch is held in the evening on the third Thursday of the month and lead by local artists varying in topic guided discussions, works in progress critiques, studio visits and the like.

    Topic: Bring a work in progress to critique, or a concept to talk about. Wine will be provided.

    This is a FREE event - come and enjoy constructive conversation!

    • 9 Mar 2019
    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • 48 High Street, Dayton, OH 45403


    Nude figure drawing session. Bring your own supplies. The DSA has one drawing horse, a handful of easels, and plenty of chairs.

    $5 Modeling Fee. Open to the Public. See you there!

    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dayton Society of Artists

    The Dayton Society of Artists’s (DSA) Spring Show is an exhibition celebrating the Miami Valley region. The DSA invites Miami Valley area artists to submit artwork to our annual Spring Juried Exhibition. Be part of the talented community of artists and apply! Registration is at the DSA. The artwork is juried onsite. Colleen Kelsey, Artist, Educator, and former DSA Gallery Director, is this year's Juror.

    Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, 2nd thru 3rd Place, and Honorable Mention, totaling $700 in prizes. All art media is accepted.

    View our Artists Calls page Here

    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dayton Society of Artists

    The Dayton Society of Artists’s (DSA) Spring Show is an exhibition celebrating the Miami Valley region. The DSA invites Miami Valley area artists to submit artwork to our annual Spring Juried Exhibition. Be part of the talented community of artists and apply! Registration is at the DSA. The artwork is juried onsite. Colleen Kelsey, Artist, Educator, and former DSA Gallery Director, is this year's Juror.

    Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, 2nd thru 3rd Place, and Honorable Mention, totaling $700 in prizes. All art media is accepted.

    View our Artists Calls page Here

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • 215 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
    • 20
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    Putting Yourself on Paper: Resumes and Headshots
    Resume Instructor: Bridgette Bogle
    Head Shot Photographer: Whitney Saleski
    Location:
    Main Dayton Public Library: 215 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

    Customize a sample resume or bring a current resume ready for constructive feedback! In this workshop, you will learn resume “dos and don’ts” and ways to update materials for the 21st century job market and then follow with a review of each other’s resumes. While participants are working on resume review, individuals will have the opportunity to get their headshot taken. These images will be emailed to participants for use in their own professional development.

    Required: Laptop with word processing software.* A current resume and/or list of accomplishments and materials related to your art career.  Please dress in a business casual look as you’d like to appear in your headshot.
    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Various
    • 18
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    April 27: Putting Yourself on Paper: Resumes and Headshots


    Resume Instructor: Bridgette Bogle
    Head Shot Photographer: Whitney Saleski
    Location:
    Main Dayton Public Library: 215 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

    Customize a sample resume or bring a current resume ready for constructive feedback! In this workshop, you will learn resume “dos and don’ts” and ways to update materials for the 21st century job market and then follow with a review of each other’s resumes. While participants are working on resume review, individuals will have the opportunity to get their headshot taken. These images will be emailed to participants for use in their own professional development.

    Required: Laptop with word processing software.* A current resume and/or list of accomplishments and materials related to your art career.  Please dress in a business casual look as you’d like to appear in your headshot. 

      
    May 18: Images & Art: Documenting Your Work
    Instructor: Francis Schanberger
    Location:
    Dayton Society of Artists: 48 High Street, Dayton

    Join us for a workshop on how to document your artwork. Local photographer, Francis Schanberger, will first show participants how to properly document one’s work using a quality camera and the DSA’s Art Tool Library lights. In contrast, individuals will also learn how to use a camera phone and resources accessible to them while taking pictures of their work. After the images are taken, Francis, will demonstrate how to use photo editing software to make your photographs stand out.

    Suggested: Please bring 1 original piece of artwork with you, 2-d and 3-d media are both welcome, and a camera and/or camera phone.

       

    June 22: Art in Words: Writing About Your Artistic Self
    Instructor: TBD
    Location: Dayton Society of Artists: 48 High Street, Dayton

    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.

    Required: Participants should bring a pen, pencil, and a notepad, along with a sample of writing about their art and/or themselves if they have it.


    July 20 Grant Writing Workshop & Residency Q/A

    Grant Writing Instructor: TBD
    Residency Panelists: Kelley Booze, Arthur Kettner, & Annie Lee or Ann Kim 
    Location: Dayton Society of Artists: 48 High Street, Dayton

    Learn about grant writing and residencies with this combination workshop at DSA. Our instructor will explain the ins and outs of writing and applying for grants. Following the grant information session, a panel of local artists will answer questions regarding their own personal experiences with grants and residencies.

    Required: Participants need only a pen and paper for this session.


    August 17: Portfolio Building 101
    Physical Portfolio Instructor: TBD
    Digital Portfolio Instructor: Amanda Grieve
    Location: Main Dayton Public Library: 215 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

    In our last workshop of the series, we will demonstrate different ways to create a portfolio. Digitally, participants will learn how to create a website to display their artwork through a free website builder. Individuals will receive an 8.5 x 11 professional portfolio binder to physically display the materials created throughout each of the workshops.

    Required: Laptop with wifi access (Can borrow from library—please see below).*
    Suggested: Bring all final documents from previous workshops to add to physical portfolio. If needed, participants can print materials at the library for an additional charge.


    Additional Benefits

    Living and Sustaining a Creative Life by author Sharon Loudin will be given to the first 14 registrants who register for the entire 2019 workshop series. A $35 value! (Sponsored by Frontstreet)


    Note: Times in June, July, and August are subject to change due to Instructor's Availability.

    • 3 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 48 High Street, Dayton, OH 45403


    Join us for light refreshments for the opening of our regional Spring Show.

    • 18 May 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 48 High Street, Dayton, OH 45403
    • 20
    May 18: Images & Art: Documenting Your Work
    Instructor: Francis Schanberger
    Location:
    Dayton Society of Artists: 48 High Street, Dayton

    Join us for a workshop on how to document your artwork. Local photographer, Francis Schanberger, will first show participants how to properly document one’s work using a quality camera and the DSA’s Art Tool Library lights. In contrast, individuals will also learn how to use a camera phone and resources accessible to them while taking pictures of their work. After the images are taken, Francis, will demonstrate how to use photo editing software to make your photographs stand out.

    Suggested: Please bring 1 original piece of artwork with you, 2-d and 3-d media are both welcome, and a camera and/or camera phone.
    • 7 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 48 High Street, Dayton, OH 45403


    Join us for light refreshments for the opening of our Spire Arts Show.

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 905 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

    Save the date for our Inaugural Fundraiser!  We'll keep adding updates as information becomes available.

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Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays: 12-5pm during exhibits & First Fridays: 6-9pm. Open by appointment. 

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