calls for art

2020 Spring Show: AMPLIFY

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!

Drop off dates: Tues, Feb 18, 11am6pm & Wed, Feb 19, 58pm


Sponsored in Part by: PlazaArt Kenwood

Project Space

The Project Space is a flexible space open for submissions by artists and curators. Located on the first floor of the gallery, the Project Space's openings and closings will coordinate with other shows exhibited at the DSA.

Proposal Submissions for DSA Members are FREE. $20 processing fee will be applied to non-member's proposals. The board will review submissions.

Proposals should include artist statement, biography, and proposal of use of space. Images of proposed art should be included, and if artwork is yet to be created, images of past artwork should be added or linked for reference. Any artist website or social media account should also be included.

Gallery Floor Plan

April 24 - May 16, 2020 (during Fiber Arts Exhibition)
July 31 - August 22, 2020 (during Printmaking Show)
September 4 - October 31 (during FotoFocus)

Submission Due Date
Submissions for the 2020 season are due on or before March 9.


Dayton Metro Library Main Branch Call for Art

Apply to have your artwork shown in the Main Branch of the Dayton Metro Library's second floor gallery space in 2020. Available months are April, July, August, and December.

The DSA has partnered with the Dayton Metro Library to offer individual artists or small multi-artist shows the opportunity to curate and display their work.

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Applications Due March 10




The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to partner with Tom Vogel and the University of Dayton Bookstore to present artists with the opportunity to win one of six landscape commissions. Each commission pays $1,000. Landscape artists will submit previously completed work for review by the DSA Board/Staff, and UD Committee. Buildings, statues, aerial shots, signs and greenery are all potential subjects. Artists 18 years or older residing in the US are eligible. Acceptable methods are painting, drawing, and/or printmaking.

Applications Due March 20



INTERTWINED: National Fiber Arts Exhibition

The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present INTERTWINED, a national call for fiber arts. All artists, 18 years or older and residing in the US are eligible to submit work. All art submitted must be related to fiber arts (materials consisting of natural or synthetic fiber or other components such as fabric, yarn, etc). Each piece must utilize fiber materials as one of the integral components of the work. Traditional and non-traditional approaches are welcome, and the medium may be interpreted broadly. Heather Jones will be this year’s juror and $1000 will be awarded in prizes.

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Submissions Due: March 22, 2020


reMEMBERed: DSA's 2020 Members' Show

reMEMBERed is the Dayton Society of Artists' 2020 juried member show open to all DSA members. Each member will have minimum of one piece accepted.

Drop off: May 19, 2020 and May 20, 2020


15th Annual Printmaking Show

The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present LITHO-LINO-MONO-MORE. All printmakers, 18 years or older, living or working in the state of Ohio are eligible for entry. All art submitted must have printmaking incorporated in their production process: woodcut, etching, engraving, lithography, screen printing, etc. Photography, giclee prints, and digital work are not eligible unless they have additional printmaking elements. Nicholas Hill will be this year’s juror and $700 will be awarded in prizes.

Submissions Due: June 21, 2020


Application will Open March 21, 2020

Sponsored in Part by: Dayton Printmakers Cooprative.

ILLUMINATE: part of the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial

ILLUMINATE will be a juried exhibition of lense-based work.

Illuminate is part of the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial. Now in its fifth iteration the Biennial activates over 100 museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio in October 2020.

Submissions Due: July 26, 2020


Support for this 2020 FotoFocus Biennial exhibition is provided by FotoFocus

EMERGENCE: Emerging Artist Exhibition

The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present Emergence, an emerging artist exhibition. The call for art is open to recent graduates (class of 2017, 2018, & 2019) and current students. Artists must be 18 years or older who live, work, or attend school within 40 miles of the gallery. All art in any medium, style, and technique will be considered. Art must be original. Erin Smith-Glenn will be the juror and a minimum of $300 will be given in prizes.

Opens: July 11, 2020
Submissions Due:
October 11, 2020


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