calls for art

The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present Emergence 2022, an emerging artist exhibition. The call for art is open to recent graduates (class of 2020, 2021, & 2022) 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. The juror is to be determined and a minimum of $300 will be given in prizes.

Please review the Prospectus for more information & terms and conditions: HERE


Submissions Due: Sunday, May 15, 2022 by 11:59pm
Notification of Accepted Art: by May 21
Reception: Fri, June 3, 6 – 9pm
Exhibition Runs: Fri, June 3 – Sat, June 25


$10 for up to three pieces.

Julie RenĂ©e Jones (b. 1984) lives in and makes work about the American midwest, concentrating on personal memory and the uncanniness of daily life and exploring the confusion of reality and imagination, where actual event and surreal recollection blur. Jones has exhibited across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. A selection of exhibitions include: New Midwest Photography at James Watrous Gallery, Aint-Bad: Collaborations at Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Umbra at The Blue House Gallery, and most recently her work was selected for FotoFocus’ AUTO//UPDATE exhibition at The Carnegie. Her work has been shared through many publications and outlets including: The British Journal of Photography,Real Simple Magazine,Fraction Magazine,Newfound Journal, C 41 Magazine,Aint-Bad Magazine, and the New Yorker Photo Instagram page. Her series Umbra is set for solo publication in collaboration with Sleeper Studio in 2021. In 2015, she was awarded the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and in 2018 she received the Montgomery County Artist Opportunity Grant from Culture Works. She received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the University of Dayton. Julie currently resides in Dayton Ohio. Julie's Website

Glenna Jennings is a passionate educator whose teaching, research and service inform her dynamic, transdisciplinary practice of image-making, curating and socially-engaged creation. Her work in the local community focuses on food justice and social equity through collaborations with partners including the member-owned grocery cooperative Gem City Market, Co-Op Dayton, Expressions of Life, Unified Power, The Collaboratory, and The Foodbank Dayton. Jennings’ work with the multidisciplinary event Dinner in the Desert Kitchen was recognized with a Montgomery County 2019 Food Champion award, and she is currently working with a team of local artists to complete a community mural at Gem City Market through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Glenna is indebted to friends, family and collaborators far and wide in her ongoing efforts to realize a more just, equitable and sustainable future through both hard work and purposeful play. Glenna's Website

The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to coordinate Art in the City’s Juried Art Show. 2D artwork will be displayed inside downtown Dayton businesses and/or public spaces during the two-week event (August 5 - 19). Entry is FREE 

Submissions due Friday, July 1st 

For more information and to apply: HERE


Submissions due: Friday, July 1st
Notification via email: by Friday, July 8th
Delivery of Art - In Person: Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th 12 - 5 PM
Exhibition Runs: Friday, August 5th - Friday August 19th
Pick-up Dates: Artists are responsible for coordinating & picking up artwork from businesses between Aug 20-31.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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

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