calls for art

Coloring Page Call for Art

Calling all Visual Artists and/or Graphic Designers: The Downtown Dayton Partnership is looking to add coloring pages for local businesses to add to their family meal kits designed by local artists. Finished art needs to be family friendly, only in black and white, and finished size will be on 8.5x11 paper (may be scaled from original if needed). Award of $100/each for five artists. Submit a sketch idea and two images of past finished work OR final artwork may be submitted. Submissions due July 22, 2020. If selected, finished artwork due by July 31, 2020.

Submit via e-mail (no entry fee) to Val Beerbower at beerbower@downtowndayton.org.


The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present ILLUMINATE, a regional call for lens-based artwork. All artists, 18 years or older and living and/or working in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky are eligible for entry. Each piece must, be lens-based (including but not limited to photography, computer edited photos, video, etc.) but may have other mediums or techniques incorporated into the work. Traditional and non-traditional approaches are welcome, and the medium may be interpreted broadly. Art should fit into the theme, Illuminate. Amy Powell and Gary Beeber will jury the entries and $1000 will be awarded in prizes. Support for this exhibition is provided by FotoFocus.

Illuminate was originally slated to be a part of the Fotofocus Biennial. Fotofocus has cancelled their programming for 2020, but has generously awarded their grant recipients with the full amount of the award early (plus 10%!) and to use as necessary due to closures and economic stress caused by COVID-19. Thank you, Fotofocus!

Contengency Plan: The DSA greatly hopes and anticipates that their High Street Gallery will be open to the public by the time art delivery/drop off is required, but in the case of continued social distancing or continued closure, the DSA will hold the exhibition, Illuminate, virtually as some of their other 2020 shows.

Submissions Due:
August 2,

Support for this 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 2017-2020) 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.

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


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