calls for art

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.

Contact director@daytondsa.org for a $5 coupon code.

INTERTWINED UPDATE: Dates have been pushed back one week. The DSA has pushed back the Intertwined exhibition one week in an effort to respond to the current corona virus public health issue to allow for later drop-off dates. We currently hope to hold the physical exhibition from May 1-May 23, 2020 in our galleries. If the health crisis continues, we plan to hold an online exhibition of artists' work and will re-schedule for 2021 to hold the physical exhibition. The application is still open and you can apply to the show on or before March 29.


Submissions Due: Sunday, March 29, 2020 by 11:59pm (Mountain Time)
Notification of Jury Results: April 6
Delivery of Art - in Person: Tues, April 21, 11–6 & Wed, April 22, 5–8pm
(Depending on public health advisories we may be making appointments so artists don't cross paths)
Delivery of Shipped Art: Tues, April 21 & Wed, April 22
Reception: Fri, May 1, 6-9 PM (may be changed to end of exhibition, subject to public health)
 Exhibition Dates: Fri, May 1 – Fri, May 23
 Pick-up Dates - in Person: Tues, May 26, 11–5 & Wed, May 27, 5:30–8pm
Return of Shipped Art: Shipped out the week of May 25

Submissions Due: March 29, 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: TBD Late May/Early June


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.

Call Opens: May 2, 2020
Submissions Due:
August 2,

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.

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


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