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reMEMBERed: DSA's 2020 Members' Show

reMEMBERed is the Dayton Society of Artists’ 2020 annual members’ exhibition. The exhibition will be virtual this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The call for art is open to all mediums, techniques, and styles. Work is encouraged to, but does not have to fit the theme, remembered. One piece per member is guaranteed to be accepted. Annie Lee-Zimerle will be this year’s juror and a minimum of $500 will be awarded in prizes!

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Submissions Due: May 23 at 11:59pm


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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, working, or attending school 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. Traditional and non-traditional approaches are welcome. Nicholas Hill will be this year’s juror and $700 will be awarded in prizes.

Contingency Plan:
The DSA is exceedingly hopeful that everything will be opened back up in late June/early July, but the worst-case scenario is that the exhibition will be hosted online as other shows have been this 2020 season.

Sponsored in Part by: Dayton Printmakers Cooprative.

Submissions Due: June 21, 2020



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, 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


Thank you to our Sponsors:

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