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The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present LITHO-LINO-MONO-MORE 2023. 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. $600 will be awarded in prizes. This exhibition will be in the High Street Gallery as well as online at


Submissions Closed

Delivery of Art - In Person: Fri. September 8th, 12 pm - 5 pm or Sat. September 9th, 12 pm - 5 pm
Delivery of Shipped Art: Please contact if shipping work.
Reception: Fri. September 15th, 6 pm - 9pm

Exhibition Runs: Fri. September 15th - Sat. October 21st

Pick-up Dates: Sun. October 22, 11 AM - 4 pm or Mon. October 23, 3 pm - 8 pm or by appointment.

Return of Shipped Art: Shipped the week of October 22nd.


Stephanie Berrie is an artist from Dayton, Ohio. She completed her BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2015 and her MFA at Texas Tech University in 2019. She is currently the Printmaking Lab Manager at the University of Cincinnati and part-time print professor. Berrie additionally owns and runs her own printmaking studio in Northern Kentucky, Wild Berries Press. She has also been an artist in residence at the Charles Adams Studio Project in Lubbock, Texas and was Tiger Lily’s Annual Working Artist in Cincinnati, Ohio from 2020-2021. She has exhibited her printmaking work all across the nation, primarily in the Southwestern, Midwestern, and Eastern states and is an active member of the Mid America Print Council.  

Artist Statement:

I am heavily influenced by nature and our human relationships with the environments in which we live. My work questions what it means to have a body, as well as what it means to live in a world surrounded by other bodies. I feel a dissociation with my body that is explored through organic materials and imagery, which serve as metaphors for the emotional and physical matter beneath my skin. I combine multiple forms of printmaking, as well as printmaking with sculpture or painting to keep my work in a flux, fluid state. My work is ever-changing, and allowing it to move and exist through different media reminds me of our ephemerality and infinite potential for growth.

The natural world has been prevalent in my art for many years; I’ve always had a fascination with plants, animals, ecosystems, microcosmos, and the ethereal beauty the creatures of our world encapsulate. These fascinations come to life in my work through drawing the fine hair of an opossum, printing the impressions of actual hair and feathers, magnifying the tiny veins of a plant, and using vibrant tropical colors in my plant sculptures. I bring to light in my art things that might be overlooked, by emphasizing fine detail, utilizing hidden elements, and bringing beauty to gruesome imagery. Whether I’m memorializing and giving new life to the death of a neighborhood species, or enlarging the microscopic inner workings of a leaf into vibrant, sculptural blooms, the natural world and all its cycles will continue to play an integral role in my work. I want my audience to pause and take a moment to view these pieces, to hopefully gain a new perspective on the “mundane” ecosystems of their backyards, seeing the small and subtle beauty of the world around us.

Image: Stephanie Barrie, Untitled, 2023
Screenprint on paper and felt, thread, poly-fiber stuffing, glue

$20 for the first piece and $5 for each additional image submitted for a grand total of up to three pieces/$30. (1 piece: $20, 2 pieces: $25, three pieces: $30).

- Artists must be 18 years of age or older and live, work, or attend school in Ohio.
- 2D Artwork must be no larger than 60in tall x 48in wide.
- 3D artwork must fit on a pedestal that has a footprint of 24 x 24 inches (or smaller) or sit on the floor
- Artwork must be professionally presented. 2D work must be ready to hang with wiring on back. DSA is open to other installation methods, but they must be pre-approved.
- Artwork must be labelled on the back, or underneath, with your name, title, and price
- Artwork must not have been exhibited before at the DSA
- Artwork may not be picked up before the close of the show
- Submit up to three (3) printmaking works. These works must be finished new work or work made within the last five years. Object details are required for each work submitted: Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions, Price (If not for sale, its insurance value).
- Accepted work that differs significantly from submitted images, or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified.

-Artists must cover the cost to transport the artwork to and from the gallery. All work selected for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Works must be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in reusable packaging. Works will be returned in the same manner as received. Exhibited work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibit will become the property of the DSA.
- Shipped Works: Must arrive on or before Mon. Sept. 11th Please contact for the shipping address.
- In-Person Delivery: Artists may hand deliver work to the DSA Fri. September 8th, 12 pm - 5 pm or Sat. September 9th, 12 pm - 5 pm.

- Shipped Work: will be shipped the week of October 22nd.- In-Person Pick-Up: Artists may pick up work at the DSA Sun. October 22, 11 AM - 4 pm or Mon. October 23, 3 pm - 8 pm or by appointment.

- All work labeled for sale will be displayed and sold in the gallery and on the DSA's online store.
- Artists maintain responsibility for insuring fine artwork during shipment and/or travel (including U.S. mail delivery) to the DSA. The DSA will acknowledge receipt of work when physically received by appropriate DSA personnel.
- The DSA maintains fine art insurance for work located physically in the DSA gallery.
- Insurance claims where fine artwork has been valued in excess of $500 must be accompanied by documentation of comparable sales price for fine artwork claiming artists and/or a professional third-party appraisal.
- The DSA does not have climate control in the galleries.
- DSA takes NO COMMISSION on sales, but donations are appreciated and help support future programming. Do not include shipping in the price of the piece. After sales are completed, artist is responsible for coordinating with purchaser to deliver/ship work. Artists may use the High Street Gallery as a meeting point.

Submitting the entry form indicates that you agree with the conditions of entry and exhibit as outlined in these guidelines, and that you agree to make your work available and will ship/deliver it to the gallery should it be selected for exhibit. The DSA may use submitted images and artwork in print and/or digital marketing materials.

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