The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present Emergence, an emerging artist exhibition. The call for art was open to recent graduates (class of 2017-2020) and current students, 18 years or older who live, work, or attend school within 40 miles of the gallery.

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First Place:
David Henderson Architectural Stratigraphy
Second Place: Mandy Logan Succulents II
Third Place: Henry Crews 02
Honorable Mention: Rachel Hall Linseed Oil and Palette Knife
Honorable Mention: Oscar ThomasUNTIED

Juror: Erin Smith-Glenn

Artists: Erica Bell, Erin Brubaker, Toni Burton, Henry Crews, Emily Entner, Kelsey Esken, Lori Foringer, Rachel Hall, David Henderson, Darryl Jones, Nicholas Larimer, Mandy Logan, ShaKiya Money, Kimmey Mugford, Mara Quintero, Jeremy Rosen, Nancy Shuler, Jessica Sibio, Elizabeth Slauenwhite, Alex Snow, Jill Spencer, Oscar Thomas , Kristen Wagers, Brenna Wampler , Rochelle Warnock, Bradley Weng, Emily Wick, and Stephen Wisebaker

Kenny Miller

Spend some time with Kenny's figures in the DSA's Project Space. His characters are sure to delight.

Virtual Exhibitions:daytondsa.org/emergence
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Opening: Friday, November 6, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020

2020 Exhibitions


conJURORS features the work of three past jurors from the 2018/2019 exhibition season: Erika b Hess, Colleen Kelsey, and Emily Sheehan.

The Project Space holds the work of the first place winners from these shows: Bill Franz and Ben Frederick.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 3, 2020
Closing: Saturday, February 15, 2020


AMPLIFY is the DSA’s annual juried spring show open to all regional artists and all materials and techniques.

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 6, 2020
Closing: Saturday, April  11, 2020

First Place: Jim McCullough Kaleidoscope
Second Place: Paul Rienzo Pool Party
Third Place: Clarice Moore Sunday Afternoon Service III
Honorable Mention: Mark Karas The Foyer
Honorable Mention: Kirsten I. Ledbetter Components of a Moment

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Artists: Linnea Albers, Diana Barr, Ginny Baughman, Sharon Benedict, Jane Blackson, John Burneson, Bruce Campbell, Kim Ceccarelli, Mark Echtner, Bridget Elder, Allie Ellis, Najila Emadi, Douglas Fiely, Lori Foringer, Tracy Foskuhl, Ben Frederick, James Gentry Jr., Linda Gredy, Shawna Hatton, Mikee Huber, Kirsten I. Ledbetter, Mark Karas, Karen Kestermann, Cydnie King, Edy Martin, Jessica McBounds, Margie McCullough, Jim McCullough, Kevin McNeeley, Terri Melia Hamlin, Kathy A. Moore, Clarice Moore, Melanie Morrett, Walt Murch, Betty Murray, Tom Novak, Maureen OKeefe, Don Patty, Charlene R. Fox, Beverly Richmond, Paul Rienzo, Julie Riley, Jennifer M. Sayger, Francis Schanberger, Charlene Thatcher, Kyle Thiele, Brian Woods, Sarah Wrona, and Hannah Zimmerman

View the DSA's latest exhibition virtually! Intertwined features fiber art and brings together artists from all over the US together into once space. Our own local Dayton-based artist, Heather Jones, juried the exhibition for us and narrowed down over 240 submissions to 32 pieces that work beautifully together. Of course, there’s nothing like seeing a piece of art in person, but the next best thing is some high-quality images that you can view on our site. At intertwinedgallery.com you’ll be able to virtually enter the exhibition. You can scroll through the pieces and each one will lead to more information about the art and artist, high-resolution images so you can really dive into the details of each piece, and a shopping cart for when you find a piece you need to call your own. The artwork you’ll see is incredibly crafted. Using traditional methods in innovative ways, these artists explore voice, reactions to change of environment, women’s issues, creating individual spaces, and the passing on of art, craft, and culture to name a few.

The exhibition will be shown physically in the High Street Gallery sometime in 2021.

Virtual Exhibition: intertwinedgallery.com
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Juror: Heather Jones

Artists: Cassie Arnold, Diane Bronstein, Roberta Condon, Taylor Dinkins, Stephanie Dolan, Casey Dressell, Allie Ellis, Kimberly English, Lenore Fiore-Mills, Morgan Free, Lisa Gordillo, Debbie Grifka, Melissa Haviland, Melannie James, Jennifer Jenkins, Kelly Kroener, Susan Lenz, Melissa Lusk and McCrystal Wood, Jennifer Markowitz, Sophia Mason, Kim Mirus, Marianne Moore, Chris Motley, Kristina Penhoet, Sarah Pramuk, Samantha Resendez, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Elizabeth Runyon, Theda Sandiford, Gregg Silvis, Dawn Standera, and Evian Zukas-Oguz

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 6pm
Closing: Saturday, May 23, 2020,

View the DSA's latest exhibition virtually! reMEMBERed is the Dayton Society of Artists' 2020 members' exhibition. View the wide range of styles, mediums, and techniques online at daytondsa.org/remembered. Find something you love? You can purchase pieces that are listed for sale from the site!

FIRST PLACE: Mike Ousley Wild Booger Crossing the Holler
SECOND PLACE: Bridgette Bogle Feelings Pillow
THIRD PLACE: Erica Bell LINEAGE (Where did it come from?) 
HONORABLE MENTION: Shawna Hatton The Path is Narrow
HONORABLE MENTION: Paul Rienzo Straw Pot
FREE ENTRY TO SPRING SHOW: Olga Evanusa-Rowland Threshold
FREE ENTRY TO SPRING SHOW: Dawn Paul A Double Welcome
FREE ENTRY TO SPRING SHOW: Jennifer Sayger Elvis Posted

Virtual Exhibition: daytondsa.org/remembered
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Juror: Annie Lee Zimerle

Artists: Ginny Baughman, Erica Bell, Sharon Benedict, Jane Blackson, Bridgette Bogle, Jeanne Bossart, Virginia Burroughs, Aileen M. Cave, Kim Ceccarelli, Kathleen Collins, Katherine Cruse, Jon Daugherty, Lori Daugherty, Rachel Dominguez-Benner, Stephanie de la Rosa, Mark Echtner, Allie Ellis, Olga Evanusa-Rowland,  Samantha Farkas, Karen Fisher, Lori Foringer, Kimberlyn Foster, Charlene Fox, Bill Franz, Mark Freytag, Leigh Ann Fulford, Glory, Katie Clark Gabbard, Shannon Grecula, Linda Gredy, Randy Green, Amanda Grieve, Shawna Hatton, David Henderson, Shanon Hercutt, Susan Hoffheimer, Amy Hollan, Mikee Huber, Elissa Inman, Gretchen Durst Jacobs, Cathy Jeffers, Richard Jurus, Sam Kelly, Maria Kennard, Tammy Kessen, Ed Lehman, James McCullough, Margie McCullough, Doug McLarty, Carol McNeeley, Kevin McNeeley, Alesia Merris, Rachel Mills, Taylor Mitchell, Kathy A. Moore, Melanie Gleaves Morrett, Molly Pope, James Noyes, Maureen O'Keefe, Mike Ousley, Dawn Paul, Hyacinth Paul, Sue Precht, Maggie Reckers, Beverly Richmond, Lisa Ridgers, Paul Rienzo, Nathan Roberts, Sierra Roller, Kenneth Sagstetter, Jennifer Sayger, Francis Schanberger, Nancy Shuler, Sandi Simmons, Megan Smallwood, Jill Spencer, Barb Stork, Kelly Porter Wilson, Samantha Wott, Sarah Wrona, Anastasia Yaney, and Catherine Yeates

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 6pm
Closing: Saturday, July 18, 2020

Litho-Lino-Mono-More is the Dayton Society of Artists' 15th annual printmaking exhibition open to Ohio artists and is sponsored by the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative.

FIRST PLACE: Judith Steele All three submissions: Illuminated Flight 6, Illuminated Flight 4, and Twirling

SECOND PLACE: Beth Nash figure 2
THIRD PLACE: Miranda Taylor Verge

Juror: Nicholas Hill

Artists: Erica Bell, Stephanie Berrie, Claire Bowman, Toni Burton, Richelle Denes, Angela Finney, Arron Foster, Melanie Morrett, Beth Nash, Kathryn Pitstick, Judith Steele, Jacob Tate, Miranda Taylor, Barb Weinert-McBee, Janet Wilson, Stephen Wisebaker, and Mary Woodworth

SECOND PLACE: Beth Nash figure 2
THIRD PLACE: Miranda Taylor Verge

Kate Huser Santucci

Spend some time with Kate's encaustic work in the DSA's Project Space. Sixteen pieces are highlighted and exhibit Kate's wonderful talent.

Opening: Friday, July 31, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020


The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present ILLUMINATE, a lens-based exhibition. The call for art was open to all artists, 18 years or older and living or working in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky. Amy Powell and Gary Beeber are this year's jurors. Support for this exhibition is provided by FotoFocus.

Illuminate: The theme, illuminate, explores not only how light is necessary for viewing an object or scene, but also how light brings to view the physical that may have been passed over or unexplored. In addition, the theme delves into intangibles such as mood, ideas, concepts, issues or other topics that may need to be brought to light.

FotoFocus Biennial: Now canceled due to COVID-19: The FotoFocus Biennial, activates over 100 museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. Each Biennial is structured around a unifying theme; for 2020 that theme, light&, explores light and its contrasts in relation to photography and lens-based art, and the world at large. FotoFocus welcomes global artists, curators, critics, educators, and regional visitors to Cincinnati with exhibitions, talks, performances, screenings, and panel discussions during a concentrated week of programming.

First Place: Joshua Arnold Longing For Home
Second Place: Tracy Longley-Cook Open Burn
Third Place: Stephanie de la Rosa Saunter
Honorable Mention: Whitney Saleski Black Lives Matter in Dayton (spilled milk after tear gas deployment, 2020)
Honorable Mention: Susan Willin Kerry on Perry

Jurors: Amy Powell and Gary Beeber

Artists: Jerry Allison, Joshua Arnold, William Batstone, Alison Bour, Stephanie de la Rosa, Lori Foringer, Christine Gaffney, Shawna Hatton, Matthew Helton, Tracy Longley-Cook, Roxann Patrick, Rochelle Sabine-Thomas, Whitney Saleski, Bruce Soifer, Jill Spencer, Peggy Steinberg, Todd Stuart, Douglas Taylor, Nicholas Warndorf, Mary Beth Whitley, Susan Willin, and Bill Woody

Margie McCullough

Spend some time with Margie's color xerox transfers in the DSA's Project Space. Thirteen pieces are highlighted and exhibit Margie's wonderful talent.

Opening: Friday, September 4, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020


Emergence is a juried exhibition open to all college or recently
graduated students (3 years or less) that live, work, or attend school
within 40 miles of the gallery.

2019 Exhibitions

Exposition Through Art:
Historic African American Churches of Southwest Ohio

January- February 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 2019
Closing: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Dwayne Daniel, Healing Waters, 2018, Digital Art

Artists: Andrea Walker Cummings, Yvette Walker Dalton, Dwayne Daniel, Clifford Darrett, Willis “Bing” Davis, Deborah Dixon, Horace Dozier Sr., Rev. Lois Fortson, Erin Smith-Glenn, Morris Howard, Bennie Kelley, Clarice Moore, Simeon “Lon” Oyeyemi, Craig Screven, Debra Richardson-Wood

Project Space features up and coming artists: Nanci Payne and Dave Scott

Exposition Through Art is one of AAVAG’s major programs. Under that umbrella, two-year projects are developed that focus on specific aspects of African American life in and around Dayton (specifically: Dayton, Springfield, Xenia, Wilberforce, Yellow Springs, Middletown, and Cincinnati). Its purpose is to highlight and pay homage to places, people, events, and ideals relevant to the African American experience. 

Historic African American Churches of Southwest Ohio seeks to pay homage to churches not only for their longevity, but for also being a focal point for their congregations and the communities in which they reside. Fifteen artists were provided a list of churches from which to choose and were encouraged to forge relationships that would allow them to delve into church history and current day activities, thus providing inspiration for their creative talents. The exhibit will educate its viewers about the past struggles and accomplishments of these institutions, and will highlight their importance in today’s environment and into the future.

14th Annual Printmaking Show
Inked Up: An Ohio Juried Printmaking Exhibition
March-April 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019
Closing:Saturday, April 20, 2019
Sponsored in part by: The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative

Best in Show: Craig Fisher the Grotto Mezzotint

The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce its 14th annual printmaking show.

Artists: Christine Abbott, Claire Bowman, Chandler Brutscher, Doug Fiely, Craig Fisher, Arron Foster, Glory, Shannon Grecula, David Leach, Ashlee Malloris, Lauren Mitro, Melanie Morrett, Misty Morrison, Kelsey Scharf, Sherraid Scott, Edward Steffanni, Ian Welch, Peyton Young, Micah Zavacky

Juror: Craig Martin
Opening Reception:
 Friday, March 1, 2019 6-9pm
Exhibition Runs:
March 1 – April 20
Gallery Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 12-5 pm. First Fridays 6-9pm or by appointment.

2019 Spring show

May 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2019 6-9pm
Exhibition Runs: May 3-25
Sponsored in part by: Plaza Art

The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce its regional Spring Show. All regional artists were invited to submit pieces of any medium to the 2019 Spring Show.

Artists: Sherie Bishop, Bridgette Bogle, Arlene Branick, Eunice Bronkar, John Burneson, Robert A. Coates, Casey Dressell, Hope Ewing, Karen Fisher, Jacob Flannery, Ben Frederick, Lloyd Greene, Laura James, Erica Keener, Dora Lawson, James LeFebvre, Doug McLarty, Kevin McNeeley, Pat McWilliams, Clarice Moore, Kathy A. Moore, Betty Murray, Jim Noyes, Jill Pajka, Jonathan Pincus, Kathryn Pitstick, Julie Riley, Francis Schanberger, Jill Spencer, Edward Steffanni, Charlene Thatcher, Kyle Thiele, Kelley Tomlinson, Dennis Towers, Mary Beth Whitley, Samantha Wott, Sarah Wrona, Glory

First Place: Ben Frederick Linda and Corrie
Second Place:
Kyle Thiele View of Town Through Window
Third Place:
Clarice Moore Looking at You! (Scary Andrea)
Honorable Mention:
Laura James Trinity Library Dublin
Honorable Mention:
Julie Riley Crimson Finch
Honorable Mention:
Pat McWilliams Pink Fields

Juror: Colleen Kelsey

Crystal Tursich
In Silence

Juror Statement Spring Exhibition 2019:

Jurying the 2019 Spring Exhibition at the Dayton Society of Artist is a privilege that was not taken lightly.  With one hundred and fifty eight submissions the exhibition could not contain the sheer talent submitted by Miami Valley artists.  The process began looking at the technical expertise in each artwork. After which, I spent time with each artwork exploring content and looking for originality.  Each artwork was selected because it spoke either quietly or loudly to a moment captured by the artist. After the exhibition was juried I then worked with Gallery Director Amanda Grieve to design the exhibition.  Designing the exhibition ensured that each piece is appreciated on its own and in relationship to the exhibition as a whole.

-Colleen Kelsey

Spire Arts Exhibit

June 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019
Closing: Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce its receipt of an Ohio Arts grant along with Spire Arts, a vocational and therapeutic art program for adults with developmental disabilities in Montgomery County. The Spire Arts show celebrates the artists, their work, as well as the collaboration between the two organizations.

Artists: Stephanie Baird, Carole Balger, Isiah Ballard, Lauren Barker, Christine Brown, Kent Cruea, Kaitlyn Daugherty, Eric Dyer, Maynard Gilbert, Cheryl Goodall, Kyron Harvey, Tim Hughes, Amber Jones, Nick Kramer, Frances Lewis, Brenda Martin, Charde McKinney, Kenny Miller, Brenda Napier, Timmy Parker, Rachell Poore, Janet Saettel, Ronisa Smith, Byron Stephens, Dorothy Taylor, Justine Travers, Alicia Vencill, and Amy Zahora

JOY is an interactive sculpture that invites everyone to participate by simply writing at least two words that represent happiness and joy and inserting them into the sculpture. Both the observer and participant will be able to read others' views of joy and happiness while also see the piece develop as a whole. This work emphasizes the reality that we are all different but in turn the sameby sharing the things that bring us happiness and joy, no matter where we are on life's journey. 

Crossing Boundaries

July-August 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 2019
Closing: Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Dayton Society of Artists is proud to announce its partnership with the Dayton Sister City Committee to bring over an artist-in-residence from Monrovia, Liberia, one of Dayton's Sister Cities. Patrick Gono, a self taught artist will be in Dayton for the majority of July, 2019.

In conjunction with this program, the corresponding show is Crossing Boundaries. Crossing Boundaries celebrates the connections and discoveries that are made when we step outside of ourselves and broaden our understanding of the other. Different backgrounds, religions, cultures, abilities, and locations can divide, but in the end, we are all bound by the same humanity.

Jurors: Bing Davis and Tess Little

Artists: Ginny Baughman, Sharon Benedict, Olga Evanusa-Rowland, Christina Gaffney, Patrick Gono, ¡Katie B Funk!, Kristina Lewis, Zhi-Fang Li, Deepa Mahajan, Eric Meiring, Sarah Wrona

Patrick is a self-taught artist, being inspired early in his childhood by cartoon characters namely from the Marvel and Disney corporations. His passion for art got him in trouble to the point of failing sixth grade, but that would not hold him back for long and he received a double promotion in his eighth year of school. As he grew, he found inspiration in nature and artists that came before him such as Renoir and Rossetti. He won the Value of Biodiversity art competition held at the US Embassy in Monrovia in 2011. Gono now lives in Monrovia creating hyper-realistic pieces and desires to make a name for Liberia and its people through his art. Gono says, “Being selected for the artist-in-residence for the DSCC and the DSA is like the final picture of my dream of bringing light to show the colors of peace we need to shine and prosper, to show the power and bond of art, and to help others discover their true potential.” When asked about how he felt about the opportunity to be the artist-in-residence he answered, “This is truly a dream come true…As I am the bridge between two cities now, my aim is to make sure my pillars and cables and concrete are solid so as to ensure a lifelong connection between Dayton and Monrovia.”

2019 DSA Members’ Show

September-October 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2019
Closing: Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce its 2019 Member Show highlighting the talent of the DSA's members. A wide variety of styles and media are present in the show and highlightsthe artistic talents of the greater Miami Valley. It's definitely a must-see!

Juror: Erika B Hess
Juror Statement:
It has been an honor to review work for the Dayton Society of Artists Member’s Exhibition. Having attended Wright State University to study painting, I know what a wonderful artistic community thrives in Dayton. I am always proud to share the fact that I studied art in Dayton, and continually boast about how many wonderful artistic spaces and services are in the area. Dayton truly is a special place in many ways, but its active artistic community is one of its gems. Seeing the work in person from artists that participate in this community was a pleasure.

Through the selection process, I was able to get to know the individual artists who make up DSA. From painting, photography, printmaking, and three-dimensional pieces, there was an array of approaches and personality that came through in the work. From the beautiful ink drawings that reference Japanese prints, to landscape paintings with a notable understanding of color, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the work. When selecting pieces I wanted to pick work that highlighted the skills and narrative that each artist presented through their chosen medium.

Artists organizing and coming together to have conversations about their practice and exhibit work is incredibly important and empowering. By doing so, they create opportunities for each other, dialogue, and further the cultural endeavors of their city.  DSA is a cornerstone in creating a robust art community and allowing it to thrive. I have immense respect for all the artists in this exhibition. They are involved not only in creating their work but also in supporting their fellow creatives.

Artists: Ginny Baughman, Sharon Benedict, Hannah Bergman, Arlene Branick, Eunice Bronkar, John Burneson, Virginia Burroughs, Aileen Cave, Kim Ceccarelli, Bob Coates, Katherine Cruse, Casey Dressell, Sandra Drewes, Mark Echtner, Allison Ellis, Samantha Farkas, Tracy Foskuhl, Bill Franz, Janet Garlikov, Glory, Connie Grant, Amanda Grieve, Mikee Huber, Kate Huser Santucci, Kelly Joslin, Richard Jurus, James Lefervre, Edward Lehman, Cheryl Lloyd, Carol McNeeley, Kevin McNeeley, Kathy Moore, Melanie Morrett, Betty Murray, Jim Noyes, Marsha Pippenger, Kathryn Pitstick, Sierra Roller, Kenneth Sagstetter, Jennifer Sayger, Sarah Shanks, Nancy Shuler, Sandi Simmons, Jill Spencer, Barb Stork, Steve Tallet, Charlene Thatcher, Mary Beth Whitley, Samantha Wott, and Sarah Wrona


The Dayton Society of Artists partnered with Tom Vogel and the University of Dayton Bookstore to create an art series of the Icons of UD Basketball. The series celebrates a small cross section of some of the greats who played and participated in UD Basketball.

The original artwork will be offered to the artwork’s subject. Prints of the artwork will be available at the UD Bookstore beginning late 2020.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2019

Closing: Saturday, October 12, 2019

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

Small Works Exhibition

November- December 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 2019
Closing: Saturday, December 14, 2019

DSA's Small Works Exhibition
is a small works exhibition that will be exhibited from November 1 through December 15, 2019.  Its artists are from the greater Miami Valley Region. The DSA will be the starting point for ‘The Dickens of Christmas Tour’ in St. Anne’s Hill with over 1000 people visiting the High Street Gallery this December. The DSA will again promote Buy ART, Buy LOCAL this holiday season with beautiful, affordable artwork. All art will be priced under $400.
First Place: Sarah Harris Testament
Second Place: Margie McCullough Swings
Third Place: Mellanie Morrett Moon Shadow

Peter L. Doebler is the Kettering Curator of Asian Art at the Dayton Art Institute. He specializes in religious aesthetics, especially Japanese and Euro-American traditions. During his time in Dayton, Peter has curated focus exhibitions across the museum’s collection, including "Impressive: 100 Years of Japanese Prints at the DAI," "Buddhist Art: An Enlightened Thread through Asia," and "Devoted: Visual Performances of Faith." He holds a Ph.D. in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and has published articles, encyclopedia entries, and reviews that span aesthetics, film, art, and religion.

Juror Statement:
With a wonderful variety of styles and ideas, I greatly enjoyed exploring each artwork. It was a challenge to choose a top three. In judging, I was interested not only in the technical execution, but also the concept, how the artwork made me stop and notice something new and made me want to spend more time in consideration.

The third place winner, Moon Shadow, is an exquisite execution of print technique with fine gradations of ink creating a mellow, moonlit atmosphere. The composition is simple and effectively balanced, with the dark form of the cat in the lower left offsetting the open white space of the window. The subtle study brings to mind the work of German Romantic painters like Caspar David Friedrich with figures scene from the back, looking out onto mysterious vistas.

Second place, Swings, mixes media in a compelling way. The Polaroid transfer creates a slightly blurred and washed out image that feels like an archaeological discovery. The lost section at the top that is filled in with a pencil sketch reinforces this. Together, they evoke the operation of memory, how it is fragmentary, with some clear parts but others vague and even conjectured. The depicted image—children on a swing set—draws us in to consider whose memory this is, what the backstory might be, but it also feels strangely familiar, like it might be one of our own memories.

Finally, the first place winner, Testament, is an understated, minimal work on the scale of a Zen koan. The finely worked, flat-black block cradles a dandelion seed, setting it apart for detailed consideration. After childhood, when such seeds can provide an afternoon’s pleasure of blowing them and watching them ride the wind, we tend to ignore dandelions or, if we do notice them, it is to fret about how they are taking over the lawn. This work effectively focuses our vision back on the wonder we experience as a child, looking closely at the delicate shape and the different textures of each part. The composition also evokes associations with the cycle of birth and death: the seed lies as if prepared for burial, but this brings the knowledge that it will rise again.

Artists: Regina Abernathy, Stephanie Baird, Diana Barr, Jane Blackson, Carlee Bollin, Arlene Branick, Kimberly Ceccarelli, Bob Coates, Clara Coleman, Pam Denka, Olga Evanusa-Rowland, Doug Fiely, Sheila Fleischer, Glory, Sarah Harris, David Henderson, Deborah Housh, Kelly  Ingerson, Greg Jankowski, Bethany Lamb, Loura Lawrence, Edy Martin, Margie McCullough, Kenny Miller, Clarice Moore, Melanie Morrett, Dawn Paul, Marsha Pippenger, Kathryn Pitstick, Monica Plank, Alice Robrish, Kenneth Sagstetter, Jennifer Sayger, Carol Shikany, Kyle Thiele, Eli Thiele, Kelley Tomlinson, Vicki Vardaman, Mary Beth Whitley, Brian Woods, Samantha Wott


Janet is exhibiting 18 acrylic on wood panel plaids in the project space. For more information on her or her artwork, visit her website.

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