DSA (Dayton Society of Artists) welcomes the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative back to the 48 High Street Gallery for the 12th annual print show, which will run from March 3rd – April 8th. Artists are invited to submit work for this juried show during registration at the Gallery Tuesday, February 21 from 12 – 3 PM and Wednesday, February 22 from 5 to 8 PM. Registration is $25 per artist. This flat fee covers up to three (3) pieces. For more information and to access the prospectus, please visit the DSA website: www.daytondsa.org.
This year’s Print Show will be judged by Erin Shapiro, Assistant Curator at the Springfield Museum of Art. Shapiro is an artist and curator living and working in OH. She received a BA in Art and English from Hamilton College in 2008, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009, and an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012. She has worked in exhibitions, collections, and education at several institutions including the Cranbrook Art Museum and Institute of Science, the Cleveland Museum of National History, and the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. She has also held residencies and worked as a studio assistant at the contemporary Artists’s Center in Troy, NT, and the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Retland, VT. Currently, she is the Assistant Curator at the Springfield Museum of Art.
Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery seeks socially and politically engaging prints for the exhibition Power of the Press, August 27, 2015 – October 31, 2015. Cash awards of over $500 for Best in Show and Juror’s Honorable Mention will be awarded. The theme of the exhibition Power of the Press focuses on emotionally passionate prints displaying content relating to social or political issues. Selected prints will build on the university’s historical collection of satirical and expressionist works by artists Honoré Daumier, Francisco Goya, and Käthe Kollwitz. Liz Maugans, one of Zygote Press’ co-founders and managing directors, will serve as the juror for the exhibition. She is a native of Ohio who received her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Maugans teaches drawing and printmaking at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and has taught at various other institutions in the Cleveland area. She has exhibited nationally and her work is held in several collections. Entries must be original works created through traditional or experimental printmaking. We encourage submission of works that address social and political issues that are currently impacting our society. Artists working in the United States, age 18 and older are eligible to submit up to 2 artworks with a $20 entry fee. All works must have been created within the last 4 years. Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. The deadline is June 30, 2015. Please address any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospectus at www.ashland.edu/coburngallery .
The Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors and the Dayton Printmakers Co-operative present the 9th Annual Print Show. A Dayton tradition, this is the only show in the area dedicated to the art of traditional printmaking.
Juried by Joan Tallan of Columbus’ Phoenix Rising Print Cooperative, this show will offer Monetary Awards of Distinction along with non-monetary Juror’s Merit Awards.
Entries due: Friday, April 25, 2–5 PM OR Saturday, April 26, 2–5 PM
Opening reception: First Friday, May 2, 5–8 PM
Urban Nights: Friday, May 9, 5–8 PM
Pick up: Sunday, May 25, 5–7 PM
Download the prospectus for detailed information and the submission form and process.
July’s members meeting was quite eventful; productive planning for future exhibitions, co-op workshops, and DPC member show and tell.
Sherraid Scott and JamiePacheco recently participated in a Print Postcard Exchange, coordinated by Ms. April Katz at the University Print Society of Iowa State University. Four-hundred artists participated with the expectation that each printer would submit thirteen printed postcards in exchange for thirteen postcard prints. It was a wonderful experience to see the different interpretations on the theme of Temptation.