Story Retold: Prints by Annie Lee-Zimerle (Chakeres Interactive Art Lab) – At the Springfield Museum of Art Nov 11, 2016-May 21, 2017

(Photos by Barb Weinert-McBee)
Opening night at Story Retold, by Annie Lee-Zimerle (Chakeres Interactive Art Lab) – At the Springfield Museum of Art.

Through printmaking and painting, Annie Lee-Zimerle retells popular narratives via personal experiences. While watching her children play dress-up she wonders what compels children to act as others and explores this play by positioning herself as popular characters.

Lee-Zimerle is an assistant professor and currently teaches drawing and printmaking at Cedarville University.

Where: Springfield Museum of Art (Chakeres Interactive Art Lab)
Dates: Nov 11, 2016-May 21, 2017

Opening night – Dayton/Kyoto Print Invitational Exchange and Exhibition: STORM at the Springfield Museum of Art on 11/12/2016

Many enjoyed the opening of the Dayton/Kyoto Print Invitational Exchange and Exhibition: STORM at the Springfield Museum of Art on Saturday Nov. 12, 2016.  The show runs through March 25, 2017. (Photos by Barb Weinert-McBee)

The Dayton/Kyoto Invitational is an international print exchange between the Dayton Printmakers’ Cooperative and Gen Studio Group in Kyoto, Japan. The groups have been exchanging prints for simultaneous portfolio exhibitions in the Dayton, Ohio and Kyoto, Japan areas since 2003. Each year a theme is determined by one of the two groups. The theme chosen for this portfolio is “STORM.” Participating artists interpret the theme and create an image using a printmaking process or a combination of processes. Included in this exhibition are works by 21 artists from Japan and 18 from Dayton.

Dayton Artists:

Megan Brandewei, Doug Fiely, Gretchen Jacobs, Ernie Koerlin, David Leach,
Annie Lee-Zimerle, Al Lochtefeld, Ray Must, Jaime Pacheco, Kathryn Pitstick,
Debra Richardson-Wood, Sherraid Scott, Lisa Selvia Johnson, Diane Stemper,
Carrie South, Doug Taylor, Stephanie Tyson, Kim Vito, Barb Weinert-McBee,
Micah Zavacky.

Kyoto Artists:


Akiko Hasegawa, Tomoko Sase, Shibata Rie, Atsuko Honda, Yuko Innami,
Kousaka Shinnosuke, Yamagen Iwao, Kiyoko Naito, Ishizuka Keiko,
Nobuko Ueda, Hiroko Oosaki, Machiko Honda, Sou Yumiko, Suenaga Keiich
Takehiro Sano, Masaki Nose, Keiko Tsuda, Kei Sakakibara, Hikaru Suto,
Eiko Uchikoba, Handa Makoto.

Dayton/Kyoto Print Exhibition: Storm 2016-17

Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchange Invitational: Storm

The 2016/2017 exhibition theme is Storm. Artists from the Dayton Print Cooperative and from Kyoto, Japan responded to the theme and created 50 small edition prints. The exhibition is hosted by the Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, Ohio, from November 12, 2016 – March 25, 2017 and is on view at Art Forum JARFO in Kyoto, Japan, from November 29 – December 4, 2016.

Join us at the Springfield Museum of Art for the opening reception on November 12, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Download: Storm-postcard.pdf


SONG: The Dayton/Kyoto Print Exchange, an Exhibition at DVAC, Oct 23 – Nov 28, 2015

An international print exchange between The Dayton Printmaker’s Cooperative and Gen Studio Group of Kyoto, Japan.

Collectors’ Preview: October  23, 5-6 p.m.
for DVAC Collector-level Members & Sponsors

Opening Reception & Print Sale: October 23, 6-8 p.m.
free & open to the public

Gallery Talk & Print Sale: November 6, 5-8 p.m.

Gallery Hours
11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Some online articles and promos for the exhibition:
DVAC – Future Exhibitions



The DAI Printmakers Cooperative was founded in 1983 by Ray Must and Mary Campbell-Zopf at the Dayton Art Institute (DAI). The space, presses and equipment came from the closing of the Dayton Art Institute’s School. The original Co-op artist members were closely tied to the Art Institute. When the DAI renovated in 1994, the printmaking space was no longer available, and the Print Cooperative had to find a new home. The Art Institute gave the presses to the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC), and the Print Cooperative members searched for a new home.

In 1996 the Print Cooperative members found a suitable location at 913 Keowee Street where they leased over 1000 sq. ft of space. They moved the presses and other printmaking equipment there and formed the new Dayton Printmakers Cooperative. The Print Cooperative has continued to grow, supported by the artist members in partnership with DVAC.

The Gen Studio Group came into being when Sherraid Scott and Keiko Yuasa were looking for a place to do etching in Kyoto and found a Kyoto Seika graduate, Iwao Yamagen, who had a studio. Both artists became very excited by the printing and the other artists in the group studying under Yamagen. They decided to call themselves the Gen Studio Group after their teacher, YamaGEN.
In the late 1990’s Sherraid decided to become a full-time artist and returned to Yellow Springs. She continued to study at Wright State and return to Japan each year where she and Keiko continue printmaking with Yamagen. In 2001 they began to discuss a joint America/Japan print show.  When Sherraid joined the Dayton Printmaker’s Cooperative in 2002 it seemed a perfect chance.  It was decided to have a print exchange between these two groups and the Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchange Invitational was born.

Our first show was in 2003-4 at the gallery TOBE in Kyoto and at Wright State’s Experimental Gallery here.  The theme was FACES.  The Second Dayton/Kyoto Print Exchange was held at the Dayton Public Library in Dayton and at the Kyoto Hakubutsukan Museum in Kyoto, where it has been shown each year since. The 2004-5 theme wasMETAMORPHOSIS.  The third exchange show in 2005-6 was shown at the Riverbend Gallery and the theme was THINGS WITH FOUR LEGS (4 legged things.)

The following year the U.S. was show at the Dayton Visual Arts Center.  The 2006-7 exchange exhibition, our fourth, was on the theme of BRIDGES.  In 2008-9, the fifth exchange show featured the theme of HIBERNATION, and was held at the Wright State University’s Experimental Gallery – repeating our first venue.

Each year the groups collectively decide on a theme for members to pursue.  The process is informal, and alternates between Dayton and Kyoto.  The process in Dayton is for each member to come up with ideas and for the group to collectively decide on one.  There are usually several to choose from, and the discussion can become intriguing.  For example, the theme of BRIDGES was selected for the broad metaphorical associations among other reasons.  Appropriately, that theme alluded to the “bridge” between Dayton and Kyoto that the Print Exchange Invitational embodies.  Several members from each city have traveled to see the exhibitions in the past five years – crossing that “bridge.”  In 2011 the theme for the sixth Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchange Invitational was HOME/IE,  and was held at the Springfield Museum along with a collection from earlier exchanges.

Our seventh exchange was November 9, 2013, through January 9, 2014 with the theme of FOREST.  It was held in the Glen Helen Atrium Gallery in Yellow Springs.

DPC Members get the nod in Rosewood’s Works on Paper

Bruce Campbell, Douglas R. Fiely, Lisa Selvia Johnson, and Douglas R. Taylor are among the thirty artists represented in the 25th Annual Dayton-Area Works on Paper exhibition at the Rosewood Gallery in Kettering. The show runs from January 26 – February 27, 2015 with an opening reception on Sunday, January 25 from 2 – 4 PM. Congratulations to Bruce, Lisa and the Dougs!

Where: Rosewood Gallery