DSA: 12th Annual Print Show – call for entry

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.

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


Hot Metal Type Casting Demo

On Sunday June 5th, Kim Vito and Diane Stemper, DPC members, drove to Piqua to visit Greg Walter’s incredible collection of type machines and presses, and to see demonstrations of type casting machines. It was fascinating to watch and Greg is an amazing wealth of detailed information about each machine, how it works, the history and how many are currently in use.

Greg will do another demonstration on Saturday June 11. For more info, look for the email from Sherraid who forwarded the invite from Greg to DPC group.

We watched slugs (spacing for type setting) being made with hot metal. Then Greg ran a Thompson type casting machine that casts individual letters and ATF Giant Pivotal typecaster, a very large hydraulic machine, rather intimidating as it spits hot metal (!), that can cast large type (see letter F photo.)

Finally, visitors were able to operate a Ludlow type casting machine that casts line of type (see photo of name.) These processes were once the standard for newspapers and all print product (through the 1950s) prior to off-set litho (1960s and on.) We are lucky to have such a resource so close to Dayton. Kim and I highly recommend visiting on Saturday.

Please contact Greg the day before if you plan to go to Saturday June 11th demo.


Dayton Print Day – Aug. 8th, 2015 @ the Dayton Art Institute

 August 8 2015

Join us for a day of printmaking demonstrations and activities for the whole family! Dayton Print Day is held in conjunction with the special exhibition, Call to Duty: World War Posters, on view through October 4.View a large Civil War era hand-cut woodblock used to make relief prints and watch a 21st-century 3D printer that can make a sculptural reproduction. Artists from the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative will demonstrate printing techniques and discuss the characteristics of relief, intaglio, and monotype prints. Learn about setting type on a letterpress and watch silkscreen printing in action. Bring a t-shirt and leave with a unique, wearable design from local screen-printing company Four Ambition! Silkscreen and hands-on printing activities for all ages will be available from noon – 3:30 p.m.

How To Go

Dayton Print Day
Date: Saturday, August 8, noon – 4 p.m.
Location: Hale Cloister
Family Pricing: $10/family of four, members; $15/family of four, non-members
Individual Pricing: FREE/single adult member; $8/single adult non-member

Click here to purchase advance tickets

Tickets may also be purchased at the museum’s Guest Services Desk or by calling 937-223-4ART (4278) during regular hours.

permalink: http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/event/learn/adult-programs/dayton-print-day


The 2014 DSPS and DPC present the 9th Annual Print Show

The DSPS & DPC logos

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.

Registration Schedule:

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.