20 Mar 2019

Competitions Crossing Boundaries

Dayton Visual Arts CenterDayton, Ohio, United States

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Dayton Society of Artists

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: May 31, 2019 – Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to announce an Open Call for our July-August exhibition slot for 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. Crossing Boundaries will correspond with the DSA’s hosting of an artist-in-residence from Monrovia, Liberia, Dayton’s sister city. All proceeds from applications to the show will go towards sustaining the residency program and providing art supplies to Monrovian artists.

Artists and curators are invited to submit their work for consideration

Must be 18+ years. Art in all media is accepted. All artwork submitted must be ready to hang or install.

This exhibition will be juried by Bing Davis and Tess Little. Davis and Little founded REACH (Realizing Ethnic Awareness and Cultural Heritage) Across Dayton which seeks to promote learning in the arts and humanities by creating an atmosphere that builds respect, knowledge, appreciation, and understanding for this area’s diverse cultural populations. Little received her M.F.A. in 1980 from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Davis received his M.Ed. in 1967 from Miami University and also pursued graduate studies at Indiana State University.

APPLY ONLINE – $30 Entry Fee


  • Application deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm
  • Notification: June 8, 2019
  • Shipping Works received: June 26-28, 2019 (Wednesday-Friday) Works Dropped off June 28-29, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019, 6-9 PM
  • Exhibition runs: June 7-August 17, 2019
  • Pick-up and return of work TBA

DSA takes ZERO commission on artwork(s) sold. All proceeds from sold work go directly to the Artist(s). As a non-profit 501c3 we do ask artists to consider making a donation from sales to support future programming.

The mission of the Dayton Society of Artists is to connect, support, and educate artists and the community. Founded in 1938 The Dayton Society of Artists aims to engage and support the Dayton community by providing artists of all levels with access to art education, exhibition opportunities, and professional development, and to enrich the people of Miami Valley through high-quality exhibitions and programming. A non-profit organization, it seeks to benefit the community at large by sharing resources to create an interest in the visual arts and to expand knowledge in this area.

Dayton Society of Artists
48 High Street
Dayton, OH 45403
t: 937.228.4532

Opp Categories: + Open to All Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: Exhibition – Group.

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