Fall Season Art Events & Exhibtion Opportunities at the  DSA 

2017 Fall Events Calendar
Professional Artist Workshops:  

How to Write a Press Release with Lynne Dodson, Thursday, September 28, 6- 7:30 PM
Would you like to learn how to generate more publicity for your accomplishments, art workshops, exhibitions or art events? Learning how to write a press release is the first step. Those attending will receive a Dayton based press list.
*Open to the Dayton creatives. There is no fee for the workshop. Donations are appreciated and support future DSA programming.

Taxes for Creatives with Matt Cole, Thursday, October 12, 6-7:30 PMNeed help with your taxes this year? A lot of us do! Tax season can be a particularly stressful time for freelance workers, whether you’re an artist, designer or other creative types. Check out the Tax Workshop for Artists, Designers and Creatives, where Matt Cole, CPA will cover the basics of the tax system pertaining to artists, designers and creatives. *Open to the Dayton creatives. There is no fee for the workshop. Donations are appreciated and support future DSA programming.

How to Frame Your Art with Ashley Jude Jonas of The Blue House, November 9, 6-7:30 *Open to the Dayton creatives. Donations from this event go to The Blue House.


Guest Bartending Fundraising Event at Fifth Street Brewpub, 
October 25, 6- 9 PM
All proceeds placed in the BARREL donation jar, plus 5% of net sales and a $1 of each DSA chosen special pint will go towards supporting the Dayton Society of Artists. Come have a great night!  www.fifthstreetbrewpub.coop

Outdoor Art Movie Night:
‘Without Gorky’, Saturday, September 30, 8- 9:30 PM
Bring snack, drinks, lawn chairs and blankets!  Dogs are welcome.  Inclement weather the movie will move indoors
* Free and open to the public at the DSA, 48 High St, Dayton, OH 45403

Art Workshops
Japanese Temari Ball Workshop with Brian Couch, Thursday, November 16, 6-8:30 PM
Learn the Art of Japanese Temari Balls with artist Brian Couch. Temari is a folk-art form in Japan, originating in China. Temari translates as “hand ball” in Japanese. These beautiful geometric patterned handmade balls can be made with materials found around the house. Historically they were made from old kimonos. Temaris are highly prized gifts that symbolize friendship and loyalty. A perfect gift for this holiday season or to take home. No previous skills are necessary.
Suggested Materials to bring that can be found around your house: old clean socks, plastic grocery bags, plastic soda tops, paper towel centers, dryer lint, paper. Please bring and share with the group.
Fee: A $5 fee covers thread for the workshop and a suggested $10 donation to support future community art programming.
* Please RSVP at info@daytondsa.org as seats and materials are limited.

Second Saturdays Figure Drawing at the DSAEvery Second Saturday of the month there is public figure drawing session with a $5 model fee at the DSA, 9:30 AM- Noon.  Drawing instruction for beginners is available for an additional $30 with artist Colleen Kelsey.



Small Works

Call for Art for Small Works Exhibition
The DSA is the starting point for ‘The Dickens of Christmas Tour’ in St. Anne’s Hill with over 1000 people visiting the gallery this December.  The DSA is promoting  Buy ART, Buy LOCAL this holiday season.

There is NO Registration and there is NO jurying process. A DSA membership is the only requirement. All DSA members are guaranteed 1 piece in the show.  Become a member here.

To enter Small Works, email the following to info@daytondsa.org  and then drop off 1 art work during the drop off schedule.

  •   Email a photo of the work that you are submitting.
  •   Title, Year, Medium, Price for each piece. (All works must be priced under $400)
  •   Your name, mailing address, email address and phone number


  • 12 h. x 12 inches or 12 h. x 12 x 12 inches or smaller (This includes the frame.)
  • Priced under $400
  • Ready to hang with wiring on back. If not wired work must be light enough to hang with 3M Velcro tape or have a creative solution. Pedestals for 3-d work are also available.
  • Labelled on the back, or underneath, with your name, title and price
  • Also, member artists may bring 5 additional small works to sell at the $25 or less art table. No jurying necessary. Think mugs, prints, artist bumper stickers, etc.

Thursday, October 26, 12- 2 PM, Artwork Drop-off at DSA
Friday, October 27, 5-8 PM Artwork Drop-off at DSA
Friday, October 27, 5 PM, Email Artwork Information Deadline
Friday, November 3, 6-9 PM Opening Reception for Small Works
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 8- 10, ‘The Dickens of a Christmas Tour’
Saturday, December 16, 3-6 PM Artwork Pick-up at DSA
Exhibition Runs: November 3 – December 16
*  Gallery Closed November 24 & 25th for Thanksgiving Holidays.