JULY 7TH– AUGUST 5TH 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JULY 7TH, 2017 

ABOUT UNCONVENTIONAL
The very act of making art defies convention.  Yet in the age where artists play freely with established rules and styles, un-convention takes on new meanings.  For some, it could be the way in which an artist approaches material whether through process or the lack thereof.   Or it could be the newness- the experience an audience has in that significant moment when one sees, feels and exists in a new reality.  The authenticity of this connection between the audience and art breaks the convention of the everyday.  Another way in which convention is defied is through the contemporary psychology of the artistic expression.  Artists communicate content in various means to answer the question of selfhood.  This may manifest through many forms and styles such as political, traditional, and conceptual to name just a few. Artists are invited to submit that which embodies the idea of un-convention in one form or another.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Tracy Featherstone is a Professor of Art at Miami University, Oxford, OH.  Featherstone’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally. She has taught art in three continents including the US, China, and Europe. Her current work explores the notion of landscape and interactive sculpture inspired by an Asian perspective.

ENTRY FEES: $30.00. Artists may enter up to three separate artworks through DSA’s entrythingy page.

PRIZE
$300 will be awarded to the Best in Show artist.

ELGIBILITY
Artists living within a 150-mile radius of Dayton, OH this includes cities Columbus & Cincinnati, OH.  Artists also must be aged 18 and older to submit work.

MEDIA ACCEPTED
Drawing, Installation, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sound Art, Video Art, 2-D Media, 3-D Media

CALENDAR
Submission Deadline: Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Jury Results Finalized: June 5th, 2017
Dropped off work must arrive between these dates: Thursday, June 29th – Saturday, July 1st, 2017. Gallery Hours: 9- 5 PM.
Shipped work must arrive between these dates: Thursday, June 29th – Saturday, July 1st, 2017. Gallery Hours: 9- 5 PM.
Exhibition: July 7th – August 5th
Opening Reception: Friday, July 7th, 6-9 PM
Last Day of Exhibition: Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Art Work Pick-Up: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 12- 5 PM (for hand delivered work)
Work Shipped Back: Week of August 7th (shipping must be prepaid with proper packaging)
 
SUBMISSION PROCESS

Please send your submissions via Entrythingy. http://daytondsps.org/unconventional/ Submission fees can be made through PayPal via Entrythingy or mail payment directly to DSA- Dayton Society or Artists.  Send either personal checks, cashier’s check or money order made out to: Dayton Society of Artists.  Cash is NOT accepted.  Please mail checks to the following address:
Dayton Society of Artists
Attn: Unconventional
Dayton Society of Artists
48 High Street
Dayton, OH 45403

SALES
DSA takes ZERO commission on artwork(s) sold.  All proceeds of sold work go directly to the Artist(s).

LIABILITY
The DSA does not insure work in transit to or from the gallery. Artists maintain responsibility of insuring the work during shipping and travel. The DSA has Fine Art Coverage Insurance of up to $75,000 on site.  Every precaution is taken in the handling of artwork by DSA.

CONDITIONS & RULES 

Entries accepted for exhibition must have a professional appearance.  All artwork must be framed and wired in a sound manner. All two-dimensional artwork must be framed and wired in a sound manner. Sawtooth hangers cannot be used with the DSA hanging system & will be turned away.   DSA uses a rod and hook system due to the walls. Work does NOT have to be framed but must be wired on the back if it installed on the wall. Artists must provide their own equipment for artwork that has these requirements.  Such as video projectors or TVs for sound art and video art et etc.

SHIPPING & OR DELIVERY OF WORK
All works must be shipped in reusable containers with a return-shipping label via UPS or FEDEX (NO USPS). All accepted works must be available for the entire duration of the exhibition. Artists are responsible for their own shipping costs to AND from the gallery. Artists Dropping off their work must arrive between these dates: Thursday, June 29th – Saturday, July 1st, 2017 during special gallery Hours: 9- 5 PM. Shipped work must arrive between these dates: Thursday, June 29th – Saturday, July 1st, 2017 during special gallery Hours: 9- 5 PM.  Regular Gallery Hours are Fridays and Saturdays 12- 5PM.

DAYTON’S FIRST FRIDAYS
On the first Friday of every month there are citywide gallery openings in Dayton, OH.  Unconventional will opening during Dayton’s First Friday art event.

DSA GALLERY CONTACT
Phone: 937-228-4532     E-mail:  director@daytondsa.org