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Call For Entry: 6th annual Art Ed: An Art Educators’ Exhibition

Held annually since 2011, Art Ed is dedicated to celebrating the artwork created by the region’s art educators. For details and entry form, click here.



NEW! Celebrating the hwd 10TH aNNIVERSARY

Portraits in Clay Demo and Workshop led by Leesa Haapapuro

Tuesday, September 13, 6 – 8 PM

FREE! Ages 6 to adult. Call Rosewood Arts Centre at 937-296-0294 to RSVP.

Portrait-sculpting demonstration from live model followed by step-by-step instruction using Leesa’s “tricks.” Each participant will make a small face out of clay that can be fired. No experience is necessary.

Artist and educator Leesa Haapapuro began her portrait project in 2006 as a way to engage with people. Setting up her portable studio all around town, she invited people who expressed interest to model. The portraits were a sort of souvenir, gifted to the models to underscore that it is the process of making art, and not the end product, that fascinates her. Haapapuro continues to sculpt portraits. Many of the small scale flower-faces, now on exhibit at Sinclair Community College’s Triangle Gallery, are her students’ faces.


Silicone and Plaster Mold-Making Demonstration led by Stefan Chinov

Monday, September 19, 6 – 8 PM

FREE! Ages high school to adult. Call Rosewood Arts Centre at 937-296-0294 to RSVP.

Sculptor and educator Stefan Chinov will demonstrate an affordable process for making molds using household products. Observe every step of Chinov’s method from beginning to end and learn how to integrate everyday materials in your professional art-making practice!

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Stefan Chinov holds an MA from the National Academy of the Arts in Sofia and an MFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. His work has been shown across the United States and internationally, most recently at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, OH, Tigre Museum of Art in Argentina, and Sofia University Gallery. He has completed residency fellowships and projects in the United States, Antarctica, Turkey, Israel, and Spain. Currently he teaches sculpture and drawing at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.


Creating Organic Form & Surface in Clay Lecture and Demonstration led by Carrie Longley

Tuesday, September 27, 6 – 8 PM

FREE! Ages high school to adult. Call Rosewood Arts Centre at 937-296-0294 to RSVP.

Sculptor and educator Carrie Longley will demonstrate how to use a variety of subtractive and additive techniques including slip trailing, stamping, carving, press and slip molds to create organic form and surface in clay. The audience will also learn how to incorporate high temperature steel wire to clay forms to add variety and movement to the composition.

Carrie Longley is a studio artist and educator. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Indiana University East. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from Wittenberg University and a MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She exhibits her work extensively throughout the United States and has received numerous awards including “Emerging Craftsman” from Ohio Designer Craftsman, “The Bobby Kadis Award” at the Penland School of Crafts, MCACD Individual Artist Fellowship, and the William and Dorothy Yeck “Young Sculptor’s Award.”


NEW! Art Start Preschool Storytime

3rd Monday monthly at 11:30am

Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery! Parents and children ages 3-6 are invited to enjoy one to four stories followed by a hands-on craft led by a Rosewood instructor. Free and open to the public!


Join Rosewood Gallery and Dayton Metro Libraries in a lively discussion about a current book featuring art and/or artists as central elements. Enjoy light refreshments and the company of fellow art and book lovers at our quarterly events. Free and open to the public, ages 16+.

Quarterly. Next meeting: Monday, October 17, 6:30pm

October topic: Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland. Copies available to check out from Dayton Metro Libraries Wilmington-Stroop branch, beginning September 1!

Yoga in the Gallery

Fridays through December 16,* Noon – 1pm

Join us at Rosewood Gallery for an open level yoga class. This class is of a gentler nature, with the breath being the center of the practice. Class is open to all levels of yoga practitioners. Please bring personal props. Fee: $5 resident; $10 non-resident Instructor: Robyn Moore, RYT 200

*No class August 26, October 14, November 25.

Art Lunch

2nd and 4th Thursdays, Noon – 1pm

Meet with fellow artists and art lovers for a casual lunch get together. Share current projects, collected works or art stories. Bring a lunch and your love of art! FREE!



HWD (Height x Width x Depth) 2016

August 29 – October 7, 2016

Reception: Thursday, September 1, 6 – 8pm

HWD  (Height x Width x Depth), a juried exhibition for sculpture artists in Ohio and surrounding states, is the area’s only gallery exhibition devoted exclusively to sculpture. The exhibition runs from August 29 through October 7, 2016.  There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 1 from 6 – 8pm with an awards presentation at 7pm.  Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

This year, 34 artists submitted 83 pieces, from which the juror, Geoff Riggle, chose 20 artworks representing 16 artists. Riggle also selected the winners of six awards, totaling $1,100.

Participating artists include Katie Adams, Cynthia Bornhorst-Winslow, Kathy Burden, Matthew R. Burgy, Pamela L. Deaton, Dana Goodman, Eric Hamlin, Doug Harlow, Michael B. Hays, David Kenworthy, Arthur Kettner, Joe Lauricella, Alice Robrish, Mary Skrenta, Alice Bordenkircher Tavani, and Charlotte Wachtel.

Hours for the exhibition are Monday through Thursday, 9am – 9pm; Friday, 9am – 6pm; and Saturday, 9am – 3pm. Rosewood Gallery is sponsored by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, with support from the Kettering Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council. The Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering.  For more information, call (937) 296-0294 or visit our website:


Award Winners

First Place: Mary Skrenta (Hebron, OH); Eulogia; 2016; spray foam insulation, liquid gold leaf, paint, pig intestine; dimensions vary.

Second Place: Dana Goodman (Huntington, IN); 150 Left; 2015; clay, wood, steel, fiber; 70 x 70 x 110 in.

Third Place: Joe Lauricella (Springfield, OH); Light Torso; 2016; steel rod, steel wire, patina; 50 x 55 x 40 in.

Honorable Mention: Doug Harlow (Centerville, OH), May Something 1962, 2016, ceramic, 4.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 in.

Honorable Mention: Cynthia Bornhorst-Winslow (Beavercreek, OH), Until Death Do We Part?, 2013, ceramic with hand-colored decals, 10.5 x 6 x 6 in.


2016 Juror


Geoff Riggle received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Ball State University and a Master of Fine Arts in metalsmithing and jewelry design from Miami University. With a firm foundation in traditional metalsmithing techniques and jewelry design practice, his current body of work spans the mediums of metals and jewelry, sculpture, and photography, and forges ground into digital design and practice. Riggle has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been featured in a number of publications, including Showcase 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry (2012) by Marthe Le Van. Currently, Riggle is Head of Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing in the Department of Art at Miami University.

Juror Statement:

“In the mid-late 1980s, long before I embarked on the path to my creative profession, I visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art on a day trip with my mother.  I remember entering a dimly lit gallery space. As my eyes adjusted to the darkened environment, I saw a large, ominous, rectilinear shape on the opposing wall. I approached the contrasting value plane while my eyes continued to try to resolve what was before me. As I neared my destination, I crossed an undefined threshold. Abruptly, the shape in front of me evolved, transforming into an expansive space beyond its perimeter. In that split second, I was mystified, subtly disoriented, yet curious and thirsty for more. This experience is my first recollection of the seductive wonderment that occurs when hit with the glut of transient ideas surrounding the form and space a sculptor defines. Nearly two decades later, in art school, I realized James Turrell took me for that ride with Acton, an early iteration of his space division construction series.

“Similarly, each of the works in HWD 2016 exhibits a seductive fragmentary order that adds to its allurement. From the whimsical landscape of Pamela Deaton that shows a distinct feeling for materials coupled with a speculative approach, to David Kenworthy’s coy use of black humor while referencing the rich history of folk art traditions, this exhibition mirrors the contemporary scene through the manipulation, arrangement and scale of forms while simultaneously navigating their inherent content. By challenging preconceptions and fostering viewer exploration, this robust body of work proves the value of creative objects has not been lost contemporarily. I extend my sincerest appreciation and reverence to all the artists who supported this exhibition with their entries. Additionally, I express my sincerest thank you to Tracy Flagg and the dedicated staff of the Rosewood Arts Centre for their invitation to play a part in this juried competition.”

Geoff Riggle