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CALL FOR Proposals: Rosewood Gallery 2018 Season

The City of Kettering, Ohio and Rosewood Arts Centre invite artists working in any media to submit proposals for exhibition in Rosewood Gallery during the 2018 Exhibition Season (January – December). For details and guidelines, click here.





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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, April 17, 6:30pm

April topic: An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. Copies available to check out from Dayton Metro Libraries Wilmington-Stroop branch, beginning February 15!

Yoga in the Gallery

Fridays January 20 – March 31, April 21 – August 18* 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 March 3, April 7, April 14, May 26, July 14.

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!



27th Annual Dayton-Area Works on Paper

January 16 – February 24

Reception: Thursday, January 19, 6 – 8 pm.

Works on Paper is a juried exhibition for artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton, Ohio.

This year, 91 artists from Dayton and the surrounding areas submitted 237 pieces, from which the juror, Elizabeth Carney, Assistant Curator at the Akron Art Museum, chose 40 artworks, representing 35 artists.

Carney wrote, “Paper is a varied and beautiful material with a long history. The artworks in this year’s ‘Works on Paper’ exhibition each communicate an intentional and studied approach to not only image-making, but also object-making. We think of paper as two-dimensional, but it in fact has depth and texture, no matter how fine. The selected artists make use of the nuances of their papers of choice, having crafting cohesive artworks with unique voices.”

Carney also selected the winners of the United Art and Education Awards, totaling $1,100. Award winners are:

First Place: John Hankiewicz, Fruit 1

Second Place: Michele BonDurant, Exposed to Loneliness

Third Place: Doug McLarty, Dragon

Honorable Mentions: Sean Wilkinson, Library #13; Molly Christian, Pouty Girl

Participating artists include Amy Kollar Anderson, Pat Antonick, Michele BonDurant, Matthew R. Burgy, Bruce Campbell, Molly Christian, Joseph Chunko, Dan Cleary, Mary F. Clifford, Clara Coleman, Dorothea A. Crowley, Douglas R. Fiely, Ron Geibert, Kyleen Greene, John Hankiewicz, Dan Hayes, Katie Heine, Kelly Joslin, Sydney Joslin-Knapp, Tim Langenderfer, Doug McLarty, Betty Murray, Jaime Pacheco, Daniel Powers, Heather Lea Reid, Pat Robinow, Billy Simms, Erin Smith-Glenn, Andrea Starkey, Edward Steffanni, Doug Taylor, Stephanie Tyson, Mary Beth Whitley, Sean Wilkinson, and Margaret E. Wittmer.

Download the Dayton Daily News coverage of the exhibition here.

Hours for the exhibition are Monday-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:



Cynthia Gregory, The Poet’s Desk

March 6 – April 7, 2017

Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6 – 8pm

Cynthia Gregory, The Poet’s Desk (detail), 2016-2017, mixed media, 32 x 40 x 30 in.

Kentucky-based artist Cynthia Gregory’s studio work integrates drawing, sculpture, and furniture making to illuminate themes of time, history, accumulation, and containment. She will exhibit a body of work titled The Poet’s Desk. “A significant source of inspiration fueling my work rests in my interests in literature, writing, history, the natural sciences, and astronomy,” Gregory says of her process. “From these themes and sources, I choose subject matter that builds a personal vocabulary of recurring motifs, such as the experiential, tactile world of the everyday, as well as elements found in humanistic spaces of contemplation, knowledge, creation, and wonder—for instance, the stratified clutter of a poet’s desk, star charts draped over an astronomer’s table, or enigmatic objects, talismans, and scraps of paper lodged along a scholar’s bookshelf.”

Gregory, who has exhibited her artwork widely in national and international exhibitions and whose work is featured in various publications, holds several degrees including a BA in English (Northern Kentucky University), a BFA in Fine Art (College of Mount St. Joseph), an MLS (Indiana University), and an MFA (University of Cincinnati).


Heather Lea Reid, Intersubjective Indulgence

March 6 – April 7, 2017

Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6 – 8pm

Heather Lea Reid, Mergirl Defeats the Toxic Toothed Toilet, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 48 in.

Painter Heather Lea Reid, who lives and works in Dayton, will exhibit a series of works collectively titled Intersubjective Indulgence. Of her work, Reid says, “I start from drawings and ideas derived from everyday experiences. Instead of revealing a narrative though, I relate an overall mood that encompasses the heart of an experience. In turn, my drawings build into detailed paintings that express the depth of daily experience. I am compelled to communicate something that I cannot express in words. Instead, I communicate my thoughts and feelings with the use of line, color, and form.”

Reid earned a Master of Humanities degree, combining studies in studio art and gender studies, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, both from Wright State University. She currently serves as Facility Coordinator at Rosewood Arts Centre.