Artist Information

Mark your calendars: Our online application for the 30th annual Art on the Commons will go live on January 1, 2018. The festival date is Sunday, August 12, 2018, 11 am - 5 pm! Stay tuned - updates will be posted soon. All artist participants must be juried, no exceptions.

Important 2017 Dates

Applications open: January 1
Application Deadline: March 31
Jurying: April 2017
Artist Notifications Sent Out: May 5
Accept Invitation Deadline: May 15
Booth Payment Due: May 15
Waitlist/Alternates Contacted: May 15 – July 31

Artist Networking Event: August 12
Festival Date: August 13

Please visit our Zapplication  festival page for full details on the application process and artwork requirements.

Meet our 2017 Art on the Commons jury!

Lisa Goldberg is the owner of Lisa Goldberg Ceramics, producing mystical masks and hand-built everyday objects. In addition, Lisa is an event organizer, and founder of the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour as well as the Art & Soul Art Fair in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  She currently works for Hatch Artist Studios in Springfield, Ohio, and volunteers for organizations throughout the Miami Valley.
Mary Gray is the Director of the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery. Gray has collaborated with scores of Ohio, regional and international artists, curators and art institutions in the presentation or production of over 140 exhibitions of varying themes and media. She serves as chair of the Committee for Art Acquisitions for the Commission on the Thomas J. Moyer Judicial Center, Supreme Court of Ohio, she is a member of The Ohio State University’s Town and Gown Advisory Committee, a City of Columbus Art Commissioner, and on the steering committee of the Central Ohio Visual Arts Consortium. Ms. Gray served on the board of the Jefferson Center’s Academy for Leadership and Governance, the National Advisory Board of the University of Findlay’s Mazza Collection and is past Vice-president of the Ohio Women in Government.
Pat Higgins is the Vice President of the Kettering Arts Council. She currently works for the B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and has previously worked for the City of Kettering, Fairborn and Waynesville.  Ms. Higgins has long been involved in community development and arts in the Dayton region. Ms. Higgins received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Master of Arts in Government from the George Washington University, Washington, DC.  Ms. Higgins resides in Kettering with her husband Michael and has two grown children.

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