Artist Entry Information

Interested in showing your work at Rosewood Gallery? We feature four juried group exhibitions per year:  Dayton Area Works on Paper in January; The View Juried Landscape Exhibition in May/June; HWD (Height x Width x Depth) Sculpture Exhibition in the fall; and Art Ed: An Art Educators' Exhibition in December. We also offer eight solo exhibitions yearly.  Here, you'll find detailed information about each opportunity and how to apply.

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Group Exhibitions

Rosewood Art Centre’s 3rd Annual Portfolio Exchange is open for submissions!

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Kristin T. Woodward, The Red Rabbit, 2020, etching

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire exhibition quality print work from talented artists in the region. Artists of all levels are invited to submit an edition of ten original prints in exchange for an assortment of eight different original prints by other participants plus one commemorative print made by artists at Rosewood Arts Centre. Of the two remaining prints one will become part of Rosewood’s permanent collection and one will be used in an exhibition and fundraising sale to benefit Rosewood programs. Participants are invited to attend.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists working in print medium in the region (Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Indiana).

DUE DATE: 10/29/2021. Entries post-marked by the due date will be accepted.

PRINT DIMENSIONS: Outside paper dimension of 5 x 7 inches. Print up to the 5 x 7 inch dimension is permissible.

PRINT MEDIA: Any archival print process is acceptable.

EDITION SIZE: Ten identical prints, each one signed, dated, and numbered 1/10 – 10/10. Titles are optional. Please feel free to include networking information on the reverse side of your prints e.g. contact information, websites. Interleave all prints with recycled paper, tissue paper, or glassine prior to shipping. Be careful when adding information on the back of the print that it does not bleed through to the front image.

ENTRY FEE: $15 for non-students and $10 for students. We currently accept payment by check made out to the city of Kettering via mail or credit card by phone (937) 296-0294. A hardcopy receipt of payments made by phone must be submitted when you mail your edition.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Mail your print edition of ten (with interleaving), with the entry fee (or receipt at time of shipment) to: Portfolio Exchange, Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, OH 45420.

On a separate paper: your name, medium, (if a student your school), email address, website/social media handles (optional), and mailing address so we can ship your assortment of prints from other exchange participants.

Please ensure the safe packing of your work (no packing “peanuts” please). An easy and affordable solution to packaging: secure your print between 2 pieces of foamcore (or thick cardboard) that is at least 2″ larger than the mat on all sides, then tape along all edges of the foamcore/cardboard. Dayton area artists may deliver work by hand, but safely packed. Although Rosewood will handle all work with the utmost care, Rosewood cannot be held responsible for damage incurred during shipping.

Rosewood will act as the exchange point between contributed work and the exchange. Prints will be randomly assembled, placed in a portfolio, and shipped to its new owner by December 15, 2021. Submit and wait for your surprise package to arrive as a gift to yourself for this holiday season!

November 8 – December 31, 2021

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Sam Kelly, Drawing and Painting – University of Dayton and Wright State University Studio Wall #1, 2018 oil on canvas

Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, announces a call for entries for Art Ed: An Art Educators’ Exhibition. Held bi-annually since 2011, Art Ed is dedicated to celebrating the artwork created by the region’s current and retired art educators.

View the 2021 prospectus

REQUIRED:

Submissions constitute an agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions set forth in the Rosewood Gallery Group Exhibition Agreement.

ELIGIBILITY

Entry must be an original work in any media (2-D or 3-D), must have been made in the last 10 years, and be able to fit through the 34″ x 79″ doorway. Work previously exhibited at Rosewood Gallery is not eligible. Completed entries will be accepted through October 25.

ENTRIES DUE

Deadline for digital files of entries will be accepted through October 25 at 8 p.m.  These files are used for publicity purposes.  Please send files to: paula.kraus@ketteringoh.org.

ENTRY PROCEDURE

An entry form is required. There is no entry fee for this exhibition, but entrants must be professionally teaching art in the Dayton area during the exhibition dates OR retired from a career in art education in the Dayton area.

Entries should include one digital image of the work submitted along with a completed entry form (in digital format or hard copy). Files should be in JPG format and be named as follows: LastnameArtEd.jpg. Entry forms and images may be sent via email to paula.kraus@ketteringoh.org or mailed to Paula Kraus, Gallery Coordinator, 2655 Olson Dr., Kettering, OH 45420.

DROP OFF ARTWORK

Drop off of artwork will take place Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. and Monday, October 25, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ARTIST RECEPTION

A reception will be held on Saturday, November 13 from 12 – 2 p.m.

AWARDS AND SALES

Rosewood Gallery encourages sales, for which the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department retains a 30% commission.

LIABILITY

Every precaution is taken in handling exhibiting artwork. All work is insured during the installation process and while the work is on display. The Gallery Coordinator reserves the right to reject work if it violates any conditions set forth in this prospectus or is unsafe to display for any reason. Rosewood Arts Centre and Rosewood Gallery are not responsible for damage caused by faulty hanging systems/frames provided by the artist. Artists are encouraged to use frame corners or other protective devices during drop-off/pickup.

By submitting my entry, I confirm that I have read and agreed to be bound by the Rosewood Gallery Group Exhibition Agreement, as collected and read at playkettering.org/gallery or at Rosewood Gallery or Rosewood Arts Centre front office.

AGREEMENT

Submission of an entry to Art Ed constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions set forth in the exhibition prospectus. The Rosewood Gallery reserves the right to reproduce accepted entries for publicity purposes.

AUGUST 16 – OCTOBER 22, 2021

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Landon Crowel, You Shimmed us up to Remain True. Without you Level has Become very Elusive, 2019, wood, steel, and paint.

Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio announces a call to artists living in Ohio and surrounding states to participate in the 15th annual HWD. HWD (Height x Width x Depth) is the area’s only gallery exhibition devoted exclusively to sculpture.

Jurying will take place from digital images. Completed entries will be accepted via CallForEntry.org (https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8748) through July 15, 2021. The exhibit runs from August 16 through October 22, 2021 at Rosewood Gallery. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Artist awards totaling over $1,000 will include the The Virginia Krause Hess Award for Excellence in Sculptural Art and The Joan W. McCoy Memorial Art Fund Peoples’ Choice Award.

CALENDAR FOR HWD 2021

Entries Due: Thursday, July 15, 11:59 p.m.
Artists will be notified with jury results via email by Monday, July 19

Accepted Work Drop-Off*: Sat. July 31, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon. Aug. 2, 4 – 8 p.m.

*Shipped artwork should arrive between July 26 and August 4

Exhibition: August 16 – October 22 (Artist Reception: TBD)

Artwork Pickup: Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Monday, October 25, 4 – 8 p.m.

Juror: Matt Distel

Juror, Matt Distel is the Exhibitions Director for The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky. A Cincinnati native, Distel has been organizing exhibitions with a focus on artists from the region. He previously served as the Associate Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati and has curated and organized numerous exhibitions and installations including projects with SIMPARCH, Kendell Geers, Guy Ben-ner, Katerina Burin, Temporary Services, The Yes Men, Beth Campbell, Alexis Rockman, Jay Bolotin, Shana Moulton, Future Retrieval, Terry Berlier, Design 99, Courttney Cooper, Ryan McGinness, Ellen Berkenblit, Edie Harper, Tom Wesselmann and Atlas Group.

JUNE 1 – JULY 30, 2021

Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio announces a call for entries for the 27th annual The View, a juried exhibition for Ohio artists presenting landscape or land imagery, environmental themes and world issues. Entries must be original works in any media (2-D or 3-D), completed within the last four years. Jurying will take place from digital images. Work previously exhibited at Rosewood is not eligible. Completed entries (entry form, digital images, and non-refundable entry fee of $20 for up to 3 works), will be accepted via CallForEntry.org (https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8747) through May 6, 2021. The exhibit runs from June 1 through July 30, 2021. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Information and a link to the online entry can be found on our website: playkettering.org/gallery.

REQUIRED:

Artists must agree to the Rosewood Gallery Virtual Group Exhibition Agreement to participate in a Rosewood Gallery group exhibition.

THE VIEW 2021 CALENDAR

ENTRY DEADLINE:
Thursday, May 6, 11:59 p.m.

Artists will be notified of jury results via email by Monday, May 10.

ACCEPTED WORK DROP-OFF:
Saturday, May 15 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, May 17, 4 – 8 p.m.

SHIPPING DEADLINE
All exhibiting artworks must arrive at Rosewood Gallery by Monday, May 17.

EXHIBITION:
June 1 – July 30

Juror: Penny Park

Juror, Penny Park is a representational painter known for her plein air artworks. She recently retired as Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Wright State University. She earned her BA and BFA from Wright State University and MFA from Boston University. She has been the recipient of two Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District Individual Artist Grants and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. Park resides in Oakwood, Ohio.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Entrants may submit up to three works of art per entry. Multiple entries are permitted
  • Entrants may provide up to two images per artwork
  • All media considered
  • Artwork must be created within the last four years
  • Artists must be residents of Ohio
  • Works previously exhibited at Rosewood Gallery are not eligible

ENTRY PROCEDURE

Jury is done from digital files. A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for up to three artworks must accompany each entry. Multiple entries are permitted. Accepted artworks must be ready to hang/install upon arrival at Rosewood Gallery, and must be labeled with artist’s name and artwork title on the piece or its packaging.

AWARDS AND SALES

Awards totaling $1100 will be distributed at the discretion of the juror. In addition, a People’s Choice Award of $150 will be awarded by the Joan W. McCoy Memorial Art Fund through the Kettering Parks Foundation. Rosewood Gallery encourages sales, for which the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, sponsor for Rosewood Gallery, retains a 30% commission.

LIABILITY

Every precaution is taken in handling exhibiting artwork. All work is insured during the installation process and while the work is on display. The Gallery Coordinator reserves the right to reject work if it differs from the work presented in the original application, violates any conditions set forth in this prospectus, or is unsafe to display for any reason. Artists who are shipping their work are responsible for shipping charges both ways. Return shipping must be pre-paid with a pre-paid label through UPS or FedEx. If no such arrangements are made, the artwork will not be returned. All wall pieces must include proper hanging materials or instructions. Participating artists must agree to be bound by the Rosewood Gallery Group Exhibition Agreement.

JANUARY 24 – FEBRUARY 25, 2022

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Connie Grant (Miamisburg) Arches, 2019, watercolor

Works on Paper is a juried exhibition for artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton, Ohio (this excludes Columbus and Cincinnati), working in or on paper. This includes, but is not limited to photos, prints, painting or drawings on paper, cast paper, paper mache, cardboard, etc.

2022 JUROR

Juror, Willis Bing Davis, grew up in Dayton, Ohio where he lives today.  He attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, graduating in 1959.  He also attended the school of the Dayton Art Institute and received his Master of Education degree in 1967 from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.  Davis also pursued graduate study at Indiana State University from 1975-1976. His career as an educator includes: teaching in the Dayton Public School System; Teaching at DePauw and Miami Universities; and twenty years at Central State University (CSU) in Wilberforce, Ohio. While at CSU, Mr. Davis was also Chair of the Art Department and Director of the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center.  He has also served as an artist-in-residence for the School of Education at the University of Dayton, and visiting scholar at Wright State University.  He is Acting Treasurer of National Conference of Artists (NCA).

Bing’s 40-plus years of teaching art included elementary, high school, and universities.  His creative and innovative approach to teaching, learning, and human development through the arts resulted in his receiving state, national and international acclaim, including Ohio Art Educator of the Year, Individual Artist of the Year, Ohio Designer Craftsman of the year, and the Ohio Governor’s Irma Lazarus Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, the highest art award given in the state of Ohio.

Since retiring from teaching in 1998, he has opened the Davis Art Studio and EbonNia Gallery in the historic Wright-Dunbar Business District where fine arts and crafts are produced by Bing, Audrey, and son, Derrick Davis.  Youth and community art and cultural activities are coordinated through SHANGO: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture (501C3).

REQUIRED:

You must agree to Group Liability Agreement to participate in a Rosewood Gallery group exhibition. Rosewood Gallery Group Exhibition Agreement and Virtual Exhibition Agreement

ELIGIBILITY

· Entries must be original works in any media on or of paper, completed within the last four years
· Artwork must not to exceed 40 inches in width (image, not frame)
· Artwork must be created within the last four years
· Artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton, Ohio (this excludes Columbus and Cincinnati). View Map.

ENTRIES DUE (Juried from actual work)

Saturday, January 8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, January 10, 4 – 8 p.m.

ENTRY PROCEDURE

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Steve Weaver, Hotel Chantelle, 2018, inkjet print

Jurying will take place from actual work. Pieces must be labeled with the tags provided, stating artist’s name and artwork title and corresponding to the entry form. Artists must drop off entries at Rosewood Gallery during the designated drop-off dates and times as listed on the reverse side of this prospectus. A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for up to three pieces must accompany each entry form. Multiple entries are permitted, and should include an additional entry form and fee. Please make checks payable to City of Kettering or make credit card payment over the phone by calling Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294.

Upon delivery, all 2-D work must be labeled, framed, wired, and ready to hang; all 3-D work must be labeled and ready to display (indicate display method: pedestal, floor, hang from ceiling, etc.). The gallery coordinator reserves the right to reject any work not prepared in a sound manner for hanging, or otherwise unpresentable for display. Submissions must include a completed entry form and $20 entry fee at the time of drop-off.

AWARDS AND SALES

Awards totaling $800 will be distributed at the discretion of the juror and announced online. The People’s Choice Award will be awarded by the Joan W. McCoy Memorial Art Fund through the Kettering Parks Foundation will be announced at the end of the exhibition. Rosewood Gallery encourages sales, for which the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, sponsor for Rosewood Gallery, retains a 30% commission.

LIABILITY

Every precaution is taken in handling exhibiting artwork. All work is insured during the installation process and while the work is on display. The gallery coordinator reserves the right to reject work if it violates any conditions set forth in this prospectus or is unsafe to display for any reason. Rosewood Arts Centre and Rosewood Gallery are not responsible for damage from faulty hanging systems provided by the artist. Artists are encouraged to use frame corners or other protective devices during drop-off/ pickup. By submitting my entry, I confirm that I have read and agreed to be bound by the Rosewood Gallery Group Exhibition Agreement, as listed at playkettering.org/gallery or at Rosewood Arts Centre front office.

AGREEMENT

A submission constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

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Solo Exhibitions

Call for Proposals: Rosewood Gallery 2022 Exhibition 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 2022 Exhibition Season (January – December). Proposals must be submitted via Call for Entry by October 28, 2021.

Rosewood Gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by emerging local, regional and national artists. It is dedicated to the encouragement and creation of new works and to the promotion of the visual arts in the Dayton, Ohio area. Six solo exhibitions are presented each year in Rosewood Gallery, with support from the City of Kettering Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.

A selection committee composed of three regional art professionals will make recommendations from submissions of work for exhibition. Notifications of the jurors’ decision will be emailed by the beginning of November 2021.

All media will be considered for exhibition, including video and installation pieces. Exhibition proposals must include the following:

  1. A cover letter describing the proposed exhibition, any special installation requirements, potential public engagement programs, and available dates.
  2. An artist’s statement, resume, and previous exhibition record.
  3. Ten (10) images and corresponding titles, media, dimensions and dates. The committee will be presented with only 10 images for consideration. If the work you are submitting is for example only, please be specific in your explanation of what you propose to present in the gallery if selected.

The City of Kettering insures all works while on exhibition (please refer to our policy) and covers printing and distribution costs of an announcement mailer for each exhibition. A transportation and shipping honorarium of $200 is provided to artists selected for exhibition. Any cost reimbursement requirements over and above the $200 honorarium should be listed and explained in the proposal. Rosewood Gallery does not provide equipment for multimedia installations. The gallery walls are constructed of drywall over plywood and cannot be altered other than by use of standard hanging hardware. Various pedestals are available for exhibitions. Educational programs and artist talks are strongly encouraged and may merit additional funding, per negotiation. Current employees of the City of Kettering are not eligible for solo exhibitions. For inquiries, email Paula Willmot Kraus, Gallery Coordinator at paula.kraus@ketteringoh.org.

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