Art on the Commons
One of the most popular Dayton-area art festivals returns this August for its 30th year! Rosewood Arts Centre presents Art on the Commons on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Lincoln Park Civic Commons. Come shop for fine arts and crafts by 100 talented artists from around the country. Works include jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, metals, watercolor, sculpture, glass, fibers and wood creations. We'll also have live entertainment and tasty concessions.
The jury for the 30th Annual Art on the Commons Festival will be taking place on April 16, 2018 in the Rosewood Arts Centre Gallery from 9am-3pm.
Jury process is open to the public.
AOTC 2018 Jurors
Eve Fleck is an artist and arts administrator. She currently is the Director of Marketing and
Communications for the Springfield Museum of Art, and has worked in ceramics for over 30 years.
Fleck has studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, The Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont
School of Crafts, and more. She has served in leadership roles for the Ohio Designer Craftsmen
and the Yellow Springs Arts Council.
Marta Hewett is the owner of Marta Hewett Gallery. For over 28 years, the Marta Hewett
Gallery has served as a premiere venue in Cincinnati, OH offering finely crafted contemporary
art by artists from around the world. The gallery provides the highest quality pieces for the
private collector as well as corporate, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality and liturgical
environments. Hewett received her BFA from DAAP at the University of Cincinnati in 1983,
founded the Final Friday Gallery Walk in Over-the-Rhine in 1990 and is the President and
founder of the Cincinnati Art Dealers Association.
Alex Ignatiou is an musician and educator in the Miami Valley/Cincinnati regions specializing in
music events. Alex is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the CollegeConservatory
of Music, a member of the Kettering Arts Council, and currently a candidate at the
Kettering Leadership Academy.
About the Festival
Art on the Commons is a juried display and sale of fine arts and fine crafts located in the Civic Commons in Kettering, Ohio. Art on the Commons includes over one hundred artists from around the country showing and selling their work in a scenic park. Live music and entertainment enhance the festival atmosphere and several food and drink vendors offer variety of options. Art on the Commons has been recognized as an outstanding festival by national and local artist news publications.
We had an incredible year for our 29th annual Art on the Commons festival! Beautiful weather, approximately 10,000 attendees, and highly praised artwork; it was a day to remember!
This year, an on-site jury of arts professionals presented nine individuals with awards, including:
Best in Show - Martha Healy (Ceramics)
First Place - Matt Breuner (Jewelry)
Second Place - Mary Miller (Mixed Media)
Third Place -Sumiko Takada (Ceramics)
Honorable Mention - Amy Overman (Photography)
Honorable Mention - Janeth Hemmerling (Jewelry)
Best Presentation - Benjamin Jordan (Jewelry)
Best Local Artist - Chris Noah-Cooper (Works on Paper)
Best First Time Participant - Kris Grenier (Fibers and Leather)
Photos from the festival and our Saturday Artist Meet and Greet are now on Facebook.
If you missed the press coverage, check out the great feature stories on this year's event:
Thank you to our 2017 Festival Sponsors!