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Rosewood Gallery

Established in 1986, Rosewood Gallery is a program of Rosewood Arts Centre, a division of the City of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. The gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by local, regional and national artists. It is dedicated to promoting the visual arts to audiences in the Kettering and Dayton, Ohio region. Rosewood Gallery has a total of 1,800 square feet of exhibition space, offering four group exhibitions and eight solo exhibitions annually.

CURRENT  EXHIBITION

March 1 - April 2, 2021
Earth Transformed: Ceramic Artists Invitational
Nicki Strouss: New Work

Earth Transformed features fourteen of the most innovative and skilled ceramic artists from Ohio and its surrounding states. Creating both functional objects and sculptures, these renowned artists transform clay through a diverse range of techniques, ideas and intentions. An exhibition of new work by emerging artist Nicki Strouss will accompany Earth Transformed. Created during her tenure as 2020 Artist in Residence at Rosewood Arts Centre, Strouss' large-scale, mixed-media installations and ceramic sculptures are playful abstractions of the human body.

Current Exhibition

Previous Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

Artist Entry Information

2020 Rosewood Portfolio Exchange

Rosewood Arts Center 2020 Portfolio Exchange

The Rosewood Arts Centre Portfolio Exchange was an opportunity for artists to submit 10 identical 5 x7 inch prints and receive eight prints in return. Dayton-area participating artists include Amalia Petreman, Shekinah Brubaker, Barb Weinert-McBee, Lloyd Greene, Doug Taylor, Leah Stahl, Emma Smith, Heather Ballard, Shannon Grecula, Jaime Pacheco, Kristin Wagers, Kim Vito, Phil Wagar, Patricia Higgins,, William Worley, Bruce Campbell, Lori Foringer, and Ryan Taylor. Regional participating artists include Chip Wagner, Paul Michael, Justine Shopmeyer, Kristen T. Woodward, Jacyn S. Stephens, and Levi River House. We're also excited to feature Rosewood staff artwork from Brooke Griffin, Andrew Dailey, Shayna V. McConville, Amanda Wheatley and Paula Willmot Kraus.

Prints are currently on sale for $20 to support Rosewood programs. Visit the Rosewood main office to browse and purchase.

Contact Us:

Rosewood Gallery
2655 Olson Drive
Kettering, OH 45420

Phone: 937-296-0294
Fax: 937-296-3289
Email the Gallery Coordinator

Winter/Spring 2021 Building Hours

Effective January 11 - May 30
Mondays - Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Meet the Gallery Coordinator

paula krausPaula Willmot Kraus is an artist, an educator, and now Rosewood Gallery Coordinator – all the paths of her 30-plus professional years coming together in one place. During those years, she has been a fine art photographer and plans on continuing that vocation/addiction while working at Rosewood Arts Centre.

Rosewood’s Works on Paper exhibition was one of the first local shows she submitted work to after arriving in Dayton in 1995. Paula was amazed by the quality of the art in the area and so happy to be a part of it. Since then, Rosewood has always been her go-to gallery for interesting local art; not many municipalities the size of Kettering have such a gem.

She began her career in photojournalism and moved into fine art photography, where she could begin to tell her own visual stories.

While her subject matter and materials change to reflect the story she seeks to tell, the stories unfold from very personal beginnings. She draws largely from her immediate surroundings, often using nature and natural forms to explore memory, emotions and formal aesthetics.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally, including the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Fort Wayne Museum, Tiffin University, Antioch College and Eastern Washington University. Paula’s work can be found in many private collections, as well as in such corporate collections as the Savannah College of Art & Design and Antioch University. She has been awarded two Montgomery County Individual Artist Fellowships and one Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.

She holds an MA in Photography from Antioch University and a BS from Pennsylvania State University. She lives in Kettering, Ohio, with her husband, Fred.

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