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Rosewood Gallery

Established in 1986, Rosewood Gallery is a program of Rosewood Arts Center, 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.


16th annual HWD Juried Sculpture Exhibition
On view August 15 - September 16, 2022
Reception: Saturday, September 17, 1 - 3 p.m.

Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio is pleased to announce the 16th annual HWD juried sculpture exhibition. The exhibition runs from June 27 through July 29, 2022 with a closing reception scheduled for Saturday, September 17 from 1 - 3 p.m

Current Exhibition

Previous Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

Artist Entry Information

2021 Rosewood Portfolio Exchange

twig drawing

The Rosewood Arts Center Portfolio Exchange is an opportunity for artists to submit 10 identical 5 x7 inch prints and receive nine prints in return. 2021 participating artists include Andrew Dailey, Katrina Dienno, Amy Foltz, Lori Foringer, Dawn Grayford, Shannon Grecula, Lloyd Green, Lindsay Gustafson, Carol Kennedy, Paula Willmot Kraus, Tracy Longley-Cook, Shayna McConville, Maria McGinnis, Jaime Pachecho, Amalia Rose Petreman, Kathryn Pitstick, Jana Rose-Donnelly, Doug Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Kim Vito, Chip Wagner, Barb Weinert-McBee, Amanda Wheatley, Mary Beth Whitley, Kristen T. Woodward, Alyssa Zerbe, and Vickie Wong.

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

Featured image: Andrew Dailey, Out with the Old, 2021, lithograph (Rosewood Art Center Print)

Contact Us:

Rosewood Gallery
2655 Olson Drive
Kettering, OH 45420

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

Rosewood Building Hours

Summer 2022 Hours (effective through Labor Day)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sundays Closed

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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