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Call for Proposals: Rosewood Gallery 2020 Exhibition Season

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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 2020 Exhibition Season (January - December). Proposals must be submitted via Call for Entry by April 26, 2019.

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. Eight 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 end of May 2019.

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 $250 is provided to artists selected for exhibition. Any cost reimbursement requirements over and above the $250 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 Kraus, Gallery Coordinator at

About Rosewood Gallery: Hours for exhibitions are Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm; Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Rosewood Gallery operates with support from the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and the Ohio Arts Council. The Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, OH 45420.  For more information, call (937) 296-0294 or visit our website:

Paula Willmot Kraus, Gallery Coordinator
Rosewood Gallery
2655 Olson Drive
Kettering, Ohio 45420
(937) 296-0294

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