The Contemporary Dayton is dedicated to:

  • Presenting visual arts of the highest caliber
  • Showing a wide range of styles and media
  • Representing diverse viewpoints and cultural backgrounds
  • Encouraging interaction between artists and the general public

Guidelines

The Contemporary Dayton considers proposals from both artists and curators that expand the public’s understanding of the visual arts and represent the diversity and breadth of fine art and fine craft being made today. The Contemporary Dayton’s gallery space is 210 running feet and 1,810 square feet on street level in downtown Dayton’s Bindery Building at 118 N. Jefferson Street, between First and Second streets.

The Contemporary Dayton is committed to providing the art community and the general public with access to artists and information about art. We present exhibitions, gallery talks, workshops, art-themed events and community collaborations featuring artists. We actively promote marketing and sales opportunities for artists and adhere to the industry standard of 60% commission split to artists.

Holiday Gift Gallery + Ornament + The CoShop| DEADLINE October 1, 2021

This year, artists have the opportunity to submit to participate in The Co’s traditional Holiday Gift Gallery, the 2021 Limited Edition Holiday Ornament, and the new CoSHOP. Artists receive 60% commission on sales.

ALL FINE CRAFT CONSIDERED: fiber, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, printmaking, 2D & 3D mixed media.

APPLICATION FEE:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10

You may mail your fee, pay in person at the gallery, or via the link below. Please put “Call for Entry Fine Craft” in the notes section when paying online.

Questions? Email cking@codayton.org, call 937/224.3822, or come by the gallery.


DOWNLOAD CALL FOR ENTRY

PAY ENTRY FEE

27th Annual Art Auction Donations | CLOSED

All Media

If you are interested in donating, please complete an Auction Donation Form (enclosed) and either mail, email bdevilbiss@thecontemporarydayton.org or bring with you to Auction Art Drop-off, March 3, 4 and 6, 2021.


Artwork & Donation Form Drop-offs:
Wed, Mar 3, 12–4 p.m.
Thu, Mar 4, 4–7 p.m.
Sat, Mar 6, 10–4 p.m.

Download the Annual Art Auction Intent to Donate Form

Annual Open Members’ Show | CLOSED

 

All Media

The Contemporary Dayton Members are invited to submit artwork each Summer for the Annual Members’ Show. We alternate each year, presenting either an Open Members’ Show or a Juried Members’ Show.

Open Members’ Show – all Members are invited to submit and exhibit 1 work of art for display.
Juried Members’ Show – all Members are invited to submit 1-3 works, the work is juried by an arts professional, and the result is exhibited.

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UPDATE: Nina Chanel Abney's Artist Talk will be livestreamed instead of in-person on Saturday, September 18 at 6 p.m.

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