MAJOR EXHIBITIONS ARE CHOSEN DURING OUR BIENNIAL CALL FOR ENTRIES, WHICH IS OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS.
A three-person jury will review images from curators and artists; their recommendations will go to the programs and exhibitions committee, who then consider the full proposals; a schedule for two seasons is then approved by The Dayton Visual Arts Center’s Board of Trustees. Although we are a member-based organization, non-members are encouraged to apply to this call. Exhibitions may be scheduled to be concurrent. The exhibition space is quite flexible and is appropriate for large pieces and site-specific installations. While the Dayton Visual Arts Center promotes local and regional artists through its programs and services, there is no geographic limit as to who may have an exhibit in the gallery. The next call will take place in the fall of 2014.
THE DAYTON VISUAL ARTS CENTER (DVAC) IS COMMITTED 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
EXHIBITION GUIDELINES GENERAL
The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) 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. DVAC has approximately 210 running feet and 1,810 square feet of exhibition space on street level in the Bindery Building at 118 N. Jefferson Street, between First and Second streets in downtown Dayton.
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING
All publicity will be released by DVAC. Exhibitors should provide complete publicity information and print quality images to DVAC for preparation of releases.
DVAC will handle the costs of basic installation, reception, and an announcement mailed to members. Unless a grant or other funding is secured for an exhibition, exhibitors are responsible for any additional expenses which may include installation (furniture, special lighting, etc. that are other than routine), and shipping. Works of art are covered by insurance while at DVAC; insurance coverage is not in effect while in transit.
DVAC is committed to providing the local art community and the public with access to artists and information about artwork. We schedule gallery talks, workshops, events and masters’ classes with exhibiting artists whenever possible. Payment is sometimes available for these activities.