Exhibitions

DVAC presents 12 exhibitions annually of artists from Dayton and throughout the Midwest selected by panels of arts professionals from the art world. Lively and informative exhibition “walk-throughs” by artists and curators accompany every exhibition and are designed for art-lovers and the art curious.
Glen Cebulash: New Work | May 5-June 17, 2017

Glen Cebulash: New Work | May 5-June 17, 2017

Glen Cebulash: New Work May 5-June 17, 2017 Large abstractions by Wright State University Art and Art History Professor and Chair exploring the fundamental nature of painting itself. Collector’s Preview: May 5, 5-6 p.m. Opening Reception: May 5, 6-8 p.m. Gallery Talk:...

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2017 Cline Show | March 3-April 1, 2017

2017 Cline Show | March 3-April 1, 2017

Nicholas Stalter, Look, plaster, cardboard, wooden armature, 48 x16 x 27 in. The Cline Show Annual Art & Design Student Invitational The best student work happening right now from Sinclair, UD, WSU and more. March 3-April 1, 2017 Opening Reception: March 3, 5-8...

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The Secrets We Keep | January 13-February 24, 2017

The Secrets We Keep | January 13-February 24, 2017

The Secrets We Keep New Works by Zoe Hawk, Ashley Jonas & Stephanie McGuinness Painting, prints and installation by three artists who explore their identity in the realm of private and public spaces. January 13-February 24, 2017 Collector’s Preview: January 13,...

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Inside Out, Outside In | Nov 19-Dec 24, 2016

Inside Out, Outside In | Nov 19-Dec 24, 2016

Bill Franz, Katherine Kadish in her Studio, 2016, courtesy of the artist Inside Out, Outside In New Works by Katherine Kadish A new series of paintings and monotypes presented in an evocative installation conjuring passageways from one to another. This exhibition will...

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DVAC25 | September 2-October 1, 2016

DVAC25 | September 2-October 1, 2016

DVAC25 Kicking off our 25th Birthday Season—an exhibition that exemplifies DVAC’s collaborative spirit September 2-October 1, 2016 Collector’s Preview: September 2, 5-6 p.m. (for DVAC Collector level members and above) Opening Reception: September 2, 6-8 p.m. (free...

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Remnants + Resonate | July 8-August 13, 2016

Remnants + Resonate | July 8-August 13, 2016

Remnants The curious power of cast-off objects has a long history.   Whether mined by archeologists or obsessively archived by collectors, the emotional resonance of objects has an irresistible draw for many artists.  Anchored by Christina Pereyma’s accumulated...

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Stunt Show | May 6-June 18, 2016

Stunt Show | May 6-June 18, 2016

Stunt Show Darren Haper, Colleen McCulla and Tres Roemer May 6-June 18, 2016 The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) presents Stunt Show, an exhibition showcasing three Miami Valley artists working with collage and paint to create cutting-edge personal narratives. This...

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Art Auction Preview | April 20-29, 2016

Art Auction Preview | April 20-29, 2016

Art Auction PREVIEW April 20-29 Dayton Visual Arts Center Preview the 12 selections for the Live Auction, Eva's 8 Artists-to-Watch & the 2016 Collectors Collection. Eva's 2016 Artists-to-Watch: David Ackels Like a post-punk color-field pixelator, Dave Ackels...

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