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We're Doing It ALL Wrong® - 4th Annual Art Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 5/24/24
Days remaining to deadline: 1

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Ohio
Event Dates: 8/2/24 - 9/28/24
Jury Dates: 6/5/24 - 6/19/24

The We're Doing It ALL Wrong® - 4th Annual Art Exhibition will open as a two month long exhibition beginning August 2, 2024. Planned by the Edward A. Dixon Gallery, the juried exhibition is a challenge to artists and viewers to recognize, react and learn about the many ways humanity continually fails itself.  These issues are not always mainstream and sometimes are hidden.  Artwork from the prior exhibitions touched on topics such as sky high drug prices, the environment & climate change, dependence on technology, social injustice, Native American women disappearances, homelessness, gaslighting and the suffering caused by avocado farming in Mexico.  Artists are encouraged to submit work that captures or is a comment on a tradition, a system, a practice, an institution or anything they see that needs to be changed for the betterment of humanity or our planet.  View the online version of the previous exhibitions at

Another ambitious goal of the exhibition is to find a signature artwork, that while keeping to the exhibition’s theme, defines our current period in history from the artist’s point of view.  One art piece can tell so many stories and the goal is to find a piece that will speak to future generations and tell a story about our time.

Each artist must submit original Artwork except in the case of Digital Art or Photography.  Artwork submitted should speak to the exhibit’s title and description.  In-person gallery hours for the exhibition will be complimented by an online version of the exhibition.  Additional locations may be added after the initial two month exhibition in Dayton and each artist will be able to continue to exhibit their artwork at their discretion.


Entries will be judged by, Ed Dixon, the owner and curator of the Edward A. Dixon Gallery.  Mr. Dixon is a long-time patron of the Arts, former record company executive, blogger and owner of the Downtown Dayton gallery for over 6 years.

In addition, entries will also be judged by two other industry professionals Photographer Stacy Kranitz and Professor Judith L. Huacuja, PhD.  Prior year's jurors included sculptor Erin McCarthy (Boston, MA), artist & gallery owner, Amanda Wirig (Minneapolis, MN), artist Jamaal Durr (Dayton, OH), art professor & artist Ann Kim (Dayton, OH), artist Toby Gotesman Schneier (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and Dayton Art Institute Chief Curator, Jerry N. Smith (Dayton, OH)

Award Categories Include:

  • Best in Show
  • 2nd Place
  • Signature Artwork

Application Requirements

Each artist may submit (1) artwork for the entry fee of $30 and up to (2) additional pieces for a fee of $15 each.

Wall art (paintings, drawings, fiber art, photography, etc) not to exceed 50" on its longest side.
Wall art must be framed if appropriate and be wired and ready to hang. (No sawtooth hangers.)
Images submitted of artwork must adhere to Café submission requirements.

Judging will begin in June and Artists will be notified if they are selected for the exhibition no later than June 21st.

Additional locations may be added after the initial two month exhibition in Dayton and each artist will be able to continue to exhibit their artwork at their discretion.

Accepted work may be hand delivered to the Edward A. Dixon Gallery:
222 N. St. Clair Street - Suite B
Dayton, Ohio 45402
July 21st through July 23rd from 3 - 6 pm
Contact the gallery with your ETA.

Shipped artwork must be sent via UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS or other pre-approved carrier and must arrive between July 22nd and July 26th 2024 at:
We’re Doing It All Wrong®
c/o Edward A. Dixon Gallery
222 N. St. Clair Street - Suite B
Dayton, Ohio 45402

It is recommended to ship artwork at the end of the prior week to meet the requirement and to email the tracking information to

*** Artists are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs to the gallery for accepted work. 

*** The Edward A. Dixon Gallery will be responsible for return shipping and insurance costs to original shipping location for artwork in packaging less than 48 inches on its longest side.

Pickup or Return Shipping:
Artists who hand delivered their artwork, may pick up their unsold artwork beginning on September 29, 2024 from 3pm - 6pm.  Contact the gallery if other arrangements need to made. Remaining unsold artwork will be shipped over the following week.

Artist agrees to allow submitted artwork to be available for sale with a 40% commission on all sales going to the Edward A. Dixon Gallery.


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Eligibility Criteria

All artists 18 years and older are eligible to enter. The call is open to artists in the United States.