Call Detail
DVAC CSA(rt) Dayton, Ohio
118 N. Jefferson St.
Dayton OH 45402

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Ohio
Entry Deadline: 2/9/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (DVAC CSA(rt) Dayton, Ohio): $10.00
Media: any; but selected artists must commit to creating an edition of 50 artworks (photographs, prints, multiples, small objects, etc.) between selection (Feb 14) and deadline July 1, 2016.
nFree for Current DVAC Members; $10 for non-Members

nDVAC Member Waiver Code (at checkout). Questions, email Gallery Manager at or call 937/224.3822.

nTO BECOME A DVAC MEMBER and receive exhibition and sales opportunities all year long, go to and click “Membership.”

nShow Summary
nNEW! 2016 CSA(rt) strengthening the art community by supporting the careers of emerging artists and cultivating collectors

nSix artists will be selected to receive a commission of $1,500 to create an artwork in an edition of 50. Artists will be selected through representative images from this application. DVAC CSA Committee will work with individual artists to approve final artwork for edition. Artists must commit to creating edition between notification (Feb 13) and deadline of July 1, 2016. Commission payment 50% at agreement signing; balance at delivery.

nWhy CSA?
nCSA-Community Supported Art is a self-sustaining economic model based on the concept of Community Supported Agriculture. The program’s products are created by artists and income is sustained by the CSA members (and possible partner organizations). CSAs are built upon connections between and the community.
nGuest juror: James Yood, adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and contributor Artforum International. Open to all artists: DVAC Members free; Non-Members $10.

nArtist Submission Criteria
nAll artists are eligible to apply. Emerging artists (artists exhibiting less than 3 years are particularly encouraged.) DVAC seeks to present work of the highest level of craftsmanship, originality and contemporary style. All work must be structurally sound, safe, non-toxic and fit for its intended use. DVAC will not accept commercially-produced items or structures.

nDecember 9:  Application Opens via
nJanuary 16 or 21:   Open discussion/feedback session 6-7 p.m.; 1-2 p.m.
nFebruary 8:  Application Deadline
nFebruary 13: Artist Notification & Contract
nFebruary 14: Shares on sale to DVAC Members
nFebruary 21: Shares on sale to General Public
nPENDING: Juror’s Talk: Why These Artists? (free & open to the public)
nJuly 1:  Edition Deadline & delivery appointment
nAugust TBA Harvest Party / Delivery of artworks to shareholders
nHow it Works: For Shareholders
nIn February DVAC will announce the six artists commissioned to create art editions and unveil bios and examples of their work on the DVAC website. Images will be representative of what shareholders will receive. Fifty shares will be made available to the public for $650 per share. In August, DVAC will host the first annual DVAC CSA Harvest party at which shareholders will receive six original, signed works of art.

nCSA Art is limited edition for CSA Shareholders only—unavailable elsewhere. CSA artwork is created for the DVAC CSA in limited editions. This is what makes it, like an agricultural CSA, fresh and local.

nAudience & Shareholder Sales
nDVAC has a reach of 3,500 artists, collectors, faculty, curators, gallerists, the media and the general public; and a membership of 600. Our audience appreciates contemporary art and fine craft. In 2014-15 DVAC helped artists receive over $72,000 in art sales commissions.

nAdvertising & Promotion
nDVAC consistently ranks as one of Ohio Magazine’s top fine art centers in the region. The program will be reviewed in the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton City Paper among others; will be promoted through poster distribution, press release (45 regional media), TV, radio and online (website, social media and blog/email blast to 3,200, social media) as well as will be integrated into regional tastemaker websites, 40+ online calendars and art sites).

nAbout DVAC
nThe Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC), a 501c3 established in 1991, helps sustain the arts community by providing a place to exhibit, market, and sell work and also helps satisfy the needs and wants of art-lovers who have a place to see artists’ work and, often, meet the artists. At its core, DVAC advances art for the community and a community for artists.

nDVAC receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council, Culture Works, Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, The Dayton Power & Light Foundation and the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation. Community Partner Members include Houser Asphalt & Concrete, LMG-Lunne Marketing Group, LWC Inc., Mousaian Oriental Rugs , Premier Health, Square One Salon & Spa and members.

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