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We're Doing It ALL Wrong™
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Entry Deadline: 2/28/21
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Entry Fee (We're Doing It ALL Wrong™): $25.00
Media Fee(We're Doing It ALL Wrong™): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Ohio


The 3 month long exhibition opening in May 2021 planned by the Edward A. Dixon Gallery titled We’re Doing It ALL Wrong™ seeks to create dialogue and spark ideas related to the many ways humanity continually fails itself.  Many of these ways are discussed in main stream media; some only on social media and small gatherings; while others are barely spoken or purposely kept unspoken.  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 repair or removal that has existed in this condition for far too long.

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

Each artist must submit original Artwork (no reproductions) except in the case of Digital Artwork or Photography. Artwork submitted should speak to the exhibit’s title and description.  Artists are asked to choose an additional category for their artwork. Does the topic of their art exist in a gray area or is it a clear cut, black and white issue with almost universal agreement of its need for change?  Artists are simply asked to choose Gray or Black & White and include that choice in the application.

In-person gallery hours for the exhibition, as allowed by the then current state pandemic mandates, will be complimented by a virtual tour of the exhibition that will be viewable online.



Entries will be judged by, Ed Dixon, the owner and curator of the award-winning 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 3 years.

Exhibition category winners will be judged by Ed Dixon in addition to two other industry professionals.

Categories Include:

  • Best in Show - $500 Prize
  • First Place (Theme) - $250 Prize
  • Signature Artwork - $250 Prize



All artists 18 years and older are eligible to enter. The call is open to international artists

must be created in 2020 or 2021.



Each artist may submit one artwork for the entry fee of $25 and up to two additional pieces at $15 each.


Entry Specifications:

2-D wall art not to exceed 50" in width, 50" in height.

2-D wall art must be framed if appropriate and be wired and ready to hang. (No sawtooth hangers.)

*** Update - 3-D artwork/sculptures (non-wall art) must be less than 36" depth, 36" width and 60" height.

Images submitted of 2-D artwork must adhere to Café submission requirements.
Images submitted of 3-D artwork must adhere to Café submission requirements.

Audio must adhere to Café’s submission requirements and be shorter than 30 minutes.

Video must adhere to Café’s submission requirements and be shorter than 30 minutes.

Application questions, contact:

Accepted work may be hand delivered to Edward A. Dixon Gallery:

118 W. First Street, Ste 11 – Dayton, Ohio 45402

Sunday, April 4, 2021 from 12 - 6 pm

Shipped artwork must be sent by UPS, FedEx, DHL or other pre-approved carrier and must arrive by April 9, 2021 to:

We’re Doing It All Wrong™

c/o Ed Dixon

118 W. First, Ste 11

Dayton, Ohio 45402


Artists are responsible for all shipping costs of accepted work.

Edward A. Dixon Gallery will not be responsible for any return shipping costs.

Prepaid return packaging must be included with the accepted work.

Artists are solely responsible for delivery and pick up of their work(s).


Shipping questions, contact:

Pickup or return shipping:

Artists may pick up their artwork on August 1, 2021 from 12pm - 6pm. Unsold, pre-paid return-postage work will be returned over the following week.



Artist agrees to allow submitted artwork to available for sale with a 20% commission on all sales going to the Edward A. Dixon Gallery.


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