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2nd Annual We're Doing It ALL Wrong® Art Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 4/24/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Ohio

The 2nd Annual We're Doing It ALL Wrong® Art Exhibition will open as a one month long exhibition beginning September 1, 2022. Planned by the Edward A. Dixon Gallery, the exhibition seeks to create dialogue and spark ideas related to the many ways humanity continually fails itself.  Artwork from the previous year's exhibition touched on topics such as the environment & climate change, dependence on technology, social injustice, Native American women disappearances and homelessness.  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 state for far too long.  View the online version of the previous exhibition at

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 except in the case of Photography. Artwork submitted should speak to the exhibit’s title and description.  In-person gallery hours for the exhibition, as allowed by state pandemic mandates, will be complimented by an online version of the exhibition.  Additional locations may be added after the initial one 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 4 years.

In addition, entries will also be judged by two other industry professionals.  Last year's judges included sculptor Erin McCarthy (Boston, MA) and art professor & artist Ann Kim (Dayton, OH)

Award Categories Include:

  • Best in Show - $500 Prize
  • 2nd Place - $250 Prize
  • Signature Artwork - $250 Prize

Application Requirements

Each artist may submit one artwork for the entry fee of $35 and one additional piece for a fee of $15.

Entry Specifications:
Wall art (paintings, drawings, photography, etc) not to exceed 50" in width, 50" in height.
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 July 22nd.

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

Application questions, contact:
Accepted work may be hand delivered to Edward A. Dixon Gallery:
118 W. First Street, Ste 11 – Dayton, Ohio 45402
Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 12 - 6 pm

Shipped artwork must be sent via UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS or other pre-approved carrier and must arrive the week of August 8, 2022 to:
We’re Doing It All Wrong™
c/o Ed Dixon
118 W. First, Ste 11
Dayton, Ohio 4502

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 costs to original shipping location.

Shipping questions, contact:

Pickup or return shipping:
Artists who hand delivered their artwork, may pick up their unsold artwork on October 2, 2022 from 12pm - 6pm. Remaining unsold artwork will be returned over the following week.

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

Eligibility Criteria

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