Call for Entry: 30th Open Members' Exhibition

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Call for Entry: 30th Open Members' Exhibition

Open to all current Members of The Contemporary Dayton (The Co). Deadline is Jan. 27, 2024.

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Address: 25 W 4th Street, Dayton, OH 45402 [Map/directions]
Event has passed (Sat, Jan 27 2024)
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Cost: FREE

Call for Entry: 30th Open Members' Exhibition

Open to all current Members of The Contemporary Dayton (The Co). Members are permitted to submit one work of art produced within the last three years and not exhibited recently at a local arts venue. Work must be no larger than 40 x 40 inches, including any frame or display unit. For larger work, please contact us for consideration of special accommodations.


This year, Members have the opportunity to designate their 2024 Open Members Show submission to also serve as their 2024 Annual Art Auction donation.

Auction-designated artwork will be specially labeled during the Open Members Show. Artwork will be eligible for awards. Artwork will not be offered for sale. Artwork will remain with The Co after the Members Show closes, and will be featured as the artist’s 100% donation to the Auction. If you are interested in your submission also being your Auction donation, check the box on the Entry Form.

THEME: Pearls

As the 2024 Members' Show will be The Co’s 30th, the pearl is the traditional 30th anniversary gem. The interpretation of the pearl can be manifested by artists in whatever form they choose. Use of the theme is optional. Besides the pearl as an object, there are references to the pearl / pearls in literature, poetry, famous quotations, works of art, music, etc., that may also serve as influences.

Applicants must have a current CO Membership. Membership starts at $50 for individuals. Membership information can be found at

One work per applicant; work in all media will be eligible. Two-dimensional work must be fully framed and wired, and ready to hang. No saw-tooth hangers or poster frames allowed. The Co reserves the right to decline any work that is considered not structurally sound or inadequately presented. The Co also reserves the right to photograph work for publicity purposes.

The Contemporary Dayton

Call for Entry: 30th Open Members' Exhibition is taking place at The Contemporary Dayton, which is located at 25 W 4th Street in Dayton. The Contemporary Dayton - The Contemporary Dayton is a non-profit gallery and artist resource that provides art for the community and a community for artists. (Formerly Dayton Visual Arts Center / DVAC).

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