Art on the Commons 2015: Call for Entries!


Join the Rosewood Arts Centre and the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department for Art on the Commons!
This 27-year-old Dayton-area art festival returns at Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 11 AM to 5 PM. Artwork will be on display and for sale in various juried mediums such as jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, metals, watercolor, sculpture, glass, fibers and wood.
With live music and entertainment, a variety of food and drink vendors, and the fine art atmosphere, it’s no wonder why Art on the Commons has been recognized as an “outstanding festival” by national and local artist news publications. Check out last year’s press release.
Art on the Commons boasts over one hundred artists from around the country, so represent OHIO and get your works circulating to a vast audience of consumers! For more information on the Rosewood Arts Centre or to find out more about the festival, visit the Kettering Parks site here!


Call for Artists! Art on the Commons Fine Arts and Crafts Festival



Art on the Commons is a juried display and sale of fine arts and fine crafts located in the Civic Commons in Kettering, Ohio.  Art on the Commons includes over a hundred artists from around the country in a scenic park within the vibrant culture of the Dayton area.  Live music and entertainment enhance the festival atmosphere and several food and drink vendors offer a variety of options.  Art of the Commons has been recognized as an outstanding festival by national and local artists news publications.

2015 entries are accepted through beginning January 1 through March 31.

Important 2015 Dates:

Applications open: January 1

Application Deadline: March 31 

Jurying: April 6-24

Artist Notifications: May 1

Accept Invitation Deadline: May 16

Booth Payment Due: May 16

Festival Date: August 9 

For more information call (937) 296-0294 or email or check out:

“Works on Paper”: Call for Entries

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Kettering, Ohio’s Works on Paper is a juried exhibition limited to artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton (sorry, Columbus and Cincinnati) that work on or with paper as a medium.

This includes, but is not limited to, photography, prints, paintings or drawings on paper, cast paper, paper mache, cardboard, collage, et cetra.

Works must be original, have been completed within the last four years and may not exceed 40 inches in width (not including the frame).

Download the Entry Form!

Sean Wilkinson, a renowned photographer out of RISD and Harvard, will jury from the actual works, so the drop off for entries is Saturday January 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and the following Monday, January 5, 2015 from 12 – 7 p.m. at the Rosewood Gallery.

Works on Paperwill be exhibited from January 25 through February 27, 2015. An Opening Reception is to be held the on the first night of the show from 2- 4 pm in the gallery. 

For a complete list of guidelines and regulations, as well as information regarding the awards and sales, take a gander at the Works on Paper page.


Rosewood Gallery shows Ohio educators some love!

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Join Ohio Art League member- artists Kelly Joslin and Richard Jurus in Art Ed: An Art Educators’ Exhibition during Rosewood Gallery’s 2014 Gallery Season!

Art Ed was created in 2011 by the Rosewood Gallery as an opportunity to showcase the arts faculty at the Rosewood Arts Centre, and for Dayton area art educators to present their work to the community.

The exhibition is on display from now through December 12, 2014 at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, and a Reception will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (in conjunction with A Rosewood Holiday Open House).

The gallery is free and open to the public, so check out Art Ed and support your local educators!

Click here for full details regarding the exhibition!


Call for Entries: Works on Paper exhibition at Rosewood Gallery

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Rosewood Gallery in Kettering is hosting its twenty-fifth annual Works on Paper exhibition for artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton, Ohio. This is a juried exhibition and, yes, there are awards sponsored by United Art and Education!

The juror, Sean Wilkinson, completed his MFA at Rhode Island School of Design- you’ve heard of it? Wilkinson also taught at Harvard before being hired at the University of Dayton where he revamped the course of study in photography. Although retired from UD, Wilkinson’s art prevails in many museums and collections, and his concept for great art will emanate throughout Works on Paper. 

Entries for the exhibition must be original in any media (2- or 3-D) on or made of paper, completed within the last four years and not exceeding 40 inches in width. So, get creative! We know you can 😉

Click here to check out the prospectus.

Because the jurying will be done from actual work, entries must be received at the Rosewood Gallery onSaturday, January 3 between 10 am and 3 pm on Monday January 5 between 12 and 7 pm. 

Works on Paper will be exhibited at Rosewood Gallery from January 26 through February 27, 2015. The Opening Reception will be held on Sunday Jan. 25, 2015 from 2- 4 pm.

For more information, visit Rosewood Gallery’s website.


HWD: Regional Juried Sculpture Competition at Rosewood Gallery


The City of Kettering and Rosewood Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of HWD: Regional Juried Sculpture Competition. This year, 48 sculpture artists from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky submitted 130 pieces, from which the juror chose 30 artworks, representing 27 artists.

The exhibit runs from August 25 through September 26, with an opening reception on Sunday, August 24 from 2-4 pm. United Art and Education Awards will be presented at  3 pm that afternoon.

Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

HWD juror Carrie Longley describes how the exquisite nature in which the artists captured dimensions and surface made the jurying process a difficult one:

“I am consistently impressed by the innovation, variety, and incredible skill sets of the HWD artists. The exceptional entries this year made the jurying process an inspiring challenge. […]  As a viewer, I’m drawn to works which feature unique combinations of the familiar and imagined. With much of the work, the use of familiar materials or repurposed objects such as wood, steel, ceramics, even shag carpet initially captured my attention, while the imagined aspects encouraged me to further investigate, admire, and wonder.”


For more information about HWD: Regional Juried Sculpture or the Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, be sure to visit the website.

Also, check the event calendar to see what great things Kettering, OH has to offer for the whole family!

Rosewood Gallery’s Call for Entries


Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio presents HWD, or Height x Width x Depth, a juried exhibition celebrating three-dimensional artwork by artists from Ohio and surrounding states. Established in 2007, HWD is the region’s only gallery exhibition focused exclusively on sculpture.


The work must be able to fit through the 34″ x 79″ doorway and have been created within the last four years. Jurying will be done
from digital images of original work not previously exhibited at the Rosewood Gallery. Works crafted in wood, fiber, stone, clay, glass and mixed media are all eligible for submission. Completed entries (CD or e-mail, entry form and non-refundable check of $20.00 for up to 3 works), will be accepted through June 27, 2014.




The Rosewood Gallery will hold an Opening Reception on Sunday, August 24 2014 from 2- 4 pm, at which The United Art and Education Awards, totaling $1,100, will be presented at 3 pm. The exhibition is to follow through September 26, 2014. 


For more information or to enter a submission, follow the link to visit the HWD: Regional Sculpture Competition page


Art on the Commons Submission Deadline Approaching


Kettering, Ohio’s 26th Annual Art on the Commons is upon us, so this August, come check out over 100 booths of artists from all over the country! Presented by the Rosewood Arts Centre, Art on the Commons allows artists dabbling in a wide range of mediums to showcase their works to the great state of Ohio. This festival calls for a high standard of artist participation, and among the live entertainment and tempting concessions, it’s hard to resist! 

For those of you looking to take part in the Art on the Commons festival this year, your creative possibilities are endless. Ceramics, digital art, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, and photography are just a few of the media available on your ever-expanding pallette. Each medium is evaluated separately, so plan to apply to various categories accordingly. Five images are required for each application, four of which must encompass your range of work and the fifth should be a booth image. 

The three arts-professional jurors analyze submissions based on craftsmanship, originality, diversity, and artistic professionalism. Be sure to put your best foot forward in order to capture the crowd of over 7,000 visitors. 


Submit an application by March 31, 2014 in order to be notified by April 30. 

For more information about Art on the Commons and to fill out an application, click here!




For any questions, see contact information below.

Art on the Commons 2014

c/o Rosewood Arts Centre

2655 Olson Drive

Kettering, Ohio 45420

Call For Entries 5/1/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                CONTACT
                 Best By June 29                                                              Amy Anderson                    (937) 296-0294

Gallery Coordinator

Claudine Heizer       (937) 296-2454

Communications/Marketing Manager


HWD 2013: A Regional Sculpture Competition

Call for Entries

Kettering, OH – Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, announces a call for entries for HWD 2013:  Regional Sculpture Competition.  Artists from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are invited to enter original sculptures created from any 3-D media or combination of media including clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber and stone.  The work must be able to fit through the 34″ x 79″ doorway and must have been created within the last four years.  Jurying will be done from digital images. Work previously exhibited at Rosewood is not eligible. Completed entries (CD or e-mail, entry form and non-refundable check of $20.00 for up to 3 works), will be accepted through June 29, 2013.  The exhibit runs from August 26 – September 27, 2013. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, August 25, 2013, from 2 to 4 pm.  The United Art and Education Awards, totaling $1,100, will be presented at 3 pm.

The juror for HWD 2013 is Hunter Stamps. Stamps is Assistant Professor of Ceramic Sculpture at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Hunter previously taught at the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.  Hunter received his M.F.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington and his B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina in Asheville. The mixed media sculptures he creates incorporate ceramics, fabricated metal, molds, encaustics, rubbers, and resins.  The psychologically charged forms communicate an abject and fragmented aspect of the human condition. Hunter’s work has been exhibited in over one hundred juried, invitational and solo exhibitions, including galleries across the nation as well as China, Germany, Austria, Croatia and Spain. Images of his work have been published in publications such as Ceramics Monthly and other scholarly journals, newspapers and exhibition catalogues. Hunter is fascinated with kiln technology, and over the years has participated in the construction of several soda, salt, wood and oil burning kilns. While at Indiana University and the University of Kentucky, he led undergraduates in researching, designing and constructing kilns fueled by used vegetable oil from local restaurants.

Hours for the exhibition are Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 9 pm; Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; and Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Rosewood Gallery is sponsored by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, with support from the Kettering Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council. The Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering.  For more information, call (937) 296-0294 or visit our web site:

HWD 2012, A Regional Juried Sculpture Competition

Chuck Sharbaugh
Pivots and Rows (detail)
3rd Place Winner, HWD 2012

The City of Kettering and Rosewood Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of HWD 2012, A Regional Juried Sculpture Competition.  The exhibit runs from November 5 through December 14, 2012.  There will be an opening reception on Sunday, November 4, from 2 to 4 pm.  The United Art and Education Awards will be presented at 3 pm.  Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.