Sunday, August 11, 2013, 11 am – 5 pm
Congratulations to our 2013 artist award winners! Rite Aid Wellness 65+ presented this year’s awards: “People’s Choice” ($800) went to ceramic artist Esther Wende from Kettering, Ohio (left) and “Best of Show” ($800) went to jewelry artist Elizabeth Barthel of E Griffith Designs from Franklin, Tennessee (right). Both artists are pictured with City of Kettering Cultural Arts Manager Shayna V. McConville receiving their awards.
One of the most popular Dayton-area art festivals returns this August for its 25th year! Rosewood Arts Centre presents Art on the Commons at Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons on Sunday, August 11.
Art on the Commons features fine arts and crafts by over 100 talented artists from around the country. Works for display and sale include a juried selection of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, metals, watercolor, sculpture, glass, fibers and wood creations. This year’s artists were selected from over 140 entries from throughout the United States by jurors Julia Gourley, Executive Director of the Krasl Arts Center in St. Joseph, MI, David Kirchner, a Dayton-based ceramic artist and educator, and Sue Ellen Boesch, an artist and Kettering Arts Council member.
Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day and will feature “American creative music” by renowned local band Puzzle of Light and the Motown-inspired music of The Sly Band. Concessions include the Fraze Pavilion’s Ernie’s, homemade cupcakes by Go Cupcake!, pizza from Catch-A-Fire, the cooling treats of Kona Ice of Dayton, the chef prepared cuisine of Harvest and Kettering’s own Sweet P’s Handcrafted Ice Pops.
Presented by Rosewood Arts Centre and the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts , Art on the Commons is sponsored in part by 91.3 WYSO, the Dayton City Paper, the Kettering Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, Rite Aid Wellness 65+ and United Art & Education.
Interactive Activities: Fun and free for the whole family, the Kettering Arts Council presents a place to interact with the arts and to learn more! Check out activities by Rosewood Arts Centre, School of Advertising Art, Gem City Ballet, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Broadwing Martial Arts and We Care Arts!
Artist awards presented by Rite Aid Wellness 65+
Best of Show, $800
Festival jurors and members of the Kettering Arts Council will select the Best of Show award.
People’s Choice Award $800
Vote for your favorite artist! Fill out the ballot (available at the Info Booths) and drop-off your vote at the Rite Aid Wellness tent! Limit one entry per person.
Entries must be submitted to the Rite Aid wellness65+ booth by 3 pm. Award winners for “Best in Show,” “People’s Choice” and raffle prizes will be announced at 5 pm at the Rite Aid booth.
Art on the Commons is programmed by Rosewood Arts Centre through the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts. Art on the Commons is sponsored in part by 91.3 WYSO, the Dayton City Paper, the Kettering Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council and United Art & Education.
To find out how you can sponsor Art on the Commons, contact Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294.
Jayne Akison (Columbus, OH), Mixed Media
Guustie Alvarado (Vandalia, OH), Jewelry, Glass
Kristen Algae (Findlay, OH), Mixed Media
Linda Barnett (New Albany, IN), Mixed Media
Elizabeth Barthel (Franklin, TN), Jewelry
John Beasley (Ludlow, KY), Sculpture
Dave Beaver (Cincinnati,OH), Metal
Karen Becker-Benedetti (Kettering, OH), Mixed Media
Amy Beeler (Oregon, OH), Jewelry
Susan Kelley/Bill Miller (Marysville, OH), Mixed Media
Gregg Billman (Gainesville, OH), Fiber
Gale Bingham (New Paris,OH), Wood
Ed Bladen (Madison, IN), Wood
Jana Song Bobo (Centerville, OH), Jewelry
Don/Lynn Bodenberg (Cincinnati, OH), Jewelry
Dawana Boehmer (Hamilton, OH), Oil/Acrylic
Jason Boyer (Kettering, OH), Glass
David/Sandra/Picciano Brand (Dayton, OH), Jewelry
Matt Breuing (Kettering, OH), Jewelry
Kathleen Clausen (Indianapolis, IN), Jewelry
Deborah Close (Columbus, OH), Jewelry
Derek Collins (Memphis, IN), Oil/Acrylic
Diane Collinson (Yellow Springs, OH), Ceramic
Tom Croces (Lebanon, OH), Photograph
Kelly Crosser-Algae (Findlay, OH), Glass
Michael Davis (Lebanon, OH), Photography
Jim Delange (Cedarville, OH), Glass
Kate Disch (Newark, OH), Leather
Kristen Dukat (Findlay, OH), Oil/Acrylic
Kristin Ellis (Mt. Gilead, OH), Jewelry
Douglas Fiely (Stryker, OH), Oil/Acrylic
Jennifer Float (Marysville, OH), Mixed Media
Mark and Sandy Flora (Fayetteville, OH), Fiber
Carole Fox (Dayton, OH), Ceramic
Wendy Franklin (Indianapolis, IN), Fiber
Peter Frederick (Dayton, OH), Watercolor
John Galbo (Saginaw, MI), Photography
Pam Geisel (Yellow Springs, OH), Fiber
Mike Grau (Medina, OH), Glass
Kathy Gross (Waynesville, OH), Drawing
Alena Hagedorn (Springfield, OH), Photograph
Nina and C.A. Harris (Mount Victory, OH), Leather
Robert Hasenfratz (Toledo, OH), Photography
Martha Healy (Cincinnati, OH), Ceramic
Janeth Hemmerling (Hilliard, OH), Jewelry
Rosie Huart (Dayton, OH), Mixed Media
Susan Huff-Pleimann (Centerville, OH), Ceramic
Lisa Inglert (Cincinnati, OH), Jewelry
Kelly Jenkins (Indianapolis, IN), Jewelry
Linda and Nathan Jones (Centerville, IN), Metal
Larry Kearns, (Oxford, OH) Photography
Beth Keenan (Shaker Heights, OH), Mixed Media
Don Keith (Centerville, OH), Wood
Jeremy Keller (Lewisville, OH), Ceramic
Corie Kline (Cincinnati, OH), Mixed Media
Pam Knickle/Cindy Markle (Gates Mills, OH), Jewelry
Mike Kozumplik (Sherwood, OH), Jewelry
Kate Lally (Dayton, OH), Ceramic
Sandra Land (Groveport,OH), Ceramic
Chris Maher (Lambertville, OH), Photograph
Cindy Markle (Gates Mills, OH), Jewelry
Diane Marksz-Wright (Kent, OH), Jewelry
Sarah Martin (Smithville, OH), Fiber
Bill and Shirley Mcaffrey (Crawfordsville, IN), Jewelry
Erin-Lynn McAleer (Columbus, OH), Jewelry
Heidi McGrew (Beavercreek, OH), Mixed Media
Trish McKinney (New Carlisle, OH), Mixed Media
Marylou McMullen (Xenia, OH), Jewelry
Cathy Mills (Xenia, OH), Ceramic
Teresa Mobitzer (Columbus, OH), Jewelry
Jamie Morath (Loveland, OH), Oil/Acrylic
Greg Neal (Lebanon, OH), Ceramic
Mary Nemeth (Batavia, OH), Photography
Chris Noah-Cooper (Miamisburg, OH), Printmaking
Kathy Oda (Lady Island, OH), Glass
Cindy Olmes (Cincinnati,OH), Oil/Acrylic
Richard Overman (Cincinnati, OH), Ceramic
Andrew Paavola (Huntsville, OH), Mixed Media
John Paglialunga (Johnstown, OH), Glass
Jurate Phillips (Columbus, OH), Oil/Acrylic
Jack Pine (Columbus, OH), Glass
Don Poff (Galene, OH), Metal
Maryann Posch (Cleveland Heights, OH), Jewelry
Daniel Powers (Dayton, OH), Photograph
Bob Pozarski (Akron, OH), Glass
Frank Skully (Willowick, OH), Wood
Tim Spicknell (Pittsboro, IN), Glass
Sheila Stewart-Shook (Morrow, OH), Jewelry
Sharon Stolzenberger (Kettering, OH), Watercolor
Kaname Takada (Columbus, OH), Ceramic
Sumiko Takada (Columbus, OH), Ceramic
Jay Teilhet (Yellow Springs, OH), Jewelry
Janet Tobler (Covington, KY), Ceramic
Dan Tye (Cincinnati, OH), Photograph
Charlotte Wachtel (Ameoville, OH), Fiber
Esther Wende (Kettering, OH), Ceramic
Walter Weil (Groveport,OH), Ceramic
Michael West (Athens, OH), Wood
Nancy Whitfill (Huber Heights, OH), Oil/Acrylic
Loretta Wikstrom (Beavercreek,OH), Mixed Media
Maryann Williams (Galena, OH), Fiber
Deborah Woolfork (Solon, OH), Jewelry
Judi Young (Galloway, OH), Mixed Media
Larry Zengel (Bowling Green, OH), Glass
Melisa Zimmerman (Lexington, KY), Ceramic
The Kettering Civic Commons is located at 675 Lincoln Park Boulevard, just off Shroyer Road near the Kettering Government Center. The Civic Commons can be reached from either Stroop Road or Dorothy Lane. Free parking is available within walking distance. Handicap parking is available on the southbound lanes of Lincoln Park Boulevard. For a map and detailed driving directions, please visit www.fraze.com or download Directions to Art on the Commons (pdf).
About the 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 in the vibrant culture of the Dayton area. Live music and entertainment enhance the festival atmosphere and several food and drink vendors offer variety of options. Art on the Commons has been recognized as an outstanding festival by national and local artist news publications.
Kettering is located in the Greater Dayton area with a resident population of over 573,000. The region is home to a vibrant arts and culture community, with a high level of demonstrated support and attendance from its residents. Civic Commons is centrally located the south Dayton with easy access to main roadways and interstate highways. Attendance at the 2012 one-day festival was estimated at over 7,000.
Check out this year’s press release here: Art on the Commons 2013 Press Release (pdf)
Artist Entry Information
The entry process is now closed for the 2013 Art on the Commons festival. 2014 entries will be accepted in January 2014.
All artist participants must be juried, no exceptions.
Entries are accepted by mail or electronically. A non-refundable $20 jury fee, complete application, and a separate check for the booth fee are required by March 30, 2013. The booth fee will only be deposited to artists accepted into the Festival; artists not selected will have their check sent back to them along with any application material. Checks should be made out to “City of Kettering.” Please note that the jury fee will be processed immediately, and the booth fee checks for accepted applicants will be cashed on April 30th.
Entries should be sent to: Art on the Commons 2013, c/o Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, Ohio, 45420 or email@example.com. Questions may be directed to this address or to (937) 296-0294.
Download the prospectus and application form here.