Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11 am – 5 pm
One of the most popular Dayton-area art festivals returns this August for its 26th year! Rosewood Arts Centre presents Art on the Commons at Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons on Sunday, August 10th. Art on the Commons features fine arts and crafts by 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. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day and concessions are available.
Art on the Commons is presented by Rosewood Arts Centre and the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts.
Artist Entry Information
2014 entries will be accepted on Zapplication.org starting January 6, 2014.
All artist participants must be juried, no exceptions.
Art on the Commons is a renowned fine arts and fine crafts festival with high standards of artist participation. Artists are invited to participate through a jurying process with criteria based on craftsmanship, originality, diversity and artistic professionalism.
Ceramics: Original thrown or hand-built objects created in earthenware, porcelain, stoneware and terra cotta.
Digital Art: Original, two-dimensional works utilizing computer technology to craft or manipulate visual images. Digital art prints must be made from the artist’s original digital file under the artist’s supervision. Work must be printed on archival quality paper and be properly signed and numbered as a limited edition.
Fibers: Original works including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted.
Glass: Original objects created through kiln-formed, glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved. No forms of mass production are permitted.
Jewelry: Original pieces hand crafted from precious and semi-precious stones, clay, polymer clay, metals, glass, fiber, etc. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. Only those artists who jury and are accepted in the jewelry category may sell jewelry.
Mixed Media: The use of more than one basic material or object in a given work or the combination of one or more mediums to create an artistic expression on a 2D or 3D surface. Two-Dimensional Mixed Media can include more than one of the following: paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking or drawing, fabric or other found objects. Three-Dimensional Mixed Media can include more than one of the following: claywork, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or any other 3-D objects.
Painting:Original works created with oil, acrylics, watercolor and tempera.
Photography: Photographic prints must be made from the artist’s original image, both from film and original digital files, printed by the artist or under the artist’s direct supervision. Work must be printed on archival quality paper and be properly signed and numbered as a limited edition.
Sculpture: Original, free-standing work in materials such as stone, wood, and metals.
Works on Paper: Original, two-dimensional design on paper created with printmaking, collage, chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, inks, and wax crayon. Prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition.
Artists may submit more than one application in separate categories. Each medium is evaluated separately. If you apply in more than one category, only the booth slide may be repeated.
The jury for Art on the Commons consists of three arts-professionals representing a range of knowledge in the arts. Jurors are selected for their experience and expertise in a specific media and serve on panels in their area. A diversity of backgrounds and skills is sought, including artists, educators, fine art and craft gallery owners and museum directors/curators. A new panel of jurors is selected each year to allow for fresh perspective.The jurying process is done by category and is anonymous. Factors included are presentation, quality, originality, technical ability and booth display.
Art on the Commons 2014 Jurors
Lynette Santoro-Au, Arts Manager with the City of Upper Arlington, has been working in the arts for over two-decades. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA Degree in English. She serves as Chair Emeritus of the Columbus Arts Marketing Association and is an active member of the Greater Columbus Events Council, Northwest Arts Partners and staff leadership teams at the City of Upper Arlington. She is the organizer of the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival, an Auxiliary President with the Columbus Museum of Art, and a juror for art exhibitions at the Siegfred Hall Gallery at Ohio University, Grandview Lazy Daze Festival, Easton Art Affair and Concourse Gallery
Leesa Haapauro is a Dayton-based artist working with mixed media including clay, glass, stone and paper. She created site-specific work for the City of Dayton, Five Rivers MetroParks, University of Dayton, and the Dayton Visual Arts Centre and her work has been exhibited widely throughout the region. Leesa currently teaches at Sinclair Community College, K12 Gallery for Young People, and Rosewood Arts Centre.
Mike Beerbower is President of the Kettering Arts Council and an advocate for the arts in the Dayton region. An employee of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Mike spends his free time as a maker, a kayaker, a traveler, a reader, a fixer, a skier, a photographer, a gamer, and lots more.
How to Apply
Visit www.zapplication.org for details on how to apply or call Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294.
No applications will be accepted after March 31, 2014.
Five images are required for each application, numbered to correspond with the description list on the application. We require four images representing the range of work you will be showing, plus one booth image. Images must be current and accurately reflect the work to be exhibited.
January 6, 2014: Applications available online
March 31, 2014: Deadline for applications
April 30, 2014: Artist notifications
May 17, 2014: Booth fees due
June 14, 2014: Last day for withdrawal from festival for a booth fee refund
August 10, 2014: Day of Festival
Questions may be directed to: Art on the Commons 2014, c/o Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, Ohio, 45420 or email@example.com or (937) 296-0294.
Food Vendor Information
We are accepting applications for food vendors! Download the 2014 AOTC Food Vendor Guidelines and Application (pdf) or call Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294 for more information. The deadline for food vendor applications is April 15, 2014. Notifications will be made by May 15, 2014, with a contract and payment due by May 30, 2014.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shayna V. McConville, Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Kettering, at (937) 296-0294 or at shayna.mcconville [at] ketteringoh.org.
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 within 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. 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 last year’s press release here: Art on the Commons 2013 Press Release (pdf)