DSPS Congratulates the Winners from the 2015 Fall Members' Show
Congratulations to the big winners from the 2015 Fall Members' Show! Awards were given out this past Sunday, October 4 at the show's opening reception. DSPS congratulates all those who had work accepted and thank all DSPS members for their continued support. What an incredible show! The show runs until Saturday, October 24.
2015 Fall Members' Show Award Winners:
Best in Show: Mychaelyn Michalec, The thing that killed my father
1st Place: Yufeng Weng, Season in Harmony
2nd Place: Mark Echtner, Personae Series--Patio
3rd Place: Mary Zahner, Symbiosis II
Honorable Mentions: Douglas Fiely, Libby Rudolf, Christina Gluck, Diane Harm, Carolyn Sorrell, and Tina Eisenhart
Best Pastel Portrait (given in honor of Fred Betz): Jim Moore
DSPS IS HOSTING AN ART SUPPLIES DRIVE BENEFITTING DAYTON CRAYONS TO CLASSROOMS
DSPS is proud to partner with Dayton Crayons to Classrooms for an Art Supplies Drive during the run of the 2015 Fall Members’ Show. Items can be dropped off anytime during open gallery hours or by appointment. The supplies drive runs September 22-October 25.
Dayton Crayons to Classrooms (DC2C) is a nonprofit teacher resource center which is also known as a "free store" for teachers or a store without a cash register. DC2C helps under-funded teachers from low-income schools in the Greater Dayton region obtain free school supplies for their economically disadvantaged students. Supplies are provided at no cost to schools and teachers. Statistics show that teachers can spend $500 to $1,000 per academic year of their own money to purchase school supplies for their students. DC2C stocks the "free store for teachers" by collecting donations of new, surplus, closeout, or other available school supplies. Teachers from eligible schools (70% or more of the students receive meals via the National School Lunch Program) are invited to visit and "shop" for essential supplies to give to their students twice during the school year – once each semester. Since opening our door to teachers in January of 2009, we have distributed over $8M in supplies during 9,546 shopping visits. During the 2015-2016 school year, we have 83 schools on our list to serve.
The vision of DC2C is to provide every student in need with tools for success every day, in every way. Their mission is to collect and distribute school supplies at no cost to teachers of students in need.
The following items are needed most:
$ Crayons, 24 packs
$ Colored pencils
$ Washable markers
$ Construction paper
$ Glue sticks (liquid glue is great, as well)
$ Inexpensive water color palettes
$ Tempera paint
$ Sketch pads
$ Inexpensive paint brushes
$ Wedge erasers
SAVE THE DATE! Halloween is coming to the 48 High Street Gallery Saturday, October 24 at 7PM!
Art Drop-In Days at the 48 High Street Gallery
DSPS Members are invited to join us at the gallery for our Art Drop-In Days! This is a great chance to get together with your fellow artists to create, inspire, network, learn, and chat in a casual, unstructured setting. Bring along your materials, your favorite bottle of wine, beer, or water, and any snack you may want. No need to sign up for this members-only event; just show up ready to create!
What: Portrait Night
When: Wednesday, October 14, 6 - 7:30 PM
Two clothed models will be available to draw or paint. There is a $5 suggested donation as a thank-you to the models.
Gallery Open This Weekend
Join us this weekend at the 48 High Street Gallery! Our hours are:
Friday: 2 - 6 PM
Saturday: 2 - 6 PM