Rosewood Gallery seeks proposals

Staff report

KETTERING — The city of Kettering and Rosewood Arts Centre have invited artists working in any media to submit proposals for exhibition in Rosewood Gallery during the 2017 exhibition season, January-December.

Proposals must be postmarked by April 30, 2016.

Rosewood Gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by emerging local, regional and national artists. It is dedicated to the encouragement and creation of new works and to the promotion of the visual arts in the Dayton area. Eight solo exhibitions are presented each year in Rosewood Gallery, with support from the city of Kettering Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.

A selection committee comprising regional art professionals will make recommendations from submissions of work for exhibition. Notifications of the jurors’ decision will be mailed by the end of May 2016.

All media will be considered for exhibition, including video and installation pieces. Exhibition proposals must include the following:

1. A cover letter describing the proposed exhibition, any special installation requirements, potential public engagement programs and available dates.

2. A resume, an artist’s statement, a two- to three-line summary of artist’s statement and previous exhibition record.

3. Ten images and a corresponding list stating titles, media, dimensions and dates. The committee will be presented with only 10 images for consideration. If the work you are submitting is for example only, please be specific in your explanation of what you propose to present in the gallery, if selected. Digital submissions should be in JPG format and must be labeled with the artist’s last name and entry number corresponding with the list provided. Example: Lastname1.jpg, Lastname2.jpg.

4. A self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your submission information returned.

The city of Kettering insures all works while on exhibition and covers printing and distribution costs of an announcement mailer for each exhibition. A transportation and shipping honorarium of $100 is provided. Any cost reimbursement requirements over and above the $100 honorarium should be listed and explained in the proposal. Rosewood Gallery does not provide equipment for multimedia installations. The gallery walls are constructed of drywall over plywood and cannot be altered other than by use of standard hanging hardware. Various pedestals are available for exhibitions. Educational programs and artist talks are strongly encouraged and may merit additional funding, per negotiation. All inquiries and materials should be mailed to Tracy Flagg, gallery coordinator, Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, OH 45420. For information, call 937-296-0294 or email

Staff report