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Momentum, Front Street, Dayton

The aim of the exhibition, “Momentum” is to showcase the work of artists who reflect the diversity in culture of those who live, work, and play in Dayton, Ohio. Through visual art, we can acknowledge, educate, and celebrate our differences.  Together, we can build momentum that will propel us towards a more inclusive, and vibrant community.

This year, we are proud to announce the guest juror is Loretta Puncer.  Puncer is an artist of realistic landscape and still life paintings. Occasionally, she ventures into the abstract world working with highly textured canvases and expressive colors.  She received her BFA for the University of Dayton and maintains a studio at Front Street in Dayton, Ohio.

Puncer owned Gallery 510 Fine Art in Dayton’s Historic Oregon District where she curated and sold local and regional artists work from 2008-2018. Her goal was to showcase a broad range of artwork such as painting, sculpture, pottery and also more unusual art such as woodblock prints, anthotype photograms, quilts and handmade jewelry.  Her job as a gallerist was not only to sell art but to educate patrons on the exciting processes of making art.  Learn more about Loretta at

"Momentum" debuted in 2020, at The Orphanage Gallery at Front Street.  You can view the online exhibition here.

Artwork by Brian Mathus  Caitlin Cartwright, Momentum 2020, Front Street  Emily Von Stuckrad, Momentum 2020, Front Street

artwork left to right: Brian Mathus, Caitlin Cartwright, Emily Von Stuckrad

Front Street is now accepting applications for the 2021 exhibition.  Artists of all mediums, techniques, and skill level are encouraged to apply! Apply and find more information here.