We are delighted to announce our 2020 "Life in the City" guest juror is world-renowned photographer, Gary Beeber.
"Gary Beeber is an award-winning American photographer/filmmaker who has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. His documentary films have screened at over 85 film festivals. Solo (photography) exhibitions include two at Generous Miracles Gallery (NYC), the Griffin Museum of Photography, and upcoming exhibitions at PRAXIS Photo Arts Center, and the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts which will travel to several cities. Beeber’s work has also been included in juried exhibitions throughout the world. Among Fortune 500 companies who collect his work are Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Goldman Sachs, and Chase Bank." - garybeeber.com
New this year, Front Street will transform the courtyard into an outdoor gallery space, allowing for open-air and social distancing. Please remember to bring your mask. Hand sanitizer and disposable masks are available throughout the complex. Should there be inclement weather, the exhibit will be moved indoors.
1001 East 2nd Street | Dayton Ohio 45402
Title: "Empty Streets"
Medium: photography, cotton 3mm paper
Dimensions: print 11" x 14," matted and framed 16" x 20"
"As the warm spring sun setting, the streets are dark and bare due to the current circumstances. Thankfully the city still looks beautiful as ever."
My name is Nicholas Dailey and I’ve called Dayton my home for my whole 31 years. I love the Gem City and all it has to offer. I first picked up a camera on vacation to Alaska back in 2012 and ever since, it's been attached to my hip as I try to grow and evolve and show others what this planet has to offer. I use photography to get out in nature and unwind from the stress and strifes of everyday life that surrounds us. It's a wonderful outlet as art is subjective so I can make it my own.
Title: "Bleu Glaze"
Dimensions: approximately 7" x 2"
Title: " Dance in the Sanctuary"
Medium: Photography, archival inkjet
Dimensions: 22" x 26" Framed
Bill Woody is a photographer from Beavercreek, Ohio, who has been pursuing his art since 1970. His photographic pursuits include Early Mornings and Abandoned Places. Bill is past president of Dayton’s Tripod Camera Club. He has taught workshops on photography in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, and Arizona, and has been a juror for many photography exhibitions. His first one-man show was in Beavercreek in 1995. His prints have been displayed in shows across the country for several years.
"In 2018 I presented a show in a local gallery which was in an old industrial building. I chose the theme for this show to be “Dance and Beauty in Abandoned industrial Spaces”. A visitor to the show asked, “have you ever photographed a dancer in a church?” Well, no, but I would love to. She invited me to do two things: 1) to have a show in Grace United Methodist Church, and 2) to photograph a young liturgical dancer in that place who was a member there… if we could arrange it. This photograph is one result of that collaboration."
Title: "Voices of the Streets"
Dimensions: 19.5" x 39"
Title: "Woodlawn Angel"
Medium: acrylic on stretched canvas
Dimensions: 16" x 20"
Christy's Bohemian Folkstyle is well mixed with her refurbishing of materials such as wood, metals, and canvases to produce her artwork. She works with a variety of mediums, including acrylic, woodburning, carving, etching, watercolor, oil pastels, chalk pastels, colored pencils, alcohol inks, clay, and more.
Medium: oil on stretched canvas
Dimensions: 30" x 24"
"Sunflowers" is a celebration of color and light inspired by one of natures most lovely creations; the airy elation of a summer's afternoon. This feeling is captured beautifully by award-winning artists Clarice Moore, native to the Dayton area. She has been plying her trade locally and nationally for upwards of 40 years.
Emily von Stuckrad-Smolinski:
Title: "Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium"
Dimensions: 16" x 16"
"Art has always been an escape for me. I have dabbled in a variety of mediums, but photography and oil have always been my favorites. The tools for photography have changed so much in the past 25 years or so of shooting. This particular shot was taken with my trusty old Pentax. This photograph is of the newly renovated Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium at the Dayton Art Institute. This is "my office" as the Production Stage Manager in the space, and truly is "the best seat in the house." This particular piece was done right after the renovation of the auditorium. We did not have any real photos of the house. Typically, when a theatre is photographed it is taken from the house looking at the stage. However, this angle is what I see what I walk in every day and it's just a joy to turn the lights on and lookout. Everyone needs to see that!"
Title: “The Side of the Front”
Dimensions: 5" x 7"
Title: "A Great Dayton Adventure"
Medium: photography - printed with UV inks on brushed aluminum. A layer of white ink is laid under the color ink in certain areas to enhance the highlights.
Dimensions: 23" x 16"
"Life is a journey.....it moves fast without looking back and other times slows down with a breathtaking view. I’ve always loved the ability to freeze slices of life in images, full of emotion, beauty, tension, or whatever you see at that split second. My name is Judd Plattenburg, and I am an avid paddler, printer, and photographer. This is a picture from my kayak, paddling into Dayton at sunset on the Mad River as the fountains are going off. It’s a great Dayton adventure."
Katie Clark Gabbard
Title: "Bumble Bee Grocery Day"
Dimensions: 36" x 56"
Katie Clark Gabbard is an emerging artist that used to be a florist. She uses her artwork as a way to ask simple questions about modern society and nature. Her painted stories combine vivacious colors, familiar imagery, and doses of intriguing textures. The piece, Bumble Bee Grocery Day, takes viewers on an exuberant visit to the market from the viewpoint of a popular pollinator.
Dimensions: 18" x 22"
"I love to use multiple exposures in photography to illustrate how my brain organizes information. My mind sorts through what I see and complicates what I remember. Some things stick out and others disappear. Over time, I have found that there are many people with minds like mine. I have learned to live with my complicated brain but it is always an adventure to remember what I see."
Title: "French Girl in a Bonnet"
Medium: Pastel on Mi Teintes Paper
Dimensions: 18" x 15"
Title: “Future Tense”
Medium: copper and salts
Dimensions: 11.5” x 11.5”
"As an artist, I find magic in alternative processes and techniques; I enjoy the experimentation, the anticipation, and the unique application.
Title: Isolation (Dayton, OH April 17, 2020)
Dimensions: 11" x 17"
Title: "Peace Divas"
Medium: digital charcoal and ink
Dimensions: 11" x 14"
I began teaching myself digital photo manipulation six years ago and started working on my own photography in the past two years. Over the last year, I have begun working with my own original digital art so I'm very much a novice. This particular piece, "Peace Divas", was inspired by and based on a photograph I took in Columbus last fall. I try, in all of my work, to capture the beauty in the small ordinary moments and objects that we often do not notice.
Title: "The View from a Window"
Medium: colored wax crayons and pressed charcoal
Dimensions: 11.5" x 7.5"
"I am an international artist from Serbia. This is a drawing I made during my studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts. It's a view from the window."
Title: "Pear Still Life"
Medium: oil on board
Dimensions: 12”x 16”
"When I was in college I took an oil painting class and was hooked ever since. During the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown I wanted to expand my skills and deepen my understanding of art. What better way than with still life painting. In this piece, I played with light and shadows for a moody setting. I feel this is true with many people's emotions during this time and I wanted to capture a piece of it."
Title: "My First Love and True desire"
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 40" x 30"
"I am a 56-year-old African American artist born in the Dayton area. I started creating at an early age. I was encouraged by my mother who would bring home paper for me to draw on and my little brother who would insist on modeling. Creating became a form of therapy as I transformed negative life experiences into my version of tranquil beauty. I use trips, memories, and places I might want to be for my inspiration.
Life in the city to me is dealing with the wonders and pitfalls of city life as well as sometimes escaping its physical and mental confines."