29th Annual Open Members' Show
The Contemporary Dayton (The Co) presents The 29th Annual Open Members’ Show. The Co is thrilled to re-open its galleries for the first time since COVID-19 safe-distancing measures were put into place in March with one of its most popular exhibitions of the year—a literal celebration of over 100 local and Ohio artists.
The Lombard Prize Best in Show—C. Pat McClelland, East 127th Street
2nd Prize—Susie King, Number 5
3rd Prize—Nick Stamas, Technicolor Sheep 1
The Mike Goheen Memorial Award for Emerging Photographers—Edd McGatha, Home School
The Mayor’s Office Exhibition Award—Andy Snow, Resilience
2020 Members’ Postcard Award—Connie Hanselman, Going Gray
Honorable Mentions—Mark Freytag, Dr. Fauci’s Flux Capacitor
Amy Deal, We Are Not Alright
The Annual Open Members’ Show is our annual all-media, all-level Artist Member celebration. All Artist Members were invited to submit one work of art that spoke to the theme: Reflections of COVID-19. Since many in our community faced financial hardship this summer, The Co opened up the show to all artists regardless of Membership and were surprised and excited to accept over 100 works of art. Artworks will also be for sale to benefit both the artists and The Co.
The exhibition is organized and installed by The Co’s guest curator, Michael Goodson, Senior Curator of Exhibitions at Wexner Center for the Arts. Over the past 15 years, as Director of Exhibitions at CCAD’s Beeler Gallery and James Cohan Gallery, NY, and now as Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Exhibition Dates: July 11-August 15, 2020