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ARTtoBUY: Holiday Gift Gallery – DVAC’s Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft “Giftable” Gallery and NEW Preview Party

DAYTON (October 22, 2015) – Dayton Visual Arts Center is pleased to present ARTTOBUY: Holiday Gift Gallery, DVAC’s popular annual fine art and fine craft “giftable” gallery, opening November 20th and running through December 24th .

ARTtoBUY offers the best in fine art and fine craft gifts. Items for purchase include handcrafted and original glass ornaments, hand-turned wood bowls, eclectic jewelry, painted silk and chunky hand-knit scarves, charming pottery, architecturally-inspired ceramic, letterpress cards, black and white photography, small whimsical paintings and much more. Purchase prices vary and there are items available for every budget. Proceeds from ARTtoBUY support participating artists and DVAC’s exhibitions and education programs.

New this year, ARTtoBUY kicks off with a ticketed preview party, Holiday On Ice Preview Party & Artful Cocktail Mix-Off, on Thursday, November 19th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for DVAC members, $25 for non-members, and may be purchased through DVAC.

The Holiday On Ice Preview Party & Artful Cocktail Mix-Off is going to be a blast and we are excited to offer our friends and supporters a new and fun way to experience ARTtoBUY,” states DVAC Executive Director Eva Buttacavoli. “Whether you are shopping for gifts, enjoying snacks provided by Scratch Catering, sampling and voting on the most Artful Cocktail mixed with Belle of Dayton Hell’s Vodka by celebrity bartenders from Coco’s Bistro, Corner Kitchen, De’lish Cafe, Lily’s Bistro, Salar and Wheat Penny Oven & Bar or mingling with Dayton’s own Gem City Rollergirls… there won’t be a dull moment at this event!”

All DVAC exhibitions (excluding the annual open Members’ show) are selected by panels of arts professionals from across Dayton and throughout the Midwest, validating that DVAC represents not one perspective, but many viewpoints reflective of the best of the best. This year’s ARTtoBUY jurors were Kim Megginson, Owner/Buyer, ZIG ZAG Gallery, Centerville; Nancy Mellon, Executive Director, Yellow Springs Arts Council, and Josh Stuckey, Owner & Buyer, Agnes & Orson Gifts and Goods, Dayton.

This year, 67 DVAC Member artists were selected for the ARTtoBUY: Holiday Gift Gallery. These artists are:

  • Adam Alonzo
  • Guustie Alvarado
  • Pat Antonick
  • Shiela Batista
  • Stephanie Beiser
  • Larry Blackwood
  • David Brand
  • Jennifer Bristol
  • Susan Brockman
  • Matthew Burgy
  • Tricia Calvert
  • Rosalie Campbell
  • Susan Cannon
  • Glen Clark
  • Dianne Collinson
  • Amy Deal
  • Jim DeLange
  • Jane Dippold
  • Gena Fausel
  • Douglas Fiely
  • Rachel Goetz
  • Kyleen Greene
  • Lloyd Greene
  • Aubrey Hackett
  • Megan Henderson
  • Beth Holyoke
  • Jen Hunter
  • Christy Jennewein
  • Dianne Judge
  • Michael Kimble
  • Shelly Knupp
  • Jeff Leedy
  • Joyce Lucht
  • Heidi McGrew
  • Celise McKee
  • Joshua Merritt
  • Cathy Mong
  • Mark Needham
  • Jennifer Perry
  • Linda Phillips
  • Sandra Picciano-Brand
  • Christopher Pickett
  • Marsha Pippenger
  • Dave Reiter
  • Kate Santucci
  • Melina Sapiano
  • Nadine Saylor
  • Ashley Simons
  • Mark Spisak
  • Mandy Spisak
  • Sharon Stolzenberger
  • Rebecca Tsaloff Kevin Tunstall
  • Angela Valley
  • Jon Vincent
  • Emily von Stuckrad-Smolinski
  • Lisa Walsh
  • Barb Weinert-McBee
  • Mary Beth Whitley
  • Don Williams
  • Aaron Wooten

Buttacavoli will also curate three pop-up experiences of art and design during this year’s ARTtoBUY: Holiday Gift Gallery. Three featured artists will present new, limited edition works, each for three days only, and each with their own opening party. The three pop-up shows are:

Outside the Heart Limited Edition Fantasy Glass Jewelry
by Rachel Goetz
Opening Party Dec 3, 6-8
Dec 4 & 5, 11-6

Quirky Cool Ornament & Desktop Robots
by Pat Antonick
Opening Party Dec 10, 6-8
Dec 11 & 12, 11-6

Blooms in Sgraffito New Designs in Porcelain
by Kevin Tunstall
Opening Party Dec 17, 6-8
Dec 18 & 19, 11-6

For additional information on ARTtoBUY: Holiday Gift Gallery, or to purchase tickets for Holiday on Ice Preview Party & Artful Cocktail Mix-Off, visit, email [email protected] or call 937.224.3822.


Mission: To provide art for the community and a community for artists.

Overview: The Contemporary Dayton (The Co) is the region’s contemporary art center. Established in 1991 as Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC), a 501c3, The Co produces and presents original exhibitions and programs, art events, community partnerships, and artist opportunities. Exhibitions and education programs feature artists living and working today, both nationally and in Ohio, with an emphasis on those whose work focuses on issues of social justice. In addition to its three galleries—open to all and always free—its retail store, the CoSHOP, provides income for Ohio artists and extends The Co’s accessibility to art, from visitor engagement to educational outreach through store products, programs, and experiences.

The Co is proud to support the creation of connections among the arts, community building, civic engagement, community planning, and use of public space, and makes an annual economic impact of 3.4 million to the region. Recently raising 1 million during the Pandemic to expand and move into its new home in downtown’s historic Dayton Arcade, The Co is led by Executive Director Eva Buttacavoli, a 30-year art museum administrator, curator, and educator, whose previous roles were at The Contemporary Austin, TX and The Perez Art Museum Miami, FL; and Curator Michael Goodson, who previously served as Curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, OH; and as Director at James Cohan Gallery, NY.

The Contemporary Dayton receives operating support from Culture Works, Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, Ohio Arts Council, the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation, and Members.