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The Contemporary Dayton’s

Annual Art Auction

Returns to Dayton in a World of Color

DAYTON (February 27, 2023) – The Contemporary Dayton (The Co)’s biggest fundraiser event celebrates its 29th year with over 75 works of original art donated by Dayton-based artists on display at the most eclectic art party in town. The event will be held on April 28, 2023, in the Dayton Arcade’s Rotunda.

The Annual Art Auction marks a momentous moment in The Contemporary Dayton’s history, celebrating 29 years as the area’s longest-running art auction fundraiser and resulting in over 1,400 original works of art purchased to benefit the organization’s exhibition and education programs, and to live in homes all over the Miami Valley.

Now presented in the Dayton Arcade’s Rotunda, adjacent to The Co’s new home that doubled our space and expands our artist-centric mission and commitment to providing artists with opportunities and resources, 600 guests will become active participants in an immersive art experience guided by creative and content partner, Mitosis and complimented by a unique menu crafted by Bernsteins Caterers and Heidelberg Distributing that draw inspiration from the creative process.

Tickets start at $75 for Co Members, $90 for Non-Members, and $500 for pre-party access. All tickets are available to purchase now at

The Annual Art Auction is the Co’s signature fundraiser in which the proceeds directly fund future exhibitions and education programs.



Pat Antonick (Dayton)

Stephanie Beiser (Dayton)

Darden Bradshaw (Dayton)

David Brand (Dayton)

Arlene Branick (Dayton)

Virginia Burroughs (Celina)

Connie Campbell (Franklin)

JD Claffey (Kettering)

Dan Cleary (Dayton)

Cassie Crownover (Englewood)

Andrew Dailey (Oakwood)

Jon Daugherty (Clayton)

Lori Daugherty (Clayton)

Willis “Bing” Davis (Dayton)

Amy Deal (Dayton)

Rachel Dillabaugh (Fairborn)

Regina Dixon (Dayton)

Amy Dolan (Springboro)

Gretchen Durst-Jacobs (Dayton)

Mark Echtner (Dayton)

Samantha Farkas (Yellow Springs)

Tracy Foskuhl (Dayton)

Bill Franz (Oakwood)

Mark Freytag (Dayton)

Thomas Girard (Bellbrook)

Jennifer Glance (Columbus)

Michael “Ace” Gummer (Dayton)

Bley Hack (Xenia)

Darren Haper (Miamisburg)

Doug Harlow (Centerville)

Linda Hart (Dayton)

MB Hopkins (Dayton)

Mikee Huber (Dayton)

John Jaster (Dayton)

Jaclynn Jerrells (New Carlisle)

Kathryn Johnson (Dayton)

Katherine Kadish (Yellow Spring)

Robin Kamin Moore (Englewood)

Hannah Kasper Levinson (Dayton)

Cydnie King (Fairborn)

Paul Laage (Dayton)

David Leach (Kettering)

Amanda Luke (Fairborn)

Evelyn Mahrt (Troy)

Richard Malogorski (Dayton)

Brian Mathus (Dayton)

Abby Maurer (Dayton)

Avory Mayenschein (Dayton)

Pat McClelland (Dayton)

Maria Ann McGinnis (Kettering)

Carol McNeeley (Waynesville)

Kevin McNeeley (Waynesville)

Lamont Merritt (Dayton)

Allyson Mushovic Shank (Dayton)

Carol O’Neal (Dayton)

Jaime Pacheco (Oakwood)

Marilynn Page (Kettering)

Jen Perkins (Dayton)

Linda Phillips (Bellbrook)

Sandra Picciano-Brand (Dayton)

Marsha Pippenger (Dayton)

Judd Plattenburg (Kettering)

Amy Lynn Powell (Dayton)

David Riel (Dayton)

Lisa Rife (Dayton)

Yetunde Rodriguez (Dayton)

Ron Rollins (Dayton)

Jeanne Rusnak Fehskens (Centerville)

Susanne Scherette King (Dayton)

Stephanie Shields (Dayton)

Ashley Simons (Dayton)

Dennis Simons (Dayton)

Megan Smith (Dayton)

Bruce Soifer (Dayton)

Andy Snow (Dayton)

Andrea Starkey (Bellbrook)

Sydney Summers (Miamisburg)

Frank Travers (Lebanon)

Jo Anne Vincent (Germantown)

Gerard Walsh (Beavercreek)

Terry Welker (Kettering)

Barb Weinert McBee (Xenia)

Joel Whitaker (Dayton)

Sean Wilkinson (Dayton)

Robine Wright (Springfield)

Jenny Yisrael (Huber Heights)




Amanda Adkins-Ricci

Frank Petrie


Annual operating support: Culture Works, The Dayton Foundation, The Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ohio Arts Council, The Virginia W. Kettering Foundation, and Members.


ALSO ON VIEW / April 7 – July 2, 2023

Arturo Herrara

Tyler Macko



Wednesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Closed Monday and Tuesday



Wednesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday



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 The Dayton Visual Arts Center, a 501c3, The Co produces and presents original exhibitions and educational programs, events, community partnerships, and artist opportunities. Exhibitions and education programs feature the most exciting and meaningful work of our time created by artists living and working today, with an emphasis on the artists of Ohio, women artists, and artists of color.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]