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The SHE Society


The SHE Society is designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed and protected women’s constitutional right to vote. In the spirit of gratitude to DVAC/The Contemporary Dayton’s founding mothers, we invite you to help support our critical exploration of Contemporary Art by Women Artists of the Midwest.


2019-2020 Founding Members:

Beth Adelman

Jessica Bott-Moradmand

Jane Haley

Susan Johnston

Stephanie Keinath

Linda Lombard

Jennifer McCormick

Ann Roberts

Karen Spina

Sandra Wall

Betsy Whitney

The Mini-Season 2021 Membership is $800 and Includes:

  •  Exclusive SHE Society private screenings
  • Socially-distant tour of artist’s studi0
  • Live interview with artists and Curator, Michael Goodson via ZOOM
  • Private patio dinner with exhibiting artists and curators (PENDING)
  • Opportunity to meet other inspiring women
  • Gift of original work of art from the artist
  • Exclusive gift box home delivery

*If you are unable to attend any or all of the season’s events, we still need your support. Your event tickets can be designated to a guest or be used to sponsor a student.

Cauleen Smith: Remote Viewing
April 30–July 17, 2021

Christening the Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation Video Gallery in its new home at the Dayton Arcade with Cauleen Smith’s short film, Remote Viewing—a reenactment of the obliteration of a black community’s history by digging a deep hole in which to bury a historical schoolhouse.

Mychaelyn Michalec: From a Basement on a Hill
August 6–October 16, 2021

This solo premiere of Dayton’s-own will feature stunningly-scaled, hand-tufted fiber paintings along with small embroidered works, claiming the realm of both “women’s” work and fine art.

2019-2020 Events

Friday, October 11, 2019

VIP Seating at our annual Art in Real Life lecture and dinner with Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark, a nationally recognized blog and consulting service to help artists to build better businesses.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Reserved gallery parking for the Opening Reception of With Devotion, Curator-in-Residence Jeffrey Cortland Jones’s exhibition of 4 Ohio women’s playful investigation of traditional and non-traditional art materials including fabric, concrete, polypropylene, oil, acrylic, casein, and marble dust. Followed by exclusive SHE Society Artist Dinner.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Reserved gallery parking for our Opening Reception of Matter and Pattern, Curator-in-Residence Tess Cortés’s presentation of 3 women artists from Dayton, Columbus, and Austin who work at the intersection of painting, collage, ceramic and drawing. Followed by exclusive SHE Society Artist Dinner.

Matter & Pattern Opening Reception

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Courtesy of Briana Snyder Photography and Knack Creative

Art In Real Life

OCTOBER 11, 2019

Courtesy of Briana Snyder Photography and Knack Creative