The SHE Society 2021 Mini-Season
Zoe Hawk, Rite of Passage, 2014, oil on aluminum, 17 x 19 in., courtesy of the artist
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.
SHE Society Members
2019-2020 Founding Members:
SHE Society Benefits
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.
SHE Society 2020–2021 Events
Cauleen Smith: Remote Viewing | December 31, 2020–February 13, 2021
Christening The Co’s (name pending) 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.
Tentative Event (Jan 7 or 14 tbd): Private screening, live interview with the artist and Curator Michael Goodson via ZOOM + exclusive gift box home delivery
Mychaelyn Michalec: From a Basement on a Hill | May 14–July 3, 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.
Tentative Event (May 13 or 14 tbd): Option 1: Socially-distant tour of the artist’s
studio and private patio dinner (Oakwood). Option 2: Live studio tour and interview
with the artist and Curator Michael Goodson via ZOOM. Plus: gift of original work of
art from the artist.
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.