SHE Society

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. 

Stay tuned for additional SHE Society event announcements…

SHE Society Members

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

SHE Society Benefits


Annual Membership is $1,000 ($700 donation value) and includes reserved gallery parking for Jan & Feb Opening Receptions, an original commemorative artwork, exclusive SHE Society dinners with exhibiting artists and curators, and the opportunity to meet other inspiring women.

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 2019-2020 Events

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.

2020-2021 SHE Society Events

will be announced soon!

Matter and Pattern Opening Reception photos, February 27, 2020

courtesy of Briana Snyder Photography and Knack Creative

Art in Real Life event photos, October 11, 2019 

courtesy of Briana Snyder Photography and Knack Creative

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