Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013
VISUAL ARTS19th Annual DVAC Auction
Our Sunday Chats take you behind the scenes and help you get to know the people who are making a difference through the arts across our region. Today, we share our conversation with photographer Doug Taylor, whose work will be up for bid at the DVAC annual auction next weekend.
HOW TO GO
What: 19th Annual Dayton Visual Arts Center Auction
When: Friday, April 26. Silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m., live auction begins at 8 p.m.
Where: Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College, Dayton
Featuring: Heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music by Puzzle of Light, interaction with the artists.
Tickets: $65 with a $15 discount for DVAC members. Tickets can be ordered by phone at (937) 224-3822, online at www.dvacartauction.com or in person at DVAC, 118 N. Jefferson St., in downtown Dayton.
More info: To view the art which will be sold and learn more about each artist: www.dvacartauction.com. Some of the auction artwork is on display at the gallery through Wednesday, April 24.
A new program, Art Fitness Training is slated for 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24 at DVAC and is designed to help auction-goers make art-smart choices.
Proceeds from the auction benefit DVAC exhibitions and programs
WHAT OTHERS SAY….
” His work was very popular from the very beginning. When he first started his work was mainly beautiful shots from nature but he grew in leaps and bounds over the years. Doug was always learning new techniques and eventually shot wonderful figurative shots…I really loved a series that he did from one of his many trips shooting out West. It was very unusual …beautiful soothing color manipulation.
He is still exploring and is combining some of the things he has learned from printmaking into his wonderful photography.”
Christy Jennewein, art director, CADC Art Gallery
” Doug’s work is always technically excellent, creatively composed, and conveys a reverence of subject matter. He is generous with his knowledge and expertise and he has an adventuresome spirit for taking on new creative challenges.”
-Christine Klinger, Yellow Springs, Ohio
“Doug Taylor’s beautiful black and white stretched canvas print of trees, clouds and sky, creatively shot as if looking overhead is perfect example of work you’ll find in the DVAC auction. You’ll discover landscapes, portraits, still lifes and abstractions by accomplished artists who invite us to see the beauty of our world in a new way.”
Eva Buttacavoli, executive director, Dayton Visual Arts Center
“I purchased Doug’s black and white photo of Three Daylilies because of its classic play of “dancing” light and dark shadows.
On display at the gallery, the lilies came alive for me—you know, I could almost smell their sweet scent! I had to have them.”
Shirley Ark, Huber Heights