Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Call for Submissions: Drawing From Perception, Invention, and Memory

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Overview & Dates

Drawing From Perception, Invention, and Memory
January 16—March 8, 2024

Drawing from Perception, Invention, and Memory is a national juried drawing exhibition highlighting the finest contemporary examples of drawing.  

The works for the exhibition will be selected by nationally renowned artist and painter Eve Mansdorf, who received her MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College and her BA in Psychology from Cornell University. She teaches Painting at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  She is known for large paintings of figures in interiors, still lives, and on-site paintings that draw from the landscape and neighborhood in Bloomington where she lives. 

Eve Mansdorf paints perceptually, and often her work is done close to home even when her "home" relocates to other countries and parts of the US. She has shown her work at First Street Gallery and Gallery Henoch in New York and at various venues in the Midwest. 

About the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries: The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries function as an educational resource for Wright State University and the greater Dayton metropolitan area. The galleries strive to fill educational and cultural opportunities in our region by exhibiting exceptional contemporary art in a variety of media. 

Program Calendar

  • Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. (EST) October 7, 2023
  • Notification of accepted work: by October 16, 2023
  • Accepted works due: Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Exhibition dates: January 16 – March 8, 2024

Exhibition Eligibility

The exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States 18 years of age or older.  All work must be original and completed in the past five years. 

Deadline for Image Submissions

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 30, 2023.

A non-refundable fee of $30 should accompany each entry and entitles the artist to a maximum of 3 images for consideration. Applications are only accepted through CaFE.

Artwork Delivery and Return

Accepted works must be sent ready to install and must arrive by Friday, December 1, 2023. Work that differs significantly from the juried image will be excluded from the exhibition. Shipped work arriving damaged or not ready to hang will not be exhibited or repaired.

Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the gallery. Work must be sent in sturdy, reusable packaging (please, no packing peanuts). Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with the artwork. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via FedEx/USPS. Accepted works may be hand delivered to the Stein Galleries during normal operating hours. Please contact in advance to ensure staff will be available to receive your delivery.  

Phone: 937-775-2973

Exhibition Awards 

Several cash awards of distinction will be given. Awards will be selected by the juror.


The Stein Galleries will insure artwork for the stated value while the work is on the premises. Individual artists are responsible for providing insurance for their work during transit.

Copyright and Use: All submitting artists retain the copyright to their images. Only artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, exhibition, and related programs on the gallery's website and social media, including subsequent display of current and past exhibitions.  Artist credit is provided with any use.

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