Mike Elsass – Abstract painting on rusted steel


Mike Elsass may be Dayton’s most colorful artist, and he works in what is definitely Dayton’s most colorful studio.  Mike rents most of the top floor of one of the Front Street buildings.  His space includes a beautiful gallery, several large production rooms, plus space that he rents out to other artists. Continue reading


Amy Kollar Anderson – Painter


Amy Kollar Anderson was one of the first artists I met as I was starting to submit my photos to art exhibitions.  As Gallery Coordinator at Kettering’s Rosewood Gallery she networked with artists from around the country.  She gave me valuable advice on the quality of my work and on where I should attempt to show it.

I took the above photo more than a year ago when Amy was ARTIST OF THE WEEK on my facebook page “Dayton at Work and Play.”  Shortly after, she left her position at the Rosewood Gallery to become a full time artist.   Continue reading