Call for Artists: Dayton Children’s Hospital – CLOSED


Call for Artists: Dayton Children’s Hospital – CLOSED

daytonchildrenslogoCall for Artists: Dayton Children’s Hospital would like to feature purchased art in the public areas of its new, 8-story patient tower, opening Spring 2017, as well as in the public areas of its south campus facility that is under expansion will include outpatient specialty care center, emergency department and an ambulatory surgery center opening August-September 2016, January 2017 and Summer 2017, respectively. Artwork will be selected and placed based on content, style and cost.

Art Mission Statement: By providing positive distractions to children of all ages, art will play an important role in supporting the healing process while enhancing the patient and family experiences throughout the hospital and its south campus facility. The desire is for the art to inspire hope and possibilities through whimsically sophisticated elements of discovery that complement the “Things that Fly” theme that pays tribute the Dayton’s claim to fame as the birthplace of flight. Learn more about the project at

Art Guiding Principles: Selected Artwork will:

  1. Remain safe
  2. Appeal to childlike wonder in all ages
  3. Include community collaborations
  4. Remain timeless / minimal upkeep and maintenance
  5. Create an integrated visual experience in which architecture, graphics, wayfinding and art blend seamlessly.

To: Artists living within Dayton Children’s Hospital’s 20-county service area will be given priority consideration followed by Ohio artists and other artists across the United States. All artists whose works meet the required criteria described herein will be considered. The service area includes the following 20 Ohio counties:

  1. VanWert
  2. Allen
  3. Mercer
  4. Darke
  5. Preble
  6. Butler
  7. Warren
  8. Clinton
  9. Montgomery
  10. Greene
  11. Clark
  12. Miami
  13. Fayette
  14. Madison
  15. Union
  16. Champaign
  17. Logan
  18. Hardin
  19. Shelby
  20. Auglaize

Issue Date: November 18, 2015

Submittal Deadline:    January 15, 2016

Required Criteria:  Research has determined that art can help reduce stress and offer the possibility of improved patient outcomes when the imagery is appropriate. Based on research Dayton Children’s Hospital is requesting artwork that supports its Things that Fly theme that appeals to the child-like wonder in all ages, represents diversity, inspires imagination, conversation while creating positive distractions for patients throughout their hospital journey. Some thematic examples include, but are not limited to: birds/hummingbirds, balloons, rockets, airplanes, dragonflies, honey bees, kites, shooting stars, sun or other. Artwork depicting dark shadows, cloudy or dark skies or confrontational wildlife will not be considered. For more information on what makes art healthcare appropriate visit

Unfamed Art or Canvas Size: 18” x 18” or larger

2 and 3-D Mediums: Sculpture, Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Glass, Mosaic Tile, Photography, Fabric, Metal, Fiberglass, Torn Paper, and Mixed Media

Additional Project Information: For additional insight on the look and feel of the new Facility Master Plan Tower please visit to view 3-D renderings, graphic icons and other project details. This is for insight and information only at this time as we are NOT requesting project specific submittals.

Submittal Instructions: Please submit up to 4 digital images/ photos per medium. Include description of medium, art size and artist’s cost for each submittal. Submitted artwork does not have to be available as submittals are to represent the style in which you work. Submittals can be digital images, transparencies, or printed images. No original works will be accepted as a submittal. All submittals are to be received by Distinctive Art Source on or before the January 15, 2016 deadline. The Dayton Children’s Hospital will not accept any submittals.

Submit To:

Carolyn Gialluca
Distinctive Art Source
7900 Sudley Road #120
Manassas, VA 20109
Phone: 703-956-1946
Fax:     703-991-8338

Notification:     All artists will be notified of selection status on or near March 4, 2016. Submittals from artists who were not selected will be returned at this time if return instructions and postage was included with their submission.

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