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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Dan Vance

Home 751 Wayne St 751 Wayne St
Cincinnati OH 45206 United States
Cell Phone: 5137465015 Website:


Art awards & Competitions

2016 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Competition – 2 paintings & 2 screen prints (juried selection)
2016 Malton Art Gallery – 1 painting (juried selection)
2013 Aid-to-Individual Artists Award – Summerfair Cincinnati, Inc.
2013 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Competition – 2 paintings (juried selection)
2013 Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship, Lancaster Arts Festival, Lancaster, Ohio
2012 Summerfair Emerging Artists Nomination by DAAP, University of Cincinnati

Selected Art Exhibitions

Summerfair Select Exhibition, Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH April 8-23, 2017 – 2 paintings by invitation
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus, OH, July 27-August 7, 2016 – 2 paintings & 2 screen prints (juried selection)
DAAP Made: The Exhibition, Malton Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, March 17-April 16, 2016 – 1 painting (juried selection)


2014 BFA (Fine Arts)

2006 PhD (Computer Science in Engineering)

1987 MS (Mechanical Engineering)

1983 MS (Mathematics)

1977 BS (Secondary Education)


Artist Statement

My work uses texture and color. The canvas is usually rough weave stretched over a frame hand-made by me. Oil paints are applied with putty and pallet knives, and occasional brush work. Colors are directly from the tube or with minimal mixing with other oil colors. None are casually made. All live in a space. Most paintings take months/yrs to create.

I studied drawing & painting under John Stewart, then painting under the mentorship of Frank Herrmann. Frank changed the way I thought about painting. Merlene Schain was an informal mentor, encouraging me.

Born in a town (in Virginia) of 6 families, we moved to Cincinnati, Ohio when I was still in a stroller (see me in A Day in the Park). First memories include love of color.