2021 Culture Works Art Auction

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  1. Register as a bidder here
  2. Click the image of the piece you wish to bid on from the selection below to access the bidding form for that piece
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  4. Submit the form with your bid
  5. Come back often to ensure you are the highest bidder

For questions, please contact Dennis Mullins at dennis.mullins@jfs.ohio.gov or Lizz Mahar at maharl@mcohio.org

Update: You can view the available artwork in person at the Dayton Metro Library's downtown branch!


Mikee Huber

MIKEE HUBER is a Dayton, Ohio artist whose artistic obsession is creating intuitive, colorful, and expressive multi-media nonobjective and abstract paintings. Her combination of colors, shapes, and patterns show her interpretation of the human connection with nature and manmade surroundings. An accomplished artist, recently selected as the 2020 Emerging Artist of the Year at Art Comes Alive (ACA), hosted by Art Design Consultants (ADC). She also received an Artist Opportunity Grant in 2019, from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) and administered by Culture Works. She was also a 2018 ArtSource Fellow through The Contemporary. Mikee Huber draws inspiration from music such as disco, funk, and MJ, from scientific images at the molecular level, as well as patterns and textures in nature. She earned an Associate of Art in Fine Art, an Associate of Science in Commercial Art, and a Photography Certificate from Clark State College in Springfield, OH. Huber has worked as a graphics designer, supporting scientists and engineers for over 25 years. Her art is in private collections throughout the United States. Active in the arts community, Mikee Huber currently serves as a board member of the Dayton Society of Artists (DSA). She is also a member artist of DSA, The Contemporary, the Springfield Museum of Art (Ohio), and the Dublin Area Art League (DAAL). Find Mikee on Instagram @mikee.huber.artist


Emerald City, 2018

24"×24" mixed medium on gallery wrapped canvas. This green and gold toned organic and fluid painting evokes a longing of springtime. The strong vertical shoots extend towards the sky, representative of new growth or rebirth. The gold and hints of glitter add a sense of elegance to the abstract expressionist painting.

Adam Alonzo

ADAM ALONZO is a Dayton photographer who has taken pictures every day since 2004. This daily photo routine prompts him to always look for beautiful and inspiring moments that are worth capturing.


Spring Tulips, 2012

11x14 photo double matted and mounted in 16x20 frame


Spring Blossoms, 2016

11x14 photo double matted and mounted in 16x20 frame

Morris Howard

MORRIS HOWARD was born in Dayton, Ohio. He prefers to draw and paint the human figure in all its complexities, according to the artist; “Art is something that inspires people through great skill, and beauty. My standards are high and I will continue to strive for excellence in every work I create.” In 1994, after being honorably discharged from the Navy, Morris enrolled at the Art Institute of Atlanta. He graduated in 1996 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Visual Communications. Morris continued his studies under the tutelage of artist and illustrator Carl Owens until Mr. Owens untimely passing in 2002. In September, 2018, Morris completed “The Land Of Funk” mural. In partnership with Brittini Long of the Montgomery County Juvenile Courts, Morris, Juvenile Court artist Shirley Tucker, volunteers, and students from the HAALO program (Helping Adolescents Achieve Long-term Objectives) created a 21 panel mural on Stone Street in downtown Dayton celebrating the legacy and lasting impact of funk musicians from Dayton. In October 2019, Morris completed murals for Wayne High School, Huber Heights, Ohio, and The Dayton Fellowship Club, Dayton, Ohio.

 morris-howard-artwork  The Baptism, 2018
Painting depicts a child being baptized. Oil on Canvas.

Boy Blue

BOY BLUE is a local artist from Dayton responsible for the chalk murals in downtown Oregon district. I’ve spent most of my career as an artist entertaining and educating the public on the value of visual communication and its profound effects on all who encounter it. As a fine artist, I specialize in Black India Ink and fine lining, a form of hyper detail art that mixes the techniques used in Classical Chinese calligraphy and the Italian renaissance.  Find Boy Blue on Instagram_ _boy_blue_ _ and Facebook boyblueArt.


Dragged to Salvation, 2021
A satirical piece despite the almost frightening nature of the art. Put simply, the piece embodies the feelings of 2020 but it serves as a dialogue on the concept of “irresistible salvation,” a theological idea that God can and will drag you to heaven despite your disinterest. The whole thing was pretty funny to me and inspired me in a fit of hysteria to create. Black India Ink, pen & Well

Ron Rollins

RON ROLLINS is an artist, poet, retired journalist and community volunteer. He lives and keeps a studio in Kettering. He and his wife, Amy, have two grown children and three grandchildren.

Ron Rollins' two pieces of art are being auctioned separately below:


Untitled, 2021
Gestural abstraction, 30x40 inches, made as a pair, acrylic on canvas

ron-rollins-artwork-blue Untitled, 2021
Gestural abstraction, 30x40 inches, made as a pair, acrylic on canvas

Breelyn Gay

BREELYN GAY is 19-year-old Dayton Ceramic Artist has been doing ceramics for about 6.5 years. Her love of ceramics started at Stivers school for the Arts high school where she enrolled in Ceramics her 8th grade year. In her time at Stivers she went on to win many awards regionally and statewide. Her portfolio focuses on African endangered animals. Her love of animals and nature inspires her work so much so she wants to become a Wildlife Veterinarian . She currently attends Wright state university and majors in Biology. Find Breelyn on Instagram @Venusandthemoonceramics @venusandthemoonjewelry and @breelyn_photography



Bone Fragment Charms Jar, 2020
One out of a series of three that increase in size. this one is the small one. This piece is part of a series where I was exploring on different shapes of jars I could throw on the wheel. The vase is wheel thrown, the bone beads are handbuilt. The piece is glazed in a grey and turquoise, and was fired in a soda firing. It is also accented in copper wire and gold paint.


Pangolin Jar, 2020
Represents the pangolin which is an African endangered species that is being severely threatened by poaching and is on the brink of extinction. The base of the piece was wheel thrown and the scales were hand built and applied. The lid is hand built. The whole piece was raku fired and gold was added to complete it. The scales and the claws represent the most wanted parts of the animal when it is being hunted. The measurements are 6x6x10.

Rachel Botting

RACHEL BOTTING taught two semesters of Design Process 1at the University of Dayton - Department of Art and Design after moving back to Dayton in 2017. Rachel founded a local group of artists, MIASMA, back in the early 2000’s. A collective of fellow frustrated graphic designers, that created and showed art, in whatever form, in galleries, warehouse spaces and design studios. The participating members fluctuated from show to show. She wanted to create art events that allowed for less established artists to show their work. Rachel works in numerous mediums. Acrylic & watercolor paints, inks, pen and pencil, assemblages of mostly re-purposed found materials and objects. “I can use just about anything that crosses my creative path. I have a fondness for the rusty, funky, industrial and the “what the hell was this in its previous life?!” I love to mix organics with the mechanically man made. This is not surprising being a child of the Rust Belt and living mostly in Dayton.” She has more recently taken up collage in the last couple of years. Every piece is a mix of meticulously hand cut images. Rachel chose to make them analog in a time of digital collage. My challenge to me was to use all hand skills and no PhotoShop manipulation. Rachel is excited to expand her range of creative projects and adventures.


Untitled, 2020
Hand-cut paper collage

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Terry Welker

TERRY WELKER, FAIA, is an architect/sculptor from Dayton, Ohio. He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. He makes large scale suspended public art and temporary installations. As an arts advocate, and frequent Pecha Kucha presenter he challenges audiences to ‘see’ the world. In 2012 he led a group of 30 artists to create the temporary “YOU ARE HERE” project. In 2018 he installed largest works to date, “FRACTAL RAIN,” at the downtown Dayton Metro Library, and “CONSTELLATION’ at Dayton Children’s Hospital. As an architect, serves as the Chief Building Official for the cities of Kettering and Oakwood. He also volunteers his time serving on Kettering’s Art In Public Places Committee, a public art commission. In 2016 Terry was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for advancement of the profession of architecture through the arts.


Blue Ginkgoes, 2021
Iconic blue ginkgoes offset by warm cherry wood in a graceful mobile, 24”w x 36”h x 360 deg rotation

Yetunde Rodriguez

YETUNDE RODRIGUEZ is a printmaker, textile designer, and mixed media artists. He work is heavily influenced by her Nigerian roots, her American upbringing, her love of pattern and texture, and textile work. She aims to bring joy to the viewer through her use of color and pattern.


Too Much, Too Soon, 2021
Mixed media, heavily patterned, reds, blues and golds, resin glazed.

Jen Perkins

JEN PERKINS is a Dayton Ohio based fine artist and educator. She specializes in the ancient painting method of Encaustic and brings it into the 21st century using modern mixed media materials and techniques. Her art has been compared to that of Hilma af Klint and Anslem Kiefer; in regards to subject matter, execution and technique. Jen obtained her B.F.A. from The Columbus College of Art and Design and is currently an art teacher working with high risk youth at the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center. She is a member of The Contemporary and has participated in art Auctions benefiting K12 TeHas. Her art is featured in permanent collections at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland Oregon, The Spring Creek Fertility Clinic in Centerville Ohio and The International School of Prague, Czechia. Jen also produces large scale commercial murals with her partner, notable locales are the Get Air Trampoline parks in Huber Heights, Miamisburg and Pickerington Ohio. Her most recent mural work can be seen the Dayton Beer and the Dayton Barrel Company in downtown Dayton. She currently has a large body of work hanging at Wholly Grounds Coffee shop on Wayne Ave.


Inter-dimensional Connector, 2018
Framed 20"x 20" encaustic and mixed media on oak panel

Bing Davis

BING DAVIS was born in Greer, South Carolina but grew up in Dayton, Ohio where he lives today. He attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, graduating in 1959. He attended the school of the Dayton Art Institute and received his M.Ed. in 1967 from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Davis also pursued graduate study at Indiana State University from 1975-1976. His career as an art educator includes: teaching in the Dayton Public School System; Teaching at Depauw and Miami Universities; and twenty years at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. While at CSU, Bing was also Chair of the Art Department and Director of the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center. He has also served as an artist-in-residence for the School of Education at the University of Dayton, and visiting scholar at Wright State University. He is currently President of the National Conference of Artists.

Davis' record as an artist and a curator is equally illustrious, including exhibitions at Studio Museum of Harlem, American Craft Museum, Renwick Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Anacostia Museum, National Museum of Senegal West Africa, U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana, and Museum fur Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Frankfurt, Germany. H e participated in the recent Stop Asking: We Exist exhibition of African-American craft at the Society for Contemporary Crafts in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and curated the popular and groundbreaking exhibition, Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African-American Craft Art, which toured the United States in the mid 1990's.


bing-davis-artwork   Ancestral Dance #397

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