We feature local artists from Dayton in our upstairs gallery. The gallery is open any time during our normal business hours with additional seating.


Amy Kollar Anderson creates surreal narrative paintings inspired by natural forms, decorative arts and her love of animals. Her work has been shown internationally and featured in the publication, Imagine the Imagination: New Visions of SurrealismAnderson was awarded three of the ReImagining Works commissions for the Dayton Metro Library in 2014-17 and the Montgomery County Artist Fellowship Grantin 2007. 

She received her B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Master of Humanities, with a focus in Fine Arts, from Wright State University.

Amy Kollar Anderson lives with her husband and their three cats in the birthplace of aviation, Dayton, Ohio. Until recently, she was the Gallery Coordinator for the Rosewood Gallery, but left that position to pursue her art career full-time.


AMY's art

"After leaving an administrative gallery position to create art full-time, my images have shifted from tightly rendered narratives to looser, more experimental forms or a combination of the two. Since I spend most days in my home studio, I am thinking more about space and my place in the world.  I enjoy layering untraditional materials such as glitter, mica and metal foils into newly formed surfaces or investigate complex figurative narratives that explore identity, obsession and transformation."