The College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati, Masters of Fine Art, Painting, 2007

Wright State University, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelors of Fine Art, 2000

Capital University, Bachelor of Arts, 1994

The New York Studio School, Drawing and Painting Marathons and Summer Sessions, 2000 and 2003

Kent State University, 1978-1980


2021 Dana L. Wiley Gallery, Dayton, Oh (forthcoming November)

2020 The Winds Cafe, Yellow Springs, OH

2018 University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batvia, OH

2017 Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, OH

2014 Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, OH

2013 River Road Gallery, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada

2012 The Glen House, Yellow Springs, OH

2010 Ohio Northern University, Ada OH

2007 MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Galleries on Sycamore, The University of Cincinnati, OH

2004 New Drawings and Paintings solo show, Riverbend Art Center, Dayton, OH


2020, Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary, Water Media National Juried Exhibition, Plano TX

2020/2018/2016, Dayton and Kyoto Print Exchange, Dayton, OH and Kyoto, Japan

2020 The Winds Restaurant, Yellow Springs, OH

2019-2020 Zea Mays Flat Files, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence MA

2019 1628 ART, Cincinnati, OH

2019 Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

2018 Sanford Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, Artist Mentorship Program, Florence, MA

2018/2019, Zea Mays Flat Flie Project, Florence, MA

2017 Motherbrook Arts and Community Center, “Working Green,” Dedham, MA

2016 DVAC25, Dayton, OH

2016 Inaugural Members Exhibition, Dutoit Cooperative Gallery Space, Dayton OH

2015 10th Annual Print Show, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

2013 64 ARTS, National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth IL.

2013 Prints for Peace, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH

2013 If a Tree Falls, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH

2013 Five Rivers Metro Parks 50th Anniversary, Dayton, OH

2012 Glen House, Yellow Springs, OH

2011 The Meadowlark Restaurant, Dayton, OH

2011 Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission Concourse Gallery, two-person show, Upper Arlington, OH

2010 Works on Paper 21st Annual, Rosewood Gallery, Dayton, OH

2009 The View, Rosewood Gallery, Dayton, OH

2009 The Zanesville Art Center, 65th Annual Ohio Exhibition, Zanesville, OH

2009 Miami University Department of Art, Bicentennial Exhibition, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH

2008 Works on Paper 18th Annual Dayton Area, Rosewood Gallery, Dayton, OH

2006 Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, Lehigh Valley and Berks, PA

2005 Paint the Huron Shores 8th Annual Exhibition, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada

2003 Border-to-Border 9, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

2003 Realism 2003, Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Parkersburg, West Virginia

2002 Small Paintings, Franklin Street Gallery, Centerville, OH

2002 The Still Life, The Dayton Visual Arts Center, 11th Annual Members Exhibition, Dayton, OH

2001 Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH

2001 Art About Town, Dayton, OH

2000 Senior Exhibition, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

1999 The View, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH

1999 Art About Town, Dayton, OH


2016 Commissioned Painting for The Dayton Metro Library/Re-Imagining Works, Dayton, OH

Kettering Government Center, CitiSites Collection, Kettering, OH

Ohio Governor’s Residence, Columbus, OH

Various private collections


Dayton Daily News, Connie Post, 2016

Dayton City Paper, Jud Yalkut, “If a Tree Falls short show at DVAC,” Vol. 10, No. 25, June 18-24, 2013

Dayton Daily News, Meredith Moss, “Metro Parks kicks off 50th anniversary with ‘Treasurers’, The Exhibit will open at the Schuster, then travel,” April 6, 2013, Visual Arts

Ohio Northern, flickr,, "Gretchen Durst Jacobs’ Exhibit", October 18 – November 14, 2010.

Dayton Daily News, Pamela Dillon, “Wright State alumni exhibit marks 40 years,” July 5, 2007, Z1-13

Dayton Daily News, Pamela Dillon, “Gov. Strickland exhibiting work of locals,” August 5, 2007, D23

Dayton Daily News, Pamela Dillon, “Artist’s work brings the outdoors indoors,”

December 12, 2004, Arts & Entertainment, F3.

Dayton Daily News, Pamela Dillon, “DVAC Annual Auction an Artsy Affair,” April 20, 2004, E1

Dayton City Paper, Jud Yalkut, “From Valleys to Lowlands, The art of Gretchen Durst Jacobs,” Vol. 2, no. 38 Dec. 22, 2004, Arts and Culture.

Dayton Daily News, Pamela Dillon, “STILL LIFE,” July 21, 2002, C3

Dayton Daily News, Kathy Whyde Jesse, “ART: Museum plans gallery,” May 27, 1996, Metro Today 1B

Dayton Daily News, Anne Kallas, “The Art Source Gallery showcases area talent,” August 21, 1996, Z3-3


2020, 2012-2016 President, Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, Dayton, OH

2017/2019 Vice President, Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, Dayton, OH

2011 Artist talk, University of Cincinnati Claremont College, Batavia, OH

2010 Artist talk, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH

2009 Artist talk, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH

2003-2008 Dayton Visual Arts Center, Board of Trustees-Secretary, Dayton, OH,

2003 DVAC, Art Auction Chair, 2002 - Art Auction Co Chair


2001-2013 Adjunct faculty, Stivers School for the Arts, Dayton, OH

2006-2007 Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

2007-2008 Adjunct Professor, Miami University, Oxford, OH

2008-2013 Adjunct Professor, Wright State University, Dayton, OH


2020-present - Yellow Chair Salon, Michael David: Virtual Group Critiques/Presentations 

2018 Grafikwerkstatt, Dresden, Germany – Ohio Arts Council artist exchange with city of Dresden, Germany

2018 Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

2013 The Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner Wyoming


2007 Wright State University Alumni Exhibition, Third Place

2005-2007 The University of Cincinnati; Recipient, University Graduate Scholarship

2002 Dayton Visual Art Center, 11th Annual Members Exhibition, The Still Life, Merit Award

2001 Art About Town, Dayton, OH