The Whole Ball of Wax

The Sierra Wax Artists group will be holding a member show next month at Arthouse on R. I will have at least one piece in the show, hopefully two. 

It is going to be a really strong show! So many beautiful pieces - encaustic paintings, monotypes, cold wax paintings - something for everyone. Hope to see you there!

I will be participating in another group show at Arthouse in June. "Collage - Invitational Group Exhibit". In the meantime, I need to start thinking about my submissions for the upcoming Crocker Art Museum Art Auctions and the California State Fair Fine Art Exhibition. 

Unhinged for the new year!

I have been asked to participate in a 'works on paper' show at BodyTribe next month. I've spent the last semester working on several series of monotypes in both ink and encaustic on rice and mulberry papers, so am thrilled to have a chance to share some of them. Since all the pieces will be hung without mats or frames, I've decided to show my latest trace monotypes. They are quirky and fun and perfect for this type of display. So come on out next 2nd Saturday, Jan 10th, for the "UNHINGED" Art Show and see the work of some of Sacramento's favorite artists! The show runs through Feb 7, 2015. 

And the next Saturday, Jan 17th, is the 3rd Saturday reception at Blue Line Arts in Roseville for the Hallberg Merit Award Exhibition! The 4 award winners will each have a small selection of their exhibit pieces on display from Jan 9 - Feb 7, 2015. The 3rd Saturday Art Walk reception runs 6:00-9:00pm.  

If you don't want to want until the new year to see some of my work, you still have time to catch the Twelve: Small Wonders show at Viewpoint Photographic Art Gallery! Show is up through Jan 3, 15. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I can't wait for what 2015 will bring! 

Hallberg Merit Award

I am honored to be one of the 4 recipients of the annual Hallberg Merit Awards given each fall at Sierra College! 

For the past six years the Hallbergs have donated a $2000 annual gift to award to four Sierra College art students for their hard work and commitment. Ed and Kaylene leave the selections wholly to Sierra College instructors. There are no strings attached to the monies what so ever.

These awards are directed to students that have moved through Sierra’s art program and positively reflect the department.

We have a reception and brief award ceremony at the start of each Fall semester. Ed and Kaylene intend their gifts to further and purely enrich each student’s creative desires and future plans.

The show features the work of all 4 artists and will be up at Sierra College through December. After that, a selection of the works will be on display at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville from Jan 9 - Feb 7, 2015.

The 15 pieces I have on display are from my explorations in Printmaking over the past 7 months. There are woodcuts, collagraphs, monotypes, and monoprints in both ink and encaustic.

"The Queen's Mirror" - monoprint (encaustic, ink, collage) by  Dawn Blanchfield 2014

"The Queen's Mirror" - monoprint (encaustic, ink, collage) by  Dawn Blanchfield 2014

Stop by campus and check out all the amazing work!

Updated to add:

The Artist Reception was amazing. Thank you to all who made it out to support the 4 of us. Here is a video of photos taken that night:

You still have time to see the show. It was be up at Sierra until mid-December before moving to Blue Line.