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!

August Shows

I have work in 2 group shows this month!

My piece "Lobo" is in the show  Animal Attraction II at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery

The show runs Aug 7 - 28th and features work from some of my favorite Sacramento artists!


I am proud to have 3 pieces in the show Wax On at the Davis Art Center. This show features work by the Sierra Wax Artist group (Sacramento chapter of International Encaustic Artists).  

Wax On runs Aug 6th to Sept 5th. 


I am also busy preparing print works for the upcoming Hallberg Award Exhibit at Sierra College. Show details to follow. 

Featured Artist at Nevada City's First Friday Art Walk

wow. I jumped at a last minute opportunity and now am the Featured Artist for July at The Parlour at Neva Co in Nevada City! The Parlour is a 'Vintage and Local Artisan Boutique' that has a fun and beautiful blend of local handmade artisan treasures and hand picked vintage clothing and accessories. And for the month of July - my paintings and photographs hanging on the walls!

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Celebrate with me this Friday at the Nevada City First Friday Art Walk 5-9pm.

The Parlour at Neva Co - 400 Broad St. -  Nevada City, CA


And then check the weather forecast for a day under 100 degrees and head over to Cal Expo for the CA State Fair. I have a piece in the Fine Art Exhibit (Expo Ctr Bld 7) again this year. And this year's show is a good one!

Ca State Fair - July 11 - 27, 2014

Wear sunscreen and stay away from those deep-fried twinkies!