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…
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.
July is hot hot hot!
While June was spent traveling the country-side attending my son’s volleyball tournaments (he received a Silver Medal at Jr Nationals!), July is finally here and it’s all about the art! That State Fair opens this Friday and the Award Ceremony is Saturday morning. I’ll be there at 11am as my photography entry won one of the twenty Awards of Excellence given! My painting received an Award of Merit. Can’t wait to see the rest of the entries. Friday evening is the Artist Reception for the Viewpoint Members Show. And Saturday is 2nd Saturday! I have one of my new Holga images taken this spring on display: “Catching Light” – be sure to swing by the gallery, the print is gorgeous.And I was invited to be a part of small group show at BodyTribe Fitness this month too! 7×7: Seven Pieces by Seven Female ArtistsSeven by Seven. Seven pieces. Seven female artists.BodyTribe Events presents: 7 X 7 @ BodyTribe/NorCal HealthWorks 7 – 13 – 2013Artists include: Jill Allyn Stafford Nicole Webber Roberts Joan Carroll Kudin Melissa Uroff Millner Kari Breese Allyson Seconds Dawn Reiff Blanchfield and the official book release for local, first time, self-published author Tricia WebberReception: 6pm-10pmI will be showing…
Flywheel Grand Opening
Well, it is a bit short notice, but I will have art on display and for sale at the Flywheel Grand Opening tomorrow April 18th! Also showing their work will be the lovely Jill Allyn Stafford and Micah Crandall-Bear. So excited!From the Facebook event page: It’s time for a party! The Flywheel Incubator has a new location to shop, create and connect and we want to celebrate with you.Thursday, April 18th5-8:00pmDowntown Plaza, first floor near Lens CraftersThere will be music, food, drinks, art and locally created items for your enjoyment. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org. A $10 donation is kindly appreciated by clicking here: www.wepay.com/donations/pARTnersFlywheel Incubator Residents:Chalk It UpEben 07Juniper JamesL/C Mural & DesignNew Helvetia TheatreProject4TreesSol CollectiveSugar Skull ArtTapigamiLocal Designers:Ana AppleBart XVBKD SignatureJacobyKarishmaKings TribeMaisha BahatiPretty HandsomeVivid VenusWhitt LoreStore Partners:MediumRare Records – buy & sell vintage vinylReCreate Studios – make an art piece or craft projectLead Sponsors:Sports Leisure VacationsGoldman CommunicationsSacramento State UniversityDowntown PlazaPresented by the Arts & Business Council, a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed in 1987 to connect business with the arts. Learn more at www.sacabc.orgShould be a fun evening! Hope to see you there.
Heart for the Arts Benefit
I know this post is a bit last minute, but I have been sick since last week. So sick that I can’t even attend this event tonight. So bummed. But here are the details in case you can make it. More info can be found here at the event page. I created a new piece for the this “heart” themed event: “Hope” 20×24″ acrylic on canvas. This is one of the selected pieces included in the event’s Live Auction!
State Fair Awards Ceremony
So, in triple digit heat (and against everyone’s better judgement) Chris, Erin, and I went to the California State Fair last Saturday for the Fine Arts Exhibit Awards Ceremony. I picked up my Merit Award ribbons and received the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center Award for Color Photography for “Madonna and Child”! And from the Exhibit Catalog: Juror’s Statement The color photograph Madonna and Child references 16th century ecclesiastical artwork. This artist usea a Madonna paired with a cherubic-baby doll and a Renaissance-color palette to create a double-take piece of hyperbole that is a thought provoking and imaginative piece. – Sharmon Goff Find a nice cool day (at least below 100 degrees!) and go to the fair before it closes on the 29th!