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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…

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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! 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, CAAnd 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, 2014Wear sunscreen and stay away from those deep-fried twinkies!  

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Hot Wax Runs Wild!

I am so excited to have 2 of my encaustic paintings in this show put on by Sierra Wax Artists. Considering I am relatively new to working with this medium, what an honor to have my work selected by Juror Sara Post! I love working in encaustics and am still scratching the surface of what I can and can’t do with wax. Encaustics as a medium can produce such diverse works, I hope you will come out to Lincoln and see all the wonderful pieces created by local wax artists. 

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The 20/20 Show *is* the news

Yay, more news! My submission was accepted in the the annual juried 20/20 show now held at the Kennedy Gallery. For the 20/20 show, each artist is given 20 8″x8″ panels to create small artworks that present a collective theme. Of course my medium is photography (this time digital to keep it easy!) and my theme is Santa Cruz: Locals Only. I shot all the images over a 3 day weekend last month and I’ve already printed them. I’ve been sick the last couple weeks, so I’ve spent the time slowly painting the edges of my panels. The show is May 12th – Second Saturday of course. There is also a “Works in Progress” reception on Thursday April 12th that will have 1 piece from each artist on display. April’s show also includes the 4th Annual Spring Flowers Show and resident artist Judith Monroe works “No Place Like It”. See you there!

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