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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 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. 

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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. 

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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 Artists

Seven by Seven.
Seven pieces.
Seven female artists.

BodyTribe Events presents: 7 X 7
@ BodyTribe/NorCal HealthWorks
7 – 13 – 2013

Artists include:
Jill Allyn Stafford
Nicole Webber Roberts
Joan Carroll Kudin
Melissa Uroff Millner
Kari Breese
Allyson Seconds
Dawn Reiff Blanchfield
the official book release for local, first time, self-published author
Tricia Webber

Reception: 6pm-10pm

I will be showing 7 new works – mixed media paintings on 11×14 bristol paper.