Art Season

Winter turned to spring, April to May, and here we are face to face with the realization that there is only a little over a month left of the school year and our peaceful kid-free days. May Day indeed! All is not lost though, May also brings with it a lot of art opportunities! 

If you've been following along at home (read: Instagram) you know that I have been doing quite a bit of screen printing lately. I've been printing that moth on anything and everything that isn't moving - good thing Olive is quick on her feet! I was even able to resolve a series of old monoprints that "needed a little something more". And the timing was perfect as the Art League of Lincoln put out a call for its first Traditional Printmaking Exhibit.

I'm happy to say that 3 of my monotypes are included in the amazing show judged by the talented Vinay Sharma! 

The show runs May 2 to June 2, 2018 at Lincoln Arts 580 6th St. Lincoln CA 

There is an Artist Reception on Saturday, May 12th from 5:00 - 6:30pm. I hope to see you there!


May also is the beginning of the Art Auction season at the Crocker Art Museum! I look forward to the Big Names, Small Art event every year. Small artworks (12"x12" and under) by all your favorite artists up for auction with bids starting at $25. What could be better??

Having a painting included in the Crocker's annual Art Auction! I am still doing the happy dance that started last month when I received that acceptance letter. It is such a honor to have a piece of art hanging in such a great museum!

Big Names, Small Art (BNSA) is Thursday, May 24th 5:00-9:00pm. Get a ticket and come out and enjoy an fun evening of art, music, food, drinks, and mingling with amazing artists. Bid on The Hand of Man and then be sure to head inside and check out A Dance of Splinter and Bone and all the works that are in the Annual Art Auction. They are on exhibit for the 2 weeks leading up to the auction on June 2nd. 

Can't wait to see what summer brings!

 

 

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.