Dawn 's professional education includes Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Education, 15 years of teaching and administration in public and private schools where she was an early advocate for students with disabilities, and private tutoring for 2 decades.
With regard to personal artistic endeavors, Dawn has studied diamond point hand-engraving, watercolor, primitive rug hooking and weaving over the years. Travel to Western and Northern Europe, Latin America, Japan and throughout the US has allowed for learning opportunities and exploration of early industrial textile manufacturing.
She has taught artistic creativity across mediums to students, groups and individuals with varying degrees of ability. A recent transplant to Chapel Hill, NC from Austin, TX, Dawn balances personal artistic exploration while continuing to carry forward a passion for facilitating creative expression and joy within the larger community through artful weaving.
Pittsboro Gallery of Artists - Pittsboro, NC
(April 2021 - current)
Five Points Art Gallery - Durham, NC (2019-current)
Cocoon Gallery - Apex, NC (2020-current)
Artemesia Artwear– Taos, NM (2014-current)
Pleiades Arts - Durham, NC (2017-2019)
The Thing is Boutique - Mason, TX (2014-17)
Mona Lisa’s Closet – Austin, TX (2014-2017)
Edgewater Gallery - Middlebury, VT (2012-2016)
Current Guild Memberships:
Member ~ American Craft Council
Member ~ Triangle Weavers Guild
Member ~ Saori Global
Member ~ Orange County Artists Guild
Member ~ Durham Art Guild
Member ~ Handweavers Guild of America
Member ~ North Carolina Basketmakers Assoc.
Member ~ National Basketry Association