Dark Mountain ~ Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin
American Woodland Indian Watercolors and Block Prints
An interest in art since childhood led Dawn to study at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and at the University of
Arizona in Tucson where her emphasis was on watercolor.
She graduated from the U of A with a Bachelor of Fine Arts
and has taught art to both elementary and pre-school children.
Dawn is a member of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association
and a board member of the Oneida Nation Arts Program.
She is also a member of the Madison Art Guild and a board
member and past president of the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists
AWARDS AND HONORS
Among the awards and honors Dawn has received are:
At the EITELJORG MUSEUM INDIAN MARKET, Indianapolis, IN:
At the SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET, Santa Fe, NM:
1999 fellowship recipient from SWAIA
1999 Third Place award in Watercolor
2000 First Place award in 2-D mixed media
2001 Third Place award in 2-D mixed media
2005 First Place award in Graphics/Second Place;award in mixed media
2006 Third Place award in Watercolor
2009 First Place/Watercolor Painting
2010 First Place/Watercolor Painting
1998 First Place/ Best of Division for Painting
2002 First Place, Paintings, Drawings & Prints, Miscellaneous category
2004 First Place in Watercolor, 2nd Place in Miscellaneous category
2006 First Place/Graphics, 2nd Place/Watercolor
2007 Third Place in Miscellaneous
2008 Second Place /Watercolor , Third Place/Graphics, Third Place/Mixed Media
2009 Second Place/watercolor, Third Place/Mixed Media
2010 Second Place/Mixed Media
2010 Dawn received a RARE (Reaching out to Artists in Residence at the Eiteljorg) award and served a month long artist-in-residency.
At the HEARD MUSEUM INDIAN MARKET, Phoenix, AZ:
Judge’s Choice award 2011
At the TESORO FOUNDATION INDIAN MARKET, Denver, CO:
First Place Award in Easel Art,2002, 2003, & 2004, and BEST OF SHOW, 2003
2nd place 2010
1st place 2011
Designed a Pendleton blanket for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, “Land of the Oneida” in 2006 and a child-sized blanket for Pendleton in 2011 featuring the creation story image of “Sky Woman”. CLICK HERE to see the Pendleton "Sky Woman" blanket. Use your Browser BACK button to return here
Dawn’s work has been selected for posters for the
Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1991
and 2000, the Kituwah Celebration of Indian Art in Asheville,
North Carolina in 2000, and the USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service American Indian Heritage Month in
November, 2000. She also created a poster for the 1996
University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Conference
and its theme “Finding Common Ground”.
CARDS AND BOOKS
Wintercount Card Company of Colorado has published cards
and prints from fourteen of Dawn’s original watercolors.
Her work has also been on book covers in the United States
and Italy. She is now publishing her own series
of cards as well.
the juried and invitational shows that Dawn has participated
Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Heard Museum Indian Market, Phoenix, Arizona
the Trail of Tears show, Talequah, Oklahoma.
Red Earth Indian Market, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
the Red Cloud Indian Art Show, Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Indian Summer Festival, Milwaukee, WI
Haskell Indian Market, Lawrence, KS
Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market, Indianapolis, Indiana
the Tesoro Foundation Indian Market, Denver, Colorado
Art Fair Off the Square and the Winter Art Festival, Madison,
Indian Market and Pow Wow, Smithsonian National Museum
of the American Indian
Dawn currently resides in Monona, Wisconsin with her husband,
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