Exhibiting during June 2017 in the Mazie Jones Gallery:
"From the Street to Jones House"
Five years ago, Dawn Wicklow took the first art class of her life, a year later she set up a table on a sidewalk to sell her art during Boone’s First Friday Art Crawl, and a dream was born to have some of her work one day be included in an exhibit at the Jones House. That dream is coming true on June 1st, 2017, when her solo exhibit “From the Street to Jones House” opens.
Dawn Wicklow was drawn to the elegant brush strokes and spiritual nature of East Asian Brush Painting and has developed techniques to incorporate Asian brush strokes and a meditative approach to the vivid colors and fluid nature of alcohol inks. She is curious about other mediums and has begun to work with watercolors as well as oils. But she often returns to Asian brush painting, grinding her own ink and painting on rice paper, which grounds her spirit and reminds her that simplicity and spontaneity are often the most elegant ways to express her thoughts, feelings, and responses to life.
Her art has been accepted to many juried art shows and exhibits, highlights include: 2017 Top of the Lake Art Fest, Okeechobee, FL, (Judge’s Choice Award); “It All Started At Leu Gardens”, a solo exhibit for the City of Orlando, 2016; the Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Artist in Residence program at Edgewood Cottage, 2016; The Virginia Highlands Juried Fine Arts Festival Exhibit (2014 Best in Show, People’s Choice Award), Abington, VA; Orlando Museum of Art’s “First Thursday” exhibits (2015 People’s Choice Award); & “The Best of the Blue Ridge”, Ashe County Arts Council, West Jefferson, NC 2012-2016.
To learn more about Dawn and her work, please visit her website at www.dawnwicklowfinearts.com.
2017 Gallery Schedule
February - Junaluska Art Group
March - Digital Watauga Project
April - Watauga Education Foundation
May - Willard Gayheart
June - Dawn Wicklow
July - High Country Watermedia Society
August - Steven Newhouse & Pegge Laine
September - Beth Shuford
October - Kim Abernathy
November - Clayton Pennell
December - Year in Review
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Boone, NC 28607