Awards, Exhibits and Publications
Carol Connors and Dawn Secord
Painting: "CC's Music *NLyrics"
Two time Oscar nominated songwriter, Carol Connors (co-writer for the theme song to the movie, "Rocky"), is pictured with a painting of herself and her two Abyssinian cats.
Dawn's art on a coffee label.
Wild Hawk Coffee: 2010
Dawn's art on the
Awards, Exhibits and Publications
2018Brandon Gallery, "A Dog & Pony Show" celebrating pets that enrich our lives Fallbrook, California. Show Dates August 4 - 25, 2018 2018Bonita Museum and Cultural Center "Friends That Paint En Plein Aire" Bonita, California. Exhibit Dates April 23 thru August 18, 2918 201821st Annual Summer Art Show "Celebrating Nature through Art and Music. Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve. Exhibit opening June 30, 2018 2018San Dimas Festival of Arts California Images Art Show: 41st Annual Invitational Art Exhibit. San Dimas, California, April 27, 28, 29, 2018 2017Pastel Society of the West Coast - 31st Pastels USA International Competition Juried Art Exhibition September 19, 2017 - October 21, 2017 2017The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators SoCal Chapter Juried Art Exhibition: IMAGINE! 2nd Biennial Illustrators Exhibition, 2017 August 11 through September 17, 2017 201720th Annual Summer Art Show "Celebrating Nature through Art and Music. Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve. Exhibit opening July 1, 2017 2017San Dimas Festival of Arts California Images Art Show: 41st Annual Invitational Art Exhibit. San Dimas, California, April 28, 29, 30, 2017 2917Salmagundians and Their Friends Exhibit, Wieghorst Museum, El Cajon, CA 2017Maganine Cover - January 2017 Issue: Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association - Featuring the 201610th Annual Small Works of Art, Juried Exhibit, Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA 2016Small Works Show Juried Exhibit, San Dimas Festival of Arts, San Dimas, CA, 2016"Love a Fair" Invitational Art Exhibit and Show - 2nd showing - Hillcrest Gallery, Claremont, CA - October 2016 2016"Love A Fair" Invitational Art Exhibit and Show, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, California, August 19 - September 24, 2016 2016Brandon Gallery, August 6, 2016 - honor of being the judge for the art exhibit, 2016So Cal Illustrators' Show, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, California 201619th Annual Summer Art Show "Celebrating Nature through Art and Music. Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve. Exhibit opening July 9, 2016 2016San Dimas California Images Art Show: 40th Annual Invitational Art Exhibit. San Dimas, California, April 2016 2015Wildlife & Domestic Animal Art Juried Competition 2015 Irving, Texas August 2015 - award winning equine art" 201518th Annual Summer Art Show "Celebrating Nature through Art and Music. Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve. Exhibit opening July 11, 2015 2015San Dimas California Images Art Show: 39th Annual Western Art Exhibit, San Dimas, California, April 2015 2015Art Show at the Dog Show: 29th Annual Juried Exhibit: March 2015 2014City of Chino Hills Arts Foundation - Exhibit at Community Center September 1, 2014 through December 29, 2014 2014Canine Chronicle publishes book review on Show Dogs Escape to the 2014Dogs in Review publishes review on Show Dogs Escape to the Seashore. 201482st Annual Juried Exhibition of the Hudson Valley Art, New York, NY 2014 Illustrated Children's Book for AKC judge and dog writer, Marsha Hall Brown 2014San Dimas Western Art Show: 38th Annual Western Art Exhibit and Sale, San Dimas, California, April 2014 2013Dog News, October 25, 2013 issue, Feature story about my work illustrating a children's book titled, "Show Dogs Escape to the Seashore" written by 2013Wildlife & Domestic Animal Art Juried Competition 2013 2013Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation - 15th Annual Art Exhibit July 13 - August 10, 2013 2013San Dimas Western Art Show: 37th Annual Western Art Exhibit and Sale 2012"The Best of the Best" Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, CA 2012San Dimas Western Art Show: 36th Annual Western Art Exhibit and Sale 2012Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita Kansas Award Winning: Best Entry Depicting a Great Dane: “A Great Moment” 26th Annual Juried Exhibit: March 2012 2011Irving Art Association " 2011 3rd National Unconditional Love Juried Pet Show 3 paintings Juried into Exhibit Exhibit Dates: September 2011 2011"Borzoi International" Dawn's work is featured on the cover of the June 2011 issue and well as being featured inside the publication in a six page article. 2011Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita Kansas 25th Annual Juried Exhibit - March 2011 2011Pinnell Gallery "Landscapes in Exhibit" February 2011 2010Pinnell Gallery "MiniPainting" exhibit: Sept - October 2010 2010Mutt Lynch Winery & Dog Art Today: Annual Wine Label Contest 2010Borzoi Club of America National Specialty - National Art Competition Two pieces juried into competition / award winning 2010Animals in Art 23rd International Exhibition - Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine Library: April 2010 2010Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas 24th Annual Juried Exhibit: March 2010 2010Associated Artists: Gallery Soho 2010Best of America, Pastel Artists and Artisans, Volume 2 Kennedy Publishing - Featured Work - three pieces 2009Champion Newspaper - Feature Story December 2009 - "Working Boots" 2009"Boots to Heal" Exhibit: Morton Street Gallery, Texas October 23 - November 14, 2009 2009Malibu Arts Festival: Malibu, California 2009The Pastel Journal: June 2009 "Seek Illumination?" What You Need To Know About Studio Lighting 2009Art of the Dog Exhibit: Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, California 2009Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas 23 rd Annual Juried Exhibit: March - April 2009 Award winning - Pastel category 2008Pastel Society of the West Coast: Membership Juried Show October, 2008: Vacaville Museum, Vacaville, California 2008Pomona Valley Art Association 27th Annual Open Juried Show October 11 - 25, 2008: Received Honorable Mention 2008American Kennel Club Gazette: August 2008 Issue Invited artist: Featured in "Canine Portrait Gallery", page 12 2008Fallbrook Fine Art Gallery, Fallbrook, California August 16, 2008 - Pastel Painting Demonstration 2008Malibu Arts Festival - Malibu, California 2008Pastel Society of America - Signature Member Exhibition Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont 2008Art Show At The Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas 22nd Annual Juried Exhibit: March - April 2008 2007Pastel Society of America 35th Annual Open Juried Exhibition: The National Arts Club New York City, September 7 - September 30, 2007 2007Best of America, Pastel Artists & Artisans, Volume 1 Kennedy Publishing - featured artwork "Orchids & Begonias" 2007Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, California Solo Exhibit: July 27, 2007 thru August 31, 2007 2007Pastel Journal June 2007: Artwork featured in article, "Ways to Store Art Safely" 2007Beverly Hills, California, "Affaire in the Gardens" Exhibit: May 19 & 20, 2007 2007"Expressions West 2007" Coos Art Museum 10th Annual Exhibit April 27, 2007 - June 30, 2007 2007Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, California: Still life and Floral 2006"Fall 2006 Open Juried Show" Fallbrook, California Exhibit: November 10 - November 26, 2006 2006"Art of the Dog" Fallbrook, California Exhibit: September 30 - October 29, 2006 2006Beverly Hills, California, "Affaire in the Gardens" Exhibit: October 14 & 15, 2006 2006Beverly Hills, California, "Affaire in the Gardens" Exhibit: May 20 & 21, 2006 2006Exhibit: Pinnell Gallery - Fallbrook, California April 2, 2006 : Demonstration - Floral Painting 2005Pastel Society of New Mexico - 14th Annual National Competition Juried Competition November 2005 2005Associated Artists: Juried Competition September 2005 2005North Light Books Monthly Magazine - Featured Artist 2005Exhibit: Pinnell Gallery - Fallbrook, California April - Fruit & Flower Show May - Wild Life / Animal Show 2004American Kennel Club: "AKC Gazette" Magazine 2004Pastel Journal: Featured Artist - December Issue 2004Canine Chronicle: Feature Article - June Issue 2004Exhibit: Pinnell Gallery - Fallbrook, California 2004Cat Writers Association of America: Annual Competition Winner - Illustration Category 2004Iams Company - Breeder News Publication Featured - Enthusiast Highlight 2004Pet Sitters International 2003American Kennel Club / Eukanuba National Championship Inaugural Art Competition - Grand Prize Winner. Original Painting-on display at the AKC Headquarters - New York, New York 2003The Artists Magazine - Annual Art Competition 2003Exhibit: Pinnell Gallery - Fallbrook, California 2003Pet Sitters International
art of the dog
Dawn's art featured
"Western Art Collector" magazine April 2012
Dawn's illustration of children's book:
Show Dogs Escape to the Seashore by Marsha Hall Brown
Represented by The Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA
Images - Magazine Covers, Articles, Awards:
Cover Art: January 1, 2017
Painting "Waiting in the Wing"