Dawn Secord
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.    


In The News:
Dawn's art on a coffee label.
Wild Hawk Coffee:  2010
Dawn's art on the 
cover of 
"Borzoi International"  
June 2011
Awards, Exhibits and Publications

​2020
Irving Artists Association, "Joy of the Human Spirit" November 2020.  Award winning.

2020
Visual Artists of Prosper, "Art Connects Us".  Gallery Exhibit, Blue House Too, Allen, Texas, October 7th through November 29th, 2020.

2020
Pastel Artists of Oregon, "Spirit of Pastel", October 2020

2020
Weatherford Art Association, "Spirit of the West Art Show", October - November 2020, Weatherford, Texas

2020
Pastel Society of the Southwest "39th Annual Juried Show"
Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau - Physical Exhibit October 2020

2020
Pastel Society of North Carolina "Pure Color 4th Annual Juried Exhibition"
This show will be an online show this year

2020
​Pastel Society of the West Coast "34th Annual Pastels USA 2020"
This year's exhibition will be an ONLINE only show, beginning September 17, 2020

2020  
San Dimas Festival of Arts 
California Images Art Show: 43rd Annual Invitational Art Exhibit.
San Dimas, California, April 2020 - cancelled due to COVID  

​2019 
Pastel Society of the Southwest 38th National Juried Exhibition - October 2019
Grapevine, Texas - award winning - 1st Award of Excellence  

2019
IAA Summer Exhibition - Irving, Texas Library:  July - September 2019

2019
Irving Art Association Membership Show:  May - June 2019

2019
San Dimas Festival of Arts 
California Images Art Show:  42nd Annual Invitational Art Exhibit.
San Dimas, California, April 26, 27, 28, 2019

2018
Brandon Gallery, "A Dog & Pony Show" celebrating pets that enrich our lives
Fallbrook, California.  Show Dates August 4 - 25, 2018

2018
Bonita Museum and Cultural Center "Friends That Paint En Plein Aire"
Bonita, California.  Exhibit Dates  April 23 thru August 18, 2918

2018
21st  Annual Summer Art Show "Celebrating Nature through Art and Music.   
Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve.  Exhibit opening June 30, 2018

2018
San Dimas Festival of Arts 
California Images Art Show:  41st Annual Invitational Art Exhibit.
San Dimas, California, April 27, 28, 29, 2018

2017
Pastel Society of the West Coast - 31st Pastels USA International Competition
Juried Art Exhibition  September 19, 2017 - October 21, 2017

2017
The 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 

2017
20th Annual Summer Art Show "Celebrating Nature through Art and Music.   
Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve.  Exhibit opening July 1, 2017

2017
San Dimas Festival of Arts 
California Images Art Show:  41st Annual Invitational Art Exhibit.
 San Dimas, California, April 28, 29, 30, 2017

2017
Salmagundians and Their Friends Exhibit, 
Wieghorst Museum, El Cajon, CA
February - March, 2017

2017
Maganine Cover - January 2017 Issue:
Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association - Featuring the
painting, "Waiting in the Wing" - English Setters - click here to see the artwork

2016
10th Annual Small Works of Art, Juried Exhibit, Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA
November 2 - 26, 2016

2016
Small Works Show Juried Exhibit, San Dimas Festival of Arts, San Dimas, CA, 
October 21 - 23, 2016

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

2016
Brandon Gallery, August 6, 2016 - honor of being the judge for the art exhibit,
"Dog Days of Summer"

2016
So Cal Illustrators' Show, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, California
July 9 - July 23, 2016

2016
19th Annual Summer Art Show "Celebrating Nature through Art and Music.   
Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve.  Exhibit opening July 9, 2016

2016
San Dimas California Images Art Show:  40th Annual Invitational Art Exhibit.
 San Dimas, California, April 2016

2015
Wildlife & Domestic Animal Art Juried Competition 2015
Irving, Texas   August 2015 - award winning equine art"

2015
18th Annual Summer Art Show "Celebrating Nature through Art and Music.   
Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve.  Exhibit opening July 11, 2015

2015
The Cat Art Show - Pinnell Gallery. "Shades of Blue" won Best in Show

2015
San Dimas California Images Art Show:  39th Annual Western Art Exhibit, 
San Dimas, California, April 2015

2015
Featured Artist - Spring 2015 Issue:  Dog Gone Art Magazine

2015
Art Show at the Dog Show:  29th Annual Juried Exhibit:  March 2015

2015
Dog Writers Association of America - Award Winning - "Maxwell Medallion" for the cover illustration of Show Dogs Escape to the Seashore. 

2014
Cat Writers Association - Award of Excellence and "Muse Medallion" for
winning illustration, "Mr. Knuckles"

2014
City of Chino Hills Arts Foundation - Exhibit at Community Center 
September 1, 2014 through December 29, 2014

2014
Canine Chronicle publishes book review on Show Dogs Escape to the 
Seashore.  
http://caninechronicle.com/current-articles/show-dogs-escape-to-the-seashore-by-marsha-hall-brown-book-review/

2014
Dogs in Review publishes review on Show Dogs Escape to the Seashore.
http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/061314/50

2014
82st Annual Juried Exhibition of the Hudson Valley Art, New York, NY
"After the Ride" will be on exhibit
DATES: September 2014

2014
 Illustrated Children's Book for AKC judge and dog writer, Marsha Hall Brown
"Show Dogs Escape to the Seashore"

2014
Art of the Animal XIX at the Bennington:  The Bennington Center for the Arts   Bennington, Vermont.   June 14 - August 24, 2014

2014
San Dimas Western Art Show:  38th Annual Western Art Exhibit and Sale, 
San Dimas, California, April 2014

2013
Dog News, October 25, 2013 issue, Feature story about my work illustrating a children's book titled, "Show Dogs Escape to the Seashore" written by 
Marsha Hall Brown

2013
Wildlife & Domestic Animal Art Juried Competition 2013
Irving, Texas  September 2013 - award winning "Longhorn Calf at Sunset"

2013
Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation - 15th Annual Art Exhibit
July 13 - August 10, 2013

2013
San Dimas Western Art Show:   37th Annual Western Art Exhibit and Sale
April 2013

2012
"The Best of the Best"   Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, CA
May 5 - 31, 2012

2012
San Dimas Western Art Show:   36th Annual Western Art Exhibit and Sale
April 27 - 29, 2012

2012
Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita Kansas
Award Winning:  Best Entry Depicting a Great Dane: “A Great Moment”
26th Annual Juried Exhibit:  March 2012

2011
Irving Art Association "  2011 3rd National Unconditional Love Juried Pet Show
3 paintings Juried into Exhibit
Dawn's painting, "A Great Moment", won BEST IN SHOW
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.

2011
Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita Kansas
25th Annual Juried Exhibit - March 2011

2011
Pinnell Gallery "Landscapes in Exhibit"   February 2011

2010
Pinnell Gallery "MiniPainting" exhibit:  Sept - October 2010

2010
Mutt Lynch Winery & Dog Art Today:   Annual Wine Label Contest
Top 10 finalist 

2010
Borzoi Club of America National Specialty - National Art Competition
Two pieces juried into competition / award winning

2010
Animals in Art
23rd International Exhibition - Louisiana State University
School of Veterinary Medicine Library:   April 2010

2010
Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
24th Annual Juried Exhibit:  March 2010

2010
Associated Artists:   Gallery Soho
Spring Exhibit

2010
Best of America, Pastel Artists and Artisans, Volume 2
Kennedy Publishing - Featured Work - three pieces

2009
Champion Newspaper - Feature Story December 2009 - "Working Boots"

2009
"Boots to Heal"  Exhibit:  Morton Street Gallery, Texas
October 23 - November 14, 2009

2009
Malibu Arts Festival:   Malibu, California
July 2009

2009
The Pastel Journal:   June 2009
"Seek Illumination?"  What You Need To Know About Studio Lighting

2009
Art of the Dog Exhibit:    Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, California  

2009
Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
23 rd Annual Juried Exhibit:   March - April 2009
Award winning - Pastel category

2008
Pastel Society of the West Coast:  Membership Juried Show
October, 2008:  Vacaville Museum, Vacaville, California

2008
Pomona Valley Art Association 27th Annual Open Juried Show
October 11 - 25, 2008:   Received Honorable Mention

2008
American Kennel Club Gazette:   August 2008 Issue
Invited artist:    Featured in "Canine Portrait Gallery", page 12

2008
Fallbrook Fine Art Gallery, Fallbrook, California
August 16, 2008 - Pastel Painting Demonstration

2008
Malibu Arts Festival - Malibu, California  

2008
Pastel Society of America - Signature Member Exhibition
Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont
June 7 - August 3, 2008

2008
Art Show At The Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
22nd Annual Juried Exhibit:  March - April 2008

2007
Pastel Society of America
35th Annual Open Juried Exhibition: The National Arts Club
New York City, September 7 - September 30, 2007

2007
Best of America, Pastel Artists & Artisans, Volume 1
Kennedy Publishing - featured artwork "Orchids & Begonias"

2007
Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, California
Solo Exhibit:    July 27, 2007 thru August 31, 2007

2007
Pastel Journal June 2007:   
Artwork featured in article, "Ways to Store Art Safely"

2007
Beverly 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

2007
Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, California:  Still life and Floral  
Exhibit:  April 2007 

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

2006
Beverly Hills, California, "Affaire in the Gardens"
Exhibit:  October 14 & 15, 2006

2006
Beverly Hills, California, "Affaire in the Gardens"  Exhibit:   May 20 & 21, 2006
Award:   Honorable Mention

2006
Exhibit:  Pinnell Gallery - Fallbrook, California  April 2, 2006 :  Demonstration - Floral Painting May 6 & 7, 2006 

2005
Pastel Society of New Mexico - 14th Annual National Competition
 Juried Competition November 2005

2005
Associated Artists:   Juried Competition September 2005

2005
North Light Books Monthly Magazine - Featured Artist

2005
Exhibit:  Pinnell Gallery - Fallbrook, California
April - Fruit & Flower Show
May - Wild Life / Animal Show

2004
American Kennel Club:   "AKC Gazette" Magazine
Cover - January Issue

2004
Pastel Journal:    Featured Artist - December Issue

2004
Canine Chronicle:   Feature Article - June Issue

2004
Exhibit:  Pinnell Gallery - Fallbrook, California

2004
Cat Writers Association of America:   Annual Competition
Winner - Illustration Category

2004
Iams Company - Breeder News Publication
Featured - Enthusiast Highlight

2004
Pet Sitters International 
Cover - Annual Magazine

2003
American Kennel Club / Eukanuba National Championship
Inaugural Art Competition - Grand Prize Winner. Original Painting-on display                         at the AKC Headquarters - New York, New  York

2003
The Artists Magazine - Annual Art Competition
Animal Art Category - Finalist:  Click here for announcementcertificate

2003
Exhibit:   Pinnell Gallery - Fallbrook, California

2003
Pet Sitters International
Cover - Annual Magazine
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Dawn's art featured 
in the
 "Western Art Collector" magazine April 2012
Dawn's illustrated the children's book:
Show Dogs Escape to the Seashore by Marsha Hall Brown


Represented by JP Fine Art, Fallbrook, CA
105 N Main Ave, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Images - Magazine Covers, Articles, Awards:
Cover Art:  Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association:
January 1, 2017
Painting "Waiting in the Wing"
Dawn's illustrated the historical book:
Under Sun Stars and Sails by Marsha Hall Brown:  June 2019

Dawn's art featured 
on the cover of the
 "ISCA Memo" magazine August 2019