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


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
February - March, 2017

2017Maganine 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

201610th Annual Small Works of Art, Juried Exhibit, Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA
November 2 - 26, 2016

2016Small 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Seashore. 
http://caninechronicle.com/current-articles/show-dogs-escape-to-the-seashore-by-marsha-hall-brown-book-review/

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

201482st 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"

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

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
Marsha Hall Brown

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

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
April 2013

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

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

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
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.

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
Top 10 finalist

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
Spring Exhibit

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
July 2009

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

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

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
July 26 & 27, 2008

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

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 
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

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

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

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

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
Cover - January Issue

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
Cover - Annual Magazine

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
Animal Art Category - Finalist:  Click here for announcement, certificate

2003Exhibit:   Pinnell Gallery - Fallbrook, California

2003Pet Sitters International
Cover - Annual Magazine
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Dawn's art featured
in the
"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"