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 (MUSIC *NLYRICS) along with artist, Dawn Secord.  Dawn painted "CC" and her two beautiful Abyssinians.   


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


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

2017Cover - 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

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: