Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hello 2009!!!!

Happy New Year!

May your New Year be filled with peace and prosperity!!!



Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Two People Find Fashion via Hayden-Harnett

This Video was created by two of my Athens friends. I really got a kick out of it I wish I could pull a new wardrobe out of a box like that.



Thursday, December 18, 2008

Open House at the Decatur Gallery this Sat

Stop by the Decatur Gallery this Saturday between 4 and 10 for great art and live music. I will be painting out in front of the Gallery ( next to the food and wine ). You can't miss me. I am almost finish with my painting of Cinque Terre. Maybe I will finish it Saturday night.

Hope to see you there,


Decatur Galery
153 Ponce de leon Place, Decatur GA 30030
404 377 0755

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Decatur Galley on Channel 46

Check out this interview at the Decatur Gallery. It is a glass blowing Demo , but notice the fabulous painting in the background!!!!!  

The opening reception for Rodney Andrew's amazing glasswork is this Saturday from 5 - 10.

Hope to see you there!


The Decatur Market & Gallery

                        153 Ponce de Leon Pl.

                        Decatur, GA 30030



Thursday, December 4, 2008

Free scooter and Ipod giveaway at the Telephone Factory Art Show this weekend!!!

Shuffle Saturday and Scooter Sunday.
The 1st 250 people through the door can register to win . Just visit the artist listed on the entry and you are in. The prize drawing will be notified by phone. 

Good luck!!!!


Click on the image above to enlarge the directions.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

This weeks progress in the studio

I began this painting in late October. The holiday put me a little behind, but check out the progress I have been making. 


Monday, December 1, 2008

Check out some Dawn Art this weekend at the Telephone Factory Art Show this Saturday and Sunday !

Sat 11:00 AM
Telephone Factory Lofts

828 Ralph Mcgill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Who’s coming?
11 Yes / 0 Maybe

Who's organizing? 

13th Annual Art Show and Sale!! 
December 6th and 7th 
Saturday 11-7 Sunday 1-6

See Artwork that includes painting, photography, sculpture, jewelery, collage and illustration. Join us in the celebration of the season and see why the Telephone Factory is the best place to purchase fun, functional works of art. In 2007, this show brought out 3,000 attendees....don't miss out!!

For more information: 
Telephone Factory Art Show

Winter Series at Spruill

There will be a three week series starting a Spruill tomorrow. 
Classes meet every Tuesday from 1:00 - 3:30.  This is a great opportunity to keep up with your painting over the holidays. Hope to see you in c lass.

Click here to registar


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy THanksgiving!!!!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We had family over and had our Thanksgiving meal picnic style in the back yard. 
It was great to catch up and share the day together. 

Friday, November 28, 2008





WHERE:         The Decatur Market & Gallery

                        153 Ponce de Leon Pl.

                        Decatur, GA 30030



WHEN:           Saturday, Dec. 13 2008

                        5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


DETAILS:      Free to the public; refreshments and music


Rodney Andrew is a master “lampworker” who creates unique glasswork inspired by nature.  His original art is a type of glasswork that employs a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass.  Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with a variety of tools and hand movements.  This technique has been widely used in Murano, Italy since the 14th century.


Early lampworking was done in the flame of an oil lamp, with the artist blowing air into the flame through a pipe.  Most modern lampworkers use torches burning propane, natural gas, butane or pure oxygen.


Mr. Andrew’s work is a fine example of modern lampworking and is highly prized for collections.


Mr. Andrew will be present for the reception, as well as other artists in at the gallery.

The Decatur Market & Gallery is a co-operative gallery for emerging artists and unique artisans of Georgia.


For additional information contact:

Patrick Dennis, Decatur Market & Gallery


888-377-0755 toll free


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Success at the Covington art festival

I had a great show this weekend in Covington Louisiana!
Not only did I meet great new friends, I sold my most recent painting, Looking Over Montepulciano, 48" x 36", (shown to the right).

The show was a true trial of patience and endurance. After driving 8 hours, I got myself signed into the show, the van unloaded and began to set up my display.  That is when I realized I had left my display tent in Atlanta. I called  and drove around Covington, trying to buy a tent for the weekend.  Not having any luck with a tent, a fellow artist noticed my distress and just happened to have an extra EZ up tent that he could loan me.  THANK YOU Michael Hayman.   http://haymancelticjewelry.com/ 
What a nice guy!

Well, It was a tent that I was not used to, so of course, I did not set up correctly. A wind storm can through over night and when I go to my tent the next morning all of my display wall were skewed  and twisted. Once again I was very lucky, The borrowed tent was not damaged nor were any of my paintings. I must of had an angel looking over me this weekend.
I had to break everything down and set up again.  The winds were still very strong but, neighboring artists helped keep things from flying while I pulled my work and walls out so that I could start over. I tell you, longest set up ever!  

My drama finally stopped and I had a great weekend. Thanks to all the folks that helped me out!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Art Vision This Weekend!

Stop by this weekend to see my work along with 100 other artists at the Paideia school's annual art and craft sale.

Sat, Nov. 15th, 10 - 5
Sun, Nov. 16th 12 - 5


The Paideia School

1509 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Driving Directions from Google Maps


LynnCross art.visions@paideiaschool.org 404-371-1552

Hope to see you there!



Monday, November 10, 2008

Three Rivers Art Festival this weekend!

This show is always a lot of fun. I love to visit southern Louisiana. If you find yourself in the  area, stop by and say hello!!


Friday, November 7, 2008

This weeks progress in the studio

Check out the progress I have made this week on the Cinque Terre Painting.
This canvas is 48 x 36. I have made a bet with my painting class that I will be finished by January 6th.
Wish me luck!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Enjoy the break from painting classes

Happy holiday from painting class!
We had our last class on Election Day and will not start back up until January. So enjoy your break and I will see you next year!!!

* Spruill Day class* A mini class will
be offered for Dec. 2nd - 16th 



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gallery Grand Opening Nov 1st 5 - 10 pm!

Please join me this weekend for the Grand Opening of the Decatur Gallery!
Join us for wine and appetizers and a chance to meet the artists and artisans in residence at the Gallery.  Location is:  153 Ponce de Leon Place, Decatur Georgia 30030.
Food compliments of Taco Mac's catering division. Coffee from Dancing Goats and tea from Lifestyle Teas. Wine provided by AFFPS.
What's with the car you ask?
 That's Joan Crawford's 1956 custom Bentley.  She'll be on hand also.
 (The car, that is.)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dawn wins award in Destin & picks up a new gallery!!

Lots of things happened this weekend in Destin. I won an award that came with a cash prize, sold a few paintings and picked up a new gallery. I also discover that doing out of town shows with other artist friends is a lot more fun that having dinner by yourself. Thanks Ann and Anita! All in all it was a good weekend. Of course one of the painting I did sell, was the "Wine Truck" that I was going to re photograph.(See next entry for photo of "Wine Truck").  It alway nice to sell a piece the first time it is shown.

I met Sandy from the Beau Spirt Gallery on Sunday and she expressed interest in my work. I decided to stop by on my way out of town and see what I thought of the gallery. I liked both her and the space. So, I signed a contract and left 5 painting to begin with. 

I am tickled that my paintings are getting attention. I will keep my fingers crossed and keep painting! 

Cheers!  Dawn

Ann Finley Jewelry  http://www.annfinley.com/
Beau Espirt Gallery 1-850-837-0390   

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Paintings this week : Wine Truck Finished!

I finished the "Wine Truck" 20 x 20 this week. Oh joy! This is a great truck that I found out in front of a winery on the North Fork in Long Island.  I just could not pass up painting this charming scene. I wish that I had taken  a better photo of my painting,though. I had just put on the varnish  and you can really see a glare.  I will try to reshoot it.


I was so happy to finish the 48 x 36 painting of Montepulciano earlier in the week that I have  started two new paintings from Italy. The first one  you see is from hillside villages of Cinque Terre.  Cinque Terre is located on the Northwest coast of Italy.  I took this photograph as Rob and I hiked from Monterosso al Mara to Vernazza. As we were coming down the mountain separating the two villages I saw this breath taking view of Vernazza. I always work from black and white photos that I have taken.  Here you can see the paintings I am working on along with the black and white.

The other painting I started this week is from Montipulciano. This is a view I woke up to every morning. I will keep you posted to my progress on these two painting. It is so much fun working on these. I feel like I am back in Italy and it just relaxes me and makes me happy!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Looking over Montepulciano

I have finished my 3rd painting in the Europe Series. 
"Looking Over Montepulciano" 48 x 36
This is the view from our agriturismo in Montepulciano. You just could not have a bad view.
I am now working on another Tuscan landscape and a scene form Cinque Terre.

You can see below, the other 2 paintings in the series. "Shopping in Siena" and "Kvetiny, Wenceslas Square"


Friday, October 17, 2008

The Decatur Market & Gallery

New Gallery in Decatur! As sad as we all are about losing bosewll Gallery in Decatur, I am happy to be apart of the new co-op gallery in the same location. I worked my first shift this Wed. What fun!! Patrick Dennis is the new owner and we just had a blast working on postcards and website ideas. The new gallery has a very new 
look, so  make sure to stop by.  The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 6 and they even have a open market in front of the gallery every Friday and Saturday evening from 5 - 10 pm. If you do not make it out before hand, the offical grand opening is November 1st. I will let you know as soon as they have their new website up and running!
If you have any questions about the Decatur Gallery, the number is 404 337 0755



Friday, October 10, 2008

Dawn Art @ Brookhaven Art Festival this weekend

Stop by and visit me this weekend in Brookhaven, GA

If you missed me in Norcross last weekend, you have another chance this weekend in Brookhaven.
The show is 

Saturday October 11th 10 - 6

Sunday October 12th 12 - 6


The BAF is held on Apple Valley Road, directly behind the Brookhaven MARTA Station. Convenient access to Peachtree Road, I-85, GA-400, and MARTA plus ample free parking gives the Brookhaven Arts Festival an ideal setting that enhances the experience for both artists and visitors.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Do you remember my Houdini beagle, Spot?

If you ever met Spot, he made an impression. A friend sent this video to me. It reminded me so much of my beagle, I laughed until I cried. Rob and I will be telling Spot stories forever!!!



Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dawn Art @ Norcross Art Festival this weekend

Dawn Art @ Norcross Art Festival this weekend!

Stop by and say hello this weekend:

 Saturday Oct 4th 10 – 6

 Sunday Oct 5th 11 – 5

Hope to see you there!

Dawn Kinney Martin


Directions:  http://www.norcrossartfest.com/

Via Peachtree Industrial Blvd. south or Peachtree Parkway (Hwy. 141) south: Turn left on Holcomb Bridge Road.

Via I-285: Go north on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Turn right on Holcomb Bridge Road.

Via I-85 north or south: Go west on I-285 to north on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Turn right on Holcomb Bridge Rd.

Via Buford Hwy. south: Turn right on Jimmy Carter Blvd., right on Atlantic Blvd., right on Holcomb Bridge Road.

Look for the “Festival Parking” signs.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dawn Wins Award in Charlotte!

This years Festival in the Park turned out to be a fabulous show. First I win an award that comes with a cash prize, then I meet a new collector of my work and have the best show in 3 years sales wise.

I know the economy is terrible, but this gives me hope!!!!!

(make sure to notice that pretty ribbon)



Monday, September 22, 2008

Mieko Horton Feature Student of the week!

Long time Spruill Artist, Mieko Horton will be showing her work at The Other Room Septermber 10th - October 9th. The opening Reception is September 22nd from  6pm - 9pm.
Phone # NY 646 - 784 0940

You can also view her lovely work at 

Congratulation Mieko!!

See you in class next week,


Friday, September 19, 2008

One year anniversary at Sip

 April Phillips owns this great little coffee house at Lindburgh Station.  
April is the better half  to Ralph "Ted " Phillips. 
Ralph has been in my painting class f-o-r-e-v-e-r and is a great painter. All of us in class listened, watched and waited for the coffee house to become a reality and now it is having its one year anniversary.  So, if you can make it, stop by on Sat and check it out.

Congratulations April and Ralph!!!



Friday, September 12, 2008

Festival in the Park Sept 18 - 21

Please stop by and see my latest paintings at

Festival in the Park

Spetbember 18th 6pm - 9pm

September 19th 4pm - 9pm

September 20th 10 pm - 9pm

September 21st 11 pm - 6pm

I will be in the Juried Artist Walk

Hope to see you there!

Dawn Kinney Martin


Freedom Park

1900 East Blvd

Charlotte NC 28203

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Classes Start Back at Spruill

Classes start back at Spruill on Tuesday, September 16th, 1:00 - 3:30. If you have not already signed up, please click on the link below to sign up on line or call 770.394.3447. 
I will also offer a three week open studio class December 2nd - 16th. Tuesdays 1 - 3:30.

Classes at SCAD Atlanta begin Tuesday and Wednesday September 16th and 17th 6:00 - 9:00
Click on the link below to register on line, or see the info below about register by mail or phone. SCAD does have teacher discounts and ACA or SCAD alumni discounts so be sure to use those if you can.

See you soon!!


Register by Mail

To register by mail, send the completed registration form with Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debit card; a personal/company check; or a money order (no counter checks or starter checks are accepted). Make checks and money orders payable to the Savannah College of Art and Design. 

Register by Fax

Fax completed registration forms with Visa, MasterCard or credit/debit card payment information to the secure line at 404.253.2702. All correspondence from the college, including payment receipt and confirmation, is sent via e-mail. 

Register by Phone

To register by telephone, call 404.253.6814, and have your registration information and credit/debit card number ready. You receive enrollment confirmation prior to the end of the call. 

Georgia Teacher Discounts 

Certified Georgia teachers who present a copy of their current teaching certificates are eligible for a 15 percent discount off the registration fee for any course and a 10 percent discount off the registration fee for any workshop or tour offered through the ACA Community Education Program of SCAD. 

SCAD and ACA Alumni Discount

With verification of SCAD or ACA alumni status, a 10 percent discount may be applied toward any ACA Community Education Program of SCAD course or workshop registration fee. 

Friday, September 5, 2008

Good to be back home!!!

Well, I am finally back in Atlanta. So Good to be home. The studio is still standing and it even looks like we have had some rain while I was gone. It is nice to see that the garden is still hanging in there. 
Rob has  started a new job with General and can you believe he had to leave town for a work trip on Thursday morning? He will be back on Saturday, so it could be worse. At least that gives me a chance to pile through the laundry, the stacks of mail on the desk and unload the van.   I have been fiddling with the look of the blog. Let me know if you like the changes.


Friday, August 29, 2008

Dawn's Book Reviews

I had no idea that Newport RI was such a busy tourist town. People and cars everywhere. Of course, there are rows of shops, restaurants and other fun things along the water to entice the people. I was going to tour the historic mansions in Newport today, but decided to just take a bike ride and pack up my campsite. I will do that next time. It is so nice to be in an area with scenic bike paths, I have to take advantage. These are photos I took along the bike.
I am heading back to PA for one last show before heading home. This will be a 3 day show over Labor Day weekend in Harrisburg.

I have read a few good books and a few bad books on the way.

The Bad and Ugly
Dark Harbor by Stuart Woods – Don't read it It was bad.

47th Samurai by Stephen Hunter, I have enjoyed some of his books in the past, but I cannot believe that a 60-year-old Billy Lee Swagger can be taught to be a Samurai fighter in a week. It was hard to make it through.

The Thumbs up Category

Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier, This is by the author of Pearl Earring. It was a well-written book. On the serious side, this book deals with the womens suffrage movement in England.

Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy, This book was a lot of fun. Each chapter was from the viewpoint of one character. Often the next chapter would be about the same story but from another characters point of view. It was often hysterical to read the conflicting views.

On Audio
Chasing Shadows: novellas from Transgressions by Walter Mosley and Joyce Carol Oates, The first novella by Walter Mosley was surprising coming from Walter Mosley. Every book I have read by him in the past had an angry black man as the central character. This story shows a softer side of Mosley. The main character is a small, insecure, intellectual young man working for and being bullied by an anarchist. Two thumbs up!
The second story by Joyce Carol Oates was a little disturbing. I put it in the okay category

Boomsday by Christopher Buckley, A really good book that deals with the absurdity American politic in a fictional setting. A Lot of laughs, but a little scary if you think about it.

The Dead Father Club by Matt Haig, This was on the serious / sad side, but well written. It deals with the unexpected death of a young boy’s Dad. It leaves the reader enough room to make up your own mind.

Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins, a cute story. More for young adults, if you have kids, you would want them to be as nice as these.

Life the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams, always a lot of fun even if he does ramble a bit. If you have never read, listen to or seen any of his books, you should. His imagination is amazing.

I am now reading Henderson’s Spear by Ronald Wright and The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty. Henderson’s Spear is hit or miss. Some parts are good. Some are tedious. The Memory of Running seems like it is going to be a winner.