Dawn Hart

My name is Dawn Hart. I am a ceramic artist living and working in Central California.

I create fine art and functional pieces that are based on my love of nature and the complex systems found in the natural, and man-made world around us.  My work takes many forms and integrates some mixed media elements. Ceramic art is my passion and I love my job every day!

 

My home studio is in North Fork (The exact center of California), just south of Yosemite National Park.  I received my MA in studio art with an emphasis in ceramics from California State University Fresno in 2013. I have a very busy studio practice and am a full-time art instructor at Clovis Community College.

 

When I am not playing with clay I am active, traveling, exploring, teaching, learning and spending time with my family and friends.

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Education

2013

 

2010

 

 

2007      

California State University Fresno, MA, with Distinction, emphasis ceramic sculpture, concentration art history.

 

California State University Fresno, BA, Summa Cum Laude with College Honors, emphasis ceramic sculpture, concentration

art history.

 

Reedley College, North Centers, AA, two-dimensional art, Magna Cum Laude.

Teaching/ Professional Experience

2020 - Present

 

2014 - Present

2015 - 2018

 

2015 - 2018

 

 

2015 - 2018

2015 - 2018

 

2015

2014

2013 - 2014

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

2013

2012

 

2011

Instructor; Beginning Ceramics, Intermediate Ceramics, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno Ca.

 

Instructor; Art Appreciation, 3D-Design, Beginning/Intermediate Drawing, 

Clovis Community College, Fresno Ca.

 

Ceramics Instructor

Clay Mix Studio, Fresno Ca. 

 

Exhibition Coordinator, Lobby Gallery

Clovis Community College, Fresno Ca.  

 

Adjunct Representative, Academic Senate

Clovis Community College, Fresno Ca.

 

Art Club Advisor

Clovis Community College, Fresno Ca.  

Artistic Director

The Art of Life Cancer Foundation, Fresno Ca.  

                                

Instructor, Art Appreciation

Madera Center, Madera Ca.

Instructor, Art Appreciation, Large Group Instruction

Reedley College, Reedley Ca.

                

Artist in Residence through Clay Mix

Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno Ca.

                                

Graduate Assistant

California State University Fresno, Fresno CA       

 

Artist Lectures

California State University Fresno, Fresno Ca.

 

Instructor, Beginning Ceramics

California State University Fresno, Fresno CA    

    

Instructor, After School Program

Clay Mix, Fresno County, Fresno Ca.

Curatorial Experience

2018

2017

2016

2015    

College Clay, Fresno State, Fresno City, Reedley College Ceramics, Clay Hand Studios

Essence of A Woman, Julia Feld, Clay Hand Studios

 

Still Lives of 46 Lahiri Lane, Neil Chowdhury, Clovis Community College.

Nocturnal Collection, Isabelle Barraza, Clovis Community College.

All Realities Are Virtual, Kirtley King, Clovis Community College.

Student Art Exhibition, Clovis Community College.

Dessication, Abiam Alvarez, Clay Hand Studios.

Totem Series, Susanne French, Clay Hand Studios.

 

The Disambiguation of Asian American History, Edwin Macaraeg, Clovis Community College.

The Bracero Program, Eliana Soto, Clovis Community College.

Faculty Art Exhibition, Process and Product. Clovis Community College.

All the Small Things, Adam Longatti, Clovis Community College.

Student Art Exhibition, Clovis Community College.

 

Student Art Exhibition, Clovis Community College.

Faculty Art Exhibition, Analog This, Digital That. Clovis Community College.

Solo Exhibitions

2019

2018

2017

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2012

 

2010  

Solo Show, Ampersand, Fresno Ca.

 

Two Graduates, Ten Years Later, with Julia Woli Scott, Clovis Community College, Fresno Ca.

 

Repetition and Variation, with Heather Hubbard, Clay Hand Studios, Fresno Ca.

Lost in Repetition, Merced College, Merced Ca.

 

Function, Collection and Suspension. Clay Hand Studios. Fresno Ca.

Master’s of Art Graduate Exhibition, Structures.  Conley Gallery, CSU Fresno. Fresno Ca. 

 

Solo Exhibition, Pinot Wine Bar and Bistro, Fresno Ca.

 

Urban Narratives, Honors Exhibition, Dean’s Gallery, CSU Fresno, Fresno Ca.

Group Exhibitions

2019

2018

2017

 

 

 

2016

2015

2013

2012

 

 

 

 

 

2011

2010

2009

2008    

Man-Un-Made, M Street Graduate Studios, Fresno Ca.

Preview Exhibition, Sierra Art Trails, K Jewell, Fresno Ca. 

Group Show, Stellar Gallery, Oakhurst Ca.

ACGA Clay and Glass Festival, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto Ca.

Members Invitational Show, Corridor 2122, Fresno Ca.

 

In the Garden, Clay Hand Studios, Fresno Ca.

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, Clay Hand Studios, Fresno Ca.

ACGA Clay and Glass Festival, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto Ca.

 

Desirable Discoveries, Clay Hand Studios, Fresno Ca.

May Flowers, Clay Hand Studios, Fresno Ca.

Capturing, Keeping, and Remembering, Academy of Music and Arts, Fresno Ca.

 

Clay Hand Members Show, Clay Hand Studio, Fresno Ca.

Process and Product. Faculty Exhibition, Clovis Community College, Fresno Ca.

Analog This, Digital That. Faculty Exhibition, Clovis Community College, Fresno Ca.

The Black and White Show, Chris Sorensen Studio, Fresno Ca.

 

Spectacle, A Closer Look at Fresno, M Street Arts Complex, Fresno Ca.

California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, CSU Fresno Group show, Davis Ca.

Ongoing Exhibition, Graduate Study Center, Henry Madden Library, CSU Fresno, Fresno Ca.

Fig Tree Gallery Invitational Show, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno Ca.

The Bomb Show, Arthouse, Fresno, Ca.

 

Department of Art and Design, 2012 Faculty Show, Conley Art Gallery, CSU Fresno. Fresno Ca.

Dressage in the Redwoods Group Show, Vigne’ Farms, Bonny Doon Ca.

Art Market, State of the City Address, Convention Center, Fresno, Ca.

California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, CSU Fresno Group Show, Davis Ca.

Dean’s Gallery Group exhibition, CSU Fresno, Fresno Ca.

 

Corridor 2122 CSUF Grad Student Juried Invitational, Fresno Ca.

Scientifique, Sorensen Gallery, Fresno Ca.

CSU Fresno Group Show California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis Ca.

 

The Centennial Rephotographing Project, California State University Fresno, Fresno Ca.

Clay Mix, Holiday Sale Exhibition, Fresno Ca.

 

Student Show, California State University Fresno, Fresno Ca.

Fine Arts and Photography Show, North Fork Arts Council, North Fork Ca.

Reveiller, Quady Winery, Madera Ca.

 

Simultaneous Contrast, Student Show, California State University Fresno, Fresno Ca.

BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) Group Show and Print Exchange, Iowa State University, Ames Ia.

The Pink Show, Chris Sorensen Gallery, Fresno Ca.

Sierra Art Trails, Multiple Venues, Oakhurst Ca. 

Publications

2013

2012

2011

 

2008

 

2006   

CCACA, California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art Exhibition Guide, Davis Ca.

CCACA, California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art Exhibition Guide, Davis Ca.

 

CCACA, California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art Exhibition Guide, Davis Ca.

 

North Centers’ Review, Student Art and Literature, Willow International Center, Clovis Ca.

 

North Centers’ Review, Student Art and Literature, Madera Center, Madera Ca.

Memberships

ACGA - Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California- Bay Area, California

SJCGA- San Joaquin Clay and Glass Association- Fresno, California

 

NCECA-National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts- Boulder, Colorado

 

ACC-American Craft Council- Minneapolis, Minnesota 

 

The American Ceramic Society- Westerville, Ohio

 

Fresno Art Museum- Fresno, California

 

Sierra Foothill Conservancy -Mariposa, California