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Showcase Your Vision: Melissa Dawn

Eyes on Main is sponsoring local artists in our community by showcasing their work in our Welcome area!

This quarter’s featured artist is Melissa Dawn. Her piece, Timeline, is a collagraph with image transfer created in February of 2014. This grid of 54 squares was printed using seven collagraph plates. The blocks were made of matboard, tape, wallpaper, tin foil, ribbon, and paper. They were printed intaglio.  Xerox images were then transferred to the completed grid.  The images are all of Melissa’s face, from the photo taken on the day she was born to a portrait made last year, thus the name Timeline. 


Timeline by Melissa Dawn, Collagraph with Image Transfer

Melissa Dawn is currently working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts, with emphases in Printmaking and Sculpture and a minor in Art History at Montana State University. She received her Masters in the Art of Teaching from the University of South Carolina in 1998, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, Theatre, and Music from the College of Charleston, South Carolina in 1997.

Melissa has participated in a variety of exhibitions over the years, including Vox Populi at the Helen Copeland gallery in 2013, and Upheaval at Montana State University, The Exit Gallery, and the Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery in 2014. Click the link below to read her Artist’s Statement, and stop by the office anytime to view Timeline in person!

Melissa Dawn—Artist Statement