Dawn Watson Photography

Hudson River Landing

Studio 244
145 Palisade Street

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522



Solo/Featured Exhibitions


The Lodge at Woodloch Fall Art Show, Hawley, PA. (Kiesendahl & Calhoun Fine Art Ltd) 

Dab Art Co., ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA (TM), Vol. 3 (Year 3 Exhibition), Drift/Bound: Untethered Landscapes, Los Angeles, CA (Yessica Torres, co-owner and chief curator)

Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-arts, 160th Anniversary, Message from G.R.A.C.E. Imaginings of an Altered World, Orangerie du Sénat-Jardin due Luxembourg, Paris, (Michael King, President of the National Society of Fine Arts, Bénedicte  Lecat, FACEC International)



The Davis Orton Gallery, Gallery exhibition 2021, online exhibition 2020, Message from G.R.A.C.E. Imaginings of an Altered World, Alternative Visions of the Natural World, Hudson, NY. (Karen Davis, co-owner/curator Davis Orton Gallery) 

The Gallery in the Park, Ephemera, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge, NY.  (Kiesnedahl + Calhoun Fine Art Ltd.)


Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Focus Gallery, Solo Exhibition "holding, still", Providence, RI (David DeMelim, Director, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts) 

The Griffin Museum of Photography, Solo Exhibition, Message from G.R.A.C.E. Imaginings of an Altered World, Winchester, MA (Paula Tognarelli, executive director/curator, Griffin Museum of Photography)

Lensculture, Feature Entries, Message from G.R.A.C.E. Imaginings of an Altered World, (Art Photography Awards 2018)


Los Angeles Center of Photography, Solo Exhibition, Message from GRACE: Imaginings of an Altered World, Los Angeles, CA (Paula Tognarelli, executive director/curator, Griffin Museum of Photography)

Los Angeles Center of Photography, First Prize Juried Member Exhibition, dnj Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, (Paula Tognarelli, executive director /curator, Griffin Museum of Photography)

Center for Fine Art PhotographyFeatured Artist, Animalia, 2017 (Hamidah Glasgow, executive director/curator, Center for Fine Art Photography)

Passporte Prize for Surreal Photography Honoring Man Ray, online (Sarah Sudoff, director, Capsule Gallery)

New York Center for Photographic Arts, Wandering Curves Honorable Mention, New York, NY (Ellen Denuto, photographer)

Select Juried/Group Exhibitions and Online Features


The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winter Solstice 2022 Member’s Exhibition; The Winchester Fence, (Crista Dix, executive director, Griffin Museum of Photography)
 South X Southeast Photo Magazine, Poetry of Tom Weiss; Small Works/Big Show; Rumors of Spring (Nancy McCrary, owner/gallerist, South X Southeast Gallery)

Center for Photographic Arts, 2022 Members Juried Online Exhibition, (Crista Dix, executive director Griffin Museum of Photography)

PCNW, Reverberations25th Juried Photography Exhibition, Seattle, WA (Jennifer Stoots, certified photography appraiser and photo historian and Liza Faktor, curator and creative producer)


South X Southeast Magazine/Gallery, In Nature(Nancy McCrary, owner/gallerist South X Southeast Gallery) 

South X Southeast Magazine/Gallery, Seeing Ourselves, Seeing Others, (Molly Roberts/curator; Nancy McCrary, owner/gallerist South X Southeast Gallery) 

 Center for Photographic Arts, International Juried Exhibition, (Aline Smithson, editor in chief Lenscratch)


Loosen Art, Environment Documenta, digital group exhibition, Millepiani gallery, Rome

The Lodge at Woodloch Summer Art Show, Hawley, PA. Kiesendahl & Calhoun Fine Art Ltd.

Vermont Center for Photography, Juried Exhibition, Brattleboro, VT (Bruce Myron, photographer, educator)

Black Box Gallery, Black and White: PhotographyOnline, Portland, OR (Todd Johnson, director)
 The Curated Fridge, Online, Winter Show, (Sarah Kennel, curator Peabody Essex Museum)

 Humble Arts Foundation, New Psychedelics, July 2018 (Roula Seikaly, curator: Jon Feinstein, curator/founder)

The Hand Magazine, Issue 21, July 2018 (Adam Finkelstein, owner/publisher, The Hand Magazine)

F-Stop Magazine, Issue 90, Land, Sea, Air Aug/Sept (Christy Karpinski, founder/Editor F-Stop Magazine)

In the In-Between: Journal of New and New Media Photography, Now You Don't: Photography and Extinction online, (Stephanie Amon, writer, gallerist, interpretive programs facilitator)

Tang Teaching Museum - Skidmore College Alumni Juried Exhibition, Saratoga Springs NY, (Kathie Chwals Milligan, Brice Honeycutt and Reet Das)

A Smith Gallery, Forgotten, Johnson City, TX (Blue Mitchell, publisher Diffusion Magazine)

PhotoPlace Gallery, Still Life: Elevating the Mundane, Middlebury VT, (Kimberly Witham, photographer)

The Griffin Museum of Photography at the Lafayette Center, Tree Talk, (Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator, Griffin Museum of Photography)

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Member's Exhibition, Ft. Collins Co, (Brian Paul Camp, Director, Clamp Art, NYC)


PH21 Gallery, LOL, Budapest, Hungary 2017/2018 (Zolt Batori, Artistic Director, Krisztina Domjan, Director)

PhotoPlace Gallery, Celebrating the Creative Process, Middlebury, VT (Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief of Don't Take Pictures, Director of Panopticon Gallery)

Direct Relief International-Life Support Puerto Rico, Mourning Star (Crista Dix, founder/director, Wall Space Creative)

Click! Photography Festival, 2017 Juried Exhibition,Resist, Durham, NC (Michael Pannier, Founder and Director of the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC)

Tilt Gallery, Photography Re-Imagined V: Visual Storytelling, Scottsdale, AZ (Cig Harvey, visual artist)

Filter Photo Festival, 2017 Juried ExhibitionDeception, Chicago, Il (Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt, NYC)

Davis-Orton Gallery, 2017 Group Show, Hudson NY, 2017 (Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director, the Griffin Museum of Photography)

Griffin Museum of Photography23rd Juried Exhibition on Instagram, Winchester MA, (Hamidah Glasgow, executive director/curator, Center for Fine Art Photography)

Albrecht-Kemper Museum, Juried Exhibition"Solar Flair", St. Joseph MO

The DarkRoom Gallery, Abstraction, Essex Junction VT, (Blue Mitchell, editor-in-chief and creator of Diffusion Magazine, curator for Plates to Pixels gallery)


New York Center for Photographic Arts, Primary Colors, New York City NY (Ann Jastrab, Gallery director, RayKo Gallery)

The Lodge at Woodloch Winter Show, Hawley PA, /2016-2017) (Kiesnedahl + Calhoun Fine Art Ltd.)

Griffin Museum of Photography22nd Juried Exhibition, Winchester MA, (Elizabeth Avedon, book editor/writer
 PhotoPlace Gallery, Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary, Middlebury VT (Kate Breakey, artist/educator)

A Smith Gallery, Light, Johnson City TX (Michael Kenna, photographer), RED, (Aline Smithson, creator of Lenscratch blog, educator, visual artist)
 The DarkRoom Gallery, Haunted, Essex Junction VT (Russell Joslin, Editor and Publisher of Shots Magazine, photographer) Chroma, (Susan Spiritus, Director of the Susan Spiritus Gallery)


Hastings Station Café Gallery, STILL solo exhibition, Hastings on Hudson, NY 

Skidmore College Alumni Juried Exhibition, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs NY (Grace DeGennaro, visual artist and Deborah Frankel Reese, visual artist)

Continuing Education:

Finding Your Vision Critique Workshop, Sandi Haber Fifield 2012-2022

Master Class Critique Workshop, Aline Smithson 2022-2023

Mentoring, Sal Taylor Kydd 2022-2023

International Center of Photography

Maine Media College

Santa Fe Workshop


Skidmore College, 1978 BS Honors in Dance

Dawn Watson Photography

Dawn Watson is an artist and activist. Her work examines the fragility of both the natural environment as well as our relationship to it and to each other.
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