Dawn Peterson

Dawn Peterson

Dawn Peterson

  • B.F.A., Mary Baldwin College
  • M.F.A., painting, SCAD
First year at SCAD:

"The interaction with talented creative students makes teaching a new experience during each class. The diversity of students and their varied interests bring different points of view into the learning environment. The most inspiring times are the stars align and students realize that their talent, newly learned criteria and their work comes together and they become aware of their success They have learned new artistic concepts and they are inspired to learn more."


"The Pulp Painting Portfolio Award has given me the opportunity to share my work with numerous public and private collections such as Thomas J. Watson Library Metropolitan Museum of Art, University of Virginia at Wise, Guild of Papermakers, UCLA Young Research Library, The Banff Centre, Michigan State University Libraries, Columbia College and many others."

Awards, recognition and honors

Liquitex Excellence in Art Award; Pulp Painting Portfolio Award, Washington D.C.


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, English Setter Association of America

Publications and presentations

  • Works published in Artist magazine
  • Hand Papermaking magazine
  • Hand Papermaking website

Courses Taught

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DRAW 102 Drawing III: Content and Interpretation
  • DSGN 100 Two-dimensional Design
  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application