Dawn J Demaske is a landscape photographer based in Minnesota with more than 20 years of photography experience. Her work has been on display in numerous art exhibitions locally and out-of-state over the past two decades. Her photography focuses on the raw beauty of the natural  environment, mostly in wilderness areas and public lands. She brings attention to unique and special places that are under threat by man and climate change. Her work captures serene moments of fleeting golden light and colorful landscapes of these special places she photographs. 

Another part of her photography repertoire is night photography or astrophotography.  Her night photography brings attention to a world that is shrinking and not available to see for billions of people on the planet. She seeks out protected lands, such as national parks and wilderness  areas, to experience and photograph dark, starry skies. This natural resource  is a vanishing and priceless treasure and she wishes to bring attention to the issue of light pollution and educate people about it and how it can be mitigated.


Honors and Exhibitions

2022     Art in Bayfront Park  Duluth, MN

2022     Grand Marais Arts Festival  Grand Marais, MN

2022     National Parks of the United States R Gallery, Boulder, CO; Online exhibition

2021     Color Burst: Contemporary Photography Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR; Group exhibition

2020-2021     Arts Elevated at RST,  Rochester International Airport, Rochester, MN; Group exhibition

2019     National Geographic Your Shot Stories, Yellowstone Memories; Published

2019     Nocturne  Arc Gallery, Online Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Group exhibition

2019     When Darkness Falls: Night Explorations  Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Kay Daugherty Gallery, Solomons, MD; Group exhibition

2012     The Healing Arts Program  Hudson Hospital, Hudson, WI; Group exhibition

2009     Salon 300: Minnesota State Fair Overflow Show 2009  Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN; Group exhibition

2009     Enriching Arts Program  Croixdale Senior Housing Center, Bayport, MN; Group exhibition

2008     The 25th Annual Members Exhibition  The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI; Group exhibition

2008     The Healing Arts Program  Hudson Hospital, Hudson, WI; Group exhibition

2005     Art Here First Fridays  Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul, MN; Group exhibition

2004    The Art of Democracy: Tools of Persuasion Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Group exhibition

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