Artist Statement

Dawn 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. In 2019, a photo of hers taken in Yellowstone National Park was published by National Geographic Your Shot Stories titled "Yellowstone Memories".

Landscapes in wilderness areas that are unique and beautiful and places that need protection are the subject matters of her photography. Most of her work is captured during the blue and golden hours of the day, which are the best times for soft light, deep shadows, and contrast. She looks for remote locations with minimal light pollution, so that she can experience the magnificence of nature without the intrusion of man. Natural resources that are untouched by humans are diminishing and are under constant threat by ever-growing technology and industrialization. By immortalizing them, she seeks to raise awareness on the fragility of our ecosystems and inspire positive actions toward their preservation.


Honors and Exhibitions

2023     Arts Elevated at RST,  Rochester International Airport, Rochester, MN; Group exhibition

2022     Art in Bayfront Park  Duluth, MN

2022     Grand Marais Arts Festival  Grand Marais, MN

2021 - present     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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