Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Venue
Dawn Spears

Dawn Spears (Narragansett/Choctaw) is a doll maker, photographer, multi media artist, who uses cultural symbolism and the vibrant colors of our natural world as inspiration for her work.

My work reflects all facets of life. My mother Diosa Summers, Choctaw was an artist and educator who inspired and encouraged creativity in me and my siblings at an early age. I grew up being exposed to many forms of artmaking, assisting her was my introduction to art. It was inevitable that I would end up with similar interests.  I am a mother of three, a wife of thirty years to Cassius and a grandmother of four, I find as an artist, that being able to create original art that has elements of my culture and tradition, is my best form of expression, I use symbolism and the rich colors of our natural world as inspiration for my abstract paintings and designs.

Additional Links: 
Dawn Spears Art
Dawn on Etsy

I Have Worked With

  • I have participated in three exhibits at the gallery over the last few years, two Native American Art Exhibits and RISCA's Annual Diversity Exhibit

  • I had a wonderful opportunity to share some Narragansett hospitality to welcome their Native fellows in 2012 and 2013.  

     

  • Provided a corn husk doll workshop for thie students and offered a workshop/class field trip on Mapping. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Dawn
Job Title/Position: 
artist
Mailing Address: 
15 Oak Street
Ashaway, RI 02804
Physical Address: 
15 Oak Street
Ashaway, RI 02804
Last Name: 
Spears
Phone: 
401-932-5368

I am a Native American Artist

Native Heritage Designation: 
Native American
Tribal Status: 
Federally Recognized
Tribe Name: 
Narragansett

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Dolls / Soft Sculpture
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Visual/Crafts - Dolls / Soft Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
County
State
Multi-State Region

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Adults

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Address: 
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