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Art Honors & Awards - Dawn Nelson, Jamaica Plain, MA Artist

Recipient of the 2013 Schoen Family Weston Teacher Travelship, a grant that allowed me to travel and study in Istanbul, Venice, and Berlin. 2013.

Recipient of a Freeman Foundation Grant for travel/study in China.  Summer 2007.

Outstanding Arts Educator of the Year and Outstanding Arts Program of the Year from The Massachusetts Alliance for Arts and Education (a program affiliate of The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts). 1996.

Applied for and received Grants for visiting Artists, Art Exhibitions, and special arts events.

Students Awards: The Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards, The National Scholastic Art Awards, The Wang Center “Young at Arts” Program, Audubon Society Contest, The Tappan New England Scholastic Press Photography Competition, The Cambridge Bank and Trust Calendar artist competition, and student work has been selected for traveling exhibition in the former Soviet Union.

Citation of Excellence for the Weston Middle School Art Program from Scholastic Art Awards.

Founding member. Jamaica Plain Open Studios.

Participant; Harvard University Teachers as Scholars program.  Primary Source program, Watertown, MA.

Studied and worked with Paolo Soleri, Architect and Ecologist. Summer, 1973.