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Dawn Adams
Oils on canvas and Designs in Glass
Public Collections

Acuity Insurance Headquarters, Sheboygan, WI

Beth-EL Sendeck Temple, Indianapolis, IN

Brockton Hospital, Maternity Wing, Brockton, MA

Children’s Surgery Center, Minneapolis, MN

City Offices, Springfield, IL

CORA Children and Family Resource Center, Philadelphia, PA

IU Medical Center, Cancer Wing, Indianapolis, IN

IU Health Bloomington Reginal Academic Health Center, Bloomington, IN

John Nassef Heart Hospital, St. Paul, MN

King Technologies, Minneapolis, MN

Mayor’s Office, City of Bloomington, IN

The Museum of Art, Science, & History, Evansville, IN

Regions Hospital, Saint Paul, MN

Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Texas State University Medical Arts Building, Austin, TX

University of Chicago, Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

Walt Disney World Caribbean Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Gallery and Museum Exhibitions
Indiana Artists Club Juried Group Exhibition, Newfields Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Hoosier Salon Juried Group Exhibition, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN 2019, 2022

“Water Light and Movement”, Evansville Museum of Art, Science, & History, IN, Solo Exhibition, 2019

“Water Imagery”, Wadron Art Center, Bloomington, IN, Solo Exhibition, Painting, 2016

“At the River’s Bend, Our Place on the Ohio”, Evansville Museum of Art, Science, & History, IN, Painting, 2016, Purchase Award

“Indiana Now, The Bicentenial”, Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN, 2016, Best in Show

“The Art and Soul of Bloomington”, The Venue, Bloomington, IN 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

“Water and Light”, Bloomington Convention Center, Bloomington, IN, Solo Exhibition, Painting, 2014

“Water Meditations”, Wonderlab, Bloomington IN, Solo Exhibition, Painting, 2009

Waldron Art Center, Bloomington IN, Group Exhibition, Painting, 2006, Solo Exhibition, Glass, 1993, 1998

The Art Source, Indianapolis, IN, Contemporary Glass Art Group Show, 1999

Society for Contemporary Crafts, Glass Competition Group Show, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998

Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI, 1998, Solo Exhibition, Glass, 1998

“Glass Act; Fluid Art Frozen in time”, Group Exhibition, Vertu Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Glass, 1992

DePauw University Art Center, Greencastle, IN, Alumni Group Show, Glass, 1987

Publications and Media

“812” Summer/Fall 2015 Magazine, award winning article “Still Waters” by Kelsey Roadruck and Haley Ward

“The Weekly Special” WFIU, PBS TV Show, Bloomington IN, September 19, 2013


DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Painting Major, 1978

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

M.F.A. Painting, May 1981

Dawn collaborated professionally with her husband, Dale Steffey, for over 30 years creating a large body of works in fused glass. In 2010 she returned to oil painting and explores the imagery of water in its natural forms.

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