All Things Animal opening


This exhibition aims to celebrate the diverse and fascinating world of animals through various artistic mediums.

Dawn Siebel will serve as juror for All Things Animal.



ArtWorks Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware, MA 01082

Entry Criteria

1. Applicants must reside in the Northeast and be 18 years of age or older.
2. Each artist may submit up to 3 original pieces per entry. We may restrict the # of accepted pieces to 2 based on space and # of pieces submitted.
3. Ineligible Work: AI generated art, work previously juried into an ArtWorks Gallery show, and work created under instruction.
4. Artwork will be juried for acceptance based on the criteria for this show using the image(s) submitted with registration.

Entry Fees

There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $25 for one piece, $35 for up to three pieces.

How to Enter

Use Entry Thingy below to submit your entries online. 

1. PLEASE!!! Check the spelling and the price of each piece before submitting your work! We have no way to edit your entry information, and this data is directly used to populate our Online Show.
2. The gallery will receive a 30% commission on all work sold. Please price your work accordingly!
3. If the work is framed, Enter ONLY the outer frame dimensions in the dimension field: H W D (if 3-d)
4. Please ensure that images of your artwork are of good quality, are representative of the original, and exclude the frame. These images will also be used in the online gallery.
5. Images: Only one image for 2-D work and up to 4 images for Sculptural work are permitted.
6. Uploaded images must be in .jpg, .png, or .gif format, be between 2 -6 MB in size, and must have a minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
7. Naming your photo file: FirstName_LastName_Title (Please Do not use this naming format in the Title Field! If so, it will be used in the Online Gallery – we have no way to change it!)

Accepted Work

– 2-D work must be framed, and securely wired across for hanging.
– Work must be hand-delivered to ArtWorks Gallery on specified dates. If mailing in work, a prepaid return label (UPS please!) must be included. Work must be received by end of day the Monday prior to the opening to be included.

Terms of Entry

WorkShop13 will receive a 30% commission on all work sold. Art need not be for sale, but is encouraged.
Artists retain all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork. By entering the competition, artists selected to exhibit grant WorkShop13 the rights to use the selected image(s) on social media, the web site, and printed materials for promotional purposes as well as the online show posted on the WorkShop13 website.

WorkShop13 will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any artwork, and recommends all artists carry insurance sufficient to cover the full replacement value of their artwork. By submitting to this exhibition, each artist will be deemed to have concurred with this agreement.

Dates to remember-

Entry Deadline: February 8, 2024 by midnight
Notification of Results: February 13, 2024
Hand Deliver Entries: Sunday February 25th | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Monday February 26th| 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Show Dates and Times: March 2nd through March 30th, 2024
Saturdays and Sundays| 1:00-4:00 PM
Opening Reception  Saturday, March 2 | 3 to 5 pm
Pick-up artwork: Saturday March 30th | 3-4 PM
Monday April 1st | 1 -3 PM


Dawn Howkinson Siebel was born during a snowstorm in Lake County, Indiana, in November 1950. Trained in the theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, she moved to New York City in 1972 to be an actress, quickly earned a Broadway credit, and almost as quickly lost interest in the theater as a career. A class at the New School introduced her to batik and she fell in love immediately with its complexity and how it freed her to draw. This led to 12 years as a dyer, beginning with batik t-shirts she sold in craft fairs and ending with intricately dyed silk clothing using processes of her own design. She has a t-shirt in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution from the early days and in 1985 she sold her collection of one-of-a-kind silk kimonos to Bergdorf Goodman before embarking on a trip around the world. She put a set of watercolors in her backpack to have something to do and learn on that trip.

Over the next 18 months, she fell in love with the medium, painting as she traveled. Watercolor was a perfect segue from dye. Both mediums are fluid, translucent and have white only as a negative space. Returning to New York, she painted at night with a day job in publishing for the next seven years. In 1994, she abandoned New York for Boulder, Colorado, and there, in a community of working artists, she finally found the nerve and inspiration to devote herself fully to art. Oil became her medium of choice in 1998 and over the next decade she developed a body of narrative work called Story Paintings, incorporating old family photographs. Concurrently, for almost 15 years, her base income came from painting faux finishes and murals. In 2010 she partnered with the National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation and moved back to the east coast to realize her project, Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, 343 oil portraits on burned blocks of wood. She completed the paintings while working with the NFFF on all other aspects of what became an 11-city two-year national tour. It continues to be exhibited. 

Anna, Dusted (African Elephant)

She settled in Easthampton MA in 2012 and by 2013 was painting portraits of endangered species. The subject matter was a conscious choice. Compelled now to address environmental issues in her work, these portraits are an argument for the sentience and rights of her subjects. In 2015 she decided to meet all the animals and use only her own reference images. It was a practical decision that deepened her work in ways she had not imagined. She and her subjects have regarded one another. They have posed for their portraits. As a visual artist she is self-taught and always learning. In early 2022, Dawn moved to Santa Fe NM. Learn more at her website,

Capulet (Grevy’s Zebra)



Best in Show

lee Hutt “Bison”

Most Surprising

Laurie G. Kelley “Who Peed in Your Cheerios?”

Best Brushwork

Lisa Bramhill “Greeting the Morning”

Most Amusing

Susan Pecora “Billy Idol Goat”

Most with Least

Jameen Blizzard “Bonobo”

Honorable Mention

Laurie Frazer “Finnegan”

Honorable Mention

Andrew Costa “Three Black Birds on White Birch”

Honorable Mention

Chris Diani “Seaside Tea Party”