About Dawn

A Florida native – having graduated with a Legal Studies degree from UCF and having participated in the Visual Arts program at Eckerd College – Dawn has quickly made a name for herself in the photography industry. Successfully building recognition along the eastern seaboard from Florida to New York City, her photography and other works of art have been sold and displayed in numerous exhibition venues, homes and offices worldwide.

Since establishing her roots in NYC in 2011, she has curated many group exhibitions throughout the city. Her past accomplishments include judging several Florida photography exhibitions including the Tampa Bay Garden Club’s Annual Floral Exhibition as well as writing for the Tampa Regional Artists and Brandon League of Fine Arts newsletters. She has also participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Florida and NYC in a variety of different types of venues.

Aside from her own photography and private instruction through Dawn M. Wayand Photography, Dawn also currently runs a photography education group which hosts photography workshops on over 120 photography topics taught by a 3-instructor team enriching the photography skills and experiences of over 5,500 photographers in the NYC area and worldwide.

Dawn’s Past Curating Positions

Abrons Arts Center, Lower East Side – NYC (2 exhibitions)
Soho Arthouse, Soho – NYC (10 exhibitions)
Caelum Gallery, Chelsea – NYC (1 exhibition)

Dawn’s Past Personal Exhibitions

Art on Broadway by Dacia Gallery, Manhattan (1 group exhibition)
Soho Arthouse, Manhattan (8 group exhibitions)
Abrons Arts Center (2 group exhibitions)
Five Pointz Art Festival, Brooklyn (1 group exhibition)
Broomie’s, Brooklyn (1 solo exhibition)

Tampa, FL:
Old Hyde Park Art Center (13 group exhibitions)
Carrollwood Cultural Center (3 group exhibitions)
Museum of Photographic Arts (1 group exhibition)
North Tampa Arts in the Park (1 group exhibition)
Wyndham Hotel (3 solo exhibitions)
Tampa Artists Emporium (personal 3-month rotating exhibition space)
Ybor City Saturday Morning Market (12 weeks)

Brandon, FL:
Brandon League of Fine Arts (2 exhibitions)

Clearwater, FL:
Clearwater Main Library (1 exhibition)

Dawn’s Past Photography Talks & Lectures

2010 – On Eastern Europe, Tampa, FL
2012 – Artistic Expression in Photography, NYC
2012 to present – Various self-promotion and exhibitions education workshops, NYC

Dawn’s Past Art Affiliations

National Association of Professional Women (member)
Professional Photographers of America (member)
NYC Digital Photography Workshops (owner)
Drawing the Light – Studio & Lighting Classes (owner)
NYC Digital Photography Club (owner)
NYC Image Group (owner)
Journeys Photography Exploration Group (JPEG) (owner)
NYC Digital Photo Walks (owner)
Tampa Regional Artists (member & exhibitor)
Brandon League of Fine Arts (member & exhibitor)
North Tampa Art League (member & exhibitor)
Museum of Photographic Arts (member & exhibitor)
Sarasota Art Center (member)
Professional Alliance of Visual Arts (member)
Digital Divas (member & photographer)
West Coast Photography Group (member & photographer)
Modeling & Photography Forum (member & photographer)
Tampa Photography Forum (member & photographer)
North Pinellas Photography Forum (member & photographer)
Florida State Photography Forum (member & photographer)