Dawn Evans Scaltreto

Artist, Muralist, Illustrator, Teacher, Arts Activist


  • Watercolor, acrylic, mixed media.

Arts Educator:

  • Watertown Senior Center Arts Instructor, 1994 - present
  • Brighton Senior Center Arts Instructor, 1998 - present
  • Waltham Senior Center Arts Instructor, Spring 2003 - present
  • Watertown Middle School Community Mural Club Artist/Facilitator 2003 - present
  • Cambridge Arts Council Art Among Us: Make it Public in cooperation with the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program and the Cambridge Department of Public Works, summer 2002, 2003 & 2004
  • Powers Music School Music on the Hill arts and crafts instructor, 2002 to present
  • Watertown Community Education, various arts classes

Selected Distinctions & Awards:

  • Artist's Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition finalist, December 2007 edition
  • Watercolor Magic Magazine Watermedia Showcase 2007 Honorable Mention, August 2007 edition of magazine
  • Arsenal Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence 2006, Exhibiting Artist 2005, 2006
  • New England Watercolor Society National Exhibition, North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA 2006
  • Cows on Parade, Boston 2006, 5 selected entries
  • New England Watercolor Society Regional Exhibition, Saco, Maine 2005
  • Purchase Award, At Home with The Arts, The Boston Home, 2005
  • Various mural & art installation projects Boston Children's Hospital, 1998 - present
  • Wheeler Water Garden at Danehy Park, Cambridge, 2005
  • Painting featured in Junior League Designer Showhouse 2003, Chrisicos Interiors
  • Mural (digital), Messages exhibit, "Leaving Your Mark", Boston Museum of Science, 1999
  • Cover Illustration, Boston Museum of Science Magazine Fall 1992
  • 1993 Parent's Choice Gold Award, Learning and Doing Category, Illuminations Glow in the Dark Universe
  • 2006, 1991 Watertown Art Association "Best of Show"
  • Watertown Art Asociation, Professional Artists Awards, 1990 - 2007


  • Watertown Art Association, President 1992 - 94, 2005-07, Publicity & Exhibit Chair, 1991 - present
  • Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown Arts on the Charles, Founding Member, Board Member, 1997 - present

Partial Client List:

Boston Children's Hospital, Illuminations, Creative Discovery, Millennium Design, Harvard University, Citizen Schools, Boston Museum of Science, The Corner Mall, Tello's, Boston Diamond & Jewelry Building, Ontario Science Center

Artist's Statement

I create art to make people feel safer and calmer in an increasingly scary world. Much of my artwork is public art geared toward children and families in healthcare situations. If my art makes them feel more confident and relaxed, then I have achieved my goal. When I work with and for children, I am reminded that I need to think like a child to make art that connects with them and is relevant to their experience without talking down to them. I enjoy creating fine art in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. I continue to teach and share this great gift I have been granted, and hope each day that my art has reached and touched another soul.

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