DAWSON, a Native Hawaiian company, promotes the spirit of Aloha. In our corporate offices, we strive to provide an authentic and culturally relevant atmosphere for visitors and clients. By highlighting voices from communities that are too often marginalized and underrepresented, Dawson provides a creative, place-based perspective for local, national, and global audiences.
Modeled after the original DAWSON Art Project in Honolulu, Hawaii, the DAWSON Art Project Colorado Springs seeks to build a bridge between local business and local art. By showcasing work from indigenous artists within its corporate setting, DAWSON hopes to set an example for other local businesses to respect and honor the land and traditions upon which this city is built.
DAWSON Colorado Springs will provide selected artists with funding for materials. DAWSON will contract with a local film crew to create a video vignette of each artist’s vision and artistic practice. These vignettes will form a documentary about the DAWSON Art Project Colorado Springs and its participating artists. Once completed, the selected artists’ work will hang in the DAWSON Colorado Springs corporate office for 5-10 months. DAWSON will organize an exhibition to feature the artwork. The exhibition will include catering, live music, networking, and publicity. DAWSON will invite clients, local gallery owners, and Colorado Springs community leaders. All artwork will be for sale to the public.
We are looking for young, emerging artists who identify as Indigenous, First Nation, or Native American and work in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, or mixed/new media. If you know any artists that may be interested in this opportunity, we at DAWSON would greatly appreciate your input!