• Her Place

    Dorothy is now showing 2 works at Her Place in
    Valparaiso, IN
    May, 2017 - November, 2017

  • Life Force Arts Center Exhibit

    "The Gatekeeper"
    The Language of Healing Exhibit
    Show runs 5/13/17-8/22/17 at Life Force Arts Center, Chicago, IL

  • 66th Annual Art Show of Chesterton Woman's Club

    Dorothy will be one of three Judges for this competition, "Artful Visions"
    The Show runs June 4 - June 30, 2017 at The Chesterton Art Gallery
    Chesterton, IN

  • South Shore Arts at the Munster Visual and Performing Arts Center

    South Shore Arts at the Munster Visual and Performing Arts Center

    SOLO SHOW

    Exhibit Dates: March 18-June 17.
    26 Paintings on exhibit in the Atrium Gallery
    Artist Reception, May 21, 1-3pm

  • Roots Organic Juice Cafe, Valparaiso, IN

    Now Showing 7 paintings with artist Christian Fillippo
    Reception, April 21, 5-7pm

  • Roots Cafe, Valparaiso

    Seven works on Exhibit with Artist Christian Fillippo
    March 16, 2017 - May, 2017

  • Blackbird Cafe, Valparaiso

    Two works on Exhibit honoring women of the world.
    March 7- 17, 2017

  • South Shore Arts Exhibit Opening

    South Shore Arts Exhibit Opening

    25 Works on exhibit March 31 - June 18.
    Artist Reception May 21, 1:00-3:00
    Exhibit in Atrium
    1040 Ridge Road
    Munster, IN

  • Artist Talk

    April 26, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am, Dorothy will give an Artist Talk to retired faculty at Valparaiso University. the topic is Ancient Visions.
    This presentation includes her own photographs of prehistoric North American Rock Art, the source of her inspiration for her art.

  • Art on the Air at WVLP

    Dorothy will be interviewed on the radio show WVLP on Friday, February 17 at 11:00 am, hosted by Gregg Hertzlieb and Melissa Washburn. The topic is " Art and Conservation". Dorothy will discuss conservation and preservation of Rock Art in North America and the importance of preserving significant prehistoric sites.

  • Artist Talk

    Valparaiso University
    Monday, February 6, 2017 , 3:30pm at Harre Union. Dorothy will give an artist talk to the VOLT group:
    "Archaic Magic as Artistic Inspiration"

  • Chesterton Art Center

    * Poetry Without Words*
    Group Show, Chesterton Art Center, Chesterton, IN
    February 1 - March 1, 2017
    Opening Reception: Sunday, February 5, 2-4pm

  • More Color and More Spirit

    Group Show: Dorothy Graden, Laurel Izard, Edwin Shelton
    Ellen Firme Gallery
    92 US 12 Beverly Shores, IN

    Reception: Friday, December 9, 2016 5-8pm
    Show runs: December 9 - January 9, 2017

  • Ancient Vision Exhibit and Reception

    Ancient Vision Exhibit and Reception

    The Village Art Gallery at Pines Village
    3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN

    Reception: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 1:30 - 3:00
    Dorothy will present a slide show and artist talk
    Refreshments will be served

    Exhibit runs: December 11 - January 26
    Gallery open Monday - Friday
    8:30 - 4:30

  • SOLO SHOW

    Dorothy will be exhibiting 16 works at The Village Gallery
    Valparaiso, IN
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 - Thursday, January 26, 2017

  • COLOR AND SPIRIT
    Group Show: Edwin Shelton, Dorothy Graden, Laurel Izard
    November 7, 2016 - January 6, 2017
    LaPorte County Visitor Center
    Michigan City, IN

  • Artist Talk

    Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO)
    Ms. Graden gave an Artist Talk and slide show presentation of cave art and art inspiration to the PEO group in Valparaiso, IN on October 4, 2016.

  • The Duet Exhibit
    Exhibiting the work: "Renewal of the Matrix" Oct - Nov. 2016
    CornerStone Gallery
    Whiting, IN

  • THE YARD SHOW Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
    Exhibiting "Where?" until Saturday, November 12, 2016

  • Three Day Intensive in the Paper Studio
    Creating new papers, introducing new techniques at Hook Pottery and Paper in LaPorte, IN
    Watch for new exciting works on the Portfolio page.

  • Ms. Graden participated in the two day workshop "Encaustic Collagraph"
    September 14,15, 2016
    Instructor: Renowned artist, Jeff Hirst
    Lubeznik Center, Michigan City, IN

  • Midnight Stroll of the Rusalka
    Juried into "The Creative Soul, Art and the Nine Levels of Self"
    Life Force Arts Center, Chicago
    October 8, 2016 - January 10, 2017

  • 35 Works Exhibited in New Solo Show
    South Bend, Indiana
    September 13 - October 18, 2016
    contact dardorova@comcast.net for details

  • Michiana Annual Art Competition (MAAC)
    Location: Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph , Michigan
    ATABEIRA AND STILLMAN have been juried into the show
    Opening Reception: Friday, June 17, 5:30pm-7:30pm (Michigan time)
    Show runs June 17 - August 14, 2016

  • Now showing works at Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago
    212 West Superior St.

    See Links page for website

  • Solo Show

    Calumet College of St. Joseph
    Whiting, IN
    SOLO EXHIBIT January 22 - March 4, 2016
    Dorothy will also give an artist talk, date TBA

  • Guest Artist
    Dorothy will be presenting her work and slide presentation on October 23, 2015 at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, IN. The presentation will be followed by a seminar on papermaking with Professor Jody Nix

  • Dorothy has been selected to be published in a book edited by
    Tatiana Minniyakhmetova and Kamila Velkoborska
    Title: The Ritual Year 10
    Magic in Rituals and Rituals in Magic
    2015
    The title of Dorothy's article: Archaic Magic as Background to Artistic Inspiration and interpretation

  • Oliver Brown Exhibit
    119th Street Artists, Whiting IN
    3 works have been selected by the curator
    Show runs Oct. 23, 2015 - December 11, 2015

  • Dorothy Graden, Juror for Bloomington, IN shows
    Dorothy was asked to Jury submissions for the Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Show Exhibits for the 2015 - 2016 Art Season.

  • Life Force Arts Center
    Chicago, IL
    The Spiritual Power of Art: Myth, Religion & Mystical Experience
    "The Visionary" has been selected for this exhibit
    Sept. 12, 2015 - January 5, 2016
    Opening Reception: Sat., Sept. 12, 6:30pm - 10pm

  • CornerStone Art Gallery
    Whiting, IN
    Triad Show
    Abundance has been selected for this show
    Reception: Friday, August 21, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
    Show runs until Sept. 26, 2015

  • 2017 Upcoming Solo Show

    South Shore Arts
    March 27, 2017 - June 18, 2017
    Munster, IN
    Details TBA

  • Concepts and Compositions
    National Juried Art Exhibit
    Hosted By the 119th Street Artists of Whiting , IN
    4 of Dorothy's art pieces have been selected for this show
    Exhibition Dates: June 8- July 25, 2015
    Opening Reception: Friday June 26, 2015 6:30ppm - 9:00 pm
    "Sowing Dawn" was awarded Honorable Mention

  • Created a work of art to be auctioned for the Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehab Center
    Join MRWRC for an evening of art, music, and hors d'oeuvres to support local wildlife!
    When: May 8th from 6-9 p.m.
    Where: White Key Gallery, 404 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso

  • Indianapolis Solo Show is now installed !
    Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Building, Lobby Gallery
    320 North Meridian, Indianapolis, IN
    Show runs until June 25, 2015, no admission fee, open every day except Sunday

  • Michiana Annual Art Competition (MAAC)
    Location: Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph , Michigan
    LIMINAL SPACES has been juried into the show
    Opening Reception: May 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm (Michigan time)
    Show runs May 15 - June 25, 2015

  • 2015 Spring Art Exhibition
    The Merge Building, 5920 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN
    "Above and Within" and "Reach Beyond" have been selected for this show
    Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 4:00 - 11:00pm

  • Universal Energy Juried Show
    Life Force Arts Center, 1609 West Belmont, Chicago, IL
    "Continuum" has been selected for this show
    Reception: Friday, May 22, 6:30 - 10:00pm

  • Teacher as Artist" Juried Art Competition

    March 11-April 24, 2015 Artists' Reception , Friday, March 13 6-9pm
    "Prescience" BEST OF SHOW and "Celebration" HONORABLE MENTION
    Creative Arts and Event Center
    2 W Main St.
    Greenfield, IN

  • Art &Paper International Competition Curated Show
    March 2015 Two works have been selected for this show, "The Healer" and "Jellies, Complex Simplicity"
    Arterie Fine Arts Gallery, Naperville,IL

  • The Spiritual Power of Art: The Human Spirit
    January 24 - May 12, 2015
    Life Force Arts Center, 1609 West Belmont, Chicago, IL
    The Flute Player has been accepted into this juried show.

  • Upcoming SOLO Exhibit: Show Dates: July 17 - August 26, 2015
    Opening Reception: July 17, 2015, 5:30-7:30 (Michigan time)
    Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI

  • Prescience and Celebration have been accepted into
    The Tribe and the Sovereign juried exhibit at
    Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago, IL
    Exhibit runs Oct 15 - December, 2014

  • New Solo Show : Archaic Magic, New Works by Dorothy Graden
    Hammond Arts Center 5832 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324
    Opening Reception: November 7, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Music by Halo Moon, compositions inspired by the artist's work
    Refreshments will be served

  • The Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck
    Ms. Graden has been invited to present a paper at the Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria in September, 2014. Her presentation will be "Archaic Magic as Background to Artistic Inspiration and Interpretation"
    A slide show and samples of her art will be part of the presentation.
    The title of the conference is "Magic in Rituals and Rituals in Magic"

  • 2014 SOLO SHOW
    Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
    Bloomington, IN

    October 3 - November 1, 2014
    Opening Reception, Friday, October 3, 5 - 8 pm
    Gallery Talk: Monday October 6, 10:00am

  • Archaic Magic presentations
    Dorothy has been presenting her new program of slides showing how her work is inspired by the ancient rock drawings of the American West. She has presented her program at Arterie Fine Arts in Naperville, IL, Life Force Arts Center in Chicago, the Crown Point, IN Rotary Club and more. If you are a member of an organization and would like to have Dorothy as a guest speaker, please contact her at dardorova@comcast.net.

  • Irony Has been accepted into the Juried Exhibit: "Man vs Nature"
    Arterie Fine Arts Gallery
    Naperville, IL
    Show runs: August 5 - 30, 2014

  • The Healer
    Has been accepted into the Juried Exhibit: "Phoenix & Healer"
    Life Force Arts Center
    1609 West Belmont
    Chicago, IL
    Show runs : August 3, 2014 - September

  • Ocean Key Resort, Key West, Florida
    Exhibiting 7 works of my Ocean Series from June 1 - August 1, 2014

  • Michiana Annual Art Competition 2014
    Spectral Danseuse has been awarded "Honorable Mention"
    Exhibit runs: June 20 - August 2, 2014
    Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI

  • Upcoming 2015 Solo Exhibit May/June, 2015
    Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Building
    320 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN

    An exhibit of 25 pieces , Solo Show, downtown Indianapolis

  • "All About Colors"
    Juried Show
    Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL
    "Shadow Dwellers" will be exhibited
    Show runs May 3 - 30, 2014

  • "Companion and Warrior"
    Juried Show
    Life Force Arts Center
    1609 West Belmont, Chicago, IL
    Wolf Spirit will be in the exhibit
    Opening Reception, Friday, April 25, 2014
    Show Runs: April 25 - July 15

  • "Traces of Life" Juried Show
    Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL
    "Celebration" has been accepted into this exhibit
    Opening Reception, Friday, April 4, 2014
    Show runs: April 4 - 29

  • Blink Gallery
    Michigan City, IN
    March 8, "First Saturday Reception"
    Showing 3 original works:
    Avian Guides, Celebration, Dancing Shaman

  • BEST OF SHOW
    "Anticipation"
    Teachers as Artists Juried Show
    Creative Arts and Event Center
    Greenfield, IN
    Accepted entries: Illumination Within
    Anticipation
    Artists' Reception: March 14, 2014, 6-9pm, public invited
    Show runs: March 14 - April 25

  • The Artist and the Witness
    Juried Show
    Life Force Arts Center
    1609 West Belmont, Chicago, IL
    Now showing "Transformation"
    Opening Reception, Feb.3, 2014

  • MergeArts
    5920 Hohman Ave Hammond, IN
    Opening Reception Feb. 21, 2014
    She is Here and Journey of Lost Souls
    have been accepted into this winter show of Fine Art

  • Arterie Fine Arts
    Naperville, IL
    International Competition for the exhibit "Delicate"
    "The Dance" will be in this show Feb 4-28, 2014

  • Box Factory for the Arts
    St. Joseph, MI
    Exhibition: November 12, 2013 - January 2, 2014
    "She is Here" has been accepted into this show

  • Arterie Fine Arts, "Reflections" International Competition
    Naperville, IL
    December 7 - January 4
    Journey of Lost Souls has been accepted into this show

  • "Oh Good Lord!" , juried show
    "Celebration" has been accepted
    Jackson Junge Gallery
    1389 N. Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
    Show runs: Nov. 1 - January 12

  • BEST OF SHOW
    "Illumination Within"
    Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville , IL
    Title of Show: All About Colors", juror: Esperanza Gama
    Show runs Oct 12- Nov. 1

  • Day of the Dead Show
    Hammond Art Center
    Opening Party Friday, November 1
    All invited !
    "Ghost Faeries" has been accepted into the show.

  • Midwest Museum of American Art
    35th Juried Regional Show
    October 11, 2013 - December 8, 2013
    "Sacred Birth" is being exhibited for this show

  • Exciting New Technique

    Many of Ms Graden's new works are pastels on large sheets of pulp painted cotton rag that she created in the paper studio. Each sheet of paper is a "one of a kind" work of art, with the pulp carefully layered on the rag, providing a 3 dimensional look that can only be attained using this method. The pastels bring out the interior shapes of the paper, keeping the "rock art" themes she so loves. She will often add India ink for detail and definition, adding, yet , another dimension to the work. Every piece "pops" with energy.

  • "Autumn" Show
    Life Force Arts Center
    1600 West Belmont
    Chicago, IL
    Four works have been accepted into this show:
    "She is Here", " Journey of Lost Souls", "The Thief", "Ghost Faeries"
    Show runs: Sept. 27 - Nov. 29, 2013

  • All About Colors Juried Show
    "Illumination Within" has been accepted into this show.
    Arterie Fine Arts
    Naperville, IL
    Show runs:October 12, 2013 - October 30, 2013

  • "Science and Art" Juried Show
    Sept. 5 - Oct. 1
    Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL
    She is Here has been accepted into the show

  • Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL
    "Water Woman" received Second Place in the August, 2013 international competitive juried show,
    Distorted

  • Gallery Seven-Nine Co.
    Chicago
    Mid June - Mid July
    Exhibiting: "My Roots are Grown but I Don't Know Where They Are"
    "Polychrome Warriors"

  • MAAC Show (Michiana Annual Art Competition)
    St. Joseph, MI
    Show runs June 22 - August 4, 2013
    FIRST PLACE IN CATEGORY "Holy Ghost"
    and
    HONORABLE MENTION (second place) " Illumination Within"

  • Life Force Arts Center JURIED SHOW, "Iconography"
    1609 West Belmont, Chicago, IL
    "Illumination Within" has been accepted into the show.
    Show runs: June 14 - Sept. 17, 2013

  • "Express" JURIED SHOW, FIRE Arts Studio and Gallery
    Naperville, IL
    "Mother's Day" has been accepted into the show
    Show runs June 11-29, 2013

  • Michiana Annual Art Competition
    St. Joseph Michigan
    "Night Vision", "Illumination Within", and "Holy Ghost"
    have all been accepted into the competition.
    Show runs: June 22 - August 4, 2013

  • Just Posted: New SOLO SHOW
    FIRE Arts Studio and Gallery
    Naperville, IL
    Show runs: July 8-13, 2013
    Check the "links" page to access FIRE's Website

  • FIRE Arts Studio and Gallery "Rejuvenate" Competition
    Naperville, IL
    May 11 - June 8
    "Sacred Birth" has been accepted into this competition

  • FIRE Arts Studio and Gallery

    May 17, 2013 6:00 - 7:30pm
    Ms Graden will present a slide show and talk: "Sacred Sites of the American Southwest"
    Ms Graden will show and discuss photographs she has taken of rock art in remote places throughout the west; places where she was inspired to create her drawings. "Night Vision" will be on exhibit April 13- May 5

  • Life Force Arts Center
    1609 West Belmont Ave
    Chicago, IL
    "Spring" Exhibit April 11- May 29
    "Night Vision" is being exhibited in this show

  • The Box Factory for the Arts
    St. Joseph Michigan
    Exhibiting "Polychrome Warriors"
    April 16 - June 2, 2013

  • XANADU GALLERY
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Xanadu Gallery is now representing the work of Dorothy Graden
    Please go to "Links" on this site to view her work at Xanadu

  • FIRE Arts Studios and Gallery "Introspect" Competition
    Juried show: "Night Vision" has been accepted for exhibition
    190 East 5th Ave
    Naperville, IL 60563
    See "Links" page for the link to the gallery
    Show runs: April 13, 2013 - May 5, 2013

  • FIRE Arts Studio and Gallery "Feel" competition:
    March 16, 2013
    "Anticipation" was recognized for the "Honorable Mention" award.

  • F.I.R.E. Art Studios and Gallery
    190 E. Fifth Avenue
    Naperville, IL 630-428-4639
    March 23, 2013 6:00 - 7:30pm
    May 17, 2013 6:00 - 7:30pm
    Ms Graden will present a slide show and talk: "Sacred Sites of the American Southwest"
    Ms Graden will show and discuss photographs she has taken of rock art in remote places throughout the west; places where she was inspired to create her drawings. Three of her drawings are presently in the exhibit: "Feel"

  • Gallery Show F.I.R.E Art Studios & Gallery
    190 East 5th Ave
    Naperville, IL 60563
    Juried Show, "Feel"
    Ms Graden will be exhibiting "Anticipation", "Guardians" and "Companions"
    Show runs: March 9 - April 7

  • Presentation February 23, 2013 3:00-5:00
    Presentation March 27, 2013 1:00-3:00

    Ms Graden will be giving a slide presentation and talk on the inspiration for her drawings at the Life Force Arts Center, 1609 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL from 3:00-5:00 on February 23, 2013 and on March 27, 2013 from 1:00-3:00. She will be showing her own photographs of sacred sites in the American west, many of which are in remote areas and difficult to get to. Many are Vision Quest sites, and others have Spirit Guides and other sacred images.

  • Solo Exhibit

    Ancient Visions Exhibit
    Dorothy Graden
    Hammond Arts Center
    5832 Hohman Ave
    Hammond, IN 46324

    Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2013 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Music by: Mitchellini Avi with Pipe Dream
    Songs of spirit, nature and life. New compositions inspired by the work of the artist.

    Show Runs: Feb. 1, 2013 - Feb. 23, 2013
    Gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday , 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • Spirit Guides Exhibition
    Life Force Arts Center
    Opening Reception, January 25, 2013
    Gallery Showing: January 25 - April 4, 2013

    Life Force Arts Center
    1609 West Belmont
    Chicago, IL

  • Handmade Archival Paper
    Many of you have asked for smaller works, so I've been making beautiful archival handmade paper with the help of my friend and Master Papermaker, Andrea Peterson. The paper is cotton and abaca and also a mix of both. Some of my smaller images lend themselves to their own worlds and they are pretty pleased about it.

    I have completed 6 of these. I will post them on this site as they are finished. If you would like to see a better photo, please contact me.

  • Original Silkscreens
    I am in the process of making silkscreens from my original drawings. Please check back Spring 2013 to view my progress in this exciting medium !

  • GREETING CARDS
    Greeting Cards are now available! Size is 5"-7", envelopes included. Price is $3.50 per card, minimum order is 8 cards. Shipping is $2.00 within continental US

    Total for 8 cards: $30.00

    These cards are prints of my original drawings. You can order any mix that you like.

    Please contact me if you are interested. Dorothy

  • MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, 34th Elkhart Juried Regional Art Competition
    "Mother's Day" is in the exhibit
    Opening reception: October 6, 7-9pm
    Show runs: October 6- December 2, 2012

  • KRASL ARTISAN MARKET, KRASL ART CENTER, St Joseph, Michigan Juried Show
    I will be selling greeting cards from my original pen and ink drawings
    Weekend of November 10-11, 2012

  • ART QUENCH GALLERY Special Recognition Award
    for submitted pen and ink drawings
    September, 2012. Go to Artquenchgallery.com to view them

  • SOUTH HAVEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    South Haven, Michigan
    3rd Annual Regional Juried Show
    Juror: Barbara Crane, Professor Emeritus at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    Opening Reception: Friday, September 28, 5-7pm Show runs from September 28- November 9, 2012
    My work, The Dance, will be on exhibit

  • SOUTH SHORE ARTS 69th ANNUAL SALON SHOW
    Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
    Munster, IN
    Exhibition: September 16- October 28, 2012
    Juror: Daniel Schulman

    Exhibiting: Nine Dimensions, The Dance,
    Underworld Guides

    Underworld Guides won the Merit Award

  • LIFE FORCE ARTS CENTER
    Gallery Showing September 21, 2012 - January 8, 2013
    Drawings exhibited:
    Sacred Birth and Dancing Shaman

    1609 W. Belmont
    Chicago, IL 60657

    Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 6-10pm

  • LUBEZNIK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    Solo Exhibit, Rock Art Inspirations in Clay and Pen,
    Michigan City, IN
    Exhibition: June 3-August 27, 2012
    11 pen and ink drawings, 7 ceramic pieces exhibited

  • FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION
    Rock Art Inspirations
    March, 2012
    Marquette High School Foyer Gallery
    First Friday Art Walk
    Michigan City, IN

    Curator: Edwin Shelton