Southern California artist Dawn Mendelson is the Artistic Director of Piece by Piece. She specializes in pique assiette, a style of mosaic which uses recycled materials. She works on both big and small projects, from fine art to large-scale murals. Her work is exhibited in institutions and private collections. She has been featured on HGTV and teaches beginning mosaic, working with both adults and children. She has lead many community projects and teaches in a variety of schools and settings throughout Southern California. Sponsored by Piece by Piece, Dawn was selected twice as a Community Educator with the Los Angeles Mayor's Gang Reduction Program 'Summer Night Lights'. Her passion is working with people, especially those who are new to art, and enjoys their moments of self-discovery.