Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Exeter artist in international juried competition

Courtesy photo "Unknown Relatives," by Anne Dinan

EXETER – A dynamic work by local artist Anne Dinan will be part of an international juried competition at the upcoming Alchemy 3, The Enamellist Society Conference 2015 in Beverly, Mass.

Dinan’s "Unknown Relatives" will also be featured in a traveling art exhibition in New England at four galleries through the winter of 2016. The 15th biennial International Juried Exhibition hosted by The Enamellist Society will bring together hundreds of artists from around the world and take place at Montserrat College of Art from Aug. 5 to Aug. 12.

"Unknown Relatives" was based on a series of old portrait photographs found at a family farm in Michigan. Dinan created the 20-piece assemblage through the use of a kiln-fired vitreous enamel on copper from digital waterslide transfers. The pieces were mounted on a found wood from an old wheel barrel. From conception to completion, "Unknown Relatives" represents a year of creation and experimentation.

The exhibition will open at Montserrat College of Art beginning July 27 before moving in the fall to Worcester Center for Crafts and Anna Maria College in South Worcester, Mass.

The exhibition will conclude at the N.H. League of Craftsmen & McGowan Gallery in Concord.

Earlier this year, "Unknown Relatives" also was featured in "The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes" (3rd Edition) by Dublin artist and photographer Christopher James.

Anne Dinan is a regionally recognized jewelry and visual artist who attended the Museum School of Art in Boston. A native of Topsfield, Mass., Dinan has presented her pieces at a number of shows, including the Button Factory in Portsmouth and Pettengill farm in Salisbury, Mass. She teaches enameling and creative techniques to individual students and at locales such as Port City Makerspace in Portsmouth.

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