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  • 20th annual Dunfey Exhibit held at NH Art Association

    PORTSMOUTH – “More or Less” is the theme of the 20th annual Joan L. Dunfey open juried exhibition on view during the month of November at the New Hampshire Art Association's Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.
    Juror Inez McDermott chose 75 artworks in all mediums from 194 entries for this prestigious NHAA show. NHAA members and non-members were invited to compete in the jurying process. 

    McDermott has been a professor of art history at New England College since 2000. In her courses she encourages students to examine the role of art in public life and to discover the ways in which the creative process can play a role in social engagement, participatory democracy, and activism. 

    McDermott has also curated major exhibitions in museums in the region, most recently “Mount Washington, The Crown of New England,” (2017) at the Currier Museum in Manchester. She also has served on statewide arts and humanities boards, and currently serves as a board member for the Saint-Gaudens’ Memorial, which supports the work of the only national park dedicated to an artist, in Cornish. 

    Dunfey, a seacoast resident died in 1998. She was a steadfast patron of the arts, and her estate provided funding for the Joan L. Dunfey Fund for the Arts through the New Hampshire Charitable Fund that supports this annual exhibit. Winners will receive $800 for first place; $500 for second; and $300 for third place.

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    “More or Less” 
    20th annual Joan L. Dunfey open juried exhibition
    Where: N.H. Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth
    When: Oct. 30 through Dec. 1. Opening reception, Friday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.
    “Irish Breakfast”, Oil, Naomi Kornhauser
    “Starry Lullabye”, Photograph, Ralph Fletcher
    “Stained Glass Effect”, Oil, Rosanne Stavola