Anna Dibble is the Founding Director of Gulf of Maine EcoArts, a four year collaborative art/environment project
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How PR Can Promote Art With a Purpose, With Anna Dibble, Founding Director of Gulf of Maine EcoArts

The PR Maven Podcast
Episode 227
Air Date March 7, 2023

Did you know that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 96% of all the world’s oceans? Anna Dibble joins Nancy to talk about her environmental advocacy as an artist and what Gulf of Maine EcoArts is doing to shine a light on the impacts of climate change. Public relations plays a key role in helping spread the word about art exhibits, including the Gulf of Maine EcoArts’ latest collaboration with Maine Maritime Museum, an exhibit called “SeaChange: Darkness & Light in the Gulf of Maine.” Listen to this episode to find out what role PR plays and learn more about the SeaChange exhibit.   LISTEN TO PODCAST >

Anna Dibble

by Anna Dibble
The Maine Arts Journal: The UMVA Quarterly
Features and Essays, Summer 2022

When I was nine or ten years old and probably about the size of a large
beaver, I was riding shotgun with my father in his VW bug around back
dirt roads in Vermont, where we lived. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >

Portland Museum of Art opens exhibition about 2020, online only – for now

by Bob Keyes, Staff Writer
Portland Press Herald
Published February 15, 2021

It seems fitting that an exhibition dedicated to 2020 will open online.

Someday – that elusive someday – the Portland Museum of Art will open “Untitled: Art from Maine in a ______ Time” to the public, so people can actually see the exhibition in person and experience art in the flesh. For now, virtual content will fill the void.

“Untitled” is an open, juried exhibition featuring 25 Maine artists who submitted new work made in Maine in 2020 in response to the chaos, discord, uprising – fill in the blank with the appropriate word – that characterized the year. READ FULL ARTICLE >

Portland Museum of Art selects artists for exhibition about 2020

by Bob Keyes, Staff Writer
Portland Press Herald
Published November 23, 2020

Twenty-four artists and one artist collective have been chosen for the Portland Museum of Art’s exhibition about the turmoil and upheaval of 2020. The juried exhibition, “Untitled, 2020: Art From Maine In A _______ Time,” will open in February.

Artists living and working in Maine were encouraged to fill in the blank in the exhibition’s title by submitting art for consideration that speaks to the uncertain and unsettled nature of this historic moment, and they responded en masse. More than 900 artists submitted work, said Jaime DeSimone, curator of contemporary art at the PMA and curatorial liaison for this exhibition. READ FULL ARTICLE >

Hurrah! Celebrating 25 Years at the George Marshall Store

Art New England
Published November 2, 2020

Choosing the 46 artists to include in this 25th anniversary show was daunting. In her quarter-century tenure as gallery director, Mary Harding has featured more than 400 artists, mainly from northern New England, in shows with 250 different themes (a favorite: an August show titled 32 Degrees: Reflections of Winter with margarita snow cones served at the opening). At the same time, this intimate venue on the shore of the York River has become one of the stars of the Maine art scene. READ FULL ARTICLE >

‘A Crossing Place’: The paintings of Anna Dibble

by Victoria Crain, Arts Correspondent
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus
Published August 25, 2018

Anaïs Nin once wrote, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

And that is how I would introduce the paintings of Vermont-born Maine artist Anna Dibble on view now at Northern Daughters Gallery in Vergennes. Dibble writes of her new collection, “A Crossing Place.” READ FULL ARTICLE >

New to Portland, a Painter presents an Exhibition of Loss and Change

by Bob Keyes
Published June 5, 2017

In the span of two years, Anna Dennis Dibble lost her husband, her mother and one of her dogs.

It was a time of remarkable loss and change for the painter, who sold her house in Vermont and nearly all of her possessions and moved to a condominium on Munjoy Hill in Portland. There, she began to reshape her life, using her daily painting practice as a way to navigate her grief and a path forward. READ FULL ARTICLE >

Visual Arts Review: Outscapes and inscapes: Two Edgewater Gallery exhibits

by Victoria Cain, Arts Correspondent
Rutland Herald
Published September 17, 2015

Each month, Edgewater Gallery features two artists among the many who show their work there. During September, they are highlighting the paintings of Dennis Sheehan and Anna Dibble. READ FULL ARTICLE >

Dibble’s work reflects loss, artist’s growth

By Addison Independent
Posted on September 3, 2015

MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury will host Anna Dibble’s upcoming compelling and very personal exhibit, “Lest Our Vine End (L.O.V.E.)” READ FULL ARTICLE >

Animal Kingdom

by Megan James
Seven Days, 06.26.13

There’s something magical about Anna Dibble’s house, tucked up on a hill in tiny Landgrove, Vt. It’s easy to imagine that if you waited there quietly until after dark, the resident animals — living, painted and sculpted — might prove they had the power to talk. READ FULL ARTICLE >

Cheese Animals, Food Animals, and Architect Stanford White
Featured in Anna Dibble’s Commissioned Paintings for
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, New York City

Cheese animals, a cow, goat, sheep, yak and camel, are featured in artist Anna Dibble’s five paintings commissioned by Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, a Seattle-based cheese manufacturer, that opened an 8,000 square foot factory, retail store, and restaurant in Manhattan’s Flatiron District in June 2011. Other food animals are featured in the paintings, including a pig, chicken, and fish – and members of the human species, such as Stanford White, the notorious head architect of the “Gilded Age” brick building at 900 Broadway and 20th Street, where Beecher’s is located.

The commissioned work is part of Dibble’s current series of oil paintings and text, “Animal Jabberwocky” – an ironic social commentary that uses animal behavior as metaphor for human angst and dilemma.

The oil on canvas and oil on Baltic Birch paintings range in size from 22″ x 45″ to 54″ x 72″. They were installed in an area of the building designated as “The Cellar,” where cheese gently ages in a cheese cave. It is also a place where one can sit on a cowhide covered banquette at a candle-lit table, and order small plates of cheese, charcuterie, salads, braised pork or salmon, and sip on wine or fancy cocktails from the bar.

For more than 35 years, Anna Dibble’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and cultural centers throughout the Northeast, including the Washington Art Association, Washington, CT, Atrium Gallery at Bard College’s Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA, and the Wilson Museum, Manchester, VT. She also worked as an artist and writer in the animation studios of Disney, Marvel, and Hanna Barbera, and was a freelance writer, concept designer, and music composer for Sesame Street.

“My recent paintings reflect my work in television and film animation, a love of natural history, philosophy and food, and a highly prejudiced view of our nonsensical human condition,” said Dibble.

Seven Days’ magazine – Burlington, Vermont

“A childhood fascination with the duck-billed platypus sparked Anna Dibble’s interest in hybrid animals. Since then, the Vermont artist has made a career of amalgamating human and animal traits in the animation studios of Disney, Marvel, Hanna-Barbera, Murakami Wolf and Don Bluth. In her most recent series of paintings, “Animal Jabberwocky”, Dibble adds text to her depictions of dogs, owls and other beasts sipping port and enduring small talk at dinner parties. In one, two dogs on a date sit across from each other at a small table, looking blankly at one another. “Ezra had been under the impression that love at first sight was mutual,” the text above them reads, “ but on this occasion it occurred to him that Lila was simply not in heat anymore.”

Bennington Banner’– Vermont

“Canine dinner parties with a human twist. A picnic threatened with thunder and scent of a squirrel. A peculiar tea party featuring a chicken juggler and the March Hare. Loosely painted fictional mutts posing in earnest for their portraits. The dogs sit around, musing, barking, singing at colorful tables, clutching wine glasses or coffee cups, sometimes dressed in clothes, sometimes naked, and often uncomfortable with the whole situation or themselves. Now and then a cat or raven or human joins the pack, a speechless wolf or excited Griffin. Food is usually involved – Coq au Vin, Roast Duck Pizza, Moules Frites. This is the curious world of painter and writer, Anna Dibble, whose latest paintings will be exhibited at the Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut: September 15 – November 7, 2011.

For over 35 years Dibble has exhibited her paintings and sculpture in solo and group shows throughout the Northeast. Dibble’s current series of oil and mixed media paintings are about our everyday angst and dilemma told through a dog’s point of view. Anna Dibble’s current work reflects her Dadaistic view of modern life: dogs, other animals and humor as metaphors for our nonsensical human condition.”