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Dominic Di Mare papers, 1950-2003

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into six series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1987-2003
(box 1; 4 folders)

This series includes two certificates for American Craft Council awards, an exhibition guest book, and Di Mare's extensive resume which includes a listing of the locations of his artwork.
Description Container Select
Award, American Craft Council College of Fellows, 1987
1
1
Award, American Craft Council Gold Medal, 1999
1
2
Guest Book, "Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective," Palo Alto Cultural Center, 1998
1
3
Resume, 2003
1
4

Series 2: Correspondence , 1970-2002, undated
(box 1; 7 folders)

Correspondence consists of both personal and professional correspondence. Personal letters are from friends, colleagues, and admirers. General business correspondence includes letters to Di Mare from art galleries and organizations, primarily concerning exhibitions. Susan Cummins Gallery materials consist of professional correspondence gathered while the gallery represented Di Mare's artwork. This includes letters to Dominic Di Mare or the Susan Cummins Gallery concerning invitations to exhibit and the loan or sale of his artwork, as well as letters in reply from Susan Cummins Gallery, and letters from Di Mare to the Gallery. The file concerning "Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective," contains correspondence between Di Mare and the Palo Alto Cultural Center in arranging the exhibition, as well as letters and cards of congratulations from friends and colleagues. All correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Personal Letters, 1970-1988, 1992-2000
1
5-6
General Business Correspondence, 1976-1977, 1991-1999
1
7
Susan Cummins Gallery, 1993-2002, undated
1
8-10
Re: "Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective,", 1994-1998
1
11

Series 3: Writings , 1971-1997, undated
(box 1; 7 folders)

This series contains writings by Di Mare, including several drafts of artist statements, and other miscellaneous drafts of essays and articles. Also found is an illustrated journal that Di Mare kept during Project Francisco, a week-long school trip to the Sierra Mountains. Also included are essays by Jeremy Adamson, Signe Mayfield, and W. S. Di Piero for the Di Mare Retrospective catalog, as well as drafts of reviews of Di Mare exhibitions by Ruth Spencer and Betty Park, and a term paper on Di Mare written by Suzanne Bonné. Items are arranged chronologically with Di Mare writings first, followed by the writings of others.
Description Container Select
Artist Statements, 1977, 1979, 1987, undated
1
12
Project San Francisco Journal, 1971
1
13
Miscellaneous Writings by Di Mare, 1976, 1982, undated
1
14
Anonymous, "Ode to a Fiberist,", undated
1
15
Bonne, Suzanne, "Dominic Di Mare the Child Within the Man,", undated
1
16
Draft Essays for Retrospective Catalog, 1994
1
17
Draft Reviews of Di Mare Exhibitions, 1997, undated
1
18

Series 4: Printed Material , 1964-2003, undated
(box 1-2; 1.5 linear feet)

This series contains printed material and publications which mention Dominic Di Mare and his artwork, as well as other materials on the arts. Included are exhibition announcements and catalogs for Di Mare exhibitions. Files of press clippings contain articles on Di Mare with reviews of his artwork, reviews of the book Art Fabric: Mainstream [Mildred Constantine and Jack Lenor Larsen; New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981], and other miscellaneous articles on art that Di Mare found interesting. The series contains published seminar proceedings, a book presenting a study on crafts in education, and art publications which mention Di Mare and show his work. Also found is a small unbound scrapbook that the Susan Cummins Gallery kept of Di Mare press clippings. This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container Select
Book, The Role of Crafts in Education, R.C. Wilson, 1969
1
19
Exhibition Announcements, 1966, 1970, 1975-2003, undated
1
20-24
Exhibition Catalogs, 1964-1980, undated
1
25-29
Exhibition Catalogs, 1981-2003
2
1-5
Newsletters, National Museum of American Art Members' Newsletter, 1999
2
6
Newsletters, Miscellaneous, 1979, 1998
2
7
Press Clippings, Art Fabric: Mainstream, 1981-1984
2
8
Press Clippings, Di Mare Artwork, 1964-2000, undated
2
9-14
Press Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1990-1993, undated
2
15
Proceedings, Second International Seminar: Craft Art and Religion, 1978
2
16
Publications, American Craft, 1982, 1998, 1999
2
17
Publications, Craft Horizons, 1965, 1977
2
18
Publications, Visual Dialog, 1978-1979
2
19
Publications, Miscellaneous, 1964-1977, 1979, 1997-2000
2
20-22
Susan Cummins Gallery Scrapbook on Dominic Di Mare, 1993-2001
2
23

Series 5: Artwork , 1950-1999, undated
(box 3; 3 folders)

This series contains one large sheet of life drawing sketches, a drawn plan for two series of works, and a sketchbook of notes and drawings that Di Mare used throughout his career. Items are arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
"Title and Drawings for 'Windows' and 'Temple' series", undated
3
1
Life Drawing Sketches, 1950
3
2
Sketchbook, 1970-1999
3
3

Series 6: Photographs , 1959-2001, undated
(box 3-4; 0.7 linear feet)

This series includes photographs of Dominic Di Mare throughout his career, including photos of him in his studio, working with students, and at exhibitions. Also found are numerous photographs of his artwork and scanned images used for a Susan Cummins Gallery catalog. Also included in this series are negatives and slides. Slides of artwork are kept in the exact order created by Di Mare, arranged in two parts, following his labeling system. Items within folders are arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Portraits, 1960, 1977, 1987, 1991, 1998
3
4
In the Studio, 1965
3
5
Working with students, 1959, 1960s
3
6
Student Art Exhibits, 1962
3
7
Florence Duhl Gallery Exhibition, 1977
3
8
Susan Cummins Gallery Exhibition, circa 1995
3
9
"Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective" at Wustum Museum of Art, 1999
3
10
Artwork, 1959-1999, undated
3
11-16
Scanned Images, Susan Cummins Gallery Catalog, circa 2001
4
1
Miscellaneous, 1966, undated
4
2
Negatives, Portraits, 1987
4
3
Negatives, Artwork, 1981-2000, undated
4
4-6
Slide Transparencies, Artwork, 1968
4
7
Slides, Artwork, Arrangement 1, 1966-1995
4
8-10
Slides, Artwork, Arrangement 2, 1974-2000
4
11
Slides, Miscellaneous, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1997
4
12

Series 7: Unprocessed Addition to the Dominic Di Mare Papers , circa 1950-2003
0.4 Linear Feet
Box 5

Unprocessed addition consisting of correspondence with colleagues, arts organizations, galleries, and museums regarding exhibitions and publications; photographs of De Mare at work and of works of art, including two flash drives containing images of works of art; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and one schematic drawing of an unidentified work by De Mare, 1990.
Description Container Select
Unprocessed Addition, circa 1950-2003
5

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