California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)
Palo Alto Arts Center
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
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The papers of Dominic Di Mare provide an overview of his career as a fiber artist through biographical information, correspondence, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.
Biographical material includes award certificates from the American Craft Council and an extensive professional resumé. Personal and professional correspondence includes correspondence with the Susan Cummins Gallery, revealing the relationship that Di Mare had with the gallery during the 1990s. Writings include those by Di Mare and others. Of note are numerous artist statements and an illustrated journal from 1971 for the "Project Francisco" at Francisco Junior High School where Di Mare taught for fifteen years. Printed material includes press clippings, exhibition catalogs, announcements, and published material on Di Mare. Found are drawings and a sketchbook of color drawings and diagrams spanning a thirty year period. Extensive photographs include many portraits of Di Mare, photos of exhibitions, and photos and slides of his artwork.
An addition (0.4 linear feet) received 2013 includes correspondence with colleagues, arts organizations, galleries, and museums regarding exhibitions and publications, photographs of Di Mare at work and his works of art and two flash drives containing images of Di mare's paintings, and printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements. Also included is one schematic drawing of an unidentified work by Di Mare, 1990.
Dominic Di Mare papers, 1950-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Dominic Di mare is a mixed media artist, fiber artist and sculptor in Tiburon, Calif.
Donated 2003 and 2013 by Dominic Di Mare. These papers were collected as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001