18th Annual Dunfey Exhibition Winners

First Place Recipient: Patricia Schappler, The Guardians
Second Place Recipient: Lisa Genatossio, Forgotten Seedlings
Third Place Recipient: Peter Clive, The Cats
Honorable Mentions: Debra Woodward, Escargot & Fran Butsavich, Low Tide

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association will be holding its 18th annual Joan L. Dunfey Exhibition during the month of November in its main gallery at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.

NHAA received a large amount of high caliber submissions from members and artists in the region. Of 270 individual entries, the juror, Patrick McCay, selected 105 works in all media for the show.

McCay completed undergraduate and graduate work in fine arts at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, U.K., and holds a second master’s in fine arts from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.  He completed a post-graduate certificate in education at St. Andrews University.

McCay’s national and International exhibitions includes The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; The Edinburgh International Festival; London’s Royal Academy; The London Institute Sydney College of Fine Arts, Australia; Leila De Pintura, Rue Miguel, Lisbon Portugal; and the Irish College for the Humanities.

He has been the recipient of numerous juried awards, grants, purchase prizes and scholarships including an Andrew Carnegie Trust Award. His works are in public and private collections including the Royal Bank of Scotland, Baldwin Piano Corporation, Princess Margaret, Georgia Council for the Arts and Westin Hotels Inc. 

McCay is an active academic artist and lecturer with 25-plus years experience at the college level including leadership positions in the American International School of London, Savannah College of Art and Design, College for Creative Studies, Michigan, and the New York School of Visual Arts.

McCay served as Dean for the New Hampshire Institute of Art (2003-2012) and presently now serves as the chairman of the Visual Arts Department at the N.H. Institute of art.

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.