Anita C. Dillman


Adjunct Faculty, Art

MFA, Syracuse University



Anita Dillman is a visual artist with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Studios from Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts. She is primarily a printmaker and draftsperson, although her interests move in many directions. She has taught virtually all ages, from pre-school to 78 year olds, and believes that everyone has artistic potential and that living artfully is a worthy ambition.


Anita has won awards for her prints as well as (antithetically) having had her lithograph, “Vote Issues not Image,” banned from a pre-presidential election show in Berkeley, CA. She has exhibited in national venues and has given workshops in stone lithography at a cooperative studio in New England.


In addition to teaching fine arts, Anita is a certified TESOL instructor. At the English Language Service on the PSU campus, she prepares international students for the rigors of academic life. She has lived and taught English in Tehran, Iran, where she also worked as a graphic artist and technical illustrator.



Process in Printmaking


Advanced Problems in Printmaking

Drawing I & II

Drawing: Objects, Interiors & Landscape

Figure in Value

Color & Design

Creativity in the Visual World



2009 Dual Action: New England Print Faculty Invitational, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA


2009 Boston Printmakers’ Biennial Arches Competition, Boston University, Boston, MA


2008 Berkley Has A Censorship Issue! Pueblo Nuevo Gallery, Berkley, CA


2008 Alternative Voices-The Art of Democracy, Warnock Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA


2008 We’re All Outside the Green Zone, Front Gallery, Oakland, CA


2008 Visual Politics: Art and the American Experience, Santa Cruz art league, Santa Cruz, CA


2008   New Hampshire Prints of the Year, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH


2007 Land on Paper: Landscape Prints, Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River    Junction, VT


2007 Vision and Voice: Art as Social & Political Commentary, New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH.  Honorable Mention


2006 Fourteenth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition, AVA Gallery and Art Center,
Lebanon, NH


2005  The Art of Peace Centennial Juried Exhibition, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH  Second Prize


2005  Graining the Stone: Lithographs of Anita Dillman, RH Collins Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH


2005  Jean L. Dunfey Memorial Juried Competition, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery of Art Association of New Hampshire, Portsmouth, NH. Honorable Mention


2006 Vision and Voice: Art as Social Commentary, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery of New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH Honorable Mention for lithograph “The Carriers and the Carried”


2005 Second Prize for lithograph “Hands Releasing Dove,” The Art of Peace Japan American Society Juried Exhibit, New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH


2005 Judith L Durgin Memorial Juried Exhibition, Portsmouth, NH Honorable Mention


1978 Bell Helicopter International, Tehran, Iran, Selected to develop the Imperial Seal for use on personal helicopter fleet of head of state Shah Reza Pahlovi




2005   “Soaring” A triptych incorporating lithograph and paper pulp painting produced in collaboration with NH papermaker, installed in Norris Cotton Cancer Research Center of Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon, NH



2007 Technical illustration for textbook The Ledig Cell in Health and Disease, for chapter by PSU Microbiologist Frederick Prince showing overview of organelles related to steroid synthesis and delivery of cholesterol to mitochondria

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