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The Animation Show of Shows​ – Opening Reception

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Animation Show of Shows​ celebrates Twenty Years of Achievement! 
Ron Diamond’s lifetime pursuit of creating fine art animation with artist filmmakers.

BEVERLY – Montserrat College of Art Galleries invites you to view the upcoming exhibition, T​he Animation Show of Shows: Twenty Years and Counting.​ The exhibition is a celebration of the legacy of this long-running animation collection, curated by A​CME Filmworks​ founder, Ron Diamond​.

Since 1998, Diamond envisioned the annual ​Animation Show of Shows​ as a way to showcase the year’s best shorts, selected from festivals around the world, to students and industry professionals alike. In addition to the numerous institutions, Diamond has presented the collection at major studios such as DreamWorks, Pixar, Disney and many others throughout the world.

Over the twenty-years, works from his curation have boasted 11 Academy Award® winners, as well as 40 nominees, and have won major prizes at Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa, and Berlin. The techniques range from hand-drawn, paint on glass and stop-motion, to the latest computer-generated imagery, with its ability to conjure entire worlds with astonishing verisimilitude. Together these films capture, in the words of Andrew Stanton, director of ​Finding Nemo,​ “all the wit, cleverness, integrity, warmth and humor that humanity is capable of,” and have a universal appeal that makes them ideal for sharing with family and friends.”

Montserrat is proud to be exhibiting The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows featuring a wide diversity of directors, artists, and themes, including:

Quentin Baillieux​ (France) ​· Lia Bertels​ (Belgium) ·​ ​Pete Docter​ (USA) · ​Jac Clinch ​(UK) ​· Elise Simard​ (Canada)​ · P​aul Julian ​and ​Les Goldman ​(USA) ·​ Georges Schwizgebel​ (Switzerland) ​· Clémentine Frère​, A​urore Gal​, ​Yukiko Meignien,​ ​Anna Mertz​, R​obin Migliorelli,​ ​Romain Salvini​ (France) ·​ Glen Keane​ (USA) ·​ ​Max Mörtl ​and R​obert Löbel​ (Germany) ​· P​arallel Studio​ (France) ·​ Niki Lindroth von Bahr​ (Sweden) ·​ A​lexanne Desrosiers (​Canada) ​· Tomer Eshed (​Germany) ​· S​teven Woloshen​ (Canada) ​· D​avid OReilly​ (USA)

The exhibition will also highlight the expanded works of acclaimed ACME Filmworks directors:

Wendy Tilby ​and​ Amanda Forbis​ (USA & Canada)
Michael Dudok de Wit​ (Netherlands)
Aleksandra Korejwo​ (USA)
Raimund Krumme (​Germany)


WHAT The Animation Show of Shows: Twenty Years and Counting
WHEN January 11–February 15, 2020
WHERE Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915


WHAT Reception
WHEN Thursday, January 30, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
WHERE Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915

WHAT Introduction and Conversation with Ron Diamond
WHERE Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915

Montserrat College of Art is a small, private, residential college of visual art and design, founded in 1970 by artists, for artists, educating the creative problem solvers of tomorrow. The college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, continuing education classes for youth, teens and adults, and three galleries exhibiting works by international, national, and regional contemporary artists that offer art education beyond the Montserrat classrooms through a series of public lectures, gallery talks, catalogs and events.

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January 30
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Montserrat Gallery
23 Essex St
Beverly, MA 01915 United States
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