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The Animation Show of Shows: Twenty Years and Counting

January 11 @ 10:00 am - February 15 @ 5:00 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, The Animation Show of Shows: Twenty Years and Counting. The
exhibition is a celebration of the legacy of this long-running animation collection,
curated by ACME 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) · Paul Julian and Les Goldman (USA) ·
Georges Schwizgebel (Switzerland) · Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko
Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, Romain Salvini (France) ·
Glen Keane (USA) · Max Mörtl and Robert Löbel (Germany) · Parallel Studio (France) ·
Niki Lindroth von Bahr (Sweden) · Alexanne Desrosiers (Canada) ·
Tomer Eshed (Germany) · Steven Woloshen (Canada) · David OReilly (USA)

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

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

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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The gallery and all events are free and open to the public.


January 11 @ 10:00 am
February 15 @ 5:00 pm
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