The Art of Sally Dinsmore Currently on Display in the AVH Cafeteria

Shelburne native and artist Sally Dinsmore has her work on display in the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Cafeteria to start the New Year. Her art is featured until February 12.  There will be no artist’s reception.

Sally’s favorite subjects are close-ups and vistas of lakes, brooks, and mountains, especially the White Mountains in New Hampshire, Maine’s Sebago Lake, and Acadia National Park. She also does flowers, gardens, personal interior landscapes, and still lifes.  On exhibit at AVH are predominantly landscapes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, though she does work in pen and ink and photography as well.

Born and raised here, Sally studied studio art at the University of New Hampshire and has lived in New Hampshire for all but three years. For 27 years, she owned the Gold Leaf Frame & Gallery in North Conway before leaving the business in 2007 to devote more time to her own artistic goals.

Dinsmore has been a member of the Mount Washington Valley Arts Association for over 25 years and of WREN for 10. She has participated in many juried-sponsored exhibits, as well as a one-woman show in 1999, and been awarded numerous merit prizes, purchase prizes, and a “Best in Show.”

Sally says, “There is nothing more rewarding than to share with viewers a fleeting reflection in a pond, a certain play of light across a mountain ridge, or a delicate feature of a flower.  My goal is to express my passion and in the process focus the viewer’s attention on elements of beauty in the natural world, and hopefully gain or enhance an appreciation and desire to preserve our fragile environment.”

The public is encouraged to stop by the AVH Cafeteria and enjoy a lunch or snack while viewing Dinsmore’s work. Her artwork, and more of it, can be viewed at

Every six weeks, the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary Rotating Art Program features an artist and his/her work for display in the Hospital Cafeteria, giving employees, patients, and guests an opportunity to admire the artwork. If you are, or know, an artist or craftsperson who would like to exhibit in the AVH Auxiliary Rotating Art Program, please call Linda Morris, Volunteer Coordinator, at 326-5676.  AVH is on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.  AVH is a proud partner of North Country Healthcare.