About Me


MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, VT. 1999

BFA in painting from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1972.

Selected Juried and Invitational Shows

Love/Rage:Goddess; UMVA Gallery, Portland, ME and online, spring 2021

The Portland Show; Greenhut Galleries; Portland, ME , 2018

Harlow for the Hall Juried Show; Gardiner, ME, April-May, 2015

Something’s Fishy; The Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME, 2008

Face2Face: Diane Dahlke and Bonnie Spiegel; The Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME. 2007

Face2Face: Diane Dahlke and Bonnie Spiegel; The Chocolate Church Center for the Arts, Bath, ME, 2007

Contemporary Realism; The Millbrook Gallery, Concord, NH, 2004

Girl Art Now; Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI, 2004

The Art of Lobstering; Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME, 2004

Diane Dahlke: Undercurrents; The Baas Gallery, Seattle, WA. 2002

New Directions ‘02: The Barrett Arts Center’s Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibit; Poughkeepsie, NY, 2002

What a Doll!; Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburgh, WA, 2002

The Greater Portland Regional; The Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME, 2001

A Two Point Perspective: Diane Dahlke and James McLear; The Phoenix Loft Gallery, Belfast, ME, 2001

Identity: Cynthia Atwood, Diane Dahlke and Andrea Katz-Evans; Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2000

Juried Exhibition; Maine Coast Artists, Rockport,ME, 1985,2000

New England/New Talent; Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 2000

Sources of Inspiration; Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME, 1998

The Juried Show: Maine Debuts since 1979; Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME, 1997

Eros; ICON Gallery, Brunswick, ME, 1991

Solo Show; University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME, 1986

Maine Painting Bienniel; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME,1985

Connecticut Women Artists Annual Exhibition; 1976, 1980, 1983

Slater Museum Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition; Norwich, CT, 1981, 1982

Arnot Art Museum Regional Juried Exhibit; Elmira, NY, 1975

Everson Museum Regional Juried Exhibit; Syracuse, NY, 1973

2001 Full Fellowship to The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, for the month of April

1998 Liquitex Excellence in Art Purchase Award given by Binney & Smith; one of five winners in a national competition.

Art Related Employment

Teacher in Painting; Maine College of Art, Continuing Studies Program, Portland, ME, since 2000

Teacher in painting, drawing and printmaking; Adult Education Dept., Cumberland, ME. since 1999

Diane is represented by Casco Bay Artisans, The Maine Wharf, Portland, ME. 207-536-1577