Current, Upcoming, and Ongoing Events

NC Botanical Garden. Chapel Hill, NC. One person show. 25 of my gum bichromate prints of native plants. January 2 – March 3, 2018.

North Carolina State University,  lecture series entitled “How We Got to Photography,” and a discussion of my work as a gum bichromate printer. Given each semester.

Acme Food and Beverage Company. Work on display. Carrboro, NC. Ongoing.

Manbites Dog Theater. Durham, NC. Black and white, color, (and a few gum) theater prints for the company, dating back to 1987. Ongoing.

Workshops and Lectures

Ackland Art Museum in conjunction with Click! Triangle Photography Festival. Chapel Hill, NC. Lecture:  “From Representation to Analogy: An Early History of Photography,” October 20, 2016.

Zog’s Art Bar and Ackland Art Museum in conjunction with Click! Triangle Photography Festival. Lecture and drawing workshop: “From Secret Knowledge to Photography: The art of the Camera Obscura.” Oct. 10, 2015.

North Carolina State University, Arts Now Series. Lecture entitled “How We Got to Photography,” and my work as a gum bichromate printer. January  and September 2015.

Ackland Art Museum. Cyanotype lecture and workshop. October 11, 2014. Chapel Hill, NC.

North Carolina Museum of Art Consortium. Discussion panelist. Ackland Museum, Chapel Hill, NC. September 28, 2013.

Gum bichromate workshops. Teaching students from around the country in private and small groups at my studio in Chapel Hill, NC. Ongoing.

Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts. Gum bichromate workshops. April 2013.

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC. Lecture entitled Hands on Photography, with a focus on the history of alternative photographic processes and specifically, my gum bichromate prints. September 2009.

Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua, NY.  Week-long seminar and practicum entitled “The Early History of Photography,” exploring both the chemical and aesthetic issues of the first 75 years of photography, June 2009.

Exhibits and Books


FRANK Gallery. Chapel Hill, NC. “Shorelines of the Atlantic,” 16 gum bichromate prints of scenes photographed from U.S. east coast and European beaches. May 10- June 4, 2017.

FRANK Gallery. Chapel Hill, NC. “Drawn from Nature,” 12 new gum prints. With Jessica Dupuis. June 6 – July 3, 2016.

FRANK Gallery. “Natural Alliances” with Jean LeCluyse, Iggy Patterson, Aggie Zed, and myself. Opening Reception August 14, 6-9 pm. August 11 – September 6, 2015.

The Barn at Valhalla. Gum prints of coastal North Carolina. May 2015.

Cabarrus Arts Council GalleriesSoft Focus. Invitational exhibit includes “artworks embracing impressionistic techniques and the moderating effects of time and memory.” Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC. October 21-December 20, 2013.

Rehoboth Art League, Inc. 40th Annual Member’s Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. August 17-18, 2013.

Unleashed: 25 Years of Manbites Dog Theater. 200+ black and white and color photographs of over 75 plays. Available in paperback and hardback. 2013.

North Carolina Museum of Art. Art of the Auction. Crash, the Photograph was selected for the annual Museum event. Reception March 30, 2012.

Place, Impermanence, Memory. Hand-printed and hand-bound 100-page book I produced in 2011 outlining my thoughts on photography, the gum process, and my engagement in both along with dozens of gum reprints.

The Affordable Art Fair. New York City, June, 2008.

Sawtooth Gallery. Winston-Salem, NC. Three person show in conjunction with the Haiku North America annual convention. August 15-September 15, 2007.

East End Gallery. Carrboro, NC. Gum prints of NC beach scenes.  July 2007.

Manbites Dog Theater. Durham, NC. Photographic designer for At the Vanishing Point, a play by Naomi Iizuka inspired by the photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard. May 24-June 9, 2007.

Migration: A Gallery. Film Photography Now: Peter Filene and Alan Dehmer, Charlottesville, VA. September 1-October 5, 2006.

Student Union Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photography Unplugged: Gum Bichromate Photographs by Alan Dehmer. Chapel Hill, NC. December 2005-January 2006.

Green Hill Center for NC Art. Collector’s Choice: The Winter Show Exhibition, Greensboro, NC. 2005.

Benjamin Winery, Eli Whitney, NC. One-person show, June-Aug. 2005.

Durham Arts Guild. Alternative process group show, Durham, NC. April-May, 2005.

Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China. September 2004.

Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. Old is New Again: Alternative Processes, Greensboro, NC. January-May 2004.

Durham Arts Council Grant. Printing and framing 16 black and white Manbites Dog theater prints. 2002 season.

Art Institute and Gallery. Juried exhibition, Salisbury, MD. February 2001. Awarded Judges Choice.

Bivins Gallery. Art in Motion: Work by the Visual Arts Teachers from Durham School of the Arts, Duke Institute of the Arts, Durham, NC. September-October 2000. My first public display of gum prints.

Institute for Documentary Studies. Ghana: Two weeks, nine students, many cameras, Durham, NC. October-November 1998.

ManBites Dog Theater. States of America, Durham, NC. January 1992. Conceptual black and white photo exhibit. Street photography in 18 sequenced triptychs.

Eleventh NC Photographers Annual Juried Exhibition, Raleigh, NC. November 1991.

North Carolina Press Association annual competition, 1988. First place: News photography; Third place: Feature page photography. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. March 1989.