NHSPA July 2018 Newsletter

New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists
July 1, 2018

Star Island Retreat - Now is the Time to Register

September 6-9, 2018

If you plan to attend please register ASAP, so that we can make appropriate plans based on the group's size.

Register at http://starisland.org/program/nhspa/

We want active participants and we welcome anyone to make a short presentation on anything photography related. Email your ideas to petererandall@gmail.com or joemazzaglia@gmail.com.

Roger Goun will be our guest photographer this year and a “focus” of our program will be black and white photography. Roger’s specialty is black and white digital, and many other members also work in monotone, for example Bev Conway, David Speltz, Ken Kartes, Carol Van Loon, and Jay Goldsmith. We’ll have printers and plenty of paper for participants to make prints. If you haven’t worked in black and white this a great opportunity to experiment and talk with others who specialize in monotone. 

Another consummate black and white film photographer is Gary Samson, one of NHSPAs’s founding members. Gary has been working on a long-term project of photographing the nude and he will be presenting a special program on this subject for our retreat. Gary will discuss how he finds models, how he approaches a shoot, and how he edits his images. He will show lots of examples of his work.

Peter Randall and Joe Mazzagillia


NHSPA 2019  Exeter Show Potential Issue

(from Carol VanLoon, Exeter Show chair)

Not sure if everyone is aware of the turmoil that has played out concerning the Exeter Arts Committee and the Town of Exeter. Most of the committee has resigned and we are unsure at this time if the request for the gallery (which I submited Jan 2018) will be honored in 2019. Christy Utter has been in contact with the town and Karen Desrosiers a NHSPA member and member of the Exeter Arts Committee, hopefully things can be worked out. 

David Speltz has volunteered the Camera Commons galleries if the gallery in Exeter is unavailable in January.

I hope to have more to report in the coming months.

I'd also like to share this Call for Art from NHAA:

39th Annual Jack Parfitt Juried Exhibition

Aug. 1-Sept. 3

Digital submission deadline 7/12 at 5 p.m.

Juror: Bruce Myren

1st prize: $250 gift card from Hunt’s

2nd prize: $350 gift certificate for services from Camera Commons

3rd prize: $250 gift certificate from Image Arts

www.nhaa.org for prospectus and additional info

Member News

Lawrence Elbroch has a show at the Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery in Newmarket. Opening reception is Today, July 1, from 3pm to 5pm. Info at www.aryaloka.org. Here's the poster:

William Townsend will have an exhibit of recent works at the New Hampshire Art Association from July 3 through July 29. The title of the exhibit is VISIONS::SYMMETRY. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, July 6 from 5-8 PM. Info at; http://www.nhartassociation.orgYou can see some images from the show at: TownsendArtImages.com. Here's the poster:

Christy Utter Sacred Destinations Show a NHAA Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery

July 4-30, Opening Reception, July 6, 2018. 5-8pm

Ancient architecture has been a source of artistic inspiration to me for as long as I can remember.  Some of these structures are now in a kind of romantic ruin, but others look exactly as they did centuries ago.   I seek out these sacred places in my travels and have never been disappointed. 

The photographs in this collection were created with several different photographic methods:   

   * 19th Century Platinum/Palladium Handmade Process.

   * Zero Image Pinhole Camera, Film Capture     

   * Canon Digital SLR

Norm Ramsey has 3 Items to share:

First: I will have a Body of Work Show in the Frazier Gallery of the New Hampshire Art Association from July 4th thru the 29th. Opening Reception on Friday, July 6th from 5-8pm ( Refreshments will be served.)

A philosopher, a pelican and an inquisitive mind are combined to present an enlightened, yet humorous and entertaining, if not  informative, glimpse of a favorite feathered friend.

Second: Two of my  photographs(unrelated to the above) have been accepted for showing at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine  for their

"Regional Artists-An Open, Juried Show". This show will exhibit from Wednesday, June 27 thru Saturday, July 28th. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday July, 7th from 5-7:30pm.

Third: I will have both wall hung and matted work on exhibit at the Sheafe Warehouse at Prescott Park, on the PortsmouthWaterfront, from June 30th thru August 26th.The Show opens on June 30th and coincides with Portsmouth's Prescott Park Arts Festival.

Ron St. Jean reports: I’m pleased to be part of the Griffin Museum’s "Quién? Qué? Dónde?" portrait exhibit in Boston, at the Lafayette City Center Passageway in Downtown Crossing, now through October.

Becky Field reports 2 items: 

My exhibit of photos on cultural diversity in New Hampshire at UNH-Durham has again been extended. It will be displayed in the UNH Museum (first level of the Dimond Library) until July 20. After that, part of the exhibit will be moved to the reference area in the Dimond Library, and be displayed there through the Fall semester. 

In September I will install an exhibit of photographs at the Manchester Public Library showing the history of immigration in Manchester, in collaboration with the Manchester Historical Society-Millyard Museum. My current photographs of immigrants and refugees will intermixed with the Historical Society's old photographs from the late 1800s and early 1900s of immigrants who came to Manchester to work in the textile mills. That exhibit will be up for a couple of months. 

Dan Gingras has a camera for sale: Brand new in box  CANON 5ds BODY with new Bower professional grip.  50.6 MP full frame camera which has never been out of the box.  After I bought it I decided I wanted a 5dsr.   Now I decided I want a drone, and thought this would make someone a great buy.   $1900.   Drop me a line if interested.  Dan@dangingras.net

Camera Commons New

(from David Speltz)

The show “Eight Photographers in China” has been extended through Sunday, July 15 and for July, by appointment only.

The galleries will be closed for upgrades and maintenance from July 16 through August.

The next show is our annual Large Format Camera show featuring Vermont’s Peter Bosco and John Clayton, and Connecticut’s Steve Sherman. Opening September through October.

Workshops in September include the Large Format Workshop with Richard Ritter, Gary Samson and David Speltz (details on our website) as well as one-on-one for Lightroom, Photoshop and darkroom including conventional silver gel and Platinum/Palladium (Pt/Pd) (September 27-30.

Workshops in October include three days of Wet-plate instruction with Gary Samson and CC faculty October 19-21.

Darkrooms, Epson printers, scanners and the Profoto studio are open all summer by appointment.

Our contact information is info@cameracommons.com or telephone 603-842-4713 and our website is www.cameracommons.com

NHSPA Photographic Art Around the Area, June 2018

(from Carol Van Loon, filling in for Sarah Flause this month)

Thru Jul 15

Be Seeing You, Sheri Lynn BehrPrimal Waters, Catherine Wilcox Titus, Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org

 Thru Jul 15

György Kepes Photographs II, the second of two exhibitions, explores work by the Hungarian-born polymath, done between 1946-1985 including vintage prints, later prints, and new prints from vintage negatives. MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, www.mitmuseum.mit.edu

 Thru Jul 15

Picture This, Photography Show, a group show, Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME www.kitteryartassociationorg 

 Thru Jul 28

Jim Nickelson – Cosmos, Artist Talk, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com

 Thru Jul 31

Eight Photographers in China, Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover, www.cameracommons.com

 Thru Jul 31

Photographers Among Us and Gun Country, Addision Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover, MA www.addison.andover.edu

 Thru Aug 12

Master of Fine Arts Summer Thesis Exhibitionthe biannual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition is a celebration of the culminating work of NHIA graduates. The exhibition features thesis work from students in Photography and the Visual Arts. Thesis scripts and book projects from graduates in our MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen and our MFA in Writing will be available in the galleries as well. Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough, www.nhia.edu

 Thru Aug 30

Photography of Mel Snodgrass and Barry Fitzpatrick, Village Gallery, 118 Rogers Rd., Kittery, ME

 Thru Sep 3

Flight of Fancy, Stephen Sheffield, Claire Rosen, Kerry Mansfield, Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, www.panopticongallery.com

 Thru Sep 16

Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1985-1925, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME, www.portlandmuseum.org

 Thru Sep 23

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, for more than forty years, Sally Mann has made experimental and hauntingly beautiful images that have made her one of the country’s most influential and distinguished photographers. The artist’s first major traveling exhibition, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossingsexplores themes of family, memory, mortality, and home as well as the Southern landscape as repository of personal and collective memory.  Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St.,Salem, MA www.pem.og

 Jul 2-Aug31

Images of Asia, photography by Larry Elbroch, Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery, 14 Heartwood Circle, Newmarket www.aryloka.org

 Jul 6-29

Siri Kaur: Crow’s FieldCrow’s Field was the name we gave an empty lot where Kaur and her friends played as children in rural New England. During games this nameless acreage between the forest and the road became a magical no-man‘s-land, transforming into a metaphorical space where the imaginary and the real collide. Opening reception July 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St, Brattleboro, VT www.vcphoto.org



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