June 2018 Newsletter

NHSPA June 2018 Newsletter

New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists
June 2, 2018

Star Island Retreat - Time to Register

September 6-9, 2018

We are finalizing plans for our annual Star Islad retreat.  

Roger Goun is our guest photographer this year and the “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.

This is all good news! The bad news is only a handful of people have registered for the weekend. In order to have a successful program we need at least 18-20 participants (we have had as many as 35!) and while we don’t want summer to pass too quickly, September is not that far off. Please consider registering now!

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.

Peter Randall and Joe Mazzagillia


NHSPA Statewide Photography Project

(from David Speltz)

The statewide photography project being led by Gary Samson and David Speltz  will continue to be planned while Gary is in Greece through the month of June.  See the Annual Meeting Minutes email that was sent out on May 9 for a recap of where we are so far. 

We will be seeking the participation of photographers statewide as this project develops, and additional info will be sent out as soon as possible.

John Anderson's Through the Trees Exhibit

Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

June 27 - September 27

Trees define the state of New Hampshire.  What was once a great old growth forest fueled the industrial revolution, and has now regrown to one of the most beautiful forests in the world.  New Hampshire is also home to one of the largest collections of covered bridges.  Made of the very forests they are nestled within.  These relics of a past era stand as a testament to the builders, and the forests from which they are created. Photography Through The Trees illustrates both the covered bridges, and the White Mountain National Forest.

Becky Field Exhibit Extended

(from Becky Field)

My exhibit at UNH-Durham Dimond Library (UNH Museum, first floor) has been extended another month, through June 29. This exhibit includes several new photos from my cultural diversity project, Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity. The Museum hours are 12-4 pm on weekdays, and on Wednesdays 12-7 pm.

News from Camera Commons

(from David Speltz)

The Galleries:  Eight Photographers in China continues through June 30 with a probably extension into July.  Summer hours are generally by appointment although we try to be open for walk-ins Saturday and Sunday 12-4PM.  Call first (‭(603) 842-4713)

Our 3rd annual Large Format Workshop will be held Thursday - Sunday,  September  27-30.  Please see our website for details www.cameracommons.c om.  No experience or equipment is needed.

Gary Samson will be leading a 3 day wet plate workshop at Camera Commons in October.  Watch for details on our website.  No experience or equipment is needed.

We are planning a used photo gear trade/buy/sell day at Camera Commons in  July. Table rental is $25.  Please email dspeltz@speltz.com if interested in renting a table.

Gary Samson and David Speltz will be leading a 15 day trip to Greece in September 2019.  The maximum size of the group is 12 persons and will include several islands with high standard accommodations and food.  Traveling and classes will be mid-day to increase time spent photographing during early and late light.  Please email dspeltz@speltz.com for details.

NHSPA Photographic Art Around the Area, June 2018

(from Sarah Flause)

Thru Jun 3

Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1985-1925, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum

Thru Jun 9

Art-tri-bu-tion: Tami Bahat, Mark Chen & Shiao-nan Chen, Niki Grangruth &James Kinser, Torrie Groening, Callip McCaw, Lori Pond and Grace Weston, “…regarding something (in a photograph) as referencing an art piece, art medium, art form, art style, movement or artist.” Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org

Thru Jun 10

Lonnie Holley Exhibition, “Holley’s drawing, painting, sculpture and photography is born out of furious curiosity and biological necessity.” NH Institute of Art, Roger Williams Gallery, 77 Amherst St, Manchester, NH. www.nhia.edu

 Thru Jun 17

(Un)Expected Families, “Bringing together more than 80 pictures taken by American photographers from the 19th century to today,” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org

Thru Jun 27

Kent Krugh – Speciation: Still a Camera, Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, www.panopticongallery.com

Thru Jun 30

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

Thru Jul 1

Andy Richter: Serpent in the Wilderness. “a photographic exploration of yoga,” over five years the artist has traveled and photographed “places that are historically relevant to its past and others that embody its present.” Reception June 1st, 5:30-8:30pm. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT, www.vcphoto.org ;

Thru Jul 15

Gy├Ârgy 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 31

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

Jun 13-Jul 28

Jim Nickelson – Cosmos, Artist Talk, Jun 27th 5:30-6:30pm, opening reception June 14th, 5-7pm. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com ;

Jun 21-Jul 15

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


The purpose of NHSPA's monthly newsletter is to share information of potential interest to our members in a once-per-month email blast that includes official NHSPA news and brief items submitted by our members regarding their upcoming shows, workshops of interest, and things like that. 

The newsletter will usually be sent out very close to the start of each month. If you have info you'd like included, please email it to David J Murray (djm@ClearEyePhoto.com) by the 26th of the month to make sure it reaches me before the newsletter is compiled. I will try to send out a Call for Newsletter Items several days before each month's deadline, but feel free to send items as you think of them. 

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