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2019 Highland Center Retreat at Crawford Notch, NH


NHSPA’s 6th Annual Crawford Notch Retreat

April 23 – 25, 2019

This year’s theme: SHOOT– SHARE – SOCIALIZE

Don’t miss this chance to hang out with your fellow NHSPA members exchanging ideas, talking shop, wandering the trails with your camera, sharing your work, getting feedback, and making new friends at the evening’s social hour. Come join us this year for these exciting presentations:

·  A mini studio lighting workshop led by Dan Gingras, Treasurer of NHSPA. 1

·  A presentation and demonstration on drone photography presented by David Murray. 2

·  A brief talk by Maya on model / photographer étiquette during a shoot.

·  A photo review: present your current body of work and receive feedback from fellow photographers with the conversation facilitated by       

   Beverly Conway.

·  Independently hike and capture the landscape on one of the many White Mountain trails.

·  Edit and print your work from the retreat using the Epson P600 professional printer.

·  Discuss the possibility of producing an exhibit of the work we created this year.

·  Share your work by participating in our annual print swap.

You may also register to participate in a special Wednesday session “Making the Photographic Portrait” guided by our own Gary Samson working with professional model Maya Tihtiyas. We will have two lighting setups in the Highland Center’s Washburn Room with one dedicated to working with Maya. There will be a limit of 12 photographers working in individual, one-on-one sessions with Maya and she will bring a variety of vintage clothing to help you create a unique portrait. There will be an $85 fee for photographers who participate in this Photographic Portrait Workshop.

The other setup will be available for participants to make studio photographic portraits of fellow members. Don’t miss this chance to refine your skills using the studio lighting setup. There is no charge for this option.

All members are encouraged to attend, but working with Maya will be available only to the first 12 photographers who sign up for that segment of the workshop!

Let us know you are coming! Registration for the retreat is on our NHSPA website and if you plan to participate in the workshop “Making the Photographic Portrait” make sure you sign up for this special program and pay the fee online. You will make your own reservation through the AMC Highlands Center by calling 603-466-2727.  Let the operator know that you are attending the NHSPA retreat and use our reservation number 414811.  Rooms with a shared bath are $99 per night and private bath, queen rooms are $143.  Rates are reduced for AMC members and the discount would apply immediately if you choose to join when you register. The Highlands Center is reserving a block of rooms for the NHSPA through April 1 and after that date reservations will be on a first come basis.

Check in time is 3:00 pm and rooms include breakfast and dinner in the cafeteria.  Please refer to the attached pdf for detailed information.   Check out time is 11:00 am.

1 Tuesday evening Dan Gingras will work present the basics of working with a studio lighting setup covering aperture, exposure, monolights, single and multilight set ups and various light modification gear.  Then on Wednesday morning Dan will demonstrate using speedlights with in the studio setup and how to save money by using online purchasing sites including Ebay, Craigslist and other online merchants to get great gear at reasonable prices.

2  David Murray will present a program on purchasing, licensing, flying, and producing images and video with a drone. David will show samples of his work using the drone, discuss commercial opportunities and, weather permitting, he will take the group outside and do a “real time” shoot with his drone.

Best regards,
New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists



2019 Photographers’ Retreat on Star Island

Portsmouth, NH, March 1, 2019 – The New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists (NHSPA) is offering a photography retreat this summer on Star Island.  

The retreat is an opportunity for dedicated photographers to meet and share their work. Several photographers will offer short programs highlighting a particular aspect of their work. Participants are asked to bring prints or digital files to share and discuss with the group. The program is for three days in mid-week, August 28-30, 2019.  

For twenty years, NHSPA has hosted photography events on Star Island to give fine art photographers the opportunity to meet, share their work and exchange ideas about photography. The historic buildings and rocky shoreline of the island offer abundant photographic opportunities. The nineteenth century-style ambience is conducive to socializing and discussing elements of the photographic craft.

Formed in 1998, NHSPA supports the work of photographers as a means for creative expression and cultural insight. NHSPA members are dedicated to sharing photography with each other and the community through group exhibits and programs.

Since 1915, Star Island, located in the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire, has been a center for education and group events. The island follows the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.

For more information and to register for the retreat, go to “events” on the NHSPA website www.nhspa.org



20th Annual Exeter Exhibition Recap!

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We had approx. 360 visitors, over 5 weekends, the gallery was closed one day due to snow,

5 works were sold from the walls, 4 of Richard Moore’s Athen’s Twice Seems Book, 2 prints from the racks

Dick Lord’s Wizard was the People’s Choice winner.  3 gallery talks were well attended!

Our application for the 2020 show has been accepted by the town, negotiations for costs still in the works.

Thanks for everyone who helped make this exhibition a success

See everyone next year….Carol




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©Dan Gingras NH-Now     ©Robert Charles Taylor NH-Now                   © Lydia Williams NH-Now                              ©Ken Kartes NH-Now

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                                ©Michael Sterling NH-Now                                ©Marie Sapienza NH-Now                      © Pat Kennedy-Corlin NH-Now

The second Statewide Project regional photo review took place last month in the Lakes Region. We continue to be impressed with the variety and quality of images. The next two reviews have been scheduled:

Merrimack Region Review will take place on April 7, 2019 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Nashua Public Library, 2nd floor, 2 Court Street, Nashua, NH. 

Monadnock Region Review will take place on July 14, 2019, from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH. 

Please plan to attend one or both, even if you do not have images for the region. It will be good to hear feedback and comments. ALL NH Now participants are welcome to attend. However, only submit images for the specific region being reviewed. 

If you have any NH Now questions, submit them to project@nhspa.org.

Thank you again for your interest and participation in NHSPA NH-Now Statewide Photography Project.


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Exhibiting Through March 30, 2019

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Inner Gardens - Susan Lirakis

Soho Photo Gallery

15 White St

NY, NY      (212) 226-8571     www.sohophoto.com

Hours Wed-Sun 1-6, and by appointment

The exhibit is running concurrently with the International Krappy Kamera Competition. The images are all made with some version of Holga Camera, on film, on the theme that within each of us is a garden – a personal sanctuary grown from memory, imagination and dreams – a place of beauty, meaning, and an open heart.

Susan Lirakis has received awards and fellowships for her work from the New Hampshire State Council of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, the Clowes Foundation, and the McLaughin Residency Fellowship. “Within each of us is a garden-a personal sanctuary grown from memory, imagination and dreams-a place of beauty, meaning and an open heart. We find these gardens in the landscapes that surround us, and we create them in our own backyards as places for daydreaming, self-discovery, transformation, refuge, even transcendence.”  

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member: Susan Liraki



Exhibit ingThrough April 4, 2019         

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’Photography Atelier 29’

The Griffin Museum of Photography

67 Shore Road 

Winchester, Ma 01890      (781) 729-1158       www.griffinmuseum.org

Photography Atelier Instructor and Photographer Emily Belz said, “It has been my immense pleasure to work with the photographers of Atelier 29. Seeing each

student’s individual work evolve over the 12 weeks of the course was inspiring; many risks were taken and boundaries pushed, and the resulting portfolios

showcase the diverse interests and talents of these 21 photographers. I am honored and humbled to have taken part in the evolution of this work, and to lead

the Atelier, a workshop with such a long and meaningful history for photographers in the Boston area and beyond. My thanks to Dennis Geller for his stellar

assistance during the course, and to the Griffin Museum of Photography for providing emerging-to-advance photographers the incredible opportunity to build

their work and present it to the public in the Museum’s galleries.”

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: Bruce Magnuson, Anthony Attardo



Exhibiting Through March 29, 2019

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Lotte Jacobi's America: Images of Her Adopted Land

University of New Hampshire Library
18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824     (603) 862-1535          www.library.unh.edu/museum

Exhibit located on level one in the Dimond Library

Celebrate the photography of Lotte Jacobi with us, with an exhibit of more than 50 of her images. This special exhibition, entitled Lotte Jacobi’s America: Images of her Adopted Land, is guest curated by New Hampshire Artist Laureate, Gary Samson, Emeritus Professor of Photography at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and longtime friend and protégé of Jacobi.

Drawn from the University’s extensive Jacobi archive, the exhibit features photographs taken by Jacobi after she left Germany and emigrated to America in 1935. Jacobi continued her craft in exile, first in New York, with her portraiture, cityscapes, and abstract photogenics over a period of twenty years. After making portraits of the nation’s creative and intellectual giants including Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, Theodore Dreiser, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marc Chagall and J.D. Salinger, she moved to New Hampshire in the mid 50s, where her photographs often captured rural life; nevertheless, she continued to make portraits of creative luminaries such as Robert Frost, Edward Steichen, May Sarton, and Minor White, among others.

Samson recognizes that a retrospective exhibit of Lotte Jacobi’s archive at UNH is long overdue. As guest curator, he aims to make this one different by focusing on her post emigration photography, adding that “it will be great to share her particular vision of America through rarely seen images of the leading intellectuals, writers, artists, and performers of the 20th century that she engaged and photographed in her own distinctive approach to photographic portraiture.”

Exhibit Curated By NHSPA Member:  Gary Samson, Emeritus Professor of Photography at the New Hampshire Institute  of Art                    



Exhibiting Through April 15, 2019 

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Photograph by Kristin Burchsted        Photograph by Christy Utter             Photograph by Joe Souther               Photograph by John Hoglund


The New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons

652 Central Ave

Dover, NH 03820

(603) 842-4713

For the full package and more information please email greece2019@cameracommons.com

CONTACT! is a show dedicated to prints made by placing negatives directly on a paper positive to create stunning, high resolution images using both legacy 19th century methods such as Salt, Platinum/Palladium, Van Dyke and Cyanotype and modern methods using silver gelatin, some from digital negatives. The photographers are using both in-camera negatives and "digital" negatives printed on digital printers from their digital captures. There are more than 60 prints in the show. Where else can you see fine, local and regional photographers display handmade work that has taken a year to produce in one place? Please join us to meet the artists, friends, and see some unusual, fine work.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members:  Kristin Burchsted, Bob Burchsted, Gary Samson, Christy Utter, Claudia Rippee, Joe Souther, David Speltz,

                                                                 Bev Conway, John Hoglund, David Hiley 



Exhibiting Through April 29th, 2019           

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Kittery Community Center

The Morgan Gallery

120 Rogers Road
Kittery, ME 03904     207-439-3800      www.kitterycommunitycenter.org

Hours: M-F 6am-9pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

Join us at the Morgan Gallery and STAR Theatre at the Kittery Community Center on January 9th, 2019 for an evening event celebrating the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.

On January 9, 2019 At 5:30PM in the Morgan Gallery, enjoy an artist opening reception with drinks and refreshments showcasing painting and photography work by 17 local artists, including show curator, Bill Moore. You will see a wide range of impressions of the Sarah Long Bridge.

Following the reception, beginning at 7:00PM, there will be a lecture in the STAR Theatre on the topic by two of the show’s featured artists, Richard Hopley and Eric Reuter. Hopley and Reuter will offer unique views on the demolition of the old Sarah and pay homage to the new bridge. 

Due to limited seating in the STAR Theatre, please pre-register for the lecture by calling 207-439-3800.

The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge spans across the Piscataqua River joining Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members:  Bill Moore, Bob Taylor



Exhibiting Indefinitely


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The New Foundry Place Garage

100 Foundry Place

Portsmouth, NH 03801

A temporary exhibit that lines windows of the garage and showcases both the beautiful imagery and creative talent that exists in Portsmouth. 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: Susan Hershey, Lawrence Elbroch, Ken Goldman, David J. Murray



Exhibit - Permanent Installment In Portsmouth, NH


'New Permanent Group Show Features Beautiful Large Prints of Work by Harry Licthman, Jerry Monkman, and David J. Murray'

155 Borthwick Ave

Portsmouth NH 03801

Contact David J. Murray www.ClearEyePhoto.com

The first floor public hallways of 155 Borthwick Ave in Portsmouth NH are now adorned with ~35 large art prints by area photographers Harry Licthman, Jerry Monkman, and David J. Murray. Building owner Michael Kane says his goal in displaying the work is to provide the many visitors who come to the medically-oriented building for dialysis, chemo infusions, and other medical treatments with a bit of beauty and distraction. The show was curated for Kane by Mary Jo Brown of Brown & Company in Portsmouth, NH, and a large information sign provides artist head shots, bios, and contact info.

NHIA members may find this installation interesting not only for the work itself, and for the evidence it provides that local companies are willing to devote significant dollars to purchasing and promoting the work of local artists, but also for the quality and medium of the prints themselves. Instead of having each photographer produce their own framed prints for hanging, The Kane Company licensed rights from each photographer to have all of the prints produced by a New York firm that specializes in large format high quality acrylic prints for corporate installations, and paid directly for all of the prints to be produced. The results are quite striking. Most of the pieces are at least 60" wide, and the largest is an 88" panorama. The acrylic treatment and large size combine to make these images really pop, while the uniform treatment lends a nice coherence to the show as a whole. You might enjoy checking them out, to see if this type of treatment would be of interest for your own work too.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member:  David J. Murray 



Greece Photography Workshop September 2019


A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Gary Samson, David Speltz and Dimitris Varsalis

The New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons

652 Central Ave

Dover, NH 03820

(603) 842-4713

For the full package and more information please email greece2019@cameracommons.com

The New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons (The Center) specializes in photography workshops serving North America with clientele from across the U.S. Its workshops include travel photography, digital photography, film based large format view camera photography and 19th century handmade photographic processes. The Center, located in southern New Hampshire, has two beautifully lit and recently renovated galleries, and we expect that after this trip we will be exhibiting a selection of your work from Greece as part of an exhibit featuring travel photography.

This trip is meant not only for beginning and advanced amateurs, but also anyone interested in learning the basics of photography in absolutely magnificent, easy-to-photograph locations illuminated by the unique light of Greece. Photographers explore their subject in some depth providing a chance to create an intimate visual diary of their experiences in this extraordinary country. And for those not interested in photography but are accompanying a photographer, there is no shortage of opportunities to see and enjoy parts of Greece and Greek culture you might otherwise miss.

This trip is co-sponsored by the New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons and Hellenic Adventures http://www.hellenicadventures.com, a travel company specializing in customized travel services in Greece for travelers accustomed to not just seeing a land, but truly experiencing it. The company president and designer of this trip has been a Condé Nast Traveler top travel specialist for Greece since 2004. Hellenic Adventures is responsible for all trip arrangements and services and will manage trip registration.

We are confident that, with the photography team of Gary Samson and David Speltz's extensive photographic travel experience and our expert Greek guide Dimitris Varsalis, you will experience a superb photographic and international educational opportunity. We hope you will join us.

Workshop Presented by NHSPA Members:  David Speltz, Gary Samson



Member Feature Video

'The CREATORS of Somecity Interviews NHSPA members Gary Sampson and Michael Sterling Introducing The NH Now  StatewideProject'

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Introducing the NH-Now Statewide Project

Photographers Gary Samson and Michael Sterling talk with The Creators host, Tom Jackson about NH NOW, a photo project documenting NH's photographic legacy through images that define the state in powerful moments around the Granite State today. Micheal Sterling is the president of the NH Society of Photographic Artists – NHSPA.org – which hosts NH Now. Both men talk about their own inspiration to create with cameras, from film to digital, iphone to DSLR to raw. Gary Samson also speaks about curating the photographs of the Farm Security Administration – FSA – that captured rural life in NH from 1937 - 1942.

NHSPA Members:  Gary Samson and Michael Sterling




Exhibit Space Available at The Seacoast Repertory Theater, Portsmouth, NH 2019 Season

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ARTISTS WANTED to display their work in the lobby of the Seacoast Rep during

the 2019 Season. If interested contact Mark Michael Adams directly on his facebook page at the following link.

Seacoast Repertory Theater Mark Michale Adams

125 Bow Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801    (
603) 433-4472     www.seacoastrep.org



Exhibiting through April 1, 2019


42 Maple Contemporary Art Center

42 Maple St

Bethlehem, New Hampshire      (603) 575-9077       www.42maple.org

42 Maple Contemporary Art Center presents an opening reception for “Moments of Time”, featuring the contemporary fantasy photography of Ellen Goddard-Jacques. A New Hampshire based artist, Goddard-Jacques was born and raised in New York, New York. She is a member of the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association, Lake Regions Art Association of New Hampshire, and Professional Photographers of America. She has shown her work at the former WREN Gallery and continues to be featured at the Lakes Region Art Association Gallery.

Growing up in the fashion capital of the world, Goddard-Jacques has always been fascinated by the beauty and fashion industry. Barbie was being released during her childhood, and though Barbie became controversial, the doll was a large influence early on in Goddard-Jacques’ life. Barbie inspired young girls, including Goddard-Jacques, and made her believe that women could do anything, have anything, and become anything.

Before retirement, Goddard-Jacques worked alongside some of the biggest names in the hair and fashion industry. Now, she spends her time pursuing her love of portrait photography. Her favorite career aspect is giving women the chance to express themselves, through her art. A great deal of her portrait work features women in roles of strength, leadership, and raw human emotion.

Goddard-Jacques believes humans are forged through the challenges of life, and capturing that strength on camera is some of her favorite work. She has always believed beauty can be found in many different elements. If we look for it, we will find it. Goddard-Jacques is passionate about creating artwork that will captivate her viewers and evoke human emotion. The magic behind her work is the story that each print tells, and there are many stories that have yet to be told.

According to Goddard-Jacques, “Portrait photography is my absolute favorite. I would describe my style as contemporary fantasy. Capturing raw emotion, and getting lost in the moment is when I find the most unique pieces are created. I am passionate about the entire process of creating. There is so much that goes into getting ‘the shot’. The stories and memories of each photo shoot are something I am thankful to have. Finding the right models, learning about each other and creating the perfect artist/model balance is incredibly important. Creating the environment for each unique piece is where my mind loves to run wild. My artwork is inspired by various emotions I have felt throughout my life. I strive to be different, stand out in a gallery, and offer art that is out of the norm, giving women their individual voices to express themselves.”



EXHIBIT Closing Reception April 5, 2019 4:00-8:00 pm

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The Art Center Presents - “Under Lock and Key” The Works of Scott Bulger

The Art Center

1 Washington Street, Suite 1177

Dover, NH  03820      (603) 978-6702     theartcenterdover@gmail.com


“It’s the world that’s stable, yourself that’s contingent, that’s nothing apart from its surroundings.” - Rebecca Solnit in A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Descending deeper into the search for the origins of who I am, questions to continue to arise that grab at my feet like a stick on a path. Occasionally, one of these sticks turns out to be a bramble which when stuck into the earth comes to life and provides new information. As I struggle with which memories are accurate and which are not, I begin to wonder if it even really matters. Can a memory become real by a sheer force of will?

Some of these event memories have become markers in my life. A red baseball cap, a meat grinder… a voice on the telephone late at night…a giraffe that makes no sense. Some of them innocuous, some of them traumatic, but each must have left some kind of imprint upon my being. They persist and vanish. Clues lead and guide me to that unknowing place I am looking for. My work explores my own contingent relationship to, and understanding of the external world. How have these memories shaped me, and if these memories are false, am I really just performing an impersonation of myself.



Reception April 8, 2019 5:30pm-7:30pm        Exhibiting April 2, 2019 Through April 15, 2019

'The Art Of Automobiles' Paintings and Photographs by Tony Nicholls & Nicole Ellis

Lane Library

2 Academy Ave, Hampton, NH 03842     (603) 926-3368      www.hampton.lib.nh.us




Exhibiting through May 12, 2019

'A Way Of Life, A Way Of Seeing'

MFA Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)

Avenue of the Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02110    (617) 267-9300  www.mfa.org Photographs of Graciela Iturbide 

The photographs of Graciela Iturbide not only bear witness to Mexican society but express an intense personal and poetic lyricism about her native country. One of the most influential photographers active in Latin America today, Iturbide captures everyday life and its cultures, rituals, and religions, while also raising questions about paradoxes and social injustice in Mexican society. Her photographs tell a visual story of Mexico since the late 1970s—a country in constant transition, defined by the coexistence of the historical and modern as a result of the culture’s rich amalgamation of cultures. For Iturbide, photography is a way of life and a way of seeing and understanding Mexico and its beauty, challenges, and contradictions.

This is the first major East Coast presentation of Iturbide’s work, featuring approximately 125 photographs that span her five-decade-long career. Organized into nine sections, the exhibition opens with early photographs, followed by three series focused on three of Mexico’s many indigenous cultures: Juchitáncaptures the essential role of women in Zapotec culture; Los que viven en la arena (Those Who Live in the Sand) concentrates on the Seri people living in the Sonoran Desert; and La Mixteca documents elaborate goat-slaughtering rituals in Oaxaca, serving as critical commentary on the exploitation of workers. Thematic groupings highlight Iturbide’s explorations of various aspects of Mexican culture, including fiestas, death and mortality, and birds and their symbolism. Her more recent work is presented in two series related to Mexico’s cultural and artistic heritage, featuring plants—mainly cacti—in “intensive care” at the Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Gardens, as well as El baño de Frida (Frida’s Bathroom), depicting personal belongings in Frida Kahlo’s bathroom at the Casa Azul that had been locked away for 50 years after the artist’s death.

Iturbide’s powerful and provocative photographs are anti-picturesque, anti-folkloric. Her work embodies her empathetic approach to photography and her deep connection with her subjects, asking questions through its capacity for imaginary associations. Drawn primarily from Iturbide’s own collection, “Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” also includes the Museum’s recent acquisition of 37 works by the artist, as well as loans from museums and private collections throughout the US and Mexico. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue produced by MFA Publications.



Exhibiting through June 16, 2019

Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952-1970 at the Portland Museum of Art</