NHSPA August 2018 Newsletter

New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists
August 4, 2018

Star Island Retreat Is On! 

Still a few spots left

Thanks to everyone who responded to our last emailing, the Star Island Retreat now has enough people registered to go forward. As of this writing there are just a few spots left. If you would still like to register here's the link:


Athens Twice Seen

(from Richard Moore)

It is written, “A prophet is without honor in his own country.”  If so, try leaving home.  I’ve been working for two years on “twice-seen” images of the monuments of Athens, and from June 14 to July 7 had a show of 35 composites in the gallery at the Hellenic American Union in Athens. The press release was picked up by 60 media outlets in Greece.  The show was even listed in the international edition of the NY Times. Three times. Press attention was augmented by Athens Photo Fest in town for the month. The show may or may not have been related to the Molotov cocktail thrown by an anarchist group through the front door of the Union the night before the opening.   The taxi and metro strike the evening of the opening was definitely humbling. (Catastrophe is a Greek word.)

The guest book indicates great attendance following the opening, and it was fabulous to see the work dramatically displayed on black walls.  It was a great experience organizing and hanging the show, and great to celebrate it with family and friends who came from the US and who met my old friends from Cyprus. For me, this was a capstone.

A book of 50 twice-seen images, Athens Twice Seen, is being published by Peter E. Randall Publisher, to be released at an all-Greek show by Sarah Flause and me in the East Gallery of the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth in November.

Richard Moore Photography


NHSPA Photographic Art Around the Area, June 2018

(from Sarah Flause)

Thru Aug 4

MAAE Thesis Exhibition, This exhibition showcases the thesis work of our graduating Master of Arts in Art Education (MAAE) students. Our MAAE students are professionals in the world of art education who have chosen to return to their own artistic development, in theory and practice. This exhibition is the culmination of their two-year immersion in this project. Opening reception July 13, 5-7 p.m. New Hampshire Institute of Art, 77 Amherst St., Manchester www.nhia.edu

Thru Aug 10

Exposure: The 22nd Annual PRC Juried Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Lesley University, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA www.prcboston.org

Thru Aug 12

The Forgotten War: Korean 1950 Photographs by Max Desfor, an AP photographer who covered WWII and the Korean War, this is a rare opportunity to see his Pulitzer Prize-winning photos. The Wright Museum of World War II, 77 Center St., Wolfeboro www.wrightmsueum.org

Thru Aug 12

Japanese Prints: The Psychedelic Seventies, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org

Thru Aug 12

Master of Fine Arts Summer Thesis Exhibition, the 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 12

Boats, Buoys & Birds – All member show with spotlight wall: Ann Mckee, Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME www.kitteryartassociationorg

Thru Aug 26

Street Scene with photographic artists, Jon Horvath and Hans Gindlesberger. 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth, NH. www.3sarts.org ;

Thru Aug 30

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

Thru Aug 31

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

Thru Sep 2

39th Annual Jack Parfitt Open Juried Photography Exhibition, New Hampshire Art Association, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH. www.nhartassociation.org

Thru Sep 1

Liminal – photographic work from seven Maine artists, Artist Talk August 19th 2-3pm, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com ;

Thru Sep 2

24th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition, and Force of Nature – Russ Rowland, and Scratch – Craig Becker, and The Divers – Arthur Griffin, Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org

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 Crossings, explores themes of family, memory, mortality, and home as well as the Southern landscape as repository of personal and collective memory.  [ed. note: outstanding show! Don’t miss it.] Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem, MA www.pem.org

Thru Oct 28

Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and Painting - looking at the painter in terms of photography. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunwick, ME www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Thru Oct 31

Boundaries, a collaborative visual literary project between presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco and contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler. Lois Dodd: Drawings and Paintings, now working in her ninth decade, Dodd belongs to an influential circle of painters that began congregating in Maine in the 1950s Bill Viola: The Fall Into Paradise, Viola explores themes of transformation and transcendence from emotional, philosophical, and spiritual perspectives. See website for gallery talk schedule. Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME www.ogunquitmuseum.org

Aug 3-Sep 2

Steam & Steel: Photography by O. Winston Link, Link is “Best known for his photography and sound recordings of the last days of the steam railroad, and for pioneering night photography.” Opening reception August 3rd, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St, Brattleboro, VT www.vcphoto.org


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