Welcome to the New Hampshire
Society of Photographic Artists


NEWSLETTER  January/February 2020

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NHSPA ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The 21st Annual New  Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists 2020 Photography Exhibition

at the Exeter Town Gallery exhibiting through Feb 2, 2019


The NHSPA extends our gratitude to Julee Holcombe for providing a wonderful gallery talk

prior to our opening reception. 

      


Julee Holcombe was born in Texarkana TX. She grew up in the scenic New England area and in the great Southwest. She received her BFA from the University of New Mexico in Photography and sculpture and later to later receive an MFA in Photography and Electronic Media at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore MD.

Holcombe’s work focuses on the questionability of photography’s truth telling ability in which to distill our sense of time and curiosity. She makes pictures predominantly with digital technology and software applications. Her work is both documentary, fictional, autobiographical, and reflects the world in which we live today. The landscapes she documents can be decades apart or miles apart as then they are re-assembled to create her own mythic reality.

Holcombe’s work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably the British Museum of Art in London England; Portland Museum of Art, ME; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA and recently in Phoenix Museum of Art.  She is represented by Kayafas Gallery in Boston Mass and most recently had a solo show at the George Marshall Store in York Maine. She has received numerous awards and residencies among them were a full fellowship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her photographs are in several private and public collections: the Portland Museum of Art, Fitchburg Art Museum and at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College.

She is a tenured Professor at the University of New Hampshire and won a Teaching Excellence Award in 2015.

Her website can be found here  Julee Holdcombe

 The gallery is open 12-4 on Saturdays and Sundays during the show.

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NH2020

Statewide Documentary Project Update

(Formerly Introduced As NH-NOW Project)


The Portsmouth African Burying Ground. photo by Peter Randall ©

Gary Samson, Michael Sterling and Dan Gingras met  November 25th with the team from the New Hampshire Historical Society and several other historical societies who are now part of the joint venture supporting the New Hampshire 2020 project.

Bill Dunlap of the New Hampshire Historical Society informed the group that he is in the final phase of securing an initial $35,000 to provide funding for the production of the 250 page book and some of the collateral material necessary for the seven statewide exhibits that will open simultaneously. The level of enthusiasm from the participating institutions is extremely high, and a lengthy discussion was had about the book, and how the sponsor (who we’re not ready to name yet) is planning on distributing hundreds of books to their clients in addition to the hundreds of books which will be sold at the historical societies.  A final count of the books has not been made, but it’s looking like it will be in the thousands. Every photographer will be credited for their photographs in the book and exhibitions.

The NHSPA has a lot to gain from the successful completion of this project, but there is still much work to be done. We are planning on having a meeting of all NH 2020 photographers on the opening day (January 5th) of the Exeter exhibit to answer questions, and discuss the following:


• High level overview (NHHS, fundraising) and summary timeline (active photography, curating, preparation, show schedule)

• Number of participants and images submitted so far

• ’Tough love’ request for more images - shoot at multiple locations/regions, variety of topics (hand out the list below), grittier topics

• Technical challenges - RAW files/xmp files, offer of technical help (format of help TBD)

• Notice that round 2 of technical reviews will be scheduled

• ’Tough love’ - we need assistance in various areas - locating and reserving venues, organizing and validating technical format of submitted images, publicity

• Q&A

We are asking that participants really focus on creating a complete and full portrayal of life in New Hampshire in 2019-2020.  Here is a list of some of the items we are looking for:

• Architecture – modern, historical, etc.

• Astrophotography over NH landscape

• ATV enthusiasts

• Beer and Wine makers

• Business – retail and / or office

• Children in an educational setting *

• Environmental portraits (artists, crafts people etc)

• Fairs (county, farm, ethnic)

• Family life

• Farms, Farm to Table, restaurants

• Fishing Industry / families hunting for deer, turkey etc

• Gaming clubs

• Gun / Hunting Enthusiasts *

• Homeless *

• Immigrants * (it’s really important to show the ethnic diversity in the state)

• Isle of Shoals and ‘Pelicans’

• LGBT community *

• Logging industry

• Manufacturing (hi tech, small, large)

• Midwives

• Military

• Night Scenes

• People working at their daily job

• People with disabilities *

• Political - campaigning, polling booths, NH Primary, NH legislature

• Poverty * (trailer parks)

• Prisons * women’s and men’s prisons

• Quarries

• Snowmobile enthusiasts

• Sports

• Streetscapes and scenes

• Gritty” - the opposite of beautiful New Hampshire landscapes. Images of buildings, people, situations that are not beautiful but reflect a downside of life in our state. Once again, be sensitive to how you portray your subjects.

We’re anticipating lots of publicity for this project and each and every one of you who participates will benefit professionally and artistically from your hard work.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at project@nhspa.org

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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NHSPA MEMBER EVENTS

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Opening Reception  January 12, 4-7pm        Exhibiting Through April 9, 2020


Exeter Train Station, Digital Photo Art, David Blomquist


Exeter Inn

90 Front Street

Exeter, NH 03883

The Exeter Inn, in conjunction with the Seacoast Artists AssociationInvite you to join us for our

inaugural art exhibition OPENING RECEPTION!


We are pleased to celebrate the inaugural SAA artists exhibition at the Exeter Inn. For the first time, SAA is partnering with the Exeter Inn to feature the works of Seacoast Artist Association members on display throughout the public areas of the inn.

 

This curated exhibit features a Winter theme and includes works from David Blomquist, Bill Childs, Anita Freeman, Annick Bouvron-Gromek, Maryclare Hefferman, Marcia Lee Jones, Jim O'Donnell, Doris Rice, Margaret Serino, Brittany Soucy, and others.


Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member: David Blomquist

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Opening Reception  Wednesday January 15, 5:30 pm (with dinner)        Exhibiting Through March 19, 2020

Talk Title:  Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity


St. Paul's Episcopal Church

21 Centre St

Concord, NH 03301   fieldworkphotos@gmail.com     (603) 568-3174  


Different Roots, Common Dreams: NH Newcomers from African Countries  Becky Field, Photographer

This exhibit features Becky Field's photographs of people who came to New Hampshire from African countries. It is held in conjunction with a month-long discussion organized by St. Paul's Church on cultural diversity, especially focusing on African communities. Public is welcome. - Artist Website:  www.differentrootsnh.com 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member: Becky Field

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Opening Reception January 17, 2020 5-8pm      Exhibiting Through February 2nd, 2020

            

Some holiday fun during a NHAA Photo Group meeting!

New Hampshire Art Association 

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery

136 State Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801      www.nhartassociation.org          603-431-4230


Participants in one of the NHAA’s Interest Groups: Photography, Plein Air, or Painting will be exhibiting. 

Led by Dick Lord, this is an informal gathering of artists who all share a love of photography. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. Discussion topics are driven by group participants and range from artistic vision to techniques, to image processing, to what’s new in photography equipment.  Participants are invited to show samples of their work and get helpful feedback. 

Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of every month, 7PM at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth.  This group does not meet in July or August. 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: 

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Opening Reception Friday, February 7, 5:30–8pm      Exhibiting through May

  

Randall Gallery

Portsmouth Athenaeum

9 Marker Square, 3rd Floor 

Portsmouth, NH 03801      Phone: (603) 502-6968       Email: petererandall@gmail.com

Artist Website:  petererandall.com

Hampton Beach: Summer of “83      Photographs by Peter E. Randall

Sand and surf. Babies and bikinis. Taffy and dough. Arcade and boardwalk. All offered subjects for Peter E. Randall and his small camera as he wandered Hampton Beach in the summer of 1983. Here are people of all ages enjoying New Hampshire’s largest tourist community.

Hampton Beach lends itself to the genre of street photography. The lightweight 35mm camera is perfect for the photographer who seeks spontaneous or action images. The leading exponent of this art was Henri Cartier-Bresson who roamed the world in search of “The Decisive Moment,” that brief period of time when subject, composition, interaction between people and their environment, facial expression, and body language come together as an expressive image. 

Randall’s pursuit of beach, boardwalk, arcade, and street photographs began in 1983 when he asked Agfa to send him some test rolls of their new black and white chromogenic film that he could use in a documentary project. Fine grained with wide latitude for recording both shadows and highlights, the film was processed by machine like a roll of color print film.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: Peter Randal

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Opening Reception February 11, 2020 6-8pm      Exhibiting Through February 28, 2020    

        

'Soaring Through The Clouds' ©Pat Kennedy-Corlin


Portsmouth Public Library

Levenson Community Room (1st floor)

175 Parrot Ave

Portsmouth, NH 03801     (603) 427-1540    www.seacoastcameraclub.org


2020 Seacoast Camera Club 2020 Annual Photography Exhibition 

Opening reception viewing will start on Feb. 11, 2020, at 6 pm.  Speaker presentations will start at 6:30 pm


Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: Pat Kennedy-Corlin, Bill Townsend, and more

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Exhibiting Through March 0 , 2020

Keene State College

Redfern Arts Center

90 Wyman Way, Keene, NH 03435       fieldworkphotos@gmail.com     (603) 568-3174  

Different Roots, Common Dreams: NH Newcomers from African Countries  Becky Field, Photographer

This exhibit features Becky Field's photographs of immigrants from many countries who have resettled in New Hampshire. There are also plans for a concurrent exhibit at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene; details to follow.Artist Website:  www.differentrootsnh.com 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member: Becky Field

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Exhibiting February 1, 2020 Through March 13, 2020



Keene State College

Redfern Arts Center

90 Wyman Way, Keene, NH 03435       fieldworkphotos@gmail.com     (603) 568-3174  

Different Roots, Common Dreams: NH Newcomers from African Countries  Becky Field, Photographer

This exhibit features Becky Field's photographs of immigrants from many countries who have resettled in New Hampshire. There are also plans for a concurrent exhibit at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene; details to follow.Artist Website:  www.differentrootsnh.com 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member: Becky Field

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Exhibiting Through March 19, 2020

 Richard Moore’s photography, “Tea Time, Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion”

© Richard Moore’s photography, “Tea Time, Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion”


2 Pillsbury Street

Concord, NH, 03301            www.nhartassociation.org   603-431-4230


Richard Moore and Adele Sanborn | Constructed Visions


The title of the show is “Constructed Visions,” and features the mixed media works of Adele Sanborn and composite photography of Richard Moore that assembles images, words and memories into new narratives.