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Here is the November 2017 newsletter from NHSPA. 
 
 
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NHSPA EXETER SHOW INFO
 
(from Carol Van Loon)
 
The 2018 Photography Exhibition at the Exeter Town Gallery will open Jan 13 and run through Feb. 11, 2018.
 
Drop off will be on Jan 6, 10-12 p.m. with hanging of the show to follow at 12:30. Everyone welcome to help. (Snow date Jan 7)
 
If you can’t drop off your work on Jan. 6, please contact Carol Van Loon (vanloon42@gmail.com or 603-799-1941) she has a few alternative drop spots to offer.
 
We will need gallery sitters:
Jan 13 (help with opening)
Jan 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Feb 3, 4, 10
Feb. 11 (help with closing down the show)
 
After many years Marie McClelland can no longer provide the refreshments for the opening, is anyone interested in helping with this?
 
We are looking for folks to give 45-minute gallery talks? Interested? contact Carol
 
Once again we are calling for photographs to grace the exhibition poster. Deadline is Dec 9 midnight. Send your image to vanloon42@gmail.com for consideration.
 
Carol Van Loon
 
                                                              
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NHSPA “20 YEARS OF STAR ISLAND” SHOW OPENING RECAP/NEWS
 
(from Michael Sterling)
 
The Star Island photo exhibit opened on October 20 with great success. Estimates were that over 100 people showed up to see the images and to acknowledge Peter Randall’s contributions. There are 40 photos taken over the past 20 years by participants in the Star Island Photo Retreat. 
 
At the reception, Peter received well-deserved recognition for founding both the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists (NHSPA) and the photo retreats. We presented him with a “Star Island Lantern”, similar to what is still used on the island, and a certificate to one of his favorite restaurants. If you were not at the opening, please go visit the show at the Discover Portsmouth Center. It will be there until November 20. Enjoy memories and imagery by your fellow photographers.
 
 
(and Peter Randall adds):
 
The exhibit is open daily until November 20. As of this date, at least 5  exhibit photos have been sold. A portion of the sales support Discover Portsmouth and Star Island. The exhibit was curated by Peter Randall, assisted by David Murray.
 
On November 18 is the annual Starry Night fund-raiser for Star Island.from 5-7 at Discover Portsmouth. Tickets for the event are $45 and include extensive treats and drinks, and a presentation on old Gosport by Maryellen Burke and Peter Randall. More info at the Star Island web site.
 
 
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18TH ANNUAL DUNFEY EXHIBITION
 
(from Bill Townsend)
 
18th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition
hosted by the New Hampshire Art Association.
136 State ST
Portsmouth NH
 
The Joan Dunfey estate provides funding for the “Joan L. Dunfey Fund for Arts” at the New Hampshire Charitable Fund, which supports this annual exhibit.
 
The Exhibition was juried by Patrick McCay who Served as Dean for the New Hampshire Institute of Art (2003-2012) and presently serves as the Chairperson of Visual Arts Department at the NHIA.
 
Reception: Friday, November 3, from 5 to 8 PM.
Exhibit Dates: Nov. 1 through Nov. 25.
Call ahead for Gallery Hours.
 
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DAVID SPELTZ AND NORM DESFOSSES SHOW AT NHAA LEVY GALLERY IN PORTSMOUTH
 
(from Norm and David)
 
“On the Trail of Samuel Bemis” and "Fiber on Fiber.”
 
New Hampshire Art Association, East Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH
November 1-26
 
Norman’s exquisite and unusual inkjet process on rare papers combine with David’s handcrafted Platinum prints of White Mountain scenery likely photographed by America’s first landscape photographer in 1840 runs from November 1- November 25.  The artist’s are hosting a reception at the NH Art Association East Room on Saturday, November 4 from 3-5PM and all are welcome.
 
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ST. JEAN SHOW AT EPSOM LIBRARY
 
(from Ron St. Jean)
 
Diane and Ron St. Jean have a joint show continuing at the Epsom Library through November 18. Check it out if you’re in the area.
 
 
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BECKY FIELD SHOWS
 
(from Becky)
 
Becky Field has the following exhibits up in November from her body of work on immigrants and refugees in New Hampshire: 
- "Faces of Immigration: Here and Abroad", Russo Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, her photos along with paintings of refugees in Germany by Dartmouth faculty member, Viktor Witkowski. 
- "Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity," Pease Public Library, Plymouth, opening reception November 9, 3-5 pm. 
- "Cultural Diversity in New Hampshire: Then and Now," Manchester Community College, Manchester, her photos of current immigrants with historic photos of immigrants in the late 1800s/early 1900s from the Manchester Historic Association.
 
Also, Becky will receive an award for her photographic work on cultural diversity at the Annual Friendship and Award Dinner of the Turkish Cultural Center of New Hampshire, November 16, Puritan Conference and Event Center, Manchester. For more, see https://www.facebook.com/events/126240448041250/
 
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DAN SOUCY SHOW AT FIREFLY RESTAURANT
 
(from Dan Soucy)
 
I will have a photo show at Firefly Restaurant in Manchester from November 6 thru January 12.
 
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ITEMS FOR SALE
 
(from Binney Wells)
 
For Sale, Never opened:
  1 backdrop support stand (Square Perfect DIX Int'l)
  1 deluxe light stand (Promaster system pro LSZ)
  1 cool light system (Promaster)
  3 photo fluorescent lamps (Promaster)
$120
 
Binney Wells
  BKW6644@gmail.com
 
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NEWS FROM CAMERA COMMONS
 
(from David Speltz)
 
November Group Workshops
 
 
Self Publishing with Lightroom
Instructor: Meg gillis
Cost: $149
Date: Saturday Nov 11 9-4PM
 
 
Basic Astrophotography 
Instructors: Ed Ting & David Speltz
Cost: $149 of four sessions
Dates: Nov 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12 (All 7-9PM)
 
One-on-One Workshops
Lightroom
Photoshop
Platinum Printing
Silver Printing
Basic Digital Camera
Studio Lighting
 
Exhibits
 
Steven Friedman Landscapes:  January - February
Analog Film Meetup and Workshop Exhibit:  February - March
China Interpretations by 8 American Photographers:  April- May
 
Please see our website for details www.cameracommons.com
or call (603) 842-4713
 
 
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SHOWS IN THE AREA
 
(from Sarah Flause) 
 
Thru Nov 5
Charles Sheeler From Doylestown to Detroit This exhibition celebrates the MFA’s unparalleled holdings of works by Charles Sheeler (1883–1965), presenting 40 photographs from three significant series created during the heyday of his career as a founder of American modernism. Alfred Stieglitz and Modern America, Featuring 36 photographs, the exhibition showcases fine examples of his New York views, portraits and photographs that Stieglitz took at his family’s country home at Lake George. Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org 
 
Thru Nov 11
Jonathan Levitt, Mawooshen – Life and Landscape of the Maritime Archaic, “documents of geography of the Red Paint People – archaic humans of unknown origins that appeared among the insland and coastal mountains of Penobscot Bay five thousand years ago” Opening reception October 5, 5-7pm. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com
 
Thru Nov 11
The Art of the Tintype: Edith Weiler, a 19th century photographic process, Emporium Framing and Gallery, 261 Main St., South Berwick, ME www.emporiumframing.com
 
Thru Nov 21
20 Years of Star Island Photograph – A retrospective Exhibition by the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists, “The New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists was founded twenty years ago, and has been holding yearly retreats at Star Island ever since. This exhibition, curated by NHSPA founder and celebrated photographer Peter Randall, brings together a collection of some of the finest work taken by NHSPA photographers at Star Island over those years, celebrating the beauty, history, mystery, and the magic of this special island located just a few miles off the coast off Portsmouth, NH.” opening reception and gallery talk October 21, 5-7p.m. Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth www.portsmouthhistory.org. 
 
Thru Nov 25
The Inner Landscape, paintings by Diane St. Jean and Pretty Common Things, photographs by Ron St. Jean, opening reception Oct. 7, 1-3 p.m., Epsom Public Library, 1606 Dover Rd., Epsom www.epsomlibrary.com
 
Thru Nov 26
Fresh Paint and Pixels, “featuring art by emerging local artisists,” opening is part of Dover art-around-town night, October 6, 5:30-7:00pm, Gallery 6, Children’s Museum, 6 Washington Street, Dover, NH. www.childrens-museum.org 
 
Thru Dec 3
Gray Matters, with work by Francie Bishop Good, Sandra Klein, Marina Font, Collen Woolpert, Liz Steketee and J. Fredric May, Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org
 
Thru Dec 15
Impact, Work by recipients of the prestigious Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant” 
A Photographers”s Embrace: Stephen DiRado, a Worcester area artists whose work over the last 35 years has “evolved from straight photography of people and places to intimate, empathetic images made in collaboration with his subjects.” Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Paul Arts Center, Durham, NH www.unh.edu 
 
Thru Dec 17
Child’s Play – Representations of Adolescence, “take a close look at childhood and the unsteady terrain of adolescence through a selection of 20th century photographs” including works by Aaron Siskind and Lewis Hine. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME, www.portlandmuseum.org
 
Thru Dec 22
North Country Studio Workshop Exhibition, an exhibition of multi-media work by artists that have attended the workshops in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Workshop. Public reception, Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, 49 South Main St., Concord www.nhcraft.org 
 
Thru Dec 31
Nan Goldin, Photographer Nan Goldin “captures her world as it unfolds before her, resulting in a diaristic account of her life and the people and places that define it.” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME, www.portlandmuseum.org
 
Thru 2017
Making Modern, “A five-gallery exhibition on the third floor of the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing explores what it meant to be in the vanguard of Modern art in the 20th century. Specific gallery shows include:
Kahlo and Her Circle, “…the work of Frida Kahlo in the context of works by her family and friends in Mexico City. Anchored by the MFA’s recently acquired painting Dos Mujeres by Kahlo, the installation includes photographs by Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, and Imogen Cunningham—including a portrait of Kahlo—works in various media by Diego Rivera, and recently acquired archival material related to the artists, including a wedding portrait of Kahlo and Rivera by Victor Reyes.” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
 
Thru 2017
The Lane Collection: O’Keeffe, Sheeler, Dove, “represents five American artists who showed their work in Alfred Stieglitz’s and Edith Halpert’s New York City galleries—Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Stuart Davis.” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
 
Thru Jan 14, 2018
Transitions: A Window on Process,”Peak into the creation of art work by Allison Williams [painter] and Glen Scheffer [photographer].” NH Institute of Art, Sharon Arts Center, Entrance Atrium, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH. www.nhia.edu
 
Thru March 5, 2018
George Kepes Photographs: From Berlin to Chicago, 1930-1946, the first of two exhibitions, explores early work by the Hungarian-born polymath, The show includes photograms, as well as never before seen prints. MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, www.mitmuseum.mit.edu
 
Nov 3-Nov 26
In-Sight’s 19th Annual Exhibition and benefit Auction, “over 250 prints from artists around the globe – emerging, mid-career, professional, historic,” Opening reception November 3rd, 5:30-8:30 pm. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT, www.vcphoto.org
 
Nov 3-Dec 23
Monadnock Photography Project, This photographic exhibition documents the people, culture, architecture and landscape of the Peterborough and towns located within a 10-mile radius. The work has been created in the spirit of the Farm Security Administration photography that was done during the Great Depression years…The exhibition is organization by NHIA Professor Emeritus & New Hampshire Artist Laureate Gary Samson. NH Institute of Art, Sharon Arts Center, Entrance Atrium, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH. www.nhia.edu
 
Nov 3-Dec 23
What Artists Look Like – 2017, “Photographer Jay Goldsmith could not have worked harder. In an age of instant digital photography and high-speed inkjet printers, he missed his old darkroom. Goldsmith’s exhibition, “What Artists Look Like,” is an homage to the days of crisp black and white images and hand-made prints. The free exhibition features unique portraits of Seacoast artists.” opening reception November 3rd 5-7p.m. Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth www.portsmouthhistory.org. 
 
Nov 3-Dec 30
Alchemists: Amy Friend and Diana H. Blooomfield, Opening November 10th 6-8pm, Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, www.panopticongallery.com
 
Nov 15-Jan 13, 2018
Andrew Crane – Antipodean Isles, “"I have spent the last two years working, living, and shooting on two islands on opposite sides of the globe. In 2016, I lived for ten months on a small fisherman’s island off of Hong Kong called Cheung Chau, after which I returned home to the coast of Maine and began shooting the second half of the project on the island of Vinalhaven. I chose to approach the islands as coupled macrocosms of change, isolated communities continually being sculpted and reformed by the tides of industry and technology…these two islands have struggled to maintain and redevelop what it is that defines their sense of islandness…Shot using a 5x7 view camera and exposed on individual aluminum plates in the field, the wet collodion process” Opening reception November 16th, 5-7pm. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com
 
 
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ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
 
The purpose of NHSPA's monthly newsletter is to share information of potential interest to our members, in a simple, once-per-month text-only 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.