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July 2013

NHSPA July 2013 Newsletter

This month's newsletter starts of with two important items. Please be sure to check them out, along with the other news that follows.

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STATE LIBRARY SHOW PICKUP REMINDER

Please remember to pick up your work from the show at the State Library on Monday July 29 between 8.30 am and 4 pm, or make arrangements for someone else to pick up

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IT'S TIME TO REGISTER FOR STAR ISLAND WORKSHOPS 

If you are planning to attend this year's Star Island Digital Workshop or Annual Retreat, please sign up NOW so that the organizers can plan accordingly. This is important.

Peter's Randall's digital photography workshop begins on July 27 and there is still room for more participants. This week is an opportunity to explore new approaches to your photography, to try new things, for example, photographing subjects you don’t usually work with. I’ll be giving you assignments early in the week and we’ll meet daily in the morning and afternoon to review your work. Near the end of the week we’ll be making prints for our Friday night exhibit. If you have  not spent a week just working on your photography, this is a great opportunity in a supportive program. Organizer: Peter Randall, petererandall@gmail.com

And the 16th annual Star Island retreat is September 5-8. Our guest photographer this year is Frank Armstrong.  Frank is a landscape and social landscape, large format and digital photographer.  He currently teaches at Clark University in Worcester, MA.  His work can be seen in the permanent collections of MOMA, Houston MFA, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Worcester Art Museum, and UTexas at Austin and is represented by Panopticon Gallery in Boston and Stephen L. Clark Gallery in Austin. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for photographers at all levels to participate in a workshop conducted by a renowned guest photographer/educator, connect with other photographers to share their work and gain feedback, spend time photographing historic and beautiful Star Island, and to enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility of this island setting a few miles off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. Organizer: Barbara Zulkiewicz, barbara.zulkiewicz@comcast.net, 603-422-5558 

For more info please contact the organizers or visit nhspa.org

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NHSPA/EXETER CAMERA CLUB JOINT SHOW AT CONCORD STATE LIBRARY GREAT SUCCESS

(from Richard Moore)

EYES ACROSS THE WATER:  PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE AND EXETER, ENGLAND opened June 10 at the State Library in Concord, with 84 photographs from the two groups.

Thanks to all who contributed your time, talent, and effort in putting together "Eyes Across the Water."  The reception on June 16 was a warm and wonderful event.  Many exhibitors were there, including Di and Geoff Wilkins from the Exeter Camera Club.  The number of visitors was enhanced by the chance that Concord's Art Around Town was that night, and we were put on the list.

During a gathering at Marie's Splendid Table, David Speltz welcomed us, I thanked everyone, Di brought greetings from the English club, and Van McCloud, Commissioner of Arts and Cultural Resources for the State, talked about the history of the building and made some fine points comparing our legislature and their parliament.  

Then he said something like this:  "I work here.  Every day I come up those stairs and come into this gallery and the photographs are between me and my office.  I've taken to stopping in front of a different one or two each day to really look at them.  This is brilliant, what you can do with your photographic art.  I look at this and I say, Hooray for the good guys!"

If you haven't seen the show, it is at the N.H. State Library, 20 Park Street, Concord.  The library is open 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday through Friday.

The show ends July 26 and exhibitors are asked to pick up their work at the State Library on Monday, July 29 between 8.30 and 4.30, or make arrangements for someone else to pick up.

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PORTRAITS IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AT DRIFT GALLERY

(from several members)

‘Portraits in Contemporary Photography | Selections from a Series’, curated by Ali Goodwin at Drift Gallery, selects excellence in contemporary portraiture. Featuring portrait works by Sally Mann and Robert Wilson, and proudly introducing contemporary photographers: PDN Curator Award winner Noah David Bau, PDN Annual winner Susan A. Barnett, Center Award winner Jennifer McClure, Sony World Photography Award winner Nicol Vizioli, and Hearst 8x10 Biennial winner Caleb Cole. This unparalleled exhibition of contemporary photography also showcases Cig Harvey, Vincent Glielmi, Ali Goodwin, Nancy Grace Horton, Joseph D R Oleary, Asia Kepka, and new works by NH Charitable Foundation 2012 Artist Advancement Grant winner, Bear Kirkpatrick.

The Exhibition runs July 12 - August 18

Next exhibit opening at the Drift:

Small Island, Big Picture
Winters of Solitude teach an Artist to See
Photography Exhibition & Book Launch

Photographs by Alexandra de Steiguer,
Winter Caretaker on Star Island, Isles of Shoals

August 24 - September 22
Opening Reception & Book Signing Party: 
Saturday, August 24, 5-8pm

The Drift Gallery has moved to the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, 375 Little Harbor Rd., Portsmouth, NH.  www.drift-gallery.com/exhibitions.html

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STEPHEN SHEFFIELD SHOW AT STONECROP GALLERY

(from Barbara Zulkiewicz)

Stephen Sheffield
No Interruptions

July 10 - August 7

Stonecrop Gallery, 805 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME
http://stonecropgallery.com

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NH ART ASSOCIATION PRESCOTT PARK EXHIBITION IS OPEN

(from Ron St. Jean)

The NH Art Association's 2013 Prescott Park Arts Festival Open Juried  
Exhibition is open at the Sheafe Warehouse in Prescott Park,  
Portsmouth. The show runs through August 25, and is open MTW 12:00 -  
5:00, Th & Sun 12:00 - 7:00, and Fri & Sat 12:00 - 8:00. A visit to  
the exhibit, and a concert or performance of Annie at Prescott Park,  
makes a great day.

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EDDIE SOLOWAY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT NORTH COUNTRY STUDIO, BENNINGTON COLLEGE, JANUARY, 2014 

(from Susan Lirakis)

Explore the enormous potential of expressing your ideas, nurturing your imagination, and creating an essence of a place, all with the sim- ple tools of a camera and a lens. This workshop leads with what you want to say, and the feelings you want to convey, and follows with an exploration of techniques to get there. Participants should have a sol- id, intermediate understanding of their photographic tools, including the camera and digital workflow.

Eddie Soloway’s photographs are the expression of his passion for the natural world. In 1998, he received the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award presented by the Santa Fe Center for Pho- tography, and in 2010 Photo District News named him one of America’s best photography workshop teachers. He divides his time between making fine-art prints, teaching for leading photograph- ic institutions, speaking for National Geographic, and furthering photographic projects. His book One Thousand Moons was published in 2004, and the DVD A Natural Eye Workshop, in 2009.

For more information about our workshops, faculty, and application process, visit our website: www.ncsw.org

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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. 

The newsletter will usually be sent out around the 29th 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. Please use the items above as a guide for writing yours. We hope there will be many contributions!


Please send comments/suggestions/questions about these newsletters to me (David J. Murray). Your feedback is most welcome!

- David Murray
djm@ClearEyePhoto.com
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