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November Newsletter
November 2013

Here is the November newsletter from NHSPA. 

Please remember that this is your newsletter too. If you ever have items for inclusion, please send them in before the end of the month. Details at the bottom of this newsletter.

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NHSPA ANNUAL SHOW IN EXETER, SAVE THE DATES

Here are the key show dates: drop off Jan. 4 and 5. Hanging Jan. 5. Show opening Jan. 11, and closing and pickup Feb. 2. 

Ron St. Jean deserves a big thank you from all of us for working overtime to arrange these dates with the Exeter Town Hall Gallery scheduling authority. 

More info abut the show, including details about poster image contest submissions, volunteer opportunities, and general participation rules will be sent out in the next few weeks.

See nhspa.org for general info about this annual show.

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NOVEMBER MEMBER MEETING POSTPONED TO COINCIDE WITH EXETER SHOW

Many members will recall that we normally have a member meeting in November every year. This year the meeting has been postponed to occur during the Exeter show. The exact date has not been set, but I expect it to coincide with some other show event, such as the opening party or pickup date. Details to follow when available.

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME IS HERE

(from Sarah Flause)

It's time to renew your NHSPA membership. Membership must be active to participate in the Exeter show. If you would like to also sign up for a Virtual Gallery on NHSPA.ORG you can do that at the same time. 

Simply send a check made out to NHSPA for $25.00 ($50.00 if you would like membership renewal and the Virtual Gallery) to:

NHSPA
PO Box 41
New Castle, NH 03854

If you have any questions email: s_flause@yahoo.com

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A PLUG FOR NHSPA WEB SITE MEMBER GALLERIES

(from Sarah Flause)

Only a couple of months left in 2013 to sign up and set up your Virtual Gallery on www.nhspa.org and get all of 2014 free! All you need to do is send your name and email address along with a check payable to NHSPA for $25 to: 

NHSPA
PO Box 41
New Castle, NH 03854

We will set up your account and send you a confirmation email with a temporary password and some simple usage information. 

If you have questions please send an email to s_flause@yahoo.com.

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REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION FROM GALLERY SEVEN IN MAYNARD MA

(from Keli Costa)

My husband and I own Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA and we are looking for submissions for our upcoming "About Face" a juried photographic exhibition. It is open to NE artists 18+years working in any photographic medium depicting the Human Face. Here's a link to the prospectus regarding the show:
    http://www.gallerysevenmaynard.com/gallery/juried-exhibitions/

Contact info: Email: info@gallerysevenmaynard.com, Phone: 978-897-9777


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PETER RANDALL FILM AND EXHIBIT

(From Peter Randall)

Peter Randall's new film, "Celia Thaxter's Island Garden"  will premiere at the Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth,  on December 5 at 5:30 pm. Admission is $25 and will include a DVD of the film. The film chronicles Thaxter's Victorian garden on Appledore Island and her friendship with impressionist Childe Hassam that led to the fine book "An Island Garden." The film also details the recreation of the garden by Dr.John Kingsbury, founder of the  Shoals Marine Laboratory, and the story of how the garden is planted and maintained today.

Randall is also the curator of an exhibit "Flowers in Winter,Celia Thaxter's Island Garden." also at the Discover Portsmouth  Center. The exhibit will feaure Randall's photographs of the garden, reproductions of  Childe Hassam's paintings of the garden and contemporary art of painters Christopher Volpe and Dustan Knight. The opening is December 6, 5-8 pm. Jan 3, Feb 7 and March 7, others hours  by appointment. Call 603-436-8433.

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SHOW NEWS FROM SARAH FLAUSE

PRC is Sponsoring a Vivian Maier Exhibition at Brandeis University in the Kniznick Gallery, Epstein Building at 515 South Street, Waltham, MA. The show is open until December 18th, 2013, Monday through Friday 9:00-5:00. If you are not familiar with the story about Vivian Maier look her up on the web - it's quite a treat - and check out her images. 

Nora Vrublevska, an amazing Boston area photographer who joined us for the Star Island retreat this year is having a show at MIT Stratton Student Center from October 15 through December 10. The artist's reception is on November 7th from 5-7pm. She'll be showing photos from her Cambridge at Night series. More info on her blog: blog.noravrublevska.com. Her Cambridge at Night book, a collaboration project with Dan Squires, is also due to come out in the upcoming months. 

There's another interesting show at Panopticon Gallery in Boston which includes images from two of our past guest photographers at Star Island: Neal Rantoul and Frank Armstrong. "On First Contact is not a sci-fi themed exhibition, rather an exhibition of film-based images much smaller than the contemporary norm. Panopticon Gallery will be hosting this exhibition from September 12 through January 14, 2014 which will feature many local, national and international artists. The exhibition will give viewers the opportunity to see the exact, uncropped and unmanipulated view that the photographer saw when creating their images." Check the website for more details. 

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OPTIMA BANK COMMISSION

(From David Speltz)

Michael Sterling and David Speltz have been commissioned to provide photographic artwork for the new Optima Bank branch office at 20 International Drive at Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth.  Photographs are generally seacoast scenes including an 8 foot panorama of the original Memorial Bridge supplied by David.


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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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