Member Newsletters

Jan 2014 News

Here is the January 2014 newsletter from NHSPA.

This month's edition contains info about our upcoming Annual Member Exhibit in Exeter, the January member meeting, and a few other notices.



The NHSPA 15th Annual Member Exhibit will take place at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery from January 11 – February 2, 2014. All members with 2014 dues paid are invited to enter up to two photographs of any subject (keeping in mind that children do attend). 

If you have not already sent in your dues for 2014 you can pay them when you drop off your pieces this weekend (details below). Simply bring a check made out to NHSPA for $25.00 ($50.00 if you would also like to have a Virtual Gallery on the NHSPA web site). 

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



Drop off dates: January 4, 9 am to noon, and January 5, 10 am to noon. 
The show will be hung starting at noon on January 5, so no late submissions can be accepted.

Pick up date: February 2, from 4 pm to 5 pm

Please download and print the Entry Form for detailed instructions and labels to attach to your works. You can find the form here:


For those new to the event, the gallery is on the second floor of the OLD Exeter town hall, across Front Street from the current location of the Exeter Town Offices and the Inn By The Bandstand. It is a big freestanding brick building at the corner of Water Street (Rt 27 and 111A) and Front Street (Rt 111), immediately to the west of the band stand in downtown exeter, and immediately north of the Citizens Bank at 11 Front Street.

If you have questions please contact Ron St. Jean: ron@ronstjean.com, 603-742-0660



The festive show opening will take place on Saturday, January 11, from noon to 4:00 pm, followed at 4:00 by our member meeting, featuring a speaker on nighttime photography. More info on that talk is provided below. In the event of unseasonably bad weather, the snow/ice/sleet date for both events will be Sunday, January 12. Check the NHSPA Facebook page and/or nhspa.org for updates.



Here are the talks that are scheduled as of Jan. 1. All of these talks start at 12:30 pm:

January 12 - Pat Kennedy Corlin & Chris Keely
Pat Kennedy Corlin and Chris Keely will present a program called "Journey to Tanzania" about their recent trip to Africa with The Giving Lens.

January 18 - Udo Rauter
Phenomenal bird photographer, Udo Rauter, will present a program about Sandhill and Whooping Cranes in North America.

January 19 - David J. Murray
David has been the main House Photographer at the Music Hall in Portsmouth since 2009. In this role he's photographed a wide range of colorful and well known people, including k.d. lang,  Bill Cosby, Brandi Carlisle, Stephen King, Wynonna Judd, Merle Haggard, Joshua Bell, Lily Tomlin, Wynton Marsalis,  Herbie Hancock, Gladys Knight, Chris Mathews, Al Green, Rufus Wainright, and many more. In this talk he'll share some of his favorite images from that gig (with anecdotes), talk about his approach to the work, and answer questions.

January 25 - Beck Field
Becky Field will present "We are Different - We are One: Photographs of Cultural Diversity in New Hampshire".

January 26 - Marie Hogan Bristol
Photographer, Marie Hogan Bristol will present her new movie, "Marie Goes to China (an iMovie)".

February 1 - Carol VanLoon
Carol VanLoon’s “Barn Show” at the NH Art Association Gallery in August was a culmination of a journey. Hear about her journey and how the “Barn Show” came about.

February 2 - Peter Randall
Photographer, movie maker and publisher, Peter Randall, will be speaking about "Why do you photograph and what do you do with your photographs: a conversation".

Check the nhspa.org Calendar page for updates the above schedule.



(from Sarah Flause)

We are very pleased to announce that an exciting young Boston photographer, Nora Vrublevska, will be doing a presentation and a workshop as part of the NHSPA Member Meeting on January 11, 2014 at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery immediately following the opening of our Annual Exhibition. The presentation will provide an overview of night time photography techniques and will be followed by an optional workshop to include additional information and an opportunity for some hands-on experience for all interested members. 

Nora Vrublevska was born in Riga, Latvia and currently lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She photographs mainly urban landscapes and architecture at night using long exposures. Nora teaches and exhibits work regionally and is currently a faculty member at The New England School of Photography where she teaches night photography. Her work can be seen on her website at www.noravrublevska.com and blog at blog.noravrublevska.com.



(from Richard Moore)

I am honored to kick off the Centennial of New Hampshire Audubon with a show in Concord’s McLane Center, January 9-February 28.  There will be an opening January 9 from 6-8 pm, and at 7pm I will give a brief slide show of how I stumbled into an art form that is beginning to be picked up around the world.  Ten of my twice-seen images of Franconia notch will be on display—composite photographs from the same location, a century apart, digitally merged.

The McLane Center is on Silk Farm Road in Concord, open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.  I hope you will visit the show—and support NH Audubon in this special year!



(from Barbara Zulkiewicz)

Jason Landry, owner of Panopticon Gallery in Boston, has recently published a book with Doolittle Press - "Instant Connections: Essays and Interviews on Photography" and he will be conducting a book signing at the NHAA as part of the Art Round Town on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 5 to 8PM.  

From Amazon - "Instant Connections, by writer, photography collector and Panopticon Gallery owner Jason Landry, intertwines essays, interviews, quotes and autobiographical stories around the central theme of photography. Secondary themes in the book have to do with the idea of making connections, having mentors and building your personal network. It features interviews with such artist as Vik Muniz, Leonard Nimoy, William Wegman and Harold Feinstein, and quotes from such artists and collectors as Chuck Close and W.M. Hunt. The essays are meant to inspire, motivate and educate--some are informative and critical, while others contain humorous and quirky anecdotes. The tone of the book is comparable to Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential--instead of talking about food and the cooking industry, Instant Connections caters to the fine art photography world. This is not a critical theory primer in the likes of Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag, rather the author has injected his own contemporary twist to everything."



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