Member Newsletters

Oct 2014 News

Here is the October 2014 newsletter from NHSPA.

This month's edition contains:
- NHSPA News
- Shows/Events of interest
- Member news



From Ron St. Jean:
The tentative Exeter show schedule would have delivery on December 28, with the show running from January 3 through January 25. The Exeter Arts Committee will confirm the dates when they meet in late October.



Many NHSPA members are also members of the New Hampshire Art Association, one of the oldest statewide art associations in the country. Membership is juried, with limited application opportunities each year. The next opportunity to apply is at the end of this month, with application materials to be dropped off at the NHAA Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth on October 25 and picked up the next day. Anyone who is interested in applying may find more information at http://nhartassociation.org, and may send email tonhartassociation@gmail.com to request complete application information.



John Layton Open Studio
For those of you near our neighboring state to the west, or looking to head that way,  John Layton will be opening his studio/gallery/darkroom to the public this Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 4th and 5th, from 10:00am until 5:00pm each day - as part of the Vermont North by Hand Artists Fall Open Studio Tour. He says "it is a great group of artists, the foliage is wonderful (should be about peak up here this weekend) - plus there'll be some good eats! Also, I'll have some 20 x 30 prints fresh from our latest Star Island Retreat!"
See tour map and more info at:  www.vermontnorthbyhand.org


Artist Talk In Portland: Michael Kolster
And for those of you looking for something to do near the opposite side of the state this weekend, photographer Michael Kolster will be giving an artist talk tomorrow, October 5, 3pm at PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME. http://www.phopagallery.com/


Devil's Promenade Exhibition at 555 Gallery
Works by Antone Dolezai, Lara Shipley, and Neal Rantoul
October 9 - November 8
Opening Reception Saturday, October 11, 5-8 pm
555 Gallery, 555 E 2nd Street, South Boston, MA 02127


James Faist at Seacoast Artists Association
Photographic Artist James Faist will be the featured Artist this October and November, 2014
Artist's Reception on Saturday, 10/25, 2014, 2-4pm
Seacoast Artists Association, 225 Water St. Exeter, NH


NHIA Annual Benefit Auction at he Discover Portsmouth Center, November 13, 2014 6-9pm
Music, Cocktails, Appetizers, Merriment, Extraordinary Artwork & Art "Experiences" for Sale!. 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at www.nhia.edu?

Photography Exhibition: Looking Out
November 7 – December 24, 2014
Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery
Opening Reception: November 7, 2014, 5–7 pm
Looking Out is a juried exhibition of photographic images pertaining to our natural and manmade landscapes. This diverse collection of works creates a dialogue addressing the similarities and differences of the selected images, as well as, our perception of the outside world. The exhibition was organized and juried by Andrew Lucas. He holds a BFA in photography from the New Hampshire Institute Art (2007) and an MFA in photography from School of Visual Arts (2009). Andrew is Gallery Director at the Institute and teaches photography and curatorial studies.


Photography Exhibition: “Creative Places” by Dr. Robert Sargent Fay
November 28 – December 24, 2014
Sharon Arts Members Gallery
Opening reception: November 28, 2014, 5-7pm
An exhibition of photography following the footsteps of artists and explorers: Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Lewis & Clark, including photographs taken while collaborating with Ken Burns’ Florentine Films. This is the first major sale of his work.



From Peter Randall

Peter's film, "Celia Thaxter's Island Garden," has been selected for viewing at the New Hampshire Film Festival's New Hampshire day competition. The  showing date is October 16, but the time and venue are not set at this point.Details will be posted on the NHSPA Facebook page next week.

Also Peter still has a nearly new Canon 9000 Mk II inkjet printer for sale. This has only been used to make about 200 prints. This makes archival prints up to 13" wide. $150 or best offer.  603-502-6968.


From Frank Gorga (www.gorga.org/blog, fgorga@gmail.com):

Item 1: I have three photographs (out of five submitted) accepted in the New Hampshire Audubon Society’s fundraising auction/show.  The photos I submitted can be seen in a post on my blog, see: gorga.org/blog/?p=2654.

The prints will be exhibited at the Society’s Massabesic Center in Auburn from 1 October to 7 December 2014.  If you happen to be in the Manchester area during this period, stop by, see all of the photos and maybe, place a bid.  All for a good cause!

Item 2: Educational Exhibit Available

I have an exhibit titled “Life Cycle of Dragonflies and Damselflies” available for loan to non-profit institutions such as public libraries, schools and nature centers. This exhibit just completed a four month run at the Millers River Environmental Center in Athol, MA. 

The exhibit consists of ten large (approximately 20” x 24”) prints on aluminum and accompanying text that explains and illustrates the biology of these fascinating animals. More detailed information is available at:http://www.frg-photo.com/ode_exhibit/

If you know of an institution/individual that might be interested in hosting this exhibit please pass this information on to them. I am particularly interested in get word out to school teachers. 


From Gary Lamott

In September I was honored to be a featured Artist in the promotion for Topaz Impression. I assisted in the Beta Testing and developed a few of the presets for the program in conjunction with Darcy Wheeler who headed the project. Topaz Impression helps you turn photos into paintings like a true artist would: by intelligently applying real brushstrokes to canvas. Please checkout my work (starting with my friend on the cover of the Gallery) as well as that of the many other fine artists such as Michael Sterling at http://gallery.topazlabs.com/Photography/Topaz-Impression/
I was honored to receive the First Place Award in the current 47th Annual Juried show of the Plymouth Mass. Art Guild for Black and White Photography. http://www.plymouthguild.org/ .I submitted a photo of a small church named San Raphael that I have been taking photos of it since 1986. You can view this photo by visiting my web site. I am always inspired by it, the land and all who live in New Mexico.



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