Member Newsletters

Apr 2015 News

Here is the April 2015 newsletter from NHSPA.



At our next meeting (May 3, 11am, at the Currier Museum) we will hold a vote to approve revised by-laws for the organization. The revisions reflect input from members received in over the past several months. 

Members are encouraged to review the revised bylaws prior to the meeting. You can download them in pdf form from this location:


And you can download a list of what has been changed from this location:



Our regular annual meeting will be held on May 3, 11am, at the Currier Museum.

The agenda includes proposed revisions to the bylaws as well as the election of NHSPA board members.  The report from the board will also include a summary of activities of the past year, a report on our finances, and website changes, and an update on the critique program that will begin later in May at the AMC Highland Center retreat in Crawford Notch during the Memorial Day weekend.  The Currier’s exhibit on photorealism ends that day.  We encourage members to see this show before it closes, either before or after the meeting.  


As stated in prior newsletters, an NHSPA spring retreat will be held at the AMC Highland Center in the White Mountains  on, May 22-25. 

Tillman Crane will be our guest photographer that weekend. See www.tillmancrane.com. Members are encouraged to attend, and will have an opportunity to give talks on their work. Contact David Speltz at dspeltz@speltz.com if you'd like to give one. 

As of April 4 there were still rooms available, but it is getting late, so please register asap if you plan to attend. 

Reservations can be made by calling 603-466-2727 or via the AMS website. Group Reservation code# 278304. Please refer to the AMC website http://www.outdoors.org/lodging/lodges/highland/ for further details, cancellation policy, etc.

More detailed information about the retreat  can be found in prior newsletters (available at nhspa.org if you no longer have them). 

2015 STAR ISLAND RETREAT UPDATE (from Barbara Zulkiewicz)

We are very pleased to announce that Julee Holcombe (http://juleeholcombe.com) has agreed to be our special guest photographer on Star Island this September (9/10 - 9/13).  Some of you may have attended Julee's talk at the New Hampshire Art Association this winter.  I, along with many others who attended her art talk, loved her work and her presentation.  Julie is an Associate Professor of Art at UNH (http://cola.unh.edu/faculty-member/julee-holcombe).  Julie and I will work to put together a great workshop this year with an emphasis on a good balance of education, a project, and critique (along with having a good time, of course).  Please read Julee's impressive CV and I hope you will sign up to come to Star this year.  

To register for the workshop, go to the Star Island Corporation website:  www.Starisland.org  ($80 retreat fee + your room and board).  We will not be wrapping the annual membership fee into the cost of the retreat this year, it did not work out last year.  However, you will need to be an active member in order to attend.  See membership info on the NHSPA website.  Please contact Barbara (barbara.zulkiewicz@comcast.net or 603.422.5558).


David Speltz has resigned as board president for personal reasons. I believe I speak for all of the board in thanking him for serving as our president over the past few years, and in wishing him the very best. Ron St. Jean has taken over David's role.  



From Peter Randall:

I’m planning a One Photo A Day For 100 Days project, starting May 1. And I challenge some of you to join me in this effort. Your photos don’t have to be prizewinners; any subjects qualify.

The rules are simple: 1. make one photograph every day for 100 days. This is the honor system. You could skip a day but can’t shoot two photos on one day and use them over two days. 2. Use one camera and one prime lens (no zooms). This is the real challenge but just think how well you’ll get to know a single lens. I plan to use a micro-four-thirds Panasonic GX7 and a 50mm 1.4 lens.

Make a print of each day’s selection and we’ll get together in late July or August and show what we have accomplished. We could also make a presentation at the Star Island retreat in September. We can also share photos as we work.

Anybody game? Email me at petererandall@gmail.com! Or see me at the annual meeting.


From Barbara Zulkiewicz:

Barbara Zulkiewicz is looking into organizing a trip to the Piedmont region of Italy from October 19 - 24.  The trip will be lead by Cristiano Bonino, a native of this region.  Although Cristiano speciality is leading tours focused around the food of the region, he has agreed to focus this trip around photography.  However, because going truffle hunting in Italy has been at the top of Barbara's bucket list, she states that a truffle hunting demo and eating thereof, will definitely be on the itinerary.  Areas on the itinerary are:
- Roman remnants in Torino, Acqui Terme, Pollenzo, Alba, Asti
- Food and wines in restaurants like trattorie, agriturismi and more elegant options
- Landscapes of Piedmont in one of the best season right towards the end of the harvest with hills, vineyards and the surrounding Alps
- The Baroque of Turin
- UNESCO Sites of Royal residences of Turin 
- People! If you like to take pics of local, there will be plenty of opportunities.
- Castles of Langhe area and abbeys which date back to year 1000

This will be a small group - minimum of 6 - 8 people, with the possibility of more depending on interest.  Please note that this is not a photography instruction trip, look at it as a trip to Italy also focused on taking photographs.  Cristiano will have made our arrangements and itinerary.  Please contact Barbara if you have any interest or have questions (barbara.zulkiewicz@comcast.net or 603.422.5558).



(primarily from Sarah Flause)

Alexandra de Steiguer's upcoming exhibit at the Pucker Gallery:

Sea & Sky & Solitude: Photographs by Alexandra de Steiguer
16 May 2015 through 12 July 2015
Opening Reception: 16 May 2015, 3:00 to 6:00 PM 

240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor  
(the corner of Newbury and Fairfield) 
Boston, Massachusetts 02116 
Telephone: 617.267.9473
Fax: 617.424.9759
Email: contactus@puckergallery.com


Through April 30th: A Visual Arts Collection from Three New Hampshire Based Photographers – Gary Lamont, Bill Townsend and Pat Kennedy Corlin, Provident Bank’s Lobby for the Arts in Exeter, 95 Portsmouth Ave., Exeter, NH. www.theprovidentbank.com/community/lobby-for-the-arts

Through April 11th: Our Hearts’ Desires: Kindred Spirits Sharing Our Stories, Photographic portraits by Susan Lirakis with accompanying text from interviews, Epsom Public Library, 1606 Dover Rd., Epsom, NH.

April 3 through April 25th: Lassonde – Open Juried Show, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, NHAA, 136 State St., Portsmouth, NH, Opening Reception April 3, 5-8PM. Several NHSPA photographers are included in this show. 

Through May 3rd: NHAA Artists: Kristin Burchsted, Pat Kennedy Corlin, Marylu Hornak. Three NHAA photographers will be showing in the Robert Thorensen Gallery at the Seacoast Repertory Theater, 125 Box Street, Portsmouth, NH.

Through May 22nd: Winter to Spring, Gallery at 100 Market, 100 Market St., Portsmouth, NH. Features 36 regional artists, including NHSPA photographers.


Through June 21: Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. Outstanding show, well worth the trip! www.pem.org


The Maine Photo Project is a statewide collaboration among museums, galleries, historical societies, and other nonprofit cultural organizations across Maine. Throughout 2015, more than thirty participating nonprofit organizations are offering exhibitions and public programs exploring the state’s role as a magnet for photographers, both as subject matter and as a unique place for introspection, discourse, and innovation.” Venues include Bates, Bowdoin and Colby College Museums of Art, the Farnsworth Museum, the Museums of Old York, the Barn Gallery, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Portland Museum of Art and many more.

Maine Photo Project current exhibitions include:

Through April 18th: The Maine Photo Project – Salt, Silver & Sun: Historic Processes by Photographers Today, the Maine Media Workshop’s gallery: the PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, ME. www.phopagallery.com

Through April 18th: The Maine Photo Project – DM Witman: Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena, Leonard R Craig Gallery, Unity College, 42 Depot Street, Unity, ME. www.uccpa.unity.edu

April 24 through January 3rd, 2016: The Maine Photo Project – Rose Marasco: index, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. www.portlandmuseum.org

Through May 10th: The Maine Photo Project – Currents7: Elizabeth Atterbury, Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville, ME. www.colby.edu/museum

Through May 22: The Maine Photo Project – Diary of a River: Solargraphs of the
Kennebec River, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, Glickman Library, fifth floor, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. www.usm.maine.edu/library



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!