Member Newsletters

May 2015 News

Here is the May 2015 newsletter from NHSPA.



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

Here's the agenda:

    •    Welcome and introduction of board members (Ron & board)
    •    Approve minutes of the 2014 annual meeting 
    •    Treasurer’s report 
    •    Web site update 
    •    Spring Retreat 
    •    Star Island Retreat 
    •    Exeter Exhibit review 
    •    Critiques program update
    •    Vote on Bylaws
    •    Election of six board members
    •    Other old business
    •    New business
    •    Adjourn to exhibit tour of Currier's Photorealism exhibit

The member meeting will be followed by a brief board meeting to elect officers and transact any business needing board attention.

The minutes from the 2014 annual meeting are included in simple text format below for your review. 

The proposed bylaws that will be voted on can be downloaded from this location:


And a summary of what has been changed can be downloaded from this location:




              New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists
                                        Annual Meeting 
                              11:00 AM, May 3, 2014
    AMC Highlands Center, Crawford Notch, New Hampshire


Call to Order:  President David Speltz called the meeting to order at 11:05 AM, and reviewed the agenda, along with the other activities of the day.  The agenda and list of attendees are attached.

Approval of Minutes:  Secretary Paul Wainwright presented the minutes from last year’s meeting.  There was no discussion.  It was moved and seconded to dispense with the reading of the minutes, and to approve them as presented.  The motion passed unanimously.


Star Island:  Our 2014 retreat to Star Island will take place the weekend following Labor Day, from Thursday September 4 through Sunday, September 7, 2014.  Our invited guest will be photographer Keith Johnson.  Registrations for last year’s retreat were slow to materialize, but about 18 people eventually signed up.  Many of last year’s attendees were new to NHSPA.

Peter Randall will again offer his photography workshop on Star Island from July 26 – August 2, 2014.

Newsletter:  David Murray asked the members to provide content of interest to other members.

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Sarah Flause was not present to discuss the report, but a paper copy is attached to these minutes.

Concord Show:  Richard Moore reported that last year’s exhibit in Concord was a great success.

Exeter Show:  Ron St.  Jean did a great job, as usual, organizing the annual exhibit in the Exeter Town Hall.  Marie Hogan was commended for organizing the opening reception.

Election of Officers and Board Members:  Secretary Paul Wainwright reported that two individuals have their terms ending this year: President David Speltz, and Vice President Nevin Brown.  David has agreed to run for another term as President, and Nevin has declined to run again.  The Nominating Committee recommends the following slate:

President (2-year term): David Speltz
Vice President (2-year term):  Ron St. Jean (currently a board member)
Board Member (2-year term):  John Anderson (to fill Ron’s position)

Additional nominations were invited – there were none.  A motion was made and sseconded to close nominations, and to approve the slate as presented.  It passed unanimously.

Discussion of the AMC Highland Center Venue:  It was generally agreed that the Highland Center was a good location for a retreat, but that next year’s Annual Meeting should be held in a more central location, such as Manchester.The meeting adjourned at 11:40 AM.

Respectfully submitted,
Paul Wainwright, Secretary



(from Sarah Flause)

Jan. 22-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 

Jan. 27-May 10
The Maine Photo Project – Currents7: Elizabeth Atterbury, Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville, ME. www.colby.edu/museum

March 7-June 21
Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. www.pem.org

March 27-May 3
NHSPA Artists: Kristin Burchsted, Pat Kennedy Corlin, Marylu Hornak. Three NHSPA photographers will be showing in the Robert Thorensen Gallery at the Seacoast Repertory Theater, 125 Box Street, Portsmouth, NH.

April 9-June 5
Photography Exhibitions at the Griffin Museum in Winchester, MA and Satellite Locations. In Winchester: False Food Photographs by Jerry Takigawa; Material World Photographs by David Welch; Human Debris Photographs by Jeremy Underwood; Jetsam Jellyfish Sculptures by Robert Rindler. In satellite locations: Bending Time: Antique Photo Collage Photographs by Susan Goldstein from April 2nd-May 31st, opening May 7th in Stoneham, MA; Escape Velocity Photographs by Jay Gould from March 26th – June 5th, reception June 4th in Belmont, MA. Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org

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

April 26-June 30
Over the Planks – John Anderson’s panorama photographs of NH’s covered bridges. Opeing reception April 26th 2-5pm. Camera Commons, 626 Central Ave., Dover, NH. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 1080 Main Street, Andover, MA. www.cameracommons.com

April 29-May 30
NHAA Photography Group Exhibition, An exhibition of photographs will be shown in the Frazier Gallery of New Hampshire Art Association, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH. 

May 1-May 31
Verner Reed: New England Life, Portrait photography of regional personalities by Verner Reed, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME. www.ogunquitmuseum.org

May 1-June 13
CE Juried Students Exhibition, Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH. There is an opening reception from 5-7pm on May 1st. www.sharonarts.org

May 9
Artist Day at the Carriage Barn in Kensington, NH. Enjoy a day of plein air, photography, drawing…whatever your medium on a quiet horse farm. Pre-registration is required, $20 fee for the day, proceeds benefit The Carriage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy Programs. Trundle Bed Farm,10 Trundle Bed Ln, Kensington, NH. www.carriage-barn.org, carriage-barn@concast.net, 603-378-0140.

May 15
New England Photowalk in Portsmouth, the first (semi-annual?) New England Photowalk is coming to Portsmouth, NH on May 15th 3-6:30pm. Limited to 35 photographers, sign up at www.newenglandwalk.com/walks/newlk-portsmouth/

May 17-June 14
Annual BFA Student Exhibition at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. On display in each of the campus galleries, this exhibition features works by the 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating class. Also on exhibit will be works by underclassmen displayed in studios and hallways throughout the campus. Each area of concentration offered at the Institute will be represented in the exhibition. Opening May 17th at 3:30pm. Preview party raising funds to support scholarships for students in need on May 16th 6-9pm. This is a chance to preview and purchase works by the next great artists. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and great music while taking in over 1,000 works by BFA students on display and for sale. Students receive 100% of profit artwork sales. NHIA, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH. www.nhia.edu

May 21-Sep.20
Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail, highlights of Maine’s art history from the state’s most-renowned museums—under one roof at the PMA – the Maine that inspired Berenice Abbott, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, John Marin, Louise Nevelson, N.C. Wyeth, and Marguerite Zorach. This is the Maine that continues to inspire contemporary artists Ahmed Alsoudani, Lois Dodd, David Driskell, Lauren Fensterstock, Robert Indiana, Alex Katz, Richard Tuttle, and Jamie Wyeth. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. www.portlandmuseum.org

May 29-June 21
Seized with Vertigo: Paris in Photographs, photography by Debra Woodward and Robert Chiller, Firehouse Art Gallery, Newburyport, MA. Opening reception May 31st from 4-6pm, the gallery is open Wed-Sun from noon to 5. A book accompanies the show and will be available for purchase.



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!