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July 2015 News

Here is the July 2015 newsletter from NHSPA.


2015 STAR ISLAND RETREAT REMINDER (from Barbara Zulkiewicz and David Murray)

Dates: September 10 - 13, 2015

Registration is still open for the NHSPA September Retreat. If you have not overnighted on Star Island you are missing something truly special, especially as a photographer. The light is often magical out there, especially in the early morning and late afternoon, times that can’t be experienced via day trips from the mainland. There’s so much to shoot, from broad landscapes and sea vistas to historic buildings and dew-covered spider webs. And the camaraderie among the photographers always makes this a special weekend. 

The retreat is scheduled for Thursday, September 10 thru Sunday, September 13, 2015.  The boat out to Star on Thursday, 9/10 will be at 1:25PM, earlier than in prior years. 

Julee Holcombe (http://juleeholcombe.com) will be our special guest photographer this year.  Julie is an Associate Professor of Art at UNH (http://cola.unh.edu/faculty-member/julee-holcombe).  Julie and Barb are working together to offer 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).    

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.  

If anyone has any questions, please contact Barb at 603.422.5558 or babsey@comcast.net.  Thank you and hope to see you on Star in September. 



at Camera Commons in Dover  August 3-7

Join professional and long-time New Hampshire photographer Peter Randall for a five-day workshop devoted to helping you make better photographs. We review your work daily and see each other’s work using an LCD screen. Daily assignments and critiques will help participants sharpen their creative vision. Each student will be asked to work on a project for the week. Midweek we’ll take a field trip. We’ll discuss cameras and printers, raw vs. jpegs, and setting up your camera to help you make better images. This is not a beginner’s program so participants must have some experience with photography, be open to trying new approaches to making images, and be familiar with their digital cameras. If you have them, bring a laptop, storage device, tripod, or other accessories that you normally use. Also bring a few digital files or prints for review the first day of the workshop.

For more details contactPeter at petererandall@gmail.com



On May 3, 2015, the NHSPA Annual Meeting was held at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH. Attendees voted to accept the proposed changes to the NHSPA by-laws that had been made available for review in the April newsletter. The new bylaws can still be downloaded from this location:


Two new board members were elected: Michael Sterling and Ellen Ryder Griffin.

Following the annual meeting a brief board meeting was held at which officers were elected, as follows:
    President (2-year term): Ron St. Jean
    Vice President (2-year term):  Michael Sterling  
    Treasurer (2 year term):  Sarah Flause
    Secretary (2 year term): Ellen Ryder Griffin



(from Sarah Flause)

Jan 17-Sep 13
Gordon Parks – Back to Fort Scott. “Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artist of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas - focusing on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s, but also relating to Parks’s own fascinating life story.” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org

March 14-Nov 8
Herb Ritts, “a leading American fashion photographer of the 1980s and 1990s.”
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org

March 29-Dec 27
6:30 am, Robert Weingarten, “In January 2003, at 6:30 am, Robert Weingarten launched his photographic odyssey. Over the course of the year, he made daily exposures at precisely 6:30 am, maintaining an identical combination of camera, 350-millimeter lens, slow-speed film and viewpoint overlooking Santa Monica Bay. Five of his large-scale, luminous photographs of Malibu capture what the artist calls ‘the fleeting nature of a particular confluence of light, and conditions that render a moment dramatic and singular’.” Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. www.pem.org

April 4-August 23
Water Ways: Tension and Flow, “This exhibition considers humans’ relationship to water, from the architecture of socialization pictured in Edward Burtynsky’s photograph of a stepwell in India to the dramatic effects of flooding shown in images of people in front of their homes from Gideon Mendel’s series Drowning World. From quiet still lifes (David Goldes) to panoramic landscapes (Ian Teh), these photographs showcase the beauty and power of this miraculous, yet quotidian, substance.” Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH. www.hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu 

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

Ramblings Through Nature by Sandy McDermott and Wilhelmina Bradley, Water colors by Sandy McDermott and photographs by Wilhelmina Bradley, Provident Bank’s Lobby for the Arts in Exeter, 95 Portsmouth Ave., Exeter, NH. Opening May 7th 5:30-7pm. www.theprovidentbank.com/community/lobby-for-the-arts

Lysa Burns, Photography intended “to share both the tranquility and, at the same time, the excitement that comes from being outside enjoying open spaces.” Provident Bank’s Lobby for the Arts in Amesbury, 5 Market Street, Amesbury, MA. Opening June 11th 5:30-7pm. www.theprovidentbank.com/community/lobby-for-the-arts

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

June 5-July 5
Rose Marasco: Patrons of Husbandry, “In the early 1990s, Rose Marasco set out to document the changing face of rural Maine through the image of life in and around halls of the Maine State Grange.” Exhibition is part of the Maine Photo Project. Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME. www.ogunquitmuseum.org

June 6-July 26
Picturing the World: Class of 1965 Photographers, Heinz Kluetmeier, Joel Sternfeld, Dick Durrance, Christopher Knight, and Dewitt Jones photographed around the world—from Olympic victories to the Vietnam War to Dartmouth ’64s and ’65s canoeing down the Drina River. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 6 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH. www.hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

June 10-July 25
On Seeing, works by photographer Jay Maisel, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave, Portland, ME. www.phopagallery.com 

June 24-July 25
Regional Artists: An Open, Juried Photography Show, gala reception June 27th 5-7:30pm, Ogunquit Art Association, Barn Gallery, Shore Road & Bourne Land, Ogunquit, ME. www.barngallery.org. 

Foggy View featuring Debbie Fleming Cafferty. On the gallery walls will be the extraordinary black & white photographs of Debbie Fleming Cafferty while submitted work by other photographers will be displayed on the gallery monitor. Camera Commons, 626 Central Ave., Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com

Photography Exhibitions at the Griffin Museum in Winchester, MA and Satellite Locations: 
21st Juried Show, Main Gallery, July 9th – Aug 30th, opening reception July 9th 7-8:30pm.
1972 – Noritaka Minami, Atelier Gallery, June 11th – Aug 31st, reception July 9 7-8:30pm
Transmission – Lindsey Beal, Griffin Gallery, July 9th – Aug 31st, reception July 9 7-8:30pm
Seas Without A Shore – Chris Anthony, The Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging, Jun 16th – Sept 11th, reception July 23rd 6-8pm.
The Hereditary Estate – Daniel W. Coburn, Stoneham Theater, June 4th-Aug 24th, reception June 24th 6:30-8:30pm.
Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org

July 10-Aug 9
George Daniell: Island Life: Grand Manan & Monhegan, “Originally from New York, George Daniell came to Maine in the mid-twentieth century, where the land and people of the state inspired the photographs of this exhibition.” Exhibition is part of the Maine Photo Project. Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME. www.ogunquitmuseum.org

July 30-Aug 30
Threads, (an all members show) Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Avenue, Kittery Point, Me. www.kitteryartassociation.org

Thru 2015
Close to the Edge, photographs by David Olken. “Close to the Edge” is now available as a free digital download at davidolkenphotography.com. It was shot from 2000 to 2011 and includes 58 images from places along the Gulf of Maine. I hope you will take a few moments to download the interactive PDF file. I am offering to send one free 8x11 print on handsome Hahnemuhle rag paper to anyone who would like one, as part of my goal of sharing these images with an many people as I can.” Request via email to dolken@comcast.net. 



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!