Member Newsletters

Sep 2015 News

Here is the Sept 2015 newsletter from NHSPA.



NHSPA will once again hold a spring retreat at the AMC Highland Center. Save the dates: May 13 to 16, 2016. It is too early to provide any program details, but last year’s attendees had a great time, and the intent is to structure this year’s retreat in a similar way. The Washburn Room has been reserved for the entire weekend. More info will provided as we get closer to the event.

Reservations can be made by calling 603-466-2727 or via the AMS website. We do not have the Group Reservation code at this time, but you should be able to tell them you are with the NHSPA. Please refer to the AMC website http://www.outdoors.org/lodging/lodges/highland/ for further details, cancellation policy, etc.



Becky Field's book of photographs, Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity, has been published by Peter E. Randall Publisher and will be released in September. The book is 9"x10", hardcover with dust jacket, and features 133 full color photographs documenting the lives of immigrants and refugees in the Granite State. In addition to the photos, there is an Introduction by NH Governor Maggie Hassan, a Foreword by John Isaac, former Chief of the UN Photo Unit, himself an immigrant, and six essays by refugees about their journeys to find a safe home in New Hampshire. More information about the book and how to purchase a copy is at http://differentrootsnh.com. 

The book launch is Thursday, September 17, 5 pm at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art, 266 N Main St, Concord. An exhibit of photographs from the book will be on display at the School of Art from September 2-22. The launch will feature comments by immigrants, the Governor (invited), and the photographer. Refreshments will include food from a variety of cultures. Live music will be provided by NH residents from Nepal. Signed books will be available for sale. All are welcome and people are encouraged to wear their traditional dress. For more information, contact Becky at FieldWorkPhotos@gmail.com or 603-568-3174.



NHAA members Barbara Zulkiewicz, Kristin Burchsted, and Gary Samson have photos in the upcoming juried photography exhibition “think small” at Panopticon Gallery, which runs from September 10 to December 1, 2015. The opening reception is on Thursday, 9/10, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. www.panopticongallery.com. 



(from Gary Samson)

You are invited to join our thriving community of emerging artists, writers and art appreciators. Beginning this fall, the New Hampshire Institute of Art is launching a membership program to bring you closer to exciting creative and educational opportunities on both the Manchester and Sharon Arts Center campuses.


The New Hampshire Institute of Art has a long tradition of providing fine arts education to the region. As a member of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, you will join the Institute’s dynamic creative community while supporting our student artists. You will have exclusive access to discounts on community education classes and Visiting Artist workshops, Fine Craft Gallery and exhibition artwork purchases, as well as the opportunity to exhibit your work in juried and non-juried shows. You will be invited to participate in members-only programs, artist talks and discount partnership initiatives.


All membership benefits are Institute-wide and apply to both the Manchester and Sharon campuses. For just $50 (Individual) and $75 (Family), you will receive the following benefits:

• 15% tuition discount on community education or workshops on both campuses

• 10% shopping discount on purchases in the Fine Craft gallery in Peterborough or artwork displayed at exhibitions on either campus (excluding Annual Student Exhibition)

• Opportunities to exhibit in community exhibitions on both campuses

·      Invitations to members-only events and programs

·      Members-only discounts at area restaurants and cultural organizations

• Library borrowing privileges at the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Teti Library

• Advance notice of special openings, events, Visiting Artist Workshops & presentations, and other educational programs


The regular membership pricing is $50 (Individual) and $75 (Family), and they run for one year from your payment date. To get a 15% discount on the membership fee just write on your application that you are a member of NHSPA.

Please contact Sara Ceaser, Membership Assistant, 603-836-2143 or saraceaser@nhia.edu, for further information about the program and for instructions on how to join. 



(from David Speltz)

Camera Commons
The Gallery
652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH

Call For Entries:  Travel Stories
Juror: Todd Gipstein, National Geographic Photographer

Submissions close midnight, September 15, 2015

The deadline for submissions for “Travel Stories” has been extended two weeks as our juror, Todd Gipstein has been called away by National Geographic on assignment until September 19.

Whether it is a smartphone or an advanced digital or film camera, we often travel with camera in hand and photograph our family vacations, esoteric foreign places, or just what strikes us on a road trip.  Images can tell a story, and that is what this exhibit is about.

Todd Gipstein, a National Geographic photographer, and who also spent the weekend with NHSPA on Star Island in recent years, has agreed to jury this exhibition.  Todd will have his own stories by photo on display as well, and will be leading a workshop on Saturday morning, November 14 on story telling with images.  The exhibit reception is scheduled for Sunday, October 4 from 1-5PM. 

To submit your entries, photographs should be entered electronically as sRGB jpegs not larger than 2 megabytes each to gallery@cameracommons.com.  We recommend at least three images to tell the story.  Jurying will take place the week of September 20.  Those images selected will be either shown on the 65 inch 64k monitor or may be shown on the wall.  If selected to be shown on the gallery wall, you may provide framed prints, or Camera Commons will print and matte them at cost.  The matted print will be returned to the photographer at the end of the exhibit.  You may also submit a one page maximum text to describe your images.  Selected images will be shown on the Camera Commons website as well.  Images may have a sale price with a 20% selling fee payable to Camera Commons.

Nomenclature for each entry should include LastName_FirstName_Imagename,jpg.

The exhibit “Foggy View” continues through Sunday, September 27.  The gallery is open by appointment.  Please email gallery@cameracommons.com to request a day and time.

Future exhibits

November and December are reserved for members of Camera Commons only.  Members will show work for sale, and may include cards and other gift oriented images.  There is no jurying or limits for this exhibit.  The gallery will be open to the public most weekends during that period.

Alternative Printing Exhibit

Although the date is not set, this exhibit will include photographs that have been hand made using “alternative” printing methods, including Platinum, Palladium, Albumen,  and other methods.  Start thinking about what you might consider for this unusual exhibit.

Impossible Images

Another exhibit being planned is an exhibit of prints created by using film produced by the Impossible Project. Get out the old Polaroid camera, go to https://www.the-impossible-project.com and began planning a new project using analog film.



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

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

July 11-Jan 21, 2016
Unfinished Stories: Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. “Spanning the 20th century, the almost 300 found photographs in “Unfinished Stories” depict a century of image-making by private photographers.” www.mfa.org

Aug-Sep 20
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

Aug 1-Sep 13
Making Meaning – JT Bullitt, M. Benjamin Herndon, Jim Nickelson, Hannah Berta, Paul Pedulla (Loft Gallery). Artist Reception: Saturday, August 1st, 5-8pm. Drift Contemporary Art Gallery @ The Wentworth-Coolidge Center for the Arts, 375 Little Harbor Rd., Portsmouth, NH. www.drift-gallery.com

Aug 14-Sep 29
Todd Webb: Georgia O’Keeffe & the American West, “Todd Webb was an intimate friend of O’Keeffe after meeting her in Stieglitz’ New York studio. In many trips to the American West, he captured her on film in her own environment; her studio and the desert of New Mexico.” Exhibition is part of the Maine Photo Project. Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME. www.ogunquitmuseum.org

Aug 25-Sep 19
Photography and Community: Feeling Connection with Our Surroundings, “This themed photography exhibit is organized and presented in partnership with The Community Photo Club, which is a group of local photographers at varying levels of achievement whose goal is to advance and enjoy the art of photography.” Open reception August 27th, 4:30-6pm, Plymouth State University, 150 Main St., Draper & Maynard Building, Plymouth, NH. www.plymouth.edu.

Photography Exhibitions at the Griffin Museum in Winchester, MA and Satellite Locations see website for more details: 
Seas Without A Shore – Chris Anthony, The Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging, Jun 16th – Sept 11th, reception July 23rd 6-8pm.
Layers of Illusion – Carol Isaak, Aug-27 –Nov-5, 2015, reception is September 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm.
Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org

Sep 8-Oct 17
The Narrative Impulse: Portraits and Their Stories, opening reception Sep 11th, 5-7pm, gallery talk Sep 12th, 10am. Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 11 Tan Lane, Exeter. www.exeter.edu/arts/9140.aspx

Sep 10-Dec 1
Think Small – A Juried Photography Exhibition, “works of art from all over New England” including photography by some NHAA members, opening reception Sep 19th 5:30-7:30pm, Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. www.panopticongallery.com.

Sep 11-Dec 14
Witness to History: James Nachtwey – Afghanistan, Ground Zero, Iraq, “On September 11, 2001, award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey stood with his camera a short distance from New York City's crumbling Twin Towers. His photographs are among the most iconic and compelling visual accounts we have of that day. Many of those images, along with pictures taken in Afghanistan before and after 9/11 and in Iraq afterward are the focus of Witness to History,” Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH. www.currier.org.



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!