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Nov 2015 News

Here is the November 2015 newsletter from NHSPA.



(from Ron St. Jean)

Please remember to RSVP to ron@ronstjeanphotography.com if you plan to attend the Bear Kirkpatrick talk and the Jay Goldsmith gallery walk on November 7, 10:30 at the Discover Portsmouth Center. It should be a most inspiring event! You can always rake the leaves later. We will be setting up the room, so we need to know how many people to expect.

Here are the details (from last month’s newsletter):

We are very pleased to announce the NHSPA fall photographic artist presentation by fine art photographer Bear Kirkpatrick will take place at the Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH, on Saturday, November 7, from 10:30 to 12:00. 

The program entitled “Bears That Dance, Bears That Don’t: A Case for Play” will show how Bear creates his complex, layered psychological portraits. Bear also expects to discuss his childhood deafness, how he came back to photography after twenty years away, and how he gets his work seen. You may see some of Bear’s work at www.bearkirkpatrick.com, and at the current show at the Drift Gallery in Portsmouth. 

PLEASE RSVP to ron@ronstjeanphotography.com if you plan to attend.

Following Bear’s presentation, we will have the opportunity to tour Jay Goldsmith’s show of portraits of local artists in the Discover Portsmouth Center’s gallery. Here is Jay’s statement about his show: "19th Century prints in the 21st Century, Jay Goldsmith's platinum/palladium prints continue a photographic printmaking tradition noted for permanence, a long tonal scale, and the surface quality of the paper chosen. The thirty-two portraits in this exhibit of local artists are printed on a hand-made japanese gampi paper. The portraits are accompanied by a piece from each artist."



(From Ken)

“The Way I See It,” an exhibit by photographer Ken Kartes, opens on October 31 at the Epsom Public Library and will run through December 12. The artist’s love of nature, so evident in his work, began with visits to the zoo in his hometown of Stoneham, Massachusetts and continues with the inspiration he finds outside his door in Dover, NH, around Great Bay, the seacoast area and the White Mountains. Of his work, Ken says “Being open to what nature has to offer is key to me.”  

This stunning exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, Friday, 9 am to 1 pm. Additionally, all are welcome to meet the artist and learn more about his work at a special reception on Sunday, November 8, from 2 to 4 pm. For more information, call the library at 736-9920 or visit www.epsomlibrary.com



(From David)

20 of David J. Murray’s “Portsmouth Vintage Christmas” photos will be on display from December 1 to 24 at the Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH. David’s work, along with some beautiful wintery train images by Andrew Dolph, will accompany entries in the very popular annual Vintage Christmas Gingerbread House Exhibition and Contest. There will be an opening event on December 1, from 5-8pm to kickoff Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth, and the exhibit will be open for Art Round Town, Friday, December 4, from 5-8pm. More info at portsmouthhistory.org and vintagechristmasnh.org



(from Sarah Flause)

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

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

Sep-Dec 2015
Patsy Pratt and Natalie Rotman Cote, nature and wildlife photography by the artists, opening Nov 5th 5:30-7:00pm, Lobby for the Arts, The Provident Bank, 21 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH. www.theprovidentbank.com

Sep 4-Nov 20
An Open Juried Show, “includes the unordinary, non-traditional, and installation,” including some work by NHSPA members, reception Sep 4, 5-7pm, Gallery at 100 Market St, Portsmouth, NH.

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.

Oct 8-Dec 2015
Photographic Artwork of David Booth, Lobby for the Arts, The Provident Bank, 95 Portsmouth Ave, Exeter, NH. www.theprovidentbank.com

Oct 14-Nov 7
Ni Rong in America, The artist says, “In America, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter” is an ongoing personal project started in 2012. Its purpose was to investigate Asian-American identity through self-portraiture. The project started as result of years of search for an emotional home and a sense of belonging. It has taken me on a rich and spiritual journey, which allowed me to grow as a person as well as an artist. Through the project I felt a deep sense of appreciation for the hometown where I grew up, and for the new home where I feel roots beneath my feet.” Opening November 13, 5-7pm, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.org

Oct 14-Nov 25
Talking New Orleans Exhibit, celebrating “the excitement, color and cultural diversity of contemporary New Orleans music in forty photographs made over two years by Gary Samson,” reception October 28, 5-7pm, New Hampshire Institute of Art, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH, www.nhia.edu

Oct 23-Nov 27
Small Works: A Show About Big Stuff, “A small works show featuring local artist Laura Haper also including works by Joe Perna, Deb McClarnen, Gina Bowker, Heather Park, and Rod Boyer,” Main Street Art, 75 Main Street, Newfields, NH, www.mainstreetart.org

Oct 23-Dec 24
This is What Artists Look Like – portraits of 33 local artists & their work, photographic portraits of local artists by photographer Jay Goldsmith displayed along side work by each of the painters and sculptors. The portraits are exquisite handmade platinum-palladium prints on thin translucent sheets of Japanese “gampi paper.’ Even the paper itself is hand-made from the inner bark of the gampi bush, which is not cultivated, and must be obtained in the wild. Says Goldsmith, “It was expensive, frustrating, challenging, often irksome, and time consuming.” Tim Beavis, Stan Moeller, Wendy Turner, Christopher Gowell, Gordon Carlisle, and Barbara Adams are just some of the local artists whose portraits and work will be on display. In addition to Jay Goldsmith’s beautiful platinum prints, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and the New Hampshire Art Association, now in its 75th year, will also have displays in the upstairs gallery. Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH www.portsmouthhistory.org

Oct 29-Dec 13
The Artists Revealed: 2015 Studio Art Faculty Review, recent drawings, paintings, photographs, ceramics, and sculpture by university fine arts faculty including work by Julee Holscombe, recent guest photographer for NHSPA Star Island Retreat and juror for the annual Parfitt show at NHAA, University of NH Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way, Durham, NH. www.unh.edu/moa

Photography Exhibitions at the Griffin Museum in Winchester, MA and Satellite Locations see website for other upcoming events soon to be posted and for more details: 
Themes and Variation – Patrick Nagatani, Oct 8-Nov 29, Main, Griffin  and Atelier Gallery
Viewfinders – Meggan Gould, Oct 15-Dec 31, reception Nov 5th 6-8pm, The Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging.
Layers of Illusion – Carol Isaak, Aug-27 – Nov-5, 2015, reception is September 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm, Stoneham Theater.
Nourish - Lynn Karlin ,David Lancaster, Amy Rindskopf, David Weinberg and Francine Zaslow, Sep 11 – Jan 3, 2016, Lafayette City Center Passageway Gallery.
Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org

Thru Nov 14
Travel Stories  - Tod Gipstein , National Geographic Photographer, and local Seacoast photographers, Camera Commons, 652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH www.cameracommons.com

Nov 9-Dec 11
Slow Heroics of the Soil Builder – Dylan Blanchard, “The installation inside the Frame 301 Gallery contains painterly observations as well as photographed relics, which relate to Blanchard’s constant exploration of our tumultuous relationship with our planet.” Montserrat Gallery (Hardie Building), Monserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA, www.montserrat.edu

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. 



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