Member Newsletters

Mar 2016 News

Here is the (slightly delayed) March 2016 newsletter from NHSPA.



This year's annual member meeting will be April 24, 2 PM, at the NH Institute of Art, Fuller Hall, 156 Hanover St., Manchester. We hope to see you all there. In addition to conducting NHSPA business/elections, our speaker will be Kathy Tarantola. http://www.ktphoto.com. She will be speaking on panoramic photography. More info in next month’s newsletter. 



(from John Anderson)

Mark you calendars for our Crawford Notch ReTreat May 20-23 2016. And note that the Highlands Center is only holding a block of rooms for us until March 21st.  After that date all rooms are open to booking by the general public.  Book now; you don’t want to miss this chance to make your own digital negatives and cyanotypes with Thea, John and Claudia

Treat yourself to a great photography retreat up at the Highland Center Lodge in Crawford Notch.  Just past the Mount Washington Grand Resort Hotel, and just before the Crawford Notch the Highland center is in the middle of the mountains.  Along many hiking paths through the woods for all abilities.  This wonderful facility has been the meeting place for our spring retreat for the past two years.  

This year, bring your cameras, and we will work at creating some art.  We have asked artist Thea Dodds to join us to help us take our photographs out of the computer, and onto clear film so we can make Cyanotypes.  The first book of photographs was a book of cyanotype Photograms, one year before Talbot's 'The Pencil of Nature' was published.  The beautiful prussian blue color is made with two simple iron salts and is easily processed in running water after exposure with the sun.  We sensitize our own paper, and we can use all kinds of papers as well as fabric.  This simple photographic process is loads of fun, simple and beautiful.  

We will do a print swap!  bring an 8x10 to share, Make one there, OR send John Anderson a file to make a print.  

Let us know if you have some ideas for other topics, or wish to share.  

Come and join the magic!

email John with questions or input: info@onthespotphotography.com



(from Barbara Zulkiewicz)

Registration for Star Island is now open, so if you would like to get a head start on your plans for September 8th through the 11th, please go to:  Starisland.org to register for the 19th Annual NHSPA Star Island retreat.  

I have reached out to a photographer to lead the workshop and am waiting to hear back.  That being said, if you have any suggestions for a workshop leader, please send it along to me, just in case.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Also, if anyone has any interest in going to the Piedmont area of Italy in the October (tentative 10/10 - 10/17) for a photography focused trip, please let me know.

Barbara Zulkiewicz



(from David Hiley)

Rick Hulbert is an architect from Vancouver, BC, an excellent architectural photographer, and a wonderfully gifted teacher. I'm assisting him with this workshop since I've lived in Budapest a couple of times and we have a Budapest resident assisting with access to buildings etc.  I think it will be an exciting four days.  I would be happy to respond to questions. david.hiley@yahoo.com

More info at: http://www.nikoniansacademy.com/all/viewWorkshop.html?course_id=1445



(from David J. Murray)

I am somewhat bemused to announce that one of my Portsmouth waterfront images is now traveling up and down I-95 as a 45-foot wide “bus wrap” on two of C&J Bus Lines new commuter buses, including their new luxury double-decker unit, which I’m told is the first of its kind to be operating in New England. 

As some of you know, I do like to print my work on metal, but I never quite expected any of it to be printed quite that large, nor to have it subjected to daily highway grime. So yes, this significantly undermines any remaining pretense I have of being a fine art photographer! 

While C&J did pay me a reasonable licensing fee for use of the image, I gave them a bit of a discount for including a photo credit “large enough to be read from inside cars traveling in adjacent lanes”. I’m very curious to know if anyone actually notices the image and credit. So if you happen to see it any time in the next few months, and have the time, please drop me a short email to let me know ( djm@ClearEyePhoto.com ). Thanks! 



(from Bill)

Bill Moore is going to have a display of his photographs at the Key Bank in Kittery for three months, from April 4th through the end of June. There will be an Opening Reception at the bank (12 Shapleigh Road) on Thursday, April 14th from 5 to 7 p.m. -- and you're welcome. Please RSVP just to be sure there is enough to eat and drink! I look forward to seeing you there.

To RSVP contact Bill at (207) 703-2086 or hemmmingwa@gmail.com



(from Carol VanLoon)

Camera Commons Photography shows

Currently showing at Camera Commons: The Streetside Gallery presents The Platinum and Alternative Print featuring Tillman Crane, Jay Goldsmith, David Speltz and Norman Desfosses. The Workshop Gallery features Trees from 42 regional photographers. Both shows run through April 2.

Opening April 17 the Streetside Gallery will present Talented Women featuring the photography of Julee Holcomb, Nancy Grace Horton, Susan Lirakis and Cheryle St. Onge. An invitational show in the Workshop Gallery will feature photographers Sarah Flause, David Hiley and Claudia Rippee, chosen from the January NHSPA show in Exeter. These shows open with an artist reception on April 17, 1-4 p.m. and run through July 9

Camera Commons workshops: Watch our website for upcoming workshops.

The Large Format Camera with Richard Ritter, Fall 2016 (date to be determined), $595 plus lab fee (depending on camera size). Richard Ritter, a graduate of Hallmark School of Photography has been a large format photographer for over 25 years along with spending 15 years at Zone VI Studios working with Fred Picker. In addition to large format photography Ritter is also one of the world’s foremost builders of large and ultra-large cameras. Participants will be given the chance to handle large and ultra-large cameras, (including up to 20” x 20”). Camera Commons’ staff will process and print your negatives so you have more time to learn the intricacies of large format photography. The lab fee includes all film, paper, chemicals and lab assistants. This workshop is limited to 6 participants, sign up today at classes@cameracommons.com or 603-842-4713

Camera Commons Gallery Meetup: Lightroom/Photoshop, March 23, 6:30-9:30

Camera Commons is located at 652 Central Ave., Dover. Visit Cameracommons.com or 603-842-4713 for more information. Camera Commons is open Thursday-Saturday 9-5; Sunday 12-5 or by appointment.



(from Sarah Flause)

Dec 12-Aug 14
Hiro Photographs, “Hiro is known for his distinctively conceived and precisely realized images across a range of subjects including fashion, portraiture, and still life…His work was known for its originality and technical innovation, with bold uses of light and color, and an elegant sense of surrealism...” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org

Jan 9-March 13
Eric Aho – Ice Cuts, “Vermont-based artist Eric Aho’s series of Ice Cuts paintings is inspired by the hole cut in the ice in front of a Finnish sauna, an aspect of Finnish culture that Aho’s family has maintained to this day.” Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 6 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH, www.hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

Jan 17-Apr 2
Platinum and Alternative Prints by Tillman Crane, Jay Goldsmith, Norman Defosses and David Speltz, artist reception January 17th 1-4pm, Street Side Gallery, Camera Commons, 652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH. www.cammeracommons.com 

Jan 23-Mar 13
The 2015 Nepal Earthquake, photographs by James Nachtwey and Kevin Bubriski. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 6 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH, www.hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

Feb 7-Apr 2
Trees, a juried exhibition of photographs, artist reception February 7th 1-4pm, Workshop Gallery, Camera Commons, 652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH. www.cammeracommons.com 

Feb 12-Apr 19
Small Camera Bonanza, featuring “photographs by Glen Scheffer, Bill Franson, Stephen Sheffield, Michael Donnor, Michael Hintlin, Jeremy Ackman, Emily Belz, Emmanuelle Germain, Samuel Quinn, Ryan Sanborn, and others to be announced.” Also on view, works by emerging artist Jenna Deluca. Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. www.panopticongallery.com.

Feb 18-Mar 26
Contemporary Practice, “How does an individual artist develop work in the contemporary world? Do artists have an obligation to adhere to aesthetic tradition or an obligation to question that tradition? Do they have an obligation to consider political and social concerns or does it sometimes have an obligation to exist as a counter to those concerns? These are the questions many contemporary artists consider, this exhibition presents some of those artists work for your consideration.” New Hampshire Institute of Art, 77 Amherst St, Manchester, NH. www.nhia.edu

Feb 25-Apr 2
New Color Messages, “In this exhibition the drab dead of Boston winter meets glorious color in new work by photographers Patty Carroll, Mary Ellen Strom, Sarah Szwajkos, Jeffrey Heyne and Sakura Kelley.” 555 Gallery, 555 E 2nd Street, Boston, MA. www.555gallery.com

Feb 25-Apr 2
Letinsky + Marcuse: A still Dialogue, “In monumental and gorgeously realized photographs, Laura Letinsky and Tanya Marcuse penetrate the very crux of the meaning of desire: to long for, to crave, to miss. They thus place themselves in an historical trajectory of the still life genre, as well as extend the genre’s parameters.” Reception February 25th 5:00-7, McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 North River Rd, Manchester, NH. www.snhu.edu 

Feb 26-May 29
Edward Curtis – Selections From The North American Indian, “From 1907 to 1930, Edward Curtis (United States, 1868–1952) photographed and studied Native Americans for his monumental book project, The North American Indian…the project represents one of the most significant and comprehensive efforts of the early 20th century to document Native Americans and Native American culture.” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. www.portlandmuseum.org 

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): 
Domesticated: Seeing Past Seduction – Yorgos Efthymiadis, January 14th – March 6th, reception January 14th, 7-8:30pm, members’ talk Yorgos Efthymiadis 6:15pm January 14th, Griffin Gallery
(RE): Media – Krista Wortendyke, January 14th – March 6th, reception January 14th 7-8:30, Atelier Gallery
Nourish - Lynn Karlin, David Lancaster, Amy Rindskopf, David Weinberg and Francine Zaslow, Sep 11th – March 31st, Lafayette City Center Passageway Gallery.
Flooded – Susan Keiser, February 18th – April 26th, reception March 29th 6:30-8pm, Stoneham Theatre.
Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org

Mar 1-Apr 30
Howard S. Muscott – Chasing the Golden Light, an exhibit of landscape and wildlife photographs by Howard Muscott, NH Audubon, The McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH, www.nhaudubon.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.