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Apr 2016 News

Here is the April 2016 newsletter from NHSPA.



Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 2:00pm
NH Institute of Art, Fuller Hall, 156 Hanover St., Manchester, NH

This year’s NHSPA Annual Meeting on April 24 will be one event you won’t want to miss. We’ll begin at 2:00 with a presentation on panoramic photography by Kathy Tarantola (http://ktphoto.com), a fine photographer recommended by member Bev Tabet. A brief business meeting will follow, with reports on the state of the NHSPA, the Crawford Notch and Star Island retreats, the Exeter show, and the election of directors. Next, we will have a bonus program with Gary Samson and Bev Conway demonstrating the wet plate process. We are pleased to be holding the meeting at the centrally located NH Institute of Art, making it easier for all members to attend. If you have not yet paid your 2016 dues, please do so before the meeting. 



(from John Anderson)

Our NHSPA Retreat at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch on May 20-23 will be an exciting event for all levels of photographer.  

We have Thea Dodds, a nationally recognized wedding photographer coming to work with us on our printing skills.  We will have the opportunity to learn new printing techniques that are both tactile and archival, using a set of procedures that are both digitally based, and chemically formed, with reduced silver.  As artists we look for new and interesting ways to express ourselves visually, drawn to new tactile experiences as a way to stand out, while still allowing the voice of our image to stand on its own. Cyanotype, while one of the earliest photographic processes, is not just sun prints on paper. This versatile and easy to manipulate process allows for rich Prussian blue, for which it is known, through dark brown hues to be created from any source, from cell phone, to pin hole camera.  We can print our images on paper for showing in a gallery, or create fun images on fabric or right on T-shirts. Digital Photographers Rejoice!  Your image making can be hand crafted, with no need to LUG large film apparatus. In fact, because of the flexibility, a digital file is the best place to start for our Cyanotype explorations. Samples will be posted on the NHSPA Facebook page.

Bring your camera,  Bring your favorite Digital Images. Bring your computer, your ideas, an open mind and your adventurous spirit, and join us for a long weekend of photographic Fun!  We will have fresh ideas, a print swap, equipment talk, refreshments, rejuvenation, exploration, and much more.  

More info is available at http://www.nhspa.org/events_workshops.cfm?EventID=2110&EventTypeID=3

Contact Claudia Rippee ( claudiarippee@mac.com ) or John Anderson ( info@onthespotphotography.com ) if you have any questions.

Come and join the magic!



(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 Nancy Morgan)

Seacoast Artist Association

The Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH has moved to a larger space which has enabled them to have a new Gallery Shop as well as their main Art Gallery. Through a juried process they chose 4 artists to exhibit in the Gallery Shop and I was chosen as one of them. Each artist has their individual space and will be able to exhibit there for one year. This will allow us to rotate art work and add new pieces at our discretion. This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for us as artists.

A grand opening and artist reception for both the Main Gallery and the Gallery Shop will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 2pm to 6pm. Please come visit, meet the artists, view the new facilities and have some refreshments.

The new Gallery is located at 130 Water Street, Exeter, NH and regular Gallery hours are:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday, noon to 4pm. Closed on Monday.




(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 17-Apr 3
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.cameracommons.com 

Jan 22-Jun 5
Masterworks on Paper, including “artists such as Chuck Close, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Édouard Manet, Andy Warhol, and more,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. www.portlandmuseum.org

Feb 7-Apr 3
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 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 

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

Mar 3-Apr 30
Photographs of Ireland by Ron St. Jean, opening reception March 5th, 12-2pm, The Franklin Gallery at RiverStones, 33 N. Main Street, Rochester, NH. www.riverstonescustomframing.com

Mar 5-May 31
A MOSAIC of Cultures to be Explored at Gallery 6 at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. The art on view in MOSAIC will include photographs of immigrants and refugees living in New Hampshire taken by Becky Field from her book “Different Roots, Common Dreams”, which came out in the Fall of 2015. Photographer David Hiley, who traveled to Haiti with a group of Seacoast, NH medical professional volunteers in coordination with the Haitian Health Foundation, will present his series of Haitian “selfies” of children and parents. “My eye was drawn to the tension I saw between wrenching poverty and the vibrancy and dignity of these children,” shared David. “Allowing the children to take selfies captured the curiosity and joy common to children everywhere.” Also on view will be photographs of children from China taken by retired pediatrician Skip Small and a glimpse into the life of a child from Japan curated by Sayaka and Seth Blewitt. Also on view will be selected dolls from the Museum’s collection of dolls from around the world. Gallery 6, 6 Washington St., Dover, NH. www.childrens-museum.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): 
Photography Atelier 23 Participants Exhibition, March 10th – April 3rd,
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

Apr 2-Jun 5
The Hand-Painted Photographs of Charles Henry Sawyer, “Sawyer (1868-1954) worked as a photographer and photographic painter during the Golden Age of Hand-Painted Photography (1900-1940) using large wooden cameras and glass plate negatives to capture his images.” Opening reception with museum curators on April 2nd, 5-7pm. Keefe House Gallery, Woodman Museum, 15 Summer Street, Dover, NH. www.woodmanmuseum.org

Apr 2-Jun 3
Femme Fatales of the North, Rebecca Klementovich and Kristen Pobatschnig “with a series of abstract oil paintings and photographs highlighting the life and process of abstract painters in the White Mountains.” Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Carnegie Gallery, Rochester Public Library, 65 South Main St., Rochester, NH. www.rochestermfa.org

Apr 4-May 5
Cambodia through Photographs by Barbara Bickford, “Every time I get off an airplane in Cambodia I am overwhelmed by the foreign sounds, smells, vistas and the oppressive heat. Over the years I have come to love this mysterious, flawed country. These images are an attempt to document Cambodia before modern progress will change it forever.” Opening reception with the artist April 7th 5-7pm, New Hampshire Institute of Art, 77 Amherst St, Manchester, NH. www.nhia.edu

Apr 17-Jul 3
Talented Women: Cheryle St. Onge, Julee Holcomb, Nancy Grace Horton, Susan Lirakis and Invitational Show: Claudia Rippee, David Hiley, Sarah Flause, artist reception April 17th 1-4pm, The Galleries, Camera Commons, 652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com 

Apr 22-Jun 7
New Hampshire Institute of Art Student Photography Showcase, opening reception April 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm, Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. www.panopticongallery.com.



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.