Member Newsletters

Aug 2016 News

Here is the August 2016 newsletter from NHSPA.



(from Michael Sterling)

[Ed. note: The Bedrock Gardens photo excursion mentioned in last month’s newsletter is happening tomorrow, August 6. There’s still room for others to join. If you are interested please contact Michael Sterling asap. Details below.]

NHSPA members and guests have been invited to visit and photograph Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH. ( http://www.bedrockgardens.org/ ) It's a unique setting of ornate gardens and landscaping, as well as whimsical metal sculptures, primarily made of farm implements and tractor parts. We can wander the 30 acres to enjoy and photograph the gardens and sculptures. 

The date for the visit is Saturday morning, August 6, meeting in the parking lot at 7:30AM to have some good morning light. If you’d like to attend please send a message to Michael Sterling (michaelsterlingphotography@gmail.com). The tax deductible donation to the gardens will be $15.



(from Claudia Rippee)

Next year’s Highlands Center retreat is booked for May 19, 20 and 21 with use of the Washburn room.  This should give everyone in the group time to mark their calendars and reserve the dates so they can join us for the fun next year. 



(from Forrest Seavey)

Jerry Monkman is leading a photo course on Appledore Island from Aug 25 to 29th.  This program might be of interest to some members.

Here is the link to the Shoals Marine Lab website listing the program.


Jerry Monkman is a Portsmouth-based photographer who specializes in nature and outdoor lifestyle imagery. His images and short films tell conservation-themed stories and feature his breathtaking work, linked above. Photography is not Monkman’s only talent; he has also written ten books and directed a feature-length documentary film, which was an official selection of the 2015 New Hampshire Film Festival.



(from Carol Van Loon)

37th Annual Parfitt Juried Photography Exhibition Call for Photography

The New Hampshire Art Association is holding a call for photography for their 37th Annual Parfitt Juried Photography Exhibition. This exhibition is open to all photographers in New Hampshire, northern Massachusetts and southern Maine.

Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography is the juror for this year’s exhibition. Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 60 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a current candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. She has juried and curated exhibitions around the world. She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews and has been a panelist and featured speaker at numerous photography events and conferences. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography and the Flash Forward Festival Boston.

Up to 2 entries must be digitally submitted by Sunday, Aug. 14 at midnight. Go to www.nhartassociation.org for information and the prospectus. Three prizes will be awarded: First place, $300 gift certificate to Hunt's Photo + Video; Second place, $200 gift certificate to Image Arts, Portsmouth; Third place $100 gift certificate to Hunt's Photo + Video.

The exhibition will run Aug. 31-Oct. 1. Hunt’s Photo will be tabling during opening reception with door prizes from Moab Paper, Fri. Sept. 2, 5-8 pm, awards ceremony 6 pm. New Hampshire Art Association is pleased to have Hunt's Photo + Video and Image Arts as sponsors of the 37th Annual Parfitt Juried Photography Exhibition.



(from Kristin)

I will be in 2 shows.  The first is a group show at:

Robert Lincoln Levy Galleries | Aug. 3 – 27 | Opening Receptions Fri. Aug 5, 5-8 pm
7 Points of View: 7 Artists, A Body of Work Show | Kristin Burchsted, Joe Flaherty, Sandra Keller, Bruce Parsons, Wen Redmond, Norm Ramsey, Rosalind Revilock-Frost | Main Gallery

During the month of September I have a solo exhibit at the East Gallery at the NHAA.  The name of the show is "By The Sea". The show will run August 31 thru Oct 1st.  The opening reception is Friday Sept 2nd.



(from Becky)

I have two current exhibits, both with photos from my project on cultural diversity in New Hampshire. One is at the Mariposa Museum (Link: http://mariposamuseum.org/events/?event_id1=109) in Peterborough, NH, until the end of 2016. It is part of the multimedia and multicultural display in this museum. The other exhibit is at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, called “Our City — Manchester Through Children’s Eyes.” The exhibit features the artwork and essays of 17 young artists from immigrant communities in Manchester enrolled in the Currier art education program, along with my environmental portrait of each young person. That exhibit is on display through Aug. 25. The Union Leader recently published a story about the exhibit (Link: http://www.unionleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160721/NEWHAMPSHIRE01/160729957&source=RSS). 

Also I am pleased that my photography book, “Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity,” (Link: http://www.differentrootsNH.com) (published by Peter E. Randall Publisher) has received two national awards from independent publisher organizations, the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Independent Publisher. 



(from Debra)

Debra Woodward’s photos taken in Tuscany, “ Chianti is Also a Place” are now exhibited at the Seacoast Art Association Gallery Shop beginning August 1.  

130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03883
Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun noon-4



From Bud Thorpe

The Studio of Photographic Arts (SOPHA) is pleased to present a range of classes and programs coming up.  Remember: SOPHA is more than a rental studio!  We run classes, hold gallery shows, and rent lenses and photographic lighting equipment too!

08/07/16  Shoot: Location Lighting Walkabout: Grant and Christine (Engagement Shoot)
08/13/16  Shoot: Location Lighting Walkabout: Emma (Environmental Portrait for 8 year olds)
08/27/16  Class/Shoot:KickStart Studio Lighting
09/24/16  Gallery Show: GAGA (Open to Public)
10/02/16  Class/Shoot: Birds of Prey Studio Photography Workshop
10/08/16  Class/Shoot:Food Photography: The Harvest Table
11/12/16  Class/Shoot:Sit. Stay. Smile. The Art of Dog Photography

For more info go to www.theSOPHA.com



From David Speltz


The Streetside Gallery is hosting the New Hampshire Institute of Art faculty and mentored students exhibit
The Workshop Gallery is hosting NHIA BFA student exhibit
The Studio Gallery has an un-juried exhibition of “People"

All exhibits are open through October 9 and most prints are for sale.


Photoshop Basic with Meg Gillis (6 hours total): September 22,29 and October 6 - $165
Photoshop Intermediate (6 hours total): November 3, 10, 17 - $165

Large Format Camera Weekend with Richard Ritter and David Speltz: October 27-30 -$595 ($395 for the second person sharing a camera).  Camera Commons supplies the camera, film and processing.  For novices and advanced users alike.
Darkroom Lite:  a free two hour introduction to darkroom use (required for CC darkroom users before first use): October 23.
Lightroom Lite:  a free one hour introduction to Lightroom:October 23

The Lightroom and Photoshop Meetup is held monthly at Camera Commons.  See the Meetup website for details.
Camera Commons is open Thursday - Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5 and by appointment.  Our phone is 603-842-4713.  10 minutes from from Route 16 - take exit 9, turn toward Dover and south to 652 Central Avenue.  There is ample parking in the back of the building.
Check our website and subscribe to our newsletter for details, new exhibits, new workshops and promotions at www.cameracommons.comFor more info go to cameracommons.com



from Beverly Tabet

See http://www.nhcornmaze.com/sunflower-festival.html

Special time for photographers!



(from John Anderson)

I have been given TWO enlargers in the past couple months, that I don’t need, and offer to NHSPA membership.  One,  an antique 35mm black and white Letiz enlarger with Wollensak 50mm F 4 lens,  This includes a matching Leitz 8x10 2 blade easel.  This was given to me to find it a good home where it  might just find some use, at least somebody who will love it!

The second is a modern Saunders color 35mm enlarger,  This is from a family who is looking to settle an estate.  The enlarger should have a power supply which is currently missing, but might just show up.  The enlarger and base are in excellent condition.  

Any interest in either please call me,  John Anderson 603-726-8879 or email jsanderson@plymouth.edu



(from Sarah Flause) 

Oct 10, 2015-Sep 18
Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art, “explores the concept of scale – from the nano-sized to the galactic – challenging our perception of perspective, relative size and proportion. Featured works include miniatures, sculptures, photography and installations.” Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. www.pem.org

Dec 12, 2015-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

June 4-Sept 4
Everything Under the Sun is the latest Gallery 6 art exhibition that celebrates the unhurried happiness of outdoor play. Included in the exhibition are picture book illustrations by Gina Perry, whimsical creations by Taylore Kelly, beautifully rendered watercolor art by Yong Chen, dreamy photographs by Tara Hamer and Debra Woodward, and detailed work by Barbara Albert and Michal Smiglowski. Childrens Museum or New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., Dover www.childrens-museum.org

June 10-Sep 13
Music to Our Ears, “Another music show at Panopticon Gallery…That’s Music To Our Ears!” Including work by Glen Scheffer, Ron Pownall, Roger Farrington, Rowland Scherman, Leslii Stevens, Marc Lacatell, Alexander Harding, Stephen Sheffield, Liz Linder, Charlie Sawyer, and a special group of images by Robert James Campbell. Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, www.panopticongallery.com 

June 11-Aug 29
Urban Landscapes: Manchester and the Modern American City, “The urban environment has been a constant source of inspiration for artists, particularly since the rise of the city during the Industrial Revolution and subsequent rapid modernization during the 20th century.” The exhibition includes paintings, prints and photographs including the cover image, a photograph by Jerome Liebling. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester www.currier.org

June 28-July 29
Public/Private, The Art of Longing featuring Becky Barsi, Amy Larimer, Madison May, Rachel Petruccillo, Miranda Updike and Leah Woods, including sculpture, mixed media, painting and photography. The Lamont Gallery, Philip Exeter Academy, 11 Tan Lane, Exeter, NH. www.exeter.edu/lamontgallery

July 1-Aug 15
Wanderlust: A Visual Symphony “Partnering with the New Hampshire Music Festival(NHMF) and its theme this year of “wanderlust”, this exhibit features artwork that relates to music and to the idea of travel.” Featuring painters and photographers: Liz D'Amico, Paulette Brace, Shawns Gibbs, Alma Grand, Annette Mitchell, Maryellen Sakura, Marcia Santore, Kathy Tangney. Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH. Openin