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Sep 2016 News

Here is the September 2016 newsletter from NHSPA.



Barbara Zulkiewicz advises that she has had a few recent cancellations for the NHSPA Star Island retreat (9/8 - 9/11).  If anyone would like to make an almost last minute getaway to join NHSPA with guest photographer Bill Franson on Star Island, please contact Barbara at 603.422.5558 or barbara.zulkiewicz@comcast.net.  More info at nhspa.org.



(From Carol VanLoon)

The NHSPA 18th Annual Member Exhibit will take place at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery from January 7 – January 29, 2017. All members with 2017 dues paid are invited to enter up to two photographs of any subject (keeping in mind that children do attend). 

Drop off will be December 31, 2016 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with hanging of show immediately following

Opening reception is Jan. 7 12-4 p.m.

Volunteer gallery sitters are needed from 12:00 to 4:00 on the following dates: January 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. Please contact me with your availability.

Members are invited to offer 45-minute gallery talks on any photo related subject (such as a technique, an interesting trip) on the same dates listed above. Please contact me with your proposal.

Volunteer help is welcome for hospitality on the opening day, cleanup during pickup on January 29, and hanging the show December 31 starting at 1:30 PM. We could also use help locking and unlocking the gallery from a couple of members who live in Exeter. Please let me know if you would like to help with any of those jobs.

I can be reached at 603-799-1941 or vanloon42@gmail.com

Thanks Carol Van Loon


at the Vermont Center for Photography

(from Gary Samson)

My show, Unburdened Beauty: A Decade of Nude Portraits, opens at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, Vermont on Labor Day weekend, and the reception is on Friday, September 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. The exhibition includes wet-plate collodion images and large format photographs made with 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 cameras in the studio and on location. I hope some of you in the central New England area will be able to join me and some of the exhibit's subjects to celebrate the opening of this body of work. Gary Samson

Please follow the VCP link for more information. 

VCP | Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat Street - Brattleboro VT - 05301



(from Kristin)

I have a solo show running the month of Sept. in Portsmouth, NH.  Here is the info.  Thanks,  Kristin 

By the Sea
New Hampshire Art Association
Lincoln Levy Gallery
136 State Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

September 1 – October 1, 2016




(from Susan)

Susan Lirakis has work that has been included in the following shows:

Texas Photographic Society 29th Annual Members’ Only Show, juried byReid Callanan, opens with a public receptionThursday, September 1, 2016, from 5:30-7:30pm at the San Antonio Central Public Library in San Antonio, TX, and will showcase 50 photographs by 48 artists.

New Hampshire Art Association's 37th Annual Parfitt Photography Exhibition at Robert Linclon Levy Gallery, 136 State St, Portsmouth, NH. The exhibit runs August 31 - October 1, with an opening reception September 2, 5-8PM.

"Voices & Visions; Empowerment through Art" at Library Arts Center, 58 North Main St, Newport, NH. September 10-October 28. Opening reception Friday, September 9th, 5-7PM. In collaboration with Turning Points Network.



(From David Speltz and Carol VanLoon)

Current Show:

July 17-Oct. 9
NHIA Faculty for Photography and work by Selected Mentored Students, Streetside Gallery, NHIA 2016 BFA Graduates in Photography Show, Workshop Gallery and People, an open show with work by area photographers in the Studio Gallery. 

Upcoming Shows Open Oct. 16
Streetside Gallery: Large Format Photography featuring Paul Caponigro, Paul Wainwright, Carl Hyatt, John Layton, Richard Ritter and David Speltz

Workshop Gallery: Call for Art: Abandoned Spaces (after Labor Day)

Introduction to Photoshop - Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, 
This workshop introduces Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 for Photographers and Graphic Designers. Participants will be retouch, restore, and enhance digital photographs through the use of non-destructive editing techniques: selection tools, smart objects, layer masks, adjustment layers, blending modes, camera raw filter adjustments (and/or Lightroom integration), luminosity masks,  and smart filters. Introduction to creating composites will be introduced as well. The cost is $165 for four classes over three evenings.  The instructor is Meg Gillis.

Intermediate Photoshop Techniques - Nov 3, 10, 17
This workshop builds on your existing knowledge of Photoshop CC 2015.5 and takes your photo-editing skills to a new level. The workshop is for Photographers and Graphic Designers using both Lightroom and Photoshop. Participants will continue to retouch, restore, and enhance digital photographs through the use of non-destructive editing techniques in Photoshop: review and application of smart objects, layer masks, adjustment layers, blending modes, camera raw filter adjustments (or Lightroom integration), and smart filters. More sophisticated projects will be introduced using numerous tools in Photoshop. We will, in addition cover Luminosity masks to get the best results for our photographs. We will take photographs from Lightroom to use Photoshop’s sophisticated healing tools as well as reinforce skills using layers and layer masks to build composites. Instructor: Meg Gillis.  $165 over three evenings

Platinum Printing - schedule around your needs
A full day of instruction on Platinum printing in our alternative print darkroom.  Designed to meet your schedule needs.  $295 plus modest lab fee.  One on one, learn to make digital negatives, calibrate exposure times and adjust platinum chemistry to make beautiful hand made prints.  Not for the faint hearted, but the results are stunning.

The Large Format Camera - October 27-30, 2016
Large and Ultra-large Format Photography with Richard Ritter and David Speltz - $595 plus lab fee (depending on camera size) and $395 for the second person sharing the camera.  This is your chance to handle ultra -large cameras, including up to a 14x20 inches.  Our staff will be processing your negatives and printing to give you more time to learn the intricacies of large format photography.  The lab fee includes all film, paper, chemicals, and the lab assistants who be in the darkroom for you.  Richard Ritter, a Vermont camera craftsmen  is one of the world's foremost builders of large and ultra-large cameras. The workshop size is strictly limited in size.  Email or contact Camera Commons

Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover, NH



(from Sarah Flause and Carol VanLoon) 

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 is 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-Sept 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 

July 16-Nov 6
American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals, “Whether working in plaster, marble or bronze on an intimate or monumental scale, Auguste Rodin captured the emotional and psychological complexities of human beings in ways that few sculptors before or after him have achieved. He also profoundly changed the language of sculpture by playing with accident and emphasizing the act of creating rather than completing a work of art.” Accompanying the exhibition to “create a counterpoint to Hassam’s portrayals of the island” are photographs by Alexandra De Steiguer. Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. www.pem.org

July 17-Oct. 19
NHIA Faculty for Photography and work by Selected Mentored Students, Streetside Gallery, NHIA 2016 BFA Graduates in Photography Show, Workshop Gallery and People, an open show with work by area photographers in the Studio Gallery. Opening reception July 17, 1-4 p.m. Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com

July 22-Oct 16
Touring New England, “100 years of travel and tourism in New England” is a panel exhibition including objects and photographs. Governor John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, NH www.historicnewengland.org

Aug 5-Sept 3
On The Map, “The 3S inaugural juried exhibition” includes 65 artists from throughout New England. “The artwork represents a wide range of media across many disciplines including ephemeral suspended cut paper pieces, humorous collage and assemblage sculpture, video, photography, oil paintings at various scales and fine-detailed mixed media drawings and paintings.” 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, NH, www.3sarts.org  

Aug 27-Oct 2
Back to School Special. Works by artists from the University of New Hampshire Department of Art including: UNH photography professor and NHSPA member Julee Holcombe. The George Marshall Store Gallery, 140 Lindsay Rd., York, ME www.georgemarhsallstoregallery.org 

Thru Sept 11, 2016
From the Smallest Leaf: Photographs by Koichiro Kurita, “Born in … Koichiro Kurita worked as a young man for a Tokyo advertising agency before becoming an independent commercial photographer. At forty years old, moved by his reading of Thoreau’s Walden, Koichiro Kurita directed his photography away from commercial work and toward meditative expressions of his connection to nature. Kurita now focuses  upon his impressions of the natural world…extracting poetic details from the greater landscape, and conveying these impressions by way of monochromatic prints, the result of platinum palladium, albumen and salt printing processes on Japanese and other papers.” editor’s note - I visited this show and it is very beautiful and has a great film showing in the gallery about his life’s changes and his photographic process - sf. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum Street, Rockland, ME, farnsworthmuseum.org

Sept 2-Oct 22
Now Alumni Exhibition, including work by NHSPA photographer Barbara Bickford.  Opening reception September 2nd, 5-7pm. New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Gallery, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH. www.nhia.edu

Sept 2-Oct 2
Unburdened Beauty: A Decade of Nude Portraits, nude photographs by Gary Samson, opening reception Sept. 2, 5:30-8:30pm, Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT, www.vcphoto.org

Sept 7-Oct 8
Cuban Footsteps – in the Footsteps of Walker Evans – A People to People Cultural Exchange, “In December of 2014, just weeks before President Barack Obama normalized relations with Cuba, a group of professional and amateur photographers travelled there to retrace the steps of renowned documentary photographer Walker Evans.  Cuban Footsteps is representative of their unique journey, offering a reinterpretation of Evans’ iconic 1930s images at a new historical tipping point.” Featuring works by 20 photographers including Sam Abell, Cig Harvey, Abelardo Morell. Opening reception TBA, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com

Sept 8-Oct 22
Visionaries, “featuring works of photographers Walter Crump, Cynthia Katz and Smith Eliot, with accompanying sculptural work by Joe Caruso.” Opening reception with the artists September 17th, 5-8pm, 555 Gallery, 555 E 2nd Street, Boston, MA, www.555gallery.com

Sept 10-Oct 31
The Past is Present, “Artists merge the past and present to create timeless and timely works of art.” Opening reception September 15, 5-7 p.m. Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen, NH. www.twiggsgallery.wordpress.com

Sept 25-Jan 15
Neal Rantoul: Monsters, works by Boston photographer Neal Rantoul, Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA, www.fitchburgartmuseum.org

Sept-various closing dates
Atelier 24, September 8th – October 2nd, Main Gallery, Winchester, 
Marian Roth – The Mysterious World of the Camera Obscura, September 8th – October 2nd. The Atelier Gallery at the Griffin, 
A Space for Faith: The Colonial Meeting Houses of New England by Paul Wainwright, The Griffin Museum at the Digital Silver Imaging, through September 30th, opening reception September 14th 6-8pm. 
Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA www.griffinmuseum.org

Sept-various closing dates
Bill Moore, photography, beginning September 15th in the Portsmouth office.
Hannah Phelps, photography, opening reception September 29th, 5:30-7pm in the Hampton area office. Lobby for the Arts, Provident Bank, please see the website for specific locations and hours. www.theprovidentbank.com

Oct 1-Jan 16, 2017
Mount Washington: The crown of New England, “The exhibition will feature major paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Frederick Kensett and David Johnson, as well as acclaimed painters such as Winslow Homer and George Inness. Paintings, prints, vintage photographs and illustrated guidebooks from the late 1820s through the 1870s will document the artistic and historical context in which New Hampshire’s most iconic scenic landmark became a national and international symbol of the American landscape, a center for scientific study and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.” Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester www.currier.org

Thru 2016
More Recent Acquisitions – Photography, including “Lucien Aigner’s photojournalistic pictures of the New York scene; Harold Feinstein’s personal records of Army life in the Korean War and of Coney Island; S.B. Walker’s unique take on Walden Pond; Garry Winogrand’s iconic New York street pictures; Al Fisher’s compelling studies of Boston street performers; Victor Landweber’s surreal images from his Artist to Artist series; and Carl Chiarenza’s elegantly structured abstractions.” Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA, www.fitchburgartmuseum.org