Member Newsletters

Nov 2016 News

Here is the November 2016 newsletter from NHSPA.



(from Carol Van Loon)

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). 

Submission details are on the 2017 Exeter Entry Form, which can be downloaded from this link:

To access the form, click on the link above. With luck the form will appear in your web browser. If not, copy the above link into your web browser's address bar and press return.  Once the form is visible in your web browser, use the Save As or Print Command in the file menu as needed.

Delivery will be Saturday, December 31, 10 AM to 2 PM. If you cannot make it that day, please arrange for someone else to deliver your photographs to Exeter. Please call me (603-799-1941) to drop off your work with me before December 30. We will hang the show beginning at 2:00 on December 31, so your submissions must be there on time.

AGAIN THIS YEAR: members may submit up to 15 unframed, matted photographs, shrink wrapped or in clear bags. Submitters must also provide their own print display racks. Please provide a typed list of titles and prices of submitted work, and label each piece on the back with the photographer’s name, title, and price.

There will be a member meeting on Saturday, January 7 at 10:30am, followed by the gala show opening from 12:00 to 4:00pm. More information on the member meeting to come. In the event of unseasonably bad weather, the snow/ice/sleet date for both events will be Sunday, January 8. Check the NHSPA Facebook page for updates.

We will be printing and distributing pdf files of a poster promoting the exhibit. Members are invited to submit ONE show image for consideration as the poster image. Please e-mail me one low res (72ppi) file labeled with your last name and the image title by December 3. If your image is selected by the panel of judges, you will be asked to provide a high res file and a statement that you agree to allow your photograph to be used for promotion of the exhibit. My e-mail is vanloon42@gmail.com

We will need volunteer gallery sitters from 12:00 to 4:00 on the following dates: January 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 2 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 am following Ron who did a great job for many years… I hope I can live up to the responsibility. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s great work…

Carol Van Loon
Exeter exhibit coordinator



As mentioned in the prior item, to make sure you didn’t miss it, there will be an NHSPA member meeting on Saturday, January 7 at 10:30am, followed by the gala show opening from 12:00 to 4:00pm. More information on the member meeting to come. In the event of unseasonably bad weather, the snow/ice/sleet date for both events will be Sunday, January 8. Check the NHSPA Facebook page for any last minute updates.

(from Claudia Rippee)
I have locked in the dates for our fourth annual retreat at The Highlands Center at Crawford Notch, NY.  If you are regretting missing last year’s retreat making Cyanotypes with John Anderson then now is the chance to lock in your reservation early.  The Highlands Center is reserving a group of rooms for NHSPA exclusively until the date March 20, 2017.  Our December newsletter will provide more information and reveal our guest speaker.  In addition to our guest speaker there are many glorious opportunities to hike, photograph and revel in the beauty of the White Mountains!  

Claudia and John



from Barbara Zulkiewicz 

I want to thank Bill Franson, our retreat leader and the 15 retreaters who attended the 19th Annual NHSPA Star Island Retreat this year.  It was a great success and learning experience. Bill's workshop focused on the photography and philosophy of photographers Stephen Shore and John Szarkowski.  His lectures were extremely eye opening and informative.  Thank you also to Guy Biechele, David Murray and Ken Kartes for providing the group with their presentations.  These were enjoyed and admired by their audience.  I would also like to thank everyone who shared their personal work for critiques by Bill.  It is always wonderful to see what people are photographing and helpful to the photographers to get their work critiqued by a academic instructor and professional photographer, along with comments from the group.

I have enjoyed my time as chairperson of this retreat and will look forward to what Marie Hogan, our new chairperson will be offering for attendees of the 2017 retreat as she takes over the facilitating of this event this year.

Thank you!


[Editor’s note: Many thanks Barbara for your years of organizing this retreat. I know I speak for the entire NHSPA board, and for the many members who were lucky enough to attend Star under your leadership. You did a great job!]



Bill Moore is displaying a body of his work at the Provident Bank (21 Daniel Street in Portsmouth). You can see this photography from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. He will be there on Friday (November 7th) from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. to show you around.


Items for sale from Michael Sterling (michaelsterlingphotography@gmail.com)

Lenses, both in excellent condition:

- Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 lens (non-VR), with 77mm Nikon brand UV and Circular Polarizer filters, Hard carrying case

- Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 lens with 77mm Hoya UV filter

Contact Michael for more info including pricing.


Camera Commons News
Shows (Both shows end on Jan. 8, 2017):

- Large Format Show in Streetside Gallery featuring: 
  Paul Caponigro, Carl Austin Hyatt, John Layton, Richard Ritter, David Speltz, and Paul Wainwright
- Abandoned Places in Workshop Gallery. Call for Art show-images on wall and monitor

Call for Winter Landscapes
Camera Commons is calling for photographs of Winter Landscapes for our Workshop Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from Jan. 15-April 9, 2017. An artist reception In conjunction with our Self Portrait show in the Streetside Gallery will be Jan.15, 1-4 p.m. Deadline for submissions is midnight, Dec. 31. The submissions to be juried by the Camera Commons staff with selection notification by Jan. 3. Selected images will be shown on the wall (framed photograph supplied by the photographer by Jan. 12) or on our 65-inch monitor located in the gallery. Images may be for sale with a 40% commission. Submit up to 6 photographs electronically to Camera Commons at gallery@cameracommons.com as sRGB jpegs not larger than 2 megabytes each submissions to be labeled: LastName_FirstName_Imagename,jpg. For more information visit www.cameracommons.com (under upcoming exhibitions) or call 603-842-4713.

Nov. 6, Intro to View Camera 1-2 p.m., free
Nov. 13, Darkroom light 1-2 p.m., free
Basic Digital Photography, 1 day workshop, $165, please contact Camera Commons if you are interested.

Gallery Talk
Mark your calendars: Dec. 11, 2-3:30 gallery talk by our Large Format Photographers Carl Austin Hyatt, John Layton, Paul Wainwright and David Speltz

Camera Commons is located at 652 Central Ave., Dover, NH. The space is open Thursday-Sat, 10-6 and Sunday 12-5 p.m. and by appointment. For information contact Camera Commons at info@cameracommons.com.  We are on Facebook as Camera Commons where you can find our most recent news, or join our newsletter list through Facebook or our website.



(from Sarah Flause and Carol VanLoon) 

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

Sept 1-Dec 31
MANZANAR:Photographs by Ansel Adams, Addison Gallery of American Art, 180 Main St., Andover, MA www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison

Sept 10-Nov 17
Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, Lesley University will be presenting a major retrospective of the work of legendary American photographer Irving Penn. The exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Lesley University will be the only site for the exhibition in the Northeast as it travels to five institutions in the United States.  Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, 1801 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA www.irvingpenn.gotolesley.org

Sept 16-Dec 11
Robert Frank: Sideways, One of photography’s greats before and beyond his classic “The Americans” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, MA www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Sept 16-Dec 11
Laetitia Soulier – The Fractal Architectures, “The inaugural exhibition at the Hood Downtown Exhibition Space will feature the work of contemporary French photographer Laetitia Soulier.”  Dartmouth College, The Hood Downtown, 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH. www.museum.dartmouth.edu 

Sept 22-Nov 12
Susan Lirakis Photographs, The Framers Market, 1301 Elm St., Manchester, NH www.framersmarketnh.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

Oct-various closing dates

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

Oct 12-Nov 12
A Time and a Place – Elizabeth Greenberg + Howard Greenberg, Opening Reception October 13th 5-7pm, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com

Oct 14-Jan 23
Keith Johnson: An Extended Landscape of Life, a solo exhibition showing some of the artist’s new photographs and projects. Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, www.panopticongallery.com 

Oct 16-Jan 8
Large Format Photography, “featuring work by Paul Caponigro, Carl Hyatt, John Layton, Richard Ritter, David Speltz and Paul Wainwright,” Streetside Gallery, and 
Abandoned Places – a juried exhibition of photographs, Workshop Gallery, 
Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com

Oct 21-Nov 12
UNH Students and Faculty Exhibition – Addressing Issues of Climate Change, 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, NH, www.3sarts.org  

Nov 4-Dec 23
What Artists Look Like – 2016, “Portraits of local artists and their work” with beautiful platinum-palladium environmental portraits by Jay Goldsmith of artists in the seacoast area in their studios. Artists include Ken Fellows, Maureen Mills, Christine Coombs, Shawn Pelech and Alison Huber-Jerwett. Opening reception November 4th, 5-8pm, Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH, www.portsmouthhistory.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

Thru 2016
Making Modern, “A five-gallery exhibition on the third floor of the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing explores what it meant to be in the vanguard of Modern art in the 20th century. Specific gallery shows include:
Kahlo and Her Circle, “…the work of Frida Kahlo in the context of works by her family and friends in Mexico City. Anchored by the MFA’s recently acquired painting Dos Mujeres by Kahlo, the installation includes photographs by Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, and Imogen Cunningham—including a portrait of Kahlo—works in various media by Diego Rivera, and recently acquired archival material related to the artists, including a wedding portrait of Kahlo and Rivera by Victor Reyes.”
Imogen Cunningham: In Focus, “Show casing the range of photographer Imogen Cummingham (1883-1976), this exhibition displays about 35 works…”
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.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. 

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