Member Newsletters

Dec 2016 News

Here is the December 2016 newsletter from NHSPA. 



(from Ron St. Jean)

Save Saturday, January 7, for a wonderful day of photography with the NHSPA. We will have a member meeting beginning at 10:30 at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery. Claudia Rippee and John Anderson will tell us about plans for the May photo retreat at the Highland Center. Marie Hogan will preview the September Star Island trip. Following the business meeting we will have a presentation by the remarkable NH photographer Karen Jerzyk. Check out her portfolio at http://www.karenjerzykphoto.com. Then, at noon, the annual NHSPA Exeter photography show and sale opens. We look forward to seeing you there!




(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:


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Jan 7: Member’s meeting is at 10:30 a.m. (see Ron’s message above for details), with the opening reception from 12-4 p.m.

Drop off is Dec. 31 10-12, hanging of show starts at 12:30, hanging help welcomed.

Can’t drop off your work on the Dec. 31? Please contact Carol Van Loon (vanloon42@gmail.com or 603-799-1941) she has a few alternative drop spots to offer.

We need gallery sitters!
Jan 7 (help with opening)
Jan 14, 15, 21, 28
Jan 29 (help with closing down the show)

There is still time to submit a photo to be considered for the show poster.  Deadline is now Dec 5 midnight. Send your image to vanloon42@gmail.com for consideration.

Interested in a giving a 45-minute gallery talk? Let me know.

Carol Van Loon
Exeter exhibit coordinator



(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



Becky Field has two current photo exhibits. One is at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough through the end of the year. This exhibit shows photos of NH's immigrant communities from her project, "Different Roots, Common Dreams." The other exhibit at the Millyard Museum, Manchester, includes her photos of recent immigrants interspersed with historic photos of immigrants from the files of the Manchester Historic Association. Those photos show people who came to Manchester in the last century to work in the Amoskeag Mills. Becky's book of immigrant photos and stories of their journeys to resettle in New Hampshire is available through www.differentrootsnh.com/bookstore. The book is a nonprofit project with net proceeds going to refugee support groups in the state.



(from Carol Van Loon)

Gallery Talk

Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m.  Large Format Photography panel discussion featuring Paul Caponigro, Carl Austin Hyatt, John Layton, Richard Ritter and Paul Wainwright, David Speltz moderating. All welcome, free.

Current Exhibits
Large Format Photography in Streetside Gallery and Abandoned Places in Workshop Gallery until Jan. 8, 2017

Upcoming Exhibits
Portrait of the Self in Streetside Gallery and Winter Landscapes in Workshop Gallery Jan. 15-Apr. 9, 2017. Opening reception Jan. 15, 1-4 p.m.

Call for Art
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. 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.

Lightroom, Photoshop, Darkroom with Silver Gelatin, and Platinum printing, Basic Digital Photography are now being taught on a one to one basis for $295.  This includes 8 hours over four sessions dedicated to only you around your schedule.  Call 603-842-4713 or info@cameracommons.com to discuss.
Workshops for 2017: Large Format Workshop, Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Call for Instructors
Are you interested in leading a workshop? We are looking for instructors, who are proven instructors in: Studio Lighting, Composition, Night Photography, Street Photography, Photography for Youth, Color, Fashion Photography, Documentary Photography and Collaborative Storytelling, Alternative Processes (wet plate, tintype etc.) Pinhole Photography, Social Media and Business for Photographers

Coming February 18: Critique Day, info to come

Camera Commons is located at 652 Central Ave., Dover, NH. The space is open Thursday-Sat, 9-5 and Sunday 12-5 p.m. and by appointment. For information contact Camera Commons at info@cameracommons.com or 603-842-4713. 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) 

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 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. She bases her images and sculptures on the idea of fractal geometry…” Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, Hood Downtown, 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH, www.hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

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

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 7-Mar 26, 2017
Edward Steichen: Twentieth-Century Photographer and New England Biennial 2016, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, MA www.decordova.org

Oct 8-Jan 8
Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention, includes Morse’s “grand painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–33)” and “over sixty-five works drawn from PEM’s collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American, Asian, and maritime photography. Inspired by Morse’s role as the ‘father of American photography’.” Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. www.pem.org

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 Austin 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

Nov 1-Jan 3, 2018
Views of PPL, Art Inspired by the Portsmouth Public Library In honor of the library building’s 10th anniversary, local artists were invited to create work inspired by the space. Participating artists are: Barbara Adams, Michelina Croteau, Renee Giffroy, Stephen Godlieb, Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo, Patrick Healey,
Thomas Lavoie, Lennie Mullaney, Fleur Palau, Shawn Pelech, Susan Schwake, Diane Stradling, Dave Thompsen, Lisa Tutinas and Jan Waldron Opening reception Nov. 6, 2-4 p.m., Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave., Portsmouth, NH www.cityofportsmouth.com

Nov 4-Dec 17
Emma Blood French 100th Anniversary Exhibition The New Hampshire Institute of Art is pleased to present the Emma Blood French 100th Anniversary Exhibition, curated by Betsy Holmes, Gary Samson and Sam Trioli. The exhibition will take place in both the Emma B. French Gallery and the Roger Williams Gallery on the Manchester campus. The Emma B. French Gallery will feature a survey of historical photographs, architectural renderings and a collection of NHIA.  Library Director, Betsy Holmes and Photography Chair Gary Samson have meticulously curated works that span the entire history of the school since it’s start as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences in 1898. In the Roger Williams Gallery, Gallery Director Sam Trioli has curated a survey of work from NHIA Faculty past and present. Featuring artists James Aponovich, Elizabeth Johansson and Alison Williams as well as long time faculty members Patrick McCay, Mike Ariel, Marcus Greene and many others. Opening reception Nov. 4 5-7 p.m. New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Gallery, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH. www.nhia.edu

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 Nov. 4, 5-8pm, Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH, www.portsmouthhistory.org

Nov 5-Dec 10
Freedom of Sprit, Harmony with Nature, Koichiro Kurita Through an exhibition of his stunning platinum photographs discover the photographer’s profound reverence for harmony with nature and his fascination with the writing and philosophy of Henry David Thoreau. Opening reception Nov. 6, 3-5 p.m. 555 Gallery, 555 E 2nd Street, Boston, MA, www.555gallery.com

Nov 16-Jan 14
Mark Marchesi – Evangeline, A Modern Tale of Acadia, from the artist, “The abandoned properties, vacant ports, and primordial landscapes in my photography represents a new exodus; and are all verses in my own modern tale of Acadia.” reception December 8th 5-7, artist talk January 8th 3pm, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com

Nov 28-Jan 27, 2017
Catching Luminance, Photography by Deborah Gray The Derryfield School Lyceum Gallery, 2108 River Rd., Manchester, NH www.derryfield.org/page/art/lyceum-gallery

Dec 1-Dec 30
Saad and Al Hassan Hindal, “Saad and Al Hassan Hindal, a father and son who fled the violence of Baghdad and ended up in Concord, New Hampshire. Now father and son use art to remember life the way it used to be before the bombs started falling in Iraq. They paint their memories of the past, dreams of the present and hopes for the future in the bright colors and authentic imagery of their Arabian homeland.” Franklin Gallery at Riverstones Framing 33 North Main St., Rochester, NH www.riverstonescustomframing.com

Dec 2-Dec 23
Glenn Scheffer: The performance of Space Exhibition, work by photographer Glenn Sheffer. Opening reception Dec. 2 5-7 p.m. New Hampshire Institute of Art, Sharon Arts Center campus, 30 Grove St, Peterborough, NH. www.nhia.edu

Dec 2-Dec 30
Annual Members Holiday Exhibition, “This annual juried members’ exhibition features a vibrant array of photographic styles and processes from VCP’s 150+ members.” Opening reception Dec. 2nd 5:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT, www.vcphoto.org

Dec 8-Jan 1
Winter Solstice 2016 Exhibit, All member photography exhibit, Main Gallery, Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA www.griffinmuseum.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.”
The Lane Collection: O’Keeffe, Sheeler, Dove, “represents five American artists who showed their work in Alfred Stieglitz’s and Edith Halpert’s New York City galleries—Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Stuart Davis.”

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