Member Newsletters

Jan 2017 News

Here is the January 2017 newsletter from NHSPA. 

Wishing you all had a Happy New Year…



(from Ron St. Jean)

January 7 we have a member meeting at 10:30 at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery, featuring a presentation by NH photographer Karen Jerzyk. At 12:00, the NHSPA Exeter show opens featuring some of the best photography around, accompanied by terrific munchies from Marie Hogan. Plan to be there!



(from Carol Van Loon)

The show is hung and looks great! Thanks to Paula, Ron, Paul, Norm, Sarah and Christy for hanging the show.

If you have unframed matted prints in a portfolio rack or basket and you would like them included in the show, bring them with you to the opening on Sta. Jan. 7

Plan to attend the meeting at 10:30 with guest speaker Karen Jerzyk, the opening reception starts at noon.

I still have a couple of gallery sitting slots to fill. Let me know. 

Thanks, Carol



(from Bud Thorpe)

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

01/14/17: Class and Shoot: Birds of Prey (Yes! We are flying vultures, hawks, and owls in the studio!)
01/28/17: Take Control of Your Lightroom Catalog taught by Rob Sylvan
02/07/17: Where Lemurs Roam: Travel Photography in Madagascar taught by Judy LeClerc
02/09/17: First night of Basic Photography Class taught by Bud Thorpe
02/12/17: Advanced Techniques for Mastering Exposure
03/08/17: Retouching Faces in Photoshop
03/09/17: First night of Intermediate Photography Class
03/11/17: KickStart Studio Lighting Class
03/18/17: Advanced Studio Lighting Class

Don't forget that we hold a monthly image review night for our Studio and Education Members on the second Tuesday of the month - non-members can attend as a guest of a member, or, if you don't know a member, as a guest of studio - just call to make arrangements.

As always we would welcome your visit and the opportunity to show you our space and tell you more about our community of photographers - just give us a call or email to arrange a time that works best for you.

For more info go to www.theSOPHA.com, or email Bud@theSOPHA.com or call us at (603) 782-8403.



Thursday–Sunday, May 18 - 21, 2017

David Hiley will be assisting Rick Hulbert with his Urban and Street Photography Workshop in Budapest this spring. David has lived in Budapest on two occasions and know the city well; and with the help of friends in the city, he will gain access to buildings and places not available to usual tourists to the city. 

Rick is an award-winning architect from Vancouver, Canada.

He is also as an accomplished architectural photographer and a gifted teacher. 

Join Rick and David for a photographic exploration of one of the great cities of Europe.  Budapest straddles the banks of the iconic Danube River.  The west bank is defined by the Buda Hills, the medieval Castle Quarter, the fanciful Fisherman’s Bastion, and extensive Roman ruins and remnants from the Ottoman Turks who occupied the city for 150 years.  The east bank, the Pest side, is the center of culture and commerce.  Dominated by its neo-Gothic parliament building, the Danube Promenade is a World Heritage site, and the inner city is rich with historic monuments, markets, Bauhaus and Art Nouveau buildings, as well as Soviet-era housing projects and factories.  Budapest is a photographer’s dream city.  

Our workshop will be based out of the historic Gellert Hotel and Spa, itself an art nouveau masterpiece.

For more information:


And you can contact me at david.hiley@yahoo.com

DAVID HILEY Photography



(from Carol Van Loon)

Current Exhibits Closing Jan. 8
Large Format Photography in Streetside Gallery and Abandoned Places in Workshop Gallery

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

Lightroom, Photoshop, Darkroom with Silver Gelatin, and Platinum printing, Basic Digital Photography are now being taught on a one on 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.

2017 Events
Jan 14: New 55 Instant 4 x 5 workshop, 10 -4
Feb. 18: Portfolio Critique Day
Sept. 28-Oct. 1: Large Format Workshop

Meetup Groups at Camera Commons
Camera Commons sponsors two Meetup Groups including the NH Seacoast Analog Photography Meetup and the Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Meetup.  Although space may be limited, we do try to accomodate all who are interested. 
  The Analog Photography Meetup is for those interested in learning, or returning to film photography. The next meeting is Jan. 22. If you have an interest in joining us, please visit the Meetup website and sign in at https://www.meetup.com/NH-Seacoast-Analog-Photography-Meetup/events/235448290/
The Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Meetup site can be found at https://www.meetup.com/Adobe-Lightroom-and-Photoshop-Photo-Art-Journaling-Meetup/events/234992737/

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.
Carol Van Loon
Gallery Manager
Camera Commons
A Creative Community for Photographers



(from Sarah Flause) 

Thru Jan 3
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

Thru Jan 7
The Camera’s Coast, “images from the Historic New England collection depicting life along the New England coast in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.” Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, South Berwick, Maine www.historicnewengland.org

Thru 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

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

Thru Jan 16
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 Jan 21
Common Thread Curated by Autus, “Through the lens of 4 artists, the art collective, Autus takes a look at contemporary art currently being produced in mill cities across the North Eastern US. Historically, these cities were all home to Textile producing mills. Built on the rivers of these cities, the textile mills helped shape the economic and physical landscape of each city. Today these mills are being transformed by artists and artisans seeking space to create work. How will the influx of artists shape the future of these cities?” Work by artists Jocelyn Toffic, Bret LaBelle, Jill Hirsch, Cheryl Lichwell,” Engine, 128 Main Street, Biddeford, ME, www.feedtheengine.org

Thru 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 

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

Thru Feb 5
Photography and Discovery, “the first extensive presentation to feature the Clark’s collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photography. Built over the past eighteen years, the collection of primarily European, American, and British photographs now numbers more than 1,000 objects,” Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, MA. www.clarkart.edu

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

Thru Mar 31
Inner Soul: The Sculptural Work of Lawrence J. Nowlan, Jr., see website for a variety of scheduled gallery talks, AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon, www.avagallery.org

Jan 5-Jan 29
Dreams, “a juried photography show,” opening reception January 15th, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT. www.darkroomgallery.com

Jan 6 -Jan 29
Sight Unseen: Aaron John Bourque & Allison Cekala, “The photographic works of Boston artists Aaron John Bourque and Allison Cekala are linked by a desire to uncover and deconstruct landscape. both use their photographs to bring attention to stories that lay just below the surface within the urban facade. Bourque’s photographs of marginalized and transitional spaces within the Fort Hill neighborhood point towards a neighborhood’s turbulent past and resilient community. Cekala’s photographs of salt piles, paired with a video installation, tell the story of Boston’s road salt, as it travels 4500 miles from the Atacama Desert of northern Chile to every inch of Boston’s streets.” Opening reception January 6th 5:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT, www.vcphoto.org

Jan 7-Jan 29
New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists 18th Annual Exeter Exhibition, opening reception January 7th noon-4pm, see website for announcements of gallery talks during the month of January, Exeter Town Hall Gallery, 7 Front Street, Exeter, NH, www.nhspa.org 

Jan 12-Jan 31
Legacy. Migration. Memory. – The Sea Remembers by Rosemarie Zens; Beyond the Forest by Loli Kantro; Kitchen Gods by Priya Kambli; and The Story of Rose’s by Larry Volk, Main Gallery, 
Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA www.griffinmuseum.org

Jan 15-Apr 9
Portraits of the Self, featuring Karl Baden, Jay Goldsmith, Nancy Grace Horton, Frances Jakubek,
Andrea Rosenthal, Storm and Carol Van Loon, Streetside Gallery, and Winter Landscapes – a juried exhibition of photographs, Workshop Gallery, opening reception for both shows January 15th 1-4pm, Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com

Jan 18-Mar 4
Celeste Roberge – Drawing with Seaweed, “explorations with seaweed on paper, ranging from mixed media compositions incorporating seaweed, fabric and photographs to cyanotype impressions of collected seaweed.” reception January 19th 5-7, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com

Jan 28-Apr 10

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