Member Newsletters

Feb 2017 News

Here is the February 2017 newsletter from NHSPA. 



(from Ron St. Jean)

Members are reminded that 2017 dues are due if they haven’t yet been paid. Your $25 ($35 for a family) helps to support the programming, annual show, and retreats that NHSPA provides for members. Please send your payment to NHSPA, PO Box 41, New Castle, NH 03854.




(from Carol Van Loon)

Another successful show with over 200 folks coming to see the show.  We had one sale on opening day. 
I want to thank all the photographers who participated; those that gallery sat;  Christy Utter for great PR; Christy, Paula and Tracey for unlocking the gallery door on show days;  Marie for a great opening reception spread and Udo for a interesting presentation.

I am looking forward to seeing you again next year. 




The dates for our fourth annual retreat at The Highlands Center at Crawford Notch, NY are above.  If you are regretting missing last year’s retreat then now is the chance to lock in your reservation.  The Highlands Center is reserving a group of rooms for NHSPA exclusively until the date March 20, 2017. In addition to having a guest speaker (TBA) there are many glorious opportunities to connect with fellow photographers, hike, photograph and revel in the beauty of the White Mountains!  More info in upcoming newsletters.



From Paul Wainwright:

I'm proud to announce the first-ever solo show of my Pendulum Project photographs at the Geras Tousignant Gallery in Palm Springs, CA from February 13 - March 15, 2017, opening reception March 3. Show details are here:http://www.gtfineart.com/paul-wainwright .



(from David Speltz)


Feb 12         Astronomy Day
Feb 18         Critique Day (one slot open)
Feb 19        Analog Film Meetup
Feb 22        Lightroom/{Photoshop Meetup
Mar 25        Hand coloring B&W prints
Sept 28        Large Format Workshop

Any Day:    Individual Lightroom and Photoshop Workshops
        Individual Platinum Printing Workshops
        Individual Silver Gelatin Printing
        Individual Basic Photography
Coming:     Studio Lighting
        Nighttime Astro-Photography

The Galleries at Camera Commons

Portrait of the Self: images by Karl Barden, Jay Goldsmith, Nancy Grace Horton, Frances Jakubek, Andrea Rosenthal, Storm Self and Carol Van Loon in the Streetside Gallery.

Winter Landscape, a juried show of winter’s best by regional photographers in the Workshop Gallery.

Both shows are on view until April 9.

Workshops at Camera Commons

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.  

Camera Commons is Open 9-5 Thursday - Saturday and 12-5 Sunday
Other days and hours by appointment

Telephone 603-842-4713
Email info@cameracommons
Website www.cameracommons.com
652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH



(from Sarah Flause) 

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 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 19 5-7, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com

Thru Mar 4
Coded – An Exhibition with Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance, VanDernoot Gallery, University Hall, Lesley University, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. www.lesley.edu 

Thru Mar 5
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

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 Apr 8
Observance: As I see You, You See Me, “a group exhibition of photographic portraits…each photographer explores how identity is constructed through the lens of the cultural, political, and personal circumstances of their subject.” Montserrat College of Art, Hardie Building, 23 Essex St. Beverly, MA. www.montserrat.edu 

Thru 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 Jan.15 1-4pm, Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com

Thru Apr 10
Roger Farrington: Celebrity in Boston, “an exclusive selection of fifty of Farrington’s classic candid shots of internationally known celebrities who visited Boston between the years of 1976 and 1996.” Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, www.panopticongallery.com 

Thru Jun 7
Juxtapositions by Jean Stimmell, “Mr. Stimmell says that the theme for this exhibit “came to me by accident, after noticing that certain of my images – those which spoke strongest to me – also spoke directly to a particular other of my photographs, even though the two were often separated by subject, time, and space. It is my feeling that pairing them together – putting them in juxtaposition—increases the ambience and narrative power of both.” Epsom Public Lirbary, 1606 Dover Road, Epsom, NH, www.epsomlibrary.com 

Thru Jun 18
Imogen Cunningham: In Focus, “Showcasing the range of photographer Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976).” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org

Thru Jul 9
Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, “Marches are happening globally in order to protest the denial of human rights among specific groups, both nationally and internationally. In a politically charged time in what will become the history of our country, it’s important and necessary to commemorate and honor those who came before us, giving us the freedom to keep fighting and to keep progressing.” Friedlander’s photographs celebrate “the 60th anniversary of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom” when thousands of activists “united in front of the Lincoln Memorial on May 17, 1957, the third anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka.”  Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street (at York Street), New Haven, CT. www.artgallery.yale.edu 

Thru 2017
Making Modern, “A five-gallery exhibition on the third floor of the MFA’s Art of the Americas Winge 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.” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org

Thru 2017
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.” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org

Feb 1-Feb 28
A Chaste Faith – The Shaker Communities of New England and New York, poetry by Portsmouth Poet Laureate, Kate Leigh with photographs by Sarah Flause resulting from a collaboration over several years during which the artists visited all of the Shaker villages in New England and New York. Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave., Portsmouth, NH www.cityofportsmouth.com

Feb 2-Feb 26
Le Paysage, “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer. – Ansel Adams” artists reception February 11th, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT. www.darkroomgallery.com

Feb 3-Feb 26
Andrew Frost: The Northeast Kingdom, Frost, whose family had lived in Vermont before his time, says of his work, “Vermont was a beautiful place, but it was not as perfect as a young adult novel. These photographs earnestly explore the balancing act between the world I imagined for so many years, and the place I finally experienced. While the Northeast Kingdom is a magically seductive place, we are wise to question its sheen. Opening reception February 3rd 5:30-8:30 p.m. Artist talk/Closing reception February 26th 5-7pm. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT, www.vcphoto.org

Feb 3-Apr 30
The Thrill of the Chase, “The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum… highlighting both masterpieces and lesser known works from Wagstaff's collection. Well-known photographers such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Gustave le Gray, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edgar Degas, Walker Evans, Dr. Harold Edgerton, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, and William Klein will be featured, among many others. The prints, drawn exclusively from the Getty's permanent collection, are of very high quality and will interest a wide spectrum of visitors.” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME, www.portlandmuseum.org

Feb 3-May 29
Artist’s Choice: Photographs from the Judy Glickman Lauder Collection, “The photographs in this focus exhibition all belong to the artist and collector Judy Glickman Lauder, who has spent her life immersed in photography. She is an acclaimed photographer herself, yet her joy in the medium began during her childhood, when she would model for her father, Irving Bennett Ellis. Lauder began collecting photographs over 40 years ago, visiting the studios of other artists whenever possible and finding community and friendship through photography—both as an artist and an admirer of the works of others. An active participant in the Maine Photographic Workshops (now the Maine Media Workshops) in Rockport, she began swapping photographs with friends she met there in the 1970s and '80s…Artist's Choice presents highlights from Lauder's collection, including prints of some of the most celebrated images of the 20th century. They are mostly, but not exclusively, American, and many works were made either in Maine or in her home state of California.” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME, www.portlandmuseum.org

Feb 10-Mar 4
Winter Members Juried Show (part 2), media including acrylic, fine crafts, mixed media, pastel and photography. Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA. www.newburyportart.org

Feb 12-Sep 3
A Feast of Beasts, “From common pets to exotic beasts, animals have been captured visually, showcasing the ways that they are used for practical and metaphorical ends,” Works by Shelley Reed, Lee Friedlander, Jim Dine, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA, www.fitchburgartmuseum.org

Feb 18-Mar 12
Winter Wonderland, “An all Member show,” featuring “Barbara D’Antonio on the Spotlight Wall.” Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME. www.kitteryartassociation.org

Feb 18-Mar 15
Last Days on Earth: The work of Karen Jerzyk, Photographer Karen Jerzyk “presents a body of work of haunting, twisted narratives.” Opening reception February 18th 8-11pm. Eridanos, 36 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA. www.culteridanos.com

Feb 24-Mar 25
Rumpus! An Egalitarian Art show. Engine, 128 Main Street, Biddeford, ME, www.feedtheengine.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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