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Jun 2017 News

Here is the June 2017 newsletter from NHSPA. 
(from Marie (Hogan)/McClellan)
The Star Island Retreat is Sept 7-10. Please join us for a full weekend of photographic fun, ocean breezes, sea gull squawking, and artistic rejuvenation. New photographers or seasoned are welcome. Sid Ceaser is our guest artist. He specializes in portraiture of the living and artificial/toys. He is a master at creative lighting  and can teach many of us some tricks of his craft.
This is a great time to get away to Star Island. It is less crowded than in the summer so you can easily find a rocking chair on the porch or an available tennis court. 
Sign up on StarIsland.org. Under programs look for "NHSPA Retreat Shooting Star" Pricing can be found under room and board rates, they start at $424.00 for the three nights for a shared room. There is also a parking fee of roughly $12.00 a day. 
Bring a friend who has never been out to Star and get $50.00 credit per person. Also if you are new to Star or have not been out for 3 or more years you can get 30% off your room and board. You must apply online for the discounts by August 24th.
If anyone has added questions feel free to contact me. I hope you can join us.
Marie (Hogan)/McClellan
603 851 2224 bristolphoto@hotmail.com
(from Ron St. Jean)
I am sad to share the news that our friend, long time NHSPA member Terri Donsker, passed away on Tuesday, May 16. Terri loved to travel, and often exhibited photos from her trips at the NH Art Association gallery and at our Exeter exhibits. She was particularly adept at capturing fascinating reflections in rippling water. For many years Terri provided guidance to volunteers hanging the annual NHSPA exhibit in Exeter, resulting in shows that were very thoughtfully arranged, giving each image its well deserved attention. All of us who knew Terri will certainly miss her.
[Editor's note: A scan of Terri's obituary can be found on the NHSPA facebook page.]
(from Paul)
My solo show at the Eversource corporate headquarters 
lobby in Manchester (780 N Commercial St) continues through June 20.  You 
may view a visual tour, here: 
http://www.paulwainwrightphotography.com/eversource_show_2017.shtml .
And since you are all curious photographers, here's how I created the visual 
tour.  I started with multiple images from four different vantage points, 
and combined them using Photoshop photomerge into four rather large files. 
These were then inserted into four PowerPoint slides, where I used the 
PowerPoint animation feature to pan around each image and zoom out.  I then 
saved the slideshow as a .mov video (also a feature of PowerPoint), loaded 
the video onto YouTube, then imported the video into the web page I linked 
to above.
I bet there's at least one wise guy (or gal) out there who is eager to 
inform me that there's a simpler way to do this.  Remember, I'm a dinosaur 
who still works in a darkroom.
Also, as part of a League of NH Craftsmen lecture series, I will be giving a presentation about my photography on June 
26 at the Meredith Community Center, hosted by the LNHC Meredith Fine Craft 
Gallery.  The presentation will be from 6:30 to 7:30.  The League's 
publicity poster may be viewed here: 
.  It would be nice to see some familiar faces in the audience!
[Editor’s note: Anyone who’d like to respond to Paul regarding alternate techniques for creating the type of movie he describes above is welcome to send me your response and I’ll include it in next month’s newsletter. I’d also welcome any other submissions similar to Paul’s on techniques for other types things that might be of interest to this newsletter’s recipients. djm@ClearEyePhoto.com .] 
(From Norm Ramsey)
I will be sharing the Main Gallery space with 7 other artists
(including photographers Cynnie Irwin and Joanna Novembrino ) for this month's show.
My exhibit is entitled, " Expressions -Emotive Intimation".
Opening Reception is on Friday, June 2nd from 5-8:00pm
at the Lincoln Levy Gallery, State Street, Portsmouth, NH
The Exhibit will run through Jul1 1st.
(from John Hoglund)
June 16 - July 8
New Hampshire Institute of Art is presenting Certificates of Photography 
to Sharon Huntington, Charlene Graham, and John Hoglund.  The 
certificate exhibit will be on display at the Roger Williams Gallery on 
Amherst Street in Manchester from June 16 through July 8.  The Exhibit 
Opening Reception will be held on Friday June 23 from 6-8pm.
Also, these two calls for entry are coming up quickly.
New Hampshire Art Association Sheafe Warehouse Show drop off -- June 17 
and 18
Barn Gallery Open Regional Juried Show drop off -- June 25
(from David Speltz)
2nd Invitational Exhibit and Gallery Talk, Sunday, June 4, 2-4PM
Camera Commons regularly invites local and regional photographers to display a relatively large body of work in our Workshop Gallery.  Once a year we review the NHSPA (New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists) Exeter show held in January and select 2-4 photographers who have exhibited work of note that year.
This year, Camera Commons is happy to welcome Bob Burchsted, Kristin Burchsted and Christy Utter,  photographers for our 2nd Invitational Exhibit.  Bob, Kristin and Christy brings their views of the world in this exhibit. Kristin creates much of her work near the water. Robert credits his wife Kristin with expanding his photography world. Christy Utter has always had an interest in historic photography processes, including many photographs taken with a pinhole camera.  Kristin, Bob and Christy will present their talk Sunday, June 4 from 2-4 PM in our Workshop Gallery (lower level, parking in the rear with easy access).  Please join us as two of our NHSPA members discuss their fine work.
The talk is open to the public and is free.  We hope you will join us to hear and meet these fine, local photographers.  The exhibit is open through July 16.
“Space is a multilayered word. It can be an action, feeling, a state of mind or an area with potential. It can be occupied or rented. Space can also be a void. It is the gap between words, teeth, parked cars, or the area beyond earth’s air….Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography.
Camera Commons is pleased to present Space an exhibition of regional photographers curated by the Griffin Museum of Photography in our Streetside (upstairs) Gallery.  The exhibit is open through July 16.
Camera Commons Call for Art: Islands
Camera Commons is calling for photographs of Islands for our Workshop Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from July 16—Sept. 24, 2017. An artist reception In conjunction with our Isles of Shoals show in the Streetside Gallery will be July 16, 1-4 p.m.
Deadline for submissions is midnight, June 25. The submissions will be juried by the Camera Commons staff with selection notification by July 1. Selected images will be shown on the wall (framed photograph supplied by the photographer by July 13) 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.
Camera Commons Facilities
Our facilities are open Thursday - Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 12-5, and by appointment.  Including two galleries, Camera Commons provides resources for digital and darkroom printing, Platinum pricing, extensive scanning facilities, and workshops.  Reach us at info@cameracommons.com or (603) 842-4713.  Our website (which is having some hiccups lately) is www.cameracommons.com
(from Sarah Flause) 
Thru Jun 1
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, inside Hotel Commonwealth, 502 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, www.panopticongallery.com 
Thru Jun 10
Maine Media Workshops & College Professional Certificate Program Exhibition, “featuring Abigail Fox, Niko Hample, Eric Newton, Nils Tcheya, Nina Poole,” Opening reception June 2 5-7pm, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com
Thru June 10
Becky Fields: Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire Cultural Diversity, “My photographs show the beauty, vitality and economic contributions of the immigrant and refugee communities,” says Fields.  “Cultural and ethnic diversity has been an important part of NH’s history, and continues to make our state a more interesting place for all of us.” Epson Public Library, 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 Jun 24
Olivia Parker: Vanishing in Plain Sight, Robert Klein Gallery, 38 Newbury Street, 4th Foor, Boston, MA. www.robertkleingallery.com
Thru Jun 25
Photosynthesis XII, “a collaboration of Burlington High School and Winchester High School,” reception June 8th, 7-8:30pm, Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org
Thru Jun 28
Carl Austin Hyatt: Salt/Sea/Stone, “an exhibition of contemporary landscape photography by the artist Carl Austin Hyatt. The exhibition features a selection of black and white photographs made using a large format view camera.  The masterfully printed images are rich in tonality and monumental in scale. Hyatt faithfully captures the subject in front of the camera, but the artist also advocates for a deeper sense of communion with the landscapes he photographs.” Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME, www.ogunquitmuseum.org
Thru Jul 5
Looking At Looking: An AIPAD Review, featuring: Diane Arbus, Brassaï, Stephan Brigidi, Mark Cohen, Mario Cravo Neto, Robert Doisneau, Walker Evans, Bill Jacobson, Yousuf Karsh, Helen Levitt, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, August Sander, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Gregory Vershbow, and Francesca Woodman, Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri, 500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA. www.robertkleingallery.com
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 Jul 9
Space, “A curated show from the Griffin Museum of Photography.” Streetside Gallery and 2nd Invitational Show, featuring work of Kristin Burchsted, Robert Burchsted and Christy Utter, Workshop Gallery, Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com
Thru Jul 22
June.July – Inherent Vitality, featuring artists: Julie Brook Alexander, Bob Avakian, Brenda Bancel, Robert Beck and Sarah Beck, Richard Cohen, Katherine Downey Miller, Steven Duede, Philip Gerstein, Jeffrey Heyne, Colleen Mothander, Joshua Raiffe, Neal Rantoul, and Jane Yudelman, 555 Gallery, 555 East 2nd Street, Unit 1, Boston, MA. www.555gallery.com
Thru Jul 23
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… including works from artists such as Sally Mann and Richard Misrach.” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME, www.portlandmuseum.org
Thru Jul 30
Memory Unearthed – The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, “Memory Unearthed” offers an extraordinarily rare glimpse of life inside the Lodz Ghetto during its existence from 1940 to 1944, through the lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross (1910–1991)” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
Thru 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
Thru Sep 4
Mosaic: Exploring Our Multicultural Neighborhood, “to promote appreciation and inclusion of other cultures through the arts…to raise visitors’ awareness and stimulate their curiosity to know more about the culture of the indigenous people who lived here before the arrival of European… artists include Vita Lane, Teri Weidner, Robert Squire, Taylore Kelly, Jeannie Brett, Joe Reardon and Tess Feltes,” Gallery 6, Children’s Museum, 6 Washington Street, Dover, NH. www.childrens-museum.org 
Thru 2017
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.” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
Jun 2-Jul 2
Seeing the River: The Connecticut River in Brattleboro, an exhibition celebrating “the Connecticut River, the backbone of the town of Brattleboro and a source of inspiration and meaning for the community…features photographs taken alongside the river and on the Island by long-time Brattleboro resident and photographer Robert F. George as well as historical images from the Brattleboro Historical Society. Artists Elizabeth Billings, Evie Lovett and Andrea Wasserman will also be represented in the exhibition.” Opening reception June 2nd, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT, www.vcphoto.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. 
The newsletter will usually be sent out around the 29th of each month. If you have info you'd like included, please email it to David J Murray (djm@ClearEyePhoto.com) by the 26th of the month. Please use the items above as a guide for writing yours. We hope there will be many contributions!
Please send comments/suggestions/questions about these newsletters to me (David J. Murray). Your feedback is most welcome!
- David J. Murray