Member Newsletters

Jul 2017 News

(from Marie (Hogan)/McClellan)
The Star Island retreat is fast approaching. Sid Ceaser will be on the island with us to share his creative portrait lighting techniques. We will have morning still life clinics and lots of photographer fellowship. The program fee is 85.00 and rooms start at $424.00 for the three nights. Meals and tips included. If you haven’t been out for a while or if you have been wishing to come out, please join us. Any questions can be directed to Marie. 
603 851 2224
(from Renee)
My exhibit, "BOATSCAPES', at the NH Art Association, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street,  Portsmouth, NH celebrates the beauty found in an unlikely place - the hulls of boats.  After spending hours in boatyards and marinas, I have captured details found on boat hulls and transformed them into image that resemble landscapes.  They are often mistaken for paintings but they are straight photographs with no special effect filters or plug ins added.  There will be a variety of sizes and prices of work available including unframed pieces as well as several large custom framed ones.  The show runs July 5 - 30 with a reception on  July 16th 1-3.  
I was fortunate to have been asked to be one of the featured artists at the Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St, Boscawen, NH in the exhibit called Etermal Summer.  Four of my images from my 'Reflections' series are featured.  Exhibit runs July 8 - Aug 27 with opening reception Thursday, July 13, 5-7. 
(from Bev)
I’l be having a solo show at the Provident Bank in Hampton from July 5th through December. There is no reception but people are welcomed to view the show during business hours. 
Provident Bank
321 Lafayette Rd
Hampton, NH 03842
Bev Tabet
(from Susan Lirakis)
“Eternal Summer”
contemporary photography exhibit, July 8-August 27, 2017
imagery reflected in Celia Thaxter’s quote, “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.”
Six New England artists: Shawna Gibb, Renee Giffroy, Susan Lirakis, Maria Manolaros, Maxine McDonald, Jean Stimmel
Reception Thursday, July 13, 5-7pm
Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design
254 King Street
Boscawen, NH 03303
Hours: Thurs-Sat 11-5; Sun 12-4
23rd Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition - Ed Friedman Legacy
Jul 6 - Sep 1, 2017
Juried by Hamidah Glasgow, executive Director and Curator of The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
Reception July 13, 2017 7-8:30 PM
Informal Gallery Talk at 6:15 PM on July 13, 2017
VARIOUS ARTISTS, including Susan Lirakis
(Selected Artists: Anne-Laure Autin, Zeren Badar, Hannah Bates, Clare Benson, Richard Boutwell, Alexandra Broches, Robert Calafiore, Lauren Ceike, Rebecca Clark, Lisa Cohen, Virgil DiBiase, Kev Filmore, Randi Freundlich, Preston Gannaway, Randi Ganulin, Amy Giese, Leonard Greco, Joe Greene, Frank Hamrick, Robert Johnson, Gregory Jundanian, Brian Kaplan, David Kelly, Richard Kent, Barbara Kyne, Emily Hamilton Laux, Susan Lirakis, Joshua Littlefield, Ward Long, Joyce P. Lopez, Molly McCall, Alyssa Minahan, Astrid Reischwitz, Suzanne Revy, Amy Rindskopf, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Charles Rozier, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, Joshua Sarinana, Michael Seif, Wendy Seller, Karen Sparacio, Tema Stauffer, John Steck Jr., Robert Sulkin, Jane Szabo, Jerry Takigawa, Sal Taylor Kydd, David Underwood, Claire A. Warden, David Weinberg, Nina Weinberg Doran, Stuart Zaro, Ryan Zoghlin, Mary Zompetti.)
Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Hours: Tues-Sun 12-4
(Don't hesitate to register if you're interested)There are a few spots left in:
Photography: Visual Alchemy
Workshop with Jean “Gino” Miele
At North Country Studio Workshops at Bennington College, VT
January 23-23, 2018
Take your photos from “almost” to “wow!” We all use the same tools (cameras, light,
computers), so why do some photographers produce consistently exceptional work?
Because they understand the magic necessary to transform what’s in front of the camera
into a stunning photograph. Understand what you are trying to say, figure out what risks
you need to take to get there, and learn to use shooting techniques, Photoshop, and/or
Lightroom to create stronger, more striking images, and take your work to the next level.
Participants should be comfortable with their camera and with Photoshop or Lightroom.
Recognized for his finely-crafted digital photographs, JEAN MIELE’s original prints have been exhibited in galleries from New York to Norway, and acquired by collectors worldwide. “Gino” is also internationally known as an educator whose workshops demystify digital and empower students to realize their own photographic vision. Miele has taught for ICP, Adobe, Apple, Fuji & many others
(from David Speltz)
In the Galleries, Closing Sunday, July 9
The 2nd Invitational Exhibit
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.  
“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 Sunday, July 9.
In the Galleries, opening Sunday, July 16 (reception 1-4PM)
Featuring Alexandria de Steiguer, David Hiley, Bruce Parson and Peter Randall (upstairs) and juried local and regional photographers (downstairs).
Workshops at Camera Commons
September 28-October 1: Large Format Workshop (please see our website www.cameracommons.com)
November: Using Lightroom to make books (Meg Gillis, instructor)
At your convenience: One on One Workshops including Lightroom, Photoshop, Studio Lighting, Basic Digital Photography, Darkroom, Platinum Printing, and more.
Coming Soon:  Alternative printing including wetplate (watch for announcements)
Coming Soon:  Critique Day (watch for announcements)
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) 
[Editor’s note: Sarah did not provide an update to this list for July, so I’ve simply reused last month’s list, deleting shows that are no longer running.]
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
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