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Sep 2017 News

Here is the September 2017 newsletter from NHSPA. 
(from Marie (Hogan)/McClellan)
The Star Island retreat begins this coming Thursday, Sept 7, and looks like it will be a great event. We have 22 attendees at this point, which is just about our comfortable limit, but we could accept a few more. Contact me if you would like to join us: bristolphoto@hotmail.com
603 851 2224
(from Michael Sterling)
Images by a  number of NHSPA members were juried into the NHAA Parfitt photography exhibit, opening September 1. These include Michael Sterling, Ron St Jean, Richard Moore, Sarah Flause, and Kristen and Bob Burchsted. The juror for the exhibit is Gary Samson, the current NH Artist/Photographer Lauriat, NHSPA member, and recently retired head of the photography department at the NH Institute of Art.
Becky Field will have an exhibit of her photographs from her project, "Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity," at Plymouth State University in the Center Lodge building. Contact Dr. Laura Tilghman at PSU (603-535-2424) or Becky Field (603-568-3174) for gallery hours. More information about Becky's project is at www.Different RootsNH.com.
Becky will also have an exhibit in October at the Russo Gallery, Dartmouth College. Her photographs of New Hampshire's immigrants will be combined with paintings by Viktor Witkowski, lecturer in Dartmouth's Studio Art Department who works with communities to welcome refugees from Syria and Iraq. This exhibit will be up from October 17 through the Fall semester. 
Two of my Pinhole Images of Tintern Abbey in Wales have been juried into the Somerville Toy Camera Festival.  This is the 4th year I’ve participated in this fun international event held in several different galleries throughout the city.  The Opening is on Sat. Sept. 9, 2017 3-5 p.m. at the Nave Gallery located at 155 Powderhouse Blvd. in Somerville, MA 02114.  Exhibition dates are Sept. 9 - 24, 2017; Regular Hours: Sat.’s & Sun.’s 1-5 p.m.
Since 2013, the Somerville Toy Camera Festival has celebrated the quirky and creative results that can happen when photographers are forced to loosen their controls, submit to the light and embrace the accidental. Each year since, the Festival has brought a wide range of toy camera photography by US and international artists together in simultaneous shows at galleries throughout the city, and featured related programming including artist talks/panel discussions, workshops, social events, and a darkroom day.
(from Carol VanLoon) 
Thru Sep 23
Isles of Shoals, photography of the islands by Alexandra de Steiguer, David Hiley, Bruce Parson and Peter Randall in the Streetside Gallery and Islands – a juried exhibition in the Workshop Gallery, featuring work of over 25 locals artists. Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover, www.cameracommons.com
Thru Sep 24
Daniella Zalcman – Signs of Your Identity, “These multiple exposure portraits show survivors who are still fighting to overcome the memories of their residential school experiences. These individuals are reflected in the sites where those schools once stood, in the government documents that enforced strategic assimilation, in the places where today, First Nations people now struggle to access services that should be available to all Canadians. These are the echoes of trauma that remain even as the healing process begins.” Opening reception TBA. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com
Thru Sep 30
Finding Beauty in Everyday Things, photographs by Ross Alan Bachelder, RiverStones Custom Framing and the Franklin Gallery, 33 N. Main St., Rochester, www.riverstonecustomframing.com
Thru Oct 1
Brent Seabrook: The Vermont Farmwork Project, The project is an ongoing photographic exploration of farm work, farm workers and the work place on Vermont farms. Whether photographing goats in the milking parlor or giant brush piles of pruned apple wood, “my aim is to draw the eye into the image, while provoking the mind to ponder its significance.” Opening reception Sept. 1, 5:30-8:30 pm. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT, www.vcphoto.org
Thru Oct 14
Figure/Ground, “Eight artists working in the figurative tradition explore the body from a wide range of angles and in an array of mediums—including printmaking, painting, animation, photography, collage, sculpture, and drawing. Their work engages with the history of figurative art and also sheds light on both current and timeless notions of humanity.” Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA. www.montserrat.edu
Thru Oct 15
Made Masculine, “The thirteen contemporary artists in this exhibition accept the framework that masculinity is made, fashioned, and modified generation to generation. Selected works of art explore the artifice of masculinity through themes such as strength, desire, and intimacy while posing the question: What does it mean to be made masculine or to make one’s own masculinity?” Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Paul Arts Center, Durham, NH www.unh.edu
Thru Oct 22
The Summer of Love Photography and Graphic Design In celebration of the Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary, this exhibition explodes with a profusion of more than 120 posters, album covers and photographs from the transformative years around 1967. That summer, fueled by sensational stories in the national media, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood became a mecca for thousands seeking an alternative to the constrictions of postwar American society. Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
Thru Nov 5
Charles Sheeler From Doylestown to Detroit This exhibition celebrates the MFA’s unparalleled holdings of works by Charles Sheeler (1883–1965), presenting 40 photographs from three significant series created during the heyday of his career as a founder of American modernism. Alfred Stieglitz and Modern America, Featuring 36 photographs, the exhibition showcases fine examples of his New York views, portraits and photographs that Stieglitz took at his family’s country home at Lake George. Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
Aug 30-Sep 30
38th Annual Jack Parfitt Exhibition, juried photography show at the New Hampshire Art Association, 136 State St., Portsmouth. This year’s juror is Gary Samson. www.nhartassocaition.org
Sep 7-Oct 1
Photography Altelier 26 Exhibition; 11:11 Mirroring Consciousness, Tricia Gahagan, Griffin Gallery; John Chervinsky Scholarship Award Finalist 2016, Griffin Atelier Gallery; The Photography Artist Book Initiative: Antique Aviary Artist Book Dianne Yudelson, reception Sep 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org
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