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SPA Social Event-MSA Gallery Artist Reception for Newfields NH-A Sense Of Place

         A few personal invitations from the Artists     

Image originally posted by the incomparable Kristin Willis Burchsted:

Newfields, NH... Home of Squamscott Old Fashioned Beverages. One of the many things I learned while photographing Newfields, NH this past year. This Friday is the opening or our show at Main Street Art, "A Sense of Place". Come join myself & 4 other incredible photographers, Pat Kennedy Corlin, Michael Sterling, Gary Lamott, & Joe Perna, to show you this beautiful quaint NH Town.

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More of the beautiful imagery of Gary Lamott and and invitation to ALL:

Tonight at 5:30 PM .... Main Street Art in Newfields,NH. 5 incredible photographers. Please come and learn more about this wonderful New England town!

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A message and image from the talented Mr. Michael Sterling:

We won't have organ music. But there will be plenty of snacks and nice people at the opening reception for our show focusing on the wonderful town of Newfields, NH. It's tomorrow (Friday, May 9) at Main Street Art. Join myself & 4 other talented photographers, Pat Kennedy Corlin, Kristin Burchsted, Gary Lamott, & Joe Perna.  

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1 Small New Hampshire Town + 5 New Hampshire Photographers = 1 Wonderful Photography Exhibit! 

Tonight you can meet the artists, Kristin Willis Burchsted Michael Sterling Gary Lamott, Joe Perna and myself while we share with your our work, good food and great conversation at the "Newfields, New Hampshire - A Sense of Place" Opening Reception from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Join us at the Main Street Art Gallery in Newfields, NH. It's going to be a great night!

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"Let's Hang An Exhibit, Shall We?"

There is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing a body of work come to life on the walls of the gallery! We are all so excited to be sharing this exhibit during our opening reception this Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 PM the Maine Street Art Gallery in Newfields New Hampshire.\

Contributing Artists Gary Lamott Michael Sterling Kristin Willis Burchsted Joe Perna & Pat Kennedy Corlin

           “Newfields, New Hampshire: A Sense of Place”

What happens when five great photographers descend on one small New Hampshire town -- Newfields -- to shoot it for a year and capture its essence?  You can find out by visiting the Main Street Art Gallery, where the complete body of work will be on exhibit from May  9th through May 31st. 

Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Friday May 9th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Refreshments will be served.

More information and directions to the MSA Gallery can be found at their website

                               MEET THE ARTISTS

Kristin Willis Burchsted

Kristin, a New Hampshire native, first started photography as a teenager when given her grandfather’s 35 mm Kodakcamera. She has remained passionate about photography through the years, using both Canon and Nikon 35 mm film cameras. She moved into the digital world, and found she can express herself with her camera, much as artist uses a brush. Kristin delights in capturing ordinary events with a unique perspective. 

Kristin is a current member of the New Hampshire Art Association and the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Arts. She continues to show at many of the juried exhibitions and other group exhibits around the New Hampshire area.

Living on a sailboat facilitates Kristin’s enthusiasm for the ocean and seashore, a favorite theme in her landscape photography.

Visit the artist’s website

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Joe Perna                            


Joe is a New Hampshire based photographer working in portraiture and fine art photography, and helping businesses and individuals enhance their on-line visual presence. He work has been exhibited in galleries, shows and commercial spaces in New England, mostly Connecticut and New Hampshire. Joe is on the Board of Directors of Main Street Art, in Newfields, NH and teaches photography at MSA.

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Michael Sterling            


Michael Sterling is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association (and on its board), the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists, and the Seacoast Artist Association. He has  exhibited in local one-man and group shows, has been published in magazines and travel brochures, and his photographs are on display in the offices of Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter.

His favorite subjects include landscapes, wildlife, and the unique architecture and designs in foreign locales. He has taken portraits for small businesses, students, and models; covered local events, including the Boston-Portmouth Air Shows and the New Hampshire Film Festival; and volunteered his photographic services for a number of local non-profits.

The Newfields project is special as it has been a year-long effort, getting to know a town and its citizens, as well as the specific beauty found in surprising places in the area.

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Gary Lamott           

Gary Lamott has been a photographer for over forty years, starting with black and white film and now working exclusively with digital. He is a member of the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists (NHSPA), a Board Member of the Seacoast Artist Association (SAA) in Exeter NH and a member of the Artist Advisory Committee of Main Street Art in Newfields, New Hampshire. He is also a member of several local photo groups. 

To date he and his wife have traveled over 25,000 miles in the American Southwest, as well as New England and other places of interest. 

He is a regular contributor to Topaz Labs Software. His work has been featured in their promotions since Oct of 2013, including their February 2014 promotion in Photoshop User Magazine.

He currently has several photos on display in Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter's Art On Loan Program.


Pat Kennedy Corlin

“The artistic legacy I strive to create is a body of work honoring where I have been and all whom I have encountered along the way.” Pat Kennedy Corlin

A resident of Strafford, New Hampshire, Pat provides a wide range of private and commercial services including portraiture, event and professional real estate photography. When her feet remain on the ground, Pat can be found photographing at the Seacoast Photographer’s Studios in the historic Major Blake’s Hotel in Exeter, New Hampshire, with a special focus on both humans and pet portraiture. 

Pat will tell you that she feels complete when her work has a positive and lasting effect on others. Her love of nature, humanitarian and travel photography takes her around the globe,  photographing people, animals and landscapes in locations such as Cambodia, Africa, South America, Hawaii, Canada, the Austrian Alps, the Caribbean Islands and beyond. 

Exhibiting work around New England, Pat is currently a member of the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Arts and the Seacoast Photographers Association. 


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 We hope to see you there! 

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  • Pat C.

    What a special evening. We were all so grateful for the amazing turnout and the opportunity we were given to share our year of discovery in Newfields through our photography.

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Kristin B.

    A great show! A great town! Thank You to all who came out to see our opening & made our show a great success!! Cheers to you all!!

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Joe P.

    Great gathering

    1 · May 10, 2014

  • Gary

    Thanks to all who came to the opening of our show! We five all appreciate it so very much. We could not have done this without the support of our friends, families, the good folks of Newfields and Main Street Art! It was wonderful to hear all the positive comments from everyone.

    1 · May 10, 2014

  • David S. B.

    We have lived in Newfields for 20 years now. It was very nice to see the town in a different light. Excellent job.

    4 · May 9, 2014

  • Don F.

    Great Exhibit, I feel inspired. Thanks

    3 · May 9, 2014

  • Pat C.

    1 Small New Hampshire Town + 5 New Hampshire Photographers = 1 Wonderful Photography Exhibit! Tonight you can meet the artists, Kristin Willis Burchsted Michael Sterling Gary Lamott, Joe Perna and myself while we share with your our work, good food and great conversation at the "Newfields, New Hampshire - A Sense of Place" Opening Reception from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Join us at the Main Street Art Gallery in Newfields, NH. It's going to be a great night!

    A fee Sneak Peaks can now be found on the Meetup Event Page!

    May 9, 2014

  • Frances M. D.

    I'll be preparing for a trip. Leaving Saturday. No matter how prepared I am, the night before running around and getting little sleep.

    1 · May 3, 2014

    • Pat C.

      I know exactly what you mean Frances! It is typical of me to pull an all nighted before traveling. Feel free to drop in on the gallery upon return and check out the exhibit through May 31st!

      1 · May 3, 2014

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