• Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup
    I won't be available for this month's meeting, but Robert Minicucci has graciously offered to take over, so you're in good hands. Monthly Challenge: Our current challenge is Night Skies. Because we won't be reviewing challenge photos this month, we'll review them in December. Between now and the December meeting, take up to three photographs which somehow speak to your interpretation of the subject - please feel free to take great liberty with your interpretation of the subject. Don't be shy, we have a very encouraging group of critics and we'll all learn something from the experience. Most of all, have fun shooting! Instructions for Uploading Photos: Upload photos at www.PhotoMeets.com - an upload site for Seacoast Photographers' challenges. If you already have an account, login and add your photos. If you haven't created an account there yet, click the "Request Invite" button, add your name and email, choose a password, and you can then upload your photos. An account allows you to upload faster and will keep track of all your previous uploads. To really speed things up, size your photo files to 1000px high before uploading them. Location: We meet at the beautiful Town Hall Gallery building, directly across from the bandstand and Town Hall Offices. Park on the street or in the nearby municipal lot and walk on over - you may enter at the front or left side of the building. Other: Bring other photos if you'd like feedback or critique, and be prepared to [helpfully] critique others'. Anything photography- or photographer-related is fair game.

    Town Hall Gallery

    7 Front Street · Exeter, NH

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  • Sally Mann's "A Thousand Crossings" Exhibit at PEM
    Thanks to Ken Kartes for alerting us to this excellent photo exhibit of Sally Mann's work at the Peabody Essex Museum in downtown Salem, MA. For more than forty years, Sally Mann has made experimental and hauntingly beautiful images that have made her one of the country’s most influential and distinguished photographers. The artist’s first major traveling exhibition, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, explores themes of family, memory, mortality, and home as well as the Southern landscape as repository of personal and collective memory. Some 115 photographs — many of which have not been exhibited or published previously — offer a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievement, vision, and drive. Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition is made possible through a grant from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York, and an important contribution from Susan Whitehead. Hunt’s Photo & Video and Canon U.S.A. are the corporate sponsors of this exhibition. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation, and Susan and Appy Chandler provided generous support. We also recognize the generosity of the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum. Museum admission is $20. For more info, visit https://www.pem.org/exhibitions/sally-mann-a-thousand-crossings

    Peabody Essex Museum

    E India Square 161 Essex Street · Salem, MA

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  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup
    Monthly Challenge: Our challenge for this month's meeting is Bridges. Between now and the meeting, take up to three photographs which somehow speak to your interpretation of the subject - please feel free to take great liberty with your interpretation of the subject. Don't be shy, we have a very encouraging group of critics and we'll all learn something from the experience. Most of all, have fun shooting! Instructions for Uploading Photos: Upload photos at www.PhotoMeets.com - an upload site for Seacoast Photographers' challenges. If you already have an account, login and add your photos. If you haven't created an account there yet, click the "Request Invite" button, add your name and email, choose a password, and you can then upload your photos. Location: We meet at the beautiful Town Hall Gallery building, directly across from the bandstand and Town Hall Offices. Park on the street or in the nearby municipal lot and walk on over - you may enter at the front or left side of the building. Other: Bring other photos if you'd like feedback or critique, and be prepared to [helpfully] critique others'. Anything photography- or photographer-related is fair game.

    Town Hall Gallery

    7 Front Street · Exeter, NH

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  • Invitation to SPG Fall Show and Reception
    Main Street Art in Newfields, NH invites the Seacoast Photographers Meetup Group (SPG) to participate in a very special photographic exhibit - work of, and inspired by, Ken Kartes entitled: Beauty Around Us. Ken sees the beauty and humor around him and shares his vision on a daily basis. Go to www.KenKartes.com to see some of his work. Ken is a long-time SPG member and part of the group's first show at Main Street Art, which was that gallery’s first dedicated to photography. This exhibit celebrates his view of the world by exhibiting his work and inviting other members of the group to share theirs with his. This event will also raise funds for Ken’s medical bills. Main Street Art will be waiving their usual commission for anyone donating their proceeds sales to Ken. The opening reception will be Friday, September 14, 2018 from 5:30-7:30PM, and the show will run through Friday, October 12, 2018. Who Can Participate: The show is open to any photographer who is a member of the Seacoast Photographers, CAPE, or Newburyport Photowalks Groups. That's this Meetup group - if you're a member of this group, you may participate. If you're not a member, sign up at http://www.SeacoastPhotographers.org Submissions: Head over to PhotoMeets.com. If you have an account, please login. If not, take 30 seconds to create an account. On the console page you'll now see a section on this show. Follow the simple instructions to add your photos and join the show. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, August 11, end of day. There is a $25 entry fee via credit card to cover the show costs. All proceeds after costs will also benefit Ken. Images should represent your interpretation of the show's theme. Images must be technically proficient - blurry, out-of-focus, or otherwise technically deficient images will not be accepted. Content must avoid anything that could be construed as hateful, violent, sexual, or otherwise objectionable to the typical viewing audience. Acceptance: All entries will be judged for suitability by the show committee. Submissions that do not meet the guidelines (e.g. not a photograph, not reflecting the beauty around us, or includes something considered vulgar or inappropriate for public display, etc.) will be rejected. Also, Main Street Art holds classes for youngsters, so images need to be “G” rated. If there are too many submissions, we will try to include at least one acceptable piece per person. The decision of the judges is final. Notification of the committee's decisions on the PhotoMeets.com website no later than Wednesday, August 15. Hanging Requirements: All works must be wired for hanging. Frames are not required, but the piece must be wired for hanging. The maximum size of your work, including any mat and frame, may not exceed 24 inches along the longest dimension. Mats should be cleanly cut, frames, fully intact and unmarred, glass cleaned, canvases well stapled, and wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers or similar are not acceptable. Other forms of hanging may not be compatible with the hanging system, so have your work wired and ready for hanging. Drop-Off: Drop off your finished work at the Main Street Gallery on Monday, September 10 between 11 AM and 2 PM or Tuesday, September 11 between 5 PM and 7 PM. Parking for the Opening: We ask you to park in the municipal lot, which is on the same side of the street as the MSA gallery, but just a bit north. For details, please click here https://files.meetup.com/1528260/Main Street Art Parking Map.png Exhibit: The opening reception is set for Friday, September 14th from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Pick-Up: Pick up is Friday, October 12 between 11 AM and 1 PM, or Saturday October 13 from Noon to 2 pm. If you cannot make either of those dates, please have someone else pick up your pieces for you.

    Main Street Art

    75 Main Street · Newfields, NH

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  • Museum Trip: Clarence White and His World at the Portland Museum of Art
    This exhibition is the first in over forty years to survey the work of Clarence White (United States, 1871–1925), a founding member of the Photo-Secession, a gifted photographer known for his beautiful scenes of quiet domesticity and outdoor idylls, and a major teacher and mentor. It will survey White's career from its beginnings in 1895 in Newark, Ohio, to his death in Mexico in 1925. Thanks to Ken Kartes for making us aware of this treasure. Getting There: If you don't feel like driving, the Downeaster (http://amtrakdowneaster.com/schedules) will get you there without worry about traffic or parking. The train leaves Exeter Station at 11:29AM, arriving in Portland about an hour and a quarter later. The return train leaves Portland at 3:30PM, so you'll be home in time for dinner. Getting In: Admission if $15 for adults, $13 for seniors. Here are the details from the PMA site (or visit the PMA page here: https://www.portlandmuseum.org/exhibitions/clarence-white-and-his-world. ) Clarence White and His World will bring this essential American artist to the attention of new generations of art enthusiasts and reclaim his place in the American art canon. The exhibition will provide a fresh understanding of White's career, as shaped by the aesthetic, social, economic, technological, and political transformations of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. White's early work shares with the nascent Arts and Crafts Movement some of the most progressive values of the time, including the advocacy of hand production, closeness to nature, socialism, Japonisme, and the simple life. His move to New York in 1906 and involvement with the influential Photo-Secession group mark a fundamental shift in his production as it grew to encompass nudes made in collaboration with Alfred Stieglitz, commercial illustration for literary works, and deepening relevance to his teaching. Indeed, Clarence White the teacher has often overshadowed Clarence White the artist; this exhibition seeks to strike a new balance, demonstrating his radical techniques in both arenas. In addition to more than 100 prints, albums, and illustrated books by White himself, the exhibition will include paintings, prints, and drawings by artists who influenced or were influenced by pictorial photography, as well as photographs by White's closest friends, collaborators, and students, including Gertrude Käsebier, Alfred Stieglitz, and Alvin L. Colburn. Image: Clarence H. White (United States, 1871–1925), The Sea [Rose Pastor Stokes, Caritas Islands, Connecticut], 1909, platinum print, 24.5 x 18.5 cm. The Clarence H. White Archive, Princeton University

    Portland Museum of Art

    7 Congress Sq. · Portland, ME

  • Pub Night at the Marina
    The Seacoast Photography group doesn't meet at our usual location in July or August due to the heat and humidity in the ole Town Hall, and since so many of us are off to, or recovering from, vacations. For those of you stuck around town the third Thursday of August, come meet for a much more informal and intimate gathering at the Green Bean (http://www.nhgreenbean.com/locations--contact.html) Dockside at the Wentworth Marina in New Castle, NH. They're open 'till 9PM. There will be plenty to photograph - bring your polarizing filter - and keep in mind that marinas are near water. Last year we had a good time with nighttime photos at the marina, so bring your tripod and remote if you can stay past sunset. There will be no agenda, though the normally taboo subjects of American Idol and country music remain off limits. Save room for ice cream at The Ice House on your way home.

    Green Bean Dockside at the Wentworth Marina

    116 Morgan's Way · New Castle, NH

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  • Photo Pub Night Meeting
    This group typically meet at our usual spot in July or August due to the heat and humidity in the ole Town Hall, and since so many of us are off on, or recovering from, vacations. For those of you stuck around town the third Thursday of July, come meet for a much more informal and intimate gathering near the beach in Rye. Our own Jonathan has graciously offered the use of his sizable patio, with a large fire pit surrounded by a dozen Adirondack chairs. There's a cabin on the property capable of holding most, if not all, of us in case of inclement weather. What to Bring... Please bring grillable foods (burgers, sausages, vegetable, corn, dogs, chicken, swordfish, steak tips, etc), snacks, and/or whatever beverage you prefer to drink and share. Please bring just a tad bit extra to share with others. What to Do... Come early and walk the beach (only two blocks away), or catch the sunset when it comes. There will be no agenda, though the normally taboo subjects of politics and country music remain off limits. Don't Forget... Although we won't have a Monthly challenge slideshow during the summer, this is a good time to get some photographs for the September meeting.

    Jonathan's House (aka JED's Shed)

    91 Perkins Road · Rye, NH

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  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup
    Monthly Challenge: Our challenge for this month's meeting is Barns. Between now and the meeting, take up to three photographs which somehow speak to your interpretation of the subject - please feel free to take great liberty with your interpretation of the subject. Don't be shy, we have a very encouraging group of critics and we'll all learn something from the experience. Most of all, have fun shooting! Instructions for Uploading Photos: Upload photos at www.PhotoMeets.com - an upload site for Seacoast Photographers' challenges. If you already have an account, login and add your photos. If you haven't created an account there yet, click the "Request Invite" button, add your name and email, choose a password, and you can then upload your photos. Location: We meet at the beautiful Town Hall Gallery building, directly across from the bandstand and Town Hall Offices. Park on the street or in the nearby municipal lot and walk on over - you may enter at the front or left side of the building. Other: Bring other photos if you'd like feedback or critique, and be prepared to [helpfully] critique others'. Anything photography- or photographer-related is fair game.

    Town Hall Gallery

    7 Front Street · Exeter, NH

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  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup
    Monthly Challenge: Our challenge for this month's meeting is Abandoned. Between now and the meeting, take up to three photographs which somehow speak to your interpretation of the subject - please feel free to take great liberty with your interpretation of the subject. Don't be shy, we have a very encouraging group of critics and we'll all learn something from the experience. Most of all, have fun shooting! Instructions for Uploading Photos: Upload photos at www.PhotoMeets.com - an upload site for Seacoast Photographers' challenges. If you already have an account, login and add your photos. If you haven't created an account there yet, click the "Request Invite" button, add your name and email, choose a password, and you can then upload your photos. An account allows you to upload faster and will keep track of all your previous uploads. If you'd rather upload anonymously, simply click here (http://www.photomeets.com/mymeetups.cfm), click the "Upload Photos for this Event" button, complete the required information, upload your photos, and you're done! Location: We meet at the beautiful Town Hall Gallery building, directly across from the bandstand and Town Hall Offices. Park on the street or in the nearby municipal lot and walk on over - you may enter at the front or left side of the building. Other: Bring other photos if you'd like feedback or critique, and be prepared to [helpfully] critique others'. Anything photography- or photographer-related is fair game.

    Town Hall Gallery

    7 Front Street · Exeter, NH

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