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Summer Schedule

PHOTOSTOP will be open sporadically over the summer months. During July, opening on the First Friday, July 6th, from 6-8 pm, we’ll be showing new work by Neal Rantoul. Hours after the First Friday opening evening will be by chance or by appointment through July and August.

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PhotoSlam 2012 People’s Choice Award Announced

Congratulations to Colleen Kilbreath for winning the People’s Choice Award during our PhotoSlam!

"Sven"©Colleen Kilbreath

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Revised Gallery Hours in May

The gallery will be closed this Weds. & Thurs. 5/16 and 5/17, reopening this coming Friday 12-6 & Saturday 12-6. We will also be closed May 24, 25, and 26 of the Memorial Day week/weekend. We’re open the following week (last week of May) Weds. through Fri.12-5, as per normal. Closing of the Slam is Friday, June 1.

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PhotoSlam 2012 Jurors’ Awards

We’re very pleased to announce that the following photos in our PhotoSlam 2012 have received awards from the jury:

10 and under group: Ella and Farren Stainton

"Love" (above) and "Sister" (below)

Teenage group: Asa Waterworth

"The Blue Stairs"

Adult group: Shawna Gibbs

"Summer Rain, 2011"

Congratulations to our award winners and to all the photographers who have made our Slam such a huge success! Remember to come in and vote before June 1 for our Peoples’ Choice award.

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PhotoSlam 2012 has record number of photographs on display!

The third Upper Valley PhotoSlam 2012 exhibit will be on display beginning May 4th at the PHOTOSTOP Gallery.  An opening reception, open to the general public, is scheduled for May 4 (a White River Junction, VT First Friday) from 5-8 pm. The exhibit continues through June 1, 2012. Music, food, and award presentations will all be part of the opening night festivities.

Gallery Director Lia Rothstein put out a call for photographers of all ages and levels of experience to submit their photos for this third annual photo event. Over 115 photographers of all ages (5 to who knows what), amateur to pro and everything in between, shared their photos for inclusion in the popular PhotoSlam event.

The Gallery had pledged to print at least one image from each photographer and, as a result, there will be over 185 photographs with diverse imagery on display once again. Color, black and white, and digitally manipulated images will all be shown.

Gallery hours are Weds. through Saturday from  12-5 pm during exhibitions. On First Fridays and opening nights, the gallery is open until 8 pm. Other hours are available by appointment.

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Amy Thompson Avishai’s Opening Reception photos

Photo credits: Leah Berry, Matt Bucy, and Lia Rothstein

Gallery visitors had a wonderful time at our opening reception on April 13th for Amy Thompson Avishai’s photography exhibit. Dartmouth professors Jamila Chahboun and Diana Abouali joined Amy for a panel discussion on the education of girls in rural Morocco. Soulful Celtic and folk music by Cut the Mustard (aka Cindy Crawford and Wayne Cripps) contributed to the festive mood. The exhibit continues through April 29. Extended gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday noon-5 and by appointment through the end of the month in tandem with the WRIF festival.

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PhotoSlam entries are now closed.

Thanks to all who entered our PhotoSlam 2012! Participants will be notified by April 10 which photos will be printed and hung in the gallery. Mark your calendars now for the Opening Party on May4th from 5-8 pm. It’s going to be an awesome event!

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Wanted: Students, Pros, Amateurs, & Photo Fanatics . . . for our Third Annual PhotoSlam 2012!

Hurry! Hurry!

Just a couple of days (3 and counting) left to enter …… be a part of PhotoSlam 2012!

What’s in YOUR Camera? Show Us!

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been shooting.

Join in our PhotoSlam 2012 and at least one image from each photographer will be printed and shown in the PHOTOSTOP Gallery from May 4-26 during our community Slam!  You must be a full or part-time resident of the Upper Valley region to participate. Photographers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to enter. We’re hoping to continue the tradition of creating a unique exhibition for our area, showcasing the wide variety of photographs residents of all ages from the area are making and to provide a way that photographers can share them with each other. Last year we had over 100 photographers aged 6 to 80 submit work for the PhotoSlam and we printed and hung over 200 photographs on the gallery walls! This year we’re hoping to have at least 200 photographers submit work to the Slam so please tell your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers! This is a chance to share your images with our whole community.

The submission deadline is March 25 at midnight. Regrettably, no submissions can be accepted after this date/time. Entry images can be submitted by email (instructions are below in the downloadable PDF entry form) or they can be delivered to the Gallery in person on a CD with a completed entry form. Click on the link here: UV PhotoSlam 2012 Entry Form to download the entry form with all the details or write us at photostopvt@gmail.com and request that a form be emailed to you. Alternatively, you can just stop by the Gallery and pick up an entry form on our door. The entry fee, which covers the cost of printing your accepted photo/s, refreshments at the opening reception, and promotional expenses is $20, or $10 if you’re age 17 or under. You can pay via PayPal here on the website or send a check. Details are on the entry form.

The Opening reception for the PhotoSlam will be May 4  (a White River Junction First Friday) from 5-8 pm so come join in the fun with your friends and family! We’ll also be hosting an awesome Closing party on May 26th!

To pay the Slam entry fee through our website, click PayPal button below. If you experience difficulty with the PayPal site, log into your PayPal account and create an e-check which can then be sent to photostopvt@gmail.com. If this still doesn’t work, you can send in a check but it must be received through the mail by Wednesday in order to qualify. Checks can always be slipped under the gallery door if you prefer. Payment options are detailed on the entry form.

PhotoSlam 2012 Entry Fee

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April Exhibit

NOTED PHOTOGRAPHER AMY THOMPSON AVISHAI TO EXHIBIT AT PHOTOSTOP GALLERY


Amy Thompson Avishai, a Boston-based photographer and instructor of photography at Mass Art, will be exhibiting her work at the PHOTOSTOP Gallery in a show titled Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco from April 7-29. An opening reception and gallery talk with the artist will be held on Friday, April 13 from 5-8 with a gallery talk at 7pm. Professors Diana Abouali and Jamila Chahboun, who teach Arabic in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures at Dartmouth College, will be joining Ms. Thompson at the opening. A panel discussion will be held which will provide a deeper understanding of and context for the images. The public is cordially invited to attend and participate in the discussion.

Thompson, who formerly worked as a photographer for the New York Times and the Valley News, will be exhibiting images made during a year she spent in Morocco documenting the education of Muslim girls under a Fulbright grant. This series has been recognized by Critical Mass-Top 50 Photographers 2006, The Griffin Museum of Photography, The International Museum of Women, and The Photo Resource Center, and is featured on  photobetty and SocialDocumentary.net. Recently the photographer received two Prix de la Photographie awards for her work and she previously received the Paul Schutzer Memorial Award for advanced documentary work and was a featured photographer in National Geographic Magazine.

In conjunction with her exhibit at PHOTOSTOP, the artist will be teaching a workshop called “Documenting Family and Friends” on April 14 and 21. For registration details please contact the gallery. A selection of her ongoing series, My Own, photographs of her family, will be on display in the Corridor Gallery at PHOTOSTOP.

Documenting Family and Friends

Saturday, April 14 from 11-4 and Saturday, April 21 from 11-5, $200.

How does access, intimacy and knowing your subject affect image making? How can we make photographs of children and others close to us that transcend the snapshot? Students will photograph their family and/or friends while exploring emotion, relationships, context, and what it means to incorporate themselves into the work.

This will be a workshop over two days to allow time for creating new photographs.  On the first day (4/14), we will view and discuss the work of prominent photographers who have photographed their families.  Students should arrive the first day with no more than 10 photographs they have previously made of their families or friends.

On the second day (4/21), students will bring an edited collection of images made over the week.  We will review and analyze each student’s photographs as we consider composition, approach, meaning, emotional impact and other elements that make a compelling image.  We’ll also discuss the challenges and advantages of photographing people we know. Students should have a good working knowledge of their camera equipment. Photographs can be shared digitally or as work prints.

Contact the gallery to register by calling 802.698.0320 or emailing photostopvt@gmail.com.

PHOTOSTOP Gallery hours are Weds. through Saturday from 12-5 pm during exhibitions. On First Fridays and opening nights, the gallery will be open until 8 pm. Other hours are available by appointment. For additional information, call 802.698.0320.

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Now Registering for New Classes

Learn How to Use Your Digital Camera with Lia Rothstein

Mondays from 6-9 pm. March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2. Limited to 8 students. Five sessions, 3 hours each=15 class hours, $300

Are you puzzled by all the features on your digital camera? Terrified by the manual? Learn what the dials and menus mean on your camera and how to use them effectively in this popular class. Topics to be covered include image resolution, file formats, storage media, ISO, white balance, color spaces, sharpening, metering systems, histograms, exposure compensation, shooting modes & so much more! Since it’s spring, we’ll be able to go out shooting around the Tip Top Building to try out camera settings. We’ll also look at the work of famous photographers and assess what makes their work stand out and how they use composition and photographic technique to achieve what they want to say in their images.

Photoshop Elements Basics Class Using Elements 10 (the current version) on a laptop (PC or Mac) with Lia Rothstein THERE ARE TWO SPOTS LEFT IN THIS CLASS.

Wednesdays, 6-9 pm, starting April 4 through May 9 (no class May 2). Limited to 8 students. Five sessions, 3 hours each=15 instructional hours, $300

Learn how to work with your photographs and digital files in this class using Photoshop Elements. We’ll cover downloading photos from your camera, managing and organizing images, color and contrast correction using Levels and Curves, working with layers, sharpening, basic digital retouching, and much more!

To register, contact the Gallery by emailing photostopvt@gmail.com.

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ANNOUNCING……… a workshop with exhibiting artist Amy Thompson Avishai

Documenting Family and Friends

Saturday, April 14 from 11-4 and Saturday, April 21 from 11-5, $200.

How does access, intimacy and knowing your subject affect image making? How can we make photographs of children and others close to us that transcend the snapshot? Students will photograph their family and/or friends while exploring emotion, relationships, context, and what it means to incorporate themselves into the work.

This will be a workshop over two days to allow time for creating new photographs.  On the first day (4/14), we will view and discuss the work of prominent photographers who have photographed their families.  Students should arrive the first day with no more than 10 photographs they have previously made of their families or friends.

On the second day (4/21), students will bring an edited collection of images made over the week.  We will review and analyze each student’s photographs as we consider composition, approach, meaning, emotional impact and other elements that make a compelling image.  We’ll also discuss the challenges and advantages of photographing people we know. Students should have a good working knowledge of their camera equipment. Photographs can be shared digitally or as work prints.

Contact the gallery to register by calling 802.698.0320 or emailing photostopvt@gmail.com.

Amy Thompson Avishai is a Boston-based photographer and instructor of photography at Mass Art. She will be exhibiting images made during a year she spent in Morocco documenting the education of Muslim girls under a Fulbright grant at PHOTOSTOP from April 7-29 in a show titled Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco. The opening reception is Friday, April 13 from 5-8 with a gallery talk by the artist at 7pm.

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Congratulations!

We’re excited to announce that Devora Gronauer of Hanover, NH is the winner of our raffle for a $100 gift certificate to PHOTOSTOP! She’ll be able to use the certificate for classes or tutoring at PHOTOSTOP within the coming year. Our spring classes and workshops will be listed in late January so stay tuned!

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December 2011 Opening Photos

We had a wonderful crowd at our First Friday exhibit opening on Dec.2nd! It was a true party with the amazing photographs of Neal Rantoul, music by JulieVelie, Laura Simon and Bob Vogel, spirits of the season, beautiful hand-made cards and other printed items by Cindy Crawford, Mark Council, Carla Kimball, and Anne Davey, and the energized gallery visitors, who came out in droves to support the arts.

Special kudos to Dave Clark for organizing all the musicians who played throughout White River Junction that night.

THANKS TO ALL FOR SUCH A FUN EVENING!

GALLERY HOURS THROUGH DEC. 22 WED – SAT 12-5PM
Art and gift certificates make great gifts. Shop local, support your community!

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Neal Rantoul returns to exhibit at PHOTOSTOP

Neal Rantoul, a career photographer and director of the Photography Program at Northeastern University in Boston, will be showing his photographs in a show titled “Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, (Oh My!)” at  PHOTOSTOP from December 2nd through December 22nd. An opening reception for the artist will be held on December 2nd (a WRJ First Friday) from 5-8 pm with a gallery talk at 6:30 pm. There will be live music, holiday spirits (yes, finally !) and all are invited to attend.

Rantoul previously exhibited his popular wheat field photographs for PHOTOSTOP’S inaugural show, and returns with “Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, (Oh My!)”, comprised of photographs taken in 17 different Cabela’s stores since 2004. The Cabela’s photographs contrast fact and fiction with both beauty and humor. They are both too real to be fake and too fake to be real. The taxidermy and the enacted displays of animals in their habitat comment on the current state of our natural environment and our management of the resources we have.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Rantoul will be doing portfolio reviews of photographers’ works by appointment on December 3rd from 10am – 4pm.  A half-hour session with the photographer is available for $50. For registration information, contact Lia at PHOTOSTOP at 802.698.0320.

Rantoul’s work is held in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum at Harvard, the Kunsthaus in Zurich, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and many others. He has had numerous one-person exhibitions, judged many photography competitions, and served on the Board of Directors at the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA. A monograph of his photographs, “American Series”, was published in 2006. Currently a 30-year retrospective of Neal’s work is on exhibit at Northeastern University through Dec. 5, 2011 and his website is http://www.nealrantoul.com/.

Cards, calendars, and books for sale!
We’re delighted to be offering the beautiful cards and calendars of local photographers Cindy Crawford, Anne Davey, Carla Kimball and Mark Council for sale during our December exhibit starting this Friday, Dec. 2nd. These beautiful images and finely crafted items are perfect for gift giving or for any time of the year. We’ll also have books featuring the photography of Neal Rantoul, Suzanne Opton, Keith Johnson and other photographers available for purchase. Terrific for the photo-loving people in your life!

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Emma Jane Levitt Prints & Photographs Benefit Sale during October

During October PHOTOSTOP will be selling many of the surviving photographs and prints of artist Emma Jane Levitt whose home and artwork were recently damaged in a fire in Seattle, Washington. The proceeds of the sale will go directly to the artist to help her replace her lost photographic and art equipment and supplies. An opening reception will be October 7th from 5-8 pm, a White River Junction First Friday. The public is invited to attend.

Emma Levitt is the recipient of numerous awards in printmaking and photography including the Seattle Print Arts Scholarship, Wellesley College Book Award and 4Culture Individual Artist Project Award. Her work has been exhibited at The Center for Wooden Boats, Dartmouth College, and in galleries both nationally and internationally. Ms. Levitt earned a BFA at Washington University in St. Louis and M.Ed. at the University of Washington with a focus in education, environment and community.

Levitt’s prints are photographs taken with an antique Czech camera, aquatints, woodcuts, and collographs, some with etching, relief and collage components. Her work can be seen at: http://emmajanelevitt.com.

During this special sale our hours will be variable. Hours during October will be by chance or by appointment. Call us at 802.698.0320 to see if we’re here or to schedule a time to see Emma’s work.

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PHOTOSTOP Gallery Wins Award for the Best Art Exhibit of the Year

Thank you Upper Valley! Last night we won an Owl Award for the best art exhibit of 2011 in the Upper Valley for our exhibit of Suzanne Opton’s powerful portraits in her Soldier/Many Wars series during June and July of this year. We are very gratified by this award because the votes were cast by community members. To me, the award demonstrates that gallery visitors appreciate exhibits that leave a lasting impression, are thought-provoking, and sometimes, difficult from an emotional standpoint. Thanks to Suzanne for being willing to show her work here in Vermont, to all those who voted for the exhibit, and to The Complete Hoot publication for sponsoring the award. Lia Rothstein, Director

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The Worldwide Photo Walk is Oct. 1&2 and we’re doing it again!

PHOTOSTOP Gallery will once again be a local site host for the Fourth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk on Sunday, October 2, from 4:30-6:30 pm. Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk is the world’s largest global social photography event. It takes place on the same day around the world when photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather to socialize, learn new tips from each other, and explore their corner of the world through photography.

Last year’s event attracted more than 30,000 walkers who took over 6,000,000 photographs in 1,000 locations around the world. The White River Junction Walk will be led by local photographer Rob Strong and will feature a Walk around White River Junction, VT that will explore some familiar and some undiscovered gems of the Upper Valley. The Walk is designed as a free and fun social event for people to just get out and take pictures together. Last year was a blast!

For more information about the event go to http://worldwidephotowalk.com/ where you can watch a fun video about the Walk itself and find the White River Junction Walk location on the map.  The Walk is free and open to anyone who has a camera but participation is limited to the first 50 participants who sign up through the Worldwide Photo Walk website. Here’s a direct link to the White River Junction’s Walk sign-up: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/white-river-junction-vt-united-states-tip-top-building/

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New Fall Classes

Learn How to Use Your Digital Camera with Lia Rothstein

Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 pm. Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29, and Dec. 6. Limited to 8 students. 12.5 class hours, $250

Are you puzzled by all the features on your digital camera? Terrified by the manual? Learn what the dials and menus mean on your camera and how to use them effectively in this popular class.

Topics to be covered include image resolution, file formats, storage media, ISO, white balance, color spaces, sharpening, metering systems, histograms, exposure compensation, shooting modes & so much more! Since it’s early fall, we’ll be able to go out shooting around the Tip Top Building to try out camera settings. We’ll also look at the work of famous photographers and assess what makes their work stand out and how they use composition and photographic technique to achieve what they want to say in their images.


How to Work With Online Publishers (Print on Demand) to Create a Book of Your Photos and/or Other Artwork with Lia Rothstein

November 5th (date change) 10-4pm Limited to 10 participants. $125

Learn how to work with online book publishers to create your own book of photos or artwork. Whether you have family photos or a portfolio of your latest art or photo work, in this class you’ll learn strategies for creating a beautiful book you can use for gifts, clients, or your next exhibition. We’ll cover how to work with the best online publishers, designing your book, working with typefaces, color management of the images, and many other topics. The timing of this class is designed so you’ll have plenty of time after the workshop to create a book and have it printed in time for holiday giving!

Lia Rothstein is PHOTOSTOP’s Director and has been a photographer for over 30 years. She teaches classes in art centers and colleges throughout New England.

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Above photo: Nantucket, 2010 ©Neal Rantoul

Neal’s website is: http://www.nealrantoul.com/ .

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“Light-Struck: Abstract Photography Today” On Exhibit During September

Light-Struck: Abstract Photography Today, a juried exhibition, is on display at PHOTOSTOP from September 2-30, 2011. Installation views of the exhibit are above. Click on the photo to see the entire view.

The Light-Struck exhibition features photographs that are, as scholar and curator Lyle Rexer said in his book The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, “photographs without pictures, or rather, photographs that refuse to disclose fully the images they contain”. The chosen photographs have come to the PHOTOSTOP gallery from all over the continental United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Brazil and will display a wide variety of techniques and approaches to the medium.

Here are the photographers whose work is included in the exhibit with links to their websites:

Jessica Adams

Matthew Albritton

Julie Anand & Damon Sauer – Juror’s Prize

Allison Andrews

Philip Augustin

Natasha Bacca

Terri Bright

Eva Brown

Linda Bryan

Marcia Cohen

Djorn Crown

Anne Davey

Catherine Fairchild

Loren Fender

Matt Gehring

Denis Hagen

Evan Hume

Cassandra Kapsos

Yong Hee Kim

Edward Kinney

Nick Kline

Michael Krulwich

Susan Lee

Debra Levie

Bruce McKaig

Barbara Milot

Joseph Minek

Ed Mitchell

Lee Musgrave

Leo Rivas

Katherine Sifers

Antonio Wolff

Stephenie Zentara

Zelda Zinn

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New PHOTOSTOP July Hours

The exhibit Soldiers/Many Wars, photographs by Suzanne Opton,  continues through July but our hours will change. Beginning July 1 we will be open “by chance or by appointment” only. To schedule a time to see the exhibit call 802.698.0320, email us at photostopvt@gmail.com, or just stop by to see if we’re at the gallery. If we’re here we’ll be happy to show you the exhibit.

The gallery will be closed for August as we prepare for Light-Struck: Abstract Photography Today, our juried September exhibit which opens on the First Friday that month, September 2.

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Renowned Photographer Suzanne Opton to Exhibit Work at PHOTOSTOP Gallery during June and July 2011

Suzanne Opton, a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, will be exhibiting photographs from her Soldier and Many Wars series at the PHOTOSTOP Gallery in White River Junction, VT from June 3 through July 30, 2011. An opening reception will be held on June 3rd from 5-8 pm and the artist will discuss her work at 5:30 that evening in the gallery. The public is invited to attend.

Opton’s work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Museum, Fotomuseum Winterthur, the Library of Congress, the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Smithsonian, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum, among many others. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her widely acclaimed Soldier billboards were presented in eight cities in 2008 – 2010.  Opton is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography, New York. Her book Soldier / Many Wars will be available from Decode Books in the fall of 2011.

In Suzanne Opton’s exhibit at PHOTOSTOP, selections will be shown from two bodies of work. The Soldier series features close-up portraits of soldiers who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Her Many Wars series focuses on veterans who are mostly from our region and who served in WWII, the Cold War, Vietnam, or in Iraq/Afghanistan. Most are seeking treatment for combat trauma that is either very fresh or has haunted them for a lifetime. In addition, several Opton photographs of Vermont residents will be shown in the PHOTOSTOP Corridor Gallery in conjunction with the White River Independent Film Festival’s screening of “Last Stand Farmer”, on which Opton collaborated.

In tandem with the exhibition at PHOTOSTOP, Opton will be teaching a workshop titled “Playing with the Portrait” on June 4 & 5. Contact the Gallery for more details. Suzanne’s website is: http://www.suzanneopton.com/.

Caption, above featured photo:  Soldier: Kimball – 287 Days in Afghanistan

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Photographer Keith Johnson to Exhibit in May

Amy Rahn’s review of this show for the 7 Days newspaper was just posted @ http://www.7dvt.com/2011keith-johnson-photostop. Check it out!

Acclaimed photographer Keith Johnson will be exhibiting his work at the PHOTOSTOP Gallery in White River Junction, VT from May 6 to the 28th in a show titled “The Photograph: Extended”. Opening night of the exhibition will be on May 6 from 5-8 with a gallery talk with the artist at 7pm.

Keith Johnson received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, following a year at Visual Studies Workshop with Nathan Lyons. During the summer, Johnson works at Visual Studies Workshop, Maine Media Workshops, Penland School of Crafts, and the Jackson Hole Art Association. Recent shows were held at CEPA Gallery, FotoFest, George Eastman House and the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Nelson Hancock Gallery in Brooklyn, and Wall Space Gallery in Seattle. He is the recipient of a Connecticut Commission on Arts Fellowship and an Artist Residency at Light Work.  Johnson’s work, shown at the PHOTOSTOP Gallery, will be reviewed in the May/June issue of Art New England magazine.

Johnson’s photographic work includes captivating landscapes and entertaining subjects. His latest work, which will be showcased in his show at the PHOTOSTOP Gallery, consists of the use of extended imagery. He uses variations on themes, sometimes with a touch of humor, in order to create sequences and assemblages, often arranged in a grid. Common visual threads in his work include surfaces, objects, people, places, and accidental discoveries. Keith’s website is http://www.keithjohnsonphotographs.com/.

Along with the exhibition at PHOTOSTOP, Johnson will be teaching a unique workshop titled “Lightroom and Landscape: A Perfect Match”.  The workshop will be held on May 7 and 8 from 10-4. More information about the class can be found below or in the classes section on our website. There are a few spaces left in the workshop. If you are interested please contact Lia Rothstein at photostopvt@gmail.com  to register.

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Call for Abstract Photography Entries! Deadline June 15, 2011 by midnight! West Coast folks and others, you can submit up until midnight in your time zone since we didn’t specify. Yay!

We’re announcing a call for entries for our second juried show, Light-Struck: Abstract Photography Today, which will be exhibited in the Gallery in September 2011. For this exhibition PHOTOSTOP is seeking photographs that are, as scholar and curator Lyle Rexer said in his book on abstract photography (see paragraph below), “photographs without pictures, or rather, photographs that refuse to disclose fully the images they contain”.  Entries must be photo-based processes, either traditionally captured with film or on a digital sensor, created in a darkroom, or achieved through other light-based photographic methods.

Considered a pioneer in the camera-less photogram and lens-based Polaroid photographic and contemporary art field, juror Ellen Carey is an internationally and nationally recognized artist, whose work (1978-2010) has been the subject of forty-six one-person exhibitions in museums, alternative spaces and commercial galleries and several hundred group exhibitions. Carey is an Associate Professor of Photography at the Hartford Art School.  A book highlight includes The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography by Lyle Rexer (Aperture Foundation, mentioned above), also a group exhibition on tour. Rexer states: “Ellen Carey is among this country’s most committed experimental photographers.” Carey will choose approximately 30 photographs, depending on sizes, for exhibition during the show. We’re delighted that she has agreed to jury our exhibition. In addition, both the images selected for the exhibition and 20-30 additional photos will be featured on our website.

To download the Light-Struck: Abstract Photography Today exhibition prospectus, click here: abstractprospectus.

For information about PHOTOSTOP Gallery click here: About Photostop.

The entry fee is $30 for up to 3 entries, additional entries $5 each, maximum of 5 submissions. To pay the entry fee through PayPal here on our site. Follow the link here:

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PhotoSlam Opening Night

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PhotoSlam opening postponed to April 2 from 5-8

Due to the approaching snowstorm we’ve had to postpone the PhotoSlam opening to Saturday evening, April 2, from 5-8pm. Hope to see you all there!

Lia Rothstein, PHOTOSTOP Director

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Thank You Upper Valley!

UVPhotoSlam 2011 submissions are now officially closed. Over 100 photographers of all ages submitted photos to this year’s Slam which opens on April 1 from 5-8 pm. The photos are beautiful, funny, creative mysterious, and dynamic. Come see them for yourself and we’ll see you at the Slam!

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Seeing with New Eyes with Carla Kimball

May 8, 4-7pm and Wednesday evenings 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, & 6/1 from 7-8:30 pm
9 instructional hours, $175, limited to 8 students, A materials list sent upon registration.

The advent of the digital camera has made photography much more accessible to everyone.  But what do we take photos of?  Snapshots of friends and family? Scenic views? Beautiful sunsets?

In this class we’ll learn look at the world differently. Drawing on contemplative photography practice and influenced by the Buddhist Miksang approach to photography, we’ll discover the beauty and mystery in the ordinary.  This is not a technique class, although we might touch on technique as we seek to refine an image.  This is not a composition class, although we might consider small tweaks to an image to improve its composition. This IS a class where you’ll practice becoming quiet inside so that you can truly see what’s in front of you and discover the wealth of imagery that’s always right there if you just pay attention.

During the first (3-hour) session we’ll do a series of exercises with and without the camera to help you begin to look at the world differently. For the remaining 4 sessions we’ll review images you bring in to class in response to thematic weekly assignments.  During the final session we’ll invite friends and family to a slide show of each persons favorite images from the class.

Carla Kimball has a degree in Counseling/Psychology and a specialization in Expressive Therapy. As a long time practitioner of the contemplative arts (meditation, tai chi, yoga), a facilitator of group experience, and a photographer of ordinary things, Carla has experienced the power of photography to quiet the mind.  Two years ago she began a daily photo blog, not only as an vehicle for sharing her photographs, but also as a venue in which to practice crafting good questions and deep thought.

Learn How to Use Your Digital Camera with Lia Rothstein

Thursday Evenings: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 6-9 pm
15 class hours, $300

Are you puzzled by all the features on your digital camera? Terrified by the manual? Learn what the dials and menus mean on your camera and how to use them effectively in this popular class.

Topics to be covered include image resolution, file formats, storage media, ISO, white balance, color spaces, sharpening, metering systems, histograms, exposure compensation, shooting modes & so much more!

Since it’s summer, we’ll be able to go out shooting to take advantage of the long days. We’ll also look at the work of famous photographers and assess what makes their work stand out and how they use composition and photographic technique to achieve what they want to say in their images.

To register or for questions: call PHOTOSTOP at 802.698.0320 or email us at photostopvt@gmail.com

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Photographers’ Showcase Opening Reception

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Final Weeks for the Hollister Exhibit!

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS

11/23 – 11/27
Tuesday / Wednesday 12-5
Friday                             12-6
Saturday                          3-6

Final Days!
Monday (11/29)           12-6
Tuesday (11/30)           12-6

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PHOTOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE ON EXHIBIT AT PHOTOSTOP GALLERY IN DECEMBER, 2010

PHOTOSTOP will be exhibiting a Photographers’ Showcase in the gallery from December 3-22, 2010.  An opening reception will be held on December 3rd (a WRJ First Friday) from 5-8 pm with many of the participating photographers in attendance. Special festive food and drink will be available and the event is free and open to the public.

Exhibiting photographers are Mark Council, Cynthia Crawford, Chris Esten, Medora Hebert, Carla Kimball, Rosamond Orford, David Putnam, Rob Strong, Ryan Vahey, and David Westby. The photographers are all locally based and their work represents a wide variety of interests: landscape, small town America, nature, street and railroad graffiti, international travel, botanical specimens and more. Photographic prints, books, cards, and calendars designed and made by the photographers will be on display.

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Paul Hollister 1918-2004; Painter and Photographer

PHOTOSTOP will be exhibiting “Paul Hollister 1918-2004; Painter and
Photographer” in the Gallery from November 5th through November 30th.
An opening reception will be held on November 5th from
5-8 pm with a gallery talk about the artist’s work by Irene Hollister,
Mary Jane Clark and Lia Rothstein
at 7 pm.

Paul Hollister was a writer, lecturer, painter and photographer who
resided in Hanover, NH during his later years. He is survived by his
wife, Irene Hollister. During his lifetime, Paul’s paintings were
shown at the Whitney Museum, the Galerie Apollinaire in London, the
Montana Museum and in numerous exhibitions in other galleries. His
work is in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the
Montana Museum, and many private and corporate collections.

Paul wrote extensively about paperweights and studio glass and was a
frequent lecturer at meetings and seminars at the Metropolitan Museum,
the National Museum of American History, the Corning Museum of Glass,
the NY Historical Society and for other groups. His articles and
reviews were published in the New York Times, American Art, the
magazine Antiques, the Journal of Glass Studies, Neues Glas, and many
other publications. He was an adjunct professor in the Master’s degree
programs of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum from 1984 to 1993 and at the Bard
Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts in 1993 and 1994.

In addition to his many professional accomplishments and other
interests, Paul was very involved in photography and always had a
camera with him. Even at an early age, Paul photographed the world
around him and many of his other family members were amateur
photographers as well. The focus of this exhibition at PHOTOSTOP will
be to examine ways in which the mediums of photography and painting
influenced each other in Hollister’s work. PHOTOSTOP Director Lia
Rothstein and Irene Hollister have been working together for over a
year researching Paul Hollister’s paintings, pastels. drawings, and
photographs to curate this exhibition. This show will be the first
time that his photographs and paintings have been exhibited together.
Mary Jane Clark, who organized and cataloged the works of Hollister
with him while he was still alive, will also participate in the
opening reception’s gallery talk.

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7 Days Art Review of Parker exhibit just published!

Reviewer Amy Rahn of the Seven Days newspaper, based in Burlington, VT, has just reviewed our current exhibition. She concludes that “Parker’s works reinvigorate the form and concept of still life while exposing the paradox of contemporary digital photography. She (Parker) participates in the fevered innovations of the digital medium-the hunger for ever more pixels-while masterfully harnessing the equally sophisticated techniques available to manipulate images. The resulting photographs leave the viewer dazzled at the convergence of illusion and reality.”

Here’s the link for the review: http://7dvt.com/2010olivia-parker-photostop

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Noted Photographer Olivia Parker to Exhibit at PHOTOSTOP in October

Renowned photographer Olivia Parker will be exhibiting her work at the PHOTOSTOP Gallery in White River Junction, VT from Oct. 1-30 in a show titled “Still and Not So Still Life”. An opening reception for the artist will be held on October 1 from 5-8 pm with a gallery talk given by the photographer at 7 pm.

Parker is widely regarded as a seminal photographer who has influenced the course of contemporary photography. She has had more than one hundred one-person exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and her work is represented in major private, corporate, and museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.  Portfolios of her work have been published in Art News, American Photographer, Camera, Camera Arts, The Sciences and numerous other magazines in the United States, Europe, and Japan.  There have been three monographs of Parker’s work:  Signs of Life (Godine, 1978), Under the Looking Glass (New York Graphic Society, 1983), and Weighing The Planets (New York Graphic Society, 1987).  She has lectured and conducted workshops extensively both in this country and abroad.

Mostly self-taught, Olivia Parker makes ephemeral constructions to photograph that experiment with the endless possibilities of light. She has explored the nature of the still life for several decades. In the current exhibition at PHOTOSTOP, the photographer’s work has been influenced by 17th century Dutch, Flemish, and Spanish painting; the images contain objects photographed against a dark background, some with sharply focused foregrounds and backgrounds dissolving into darkness pieced by light.

In tandem with her exhibition, Parker will be teaching a rare workshop on October 2  titled “Photo Imagining in the Digital Age” from 9-5 pm. There are only two spots open for this workshop. For registration details contact Lia Rothstein at PHOTOSTOP.

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Railroad Exhibition a Success

Opening night of the regional juried railroad exhibition, which featured photographers from the Northeast, also brought attendees from far and wide. Eleven of the nineteen photographers were on hand to discuss work as well as appreciate the eclectic mix of photographs presented in the show. Rob Strong’s work  “Pickup Truck, Amtrak Vermonter” was selected to receive the Juror’s Award for its exceptional display of visual possibilities associated with train travel.

Thanks to all who attended and made this night a success!

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Regional Juried Railroad Show set to open in September

PHOTOSTOP Gallery’s first juried show, “All Aboard! Riding the Rails”, will be on display from September 3rd through the 25th with an opening reception on Sept. 3 (a White River Junction First Friday) from 5-8 pm. Juror Tony Decaneas, former owner of the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, has selected thirty-eight images from photographers all over New England for the exhibition which focuses on various aspects of the train experience. Photographers include; Rob Strong, Sandy Stettenheim, David Westby, Medora Hebert, Patricia White Watson, CE Morse, Ryan Vahey, Stuart Lovell, Ed Lilley, James D’Ambrosio, David Greenfield, Ted Degener, Jean Anderson, Tim O’Hara, Ted Jerome, Kimberli Smith-Bouchard, and Gayle Hedrington.

In addition to the selected regional photographs, Shawn Michelle Smith, a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will be exhibiting a portfolio of her conceptual work during the exhibition. Using found photographs, her work documents the historical evolution of the train and photography as catalysts for mobility in the modern age.

The Gallery is located in White River Junction, VT, just steps from the Amtrak rail system. The town was the first and largest railroad center in Vermont and New England north of Boston.

On September 11, during the exhibit, White River Junction will hold its 18th Annual Glory Days of the Railroad Festival, an event chosen as one of the Top Ten events by the VT Chamber of Commerce in 2007.

photo credit (above, in header): ©Stuart Lovell “Bloemfontein Morning, South Africa”

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Weekend Workshops for Fall

We have one remaining workshop scheduled for Fall.

November 7 – How to Create Your Own Photo or Art Book with Lia Rothstein, 10-4, $125.  Learn how to work with online book publishers to create your own book of photos or artwork. Whether you have family photos or a portfolio of your latest art or photo work, in this class you’ll learn strategies for creating a beautiful book you can use for gifts, clients, or your next exhibition. We’ll cover how to work with the best online publishers, designing your book, working with typefaces, color management of the images, and many other topics. Limited to 10 participants.

To register or for more information call 802.698.0320 or email us at photostopvt@gmail.com.

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40 Photographers Walked, Shot Photos, and Shared Images in WRJ, VT on July 24th!

A fun time was had by all during the Third Annual International Photo Walk sponsored by Scott Kelby on July 24th. Nearly 35,000 photographers worldwide took part in this event in countries spanning the globe. PHOTOSTOP Director Lia Rothstein led a group of enthusiastic shooters of all ages on a Walk through some often unseen locations in White River Junction. A beautiful summer evening was enhanced by activities at the Main Street Museum, the Schultz Library, the train station and other locations around town. Afterwards, the Walkers shared photos and stories at the Tip Top Café. You can check out the groups incredible photos on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1433446@N25/. Thanks to all who contributed to making the Walk a super fun community event!

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PHOTOGRAPHERS GREITZER AND STRONG TO EXHIBIT DURING JULY

in.side/out.side with photographs by Andrea Greitzer and Rob Strong will be on display from July 2nd  through July 30th.  An opening reception for the photographers will be held on July 2nd from 5-8 pm with a gallery talk by the artists at 7 pm.

Both Greitzer and Strong will be exhibiting photographs of architectural elements and locations, both interiors and exteriors, from their unique perspectives. Andrea Greitzer is interested in the areas of museums that surround art, the beautiful spaces we often ignore on our way to look at something else. Her work captures the light, mood and color of museum spaces around the world. Rob Strong’s photographs of parking lots, industrial facades and metal fabricated structures along America’s highways examine the way man and nature have collaborated, sometimes unwittingly.

Andrea Greitzer is a lecturer and professor in the photography department at Northeastern University in Boston. Her photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country and her work is in a variety of permanent collections. Rob Strong is a freelance photographer and founder of the Chiron Photos collective. His work has been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Valley News.

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Come Join Worldwide PhotoWalk 2010!

We’re psyched! PHOTOSTOP Gallery will be a local site host for the Third Annual Worldwide Photo Walk on Saturday, July 24, 2010. I’ll be leading a walk around White River Junction and we’ll be exploring some familiar and some undiscovered gems of the Upper Valley. The idea of the walk is that it’s a free and fun social event for people to just get out and take pictures together.

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk is the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography itself. It takes place on the same day around the world where photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather together, usually in downtown areas to socialize, learn new tips from each other, and explore their corner of the world through photography.

Many of you know Scott Kelby from his best-selling books and as the president of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals). He’s also a fun guy and a terrific teacher as anyone who’s attended a workshop with him can attest. Last year over 30,000 photographers in 900 cities walked on the same day photographing their various locations. It’s estimated that about 10 million pictures were taken during the Walk! This year who knows what might happen. It’s going to be a photo happening you won’t want to miss!

Anyway, here’s how the Worldwide Photo Walk works:
1. Go to http://worldwidephotowalk.com/ for general information about the Walk.
2. You can watch an entertaining video on the site and get a general sense of what the event is like. There’s a section for F.A.Q’s and posts about the Walk.
3. There’s a limit of 50 participants per walk (first come, first served!) so, to join the WRJ walk, click on the “Find a Walk” button, then USA, then VT and zoom in. Click on the White River Junction marker, then our Walk will show up on the right side in a banner.     Click the link to see more information about the timing of the Walk, where we’ll be exploring, our meeting spot and our ending point. Click the “Join the Photo Walk” button to get registered. That’s it!
4. After the walk, we can get together to look at our photos and compare notes. I’ve picked the Tip Top Bldg. location because PHOTOSTOP is there and makes a convenient gathering place, there’s a nice big parking lot, and we can end up in the Café at the end of the Walk for some refreshments.
5. There is information on the site about uploading your photos to Flicker after the walk
and I’ll be providing more information about that later. The photos are used both as a record of our amazing Walk and for the selection of prizes. Yes, prizes! Details are on the site.
6. Here are the dates for the event as they look now (All dates subject to change):
July 24: PHOTO WALK!
July 31: Deadline for submitting contest photos
August 7: Deadline for local winner selections
August 14: Grand Prize, Top 10 Honorable Mentions, and People’s Choice winners announced

Hope you can join us. It’s going to be a lot of fun, so sign up today and bring a friend or family member!
Lia Rothstein

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Call for Entries . . . PHOTOSTOP’s Railroad Photography Exhibit

PHOTOSTOP Gallery announces a call for entries for its first juried show, “All Aboard! Riding the Rails” which will be exhibited in the Gallery in September 2010. For this exhibition PHOTOSTOP is seeking photographs of trains, the railroad, and the railroad experience. Train travel has long had a romantic association. Today there’s both a renewed interest in our railroad system and recognition of the very real challenges it faces.

The Gallery is located in White River Junction, VT, just steps from the Amtrak rail system. The town was the first and largest railroad center in Vermont and New England north of Boston. Photographers must live in the New England states of NH, VT, MA, RI, ME, and CT to enter the show but the photographs can be of any location.

Juror Tony Decaneas will choose approximately 30 photographs, depending on sizes, for exhibition during the show. Mr. Decaneas is the former owner of the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, MA. After forty years in the photography gallery business, Tony is now the owner of Decaneas Archive, a Dealer/Agency representing the photographic collections of Harold Feinstein, Vittorio Sella, Bradford Washburn and Ernest C. Withers.

On September 11, during the exhibit, White River Junction will hold its 18th Annual Glory Days of the Railroad Festival, an event chosen as one of the Top Ten events by the VT Chamber of Commerce in 2007.

Entry is by the submission of digital files. To obtain the prospectus for the exhibition CLICK HERE, call the Gallery at 802.698.0320, or  e-mail us at photostopvt@gmail.com. The entry deadline is July 15. Photographers will be notified of acceptance by July 30.

Entry fee: $25 for up to 3 entries, additional entries $5 each, maximum of 5 submissions. To pay the entry fee via PayPal through our website, please use the button below.

Railroad Show Entry Fee

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PhotoSlam 2010 Opening a Huge Success!

Almost 400 people attended the opening of our PhotoSlam on May 7th! We had photographers aged 5 to 91 in attendance. It was great to see so many old friends and to make the acquaintance of many new colleagues and photo enthusiasts. Here are some photos of this amazing event and the gallery layout of the Slam.

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Shooting Beauty: photos from the “Picture This” project on display June 4-June 26

As a person living with a disability, I must compromise both my control and modesty at certain times in order to live independently.  When I take a picture, my camera in some ways forces people to sacrifice their modesty and control in the same manner that I do on a daily basis. “Picture This” photographer Tony Knight

Photographs from the “Picture This” photography project and featured in the documentary film Shooting Beauty will be on display in the PHOTOSTOP Gallery from June 4 through June 26. The opening reception will be held on June 4 from 5:30-8 pm. The photographs will be on exhibition in conjunction with the screening of Shooting Beauty during the White River Independent Film Festival (WRIF) on June 4 at 4 pm as the kick-off event of the Festival. Filmmaker George Kachadorian, originally from Woodstock, VT, will give a gallery talk at 5:30 pm on the making of the film and the photographs at PHOTOSTOP immediately following the screening at Northern Stage.

The “Picture This” project is an award-winning photography workshop directed by photographer Courtney Bent (also married to George Kachadorian) for individuals with cerebral palsy. Bent retrofitted cameras so that residents of the United Cerebral Palsy program could document their lives and tell their own stories.

PHOTOSTOP, a community partner of the WRIF Festival, will be hosting a panel discussion on June 6 at noon on the healing powers of the creative process with filmmakers Nora Jacobsen, George Kachadorian, Marj Berthold, poet Laura Ziegler, and other panelists. Admission is free.

For more information and schedule details, the WRIF website is: http://www.wrif.org/.
The Shooting Beauty website is: http://www.everyonedeservesashot.com/.

Gallery hours are Weds. through Saturday from 2-7:30 pm during exhibitions. On First Fridays and opening nights the Gallery will be open until 8 pm.

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Thank You Upper Valley!

The UV PhotoSlam 2010 entries are all in. An amazing group of 130 photographers submitted 375 photos to the Slam!! Entries came from shooters aged 5 to 91, amateur to pro and everything in- between. The photographs show moments grand and intimate, far away and close at hand. Thank you for sharing your photos with us. At least one photo from each photographer will be printed and shown in the Gallery from 4/30-5/22. Photographers will be notified which of their photos will be printed when all the submissions are reviewed.

The opening reception is 5/7 (a WRJ First Friday) from 5-8 pm and the closing party is Saturday, May 22 from 5-8 pm. We hope everyone will come and see the rich diversity of the photographic community in our corner of the world-it’s astounding!

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Reviews coming in for “Memories & Wanderings” and “Auschwitz-Birkenau 2009″

Amy Rahn wrote a thoughtful review of our current shows in the current issue of the Seven Days newspaper (based in Burlington, VT). Here’s the link: http://7dvt.com/2010looking-back-looking-forward

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NEW DIGITAL CLASSES TO LAUNCH IN LATE MARCH

New classes to be taught by Lia Rothstein:

March 31 – How to Choose a Digital Camera, 7-9pm,  $35
Thinking about buying a digital camera but don’t know the high tech terminology or where to start? If so, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover the different types of digital cameras available and the advantages and disadvantages of each, image sensors, viewfinders, digital vs. optical zoom, memory cards, lenses, resolution, image editing software, and much more. Learn the factors you should consider  before investing in a digital camera or upgrading to a different model. We’ll have samples of digital cameras on hand for you to examine close-up.

April 14, 21, 28, and May 5 – Learn How to Use Your Digital Camera, 6:30-9 pm, $200 (if taken with the class on 3/31, $225 total)
Learn what all the dials and menus mean on your camera and how to use them effectively. Topics to be covered include image resolution, file formats, storage media, ISO, white balance, color spaces, sharpening, metering systems, histograms, exposure compensation, viewfinders, using flash, and much more!

For registration information or questions, call Lia at 802.698.0320

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Rubin Opening A Fun Evening Filled with Memories and Images

Renowned digital artist Cynthia Beth Rubin talked about her drawings, which were done 40 years ago.

Renowned digital artist Cynthia Beth Rubin talked about her drawings, which were done 40 years ago.

PHOTOSTOP’s opening reception for artist Cynthia Beth Rubin on Feb. 5 was well attended. The artist traced her history as a digital artist and her long ties to Vermont and the Upper Valley. She was one of the original founders of the AVA Gallery, currently located in Lebanon, NH. In the above photo she holds her drawings which were later paired with photographs in her Glen Memories series of works, on display in the Gallery through March 6th.

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White River Junction and PHOTOSTOP in the NY Times Travel Section!

http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/travel/13surfacing.html

Today’s (12.12.09) online edition of the NY Times has a terrific piece about the wonderful cultural community and the terrific eats in White River Junction! It’s great to get this kind of exposure from such an important new source. I’m so glad that PHOTOSTOP is a part of the excitement and on the ”arty side of the tracks” in WRJ!

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Winter’s Depths Opening

Photographers Sara Wight and James Patterson giving a gallery talk at PHOTOSTOP last Friday, Dec. 4th. photo: Matt Bucy

Photographers Sara Wight and James Patterson giving a gallery talk at PHOTOSTOP last Friday, Dec. 4th. photo: Matt Bucy

The opening of Winter’s Depths; Two Perspectives was well attended last Friday. The photographers discussed the challenges and joys of photographing during New England winters and their respective narrative interests. The show continues through Dec. 29th. Please call ahead for special holiday hours during Christmas week.

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Terrific press for PHOTOSTOP and the Rantoul exhibit!

Reviews have been coming in for the Rantoul exhibition. 7 Days, a Burlington, VT newspaper posted this write-up about the show: http://www.7dvt.com/2009going-grain. Also, Your Voice attended our opening night and just posted the enclosed article: http://yourvoicepubs.com/. Click on the 11/5/09 issue.

The Valley News wrote an article on PHOTOSTOP the day before the opening. The link is: http://www.vnews.com/10222009/6097586.htm

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Rantoul Exhibit Opening

Gallery visitors viewing the Rantoul exhibit which continues through November 21.

Gallery visitors viewing the Rantoul exhibit which continues through November 21. Photo credit: Larry Brown

Neal Rantoul answering questions after his gallery talk.

Neal Rantoul answering questions after his gallery talk. Photo credit: Larry Brown

Breakfast with the photographer on Saturday morning.

Breakfast with the photographer on Saturday morning.

Last Friday’s PHOTOSTOP opening of “Wheat, An American Series”, photographs by Neal Rantoul, was attended by nearly 200 people! Neal gave an informative gallery talk and visitors asked very thoughtful questions about the work and about photography in general. The next morning, Neal met with 12 artists – painters, printmakers, and photographers – and discussed his ideas about working in a series. He also commented on work artists had brought in one-on-one. What a terrific inaugural event all around!

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LAST WEEK! “Winter’s Depths”, photographs by Sara Wight and James M. Patterson, Dec. 4-Dec. 29

Sara Wight (left), James Patterson (right)

Sara Wight (left), James M. Patterson ©Valley News (right)

See full-size photographs of both photographers below. Above photo is a composite image.

NYC fine art photographer Sara Wight and local documentary photographer James M. Patterson will be showing photographs taken in New England that focus on winter from two different, but complementary, points of view. Wight’s work depicts the relationship between human life and nature, with its delicate balances, fragility, and interconnections. Patterson’s work focuses on the relationship those who have chosen to live in the North Country have with winter, both by choice, and out of necessity. In Patterson’s work, life goes on in winter, not despite the weather, but because of it.

Wight is an award-winning photographer whose images have been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US. She has worked as an art director with some of the top photographers in the world and her photography is held in many private collections. Patterson has been a Valley News photographer since 2004. The National Press Photographers Association and New England journalism organizations regularly honor him for his work, including recent recognition as the Photographer of the Year Award by the New Hampshire Press Association.

Digital C-Print, 2009, 20"x24", Edition of 5

Sara Wight, Man With Truck, Digital C-Print, 2009, 20"x24", Edition of 5

James M. Patterson, Dewey's Pond, Quechee, VT, 2008, ©Valley News

James M. Patterson, Dewey's Pond, Quechee, VT, 2008, ©Valley News

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Leadership Upper Valley meeting at PHOTOSTOP

PHOTOSTOP, and other locations in the Tip Top Building, were used as the location for an all-day meeting of the Leadership group.

PHOTOSTOP, and other locations in the Tip Top Building, were used as the location for an all-day meeting of the Leadership Upper Valley - Art Builds Community day. Here, Dick and Barbara Couch, founders of Hypertherm, address the participants.

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Our signs are up!

Our window as seen on Main Street, White River Junction, VT

Our window as seen on Main Street, White River Junction, VT

Bonnie Arnold of The Silver Screen put up our sign this week-hooray!

Bonnie Arnold of The Silver Screen put up our sign this week-hooray!

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Newly installed lighting at PHOTOSTOP!

Another view of the gallery lights. . .

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Here’s another photo with the new track lighting.

We’re almost ready for the artwork!

Almost ready for artwork now. . .

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Renovation Progress

The Photostop renovation is under way!  Check out the latest photos:

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“Wheat, An American Series”, photographs by Neal Rantoul, Oct. 23-Nov. 21

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October 23 to November 21, Opening and reception October 23, 6-9 pm, gallery talk @7:30 pm

Neal Rantoul has been photographing the wheat fields near Pullman, Washington for many years.  Landscape photographers working in New England work mostly with a scale that is limited by trees, hills and restricted views.  On the other hand, the wheat growing region in the state of  Washington, called The Palouse, is almost limitless in that there are few restrictions to seeing a great distance. Rantoul thinks of the fields as a kind of “canvas” with which he can abstract the colors and textures by how he photographs, sometimes from the air.

Neal Rantoul is a career artist and teacher. He has been head of the Photography Program in the Department of Art and Design at Northeastern University in Boston since 1981.  His work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and abroad and his work is found in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum at Harvard, the Kunsthaus in Zurich, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and many others.

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LAST WEEK! Cynthia Beth Rubin exhibits “Layered Histories” and “Memories & Wanderings” 2/5-3/6, 2010, Workshop 3/6

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Cynthia Beth Rubin, a renowned digital media artist, will be showing digital paintings/collages and an interactive sound and image installation in a show titled “Memories & Wanderings” at the PHOTOSTOP Gallery from February 5 through March 6, 2010. An opening reception for the artist will be held on February 5th from 6-9 pm with a gallery talk by Rubin at 7:30 pm.

Rubin’s exhibition will include a variety of electronically based artworks, including an installation called “Layered Histories: The Wandering Bible of Marseilles” created in collaboration with Bob Gluck. This interactive installation combines moving images and sounds triggered by a visitor’s use of a stylus moved across a digital tablet, illustrating the imaginary story of an actual 13th century Spanish illuminated Hebrew Bible. Fleeing Spain with the 1492 Expulsion, the Bible was known to be in Safed until the mid-16th century, but then apparently disappeared until it was discovered around 1888 in the Bibliothèque Municipale in Marseilles. “Layered Histories” has been shown at Yale University, in major cities in the U.S., and at the Jewish Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. For more information, visit: http://www.cbrubin.net/layered_histories/index.html. Prague installation photograph on homepage by Dana Cabanova, Jewish Museum, Prague.

In addition, Cynthia Rubin will be exhibiting works from several series combining digital drawings and photography. Her “ Glen Memories: 40 Years of Wandering” series is based on pen and ink drawings and photographs taken over a forty-year period in the same locations. She will also be showing selected works from her career, including digital paintings and collages based on themes from Eastern European history.

Rubin’s work has been written about in publications throughout the world and she is a frequent lecturer at national and international graphic and digital art conferences. She is currently affiliated with the Rhode Island School of Design and is involved in the boards of ISEA, the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts and SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques). She is a three-time recipient of an individual artist grant in New Media from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and has received numerous other grants and awards. Cynthia has exhibited in Brazil, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands and her work is found in many public and private collections.

The workshop, “Rivers of Pixels: Fluid Animations from Still Images”, will be held in conjunction with the exhibit on March 6th. Think of your pixels as wet paint on a sheet of glass.  Imagine pushing parts of the image across the surface, stretching the forms and merging the colors as you go.  This is what morphing really is all about!  Morphing applications are mostly known for transforming faces, but creative artists can use morphing to create wonderfully complex and subtle movement out of abstract images, photographs, and anything in between.  Make your images dance, make your images breathe! Resulting animations can be posted on YouTube or on your personal web site, or become the start of a DVD animation.   Participants in this workshop will need to bring a portable computer (laptop or easy to carry desktop). Trial copies of Morpheus Software will be available.  An additional recommended materials list will be sent upon registration. If you do not have a laptop computer, come watch! Participants will need basic computer skills but do not need  knowledge of other digital-editing programs in order to participate. Call PHOTOSTOP for more information, 802.698.0320.

Image: Stepping Stones; Glen Memories Series

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“Series Work: Beyond the Single Image” workshop with Neal Rantoul – Register Now!

Atlanta, Georgia, Neal Rantoul

Title: Atlanta, Georgia 2003 ©Neal Rantoul

October 24 and 25, 10am-4pm, $250

During this workshop we will look at how photographs can relate to other photographs. By working in series participants can tell stories, hinge photographs to enrich their meaning, span time and share an interest in the difference between things. We will also discuss the different ways that multiples can be shown, published and displayed. Neal Rantoul will show examples of his own work to help explain these concepts. For more information or to register, click on Contact to find out the best way to reach PHOTOSTOP.

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Here’s a long video conversation with Lia Rothstein about PHOTOSTOP.

Click here (http://blip.tv/file/3231675) to watch a lengthy interview with PHOTOSTOP Director Lia Rothstein. Special thanks to Steve Giroux of CATV for producing this video!

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Here’s a long video conversation with Lia Rothstein about PHOTOSTOP.

Click here (http://blip.tv/file/3231675) to watch a lengthy interview with PHOTOSTOP Director Lia Rothstein. Special thanks to Steve Giroux of CATV for producing this video!

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Here’s a long video conversation with Lia Rothstein about PHOTOSTOP.

Click here (http://blip.tv/file/3231675) to watch a lengthy interview with PHOTOSTOP Director Lia Rothstein. Special thanks to Steve Giroux of CATV for producing this video!

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Here’s a long video conversation with Lia Rothstein about PHOTOSTOP.

Click here (http://blip.tv/file/3231675) to watch a lengthy interview with PHOTOSTOP Director Lia Rothstein. Special thanks to Steve Giroux of CATV for producing this video!

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LAST WEEK! Rothstein to exhibit Auschwitz-Birkenau photographs Feb. 5-March 6, 2010

Auschwitz-Birkenau entrance (view from inside the camp)Lia Rothstein will be showing toned black and white photographs in a show titled “Auschwitz-Birkenau 2009” in the PHOTOSTOP Corridor Gallery from Feb. 5 – March 6, 2010. This exhibit will run in tandem with “Memories & Wanderings”, digital art by Cynthia Beth Rubin, which will be exhibited in the main PHOTOSTOP Gallery during the same time period. An opening reception for both shows will be held on Feb. 5th from 6-9 pm.

“Auschwitz 2009” examines issues of remembrance, memory, destruction and rebirth after the Holocaust. Rothstein, who directs the PHOTOSTOP Gallery, is a career photographer who has exhibited throughout the eastern United States. Her work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Polaroid International Exhibition Collection.

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“How to Create Your Own Photo or Art Book” workshop with Lia Rothstein

This class has been rescheduled to Jan. 30.  10-4 pm, $125

There are currently two spots left in this workshop-sign up today!

Learn how to work with online book publishers to create your own book of photos or artwork. Whether they be family photos or a portfolio of your latest art or photo work, in this class you’ll learn strategies for creating a beautiful book you can use for gifts, clients, or your next exhibition. We’ll cover how to work with the best online publishers, designing your book, working with typefaces, color management of the images, and many other topics. Limited to 8 participants. For more information, contact Lia @802.698.0320 or photostopvt@gmail.com.

Book published by Lia Rothstein

Book published by Lia Rothstein

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