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Annual Certificate and Continuing Education Exhibition

JULY 18 ­ AUGUST 21, 2009

Amherst and French Building Galleries Opening Reception: Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 4:00pm On display in the Amherst Street and French Building Galleries and select studios, this exhibition features works by the 2009 recipients of Certificates in Ceramics, Interior Design, Painting and Photography. Also on display are works by Continuing Education students from the 2008 ­ 09 academic year. Each medium offered at the Institute will be represented in the exhibition. A $300 Best of Show will be awarded at the Opening Reception plus $100 award certificates towards a Continuing Education Class. For more information about the Continuing Education or Certificate programs please contact Karen Francis at 603-836-2564 or visit


The New Hampshire Institute of Art celebrated the 3rd Annual Preview Party on May 16, 2009. Approximately 200 guests attended the party, which included a mixture of alumni, faculty, staff and board members as well as current students, parents and community members. As fundraiser and precursor to the Annual Student Exhibition (which opened to the public on May 17, 2009) the Preview Party raised nearly $9,000, which will directly support BFA students through need and merit based scholarships. Collectively, the exhibiting students sold over $10,000 in artwork of which they receive 90 percent of the profit. Without the support of the following list of sponsors, the 2009 Preview Party would not have been possible. Thank you.

Art Education Update . . . . . . . .2 88 Lowell Street . . . . . . . . . . . .3 BFA Commencement . . . . . . . . .3 Institute Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Faculty, Alumni, & Student News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Teti Library News . . . . . . . . . . .5 Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . .5 Continuing Education . . . . . . . .6 C.A. Hoitt Window Design Challenge . . . . . . . . . . .6 Certificate Graduation . . . . . . . .7 Meet the Masters . . . . . . . . . . .7 Alumni Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Giving Back to The Community . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 New Connections . . . . . . . . . . .8 New Hires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 NCECA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Administration . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Exhibitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11


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A regional, juried exhibition for New England artists. Mikaela Sardo Lamarche, Curator of ACA Galleries in New York, will jury this regional competition. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 with notification of acceptance by October 12, 2009. The Institute will award more than $2,000 in prize money. For more information on how to enter work into this exciting competition, visit or email Gallery Director, Alison Williams at [email protected]

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The Institute is proud to have its first three students complete the Art Educator preparation program. Belinda Bodnar, Lisa Long and Patrick Shine walked across the graduation stage to Art students at the Institute may earn their certification to teach K ­ 12 Art while earning their BFA over the course of five years. Most art education courses satisfy their liberal arts requirements to graduate. According to Canali, "It is important that we formatively assess how well our future educators are succeeding as students during their first four years. We want to see evidence that they possess the work ethic, drive for excellence in their art work, excellent communication skills and attitudes that shape great art educators. When we send candidates into public schools, they represent the mission of the Institute and the Art Educator program." On his experience in the Art Education program, Patrick Shine says, "As a non-traditional student I feel twice blessed. First for finding the Institute and its wonderful faculty, and secondly for the privilege of being part of the first wave of Art Educators to graduate from the Art Educator Program. Though the program at times could feel quite daunting and demanding, the support of my peers and one-on-one involvement of my advisor and instructors never left me in doubt of future success." The New Hampshire State Board of Education

IN THE CLASSROOM / Belinda Bodnar, center

Art students at the Institute may earn their certification to teach K ­ 12 Art while earning their BFA over the course of five years.

receive their certificates of program completion. Art Education Chairperson, Suzanne Canali, proudly said, "I am thrilled for these three exceptional students to enter the profession of teaching. They represent the program's mission to provide extraordinary educators to the field while encouraging positive growth and continued support for art educators in our region."

formally granted a five-year approval of the The design of the Art Education program is built upon the mission of the Institute to nurture the skills and vision of future artists while building teaching skills to facilitate and empower the same age-appropriate ideas in our K ­ 12 classrooms. Bodnar, Long and Shine enrolled in courses while the program was a pilot program, thus they were in a unique position being the first students to complete the program. Their experiences helped shape the original design of the program and directly influenced the fine-tuning of the fifth year. Institute's Art Educator licensure program beginning March 11, 2009 through March 11, 2014. The visiting team from the New Hampshire Council on Teacher Education was on campus last November and commended various groups of people for their commitment to and support for The Institute's art education program. A big congratulations to Lisa Long who has been hired by the Concord School District!

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On April 24, 2009 the Institute hosted a traditional "topping-off" ceremony to celebrate the framing completion of the addition to the historic 88 Lowell Street building. The ceremony took place at 12 pm and drew upwards of 50 people to the construction site. The ceremony included statements from Mayor Frank Guinta, the offices of Senator Greg, architect Dennis Mires, general contractor Frank Lemay as well as the Institute's president and Ron Covey, Vicechairman of the Board of Trustees. Roger Williams, Institute President, began the ceremony by acknowledging the city for it's help in facilitating this project and asked city officials to place their signatures next to those of the students, faculty and staff on the painted 88 LOWELL STREET / President Roger Williams signing ceremonial construction beam. beam. Mayor Guinta thanked the Institute for bringing a diverse population to the city and said he "anticipated the addition of more buildings in the near future." The steel beam was available for students to sign throughout the week of April 28 and was covered in more than 200 signatures by the morning of May 5. Event attendees gathered to watch the beam lifted by crane and placed atop the new building completing the frame of the structure. A traditional evergreen branch was placed on top of the structure by the construction crew as a symbol of growth and good luck. Construction of the new structure began in October 2008 and currently holds an expected completion date of October 2009. A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for the fall. For more information on the ceremony, please contact Public Relations Manager, Katie Berger at 603-836-2592 or [email protected] To watch the construction as is happens, visit to watch our web-cam.


Administrative Business Hours Mon. ­ Fri.: 8:30 am ­ 5:00 pm Galleries/Public Hours Mon. ­ Fri.: 9:00 am ­ 5:00 pm Sat.: 9:00 am ­ 12:00 pm SUMMER HOURS (through Aug. 30) Studios (students and faculty only) Due to campus improvements, building hours are subject to change. Please call (603) 836­2546 for details. The Camera Shop and Art Supply Store Mon. ­ Fri.: 8:30 am ­ 5:00 pm Closed Weekends Teti Library Mon. ­ Fri.: 9:00 am ­ 4:00 pm (Extended hours during Summer Workshops) Closed on Saturday and Sunday Special Collections by appointment only. Call (603) 836­2530 Writing Studio Hours By appointment Salvador Deli Closed for the summer FALL HOURS (from Aug. 31) Studios (students and faculty only) Mon. ­ Thurs.: 8:00 am ­ 11:00 pm Fri.: 8:00 am ­ 11:00 pm Sat.: 9:00 am ­ 8:00 pm Sun.: 1:00 pm ­ 8:00 pm The Camera Shop and Art Supply Store Mon. ­ Thurs.: 8:30 am ­ 7:30 pm Fri.: 8:30 am ­ 4:30 pm Sat.: 9:00 am ­ 12:00 noon Teti Library Mon. ­ Thurs.: 8:30 am ­ 9:00 pm Fri.: 8:30 am ­ 5:00 pm Sat.: Closed Sun.: 2:00 pm ­ 6:00 pm Special Collections by appointment only. Call (603) 836­2530 Writing Studio Hours By appointment Salvador Deli Mon. ­ Thurs.: 8:00 am ­ 7:00 pm Fri.: 8:00 am ­ 4:00 pm

2009 BFA Commencement

May 16, 2009, the New Hampshire Institute of Art graduated 33 Students from the BFA Program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art while three received their Art Education Certificates. The Commencement Ceremony began at 2:00 pm at the Emma Blood French Building, located at 148 Concord Street in Manchester. The Processional was lead by a traditional bagpiper and drummer ensemble and Faculty Marshal, Gary Samson and included Institute faculty, staff and trustees. Sister Regina Fahy, RSM gave the Invocation and Roger Williams, Institute President, addressed the full house of graduates, parents and family members in his welcome speech. Rick Strawbridge, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, gave the introductory remarks. Academic Dean, Patrick McCay, announced the 2009 Scholarship recipients as well as the capstone paper award winner and the newest acquisitions to the Institute's permanent collection. Cassandra Long, was selected by her fellow graduates to present the student address. Anthony Ryder, teacher, painter, and owner of the Ryder Studio in Santa Fe, NM, gave the commencement address just before the 36 students walked the stage and received their diplomas. Congratulations to the New Hampshire Institute of Art's class of 2009! THE CLASS OF 2009 / Academic Dean Patrick McCay and Holly McCarthy


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faculty, alumni, & student news

FA C U LT Y Chris Archer, Ceramics faculty, exhibited

his work in July '09 at the Lamont Gallery on the Phillips Exeter Academy's campus."Abstract Rhythm" features three large-scale installations and sculptures of Archer's, including a floor made of wheel-thrown vessels. He is exhibited with artists Peter Dixon and Lauren Pollaro. Photography in Pittsburgh, PA. Bev and Gary's handmade photographs were featured in the 707 Gallery in Pittsburgh during the month of June 2009.

Glen Scheffer, Photography faculty, is currently exhibiting a black and white photograph from his Record series at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. It is part of the "2009 Mind's Eye" exhibition juried by Christopher Rauschenberg. Nanette Thrush, Liberal Arts faculty, who works as an academic dean for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth on the campus of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, will also be co-leading a study abroad trip to Ireland through Chester College this summer. Lindsey Warren, Foundations faculty, won first


John Baymore, Ceramics faculty, is

leading an international residency program at Tsugaru Kanayama Togei Kumiai in Goshogawara-shi, Japan this summer, as well as the group exhibitions they hold. His work will also be shown at the three-person, invitational show at Chi-Lin Asian Arts in Meridith, NH.

Rachelle Beaudoin, Illustration faculty, has recently begun work on

an illustrated Berlin Dictionary, a book of Berlin specific terms and their meanings to be self-published in the fall. The book is part humor, part fiction, and part fact. The book will contain words that seem to only make sense locally, words that originated in Berlin and/or words that have a particular meaning to the community.

prize at the Northeast Prize Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA. The show ran from May 14­June 25. Her work was also exhibited at the Pinnacle National Juried Art Competition and Exhibition from June 5­26, 2009

ALUMNI Brett Davis, BFA alumni, Illustration, 2009, has joined INEX Capital &

Growth Advisors in Pembroke, NH as a graphic intern. He will be designing graphic representations of workflows and bringing consistency to corporate forms and processes.

Pam Bernard, Liberal Arts faculty, had recent work published in After

Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events, an

anthology of poems from poets gathered from 15 nations; her work also appears in the online journal Valparaiso Poetry Review. This summer, the Institute is supporting Pam Bernard's participation in the graduate writers' conference at Mt. Holyoke College.

Brett Harvey, BFA alumni, Painting, 2008, will be attending the New

York Academy of Art in the fall in pursuit of his MFA in sculpture. It is the only accredited school in the world that blends the teachings of both the traditional French and Italian academies, and it also touches on contemporary theory. Good luck Brett!

Mark DeCarteret, Liberal Arts faculty, has been named Portsmouth

New Hampshire's seventh Poet Laureate. Mark will serve for the next two years supporting the mission of the Poet Laureate Program, "building community through poetry."

David Melnick, BFA alumni, Ceramics 2009 and BFA student, was

juried into a national exhibition of undergraduate ceramic work for the "2009 College Clay Collective: Ceramic Work From Emerging College Artists" shown at the Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery in Rochester, NY.

John Deziel, Liberal Arts faculty, is serving

as the NH State WHIP on legislative issues, both at the state and Federal level, for the National Association for Foreign Student Advisors (11,000 members). Recently, he met with US Senate and House of Representatives, Washington DC, on immigration issues, and Student Exchange Programs on behalf of universities and colleges.

Lindsey Vladyka, BFA alumna,

Photography, 2008, will have a one person show entitled "New England State Fairs: Photographs by Lindsey Vladyka" at the Chandler Gallery in Randolph, VT. The gallery will also feature the work of the Institute's BFA Class of 2009 in photography. The exhibit runs from July 23 through August 30.

Debbie Hagan, Liberal Arts faculty, was

voted onto the Board of Directors for Neighbors in Need--an organization that serves over 500 families in greater Lawrence with food and infant supplies each week.

STUDENT Ryan Haywood, BFA student, Illustration, 2010, had work chosen by American Illustration 28 to appear on their web gallery, TRIBUTE at His work was one of only 583 images from a recordbreaking 8,100 submitted to receive at least 2 votes and is eligible to appear permanently on their website.

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Gary Samson, Chairperson, Photography, and Bev Conway, Photography

faculty, CT 2007, recently attended the f295 Symposium on 21st Century

RYAN HAYWOOD / The Hugging Saint

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CHAIRMAN Rick Strawbridge Chief Operating Officer Wiggin & Nourie, P.A. VICE CHAIRMAN Ron Covey President & CEO St. Mary's Bank TREASURER George Kidd President Emeritus & Professor of Economics Tiffin University

Teti Library News


Check out our new library blog, which serves as a means to disseminate up-to-date library information to the New Hampshire Institute of Art community. We will feature news and information on a regular basis including new web resources, recent library acquisitions, news in the arts, call for entries, and research tips. Included in this blog is our "Ask a Question" live chat reference service (on the right hand side of the page). If you have a question about a research project or anything else library-related, feel free to instant message one of our librarians simply by typing your question in the box and hitting enter. Live messaging is available during regular library hours. Visit today!

ASSISTANT TREASURER Arthur Sullivan Partner Brady Sullivan Properties SECRETARY Michael Jones Salem District Court: Special Justice LIFETIME TRUSTEES Maurice Beliveau Gerry Williams Potter TRUSTEES James Aponovich Painter Skip Ashooh Consultant Devine Strategies Barbara Bickford Photographer Jack Bielagus General Counsel Accurate Title Ellie Cochran Director of Regional Philanthropy New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Tom Dougherty Vice President, Quality Assurance Fidelity HR Services Lorraine Dufresne President Emeritus Board of Directors, SANH Fred Kfoury President & CEO Central Paper Products Joseph Lovejoy Certified Public Accountant Baker, Newman and Noyes Paul Ramsey Vice President ­ Energy Delivery Public Service of New Hampshire David Rhodes President School of Visual Arts Richard Samuels Attorney McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. Phyllis Stibler President Stibler and Associates LLC John Zahr President Harvey Construction Sara Zela Gallery Manager Lamont Gallery/ Phillips Exeter Academy


Is there something that you think the Teti Library should acquire for its collections? A book that compliments the Fall 2009 class you are teaching? A DVD that would fit great with the Institute's curriculum? We welcome student, faculty, staff, administration, board, and alumni requests! Just let us know by emailing [email protected] with detailed information about the requested item or stop by to give us your request in person.


Summer Hours: Mon. ­ Fri.: 9:00 am ­ 4:00 pm


Fri. ­ Sat., July 3 ­ 4 .........................Independence Day Holiday, Institute closed Sunday, July 5 ...................................Pre-College Workshop Orientation Thursday, July 23..............................Summer Classes end Thursday, July 30..............................Final grades due

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Sunday, August 30...........................Dormitories open Monday, August 31..........................New BFA Student Orientation Tuesday, September 1......................Classes begin Monday, September 7 .....................Labor Day, Institute Closed Wednesday, September 9................Add/drop period ends

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continuing education update

2009 Certificate Graduation


Shop Till You Drop Sat., Sept. 19, 9:30 am ­ 4:40 pm Introducing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Sat., Sept. 19, 10:00 am ­ 4:00 pm On July 18, 2009 graduates of the Institute certificate program were presented with certificates in their respective areas of concentration. The ceremony was held at 3:00 pm in the French Auditorium. Friends, family members, and the public was invited to attend. An opening reception for the Annual Certificate and Continuing Education Exhibition followed the ceremony at 4:00 pm in the Amherst Street and French Building Galleries. The following individuals received their certificates:


Laura Burgess



For more information on classes please go to [email protected] or call (603) 783-9700.

Pamela Jean DeVito Elizabeth D. Peck Christopher Steinmetz



Fold Forming and Forging Tues., Aug. 4 & 11, 10:00 am ­ 5:00 pm


Portable Lighting Sat., July 11, 1:00 pm ­ 8:00 pm

Cara Conti Patricia Harvey Aimee Leduc Karen Pariseau Kami Savage Tracy Thomas Lori Turner Lyne Verfaillie Julie A. Wood Barb Zywien

Steve Booth Robert W. Dahlinger Jr. Sandra M. Dahlinger Christina M. Julian Catherine McKinna Kathleen N. Williams

C.A. Hoitt Furniture Window Design Challenge

The Institute would like to congratulate Certificate student June Trisciani, who was presented with a $500 check on Monday, April 27 for her winning window design in the C.A. Hoitt Furniture 2009 Window Design Challenge! Trisciani participated in the contest with a number of her classmates at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Each a member of the interior design AND THE WINNER IS... June Trisciani (right) continuing education certificate program, the student designers spent the spring semester preparing their own design proposals for the 750 square foot showroom window display on the corner of Wilson and Valley Streets in Manchester.

Gary Samson was selected as the 2009 Certificate graduation speaker. Gary Samson has traveled extensively over the last thirty years documenting the peoples and cultures of the world. Assignments and book projects have taken him to Ghana, Peru, Ireland, Guatemala, Belize, Cape Breton, Quebec, Russia, France, England, and much of the United States. A native of New Hampshire, he is best known for his environmental black and white portraits of many of the state's artists, musicians, and writers as well as films he has made about New Hampshire's history and culture. His films and books have explored such topics as the Industrial Revolution and the Amoskeag Mills; famed portrait photographer, Lotte Jacobi; the murders of Norwegian immigrants on the Isles of Shoals and the migration of French Canadians to New England's textile mills in the 19th century. His most recent book is entitled: In the Blood: Cape Breton Conversations on Culture which he has coauthored with UNH professor, Burt Feinituch. Karen Pariseau, Interior Design certificate graduate, was this year's student speaker. A New Hampshire native and classically trained professional dancer and choreographer, she is proudly celebrating her 15th season anniversary as owner and artistic director of Bedford Dance Center. She is married to her husband, Dan, and is the proud mother of two sons, Jordan and Riley. Karen is thrilled to be receiving her Certificate in Interior Design from the Institute and to begin this new chapter in her life. She says,"My experience in the interior design program at the Institute has inspired me in ways I never dreamed possible." Congratulations to the Certificate class of 2009!

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MORE faculty, alumni, & student news

S T U D E N T continued Andy Lucus, class of 2007, received his MFA from the

School of Visual Arts, NYC. Congratulations Andy! We all are very proud of you!

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It is easy to share your accomplishments with the Institute. You can: call us at (603) 836-2592, email us at [email protected], or visit us online at and complete an Alumni Contact Form.

Rachel Normington, Ceramics, 2010, was juried into a

national exhibition of undergraduate ceramic work for the "2009 College Clay Collective: Ceramic Work From Emerging College Artists" shown at the Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery in Rochester, NY. Rachel's piece won the second place jurors award.



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George Schaub, Canterbury Shaker Village

Digital SLR Field Techniques

MAW001 4 Days (FH003)

Thurs. ­ Sun., 10:00 am ­ 5:00 pm (Aug. 20 ­ 23)

Lois Griffel, Morning Light 8 AM

Painting the Impressionist Landscape with Lois Griffel

MAW002 5 Days (Offsite/FB 8) Mon. ­ Fri., 9:00 am ­ 4:00 pm (Sept. 14 ­ 18, 2009)

Lois Griffel's workshops are based on her book Painting the Impressionist Landscape. The book explores learning how to see and use color to express the beautiful changing light effects of nature. This workshop focuses on color perception, control of masses, and values, with an emphasis on design and composition. This is exclusively a landscape painting class. If the weather is inclement, indoor work will include exercises, color theory, and working from the still life. There will be a slide lecture/information meeting on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 4:30 pm. Prerequisite: Open to artists of all levels using any opaque medium such as oils, waterbased oils, or pastels. You may use acrylics if you are experienced using them outdoors. Limit: 16

Block Printing with Shyamala Rao

Block Printing with Shyamala Rao

MAW004 2 Days Rao (FB 4) Sat., 9:00 am ­1:00 pm, Sun., 1:00 ­ 5:00 pm (Sept. 26 & 27, 2009)

Shyamala Rao is a textile artist from Mumbai, India, where she does commissioned work for boutiques and designers in the traditional textile craft called block printing. She has worked closely with blockmakers commissioning them to carve out intricate patterns on blocks of geometric, floral, borders, motifs, and dots in multiple colors, to create unique compositions. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12 TUITION: $100 MATERIAL FEE: $20 MATERIALS: Small blanket, fabric chalk or marker, pins to secure the fabric, scale or ruler, and apron

This four-day course will include trips to local areas for photographic opportunities at the best time of day and subsequent class time for critiques and discussion. It begins with a firstmorning "tech" session to insure that you know your way around your camera followed by days of shooting and processing images, with a special "night shoot" included to study low light and long exposure photography. Techniques covered include: selective focus, shutter dragging for flash, light and highlight control, spot and centerweighted metering, mastering manual exposure mode, backlighting, interiors, night photography, panning, reflections, in-camera sharpness, saturation and color controls, white balance, color space, Live View techniques, raw processing and output specs. All photos will be made in raw file format and raw processing for great image control will be covered in classroom and critique time. Prerequisite: PHO001, PH004, or equivalent. Limit: 15 TUITION: $450 LAB FEE: $30

Bills for the Fall 2009 semester will go out in mid-July. The Financial Aid Office encourages all families to address any outstanding paperwork in a timely manner. Also, be sure to complete the health insurance enrollment/waiver card.

TUITION: $425 MATERIAL LIST: Will be provided

before the start of class

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giving back to the community:

Community and corporate interest in commissioned and volunteer artwork by students at the Institute has been steadily on the rise. The Institute urges current students, alumni and faculty to contact the Director of Student Services at 603-836-2527 or [email protected] for available commission and volunteer opportunities.

New Connections at the Institute!


Become a fan of the Institute on Facebook! There are now three pages you can join on Facebook that will keep you on the edge of what's happening at the Institute. You can join the following pages: New Hampshire Institute of Art, New Hampshire Institute of Art Alumni, and New Hampshire Institute of Art Continuing Education.

BFA Ceramics Student Assists in High School Raku Firing

BFA Ceramics student, Amy Bettencourt, took some time out of her busy schedule to give back to the community this past April when she helped fellow BFA graduate and Bishop Guertin High School teacher Linda Fletcher with her annual Raku Firing Workshop. Amy spent an entire day assisting Linda teach students the steps that are essential to a great raku firing. Amy also spent time demonstrating her own techniques in between firing time and giving students helpful tips on how to work with clay. Amy's Description of the day: Raku is considered low fire, because the kiln only reaches about 1760 degrees F, which is still pretty hot, but we fire much hotter at the Institute. Jeff's raku kiln is an old electric bisque kiln that has been converted for this type of firing. The kiln is loaded while it is at around 700 degrees or so, and Jeff did this with a pair of gloves and a face shield. We all had long sleeved flannel shirts on; the fibers protect your skin so you and your hair don't catch on fire. At 1760 degrees, out the ware comes, removed with long pairs of special tongs and immediately placed in to metal trashcans filled with shredded newspaper. These cans create mini reduction chambers for the pieces to be effected properly. Each firing we did, these cans got reloaded with fresh shreds. The students were manning a paper shredder, helping hold the kiln lid open when we would take pieces out, and manning the lids on the trash cans. This is a process that you do not want to do by yourself. Although it can be done, it would be a lot of work for one person; the more hands the AMY BETTENCOURT / at the kiln better and faster things will go. After each firing, the pieces were removed from the barrels and stuck into buckets of water to clean them off and cool them.


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The Institute is in the process of redesigning the NHIA.EDU website in an effort to meet the growing needs of prospective students, current students, staff and faculty. Additional functionality and additional features are designed to improve the user experience. Visitors will be greeted with an updated visual NHIA.EDU / Website boasts new and improved browsing and functionality. presence that will showcase student and faculty artwork and will mirror the Institute's print publications. Some of the new features include a quick facts page, where visitors can find important numbers and statistics, a searchable events calendar, and slideshow tours of dorms, classroom and studio space. The new site will provide easier access for current students with online registration access, an updated library section, and writing studio resources. Prospective students can browse the new flash Gallery section to view current student, alumni and faculty work. To complete the website transformation, the Institute hired Mesh Agency, a full-service design and marketing firm in Nashua, NH. The project is under the direction of the Development Department and is anticipated to be completed less than 6 months. Mesh works closely with the Institute to ensure the vision of the redesign is met while providing the Institute administrative control of the entire site. "The new site will improve the visual representation of the Institute and will enhance usability while supporting the Institute's mission of educational excellence," said Jessica Kinsey, Director of Development. Enhancing the user experience and improving administrative efficiency was the principle behind the project. The new navigation creates a simple yet effective way for students and visitors to browse extensive information while reducing the administrative upkeep of the site.

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Institute Hires New Faculty

New Illustration Chairperson

The Institute is excited to welcome Jim Burke as the new Chairperson of Illustration. Burke earned his BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University in 1996 and went on to become a teacher of Illustration and Painting at Pratt Institute (Manhattan & Brooklyn) and Syracuse University. He has exhibited internationally at The Royal Academy of Art in London and is a Gold Medal recipient from the prestigious Society of Illustrators in NYC. His work and illustrated picture books have received numerous awards and starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Booklist. Locally, his work can be viewed at the Cotton Restaurant and at The Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester. On joining the Institute, Jim say's "I'm thrilled and honored to JIM BURKE / Illustration Chairperson join the faculty and administration at the Institute. The vision of the leadership and energy of the school is nothing short of miraculous. As a Manchester native, I have a special appreciation for the Institute, which has not only become a gem for the state of NH, but has established itself on the national scene." Welcome Jim!

Sebastian Lockwood

Sebastian Lockwood will join the Institute as a member of the Liberal Arts department where he will continue to teach courses in related arts. Lockwood, who teaches Visual Anthropology and Storytelling: The Art of Communication in the Institute's BFA program, has a long and impressive resume of theatrical and storytelling work. He developed his unique telling style as a poet doing improve readings on the poetry circuit in New York City and Boston. Lockwood earned two Masters degrees from Cambridge University, U.K. and his SEBASTIAN LOCKWOOD / Liberal Arts BA from Boston University. His performances have earned him numerous awards, including Paint Caesar Dead which he performed at the Institute in 2008.

Welcome New Faculty!


Rebecca Smallidge MFA, Boston University


Jim Burke, Chairperson Illustration/Faculty BFA, Syracuse University Sandra Fuhs MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

Liberal Arts

Dr. Foad Afshar Psy.D., California Coast University Sean Kramer BA, Thomas Aquinas College Bridget Mohan MA, University of Saint Andrews Micah Petillo MA, Boston College Christopher Volpe MA, University of New Hampshire Derrick Walcott MS, Southern New Hampshire University

Alison Williams Receives MFA Grant

Institute Gallery Director, Alison Williams, who received her MFA in June from Art Institute of Boston, has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation 2009 MFA Grant. The Annual MFA Grant Program was created in 1997 to help MFA painters and sculptors in furthering their artistic careers and to aid in the transition from academic to professional studio work upon graduation. The anonymously juried grant is awarded to 10 ­ 15 students from the 100 graduating MFA students who were nominated by their institutions nationwide. Funding from the Joan Mitchell Foundation will assist Williams in continuing her study of the relationship between art and garden. With these funds Williams has designed a glasshouse to assist in exploring how the structure can become a more integral part of her art making process. She uses the glasshouse as both storage, and for painting, and as a canvas itself. Alison writes of her project: Burying photographs, decaying canvases, allowing dirt, water, and plants to create marks on different surfaces; to which I then introduce spray paint, stickers and transfers, forces me to address the definition of what constitutes an art object. I hope that the house engages the viewer with my process and at the same time engages them with the garden.

Dr. Foad Afshar

The Institute is excited to announce that Dr. Afshar has been promoted to full-time Psychology Faculty in the Art Education Department. Afshar has been teaching Psychology classes as a parttime faculty at the Institute since the fall semester of 2007. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and his Masters in Education/Consulting Psychology from Harvard University and his Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from the California Coast University. He has over 25 years experience in education and psychology holding various teaching, clinical and leadership posts in these fields and is a licensed clinical mental health counselor with a small private practice in Concord, NH. On his promotion Afshar says, "I have come to learn that those who allow their minds to create beauty are indeed undiscovered geniuses. I am very excited to be a full-time member of the faculty at the Institute where creativity, ingenuity and rigorous pursuit of knowledge come together with the help of compassion and stewardship."


july-sept 2009 newsletter


A D M I N I S T R AT I O N 2009­2010

Roger Williams, President Vermay DeRossi, Executive Assistant to the President ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Patrick McCay, Academic Dean Kathy Traynor, Academic Affairs Administrator Suzanne Canali, Chairperson, Art Education Peter Clive, Chairperson, Painting Joel Gill, Chairperson, Foundations Rane Hall, Chairperson, Liberal Arts Maureen Mills, Chairperson, Ceramics Jim Burke, Interim Chairperson, Illustration Gary Samson, Chairperson, Photography Chris Archer, Ceramics Studio Manager Lisa Arnold, Assistant to the Department Chairpersons Beverly Conway, Photography Faculty Martin Fox, Art History Faculty Jen Getchell, Assistant to the Department Chairpersons Marcus Greene, Painting Faculty Jane LeBlanc, Assistant Registrar Glen Scheffer, Photography Studio Manager Jonathan Simon, Illustration Faculty Gail Sora, Registrar David Wells, Director of Advising Jennifer Whitten, Writing Studio Coordinator Alison Williams, Gallery Director ENROLLMENT & STUDENT SERVICES Liam Sullivan, Director of Enrollment and Student Services Amanda Abbott, Assistant Director of Enrollment Jennifer Chagnon, Admissions Administrator Nina Earley, Admissions Officer Heather Hilton, Admissions Officer Cindy Rizza, Admissions Officer Cami Czohara, Director of Financial Aid Joan Hannan, Financial Aid Assistant Sara Prindiville, Financial Aid Assistant Loula Kalampalikis, Student Services Director Tanya Popoloski, Counselor Zachary Rowe, Resident Director/Housing Assistant Ian Hartsoe, Resident Director Whitney Williams, Resident Director CONTINUING EDUCATION Karen Francis, Director of Continuing Education Diane Vesci, Continuing Education Coordinator Phoebe Ann Neiswenter, Interior Design Coordinator DEVELOPMENT Jessica Kinsey, Director of Development Katie Berger, Public Relations Manager Julia Lafleur, Development Assistant FACILITIES Jon Woodcock, Facilities Manager Phil Cusson, Facilities and Maintenance Technician David LaForce, Facilities and Maintenance Technician Gary Moore, Facilities and Maintenance Technician Jorge Vargas, Facilities and Maintenance Technician Dick McAlpine, Security Guard John Ranfos, Security Guard Matt Sell, Security Guard Chris Starks, Security Guard Sam Trioli, Security Guard FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Erik Gross, Vice President of Finance and Administration Renee Beal, Controller Catherine Consentino, Bursar Erwan De Beckers, IT Specialist Michelle Gagnon, Payroll & Benefits Specialist Diane Lamy, Business Services Manager Drew Royer, Director of Information Technology Bill Scimone, Human Resources Director TETI LIBRARY Monica McCarter, Director of the Library Sarah Ballard, Circulation Manager Elise Daniel, Assistant Librarian, Technical Services Elizabeth Holmes, Weekend Reference Librarian Martha Sawyer, Reference Assistant Michelle Ray, Assistant Librarian, Reference CAMPUS RESOURCES Joe Vivilecchia, Retail Manager Maurice Beauchemin, Assistant Retail Manager Whitney Williams, Café Manager



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an exhibition of altered books by members of the WCA. This fall there will be a trip to visit an artists book collection and a workshop on making artists books run by Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer.

STEVE BOOTH / Photograph

Annual Certificate and Continuing Education Exhibition

July 18 ­ August 21, 2009 Amherst and French Building Galleries Opening Reception: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 4:00 pm On display in the Amherst Street and French Building Galleries and select studios, this exhibition features works by the 2009 recipients of Certificates in Ceramics, Interior Design, Painting and Photography. Also on display are works by Continuing Education students from the 2008 ­ 09 academic year. Each medium offered at the Institute will be represented in the exhibition. A $300 Best of Show will be awarded at the Opening Reception plus $100 award certificates towards a Continuing Education Class.

The New Hampshire Institute of Art is proud to present an exhibition representing the Institute's talented Faculty Members. Campus galleries will feature artwork from all departments in all mediums.

Friday, October 9, 2009 John Teti will present a tour of his artist's and rare book collection. Teti has a dazzling kaleidoscope of books that serve as examples of unique approaches to bookmaking. In addition, he will present a few of the more recent limited edition books that are exquisitely printed and impressive examples of the finest book printing. They contain plates as platinum prints, silver gelatin prints, or hand pulled gravures.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to make artists books for an exhibition which opens Thursday, October 15, 2009. The library will have some old books and maps which can be used. The library has offered a purchase prize ­ the winning book will become part of the Teti Rare Book collection. Galleries are wheelchair accessible and all exhibitions are free and open to the public. Please contact Gallery director Alison Williams at (603) 836-2573 or [email protected] for more information. You may also visit our website at


October 7 ­ November 6, 2009 Amherst Gallery Opening Reception: October 7, 2009 Considered one of America's most important living figurative artists, Witkin is revered for his penetrating psychological portraits and haunting political narratives. A virtuoso figurative painter whose work mixes elements of the old masters, social realism and Abstract Expressionism, Jerome Witkin refers to himself as a "cornball humanist." This exhibition showcases 13 of Witkin's preparatory sketches ­ artworks in there own right these works allow us some insight into how Jerome prepares to create his paintings.

Art Ex Libris Artists Book extravaganza

October 7 ­ November 6, 2009 Vault Gallery ­ Fuller Hall This month long Artists Book Event will start with a two week exhibit in the Vault Gallery of work by book artists Michelle Ray and Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer, concurrently in Fuller Hall will be

public presentations

FBI Art Theft program

September 17, 2009 French Auditorium, 5:30 pm Special Agent Geoff Kelly will discuss the FBI's Art Theft program. Art and cultural property crime ­ which includes theft, fraud, looting, and trafficking across state and international lines -- is a looming criminal enterprise with estimated losses running as high as $6 billion annually. To recover these precious pieces--and to bring these criminals to justice--the FBI uses a dedicated Art Crime Team of 13 Special Agents to investigate, supported by three Special Trial Attorneys for prosecutions...and it mans the National Stolen Art File, a computerized index of reported stolen art and cultural properties for the use of law enforcement agencies across the world.

Annual Faculty Exhibition

September 1 ­ October 2, 2009 All Gallery Spaces on campus Opening Reception: September 9, 2009

Jerome Witkin

October 28, 2009 French Auditorium, 5:30 pm Jerome Witkin is revered as one of America's foremost contemporary figurative painters. Witkin will discuss how he develops ideas and brings them to life in paint. Witkin is considered one the greatest contemporary narrative painters, who often creates works of tremendous scale. He has dealt with political themes, such as torture, assassination and the AIDS epidemic. Many critics consider his paintings of the Holocaust to be among the most coercive of the subject.

GARY SAMSON / Cabot Trail

july-sept 2009 newsletter



Digital SLR Field Techniques

August 20 ­ 23


Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Manchester, NH Permit No. 171

148 Concord Street Manchester, NH 03104-4858

C O M I N G FA L L 2 0 0 9

Painting the Impressionist Landscape with Lois Griffel

September 14 ­ 18

Block Printing with Shyamala Rao

September 26 & 27


J U LY- A U G 2 0 0 9

Student Photography / ELIZABETH ELLENWOOD



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