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  • 40th Annual Jack Parfitt Exhibition opens Aug. 2 at New Hampshire Art Association

    PORTSMOUTH – Seventy-three entries for the 40th Annual Jack Parfitt Photography Exhibition were selected by juror Iaritza Menjivar and will be on display during the month of August at the New Hampshire Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.
     
    NHAA members and non-members were invited to submit one or two photographs for consideration. There will be an opening reception with awards to the top three chosen by the juror on Friday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.

    This year’s juror is Iaritza Menjivar, a documentary photographer and associate director at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Mass. Menjivar’s current long-term project, “First Generation,” documents the consequences of immigration and the first generation of children of Latino immigrants.

    Jack Parfitt was active in his community as well as being an adventurer and expert photographer who spent his last 12 years traveling extensively. His travels included Russia, China, Afghanistan, Morocco and Iceland and Africa. 
    Parfitt was given unheard of permission to photograph the Great Wall of China. He shared his art with the community and state by composing a series of slides and lecture presentations. 

    He was a board member of the N.H. Art Association and there is a juried memorial art exhibit in his name every year. 

    Sponsored prizes are donated by Hunt’s Photo and Video, Camera Commons and Image Arts Etc.
     
    Go & Do
    40thAnnual Jack Parfitt Juried Photography Exhibition
     
    Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Main Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth NH
    When: July 31 to Sept. 1. Opening reception and awards presentation, Friday, Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.
     
     
    Artwork:
    “Iced Leaves” by Bradford Towne
    “Blue Dress I” by Tim Avery
    “Water Color View” by Christy Utter