Adirondacks from Addison, VT – © Greg Nikas


Come celebrate the third Newburyport ArtWalk August 18, at Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn St.

FEATURING :

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto.
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro.
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas.

EZRA SESTO

Ezra’s parents gave her the gift of seeing light, spaces, and objects differently—with a creative eye. Like a sixth sense, this way of seeing, connecting with the world in a deep creative manor, can’t be taught. It’s in the blood, it’s intuitive, it’s authentic. This small collection of photographs represents how she connects with the world.

 

Echeveria Plant – © Ezra Sesto


VINCET LEMONNIER FERRO

Born in Rio to a French mother and a Portuguese Father, Vincent Lemonnier Ferro moved with his family to Paris at the age of 11 and lived in some of the prettiest areas of Paris for 25 years. His fascination for Photography started around that age with a strong focus on Paris “street photography”, quickly influenced by Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz and Brassaï.

Place Louis Aragon – Paris © Vincent Lemonnier Ferro


GREG NIKAS

Greg has been photographing the world around him since he was a young man growing up in Ipswich, MA. From those early days to the present his work has brought him much recognition in the commercial photography world. Time and time again Greg has returned to the landscape as nourishment for his creative soul. His images are deeply personal and often compared to fine art.

Hellcat Marsh – Plum Island © Greg Nikas


OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, August, 18,  1 – 6 p.m. during Newburyport ArtWalk

Light refreshments will be served.


25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs.


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to the art of photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

To see a larger selection of our images, please roll your cursor over the ARTIST link in the menu bar above.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured on this blog, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

 


Come celebrate the second Newburyport ArtWalk June 23, at Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn St.

FEATURING :

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto.
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro.
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas.

EZRA SESTO

Ezra’s parents gave her the gift of seeing light, spaces, and objects differently—with a creative eye. Like a sixth sense, this way of seeing, connecting with the world in a deep creative manor, can’t be taught. It’s in the blood, it’s intuitive, it’s authentic. This small collection of photographs represents how she connects with the world.

Spencer Pierce Little Farm – Newbury, MA

© Ezra Sesto


VINCET LEMONNIER FERRO

Born in Rio to a French mother and a Portuguese Father, Vincent Lemonnier Ferro moved with his family to Paris at the age of 11 and lived in some of the prettiest areas of Paris for 25 years. His fascination for Photography started around that age with a strong focus on Paris “street photography”, quickly influenced by Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz and Brassaï.

Waiting for a Friend – Paris

© Vincent Lemonnier Ferro


GREG NIKAS

Greg has been photographing the world around him since he was a young man growing up in Ipswich, MA. From those early days to the present his work has brought him much recognition in the commercial photography world. Time and time again Greg has returned to the landscape as nourishment for his creative soul. His images are deeply personal and often compared to fine art.

Palm Frond – Grand Cayman

© Greg Nikas


OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, June 23, 1 – 6 p.m. during Newburyport ArtWalk

Light refreshments will be served.


25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to the art of photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

To see a larger selection of our images, please roll your cursor over the ARTIST link in the menu bar above.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured on this blog, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

ll tuffatore, 1951 – © Nino Migliori

 


For over 40 years, Jim Fitts has been a college professor, art exhibition curator, photography collector, blogger, and portfolio reviewer. All that while, he was pursuing a very successful career in graphic design and advertising.

His self-professed collecting addiction helped him put together a uniquely personal collection of 20th century photography. Jim will tell tales of his adventures in the art world as well as answer questions about building an art collection, developing a personal portfolio, and getting your work published.

Jim will also share with the audience a small number of pieces from his personal collection.


Jim Fitts

Jim has been a fine arts photography teacher, lecturer, curator, and photographer for over 30 years. He is an avid collector with a focus on 20th century and contemporary American photographs.

Jim was a professor at Mount Ida College. Previously, Jim was a teacher at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. He has also held the position of Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.

Jim launched photoweenie.com, a website that offers photobook reviews as well as presenting new work by emerging and established photographers. It is considered one of the premier fine arts photography websites, and has had over 1,000,000 hits in the past year.

Jim is one half of Fitts&Wolinsky, a partnership with master photographer Cary Wolinsky, providing photography portfolio reviews and business consulting.

Jim has curated several photography exhibitions for the PRC/MIT Gallery. He has served as a reviewer for the Photolucida portfolio reviews and the FotoFest portfolio reviews. He has also served as a portfolio reviewer for the New England Portfolio Reviews and the Savannah College of Art and Design reviews. He has curated the SSAC Photography Now exhibition as well as serving twice as a juror for their member exhibition. In 2011, he co-curated Instant Connections, an exhibition of photographs by photographers who use Polaroid technology in the creation of their work and in 2012 he curated Grunts: The GI Experience at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston. In the fall of 2013, he co-curated What I Did On My Summer Vacation also at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston. In 2017, he co-curated Boston Celebrity at the Panopticon Gallery and panAFRICAproject at the Mount Ida College School of Design Gallery.

His mixed media work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

Jim Fitts has had an award-winning career in advertising, design and corporate identity. He held the position of Executive Creative Director at Avenue, Inc. in Chicago and Creative Director at HHCC in Boston and in Europe. Jim was Creative Director for Monster.com and a partner at ClarkeGowardFitts.


North Shore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts



Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Thursday, 24 May 2018

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.

(Click here for tickets)


There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for Collectingphotographyby GERRY BADGER.

People have been collecting photographs since the first shots were taken, but its growth in the last decade has been phenomenal. Yet photographs are complex objects involving a minefield of specialist and technical issues. Collectingphotography assembles all the knowledge and information the first-timer needs. It analyzes every aspect of the art, shows how to build a collection, discusses the photographic print, and offers advice on displaying and caring for the images. Written by photography historian and collector Gerry Badger, this highly readable guide is supplemented with advice from some of the world’s leading collectors, curators, and dealers.

1 ticket for $1

5 tickets for $4

10 tickets for $8

 

 

 



 

 

Joppa Flats – © Greg Nikas

 


During our winter break, we renovated the gallery and added some new images. Come celebrate with us during the 1st Newburyport ArtWalk, April 21, and see our NEW LOOK & NEW WORK!

FEATURING :

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto.
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro.
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas.

EZRA SESTO

Ezra’s parents gave her the gift of seeing light, spaces, and objects differently—with a creative eye. Like a sixth sense, this way of seeing, connecting with the world in a deep creative manor, can’t be taught. It’s in the blood, it’s intuitive, it’s authentic. This small collection of photographs represents how she connects with the world.

Lilies on Paper – © Ezra Sesto

VINCET LEMONNIER FERRO

Born in Rio to a French mother and a Portuguese Father, Vincent Lemonnier Ferro moved with his family to Paris at the age of 11 and lived in some of the prettiest areas of Paris for 25 years. His fascination for Photography started around that age with a strong focus on Paris “street photography”, quickly influenced by Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz and Brassaï.

Inspired by Notre-Dame – © Vincent Ferro

GREG NIKAS

Greg has been photographing the world around him since he was a young man growing up in Ipswich, MA. From those early days to the present his work has brought him much recognition in the commercial photography world. Time and time again Greg has returned to the landscape as nourishment for his creative soul. His images are deeply personal and often compared to fine art.

Adirondacks – © Greg Nikas

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, August 21, 1 – 6 p.m. during Newburyport ArtWalk

Light refreshments will be served.


25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to the art of photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

To see a larger selection of our images, please roll your cursor over the ARTIST link in the menu bar above.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured on this blog, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

Chinatown, Boston, MA – © George Disario


The streets have long been the proving ground for many legendary photographers. Names such as Mary Ellen Mark, Robert Frank, Dorothea Lange, Vivian Maier or Cartier-Bresson may come to mind. Today, original prints of their work are highly prized and often fetch tens of thousands of dollars each. With the spread of social media platforms, more photographers than ever are out there in the streets touching our collective consciousness.

George Disario

Join me for a deep dive into the philosophy, history and current culture of Street Photography. We will screen imagery that will transport us through seldom seen windows into the past and present. I’ll share my work as well as some personal street stories from growing up in East Boston as insight into the mind of a street photographer.

This will not be a dry history lesson or an f-stop driven, technical conversation. It will be a visual celebration, a converging perspective aimed at placing a spot light on this photo culture.

In the end, you will see how close you are to photography that really matters and how the most amazing things are hidden right behind fear.

I hope you’ll come with me for a fun, insider’s view to celebrate this beautiful fine art photography form.


North Shore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts


Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Thursday, 5 April 2018

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge

(Click here for tickets)


There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for THE AMERICANS, by Robert Frank.

First published in France in 1958, then in the United States in 1959, Robert Frank’s The Americans changed the course of twentieth-century photography. More of an ode or a poem than a literal document, the book is as powerful and provocative today as it was 56 years ago.

 

1 ticket for $1

5 tickets for $4

10 tickets for $8

 

 


About North Shore Photography Lecture Series

North Shore Photography Lecture Series (NSPLS) is part of the Firehouse Center for the Arts’ Newburyport Lyceum Speaker Series. NSPLS is co-produced by Firehouse Center for the Arts and Sweethaven Gallery.

Nearly everyone is a Photographer now, thanks to smart phones and digital technology—but few of us really understand the Art. Whether you are a novice or advanced, The North Shore Photography Lecture Series will open your eyes to the artistic world of photography. It will suggest new ways to look at photographs, and spark a new reverence for the little digital cameras in our lives.

The lecturers are professionals who have spent their careers dedicated to some aspect of photography—as pro shooters, educators, connoisseurs, and even a designer of photography books. They will guide you through the magic of the photographic medium—not so much about technical tips, but rather about how some photographers have raised the humble medium to an art, or have used it as an agent for social change. The lectures are also designed to engage the general public in exploring the art of photography, and to inspire up and coming photographers to pursue their dreams by listening to the words of and seeing examples of passionate, working pros.

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” (Elliot Erwitt)

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” (Aaron Siskind)



 


North Shore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts


Thursday, February 1, 2018

7:00 – 8:30 P.M.

Tickets: Adults $10.00 – Students $5.00

+ $2.00 ticketing fee

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


The problem with any shooter, like myself, that is constantly working, is we forget to get off the train at multiple stops – instead it’s been a race from the start to the last stop.

A trip to Mexico City to spend a couple of day working on a project for the Broad institute, I had the privilege to photograph Señor Carlos Slim, at that time the richest man in the world. It was a career changing experience. Here I was with a man worth upwards of 87 billion dollars, but soon discovered that his real worth was his wisdom. We talked a bit and he shared with me some words for my children. We discussed the difference between writing a check at tax time and the virtue of giving of yourself, your time. I returned to Boston and embarked on a new direction of choosing a different non-profit organization each year to do a pro bono portrait series. I was stepping back into the studio and exploring a new dramatic photographic direction that not only challenged me photographically, but also socially. The first year I did a series of profile images for Special Olympics, that was displayed as life size images during their gala at the ICA and outside media. The next year I worked with the Friendship House. They provide services to enhance the emotional, behavioral, and social well-being of children. I next embarked on a campaign for Spare Change, the Cambridge newspaper for the homeless.

My current project is working for ROCA, an organization using a four-year intervention model for the highest-risk young people. I will tell anyone that will listen these have been some of the most rewarding shoots of my career—and I feel the work shows it. I’m humbled by the response from the people that have allowed me into their lives—and to them I say thank you.


About Len Rubenstein

It has been a great ride. It’s going stronger than ever.

I get to live in other people’s worlds, be it for five minutes, a day or a week. Some are newborns, some are cadavers, some in amazing homes, some are homeless, the richest man in the world money-wise, and the richest people family-wise. It doesn’t matter, they all have a story to tell, and I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to document it. 

I’m as passionate today as when I started. I live in a small Irish sea town twenty miles south of Boston called Scituate. The locals call me O’Rubenstein.

My job, “a great dinnertime conversation”.
I have many of you to thank. “Thank You”

Clients include: American Express, Aetna , Bank One, Bank of Tokyo, Bausch & Lomb, Biogen, Blackstone Group, Campbell Soup Company, Charles River Labs, Deutsche Bank, Disney, Fidelity, Fleet, Genzyme, GTE, IBM, Liberty Mutual, Marriott, Merrill Lynch, Novell, and Reebok.


For more information about the photography lecture series, click here.


SPONSORS


 

Studio Window I — Graphite on paper – 22 x 20″ – Cindia Sanford


Sweethaven Gallery

25L Inn Street

Newburyport, MA

Now through January 7, 2018

ENCORE HOLIDAY OPENING — MEET THE ARTIST   

Friday, December 22, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served 

To see a portfolio of the paintings and drawings included in this show,

CLICK HERE.


“From my studio window in winter, the maple leaves are absent and snow clings to bark and branches. By day, month and year the view alters. A branch falls. Entire trees disappear. Sunrise, sunset.” Cindia Sanford


 

 

 

NEW PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS

Sweethaven Gallery

25L Inn Street
Newburyport, MA
December 7, 2017 — January 7, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION — MEET THE ARTIST   
Saturday, December 9, 1:00–6:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

CINDIA SANFORD is known for her evocative and atmospheric paintings and drawings of landscapes both vast and intimate. She writes:

“As a child I spent many precious hours with my grandfather, exploring the forest and fields surrounding his home in Lancaster, Massachusetts. I learned to move quietly among trees, to listen, to feel, to see. The perfume of sweet fern, the haunting song of a wood thrush, the bitter/minty taste of a wintergreen leaf found on the forest floor. An ancient uprooted tree with gnarled roots pointing to sky. Much is sensed, yet unseen. A ripple just below the surface, a rustling in the shadows. Something undefinable passing through. My emotional and spiritual connections with the land are founded in these memories.”

This exhibit at Sweethaven Gallery, her third, presents new paintings and drawings completed within the past year. She has exhibited nationally in galleries for forty years.


To see a portfolio of the paintings and drawings included in this show, CLICK HERE.


 


North Shore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts


 


CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 


Newburyport ArtWalk — Nov. 4, 11–6pm

OPENING RECEPTION – MEET THE ARTIST – 1–6PM

light refreshments will be served

25L Inn Street — Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

www.sweethavengallery.com

This show runs from November 1 – December 3


Born in Rio de Janeiro to a French mother and a Portuguese father, both working in the printing and publishing industry, Vincent Lemonnier Ferro followed his family to Paris at the age of 11 and lived in some of the prettiest areas of Paris for 25 years.


His fascination for Photography started around that age with a strong focus on Paris “street photography”, quickly influenced by Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz and  Brassaï. He developed skills in darkroom printing techniques, and made a point to quickly install a darkroom wherever he lived throughout the years.


He wanted to capture what he loved about Paris, but it’s hard to photograph the place where you live. “I was not interested in photographing the immediacy of the objects in front of me and the people rushing to work, but instead, to capture the very substance of the city.” He started using a camera from the 40s that had belonged to his grandfather, and remembers the first print that emerged from the chemical baths in his darkroom in 1997; an image was slowly forming under his eyes that he could not recognize at first: a beautiful view of the Seine appearing through a tinted window. “I had the print Man Strolling along the Seine, with Dog still wet in my hands, and I was perplexed at how this photograph, taken a couple of days before, could look so old and profound to my eyes. I stood frozen in my darkroom with a large smile across my face and water drops still coming out of the print. A door had opened. It was a magical moment. I had found a way to reveal the latent images I wanted to show!

Full of regained energy, he started a quest for over 2 years, going scrupulously every week to the same spots he had chosen for his project. He also decided to minimize the number of signs that could reveal the age of some photographs, leaving them in the background, or avoiding them altogether. His new photographs had now a certain patina; they looked more composed, much better balanced, prettier, more interesting. Closer to the very substance he had been wanting to capture of his town, Paris.

“I am very happy to be presenting this almost timeless body of work that I called “Time in Paris” at the Sweethaven Gallery; with this show a new era is opening for these photographs.”

In 1999, a Software company invited Vincent to join their New York offices, but he eventually moved to Newburyport, where he lives today.


Vincent has exhibited in public locations in Paris and London, and in Newburyport at The Firehouse Center for the Arts in 2016.