Taught by JPAA Members

Saturday, April 28, 2018
9 am – 1230 pm
(rain date Sunday April 29)
Nature Photo Workshop with Erik Gehring
Hunnewell Building
Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Improve your photographs of nature in this half-day workshop – a talk followed by hands-on experience.  Learn about composition, color, light, depth of field and focus. Bring your camera and manual.  For beginners and advanced beginners.  Sponsored by the Arnold Arboretum and the Eliot School.

Two Fridays: May 4 and 11, 2018
10 am – 1 pm
Photographing Outdoors with Erik Gehring
Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple Street, Arlington, MA

In two sessions, Erik will provide tips, tricks, and photographic theory to help you create unique and dramatic images of trees and the landscapes they inhabit. Both sessions will feature classroom time and then field work in nearby Menotomy Rocks Park to take photographs.  Sponsored by Arlington Community Education.

Sunday, May 20, 2018
2 – 4pm
Making the Most of Open Studios with Jessica Burko
Commonwealth Salon
(first floor of McKim Building)
BPL Central Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Participating in Open Studios is not just an opportunity to show your work, it’s also a way of expanding visibility and making authentic connections with audiences both new and returning. Make the most of your open studios experience by understanding the power of Arts Marketing and strengthening your outreach strategy through social media, e-marketing, print materials, engagement, and follow-up. Sharpen your planning process and learn best practices when it comes to thoughtful presentation. Discover how to capture the interest of your viewers and make a long-lasting positive impression. This workshop will be led by Jessica Burko. Register here:

Sunday, May 20, 2018
10 am – 12 pm

Photographing Kids and Families Outdoors with Erik Gehring
Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA
Erik's sons, Carl and William (ages 9 & 7) and their friends Coco, Lili and Cici (ages 9, 7, & 3) will serve as models as the group wanders Crane Beach at low tide.  Sponsored by Blue Hour Photo Ventures.

Two Fridays, June 1 and June 8, 2018
10 am – 4 pm
Photographing, Preparing, and Organizing Artwork for Submission with Erik Gehring
Concord Art
37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA

In this two day workshop, Erik will photograph attendees’ work and demonstrate how to organize your catalog and streamline your workflow as you prepare images of your artwork for publicity and submission to exhibitions.  Sponsored by Concord Art.

Sunday, June 24, 2018
10 am – 12 pm
Erik Gehring
Natural Light Portraits
Old North Bridge, Concord, MA

Allie Richards and Erik Gehring will lead the group in wandering around the Old North Bridge in Concord. Male and female models will be provided.  Sponsored by Blue Hour Photo Ventures.

Any Friday!
Friday Afternoon Portrait drawing/painting
2 - 4pm every Friday (except holidays)
Menino Art Center
26 Central Avenue, Hyde Park

A live model is provided. Participants may make a $5.00 donation help cover the model fee. A weekly posting to the Art Center’s facebook page ( announces any cancellations and the name of the scheduled model.
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Build Your Own Workshop
with Jessica Burko
SoWa Boston, MA

Choose from creative arts and arts marketing topics, gather your friends, and schedule your workshop. Topics include: The Power of Arts Marketing, Writing for Artists, Paper Quilts, and Image Transfers. Click HERE for more information.

Francesca D'Elia
Watercolor Workshop

Learn how to create beautiful, pure color paintings, as taught by Watercolorist and Specialist Francesca D'Elia. By adapting the 1800 technique the"English Method". Francesca has developed a looser, freer, painting style, which will enable you to you to experience a faster, easier method of painting with the watercolor medium.
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Exhibitions Including
Art by JPAA Members

January 1 – May 8, 2018
Erik Gehring
Tree Talk Online Exhibition
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

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March 17 - June 24, 2018
Barney Levitt
'April Showers And May Flowers': New England Reborn
Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Avenue

A Juried Show featuring artwork inspired by springtime in New England

April 6 – April 22, 2018
Erik Gehring
Boston Biennial V
Slideshow of work at Atlantic Works Gallery
80 Border Street, East Boston, MA 02128

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April 9 – May 11, 2018
Reception: TBD based on Mayor Walsh’s availability
Erik Gehring
HPAA’s 29th Annual Scollay Square Exhibition
Scollay Square Gallery
Boston City Hall
1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201

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April 12 – May 21, 2018
Erik Gehring
Black and White Photography
South Shore Art Center
119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA

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April 26 – May 21, 2018
Reception: Friday, May 4, 5-7 pm
Erik Gehring
All New England Photography Show
Falmouth Art Center
137 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA

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May 6 – June 2, 2018
Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2 - 5 pm
Erik Gehring
8th Annual Fine Art of Photography
Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North Street, Plymouth, MA

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