October 2008 at the Chelmsford Library
"Nature's Seasons"
The photographs of Vera Kaufman
Reception: Saturday, October 4, 2008
2-4 p.m.
Music by pianist Ernie Woessner

Vera Kaufman received her photography education at the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences in New Hampshire. Her courses included both black-and-white and color photography with additional training in darkroom and studio portraiture. She also participated in black-and-white photography training with Gary Samson, a well-known New Hampshire portrait photographer and filmmaker.

Thereafter Vera continued to pursue her interest in photography while she was involved in the antique art pottery business both as a dealer and collector. This experience gave her a unique perspective of form. Several of the images she took have been published in reference books on antique ceramics.

She is a member of the First Parish Fine Art Photo Club, Concord, Massachusetts, and The Chelmsford Art Society. In 2007 Vera’s nature photos were on display at the Bedford Public Library for the juried exhibit "Wilds of Bedford". The Chelmsford Art Society chose
her photograph "Misty Morning Milkweed" for a special calendar published for this year’s 40th anniversary of the 4th of July Art Festival exhibit. Vera won two awards at the 4th of July Art Festival, first place in the category non-professional photography with Hummingbird Hawk Moth 2 and Best of Show with Hibiscus 1.

Vera’s current photography exhibit "Nature’s Seasons" will be on display at the Chelmsford Public Library for the month of October 2008. Vera Kaufman is a resident of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.