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Noted Photographers to Auction Prints for Flood Victims
Nashville, TN –May14, 2010 – The Society of Nashville Artistic Photographers (SNAP) has organized an auction of
highly collectable photographs to benefit victims of the recent catastrophic flood. The event, named Focus on
Recovery, will take place on June 4, 2010 from 6 p.m. –10 p.m., at 211 East 17th St. (at Fatherland), in East Nashville,
once the site of the Plowhaus Gallery. There will be a preview party on June 3, 2010 from 7-9 pm. All proceeds will go
to Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization with over 200 affiliates of local architects and
contractors who rebuild homes for the disabled, the aging and homeowners affected by natural disasters.
Photographers donating prints include; Herman Leonard, John Guider, Jim McGuire, Fred Clarke, Michel Leroy, Mark
Boughton, John Baeder, Jerry Atnip, Jack Spencer, Stacey Irvin, Barry A. Noland, Teresa M. Sims, Judy Kuniansky,
Nicholas Dantona, Pierre Vreyen, Kay Ramming….and many other noted members of SNAP. There will be additional
photographers added as we get closer to the event.
As Nashville begins to understand the breath of the devastation, local groups are emerging with creative ways to
provide assistance to the many residents affected by the floodwaters. And SNAP is no exception. SNAP president, Eric
Denton, has put out the call to its roster of two hundred members and many other noted photographers.
Mr. Denton stated, “We want to respond to this crisis and we believe that putting up our images up for auction to raise
money for the victims is our best way to participate.”
He also noted that the images for auction are not necessarily from or about the flood, but some of the most marketable
images from the photographers’ personal works and editions.
Wendy Whittemore, former SNAP president and event organizer said, “The Nashville community has always shown a
commitment to supporting its local artists, and this is our way of reciprocating. The auction will provide an array of
incredible photography available at auction-level prices. We’re confident everyone will benefit. ”Ms. Whittemore also
reminded us that all purchases are tax-deductable.
Dallas Caudle, of Smith Gee Studios and Rebuilding Together Nashville’s local contact, has noted that, “We are in the
process of raising $250,000 to $500,000 to rebuild 50 Homes in Nashville that were damaged by the flooding. This
work will begin July 1st and conclude around September 30th. We already have sponsorship support pledged from
Sears, LP Building products, and Pepsi.
Our corporate sponsors will match the funds raised by SNAP’s
photography auction. We are very thankful.”
Although the crisis is serious, the event will be conducted in a positive spirit to rally the community’s hearts, minds and
purses. Along with some very impressive photographs, SNAP will provide music, wine, beverages and snacks.
About the Society for Nashville Artistic Photographers
The Society for Nashville’s Artistic Photographers provides a forum for presenting and discussing member’s work in
formal and informal settings. Members foster artistic growth through an open dialogue of insightful criticism and
feedback. The group will endorse and engage in local and regional
photographic exhibitions and activities. We are dedicated to inspiring photographers
and promoting photographic art in Nashville, Tennessee.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and
revitalize communities. Our network of more than 200 affiliates provides free rehabilitation and critical
repairs to the homes of low-income Americans.
Sponsors: Aerial Innovations of TN, Inc., Phillips Printing, Woodland Wine Merchant