September SNAP Notes…

Next Meeting, New Location!

Due to Emily Passino’s efforts, SNAP now has a meeting place while Dury’s moves to their new home.

For September 27 and October 25 (and November 22, if we need it), we will meet here:

Room 124 Belmont United Methodist Church 2007 Acklen Avenue / PO Box 120098 Nashville, Tennessee 37212 

Emily says:  Best entrance is across from the community center on the side. Could be parking available in the back lot next to the side entrance. Certainly for this first meeting we’ll need some volunteers to arrive early and post signs and/or direct people to the meeting room and get it all set up. And Jo Fields has offered to make directional signs and to contribute the voluntary fee…Thank you Jo.

Our meeting this month will again be the popular ‘group critique’ in which we each bring 3-4 prints of projects on which we are currently working. After time for general viewing, we will briefly discuss our project and open it up for Q&A (critique) from the members. Depending on how many decide to participate, each person will have 10-15 minutes (?) So gather up your prints (don’t need to be mounted) and brush up on the Artists Statement (doesn’t need to be formal) about your project.

It would be useful if you would let me, Tom Keller, know that you are planning to participate, but if you decide to at the last minute, that’s OK too.

Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery – Tranquility Show…

At least a dozen S.N.A.P. members are in this exhibit. Please show your support.

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Steve McCurry Exhibit at Baldwin Photographic Gallery – MTSU

BALDWIN PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY – MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY August 29th through October 20th, 2016

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“Steve McCurry” Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. McCurry has created unforgettable images over six continents and numerous countries. His body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike. His work celebrates the human element, his most noted work the image of the Afghan Girl.

The gallery is located in the Bragg Media and Entertainment building on MTSU campus and is open from 8:30am – 4:30pm. (Thanks to Bill Lund for researching this information)

 

Nashville Community Darkroom…

The NCD is twin-lens-blackwhite1making available one premium full time artist membership. The premium membership benefits include exclusive use of our 575+ square foot warehouse space, which can be used as a private photo or art studio. The space includes separate rear access, a (not luxurious, but functional) bathroom, electricity, and wat
er. It is not heated or cooled, but temperature remains relatively comfortable throughout the year.

Monthly membership dues also include  Full access to our darkroom facilities  Discounts on classes  Discounts on paper and film at Dury’s Photography. Existing members can upgrade to this tier at a discounted rate. A shared membership at this level may be considered.

For more info, contact us at nashvillecommunitydarkroom@gmail.com.

 

Fashion Photography Workshop…

David Morel sent information about a Fashion Workshop: I had one of the people leading an upcoming fashion workshop at Westlight Studios offering a discount to members of a different photo group I belong to. I know nothing about the people running the workshop, so I am not endorsing, just sharing. The discount code is: 100NSV_DM

Here is a link to the workshop registration: http://jodijonesstudio.com/nashville

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting and other items…

SNAP August, 2016 Meeting

Our August meeting will NOT be at Dury’s … instead, we will be holding a Juror’s Critique on August 23, 5:30 – 7:00 at Provence. This time, we have asked Zak, our judge, to specifically discuss each piece as well as to make some general statements about pictures he did not select.

Exhibition Opportunity

Tennessee State Fair – Creative Arts Photography (https://tsf.fairwire.com/default.aspx)
Creative Arts Deadlines
Mail-In Postmarked by August 12, 2016
Online Deadline August 19, 2016

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New Exhibition

Images of Centennial Park in the Twentieth Century – The exhibit features postcards spanning the 113 years that the Parthenon has stood as the crown jewel of Nashville. Images of Centennial Park in the Twentieth Century is on view at the Parthenon Museum until October 26

SNAP Notes for August…

 

Our next exhibition, “Inspired by the Cinema”, is ready for installation at Provence! The block information for those participating is due TODAY, so if you are a procrastinator, you only have a few hours to whip up an excuse J Tomorrow, Monday, is the day for taking down photographs in the “Patterns” Exhibit and hanging the “Cinema” pictures. Wesley will be there 1:00 – 6:00 and I plan to be there to help…If you would like to assist as well for all or part of that time, please drop in.

Artist’s Reception is Tuesday, August 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Emily has called for volunteers to help promote both the show and reception on social media and by designing and/or producing cards, lobby fliers and posters (for the Belcourt Theatre), etc. Also, donations of wine (a couple of boxes), plastic cups and name tags will be greatly appreciated.

Our August meeting will NOT be at Dury’s … instead, we will be holding a Juror’s Critique on August 23, 5:30 – 7:00 at Provence. This time, we have asked Zak, our judge, to specifically discuss each piece as well as to make some general statements about pictures he did not select.

Juror Criteria

At our July meeting, Emily Passino discussed SNAP’s Juror Criteria. Emily, Wesley and “the Gray Beards” exchanged emails on this topic and came to the following conclusion: Jurors will be asked to rank all submissions, from 1 to ___, with the cut-off for accepting works at the space available. We felt that being an “artistic society”, we should rely completely on the selections of our guest judges. Having said so, we firmly believe the membership should be engaged in this kind of decision, so, If you have a view of this policy you would like to have discussed, please contact me, Emily or Wesley and we will schedule monthly meeting time for a general discussion.

Member Recognition

Also at the July meeting we recognized several members. Monte Arnold and Bill Lund; both have sold photographs from the “Patterns” Exhibit. (Please see the attachment). In addition Richard Barrow has a piece in “America’s Parks: A Centennial Celebration” at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueble, CO (www.sdc-arts.org) AND has been chosen to hang a show at Nashville International Airport next year. Finally, Jerry Atnip and Jane Vickers participated in DiaLoGue / Manipulated Photography at the David Lusk Gallery (http://www.davidluskgallery.com/). Way to go, guys! If you have any photographic accomplishments to share with us, please let me know for inclusión in our meetings and newsletter.

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Copyright: Bill Lund

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Copyright: Monte Arnold

 

 

Exhibition Opportunities

Chromatics Second Floor Gallery has issued a call for entries with a deadline of Tuesday, August 9th. The topic is “Tranquility” (http://nashvillearts.com/2016/07/chromatics-2nd-floor-gallery-call-entries/)

Tennessee State Fair – Creative Arts Photography (https://tsf.fairwire.com/default.aspx)

Creative Arts Deadlines:
Mail-In Postmarked by August 12, 2016
Online Deadline August 19, 2016

July Program

Thanks to SNAP member Wendy Whittmore for her interesting (and excellent) presentation on Drone Photography. She discussed a number of practical and regulatory concerns when flying drones for both commercial and private use. Unfortunately, she was not able to provide a demonstration due to aerial conditions around Dury’s, BUT, she will plan a demonstration for those who are interested at a later date. If you are interested, please contact her at Aerial Innovations of TN (www.flytenn.com/)

 

 

Provence Show Info…

Thanks to all who submitted such a terrific group of photos for our next show at Provence. Notifications to the artists whose work was selected were sent out earlier this week.  Our esteemed juror, Zack Hall has selected a nicely intriguing lineup – and will be available to critique the photos in person at Provence later next month.

Here are the dates everyone needs to know, plus request for help.

Title Block Info due, Sunday, July 31st (please enter your information, one piece per line) for title blocks at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JEh52fqoWun-tjwXXFG5w6aFZ1FGLwaPWE8S4QPY5TU/edit?usp=sharing

Swap of photos, Monday August 1st 1-6.- Wesley will be on hand
Artist Reception,  Tuesday, August 9th 5-7
Juror critique at Provence,  Tuesday August 23rd, 5:30-7:00

Help needed:(email emily.passino@gmail.com or sign up at our next meeting at Dury’s)
People to help with the swap.
People to bring wine (2 boxes were plenty last time) and plastic cups and name tags
Flyer to promote show through social media and hard copies for Belcourt lobby

Thanks!

Emily Passino & Wesley Duffee-Braun

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SNAP Notes…

First things first, guys…

DEADLINE: July 9 (Saturday) If you work better under pressure, now is the time to get your 4 Cinema-related photographs submitted for our next exhibition at Provence.

Naming of files: Please name each file using the following method:

first initial + lastname _ cinema+ entrynumber.jpg
Example: Emily Passino’s first entry would be named: epassino_cinema1.jpg

Please submit all works as JPG files, with a minimum of 1024 pixels on the long side.

Email all entries to snapnashvillesubmissions@gmail.com. Soon after submitting, you will receive an email confirmation.

 

We are making efforts to coordinate this show with the re-opening of the Belcourt Theater. Our juror is Zack Hall, Programming and Education Associate for the Belcourt, who will also critique the show for our August meeting.  http://zackhalledits.tumblr.com/.

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SALES: And speaking of Provence, congratulations to Monte Arnold, who has sold a photograph from the current Patterns exhibition. Also on the celebration list are Mike Gannon and Renee Lowery with sales from our recent show at Gordon JCC. Renee sold not one but both of the photographs she had hanging in the show. Way to go guys!

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Aerial Innovations

NEXT MEETING: For our July meeting, we will return to Dury’s on Tuesday, the 26th at 6:30. The program will be presented by founding SNAP member Wendy Whittmore. As owner of Aerial Innovations, an aerial photography company, Wendy has expertise in an area of great interest but little knowledge for most of us. She will discuss “Drone Photography”, a rapidly developing field for commercial and creative work.

 

Durys: Which brings me to this … many have heard the rumors:

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EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES: It’s summertime and that means County/State Fairs. Here is a run-down so pay attention: application deadlines are close at hand.

 

Williamson County:

Chair: Ronnie Leftwich, photography@williamsoncountyfair.org
Judge: Jerry Atnip
Entry: July 1 – July 22

Competition is open to all residents of Williamson County and adjoining counties. Each photo must be submitted with a completed ENTRY FORM found in the Williamson County Fair Catalogue or on-line at www.williamsoncountyfair.org

http://www.williamsoncountyfair.org/p/competitive-events/255

 

Wilson County:

Chair: Jana Pastors – 615-818-4646
Email:  janacpastors@gmail.com

Judges:  Durwood Edwards – Black & White Specialist
Brent Wright – Landscape
Dana Barrett – Portraits/People

** Competition open only to Wilson County residents. **

Register online or all entries must be entered between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, in the East-West Building (Bldg. D.)  All entries must be presented in person on Saturday, August 13.

https://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/competitions/creative-arts/photography-contest

 

Tennessee State Fair:

Chairman: Linda Odenbaugh
Cell: 615-429-4720   Email: tsfphotography@gmail.com
Co-Chair: Richard Malone
Cell: 615-973-8973

http://tnstatefair.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-Catalog-CA.photo_.DO_.05.19.2016.pdf

 

http://www.tnmuseum.org/custpage.cfm/frm/0/sec_id/200197

Benjamin Walls…exhibit at the TN State Museum

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: An exhibition of fine art nature photography by Tennessee native Benjamin Walls opened at the Tennessee State Museum on July 1. Entitled Through Appalachian Eyes: The Fine Art  Photography of Benjamin Walls, the exhibit will feature more than 50 nature images taken by Walls from Appalachia to Africa.

http://www.tnmuseum.org/custpage.cfm/frm/0/sec_id/200197

http://nashvillearts.com/2016/06/appalachian-eyes-fine-art-photography-benjamin-walls/

http://benjaminwalls.com/about/

 

FINALY: For our July meeting, if you have any aerial, and especially drone photographs, please bring them for display and discussion. Also, If you have a recent photographic “accomplishment” like an award, publication or event, please let me know so I can announce your success at our meeting and David can immortalize you in electronic digits on our web site.

 

Meeting Tomorrow, Exhibit take down…

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28 is Paul Polycarpou’s critique of the SNAP 5th Annual Juried Exhibition. We will NOT be meeting at Dury’s, our usual meeting place, but at Gordon JCC and Paul will review the prints as they hang. This should be an informative and interesting critique by one of Nashville’s leading fine art personalities.

Please see the attachment for details.

Hello All Snap Push Pin Artist,

Take down for the Push Pin Show and the Snap JCC Show is scheduled for Thursday, June 30th, however Carrie at the JCC has told me if you’re coming to the Snap June meeting at the JCC on Tuesday, June 28th you may, after the meeting take down your art work.  Otherwise or if you’re not able to make the meeting and discussion about the show you will need to pick up your pieces on Thursday.

Thank you all that were part of both shows, yet another great Snap exhibit at the JCC!

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