February Meeting: Dury’s, Tuesday February 23rd, 6:30 pm. We are honored to have as our (return) speaker, John Guider. John is a world class photographer and a man I would call an adventurer. Several years ago, John set himself the goal of sailing “The Great Loop”, beginning and ending at his back door on the Harpeth River. And, just to make things interesting, he decided to build his own sailboat for the 5500 mile voyage. John will present his photographs and center his discussion on the final leg of his journey. http://johnguider.com/Guider_TheGreatLoop.pdf

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Also for the February meeting: bring a print or two to show and discuss. This is a feature of SNAP meetings which gained enthusiastic support and which we will do our best to revive. All levels of experience and all styles  photography are welcome and encouraged. You may want to arrive early to arrange your prints and view others before the formal start of the meeting.
Last Month’s Meeting: The plan to hold an organizational / planning meeting turned out to be quite successful and well attended. Several people stepped forward to volunteer for SNAP activities.
Emily Passino and Wesley Duffee-Braun have agreed to take on our continuing exhibit at “Provence”. The current plan is to change the hanging quarterly and to establish a theme for each. The current “Street Photography” exhibit will remain until out curators are ready to announce our next hanging. Discussion about the venue noted its value as good exposure even though sales are few; plus, there are no fees or commissions. Many spoke highly of Robert McCurley‘s presentation and judging of the “Street Photography” show. Hopefully, similar juried exhibitions will be possible.
We noted the upcoming Frist Center for the Visual Arts exhibit of “The power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film” and discussed it as an outing for SNAP members. A specific date was not determined, but March 11th is the curator’s presentation. Our new member Susan Striepe, who is a docent at the Frist, offered to help organize our visit from their end, AND to lead the tour for us. Thank you, Susan.http://fristcenter.org/news/detail/the-power-of-pictures-early-soviet-photography-and-film
Denny Adcock and Gerald Figal are working on a pinhole photography workshop in connection with World Wide Pinhole Day (April 24) for our April meeting and David Morel continues is work revamping our website. Thanks to all who responded to his recent survey. Soon to be available will be features like: Member Spotlight, Speaker Information, Calls for Entry, Exhibits and Art Crawls in the area and more…stay tuned! http://pinholeday.org/
Our annual juried exhibition at Gordon JCC is scheduled for July. I just now confirmed Paul Polycarpou, editor of NashvilleArts Magazine as this year’s juror. Traditionally, our judges also present a critique of the hanging pieces, so one of our meetings around the exhibit will be devoted to that. http://www.nashvillejcc.org/art-galleries-2014-schedule/
And, of course, December brings the highly anticipated “Dirty Santa” print exchange and party. Need I say more?
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