Spring is here a couple of weeks early and so is “SNAP! Notes”. That is because our March meeting was a field trip to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts for a new photography exhibit, “The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film”. Susan Striepe, a new SNAP member, lead a personalized tour for us, after we attended the curators presentation. The show will be up through July 4, and the catalog is available through the Frist giftshop.
A motion picture series related to the exhibit is also available. Information can be found here:
Call for Entries
We’re excited to open the call for entries to next SNAP Photography Show to be held at Provence Bakery in Hillsboro Village in April. This show will have the theme: “patterns“. Interpret this however your creative mind sees it – no restrictions on color, subject, processing or viewpoint. The patterns may be natural or man-made, evoking rhythm and maybe a sense of harmony (or disharmony, if the pattern is broken).
This is open to SNAP members only — please see the article below about how to be eligible.
The show will be hung in early April, with an Artists Reception soon thereafter. Our juror is Noah Saterstrom, You can read more on his work at http://www.noahsaterstrom.com.
Deadline: Saturday, March 26, 2016
- Remember the theme of “patterns” for your work!
- Please submit up to 5 entries.
- Please name each file using the following method: firstinitiallastname_entrynumber.jpg.
So, for Emily Passino’s work, her entries would be epassino_1.jpg, epassino_2.jpg, etc.
- Please submit all works as JPG files, with a minimum of 1024 pixels on the long side.
- All entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Soon after submitting, you will receive an email confirmation.
- The accepted images should not be larger than 16 x 20 framed out or smaller than 8 x10 framed out, black frames with white matting. Remember, Provence only supplies nails at this point, so have a wire across the back.
Noah will select up to twenty five (25) images for the Provance Photography Show, and will make the selections by the end of March. Notifications will be sent immediately thereafter. .
Please refer to the SNAP website for more information www.snapnashville.org
We will have Noah come to SNAP to speak on his selections at some point while the show is up at Provence.
Historically, SNAP! was an open, non-dues organization. A problem arose when we began having exhibitions of note, some people took advantage by submitting work without having ever participated in the group or even attended a meeting. Discussion have been going on for a while about how to improve this condition, and the following, developed by David Morel, is our attempt to do so.
We are working to getting a list of all active members in order improve communications and verify eligibility for SNAP Exhibits. We have numerous different collections of names and partial data, but nothing that is thorough and accurate. So, we are requesting every member to access an online form and enter your information. This information will be kept internal and never shared outside of the club.
Please make every effort to get this completed sooner than later. All members must complete the form prior to submitting for the SNAP exhibit at the JCC this summer. So, don’t risk not having your images accepted in the show because your information is not entered.
To access the form, click here
If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to email me or ask it on the Yahoo message group.
SNAP! Meeting – Tuesday, April 26
(Notice: NOT March 22!!)
WPPD – World Wide Pinhole Photography Day – Is Sunday, April 24. In honor of this event, and to give us some insight into the artistic and practical aspects of pinhole photography, Denny Adcock and Gerald Figal have a presentation on this topic. Since this will be after the WPPD event, anyone who has produced pinhole photographs is encouraged to show their work and discuss their process. If you wish to project your images, please bring them on a USB and arrive a little early for the meeting. (As we know, technology sometimes fails to be cooperative.)
Anyone, anywhere in the world, who makes a pinhole photograph on the last Sunday in April, can scan it and upload it to this website where it will become part of the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day celebration’s online gallery.
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