Winter, at least what passes for it around here, proceeds. Personally, I shot as much, or more, during this time of year than in the summer. For a transplanted Yankee, southern summers are like northern winters: a time to stay in climate controlled environs. Since now and during the upcoming Spring is a good time for nature photography, our speaker this month is Byron Jorjorian.
“Fine art photographer, Byron Jorjorian has been capturing the natural world on film for over 30 years. He is considered by many to be one of the nation’s premier fine art nature photographers. With over 400,000 images in his files, his photographs have appeared on nationally published greeting cards, calendars, magazines, posters, murals, fine art prints, brochures, and advertising. Byron has had over 12,000 images published and more than 22,000 prints installed comprising more than 1,200 projects in various markets worldwide.”
Byron will be discussing his approach to photographing at our February meeting, Tuesday, 28th, at Dury’s, 6:30 pm. We all owe a big thank you to Dury’s and their staff for providing this facility for our meeting.
1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee
800-824-2379 • 615-255-3456
M-F 9:00 – 5:30 • Saturday 10:00 – 3:00
Our Provence exhibit: “Inspired by Art” is under way. If you haven’t had a chance, drop in for a look. Thanks to our juror, Wesley Paine, Director of the Parthenon, for judging the show and discussing her curatorial process with us last month.
Wendy Whitmore has forwarded this announcement. S.N.A.P. has supported this opportunity in the past, and we (graybeards of the club) encourage everyone to seriously consider participating. It says, in part:
I hope 2017 is off to a great start for you and the SNAP community! Here at ABC, we’ve just opened applications for our 4th cohort of Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training, and would love to have your help recruiting an outstanding class.
I’m writing to ask for your help in encouraging some of Nashville’s top artistic photographers to apply to participate in this opportunity. We would love to see the photography community well-represented!
Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training
PERISCOPE is a six-week intensive training opportunity hosted at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) that empowers working artists to see their vision through an entrepreneurial lens. Led by the EC’s Director of Education, along with break-out sessions facilitated with Nashville’s top arts professionals, Periscope gives artists the perspective and tools to organize, plan, and sustain their creative careers with the goal of preparing each artist to take their career to the next level.
Applications Due March 6th
The program is designed to be a transformative experience for each artist, sparking the moment when their career will really start to take off. Periscope’s provides:
- Training: 6 weeks of professional development training for working artists
- Exchange: Artists share best practices with interdisciplinary peers through small group work
- Mentorship: Each artist is paired one-on-one with a high-caliber mentor
- Exposure: Year-round opportunities to celebrate the work of alumni artists, plus red-letter visibility at the culminating celebration, the Periscope Pitch Event in fall 2017
Calls for Entry…
THE Summer Show | Juried by Julie Grahame | South x Southeast Photo Gallery | Molena, Georgia
Curator: Julie Grahame
Deadline for Entries: March 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance Date: April 1, 2017
Strength & Beauty : The Women’s Show | Curated by Molly Roberts | Exhibition SxSE Gallery May 6 – June 30
Curator: Molly Roberts
Deadline for Entries: March 3, 2017
Notification of Acceptance Date: March 15, 2017
Exhibition: May 6 – June 30, 2017
Center Advancing Photographic Arts…
If you haven’t already, you may want to pick up a copy of this month’s Nashville Arts Magazine. It contains several different photography-related articles and exhibit announcements.
On February 6, Bill Gubbins’s first Nashville solo photography exhibit will open at Fido. We selected some of his images and asked him for thoughts on photography and his work. Wolf Up! is on view at Fido February 6 through April 6. For more information, visit www.bongojava.com/fido-cafe/.
DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery through April 6
You might marvel at the variety of people depicted in her travels throughout the world or her ability to use light to highlight features and suggest narratives. But that’s just the first step toward appreciating the greater cause that motivates her.
S.N.A.P. members have continuing exhibitions of their work. If you haven’t already, drop by to see them and support our artists. Here are two exhibits for SNAP Members. The first is Susan Ruach…
During the past year or so, S.N.A.P. member Sue Henry has been documenting the Nolensville community. She will be exhibiting her work at the Nolensville Historic School (museum), 7248 Nolensville Road.