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SNAP Meeting Notes for June…

From Tom Keller, SNAP President:

What a lovely Spring…at least none of my plants have died (yet). This month we have an exciting, and, to me, different topic / speaker.


Martin O’Connor is a native Nashvillian whose photography began as a special interest then evolved into a full-time profession.  His photos have graced the pages of state and local organizations including Nashville Ballet, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, Franklin School of Performing Arts, University School of Nashville, Middle Tennessee State University Dance and Theatre, Vanderbilt University, Governor’s School of the Arts, and The Dancer Project.

In 2008, he received the Dance Advocate Award from the Tennessee Association of Dance.  When presenting this award they noted  “… his stunning images illustrate both his passion for the art form and the beauty of the art.  His eye for detail and compassionate spirit make him a popular photographer for dancers to work with”.

The meeting will be the 4th Tuesday of the month, as is usual, June 27th, 6:30pm at Dury’s Camera Store, 1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217.

If you missed our May 23rd S.N.A.P. meeting you missed JACK SPENCER, well known and internationally exhibited Nashville photography artist.

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A thousand, thousand thank you’s to David Morel for bringing both Martin and Jack to our group.


Call for SNAP Submissions Summer 2017|Annual JCC Show

SNAP would like to invite each of you to submit entries for our annual JCC show, to be held at the Gordon Jewish Community Center ( on Percy Warner Blvd during the month of August. This is traditionally the major exhibition for SNAP each year, so we want to encourage everyone to participate.

Theme: There is no theme for this show, but the JCC can reject photos with images of full frontal nudity, violent subject matter, and religious symbolism. They are looking for family friendly images. Past shows have highlighted a broad variety of subjects and styles

For more information, see this post: SNAP Call


Local Exhibits, Workshops, and Photography Happenings:


Jerry Atnip’s exhibit, “Gone South” continues at the Parthenon, 2500 West End Avenue, from May 6 to August 27, For more information, please visit and



Borrowed Light by Susan Bryant is on view June 5 through July 28 at Vanderbilt University’s Space 204 Gallery.

For more information, visit See more of Bryant’s work at And see the NashvilleArts article at



Documenting Nashville Streets is on view through July 24 at the Hiram van Gordon Memorial Gallery, located within Elliott Hall at Tennessee State University in Nashville. For more information, contact Courtney Adair Johnson at


@ Dury’s:  “Tips and Tricks for the Lumix GH5” – Workshop  – Free!

Join us for this amazing opportunity to learn all about the new GH5! Representatives from Panasonic will be here to explain and demonstrate the powerful features that just may transform the way you shoot!


Byron Jorjorian, our recent speaker sent me this announcement to pass on to you. I have participated in one of his workshops, and I can tell you it is a wonderful experience and well worth the investment.

Little River Canyon in Alabama – August 25th – 27th, 2017

Join Byron and Ron Rice as they lead your exploration in the striking landscape of Little River Canyon National Preserve. Located near Fort Payne Alabama at the southern edge of the Cumberland Plateau. No strenuous hiking required to participate.


Call for Entries:

Open Call for Artists: Exhibit at Customs House
Accepting Submissions May 2 – August 31

Tennessee artists 18 years and older are encouraged to submit art, photography, and/or sculpture to be juried by Nashville Arts Magazine and awarded an individual month-long exhibit at Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN.

More information: Call for Artists


(Photo by SNAP’s own Renee Lowery)

Our 15th Annual Show Celebrating the Rural South

Jurors: Arnika Dawkins and John Wall

Deadline for Submission: Midnight, Sunday, June 18, 2017

Show Dates: September 14 – 17, 2017

After a frenetic year, we’re calling our 15th annual show “Unplugged”–for so many reasons. Held during the third weekend in September, “SlowE” is renowned for its intimate, relaxed setting in the rural countryside of west central Georgia.

We invite photographers to submit work that underscores the diversity, contradictions and complexity of the rural American South.

We welcome 2017 Jurors Arnika Dawkins and John Wall. Their selections for the Main Exhibition will highlight a weekend of over a dozen satellite shows, presented in National Register historic venues that reference Pike County’s past as a leading cotton producer in the Lower Piedmont. After SlowE weekend, the show will be presented for a month at the Cochran Gallery in LaGrange, Georgia.

We invite those who enter the show to “unplug” and join photographers and photography lovers from across the U.S. to share the experience–to learn, network, and, to have fun during this extraordinary weekend. Applicants for 2017 Main Exhibition will also be entitled to enter the PopUp Show juried by John Bennette and the 2018 SlowAIR Artist in Residence opportunity at no additional cost.



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