IMHO our S.N.A.P. at J.C.C. 2017 exhibition is a great success. Our juror, Jerry Park made a fantastic selection of photographs (and why not, considering the truly outstanding work you submitted) and Carrie Mills curated and placed them in exactly the right place. For those who were not able to make it, our reception was the place to be (contrary to the opinion of Williamson Co. Fair, but we’ll let that go) with excellent attendance and fine food. Thanks again to Carrie and to Gerald, Wesley and all who brought wine.
Unfortunately, our August speaker, Tec Petaja, will not be able to make it to this meeting; an unexpected change in his schedule is at fault. I don’t feel it would be right to ask someone to prepare a presentation on such short notice, so I think it is time to reprise a popular S.N.A.P. activity. This is an opportunity for each of us to show and discuss the projects we are working on. These are not limited to a “body of work”; it could also include a topic, theme or style you are pursuing, experiments with film or printing techniques, collections from a location or outing, or any other project you would like to present.
For our August 22nd meeting, bring a few (4-5…) prints (they don’t need to be framed or even matted) and be prepared to discuss them. You may talk about aesthetics, technical elements, personal expression…you choose, for a few minutes. Hopefully, there will be some Q/A and/or critiques. I know this is short notice, but I think it is always instructive to learn about what our fellow members are doing. This has always resulted in a memorable and valuable meeting, so I am looking forward to seeing your work.
Don’t miss out on entering in the Tennessee State Fair….
Deadlines are approaching fast…
Call for Submissions:
The 2017 photography competition has begun! Between August 1 and October 20, we are accepting entries from all photographers–professional, students, and hobbyists alike. Last year we saw hundreds of submissions from across the world–Vietnam, UK, Uruguay, Japan, Germany to name a few as well as our own homegrown talent. It has been our honor to host this competition the past seven years and once again, Chromatics is sponsoring the following awards:
First place $500 cash
Second place $300 gift card
Third place $200 gift card
In addition, the top 10 entries will be printed in Nashville Arts Magazine, plus the top three local photographers may be given an opportunity to shoot an assignment for the magazine. A selection of entries will also appear online.
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural or man-made but encourage creative responses to this genre. -Aline Smithson
Juror: Aline Smithson
Notification of Acceptance Date: November 1, 2017
Exhibition: January 5 – February 28, 2018
South x Southeast Photogallery (sxsephotogallery.com)
Artist’s Reception: February 22, 2018
More artist’s weekend events will be announced later.
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
Nashville Arts Magazine is 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.
To enter your submission, complete the following steps.
1. Complete the form below. Don’t forget to hit “submit” at the bottom of the page.
2. Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
5 digital images of your work (must have been completed in the past 3 years)
A list of captions to go with each artwork: title, date, medium, and size
Your artist bio/resume
Applications will be kept on file for one year. Application materials will not be returned to artists.
Twelve artists will be selected by October 2nd and each will be given a designated month for their individual exhibition.
For questions, please call (615) 383-0278
Byron Jorjorian Workshop – 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.