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May Meeting Notes…

Read below for updates on our two exhibits now in process, as well as one planned for September. See what we have planned for our monthly meetings (as well as where!). Read about photography with SNAP and other artists around town, and other opportunities to submit entries. And don’t forget there are three ways to stay up to date with us: through email notices, our Facebook group, and our website.  See these details at the end of this month’s SNAP NOTES.

Meeting Summary and Updates

April:  Sadly, our Frist Outing in late April had to be cancelled, but several were able to make it to the photography panel the next day, on Photography and Activism, with Keith Calhjoun, Chandra McCormick and Dr. Makeda Best moderated by Dr. Susan Edwards.  See other photography happenings around town at the end of these notes.

May: Our joint meeting on May 1st sponsored by the Brentwood Photography Group and Dury’s featuring  Sam Abel, a Cannon Explorer of Light, was pure inspiration. Thanks to Sue Henry, BPG president and S.N.A.P. member for organizing and inviting us.  Perhaps his main message was “Compose and wait.”

June:  We will reconvene on our regularly scheduled June 26 meeting  to share “Before/After” photos.  Everyone is encouraged to share 1-3 photos (at least one photo!), showing the photo(s) before any editing/processing, and after. You may send these in digitally to, or bring prints.  Your choice whether to bring before/after images you’re pleased with, or something you’re not entirely satisfied with (or a mix).  Either way, we hope to learn from each other – tips, tricks, philosophies.

Time: Tuesday June 26, 6:30 – 8:00

Place:  Stefan Engstrom’s Office. Education Networks of America:  618 Grassmere Park #12, Nashville, TN 37211 ( This is an agreeably more centrally located spot, and we thank Stefan for making this possible.

Upcoming:  Topics on board include critiques and feedback from our jurors, portraits in and out of the studio, processing/printing methods, and more!  Beginning in July, thanks to Lee Ramsey, we will begin meeting at the community room at the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association on Sidco drive, another agreeably more central location.

Exhibit Opportunities

Preston Hotel (July!): Thanks to all who submitted some terrific images now being reviewed by two award-winning photojournalists, Larry McCormack and Lacy Atkins.  Theme:  “Nashville Area – A Sense of Place.”  Selections for this show are expected within about two weeks. The Grand Opening of the Preston’s new art gallery will be July 12th , and the jurors will meet with SNAP at a meeting soon thereafter.

Lexus Dealership (August!): The Call for Submissions that was recently released has been UPDATED with the show now moved to August, and new deadline: Friday, June 22nd.  Show will run through December. One other notable change from the original “Call” – you are allowed to submit five (5) images, not just four.  If you’ve already submitted your work, please feel free to send in your 5th one. The full information is available here.


JCC Show (September!):  , with Tamara Reynolds (  as our juror. Look for Call for Entries with details in early July.  Theme as always will be “open.” Tamara has exhibited widely, including a recent exhibit, “Southern Route” at Dane Carder studios.

Also note that for 2019, we will have a show at Scarrit-Bennett from April to June, as well as further exhibits at the Preston Hotel.  Possible themes for upcoming shows include “Community,” “Reflections,” “Still Life,” People,” “Time”, “Walls/Boundaries/Fences,” and “Color.”

General Information

Harking back to our roots to be an informal group of Nashville photographers concentrating on the creative aspect of photography,  our plan this year is to experiment with a few “topic driven” meetings.  We want our meetings to enable SNAP members to share what they know and/or are learning and working on.  We have the advantage of being small enough for people to actually have active conversations when we get together so we want to take advantage of this.

To be included in SNAP meetings, announcements, exhibits, and the like:

  1. Register at Note, this is required in order to participate in our exhibitions.
  2. To be added to the primary mailing group, go to and sign up.
  3. To get regular notifications of the website blog updates, go to, and “follow” the SNAP Blog via Email.
  4. To stay abreast of not only SNAP news, but general exhibits, articles and resources related to fine art photography, go to Facebook and join Society of Nashville’s Artistic Photographers / SNAP

General inquiries, correspondence to SNAP leadership:


Local Exhibits…

S.N.A.P. member, Jo Fields, Exhibit

Warner Park Nature Center, June – August.  Opening reception Saturday June 9, 4-6pm



S.N.A.P. member, Jen Vogus, Exhibit


Stop by Scarritt Bennett Center on Tuesday, May 15 from 4:30-6:30 for a reception to view the photographs and celebrate the hard work and loyalty of these incredible local service dogs. Food and beverages provided and some of the service dogs will be there as well! The show is at the Laskey Building, 1027 18th Ave south, Nashville, TN 37212


MULTIPLE S.N.A.P Members at Chromatics, “Minimalism”

Reception, Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6-8 pm



Call to Artists – Damico Frame & Art Gallery

Damico Frame & Art Gallery is calling for artists at any level to submit pieces for the 2nd Annual Art & Photography contest. Submissions will be accepted through June 30.

The theme of this year’s contest, “Americana,” is completely open to artist interpretation. Judged categories include:

  • Representational, Figurative, and Expressionist
  • Abstract
  • Digital Art
  • Photography
  • Miscellaneous

Artists may submit any number of pieces to any number of categories. First, Second, and Third Place winners will be selected for each category. Winning artists will have their submissions put on display during the anniversary celebration of Franklin Art Scene on September 7.

The show will be held at Rare Prints Gallery at 420 Main Street, directly across from the Franklin Theater.

For more information, visit



May 5 – June 30

Simon Roberts Public Performance, assembles works from two series by the Brighton, UK based photographer – The Last Moment and Sight Sacralization: (Re)framing Switzerland. Both works explore our society of instantaneity and the use of photography in relation to ideas of landscape identity and modern culture.  Opening May 5, 6-8pm with an artist’s reception June 2, 6-8pm.


 Parthenon Exhibit:

May 19, 2018 – Sept 9. 2018:  Twin Peeks:  Marlene De Walle-De Bock and Jeff Frazier


Bringing together painter Marleen De Waele-De Bock and photographer Jeff Frazier, Twin Peeks pairs twin perspectives on city and state parks near the Nashville area. The two artists walked side by side in several Nashville staples and considered ways to depict the same places with their own unique mediums and perspectives.

Twin Peeks is on view in the East Gallery at the Parthenon from May 19 through September 9, with an opening reception on Friday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit Parthenon.aspx. See more of the artists’ work at and


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