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June Meeting Notes…

June 2018 Key Happenings

Great month for getting out and seeing fellow SNAP members in various shows, highlighted below the SNAP dates shown here. Look forward to seeing everyone!

June 22 Deadline for Lexus Dealership show: Motion/Movement – remember you may submit five (5) images.  Photos will be on display through December. For more info, see below.
June 23 See below – ideal deadline for sending us your before/after photos for the June meeting.
June 26


6:30 – 8:00 | Regularly scheduled meeting

Topic: “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 or your own thumb drive.  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.

In setting things up to receive everyone’s digital files with before/after images for our June meeting, I realized that it would be helpful to have a naming convention so that the photos can be more easily displayed from DropBox during the meeting.  When you submit your files, please name them as follows:

This will put them nicely in the before/after sequence.  It would still be helpful to have your files submitted before the meeting.

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.

Early July Look for Call for Entries for the JCC September show.  Theme as always will be “open.” Juror will be Tamara Reynolds (
July 12th 6:00- 8:00 |Preston Hotel artist reception and Grand Opening of Preston’s new art gallery.
July 24 July SNAP meeting, potentially a juror critique from the Preston or the Lexus show. 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.

Call for SNAP Submissions – August 2018 |Theme “MOTION/MOVEMENT”

As a SNAP member, you are invited and encouraged to submit photos for our August SNAP Photography Show. See more about eligibility below.  This show will be on display at the downtown Nashville Lexus dealership from August through the end of the year. This light-filled space will have room to accommodate 35 photos, so it will be one of our larger shows.

The Lexus dealership allows our photos to be sold during the show, with no commission. The purchaser would work with each artist directly (based on title card information). Per SNAP policy, if you sell something during the show, you should replace it with another piece of your work that fits the theme – or contact a fellow SNAPPER to let them hang one of theirs that fits the theme.

ThemeMOTION/MOVEMENT. For this show, to reflect the spirit of motion/movement made possible by automobiles, we have selected this spirit as our theme. Photography can give a sense of motion or movement through any number of storytelling or design elements. The photograph may capture a mid-action moment, suggesting what has come before or will happen in the next few seconds.  There could be a strong visual flow, with curved lines or some rhythm of pattern drawing the eye throughout the frame, that gives the experience of movement. And of course there is the use of motion blur – whether by using slow shutter speeds or panning.

Jurors:  Two of the original founders of SNAP have agreed to be our jurors for this exhibit:  Wendy Whittemore and Stacy Irvin, both outstanding photographers.

  • Wendy was SNAP’s first president for many years. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a BA in photography. Her current day job as owner of Aerial Innovations of TN, Inc. , a photography company, has kept her on the move in Nashville for over 15 years.  Link to (and
  • Stacey Irvin is an award-winning world and humanitarian photographer, freelance graphic designer and web developer in Nashville, Tennessee. Irvin travels and photographs worldwide, producing candid images that invite viewers to appreciate the individuality and integrity of her subjects while illuminating our shared humanity. See

Venue:  Downtown Nashville Lexus dealership, 2010 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228 (

Key Dates:

  • Deadline for submission: Friday, June 22nd
  • Notification of selections: ~ Early July (our best guess)
  • Selections brought to Lexus, ready to hang: Monday July 30th, from 11 am to 1 pm
  • Artists Reception: Thursday August 2nd, 5:30-7:30
  • Unsold pieces to be picked up:  Late December 2018 (details to be settled later)

Guidelines to submit your entries:

  1. This is open to active SNAP members only.
    It’s easy to become a SNAP Member: just attend a meeting and register at We encourage everyone to participate!
  2. You may submit up to 5 Entries may have been submitted for earlier SNAP exhibits ONLY if they were not previously selected. Keep in mind the venue is a public space, with patrons of all ages and sensibilities. In addition, the Lexus management staff does not want any of the photos to include identifiable automobiles.
  3. Naming of files:  Please name each file using the following method:

    first initial + lastname _ theme+ entrynumber.jpg

    Example: Emily Passino’s first entry would be named:  epassino_motion1.jpg

    1. Please submit all works as JPG files, with a minimum of 1024 pixels on the long side.
    2. Email all entries  to Soon after submitting (as soon as the volunteers have time to check) you will receive an email confirmation.

Framed Images:

The accepted images should not be SMALLER than 16 x 20 framed out and may be as big as 40” on the long end. Required: black frames with white matting with a wire across the back for hanging.

Other useful information:

The juror will select up to 35 images for the show.

Please refer to the SNAP website for more information 


Williamson County Fair Photography Competition…



Entry Fee:Open and Amateur, $2.00 per photograph; youth, $0.00 (free)

Chair: Ronnie Leftwich, or 615.663.8739

Entry: Online entry REQUIRED- see instructions on page 2. Entry dates are July 1–July 22, 2018

Pick-up Dates: Saturday August 11 after 9:00 p.m. or Sunday August 12 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.



  1. Competition is open to all residents of Williamson County and adjoining counties
  2. Participants should enter online, pay entry fees where applicable, and print a paid receipt. Drop off photos with receipt attached at the front desk of any Williamson County Parks & Recreation Center during normal business hours.
  3. Each entry will be a minimum print size of 8” X 10” mounted on a white or black 11” X 14” standard mount board. On the back of each board include the title of the print, name of the participant, mailing address, section (open, amateur or youth) and class (as listed below in Rule 12). Framed photos are ineligible and will not be accepted. Photos MAY be matted, but mats are not required.
  4. Each entry submitted with an 11×14 standard mount board, MUST FIT INTO THE PHOTOGRAPHY COMMITTEE’S SUPPLIED PLASTIC ENVELOPE, used to display photographs. Any photo entry larger or smaller than the 11×14 size mount board WILL NOT be eligible for the contest. Photos will be placed in the plastic envelopes by the Committee after mounted prints are submitted.
  5. A participant may enter as many as six (6) photographs total, but no more than three (3) in any one of the 12 classes.
  6. Color prints and black and white prints will compete within a class; there will be BEST OF SHOW winners in each section, earning a $75 cash prize.
  7. Photographs of an abstract nature should be marked with a “this end up” arrow to avoid exhibiting the photo the wrong way on display panels.
  8. A participant in the youth division will not have obtained age 16 as of January 1, 2018. An amateur is 16 or over and does not earn a livelihood from photography. Anyone may enter prints in the Open section.
  9. All entries that achieve red, white, blue or honorable mention status will be exhibited from the opening of the fair until the close of the fair. As many entries beyond the prize winners as possible will also be displayed on a space-available basis. Entries on exhibit may not be removed until 8/11 at 9 PM. Williamson County Fair Association, Inc., and Williamson County Parks and Recreation shall not be held responsible for damage or loss that may occur and assume no responsibility for damage or loss. All prints are entered at the participant’s own risk.
  10. All entries shall either be picked up on August 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or a self-addressed stamped envelope must be included with total entry. Include the number of mounted prints being entered on the back of the envelope. Envelope must be of a size and quality suitable for returning the total entry. All entries not picked up by the last release date will become the property of the Williamson County Fair Board after August 12, 2018.




  1. People
  2. Scenic/Landscapes/Seascapes
  3. Still Life*
  4. Animals
  5. Bird Life
  6. Aquatic Life**
  7. Flora
  8. Sports/Action
  9. Architecture
  10. Cityscape***
  11. Potpourri (Abstract/Special Effects)
  12. 2018 Fair Theme – “Country Pride, County Wide”



  1. People
  2. Scenic/Landscapes/Seascapes
  3. Still Life*
  4. Animals
  5. Bird Life
  6. Aquatic Life**
  7. Flora
  8. Sports/Action
  9. Architecture
  10. Cityscape***
  11. Potpourri (Abstract/Special Effects)
  12. 2018 Fair Theme – “Country Pride, County Wide”


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





Gordon JCC “Complimentary Colors Exhibit Opening”…

with SNAP Members Kay Ramming, Wendy Whitemore along with other “Photo Girls” Amanda McCadams, Andee Rudloff, Emily Naff, Heather Lose and Stacey Irvin.


Please join us in the Sig Held Gallery at the Gordon JCC to celebrate the opening of our group show! The evening will include a DJ, henna painting, wine, sublime photography, fun people, and lots of food. We hope you will come enjoy the evening with us!

June 6, Wednesday at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, 801 Percy Warner Blvd 37205


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


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


The show is at the Laskey Building, 1027 18th Ave south, Nashville, TN 37212



May 5 – June 30

Sight Sacralization—(Re)framing Switzerland

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.



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