Call for Submissions General Notes SNAP Meeting

August Meeting Notes…

July Meeting and Key Upcoming Happenings

 Lively juror critique by two well respected photojournalists, Larry McCormack and Lacey Atkins regarding the Hotel Preston show “Sense of Place”. In addition to getting a glimpse into the duo’s thought process regarding their selections,  we laughed together at the end when they observed, “You all need help – you see a fog, and you can’t help yourselves…no matter time of day, hazards, you’ve got to grab your camera….”

In other news, Jen Vogus shared her 59 second video promoting her work in Williamson County teaching photography to students with disabilities transitioning from high school to adulthood.  Look for an announcement mid-month – First Tennessee Bank Foundation is giving sizeable grants to organizations with the most “popular” videos, to be released publicly mid-month.

And on the following page, a nice note from Bill Lund, who had a photograph in the most recent B&W Magazine. See below for upcoming SNAP activities, and the following pages for more general opportunities.

August 2 Artist Reception, Lexus showroom:  5:00 – 7:00
Early Aug Notification of JCC selections have been emailed. Selected participants, please see the separate email for instructions.
August 28 6:30 – 8:00 Regular SNAP Meeting,

Wendy Whittemore and Stacy Irvin, Jurors from Lexus show on “Motion” will lead a discussion about their selections. We will once again be at our new home, the community room at the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Address:  2964 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204.  Park out front in visitor’s lot, or around to the side/back where the TECA has private parking which is okay after 5:30.  Entrance to the building is at the front, at the visitor’s lot. Avoid any parking spots with the neighbor design company’s signs.

August 31 11:00 at latest, Deliver JCC prints
Sept 5 6:30-8:30, Artist Reception, JCC
Sept 25 6:30 – 8:00 Regular SNAP Meeting,

Tamara Reynolds with juror critique of JCC show

Oct 23 6:30 – 8:00 Regular SNAP Meeting.

Roundtable discussion on portraits, led by Stefan Engstrom and featuring David Morel, Monte Arnold, Aisha Kaikai, Bill Lund and Sai Mallula

Nov 27 6:30 – 8:00 Regular SNAP Meeting.

Robin Conovor, discussing landscape photography and the world of magazines

Dec Holiday Gathering, Details TBD

From SNAP Member Bill Lund…


Breaking News

Between the SNAP meeting on Tuesday and the deadline last night, we had 29 more members submitting entries to the JCC open exhibit – so adding to the 10 people who had sent theirs in before the meeting, I’d say we have one of our best rounds of responses ever.  Not to mention how great the ~170 or so images look.  We could do four top notch shows with this set of images, in my slightly biased opinion.  I’m serious!


End of an era, Nashville Arts Magazine ends its run…


Paul Polycarpou, Publisher and CEO, Nashville Arts Magazine | Photograph by Jim McGuire


August 2018

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you who sent prayers, well-wishes, and healing thoughts my way. They helped a great deal and are much appreciated. I’d like to also thank the team of angels at the Cardiac Unit, Centennial Medical Center who were bound and determined to keep me around a while longer. Words are way too small to express my gratitude.

I have enjoyed publishing all 109 issues of the Nashville Arts Magazine, from the first issue almost ten years ago when we hardly knew what we were doing to this issue where we are still making it up as we go along. But that’s as it should be. Just like art, a moving fluid target. I have enjoyed getting to know the artists, the dealers, the poets, the writers, the thinkers, performers, administrators, curators, and I count myself fortunate that I could in some small way be a part of that.

I’m very proud of the work that we have done here at the Nashville Arts Magazine. I hope we have had a positive impact on the art and culture of this wonderful city we all call home.

I too have a bucket list, and it’s time for me to go get it and start ticking off some of the boxes. I’m looking forward to a life without press deadlines, although I know I will also miss that. This is the last issue of the Nashville Arts Magazine. I thank each and every one of you that has supported this labor of love. You know who you are and you know how indebted I am to you. Rebecca Pierce, Sam Jaco, Madge Franklin, Wendi Powell, it could not have happened without you.

Be kind and be thoughtful. Paul


Call for Entries…

APG’s Rachel Reese Selects…

Submission Dates:  July 2th – August 16th Midnight

Atlanta Photography Group is now taking submissions for Rachel Reese Selects, APG’s feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the month-long, citywide photography festival. Rachel Reese, the Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA will jury the exhibition.

The Virginia Twinam Smith Award is an important part of this exhibition.  Two works will be selected for a $500 prize and acquisition into the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

The show runs from October 5 – November 11.


Rachel Reese is the Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA. She is a curator, arts writer, and independent publisher.


  • There is no theme for this show! Entrants can submit 2-8 images of their choice. Images do not need to be a part of a single body of work.
  • Works that have already shown in the APG Gallery are ineligible for this exhibition. Works that have been shown off-site (Photo Buckhead, Airport) are eligible.

Submission Materials

Entry fee: 2 images $35, 4 images $50, 6 images $75, 8 images $100

For more information,


Chromatics Second Floor Gallery…

“World of Dreamers”

Artists should submit works that show their imagination or display a fantasy. Works that represent their ideals or hopes. Images can be realistic and/or abstract. All 2D mediums and smaller 3D mediums will be considered.

Click link below for full call:

Entry Deadline August 22, 2018


Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery…


Call to Artists – National Portrait Gallery

Selected Artworks Will Be Exhibited in Major Exhibition Tour

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has opened its call for entries to the fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Entries will be accepted now through Sept. 3, 2018, at Established in 2006, the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition invites artists (who are at least 18 years of age) living and working in the United States to submit one portrait for consideration. Selected artworks are featured in a museum exhibition and some artists are awarded prizes.

The first-prize winner will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Additional cash prizes will be awarded. Submissions from each finalist will form the exhibition “The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today,” which will be displayed at the Portrait Gallery from Nov. 2, 2019, through Sept. 7, 2020, before traveling to other cities in the United States. Previous competitions have received more than 3,000 entries.

The competition welcomes all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textiles, video, performance and digital or time-based media. Artworks may originate from direct encounters between the artist and the sitter, but they may also be representative of indirect encounters. All entries by eligible artists must be submitted electronically through the online submission site.

The National Portrait Gallery is part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture at Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, D.C. Smithsonian information: (202) 633-1000. Connect with the museum at, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and the museum’s blog. #myNPG


TN State Fair…


The Premium Catalog has been released and Registration is open. It’s time to start preparing for this year’s fair, don’t waste any time, deadlines are approaching fast.


Photography Divisions

Chairman: Linda Odenbaugh; Cell: 615-429-4720; Email:


Entry Guidelines:

  1. Exhibitors can only enter in Amateur or Professional, not both. Anyone can enter the Open Classes.
  2. Entries are limited to 4 prints per person, & 1 collage or album.
  3. Prints may be black & white or color. All photographs must be mounted ONLY ON 16” x 20” mounts. No framed pictures; no hand colored prints, No prints on canvas. Black and white mates only. NO EXCEPTIONS: Prints must be 5” x 7” or larger.
  4. All photographs must have been made within the twelve months previous to entry deadline.



  1. Pictures will be judged on interest, appeal and photographic excellence or technique.
  2. The award for the Photographer of the Year will be based on the body of work that is entered in the fair.

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