MEETING NOTES & UPCOMING HAPPENINGS
February Meeting Summary:
Thanks to Rich Seiling for sharing his thoughts on getting the most out of the expressive side of photography by understanding both your vision and your tools. Below is a quick summary of other items of interest as well as a general overview of his talk. Detailed notes of his presentation can be found on our meetings page and under “Files” on our SNAP Facebook page.
March 24: PechaKucha Part 1: A variety of SNAP members sharing 12 photos with brief commentary on their work, challenges, and/or learnings.
April 28 – Katie Mitchell, juror for the Scarritt Bennett Center “Portals & Passageways,” a practicing artist and faculty member from Belmont University, will share her thoughts on the pieces selected for the show
May 26 – Potentially the 2nd PechaKucha panel
2/26 – deadline for Portals and Passageways – 8pm
4/1 – installation of Portals at SCB
Noon, deadline to drop off selected work
Mid-morning – mid-afternoon, hanging the show
Volunteers needed to help Kay Ramming
sign-up sheet tonight + at March meeting; keep date open!
4/6 – Opening reception for Portals & Passageways at SCB
Today Emily was able to send our juror a file with 173 excellent photos submitted by 37 SNAP members for the SBC “Portals and Passageways” exhibit. Our juror, Katie Mitchell, should have her selections ready within the next week. This should be another noteworthy show!
Website (https://snapnashville.org ) – Tamra Stallings has been working on a redesign of our website, which is now more readable & user-friendly – check it out!
Volunteers to scrutinize new site: Jo Fields/Bill Lindsley– Feedback from any and all also welcome
Instagram Photo Collective – an idea under development to increase both SNAP and individual photographers’ following and presence
Committee: David S Pineros, David Morel, Sai Nadh, Tamra Stallings, Jo Fields, Aisha Kaikai
New members may want to make sure they are included in all SNAP communications – see https://snapnashville.org/links-and-resources/
Bill Lund – 4th year in a row to have a photo selected by B&W Magazine (13th in all!)
Jo Fields – Baldwin Gallery; Shots Quarterly Journal; A Smith Gallery workshop / poster with image
Denny Adcock/Carl Lambert and possibly Eric Denton
Artist collective “untitled” Arcade Blend Gallery – Saturday Art Crawl, 3/7
Emily Passino/Bill Gubbins – Juror for St Georges http://stgeorgesart..com/
“Unity” theme – spiritually based. Deadline March 6
Robin Conover https://www.tnmagazine.org Shutterbug contest – winners
Renee Lowry – Barn
Tamra Stallings– Palm Trees
Sandy Burr – Art Show at Lipscomb Academy 2/25-3/1
Robin Conover – Radnor Lake Workshop – April 10/11
Dunn Brothers Coffee Shop in L&C Tower downtown – Jo and Wayne Justus Thomas displaying until April 4.
· Program Summary: (Details on SNAP website and Facebook page)
Rich Seiling – Crafting Photographs. Rich gave us a lot to think about and learn from with his wealth of knowledge and his beautiful photographic work, but suffice it to say he is an excellent teacher. He discussed the importance of craft in honing our photographic skills. However, he stressed how these skills should primarily support our vision to express our view of the world through our camera, and gave several real-world examples of what this means.
His work can be seen at http://craftingphotographs.com and http://www.richseiling.com, where you can subscribe to his email newsletter and also find more information about the workshops you can attend.
As a bonus, he gave away a seat to one of his workshops, as well as two of his excellent prints. Thanks, Rich!