SNAP Notes…

May’s Meeting Speaker: Jack Spencer!

Fantastic news! Our guest for the May 23rd S.N.A.P. meeting is (drum-roll) … JACK SPENCER, well known and internationally exhibited Nashville photography artist.

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Nashville Scene had this to say about him: “A prolific fine art photographer who’s had over 80 solo shows and exhibited in just about every major American city, Spencer creates images both stark and lush, though nearly all share a haunting mysticism, a sense that each moment holds secrets far beyond what our narrow minds typically perceive.” Continue reading

S.N.A.P. Notes – January, 2017

The holidays are over, and now that we have had a chance to catch our collective breaths, we can get back to photography. Hope the holiday season was a joyful one for you and yours.

After a several month hiatus our January meeting will return to Dury’s, but this time at the new location at 1027 Murfreesboro Pike. We all owe a big thank you to Dury’s and it’s staff for providing this facility for our meeting. Likewise, another big thank you should go to Belmont United Methodist Church for sheltering our wondering tribe during the Dury’s move.

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1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee
800-824-2379 • 615-255-3456
M-F 9:00 – 5:30 • Saturday 10:00 – 3:00

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Thanks also to S.N.A.P. member Richard Barrow for his November presentation, “Photography Along Our Greenways”.

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Our Provence exhibit : “Inspired by Art” is under way. If you haven’t had a chance, drop in for a look. Our Juror is Wesley Paine, Director of the Parthenon, who will join our January SNAP meeting for a conversation about her selections.

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I personally find the philosophy and taste of a juror to be enlightening about the show they curate, but also in reference to exhibits in general. Whether you have a piece in the Provence show or not, this should be a very useful presentation.

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I am pleased to announce upcoming exhibits by two S.N.A.P. members, Susan Rauch (through March) and Bill Lund (through January):

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On exhibit, “A Quiet Celebration of Rural Nolensville.” The images in this series were originally exhibited during “Slow Exposures” in Georgia last September. I am bringing the images ‘home’ to Nolensville and invite you to the Opening Reception on Thursday, Feb 2 from 4:30 – 6:30 at the Nolensville Historic School – 7248 Nolensville Rd.

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If you know of any ‘calls for entry’ or other exhibition opportunities, please let me know and I will pass them along in this publication. This month we have a posting from Aperture magazine. Please see the web site for details:

http://visitcenter.org/call-for-entries/

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Finally, I received this notice and am passing it along. I’m uncertain about whether the organization is non-profit, but my impression is of a commercial entity. As such, neither I nor S.N.A.P. endorse or recommend it. If anyone is concerned about the publication of information such as this, let me know. We can ask the club to develop a policy.

Hi Tom,

I love what SNAP is doing and wanted to pass along Avvay.com. It’s like Airbnb for creative spaces and based here in Nashville. We help people find photo locations, studios, workshops, and event spaces. Whether it’s a mansion, an empty warehouse, an old VW van, or a state-of-the-art studio – It can easily be booked. I hope you’ll check it out!

Thank you,

Jon Howard
Co-Founder
Avvay.com
jon@avvay.com

S.N.A.P. Notes – November 2016

November’s Meeting:

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Our November meeting will welcome S.N.A.P. member Richard Barrow. His topic, “Photography Along Our Greenways” is a ‘quick start’ guide for nature photographers, encouraging them to explore other greenways beyond their local parks. Richard prepares a calendar for a non-profit branch of the Nashville Parks Dept. called “Greenways for Nashville”. In the process, he photographs year round in the greenways and his presentation covers his favorite spots (and favorite parks) as starting points for photographers.

 

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We will meet at our usual 6:30 time next Tuesday, November 22 at Belmont United Methodist Church: 2007 Acklen Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, (615) 383-0832

 

Provence Exhibit:

The submissions are in for our next Provence exhibit : “Inspired by Art”. Our Juror is Wesley Paine, Director of the Parthenon. She will join us for the January or February SNAP meeting for a conversation about her selections.

Key Dates:

Deadline for submission: Saturday, November 12th.

Notification of selections: Sunday, November 20th.

The show will be hung Monday, December 5th (from 3:00-6:00)

The accepted images should not be larger than 16 x 20 framed out, or smaller than 8 x 10 framed out.  Black frames with white matting.  Remember, Provence only supplies nails at this point, so have wire across the back. You will receive a link to supply information about your print (name of photograph, etc.) for the title cards.

 

Jane Vickers Exhbit:

SNAP member Jane Vickers is exhibiting her photography montages, November 9 through January 4 (Note corrected dates). The reception is December 1st, 5:00 – 8:00 at Pryor Art Gallery.

 

Holiday Portrait Fundraiser for NCD: 

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It’s that time of year again! Time for way-too-early Christmas decorations, fights about coffee cups and manger scenes, and the dreaded/highly anticipated onslaught of holiday music on radio stations across the land!

To ring in the season, the Nashville Community Darkroom is offering a great deal on holiday portraits — $65 gets you a 30-minute session and 5 digital images for you to do whatever you want with! Make them into holiday cards! Post them on facebook! Send them out in your family’s annual newsletter! Wait, do people still do that?

When: Sun, November 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST

Where: NCD – 1143 GALLATIN AVENUE, NASHVILLE TN 37206

As a huge bonus, every single dollar goes to support your 501(c)(3) nonprofit Nashville Community Darkroom. This is our big annual fundraiser, so come on out, get some portraits and help us ring in 2016!

 

Calls for Submissions:

Have a little extra time and/or looking for another exhibition opportunity? Check  these out:

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https://www.puppylovephotoshow.com/

TENTH ANNIVERSARY

PUPPY LOVE JURIED EXHIBITION 2017

ALL proceeds go to dog rescue!

WHY: Puppy Love’s good intent is for both dogs and photographers – to help support rescue organizations who do the heavy lifting with our cold hard cash and publicity, and to provide a great venue for photographers to showcase their work. Join us in helping this happen!

WHO: JUROR AMY MILLER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ATLANTA CELEBRATES PHOTOGRAPHY

 

WHERE: HATHAWAY Contemporary Gallery, 887 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 4 Atlanta, GA 30318

WHEN: Entry Deadline is midnight on November 30th.

Exhibition will be held February 1-28, 2017 at Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta.

Opening Reception, Awards Presentation, and Juror’s Talk will be held Saturday, February 4th at Hathaway Contemporary, Atlanta.

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Black & White magazine
Portfolio Contest 2017

Deadline for postmark: December 31, 2016

Enter a collection of your best images into our latest portfolio contest.
We are happy to help. If you have any questions, please email us at bnwmagpicks@aol.com or call us at 805-270-3312

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October Notes…

Next Meeting:

Due to Emily Passino’s efforts, SNAP now has a meeting place while Dury’s moves to their new home. For our upcoming October 25 meeting (and November 22, if we need it), we will meet here:
Belmont United Methodist Church
2007 Acklen Avenue / PO Box 120098
Nashville, Tennessee 37212

Emily says: They are giving us Room #25. Best entrance is across from the community center on the side. Could be parking available in the back lot next to the side entrance… look for the signage for directions to Room #25 (Thanks to Jo for the design and printing).

The Topic for the meeting will be: “Slow Shutter”

An important tool for creative photography is the use of the “slow shutter”. Extending exposure time results in a variety of visual effects and the ability to shoot in otherwise difficult situations. To help us explore this corner of our craft, we will be hearing from S.N.A.P. veterans, (and recognized Fine Art Photographers) Denny Adcock and Stanton Tubb. They will discuss technical concerns and techniques and show how they are resolved in their own work.
If you have any “slow shutter” work you would like to show / discuss, this is a good meeting to bring it along. Or, if you have any questions or ideas in this area, Denny and Stanton will be glad to respond during their presentation.

 

Dury’s New Location:

Dury’s will open October 24 at their new location, 1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217.

 

Provence Exhibit:

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Update from Emily about the next Provence exhibit…

Details are still being worked out to accommodate both the juror and Provence. But with time ticking by we wanted you all to know that it’s likely to be a very short time-frame mainly so we can take advantage of Christmas in the village. So! Start deciding now which 4 gorgeous shots you’d like to submit that respond to the theme, “photos inspired by art.”

Don’t over think this one! It could be a painterly shot or a shot reminiscent of a particular artistic style or period, or a shot composed in along the lines of classic principles, or…. maybe artists at work, or museum goers, or your version of abstract or geometric works. As we’ve been reminded, visual art shares so many perspectives, regardless of the medium. This exercise should make for good conversation too as we explore what each other is thinking as we make our selections and then see how a museum director views it all. Plus , during holidays, what we produce may find not just an appreciative audience but some people who might actually purchase things!
Hopefully we’ll get this all squared away soon. Look for official call by next week. But start thinking now, because we won’t have a lot of time to pull it off.

 

Local Exhibits:

Not much to announce by way of photography exhibits or events this month. The “Tranquility” exhibit continues at Chromatics until January 12. If you have not seen the show, check it out as it includes a number of S.N.A.P. member’s work.

The Tinney Contemporary continues it’s exhibition of David Yarrow’s Wild Encounters through October 29.

“His unusual angles are the result of hours of research and elaborate planning, as well as countless trials and errors in the field. For Yarrow, photography is about active nature rather than passive observation, often creating a feeling of being sometimes unsettlingly close to the animal. African elephants tower, lions stare into the camera, tigers look up from the water, and rhinoceroses charge straight at the camera.”

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Call for Entries:

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Southern Landscapes
Juror: Elizabeth Avedon
Deadline for Entries: November 1, 2016
Notification of Acceptance Date: December 15, 2016

Exhibition:
Brickworks Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia
March 1 – 31, 2017
Artist’s Reception: March 11, 2017
Theme: Landscapes can refer to design, ecology, and culture. Southern landscapes depict the physical elements of the American South (hills, water, architecture, light …) as well as the cultural aspects.

More info: SouthxSoutheast Photo Exhibitions

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Black & White magazine
Looking Back Looking Forward 2017

Vintage/Smartphone/Alternative Printing & Processes/Pinhole/Plastic Camera

Deadline for postmark: October 31, 2016 Enter your best images into our latest contest.

Click for more info.

 

September SNAP Notes…

Next Meeting, New Location!

Due to Emily Passino’s efforts, SNAP now has a meeting place while Dury’s moves to their new home.

For September 27 and October 25 (and November 22, if we need it), we will meet here:

Room 124 Belmont United Methodist Church 2007 Acklen Avenue / PO Box 120098 Nashville, Tennessee 37212 

Emily says:  Best entrance is across from the community center on the side. Could be parking available in the back lot next to the side entrance. Certainly for this first meeting we’ll need some volunteers to arrive early and post signs and/or direct people to the meeting room and get it all set up. And Jo Fields has offered to make directional signs and to contribute the voluntary fee…Thank you Jo.

Our meeting this month will again be the popular ‘group critique’ in which we each bring 3-4 prints of projects on which we are currently working. After time for general viewing, we will briefly discuss our project and open it up for Q&A (critique) from the members. Depending on how many decide to participate, each person will have 10-15 minutes (?) So gather up your prints (don’t need to be mounted) and brush up on the Artists Statement (doesn’t need to be formal) about your project.

It would be useful if you would let me, Tom Keller, know that you are planning to participate, but if you decide to at the last minute, that’s OK too.

Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery – Tranquility Show…

At least a dozen S.N.A.P. members are in this exhibit. Please show your support.

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Steve McCurry Exhibit at Baldwin Photographic Gallery – MTSU

BALDWIN PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY – MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY August 29th through October 20th, 2016

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“Steve McCurry” Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. McCurry has created unforgettable images over six continents and numerous countries. His body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike. His work celebrates the human element, his most noted work the image of the Afghan Girl.

The gallery is located in the Bragg Media and Entertainment building on MTSU campus and is open from 8:30am – 4:30pm. (Thanks to Bill Lund for researching this information)

 

Nashville Community Darkroom…

The NCD is twin-lens-blackwhite1making available one premium full time artist membership. The premium membership benefits include exclusive use of our 575+ square foot warehouse space, which can be used as a private photo or art studio. The space includes separate rear access, a (not luxurious, but functional) bathroom, electricity, and wat
er. It is not heated or cooled, but temperature remains relatively comfortable throughout the year.

Monthly membership dues also include  Full access to our darkroom facilities  Discounts on classes  Discounts on paper and film at Dury’s Photography. Existing members can upgrade to this tier at a discounted rate. A shared membership at this level may be considered.

For more info, contact us at nashvillecommunitydarkroom@gmail.com.

 

Fashion Photography Workshop…

David Morel sent information about a Fashion Workshop: I had one of the people leading an upcoming fashion workshop at Westlight Studios offering a discount to members of a different photo group I belong to. I know nothing about the people running the workshop, so I am not endorsing, just sharing. The discount code is: 100NSV_DM

Here is a link to the workshop registration: http://jodijonesstudio.com/nashville

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting and other items…

SNAP August, 2016 Meeting

Our August meeting will NOT be at Dury’s … instead, we will be holding a Juror’s Critique on August 23, 5:30 – 7:00 at Provence. This time, we have asked Zak, our judge, to specifically discuss each piece as well as to make some general statements about pictures he did not select.

Exhibition Opportunity

Tennessee State Fair – Creative Arts Photography (https://tsf.fairwire.com/default.aspx)
Creative Arts Deadlines
Mail-In Postmarked by August 12, 2016
Online Deadline August 19, 2016

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New Exhibition

Images of Centennial Park in the Twentieth Century – The exhibit features postcards spanning the 113 years that the Parthenon has stood as the crown jewel of Nashville. Images of Centennial Park in the Twentieth Century is on view at the Parthenon Museum until October 26

SNAP Notes for August…

 

Our next exhibition, “Inspired by the Cinema”, is ready for installation at Provence! The block information for those participating is due TODAY, so if you are a procrastinator, you only have a few hours to whip up an excuse J Tomorrow, Monday, is the day for taking down photographs in the “Patterns” Exhibit and hanging the “Cinema” pictures. Wesley will be there 1:00 – 6:00 and I plan to be there to help…If you would like to assist as well for all or part of that time, please drop in.

Artist’s Reception is Tuesday, August 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Emily has called for volunteers to help promote both the show and reception on social media and by designing and/or producing cards, lobby fliers and posters (for the Belcourt Theatre), etc. Also, donations of wine (a couple of boxes), plastic cups and name tags will be greatly appreciated.

Our August meeting will NOT be at Dury’s … instead, we will be holding a Juror’s Critique on August 23, 5:30 – 7:00 at Provence. This time, we have asked Zak, our judge, to specifically discuss each piece as well as to make some general statements about pictures he did not select.

Juror Criteria

At our July meeting, Emily Passino discussed SNAP’s Juror Criteria. Emily, Wesley and “the Gray Beards” exchanged emails on this topic and came to the following conclusion: Jurors will be asked to rank all submissions, from 1 to ___, with the cut-off for accepting works at the space available. We felt that being an “artistic society”, we should rely completely on the selections of our guest judges. Having said so, we firmly believe the membership should be engaged in this kind of decision, so, If you have a view of this policy you would like to have discussed, please contact me, Emily or Wesley and we will schedule monthly meeting time for a general discussion.

Member Recognition

Also at the July meeting we recognized several members. Monte Arnold and Bill Lund; both have sold photographs from the “Patterns” Exhibit. (Please see the attachment). In addition Richard Barrow has a piece in “America’s Parks: A Centennial Celebration” at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueble, CO (www.sdc-arts.org) AND has been chosen to hang a show at Nashville International Airport next year. Finally, Jerry Atnip and Jane Vickers participated in DiaLoGue / Manipulated Photography at the David Lusk Gallery (http://www.davidluskgallery.com/). Way to go, guys! If you have any photographic accomplishments to share with us, please let me know for inclusión in our meetings and newsletter.

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Copyright: Bill Lund

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Copyright: Monte Arnold

 

 

Exhibition Opportunities

Chromatics Second Floor Gallery has issued a call for entries with a deadline of Tuesday, August 9th. The topic is “Tranquility” (http://nashvillearts.com/2016/07/chromatics-2nd-floor-gallery-call-entries/)

Tennessee State Fair – Creative Arts Photography (https://tsf.fairwire.com/default.aspx)

Creative Arts Deadlines:
Mail-In Postmarked by August 12, 2016
Online Deadline August 19, 2016

July Program

Thanks to SNAP member Wendy Whittmore for her interesting (and excellent) presentation on Drone Photography. She discussed a number of practical and regulatory concerns when flying drones for both commercial and private use. Unfortunately, she was not able to provide a demonstration due to aerial conditions around Dury’s, BUT, she will plan a demonstration for those who are interested at a later date. If you are interested, please contact her at Aerial Innovations of TN (www.flytenn.com/)