SNAP Meeting Notes for August…

IMHO our S.N.A.P. at J.C.C. 2017 exhibition is a great success. Our juror, Jerry Park made a fantastic selection of photographs (and why not, considering the truly outstanding work you submitted) and Carrie Mills curated and placed them in exactly the right place. For those who were not able to make it, our reception was the place to be (contrary to the opinion of Williamson Co. Fair, but we’ll let that go) with excellent attendance and fine food. Thanks again to Carrie and to Gerald, Wesley and all who brought wine. Continue reading

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SNAP Meeting Notes for July…

Summer… and lots of things going on this month. The submissions for our annual S.N.A.P. at JCC Exhibit are in; 138 photographs are vying for one of the 40 available positions in the show. The images have been sent to our juror, and participants should be getting the results soon, with enough time to print and frame their work in time to deliver them from hanging on August 1st.

Our speaker for the July S.N.A.P. meeting is our juror, Jerry Park, who will discuss his selections for the S.N.A.P. at JCC show. The meeting is as always, the 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm at Dury’s. 

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I began seriously pursuing photography in 2007 after a career in corporate America.  Landscapes were my first love and continue to be a frequent subject.  In addition, I’ve enjoyed building a portfolio of the interiors of all sorts of workspaces, from a shoe shine shop to Nashville’s water filtration plant, from a car seat recoverer to a pristine Purity Dairy, from an artist’s studio to the shop of a third-generation luthier.  I’m a member of several photography organizations, including SouthLight, a 6-member salon dedicated to growing and demonstrating that art is alive and well below the Mason-Dixon line.

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SNAP Meeting Notes for June…

From Tom Keller, SNAP President:

What a lovely Spring…at least none of my plants have died (yet). This month we have an exciting, and, to me, different topic / speaker.

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Martin O’Connor is a native Nashvillian whose photography began as a special interest then evolved into a full-time profession.  His photos have graced the pages of state and local organizations including Nashville Ballet, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, Franklin School of Performing Arts, University School of Nashville, Middle Tennessee State University Dance and Theatre, Vanderbilt University, Governor’s School of the Arts, and The Dancer Project.

In 2008, he received the Dance Advocate Award from the Tennessee Association of Dance.  When presenting this award they noted  “… his stunning images illustrate both his passion for the art form and the beauty of the art.  His eye for detail and compassionate spirit make him a popular photographer for dancers to work with”.

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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
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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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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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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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