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

April Meeting Notes…

S.N.A.P. at Provence Cafe

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz…and so have the photographs in our “Night” exhibition at Provence. Again, I am blown away by the quality and variety of images in the show. Be sure to be there for the Reception next Thursday, April 20 to see the show and talk with the artists.

The juror for this exhibit is Heather Lose, a creative director and fine art photographer who helped co-found the Nashville Community Darkroom and, more recently, WXNA 101.5 FM. She will be discussing the photographs she selected for the exhibit at our next meeting at Dury’s, Tuesday, April 25 beginning at 6:30. See you there!

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Our March meeting was a real treat…a field trip to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to see the Irving Penn exhibit. Those who have seen it are complimentary of the quality and content of the show. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is an exhibit you shouldn’t miss. It remains until May 29. Continue reading

March Meeting at the Frist…

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The March meeting of S.N.A.P. is a field trip to the Frist Center for a tour of the Irving Penn exhibit. We will NOT meet at Dury’s on Tuesday. Instead, we will assemble near the information booth in the Frist no later than 6:45 pm on the evening of March 30. The cost for the tour will be $10.00 ($9.00 for seniors) for non-Frist members. Parking is separate.

So far, only six people plus myself have confirmed for this event, but I expect we will have the minimum necessary for our scheduled tour. Please check in with me so I can collect the fee from non-Frist members and to make sure of our number for our total group.

I have heard this is an excellent exhibit and I’m looking forward to seeing all of you then.

Tom Keller
President

SNAP Notes…

Hi, SNAPpers! I hope everyone is taking advantage of the spring-like weather to get out and shoot. At our last meeting Byron Jorjorian spoke on his approach to photographing nature in all its forms. Thanks, Byron for a great presentation.

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Our March meeting should be a real treat…a field trip to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to see the Irving Penn exhibit. Unfortunately our member docent, Susan Striepe, is in the process of completing her thesis and is not working with the Frist center this semester. That means I will be scheduling the tour and handling the finances (Oh, boy!). Continue reading

Irving Penn at the Frist…

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If you haven’t heard, an excellent retrospective of Irving Penn’s large and diverse work is open at the Frist Center for Visual Arts.  The exhibit is titled “Beyond Beauty” and definitely worth going to at least once if not more!  The exhibit runs until May 29th.

The Frist has prepared a gallery guide that is very informative, check it out: Beyond Beauty: Gallery Guide