June Meeting Notes…

June 2018 Key Happenings

Great month for getting out and seeing fellow SNAP members in various shows, highlighted below the SNAP dates shown here. Look forward to seeing everyone!

June 22 Deadline for Lexus Dealership show: Motion/Movement – remember you may submit five (5) images.  Photos will be on display through December. For more info, see below.
June 23 See below – ideal deadline for sending us your before/after photos for the June meeting.
June 26

 

6:30 – 8:00 | Regularly scheduled meeting

Topic: “Before/After” photos.  Everyone is encouraged to share 1-3 photos (at least one photo!), showing the photo(s) before any editing/processing, and after. You may send these in digitally to snapnashvillesubmissions@gmail.com, or bring prints or your own thumb drive.  Your choice whether to bring before/after images you’re pleased with, or something you’re not entirely satisfied with (or a mix).  Either way, we hope to learn from each other – tips, tricks, philosophies.

In setting things up to receive everyone’s digital files with before/after images for our June meeting, I realized that it would be helpful to have a naming convention so that the photos can be more easily displayed from DropBox during the meeting.  When you submit your files, please name them as follows:

yourname1_before
yourname1_post
yourname2_before
yourname2_post
yourname3_before
yourname3_post
This will put them nicely in the before/after sequence.  It would still be helpful to have your files submitted before the meeting.

Place:  Stefan Engstrom’s Office. Education Networks of America:  618 Grassmere Park #12, Nashville, TN 37211 (https://goo.gl/maps/EAjfKo6HU312). This is an agreeably more centrally located spot, and we thank Stefan for making this possible.

Early July Look for Call for Entries for the JCC September show.  Theme as always will be “open.” Juror will be Tamara Reynolds (https://tamarareynoldsphotography.com).
July 12th 6:00- 8:00 |Preston Hotel artist reception and Grand Opening of Preston’s new art gallery.
July 24 July SNAP meeting, potentially a juror critique from the Preston or the Lexus show. Thanks to Lee Ramsey, we will begin meeting at the community room at the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association on Sidco drive, another agreeably more central location.

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May Meeting Notes…

Read below for updates on our two exhibits now in process, as well as one planned for September. See what we have planned for our monthly meetings (as well as where!). Read about photography with SNAP and other artists around town, and other opportunities to submit entries. And don’t forget there are three ways to stay up to date with us: through email notices, our Facebook group, and our https://snapnashville.org website.  See these details at the end of this month’s SNAP NOTES.

Meeting Summary and Updates

April:  Sadly, our Frist Outing in late April had to be cancelled, but several were able to make it to the photography panel the next day, on Photography and Activism, with Keith Calhjoun, Chandra McCormick and Dr. Makeda Best moderated by Dr. Susan Edwards.  See other photography happenings around town at the end of these notes.

May: Our joint meeting on May 1st sponsored by the Brentwood Photography Group and Dury’s featuring  Sam Abel, a Cannon Explorer of Light, was pure inspiration. Thanks to Sue Henry, BPG president and S.N.A.P. member for organizing and inviting us.  Perhaps his main message was “Compose and wait.”

June:  We will reconvene on our regularly scheduled June 26 meeting  to share “Before/After” photos.  Everyone is encouraged to share 1-3 photos (at least one photo!), showing the photo(s) before any editing/processing, and after. You may send these in digitally to snapnashvillesubmissions@gmail.com, or bring prints.  Your choice whether to bring before/after images you’re pleased with, or something you’re not entirely satisfied with (or a mix).  Either way, we hope to learn from each other – tips, tricks, philosophies.

Time: Tuesday June 26, 6:30 – 8:00

Place:  Stefan Engstrom’s Office. Education Networks of America:  618 Grassmere Park #12, Nashville, TN 37211 (https://goo.gl/maps/EAjfKo6HU312). This is an agreeably more centrally located spot, and we thank Stefan for making this possible. Continue reading

April SNAP Notes…

Late-breaking developments –Read here about two NEW imminent SNAP shows described under the heading, “Future Plans.”  The first will most likely be in early June, where SNAP is being given gallery space at the newly renovated Preston Hotel.  The second is at the Lexus dealership, where we will have a show starting in July.  And yes, this is do-able!  Read on. Continue reading

March Notes…

At our February meeting, Richard Barrow shared two outstanding experiences he had last year:

** First, as a member of the 2017 Periscope Class sponsored by the Arts and Business Council of Nashville – see https://www.abcnashville.org/periscope/.  Deadline for this year’s class is fast approaching, and Richard can give us some insights into what he gained, and answer any questions.

** Second, Richard had a great show at the airport this fall as part of the Flying Solo series – see his images at http://www.rbarrowimages.com. He also discussed his inspirations and personal analysis of each of his photographs. Continue reading

Call for SNAP Submissions – March 2018 |Theme “LANDMARKS”

As a SNAP member, you are invited and encouraged to submit photos for our next SNAP Photography Show. See more about eligibility below.

Theme: LANDMARKS. For this show, “landmarks” can mean a prominent object or feature of a landscape or town, especially those that enable someone to establish their location – something perhaps iconic representing that place or neighborhood. Might include buildings, monuments or other structures; might be of cultural or historical significance. Or more broadly, might be something signifying an important stage or turning point or benchmark.

Juror: The juror for this exhibit is Emily Naff, an Associate Professor of Photography at Nashville State Community College, who has lead several Study Abroad Programs (e.g., the Netherlands, Italy, Brazil and Japan). Her work may be seen at https://www.emilynaff.com/index.

Venue: Green Hills Library, 3701 Benham Avenue, Nashville 37215 https://library.nashville.org/locations/green-hills-branch.

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December Notes…

Next Meeting…

Tuesday, December 12th, 6:30 pm for the…

S.N.A.P. Christmas Party &
“Dirty Santa” Exchange

Brentwood Swim and Tennis Club
1933 Harpeth River Dr, Brentwood, TN 37027
What to bring:
(1.) Yourself (if you have attended at least one S.N.A.P. meeting during the year)
(2.) Festive snacks and/or drinks to share with your fellow members
(3.) One of your photographs for the Dirty Santa Exchange. It does not need to be mounted, but it should be wrapped so no one can see it, and at least 8×10, unless there is a special reason for it to be smaller.

 

JANUARY MEETING…

Durys WILL NOT be available for our January 23 meeting. Instead, Jen Vogus has secured a room for us at Vanderbilt University; thanks, Jen. She writes:

Room 216 is reserved at Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University for our SNAP to meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30pm. The address is 401 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203. There is limited parking on campus but there is a parking lot at 21st and Division, meter parking across 21st Ave., and another lot behind Starbucks. Take the staircase or elevator in the main lobby to the second floor. Room 216.

 

Perspective Exhibit Reception…

The reception for “Perspective” artists is Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 pm at the Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Blvd, Nashville, TN 37205

Juror: The juror for OUR “Perspective” exhibit is V e s n a P a v l o v i ć, a Vanderbilt Associate Professor of Art who is astonishingly prolific and creative. Zeitgeist gallery here in Nashville represents her work.
See http://vesnapavlovic.com/index.php?/photographs/

 

Nashville Arts Magazine Photo Contest…

Congratulations to these S.N.A.P. members for receiving acknowledgement in The NashvilleArts Photography Contest.

B D Scott – 1st Place
BDScott

 

Sainadh Mallula – 3rd Place

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Jerry Park – Honorable Mention

JerryPark

 

Jo Fields – Honorable Mention

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Renee Lowery – Honorable Mention

ReneeLowery

 

Call for Entries…

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Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery – Call for Entries
“Elements: Earth, Air, Water & Fire”

Artists should submit work that portrays or represents an element – earth, air, water and/or fire. Any medium, from an abstract painting with colors representing an element/elements to photographs or sculptures will be considered.

Show Theme: Artists should submit work that portrays or represents an element – earth, air, water and/or fire. Any medium, from an abstract painting with colors representing an element/elements to photographs or sculptures will be considered.

Deadline for Entry: Noon, January 4th

More Information: Chromatics Call For Entries

 

Ongoing Exhibitions…

“Above It All”

Lexus of Nashville October 5 until February 28
Art is all about perspective. One of its main purposes is to take its audience on a journey vastly different from their everyday reality.

From October 5 until February 28, Lexus of Nashville will be showcasing thirty photographic images of Middle Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains taken by members of Aerial Innovations of Tennessee, a Nashville-based aerial photography company
founded by Wendy Whittemore.

Above It All is at Lexus of Nashville, 2010 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.

For more information, visit www.flytenn.com.

 

Captured Emotions – Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery

Captured Emotions, an intriguing collection of work by 26 artists, portraying an array of emotions captured in time through painting, sculpture and photography.

On view September 28 – January 25, 2018.

Artists Featured: Bill Lund, C. Al Wood, Carli Maclean, David Morel, Emerald Estock, Emily L. Cathcart, Emily Helms, J. Michael Gannon, Jacolyn Wingo, Jen Vogus, Jesslyn Carver, Jo Fields, Jordan Weisenauer, Kay Ramming, Lou el Oso Carrillo, Max Garner, Melanie Jackson, Nancy Boyd Johnson, Rashmi Katti, Reed Galin, Sainadh Mallula, Sandy Spain, Sharon Brown Christopher, Susan Harrell, Travis Batton, Willette DuPree.

 

Perspectives Exhibition Change of Venue!

SNAP just got word from Provence that they are starting a major renovation the day after Thanksgiving, which means two very important things:
(1) All current artwork needs to be picked up immediately – or at the very latest, Wed November 22nd.
(2)  The cafe is going in a new direction, so SNAP won’t be able to show our work at this location.  The new Director of Operations for Provence said, “We are so grateful for the long-standing partnership we have had and all of the beautiful art and photography that has been displayed.”  We conveyed to her that we were also very appreciative of this partnership, of course.
Luckily we have an alternative venue for our Perspectives Show – the JCC will give us the long wall in the gallery where we did a push-pin show in 2016.  The show in the large gallery will compliment our show, and the space in the smaller gallery where we’ll have our photos will have TACA pieces, so should get a lot of traffic.  The show will just be up for the month of December.
Dates:
          * Pieces selected by juror to be delivered on December 1st by mid-morning
          * Artist reception:  December 6th
          * Pieces picked up:  End of the month
For 2018 we are actively searching for other venues.  Our arrangements may be different than what we enjoyed at Provence – but our goal is to still do 4 shows a year (including or in addition to the JCC annual show).  We may find multiple places that would give us a month or two, for example – We may find one great place just like Provence – who knows?  But we need your help.  Shoot any ideas you have to emily.passino@gmail.com and I’ll share with the planning committee.