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  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 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

Venue: Green Hills Library, 3701 Benham Avenue, Nashville 37215

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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.



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.


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


Sainadh Mallula – 3rd Place



Jerry Park – Honorable Mention



Jo Fields – Honorable Mention



Renee Lowery – Honorable Mention



Call for Entries…

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


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.
          * 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 and I’ll share with the planning committee.

Call for SNAP Submissions – Winter 2017|Theme “Perspective”

PERSPECTIVE-iiiAs a SNAP member, you are invited and encouraged to submit photos for our next Provence SNAP Photography Show.

Theme: PERSPECTIVE. For this show, perspective means “viewpoint” – a way of looking at or thinking about something.  Strong photos will capture something a casual passerby may not see. Perhaps the vantage point is different, or the story told provokes a new way of considering something. Finding a unique way to point to a selected scene delivers a message to the viewers which the photographer directs.

Juror:  The juror for this 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. She has exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions, and has work included in major private and public art collections, including the Phillips, the Hirschhorn and others around the world. Zeitgeist gallery here in Nashville represents her work. See

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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

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. 

Jerry Parkjerrypark

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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