We will reschedule our March 24th PechaKucha panels – storytelling through photos – and re-assess whether the April meeting makes sense when we know more. The strategy of taking actions like “social distancing” in order to slow the spread of the outbreak so that our health care systems can cope feels like the socially responsible thing to do.We have also talked to Scarritt Bennett and are postponing the Portals and Passageways exhibit for at least one month. We will make the determination to proceed with a May-June show, or to postpone further and have only a June show in mid-April and will advise you as soon as we know. So un-mark your calendars for the previously announced installation on April 1st and reception on April 6th.It’s hard, isn’t it? Great programs, great exhibits, so much work and creativity by so many members – but we’ll be back together as soon as it makes sense. Meanwhile, take care of yourselves.
MEETING NOTES & UPCOMING HAPPENINGS
February Meeting Summary:
Thanks to Rich Seiling for sharing his thoughts on getting the most out of the expressive side of photography by understanding both your vision and your tools. Below is a quick summary of other items of interest as well as a general overview of his talk. Detailed notes of his presentation can be found on our meetings page and under “Files” on our SNAP Facebook page.
March 24: PechaKucha Part 1: A variety of SNAP members sharing 12 photos with brief commentary on their work, challenges, and/or learnings.
April 28 – Katie Mitchell, juror for the Scarritt Bennett Center “Portals & Passageways,” a practicing artist and faculty member from Belmont University, will share her thoughts on the pieces selected for the show
May 26 – Potentially the 2nd PechaKucha panel
2/26 – deadline for Portals and Passageways – 8pm
4/1 – installation of Portals at SCB
Noon, deadline to drop off selected work
Mid-morning – mid-afternoon, hanging the show
Volunteers needed to help Kay Ramming
sign-up sheet tonight + at March meeting; keep date open!
4/6 – Opening reception for Portals & Passageways at SCB
Today Emily was able to send our juror a file with 173 excellent photos submitted by 37 SNAP members for the SBC “Portals and Passageways” exhibit. Our juror, Katie Mitchell, should have her selections ready within the next week. This should be another noteworthy show!
Website (https://snapnashville.org ) – Tamra Stallings has been working on a redesign of our website, which is now more readable & user-friendly – check it out!
Volunteers to scrutinize new site: Jo Fields/Bill Lindsley– Feedback from any and all also welcome
Instagram Photo Collective – an idea under development to increase both SNAP and individual photographers’ following and presence
Committee: David S Pineros, David Morel, Sai Nadh, Tamra Stallings, Jo Fields, Aisha Kaikai
New members may want to make sure they are included in all SNAP communications – see https://snapnashville.org/links-and-resources/
Bill Lund – 4th year in a row to have a photo selected by B&W Magazine (13th in all!)
Jo Fields – Baldwin Gallery; Shots Quarterly Journal; A Smith Gallery workshop / poster with image
Denny Adcock/Carl Lambert and possibly Eric Denton
Artist collective “untitled” Arcade Blend Gallery – Saturday Art Crawl, 3/7
Emily Passino/Bill Gubbins – Juror for St Georges http://stgeorgesart..com/
“Unity” theme – spiritually based. Deadline March 6
Robin Conover https://www.tnmagazine.org Shutterbug contest – winners
Renee Lowry – Barn
Tamra Stallings– Palm Trees
Sandy Burr – Art Show at Lipscomb Academy 2/25-3/1
Robin Conover – Radnor Lake Workshop – April 10/11
Dunn Brothers Coffee Shop in L&C Tower downtown – Jo and Wayne Justus Thomas displaying until April 4.
· Program Summary: (Details on SNAP website and Facebook page)
Rich Seiling – Crafting Photographs. Rich gave us a lot to think about and learn from with his wealth of knowledge and his beautiful photographic work, but suffice it to say he is an excellent teacher. He discussed the importance of craft in honing our photographic skills. However, he stressed how these skills should primarily support our vision to express our view of the world through our camera, and gave several real-world examples of what this means.
His work can be seen at http://craftingphotographs.com and http://www.richseiling.com, where you can subscribe to his email newsletter and also find more information about the workshops you can attend.
As a bonus, he gave away a seat to one of his workshops, as well as two of his excellent prints. Thanks, Rich!
August Meeting Summary:
Next Tuesday, February 26, 6:30-8:00, we’re delighted to have Audrey Molloy join us to talk about Trends in Contemporary Photography/Visual Storytelling. Audrey is not only a photographer but also an arts writer, independent educator, and critic currently based in Nashville.
>> ALSO, remember to bring a few prints of your current work/projects to share informally with the group – a chance to get feedback and share ideas.
Good news – Beth Gorham, the curator for our current show at Nashville State Community College, will be able to speak with us at our March meeting (3/26). Plus, the show will remain on display at their art gallery in the “H” Building through March 27th. Dates to pick up your work are Thursday/Friday, March 28 & 29, from 8:00 – 5:00.
Jerry Park will be speaking to us about his new book and publishing this summer.
Finally, the Frist outing for April has been confirmed – mark your calendar for Thursday, April 25th, at 6:00pm (different day, different time). More details/sign-up to follow.
IMPORTANT: NEW EVENT
Sunday, April 24 is World Wide Pin Hole Photography Day! Our guest speakers for our April
26 SNAP meeting, Denny Adcock and Gerald Figal have organized a pin hole shoot as part of this event. Interested persons meet on Sunday at the Carillon at the Bicentennial Mall around 1pm. There should be adequate parking in that area. Denny has a pin hole Nikon body cap he can loan and Gerald has a couple of cameras. Gerald is also willing to process and scan B/W film.
For details you can contact him: email@example.com This should be an informative and fun shoot, so if you are just beginning your pin hole journey or are an old China hand, be sure to turn out. “At the meeting we’ll talk about what we shot, with emphasis on the variety of things one can do with a pinhole camera, things not easily done with lens cameras.” http://pinholeday.org/
A great collection of photography magazines that you should consider subscribing to was compiled and posted online. Thanks Tom Keller for sharing:
We are working to getting a list of all active members in order improve communications and verify eligibility for SNAP Exhibits. We have numerous different collections of names and partial data, but nothing that is thorough and accurate. So, we are requesting every member to access an online form and enter your information. This information will be kept internal and never shared outside of the club.
Please make every effort to get this completed sooner than later. All members must complete the form prior to submitting for the SNAP exhibit at the JCC this summer. So, don’t risk not having your images accepted in the show because your information is not entered.
To access the form, click here
If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to email me or ask it on the Yahoo message group.
Still another opportunity to see some good photography in Nashville. An exhibit by Nashville native Jessica Ingram, “Road through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial”, is at the TN State Museum. This Saturday, Feb. 27th, from 1-4, Ingram will discuss her work and moderate a distinguished panel of artists and historians who will speak about this very important time in American history. For more information, click here.
For our first member spotlight we chose Kay Ramming who recently finished a lengthy term as our President and beloved leader.
I lived all my life in Los Angeles and Southern California until moving to a very small town in Wisconsin. Shortly after arriving in Baraboo I realized even though my husband ran one of the biggest manufacturing plants in town, no one was really interested in me!. This was something I was not used to, so I took myself off to the University of Wisconsin to see what I could find. After trying many different art classes I found photography. Wow! It seemed like magic when the print would appear in the tray in the darkroom, and I still love seeing that today!
A great little video with the history of photography was shared by The Cooperative of Photography. Check it out…
The Nashville International Airport has announced their annual “Flying Solo” call for entries for art to enhance the airport and travelers’ experiences. The deadline for submissions is March 31st.