S.N.A.P. member Durwood Edwards tells us that Harvard University has put up its entire on-line photography course offering for FREE! Check out the web site at: https://alison.com/courses/Digital-Photography/content
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.
1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee
800-824-2379 • 615-255-3456
M-F 9:00 – 5:30 • Saturday 10:00 – 3:00
Thanks also to S.N.A.P. member Richard Barrow for his November presentation, “Photography Along Our Greenways”.
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.
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.
I am pleased to announce upcoming exhibits by two S.N.A.P. members, Susan Rauch (through March) and Bill Lund (through January):
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.
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:
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.
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!
Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 pm
S.N.A.P. Christmas Party
And “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’t see it, and at least 8×10, unless there is a special reason for it to be smaller.
See you there.
Please join us at Provence Bakery in Hillsboro Village this Thursday, December 8th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM for the artist reception of “Photography Inspired By Art” its gonna be a great show with many of your fellow Snap members in this exhibit.
Our juror for this show was Wesley Paine, director of the Parthenon, she picked 24 images out of almost 100 submitted, can’t wait to see her picks!!
Bring your family and friends, there will be snacks and wine — see you there!!
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.
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
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.
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:
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:
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.
Black & White magazine
Portfolio Contest 2017
Deadline for postmark: December 31, 2016
Enter a collection of your best images into our latest portfolio contest.
We are happy to help. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 805-270-3312
What a lovely, if dry, Fall this has been! Perfect weather for photography…hope everyone has been able to take advantage and shot some more great art! Speaking of ‘Art’, Emily, Wesley and David have been busy organizing our next Provence exhibit (yes, it’s that time already). Click here for the essential information you need, but hurry, time is short.
If you missed last month’s SNAP meeting, you missed an excellent presentation about “slow shutter”, aka “long exposure” photography. Denny Adcock and and Stanton Tubb discussed techniques and showed some of their outstanding work. Thanks guys for a great discussion. For those encouraged to try (or continue) with this form of photography, I am also posting two articles and a guide as separate PDF files.
Jane Vickers – Exhibit:
SNAP member Jane Vickers is exhibiting her photography montages, November 9 through January 4 at Pryor Art Gallery. The exhibit is titled: “Echo of Dreams”.
Theme: Photographs “inspired by art.”
Juror: The juror for this exhibit will be Wesley Paine, the director of the Parthenon, who has a wide knowledge of and interest in art throughout the ages, including contemporary (not just ancient Greek)
· 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)
· Artists Reception yet to be determined.
· Juror Wesley Payne will join us for January or February SNAP meeting for a conversation about her selections. Continue reading