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Call for SNAP Submissions – 2018|Annual JCC Show

Call for SNAP Submissions – 2018|Annual JCC Show

SNAP would like to invite each of you to submit entries for our annual JCC show, to be held at the Gordon Jewish Community Center (http://www.nashvillejcc.org/) on Percy Warner Blvd during the month of September. See more about eligibility below.  This has traditionally been the major exhibition for SNAP each year, so we want to encourage everyone to participate.

 

Theme: There is no “theme” for this show, but the JCC can reject photos with images of full frontal nudity, violent subject matter, and religious symbolism. They are looking for “family friendly” images. Past shows have highlighted a broad variety of subjects and styles. For this show, the juror will be looking for photography that might be called “straight photography,” shot more from the heart than from the head.

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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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Camera Work, the 115-year-old publication, is available to be read once again…

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Alfred Stieglitz published a photographic quarterly called Camera Work
over a century ago. Original copies are rare, fragile, and very expensive.
It served as the mouthpiece for the photo-secession movement and introduced
pictorialism to the world. Not only are the photogravures beautiful, but the texts, essays,
and critiques are also worth reading. Emerging photographers, including Steichen,
Robert Demachy, Gertrude Käsebier, Clarence White, and James Craig Annan as well
as 19 th century photography pioneers Hill & Adamson, and Julia Margaret Cameron grace the pages of Camera Work. The advertisements found on the last few pages of every issue remind the reader of a bygone era of early analog photography.
Very few people or institutions own original copies of Camera Work. Each time they are
handled, the risk of damaging a piece of photography’s history is present. The greenish-
grey paper used for the cover, and the bindings are extremely friable. It is not readily
available to browse its content. The price original copies command makes it impractical
for scholars and institutions to buy and to use them as teaching tools or for reference.
The goal is to give access of its content to teachers, students, museums, libraries,
collectors, and photography history enthusiasts.

Photographer and photogravure admirer, out of town SNAP member,  Pierre Vreyen has published, for the first time, a high quality, affordable facsimile of all 50 issues. He incorporated high-resolution scans made from each original Camera Work plate and painstakingly reproduced each page as close to the original as possible. One can now read and appreciate every single page published by Alfred Stieglitz in his photographic quarterly. It took two years to digitize, clean, and color correct all 3924 pages and covers. The result of such meticulous work is a faithful facsimile publication. A bonus new issue, number 51, was created and is a table of content of all previous 50 numbers.

For more information, please visit cameraworkmagazine.com or email Pierre Vreyen at
cameraworkmagazine@gmail.com

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Catherine Edelman, Art Photography…

Interesting interview with world renown gallerists, Catherine Edelman, about Art Photography…

https://www.lensculture.com/articles/catherine-edelman-what-is-art-photography-catherine-edelman-offers-her-opinion

 

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ASMP’s Swap Meet…

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Live Q&A with MOMA Curator…

In celebration of National Photography Month, this month’s LIVE Q&A takes you behind the scenes on a tour of MoMA’s collection storage, where many photographs are stored, followed by a Q&A with Sarah Meister on how curators choose which photographs to acquire and display. Submit your questions in advance in the comments below, and see you on Wednesday, May 23 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Watch live: https://youtu.be/ZXB6F51xXyY

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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.

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Meetings, April canceled, Special May Meeting!

April Meeting has been cancelled due to changes int he exhibits at the Frist Art Museum.

 

The next scheduled meeting is:

May 1st, 6:30pm, Otter Creek Church,
409 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

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Special Meeting Location for May

Coming up on May 1st will be a joint meeting sponsored by the Brentwood Photography Group and Dury’s. Sam Abell, a Cannon Explorer of Light, will be presenting. The meeting is 6:30 pm at the Otter Creek Church (south entrance) off Franklin Road in Brentwood.

Admission is free, but Cannon is requiring tickets for auditing. Go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sam-abell-canon-explorer-of-light-tickets-43660029323 for more information and registration. Thanks to Sue Henry, BPG president and S.N.A.P. member for organizing and inviting us.

 

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Call for Submissions – “SENSE OF PLACE”

Update: submission deadline has been extended until Sunday at midnight.

Call for SNAP Submissions – Summer 2018 |Theme “SENSE OF PLACE”

As a SNAP member, you are invited and encouraged to submit photos for our next SNAP Photography Show. See more about eligibility below. This next show will be on display at the newly renovated Hotel Preston on Briley Parkway from July through September. Their gallery space on the lower level will have room to accommodate ~40 photos. A more exact number will be determined as the hotel finalizes plans for use of this space.

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Call for Submissions – Motion/Movement – Updated!

*** Updated dates and members can submit up to 5 images ***

Call for SNAP Submissions – July 2018 |Theme “MOTION/MOVEMENT”

As a SNAP member, you are invited and encouraged to submit photos for our July SNAP Photography Show. See more about eligibility below.  This show will be on display at the downtown Nashville Lexus dealership from mid-July through the end of the year. This light-filled space will have room to accommodate 35 photos, so it will be one of our larger shows.

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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.

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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.

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Just heard of a great opportunity…

Jack Spencer is opening his studio to the Booth Museum for an exhibit and discussion about his photography. The opening is this Sunday from 2-4 at Jack’s studio located at 2905 Armory Drive in Nashville. A rare opportunity to visit with Jack Spencer!

http://www.jackspencer.com

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February Notes…

It is my deepest honor to have represented and served you as S.N.A.P. President. The time has come to pass the torch, and Emily Passino, emily.passino@gmail.com is now our new leader. Jen Vogus and Jo Fields will be assisting her, and, of course Kay and I will be back-up as well. David Morel continues as our web gee…uh, GUY and Wesley and Emily continue with our exhibits. Good luck to all of them.

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January Notes…

Has everyone made their New Year’s Photography Resolutions? One of them should be to not miss this month’s meeting. Vesna Pavlovic, our juror for our current exhibition will discuss her selections and critique the images. Please see her info. below.

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/

WE WILL NOT MEET AT DURY’S THIS MONTH! Instead, we have scored space at Vanderbilt University:

Room 216 is reserved at Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University for SNAP to meet 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.

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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
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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.

 

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November Notes…

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Forget the plastic Christmas trees you saw at Walmart in July … the holidays are actually here! As such, our next meeting will be our holiday get-together, complete with a “Dirty Santa” photograph exchange. This also means we will NOT meet at Dury’s or at our usual time. Instead, see below…

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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.
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October Meeting Notes…

They say it will be fall any day now … and many of us will have our hands full with autumn photography. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to attend our October 24th meeting at Dury’s. We will be hearing from Michael Ray Knott, who will review his selections for our current Provence exhibition. Just look at his experience…I’m certainly looking forward to meeting him and hearing what he has to say.

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