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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 http://vesnapavlovic.com/index.php?/photographs/

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Meeting notes…

Sorry for the half-baked post this month, but I am traveling and wanted to get this out to everyone.

You can access the pdf of the meeting notes as prepared by Tom by clicking here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0o0t9up963ml6v9/SNAP%2520PP%25202017-09.pdf?dl=0

Next meeting is Tuesday, September 26th, 6:30 pm at Durys as usual.

Guest will be Price Harrison.

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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.

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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. 

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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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Call for SNAP Submissions|Theme “WORK”

Here are the details for our next Provence SNAP Photography Show:

Theme: WORK. Again, let your imagination roll!

Juror:  The juror for this exhibit is Michael Ray Nott (http://www.michaelraynott.com/ ), noted for outstanding graphic black & white Street Photography.  Nott has studied under Gerry Winogrand, and has a design and cultural sensibility that should make this upcoming exhibit very rich.  

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SNAP Meeting Notes for June…

From Tom Keller, SNAP President:

What a lovely Spring…at least none of my plants have died (yet). This month we have an exciting, and, to me, different topic / speaker.

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Martin O’Connor is a native Nashvillian whose photography began as a special interest then evolved into a full-time profession.  His photos have graced the pages of state and local organizations including Nashville Ballet, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, Franklin School of Performing Arts, University School of Nashville, Middle Tennessee State University Dance and Theatre, Vanderbilt University, Governor’s School of the Arts, and The Dancer Project.

In 2008, he received the Dance Advocate Award from the Tennessee Association of Dance.  When presenting this award they noted  “… his stunning images illustrate both his passion for the art form and the beauty of the art.  His eye for detail and compassionate spirit make him a popular photographer for dancers to work with”.

http://www.martinoconnorphoto.com/work

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Call for SNAP Submissions – Summer 2017|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 August. This is traditionally 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.

Juror:  The juror for this exhibit is Jerry Park (http://jerryparkphotography.com ), who many SNAP members know.  Park is a founding member of the SouthLight Salon, and featured at The Arts Company.

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SNAP Notes…

May’s Meeting Speaker: Jack Spencer!

Fantastic news! Our guest for the May 23rd S.N.A.P. meeting is (drum-roll) … JACK SPENCER, well known and internationally exhibited Nashville photography artist.

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Nashville Scene had this to say about him: “A prolific fine art photographer who’s had over 80 solo shows and exhibited in just about every major American city, Spencer creates images both stark and lush, though nearly all share a haunting mysticism, a sense that each moment holds secrets far beyond what our narrow minds typically perceive.”

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April Meeting Notes…

S.N.A.P. at Provence Cafe

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz…and so have the photographs in our “Night” exhibition at Provence. Again, I am blown away by the quality and variety of images in the show. Be sure to be there for the Reception next Thursday, April 20 to see the show and talk with the artists.

The juror for this exhibit is Heather Lose, a creative director and fine art photographer who helped co-found the Nashville Community Darkroom and, more recently, WXNA 101.5 FM. She will be discussing the photographs she selected for the exhibit at our next meeting at Dury’s, Tuesday, April 25 beginning at 6:30. See you there!

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Our March meeting was a real treat…a field trip to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to see the Irving Penn exhibit. Those who have seen it are complimentary of the quality and content of the show. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is an exhibit you shouldn’t miss. It remains until May 29.

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March Meeting at the Frist…

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The March meeting of S.N.A.P. is a field trip to the Frist Center for a tour of the Irving Penn exhibit. We will NOT meet at Dury’s on Tuesday. Instead, we will assemble near the information booth in the Frist no later than 6:45 pm on the evening of March 30. The cost for the tour will be $10.00 ($9.00 for seniors) for non-Frist members. Parking is separate.

So far, only six people plus myself have confirmed for this event, but I expect we will have the minimum necessary for our scheduled tour. Please check in with me so I can collect the fee from non-Frist members and to make sure of our number for our total group.

I have heard this is an excellent exhibit and I’m looking forward to seeing all of you then.

Tom Keller
President

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SNAP Notes…

Hi, SNAPpers! I hope everyone is taking advantage of the spring-like weather to get out and shoot. At our last meeting Byron Jorjorian spoke on his approach to photographing nature in all its forms. Thanks, Byron for a great presentation.

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Our March meeting should be a real treat…a field trip to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to see the Irving Penn exhibit. Unfortunately our member docent, Susan Striepe, is in the process of completing her thesis and is not working with the Frist center this semester. That means I will be scheduling the tour and handling the finances (Oh, boy!).

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Irving Penn at the Frist…

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If you haven’t heard, an excellent retrospective of Irving Penn’s large and diverse work is open at the Frist Center for Visual Arts.  The exhibit is titled “Beyond Beauty” and definitely worth going to at least once if not more!  The exhibit runs until May 29th.

The Frist has prepared a gallery guide that is very informative, check it out: Beyond Beauty: Gallery Guide

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Call for SNAP Submissions – Spring 2017|Theme “Night”

Here are the long-awaited details for our next Provence SNAP Photography Show:

Theme: NIGHT. Again, let your imagination roll!

Juror:  The juror for this exhibit is Heather Lose, a creative director and fine art photographer who helped co-found the Nashville Community Darkroom and, more recently, WXNA 101.5 FM. She loves the nightlife; she’s got to boogie. See www.HeatherLose.com.

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February SNAP Notes…

Next Meeting:

Winter, at least what passes for it around here, proceeds. Personally, I shot as much, or more, during this time of year than in the summer. For a transplanted Yankee, southern summers are like northern winters: a time to stay in climate controlled environs. Since now and during the upcoming Spring is a good time for nature photography, our speaker this month is Byron Jorjorian.

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http://www.byronjorjorian.com/

“Fine art photographer, Byron Jorjorian has been capturing the natural world on film for over 30 years. He is considered by many to be one of the nation’s premier fine art nature photographers. With over 400,000 images in his files, his photographs have appeared on nationally published greeting cards, calendars, magazines, posters, murals, fine art prints, brochures, and advertising. Byron has had over 12,000 images published and more than 22,000 prints installed comprising more than 1,200 projects in various markets worldwide.”

Byron will be discussing his approach to photographing at our February meeting, Tuesday, 28th, at Dury’s, 6:30 pm. We all owe a big thank you to Dury’s and their staff for providing this facility for our meeting.

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PERISCOPE: ARTIST ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING

PERISCOPEperiscope is a six-week intensive training opportunity hosted at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) that empowers working artists to see their vision through an entrepreneurial lens. Led by the EC’s Director of Education, along with break-out sessions facilitated with Nashville’s top arts professionals, Periscope gives artists the perspective and tools to organize, plan, and sustain their creative careers with the goal of preparing each artist to take their career to the next level.

 

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Call for Entries:

THE Summer Show

Juror: Julie Grahame
Deadline for Entries: March 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance Date: April 1, 2017

Exhibition:South x Southeast Photo Gallery
Molena, Georgia

June 1 through July 31, 2017

Artist’s Reception: June 10th, 2017

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Learn Photography from Harvard!

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

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S.N.A.P. Notes – January, 2017

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.

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1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee
800-824-2379 • 615-255-3456
M-F 9:00 – 5:30 • Saturday 10:00 – 3:00

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Thanks also to S.N.A.P. member Richard Barrow for his November presentation, “Photography Along Our Greenways”.

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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.

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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.

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I am pleased to announce upcoming exhibits by two S.N.A.P. members, Susan Rauch (through March) and Bill Lund (through January):

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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.

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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:

Calls for Entry

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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.

Hi Tom,

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!

Thank you,

Jon Howard
Co-Founder
Avvay.com
jon@avvay.com

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Christmas Party Time!


SAVE THIS DATE

Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 pm

For the

S.N.A.P. Christmas Party

And “Dirty Santa” Exchange

at

Brentwood Swim and Tennis Club

1933 Harpeth River Dr, Brentwood, TN 37027

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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.

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Reception for SNAP Exhibit at Provence…

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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!!