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. 

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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.   Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Call for Submissions: SNAP December Show at Provence

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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)

Key Dates:

· 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

October Notes…

Next Meeting:

Due to Emily Passino’s efforts, SNAP now has a meeting place while Dury’s moves to their new home. For our upcoming October 25 meeting (and November 22, if we need it), we will meet here:
Belmont United Methodist Church
2007 Acklen Avenue / PO Box 120098
Nashville, Tennessee 37212

Emily says: They are giving us Room #25. Best entrance is across from the community center on the side. Could be parking available in the back lot next to the side entrance… look for the signage for directions to Room #25 (Thanks to Jo for the design and printing).

The Topic for the meeting will be: “Slow Shutter”

An important tool for creative photography is the use of the “slow shutter”. Extending exposure time results in a variety of visual effects and the ability to shoot in otherwise difficult situations. To help us explore this corner of our craft, we will be hearing from S.N.A.P. veterans, (and recognized Fine Art Photographers) Denny Adcock and Stanton Tubb. They will discuss technical concerns and techniques and show how they are resolved in their own work.
If you have any “slow shutter” work you would like to show / discuss, this is a good meeting to bring it along. Or, if you have any questions or ideas in this area, Denny and Stanton will be glad to respond during their presentation.

 

Dury’s New Location:

Dury’s will open October 24 at their new location, 1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217.

 

Provence Exhibit:

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Update from Emily about the next Provence exhibit…

Details are still being worked out to accommodate both the juror and Provence. But with time ticking by we wanted you all to know that it’s likely to be a very short time-frame mainly so we can take advantage of Christmas in the village. So! Start deciding now which 4 gorgeous shots you’d like to submit that respond to the theme, “photos inspired by art.”

Don’t over think this one! It could be a painterly shot or a shot reminiscent of a particular artistic style or period, or a shot composed in along the lines of classic principles, or…. maybe artists at work, or museum goers, or your version of abstract or geometric works. As we’ve been reminded, visual art shares so many perspectives, regardless of the medium. This exercise should make for good conversation too as we explore what each other is thinking as we make our selections and then see how a museum director views it all. Plus , during holidays, what we produce may find not just an appreciative audience but some people who might actually purchase things!
Hopefully we’ll get this all squared away soon. Look for official call by next week. But start thinking now, because we won’t have a lot of time to pull it off.

 

Local Exhibits:

Not much to announce by way of photography exhibits or events this month. The “Tranquility” exhibit continues at Chromatics until January 12. If you have not seen the show, check it out as it includes a number of S.N.A.P. member’s work.

The Tinney Contemporary continues it’s exhibition of David Yarrow’s Wild Encounters through October 29.

“His unusual angles are the result of hours of research and elaborate planning, as well as countless trials and errors in the field. For Yarrow, photography is about active nature rather than passive observation, often creating a feeling of being sometimes unsettlingly close to the animal. African elephants tower, lions stare into the camera, tigers look up from the water, and rhinoceroses charge straight at the camera.”

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Call for Entries:

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Southern Landscapes
Juror: Elizabeth Avedon
Deadline for Entries: November 1, 2016
Notification of Acceptance Date: December 15, 2016

Exhibition:
Brickworks Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia
March 1 – 31, 2017
Artist’s Reception: March 11, 2017
Theme: Landscapes can refer to design, ecology, and culture. Southern landscapes depict the physical elements of the American South (hills, water, architecture, light …) as well as the cultural aspects.

More info: SouthxSoutheast Photo Exhibitions

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Black & White magazine
Looking Back Looking Forward 2017

Vintage/Smartphone/Alternative Printing & Processes/Pinhole/Plastic Camera

Deadline for postmark: October 31, 2016 Enter your best images into our latest contest.

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Next Meeting and other items…

SNAP August, 2016 Meeting

Our August meeting will NOT be at Dury’s … instead, we will be holding a Juror’s Critique on August 23, 5:30 – 7:00 at Provence. This time, we have asked Zak, our judge, to specifically discuss each piece as well as to make some general statements about pictures he did not select.

Exhibition Opportunity

Tennessee State Fair – Creative Arts Photography (https://tsf.fairwire.com/default.aspx)
Creative Arts Deadlines
Mail-In Postmarked by August 12, 2016
Online Deadline August 19, 2016

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New Exhibition

Images of Centennial Park in the Twentieth Century – The exhibit features postcards spanning the 113 years that the Parthenon has stood as the crown jewel of Nashville. Images of Centennial Park in the Twentieth Century is on view at the Parthenon Museum until October 26