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. Continue reading

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S.N.A.P. Notes – November 2016

November’s Meeting:

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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.

 

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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

 

Provence Exhibit:

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.

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)

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: 

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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:

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https://www.puppylovephotoshow.com/

TENTH ANNIVERSARY

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.

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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 bnwmagpicks@aol.com or call us at 805-270-3312

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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.

Click for more info.

 

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

SNAP Notes…

First things first, guys…

DEADLINE: July 9 (Saturday) If you work better under pressure, now is the time to get your 4 Cinema-related photographs submitted for our next exhibition at Provence.

Naming of files: Please name each file using the following method:

first initial + lastname _ cinema+ entrynumber.jpg
Example: Emily Passino’s first entry would be named: epassino_cinema1.jpg

Please submit all works as JPG files, with a minimum of 1024 pixels on the long side.

Email all entries to snapnashvillesubmissions@gmail.com. Soon after submitting, you will receive an email confirmation.

 

We are making efforts to coordinate this show with the re-opening of the Belcourt Theater. Our juror is Zack Hall, Programming and Education Associate for the Belcourt, who will also critique the show for our August meeting.  http://zackhalledits.tumblr.com/.

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SALES: And speaking of Provence, congratulations to Monte Arnold, who has sold a photograph from the current Patterns exhibition. Also on the celebration list are Mike Gannon and Renee Lowery with sales from our recent show at Gordon JCC. Renee sold not one but both of the photographs she had hanging in the show. Way to go guys!

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Aerial Innovations

NEXT MEETING: For our July meeting, we will return to Dury’s on Tuesday, the 26th at 6:30. The program will be presented by founding SNAP member Wendy Whittmore. As owner of Aerial Innovations, an aerial photography company, Wendy has expertise in an area of great interest but little knowledge for most of us. She will discuss “Drone Photography”, a rapidly developing field for commercial and creative work.

 

Durys: Which brings me to this … many have heard the rumors:

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EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES: It’s summertime and that means County/State Fairs. Here is a run-down so pay attention: application deadlines are close at hand.

 

Williamson County:

Chair: Ronnie Leftwich, photography@williamsoncountyfair.org
Judge: Jerry Atnip
Entry: July 1 – July 22

Competition is open to all residents of Williamson County and adjoining counties. Each photo must be submitted with a completed ENTRY FORM found in the Williamson County Fair Catalogue or on-line at www.williamsoncountyfair.org

http://www.williamsoncountyfair.org/p/competitive-events/255

 

Wilson County:

Chair: Jana Pastors – 615-818-4646
Email:  janacpastors@gmail.com

Judges:  Durwood Edwards – Black & White Specialist
Brent Wright – Landscape
Dana Barrett – Portraits/People

** Competition open only to Wilson County residents. **

Register online or all entries must be entered between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, in the East-West Building (Bldg. D.)  All entries must be presented in person on Saturday, August 13.

https://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/competitions/creative-arts/photography-contest

 

Tennessee State Fair:

Chairman: Linda Odenbaugh
Cell: 615-429-4720   Email: tsfphotography@gmail.com
Co-Chair: Richard Malone
Cell: 615-973-8973

http://tnstatefair.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-Catalog-CA.photo_.DO_.05.19.2016.pdf

 

http://www.tnmuseum.org/custpage.cfm/frm/0/sec_id/200197

Benjamin Walls…exhibit at the TN State Museum

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: An exhibition of fine art nature photography by Tennessee native Benjamin Walls opened at the Tennessee State Museum on July 1. Entitled Through Appalachian Eyes: The Fine Art  Photography of Benjamin Walls, the exhibit will feature more than 50 nature images taken by Walls from Appalachia to Africa.

http://www.tnmuseum.org/custpage.cfm/frm/0/sec_id/200197

http://nashvillearts.com/2016/06/appalachian-eyes-fine-art-photography-benjamin-walls/

http://benjaminwalls.com/about/

 

FINALY: For our July meeting, if you have any aerial, and especially drone photographs, please bring them for display and discussion. Also, If you have a recent photographic “accomplishment” like an award, publication or event, please let me know so I can announce your success at our meeting and David can immortalize you in electronic digits on our web site.

 

Meeting Tomorrow, Exhibit take down…

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28 is Paul Polycarpou’s critique of the SNAP 5th Annual Juried Exhibition. We will NOT be meeting at Dury’s, our usual meeting place, but at Gordon JCC and Paul will review the prints as they hang. This should be an informative and interesting critique by one of Nashville’s leading fine art personalities.

Please see the attachment for details.

Hello All Snap Push Pin Artist,

Take down for the Push Pin Show and the Snap JCC Show is scheduled for Thursday, June 30th, however Carrie at the JCC has told me if you’re coming to the Snap June meeting at the JCC on Tuesday, June 28th you may, after the meeting take down your art work.  Otherwise or if you’re not able to make the meeting and discussion about the show you will need to pick up your pieces on Thursday.

Thank you all that were part of both shows, yet another great Snap exhibit at the JCC!

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