March 2016

April Field Trip to Gibbs Garden

We are planning on spending the day shooting at Gibbs Garden on Saturday, April 2. We will carpool there, shoot individually and meet for lunch within the Garden or meet back at departure.

Meet in the parking lot in front of Harry’s Pig Shop at 7:15AM (2425 Jefferson Rd , Athens GA 30607). The Garden is open from 9-5. We don’t have to stay till 5 but will shoot well past lunch.

Arbor Cafe is within the Garden. Sandwiches are $7.89 and include chicken salad, roasted turkey pimento cheese or honey ham and swiss. They also have a few salads, snack and drinks. Here is the link for the Cafe: http://www.gibbsgardens.com/visit/arbor-cafe-menu/

Their rules state no outside food or drinks please (except water). Tickets are $20 per person ages18-64 years old. Seniors 65+ are $18 per person.

Sign up at the meeting on Thursday, March 17 or send a PM to Judy Royal Glenn from the APG Facebook event page with your cell number so she will know you are coming.

This event is weather permitting, and it would be great to know who is planning on coming in case we need to cancel.

March News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • Lyndon House 41st Juried Exhibition Reception Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. All are invited to the opening reception. 
  • 7th Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton. For more information go here: The Plaza Arts Center. DEADLINE FOR ON SITE DROP OFF Feb 29th–March 7. No exceptions Hobby Lobby has precut frames and backer boards in the standard sizes so there is still time to enter. Submitting photographers and their families are invited to the reception and awards ceremony at The Plaza Arts Center on April 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.. Best in Show winners in advanced and amateur divisions will be announced at that time. 
  • APG’s Tim Rogan will be having a show at Dondero’s on Milledge Avenue during March. Watch APG’s Facebook page for more information.
  • ANSEL ADAMS: BEFORE & AFTER – A show at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA. We have heard it is well worth the trip to see this show. It runs through March 20, 2016. More information here. **LAST MINUTE ROAD TRIP TO SEE THIS. JOIN US SUNDAY, FEB. 28th, AT LOWE’S AT 10 A.M. INFO & SIGN UP HERE.

March 2016 – The Do Good Fund

The ‘Do Good Fund’ and Contemporary Southern Photography

This month we have a rare treat for you. Alan Rothschild, founder of The Do Good Fund, will be talking about the fund as well as its role in contemporary southern photography.

Alan RothchildAlan Rothschild is an attorney based in Columbus, Georgia, a photographer, a member of the board of the Georgia Museum of Art, and the founder of The Do Good Fund and its Southern Photography Initiative.

Alan founded The Do Good Fund in 2012 in Columbus, GA. Since then, the Fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of contemporary Southern photography. Do Good’s mission is to make its collection broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries and nontraditional venues. It also encourages complimentary, community-based programming to accompany each exhibition. Throughout February and March, selected works from the Fund’s Southern Photography Initiative will be on display in six venues around Athens.

In his presentation, Alan will tell us why he started the Fund and its collection of photos, and how the fund selects the photographers and the works to be included in the collection. He’ll also describe the impact the Southern Photography Initiative’s exhibitions have had in the communities where they’ve been displayed across the South.

Pictures of Us from The Do Good Fund are currently being displayed at:

  • The Lyndon House
  • Athens-Clarke Co. Library in The Quiet Room
  • Lamar Dodd School of Art – UGA in Gallery 101
  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Library – UGA
  • Willson Center for Humanities and Arts – UGA
  • Ciné (only through March 2)

Links to learn more about The Do Good Fund

Do Good Fund