December News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • APG January Meeting will be our photo contest with cash prizes. You must pay for 2017 in order to participate. Arrive by 6:30 in order to pay and to fill out your entry form. More info coming at December’s potluck dinner and in January’s email.
  • April 2017 we will be having a show at the Oconee County Library. Start thinking about what you would like to show now. Depending on the number of paid members submitting work we will be able to show 1-2 pieces each.
  • 2017 Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation 8th Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition. Entry fees benefit the Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation. All info can be found here. Images will be accepted from Jan 20 – Jan27, 2017 and can be mailed in. APG members have won top prize in three of the last four years so let’s keep up the good showing.
    DIVISIONS:
    Amateur: Photography is strictly a hobby. Photographers use basic to advanced cameras or image editing software. They do not earn any income from photography based activities. These photographers have not won more than 3 ribbons (1st-4th place) in the 2016 Plaza Arts Center Photo Contest or Best in Show Award in any Plaza Arts Center Photo Contests. Amateurs may enter in the Advanced Division if they choose to.
    Advanced:  Photographers have had additional experience beyond basic amateur photography. They may earn some income from the sale or publication of images and other photography related activities. They may  have  won a Best in Show Award in any Plaza Arts Center Photo Contests or 4 or more ribbons in the 2016 Plaza Arts Center Photo Contest.
    Junior: Photographers are under 18 years of age at photo submission time. They may enter any photo with no regard to categories.  See entry fee information under Entry Instructions.
    Entry:  Entries will be accepted January 21 – January 27.  NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JANUARY 27.  Allow plenty of time for mailed entries to arrive before the deadline or they will not be accepted.
    AWARDS:
    Category Ribbons – Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners in each category.
    Best in Show Awards – Best in Show Awards will be presented to Amateur and Advanced Photographers and each will receive ribbons and cash prizes.
    Best in Show Awards:
    Best in Show – $150 cash award and ribbon
    2nd in Show  -$125 cash award and ribbon
    3rd in Show –  $100 cash award and ribbon
  • Thomas Struth Exhibit: An exhibit of photographs by German photographer Thomas Struth will be on display at the High Museum in Atlanta until January 8. Struth is celebrated for his innovations in large-scale color photography. /Nature & Politics/ combines Struth’s varied interests—including cityscapes, architecture, portraits, landscapes, and museums—to focus on technology and the manufactured landscape as overarching subjects. B&W prints from influential 1960’s and 70’s photographers Arbus, Avedon, and Winogrand are also on display. More information here.