News

March News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Opening reception for the Lyndon House Juried Show is March 22, 6–8 p.m. All are invited. Congratulations to those who made it in.
  • Opening reception to OCAF Southworks is April 6, 6–9 p.m. All are invited. Congratulations to those who made it in.
  • There is currently a show called Reciprocal at UNG in the far back building that has the book store. Many APG members are in it so if you’re in the area please stop in and have a look. It is a small show so it won’t take long to go through it.
  • Website for national art competitions, calls for entries, festivals, grants, etc. artdeadline.com

February News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • 43nd Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House. Dates to remember:
    Friday, Feb. 9 – Notifications of accepted works
    Thursday, Feb. 15 – Pick up works not included
    Thursday, Mar 22 – Opening Reception
    Thursday, May 10 – pick up works from 12:30 – 8:30 pm. More info here.
    SIDE NOTE: Artists entering and work submitted far exceeded previous years.
  • OCAF Southworks Juried Show. Submission deadline is Feb. 24. This is open across the U.S., not just locally, and is an online submission. More information can be found here.
  • The Georgia Nature Photographer’s Association 2018 EXPO will be held at Jekyll Island, April 12–15. A wide variety of field trips, workshops, and speakers are scheduled. This is a members only event, but membership is only $35/year. Full information at https://www.gnpa.org/index.php/events-workshops/annual-expo
  • Volunteers Needed There are always areas that APG needs your help, even in some of the already filled positions. If you would like to assist please see Judy Glenn and we’ll get you plugged in.
  • Dues are now due if you have not paid for 2018. We are keeping the dues at $15. If you wish to join APG then please bring cash or check to the meeting. You must fill out a new form and remember to sign the middle section of that form.
  • Stay up to date with APG:
    On the web: http://www.athensphotographyguild.com
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1474037966197780/
    On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8m-3vYbRkTfuVn30KJeag

January News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • 43nd Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House. Drop off is Jan. 25, 1:00–8:00 pm and Jan. 28, 10 am–4 pm. More info here.

December News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • APG January Meeting will be our photo contest with cash prizes. You must pay for 2018 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.
  • 43rd Lyndon House Juried Exhibition. Start preparing your work now if you plan on entering the Juried Exhibition. It is always a mystery as to what gets in, but if your photo(s) is accepted you will have a chance of winning an award from APG.
  • Tear down for the Donderos’ Kitchen show will be Jan 2. Please go by, see the show and get something to eat. They have been very generous to APG.

November News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Photo Walk: Waterfalls, Sunset, and Astro Photography
    Date: November 4th–5th
    NEW TIME: Leaving the Epps Bridge Kroger parking lot at 10:00 AM. Meet at the far side of the Kroger parking lot adjacent to the cigar shop (5 Points Cigar Shop and Lounge on the other end of the Larry’s Giant Subs building). It’s probably best to drive a few cars.
    ****We will not get back to Athens until approximately 3:15 AM
    Location: Highlands/Cashiers area – North Carolina
    Agenda: We will photograph several waterfalls in the Highlands area then photograph the sunset at sunset rock in Highlands. We will have dinner in Highlands then travel to Cashiers to photograph the Milky Way at Silver Run Falls (Silver Run Rd, Cashiers, NC 28717)
    Note: the Milky Way is best around midnight so we will be back super late.
    *****For those who can’t come all day, you can meet us at Sunset rock. Sunset is 6:36 PM. Ravenel Park Road, 35.04687, -83.18714, Highlands, NC.
    *****Or you can drive your own car and do as much or as little as you want.
    *****You must sign an APG waiver to participate.
    *****For more information see APG’s Facebook Page
  • 43rd Juried Exhibition – The Lyndon House. Guest Juror, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
    Submission Days: Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26, 2018. Start preparing now as there is always a crush at the printers and framers in town. More info to come.
  • APG member Wade Sheldon has 5 coastal landscape prints in the show Warm Days, Cool Nights, a 4-artist exhibition hosted by Classic Galleries at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. The show was curated by the Lyndon House, and will run from June 4 to November 12, 2017. A closing reception will be held prior to the Classic Center Cultural Arts Foundation dinner on November 7, 2017 (invitation only).
  • Someone is looking for a wedding photographer for 6 hrs in Monroe on Feb. 24th. Budget is low so looking for a starter. Contact us at the email below.
  • We are looking for someone to take over setting up the dessert social. We’ll provide the money for the drinks and goodies. You just have to buy them and get them there on time. If two people would like to do it together then that is all the better. Please don’t be shy.

October News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • APG member Wade Sheldon has 5 coastal landscape prints in the show Warm Days, Cool Nights, a 4-artist exhibition hosted by Classic Galleries at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. The show was curated by the Lyndon House, and will run from June 4 to December 10, 2017. An opening reception will be announced soon.
  • ENDING SOON: APG members Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson are having a joint photography exhibit, Meet Your Neighbours: The Unseen World in Your Own Backyard. The show will be up Aug 27-Oct 8.
  • Be sure to visit the galleries in The Lyndon House Arts Center, OCAF (Oconee Arts Foundation), and The Georgia Museum of Art on the UGA Campus.

September News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • APG member Wade Sheldon has 5 coastal landscape prints in the show Warm Days, Cool Nights, a 4-artist exhibition hosted by Classic Galleries at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. The show was curated by the Lyndon House, and will run from June 4 to December 10, 2017. An opening reception will be announced soon.
  • Photographic images by Ken StoreyBeth Richardson, and Richard Farber are currently on display at Aurum Studios on E. Clayton St. in downtown Athens. The ending date of the show has not been announced, so stop by soon.
  • APG members Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson have a joint photography exhibit, Meet Your Neighbours: The Unseen World in Your Own Backyard. The show will be up through October 8th at the State Botanical Garden’s Visitor Center.

August News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • APG member Wade Sheldon has 5 coastal landscape prints in the show Warm Days, Cool Nights, a 4-artist exhibition hosted by Classic Galleries at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. The show was curated by the Lyndon House, and will run from June 4 to December 10, 2017. An opening reception will be announced soon.
  • Photographic images by Ken StoreyBeth Richardson, and Richard Farber are currently on display at Aurum Studios on E. Clayton St. in downtown Athens. The ending date of the show has not been announced, so stop by soon.
  • APG members Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson are having a joint photography exhibit, Meet Your Neighbours: The Unseen World in Your Own Backyard. You are all welcome to the opening reception. It’s at the State Botanical Garden: Sunday, August 27, 2-4 pm. At 3 pm. They will give a brief presentation about the creatures in the photos and the fun they had in creating the images. The show will be up Aug 27-Oct 8.
  • There will not be a Lickskillet Artists Market this year due to scheduling conflicts. Lickskillet will resume next year and hopefully be better than ever.
  • Hummingbird Trail Walk: Saturday, August 19, from 8-10 am. During the first hour, Judy will guide you through the Hummingbird Trail to find where the hummingbirds feed and perch throughout the Garden. The second hour will be for you to independently view and photograph the hummingbirds. Judy will be available during this time for help/questions.
    Where: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Meet in the parking lot near the outside restroom.
    What to bring: Please dress for the hot weather, bring comfortable shoes, hat, water, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, photography gear and/or binoculars: camera, several batteries (if you have them), your longest lens, SD card(s), tripod (if desired), and a lot of patience.
    Details: You must have signed the waiver on your APG membership form to attend. Judy will have forms for you to sign if you have not signed one yet. Hummingbird trail maps will be provided.
    If there is a threat of rain that day, you can text Judy at 706-340-7161 after 7:00 a.m. that morning, and she can let you know if the event is still on.
  • PHOTOGRAPHING THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE AND OTHER FUN FACTS. Atlanta School of Photography (ASoP) and Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA)  invite you to an open discussion and learning opportunity. Saturday August 12, at 1:30PM – 3:30PM. Atlanta School of Photography 1135 Sheridan Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA, 30324. This event is open to everyone. All are welcome! Register Here: www.atlantaschoolofphotography.com
  • 2017 NG3C Shootout: Join the Georgia Nature Photography Association (GNPA) to participate in this annual shootout on Sept. 16th in Chattanooga. “I think everyone who has been  involved in previous shootouts agree that it is a great opportunity for you and other GNPA photographers to have a really fun day, build teamwork and camaraderie, and challenge you to be a better photographer by having to think fast on your feet, be creative, and improve your post processing skills.…GNPA has hosted this event in the past and has won 1st place once and 3rd place two times in competition against about 14 other photography clubs in Georgia and Tennessee.”  For more information contact Wade Sheldon.

July News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • OCAF Member’s Show: Many of our members are also OCAF members and have work currently being displayed at OCAF in Watkinsville. The show is quite good and well worth the trip.
  • APG member Wade Sheldon has 5 coastal landscape prints in the show Warm Days, Cool Nights, a 4-artist exhibition hosted by Classic Galleries at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. The show was curated by the Lyndon House, and will run from June 4 to December 10, 2017. An opening reception will be announced soon.
  • Photographic images by Ken StoreyBeth Richardson, and Richard Farber are currently on display at Aurum Studio on E. Clayton St. in downtown Athens. The ending date of the show has not been announced, so stop by soon.
  • APG members Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson are having a joint photography exhibit, Meet Your Neighbours: The Unseen World in Your Own Backyard. You are all welcome to the opening reception. It’s at the State Botanical Garden: Sunday, August 27, 2-4 pm. At 3 pm. They will give a brief presentation about the creatures in the photos and the fun they had in creating the images. The show will be up Aug 27-Oct 8.
  • Many of you have heard that there will not be a Lickskillet Artists Market this year due to scheduling conflicts. Lickskillet will resume next year and hopefully be better than ever.
Gear for Sale
  • Canon 5D Mark III: APG Member Bob Woodall has a Canon 5D Mark III body, battery & charger, neck strap, original box, and David Busch’e guide book for sale for $1299.99. Contact Bob at bobsphotos505@gmail.com

June News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • OCAF Member’s Show: Many of our members are also OCAF members and have work currently being displayed at OCAF in Watkinsville. The show is quite good and well worth the trip.
  • We currently have members showing their work at The Classic Center and Aurum Studios. Go by and take a look.