News

June News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Lyndon House Full House Show is now up. These are pieces created by the guilds that call the Lyndon House home. Many members have work in this show.
  • OCAF Members Show is now up. These are pieces by the members of OCAF in Watkinsville. Many members have work in this show.
  • Members’ Photo ShowsKennth Storey at the Botanical Gardens and Ben Slaboda at Give Back Realty, 624 South Milledge Avenue, Suite 101.
  • VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED: We now need one or more people to take over the following APG jobs: 1) Newsletter Production and Mail Chimp mail list. Involves adding new members to the Mail Chimp email list, gathering the images and info from the speakers, creating the email newsletter, and creating an occasional extra email. It also involves sending a welcome email to new members, which is set up to copy and paste.  2) In-meeting computer person. Tim currently uses his own computer but the Lyndon House also has a pc in that room that can be used. They promised that the projector would work plug-and-play from now on so that shouldn’t be an issue. Involves gathering the challenge images that are sent in to APG’s gmail account, getting to the meeting early to set up the computer, gathering images from member’s as they come in, making sure the presenter’s slide show is working, and advancing the images during the photo challenge show. Key for both positions is timeliness and availability.
  • Website for national art competitions, calls for entries, festivals, grants, etc. artdeadline.com

May News

Full House 2018 Exhibition at the Lyndon House Art Center

  • Every APG member is eligible to contribute one print for the Full House Exhibition
  • Work should be recent (completed within the last 2 years)
  • Prints must be framed and ready for installation
  • Works cannot have been previously exhibited at the Lyndon House (and note that any work contributed to Full House cannot be submitted to future juried shows)
  • Drop off work Thursday May 17, 2018 1pm-8pm
  • Exhibition dates June 5, 2018 to August 4, 2018 (all works must remain for the duration)
  • Reception June 7, 2018 6pm-8pm (submitting Artists are asked to contribute finger food)

Download Complete Full House 2018 Information (Acrobat PDF)

An exhibition of APG member Ken Storey’s photographs is opening at the State Botanical Garden. Prints will be on display in the visitor center gallery from May 20 to July 1, 2018. An opening reception will be held on May 20 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Please come out and support Ken!

An exhibition of APG member and our March speaker’s photographs – Ben Slaboda – will hang through June 30th at Give Back Real Estate Office, 624 South Milledge Ave. Suite 101, Athens. Everyone is invited to the opening  reception on May 27th, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

April News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Gibbs Gardens Photo Walk. April 28. 7am–7pm. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Rite Aid in the Homewood Shopping Center at 7:00 AM. The Garden is open from 9-5. We will stay till 5:00, so drive separately if you need to leave earlier. More info on our facebook page.
  • They have artists talks every Thursday at the Lyndon House juried show. They start at 6:30. It might cut into social time, but they are well worth it. You can peel off and come to the meeting at 6:55.

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.