February News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • 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.
  • OCAF Juried Arts Show Call for Entries
    This draws works from all over the U.S. The deadline to submit an application for the SOUTHWORKS Juried Exhibit is Friday, February 17 – digital files submitted for review, not physical pieces like the Lyndon House Show. Deadline for receipt of accepted work: March 18 at 4 PM. Exhibit Dates: APRIL 7 – MAY 5, 2017. ELIGIBILITY: Open to all United States residents/artists 18 years or older.
  • Showcase School of Photography (Atlanta) reception and photo exhibit for Teri Darnell on February 3rd: Crossing Cheshire Bridge.
  • Let’s keep on shooting Atlanta! Even though The Showcase School is closing, photography classes and workshops will be offered in the same location under the direction of long-time instructor, Sara Keith. The new school is called Atlanta School of Photography! Classes will be posted on the new website at atlantaschoolofphotography.com within the coming weeks. Please go online and opt in to the mailing list now to be the first to register. You might even recognize some of the instructors!

January News

Special January Notice!
  • This Thursday, January 12 from 10am-4pm, KEH Camera will be having a buyback/ sales event at UGA.  They are looking for any old equipment you might have that you want to sell and get money to buy new (to you) equipment from them!! 

    You will get 10% off any purchases you make at this event and 5% more on any equipment they buy from you. Bring anything you have!  You never know what it is worth to someone else!!

    KEH Camera has served over 1,526,018 photographers since 1979. Today, KEH is the world’s largest online used camera and photography equipment store and they happen to be located right in Atlanta!

    The Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA / Thursday, January 12 / 10am-4pm

    2nd Floor Lounge / 270 River Road

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • 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 – Jan 27, 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 Jan 21 – Jan 27. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JAN 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
  • 42nd Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House. Drop off is Jan. 26, 12:30–8:30 pm and Jan. 27, 10 am–4 pm. More info here.
  • Fine Art Photography Exhibit “Artistic Reality” at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, presented by Booth Photography Guild and featuring 18 artists. Opening Reception Saturday January 11, 6:00-8:00pm

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.

November News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • APG December Meeting will be our yearly potluck dinner and BBQ. APG buys the BBQ and drinks. 2016 Paid members (plus their guest) bring a side dish or dessert and three images on a thumb drive that will be put on a looped show. More info at the November meeting.
  • 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 the meetings and 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.

October News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • Krimson Kafe Artist Reception – Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4 pm to 6 pm. Bring family and friends, and come support your fellow APG members this Tuesday, checking out our latest show at Krimson Kafe! Light snacks and beverages will be served. The Krimson Kafe, 40 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
  • Lickskillet Artists Market – Saturday, October 22, 2016. 10 am to 4 pm rain or shine. Get there early to help set up and plan on spending most of the day helping to man the booth. Parking will be off site. This is open to 2016 paid members only and is an opportunity to sell your images. Some expensive prints have been sold but mostly less expensive items are what sell. APG pays for two tables that are located at the top of the inside gallery stairs. If you wish to have your own booth then you’ll have to go through the Lyndon House to purchase that.
  • Lyndon House Full House photo drop off times are October 27 1 pm–8 pm and October 28 10 am-–4 pm at The Lyndon House. This is for 2016 paid members. Bring one framed (or canvas/wood/metal) image of your choice. The entry form can be downloaded here.
  • Krimson Kafe Show our show will run through October 31. Please visit and get something to eat or drink. It is looking like the opening reception will be October 11th from 4–6 pm. Check our Facebook page (link at the bottom) for last minute changes.
  • North GA Photo Club Exhibit at the Sautee Nacoochee Center 9/16-10/30 
  • Panther Creek photo walk Friday, October 28 at 7:15 am–7 pm. Meet at Sandy Creek Nature Center – 205 Old Commerce Rd. See our Facebook page for more details.
  • Augusta Photo Festival October 21–30
    Highlights include: Free event and exhibitions, Keynote Address by a Canon Explorer of Light, APF Photo Competition and Exhibition, 8 Photo Walks including…Phinizy Swamp at Dawn, Inside King Mill, 26 Workshops…including Long Exposure Techniques, HDR, Macro and more