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.
    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.
    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

August News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • APG Show at Donderos’ Kitchen on Milledge Ave – this will be up through August. Thank you to those who came out for the opening reception. Please continue to support your fellow members and Donderos’ during this incredible opportunity for us. The food really is excellent and well worthy trying. Please stop by for a meal and mention you’re there to see the show. Congratulations to the members who have already sold prints. Tear down will be Aug. 31 from 3:30–5:00 p.m. If you cannot make please get with another member to remove your photo(s).
  • Paid members will be able to put a photo in the upcoming Full House show at the Lyndon House. More details will be announced in September. Drop off will be October 28 and 29 so please start preparing your image now.
  • Lickskillet will be Oct. 22 this year. Again, this is an opportunity for 2016 paid members to sell their images. APG buys two tables at this event. If you need a full table to yourself then info on purchasing that space can be found here.
  • For those who submitted to the Krimson Kafe show, the hanging will be Sept. 6 at 3:45 p.m.
  • The Athens Academy reception is on August 28 from 1-3 p.m. at Athens Academy’s Myers Gallery. All are invited to the reception. (This is a retrospective show for those who where in our show in 2014.)

Upcoming Contest Dates

Please note the following upcoming pick up and drop off dates for photo exhibitions and competitions:

  • If you have work in Full House at the Lyndon House, pickup is Tuesday, January 20th, from 12:30–8:30 PM. Works will not be insured past that time.
  • 40th Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House: Drop off is Jan 27, 12:30–8:30 PM and Jan. 28, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. These times are firm. For more information and to get a submission form go here: Call For Artist Submissions.
  • OCAF’s Annual Southwards 2015 National Juried Art Exhibition. Submittal deadline is Friday, February 13. This is an online submission. For more information go here: Southwards 2015.
  • 6th Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton. Entries will be accepted March 9–16. For more information go here: The Plaza Arts Center.