March News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • April 2017 we will be having a show at the Oconee County Library. A separate email will go out regarding that show and how to get into it. Please follow all naming and instructions carefully. Contact us if there is any confusion.
  • Lyndon House Lounge Gallery
    There are some interesting photos in the Lounge Gallery based on spinning the camera. This is the outside wall gallery. Go to the kitchen and look right. Wilma, the photographer, will be giving a talk on April 20th at 6 pm.
  • Lyndon House Juried Show Opening Reception: Mar. 23, 6:00–8:00 pm :: All are invited.
    Every Thursday in April at 6:30 pm there will be a gallery talk by one or more of the artists in the show. I went to one of these last year and it was quite interesting to hear the story behind the image.

Full House Reception & Critique

This month we have something special planned for you. Since many APG members have submitted work to the Full House show, and it is the opening reception for the show the same night as the meeting, and there will be food and drink there, we have decided to add participation in the reception to our meeting. We will gather for announcements, then go participate in the event, then come back to critique and talk about the photography in the show.

For those unfamiliar with critiquing, here’s a formal definition: a careful judgment in which you give your opinion about the good and bad parts of something (such as a piece of writing or a work of art)

In other words, describe what dazzled you? What took your breath away? What was it about them that attracted you to them? Was it the angle, the color, the subject placement? We will be keeping it positive. We will then finish with the monthly photo challenge.

The reception starts at 6:00 pm so feel free to arrive early and mingle with members of the other guilds. Remember that if you submitted to Full House then they ask that you bring a finger food for the reception.

More about Full House can be found here.

June News

Upcoming Events and Notifications
  • APG Show at Donderos’ Kitchen on Milledge Ave – this will be up through August. Support your fellow members and Donderos’ for this incredible opportunity. The food really is good there. The opening reception is set for Saturday, June 25 from 2–4 p.m. Please plan to attend and start inviting your friends now. Congratulations to the members who have already sold prints. More shows will be announced as we are able to line them up.
  • OCAF’s Annual Members Exhibition –  Many APG members are also members of the Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF). This show started Friday, June 3rd and runs through July 8th. There is a lot of excellent photography as well as other forms of artwork there and is well worth the time to go see it.

Take the Guesswork out of Printing

This month you’ll learn how to take the guesswork out of printing and having prints made.

Taylor & Crist Jan2016In this meeting you will learn the proper techniques that will allow you to produce the best possible prints of your images. Laura and Carolyn plan to cover sizing, color calibration, and paper selection to fit your image. They’ll also talk about Athens Art Prints, an in-shop and online gallery they are creating to promote Athens artists and their work. APG photographers are invited to sell prints of their images through them with no sales commission. As a bonus they will bring a few examples of photo restoration and editing to show.

Laulea Taylor and Carolyn Crist are co-owners of Pixel & Ink Photo Boutique which opened in the Chase Park warehouse in August. Laulea is the creative mastermind who specializes in photo restoration, photo touchup, and art reproduction. She’s been working with digital editing and in frame shops for more than a decade. Carolyn is the social media and business manager who is also a freelance journalist in Athens. She writes for publications such as Flagpole, Atlanta Magazine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Bring your notepad. Bring your burning questions. Whether you want to use Pixel and Ink, or print yourself, you will leave with the knowledge to stop guessing and start printing.

All photos ©2015 Pixel & Ink Photo Boutique