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

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

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.

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

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.