November News

Ask Me: Beginners or veterans, come one, come all! Do you have a photography question, maybe one you’re too shy to ask in front of the group? Or you’re stuck with a question and have no idea who might know the right answer? Our own, dedicated “Ask Me!” person will be on duty during the social half-hour, 6:30 – 7:00 PM. If he or she doesn’t know the answer, they’ll find somebody who does. Just look for the person wearing the “Ask Me!” hat.

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Lyndon House 44th Juried Exhibition
    The Lyndon House Arts Center and Lyndon House Arts Foundation, are pleased to announce Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as the Guest Juror for the 44th Juried Exhibition.Lauren Haynes is Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Her most recent projects at Crystal Bridges include The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art (co-curator) and Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (institutional curator). Prior to joining Crystal Bridges in October 2016, Haynes spent nearly a decade at The Studio Museum in Harlem. As a specialist in African-American contemporary art, Haynes curated dozens of exhibitions at the Studio Museum and contemporary art institutions in New York. Haynes is a recipient of a 2016 Gold Rush Award from Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and a 2018 Center for Curatorial Leadership fellow. A friend to the state of Georgia and its contemporary art scene, Lauren Haynes recently was nominated as the first in a series of Visiting Curators with Flux Projects in Atlanta as well as just contributed critical writing for a publication featuring an Augusta based exhibition by artist Michi Meko.

    Please save the date! Entry days are Thursday, January 24 and Friday January 25, 2019. Please watch for further information regarding submitting your artworks for consideration.

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.

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.

September News

Upcoming Contests & Events

  • Lickskillet: Have the opportunity to sell your photos at this Lyndon House Sponsored Event. Saturday, October 24 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. More info at the meeting.
  • Chuck Murphy’s show, Nature, Illustrated, is still up at the State Botanical Gardens.

Upcoming photo walks:

  • Saturday, Sept 19 – We’ll be heading to a place that’s basically a ghost town about a 30-45 minute drive from Athens, Bostwick GA, for a mix of “rural” and “street” images. We’ll meet at the Wal-Mart on Epps Bridge at 7:30 a.m. and then head out together.
  • Sunday Nov 1 – Panther Creek Falls is on most lists of Georgia “must see” waterfalls, so we’re going to spend a day hiking the trail and visiting the 4 waterfalls en route, on a day that’s close to the anticipated peak foliage season. We’ll meet at 7 a.m. in the Sandy Creek Nature Center Parking lot and drive up (about 1:20 each way), then spend the day hiking. The trail is described as “moderate” and good hiking shoes are recommended. You’ll want to bring lots of water and a lunch, since the trail is 7 miles round trip… it will be less intense than hiking straight through since we’ll stop to take pictures along the way, but it *is* still a long hike.
  • Guild member Steve Binkley and a couple of friends are hosting a star party at Young Road Observatory October 5th through the 14th, and you are invited. Since the weather is too unpredictable to specify a particular night, you may come any night that is convenient for you and the weather looks promising. Please contact Steve the afternoon of the day you wish to come to get directions if necessary and verify that there are no problems for that night.
    The observatory is located about a mile off highway 78 just over 20 miles from the Athens bypass. If you wish to check the location on Google maps or a satellite view, Steve’s address is 181 Young Road, Rayle. Please note that the address is 6 or 7 miles east of Lexington in Oglethorpe county and not in Rayle (Wilkes county). Steve may be contacted at or 706-743-3682. Contact him any time if you have questions about the event. Bring your camera and try your hand at photographing the night sky. There’s plenty of room in the observing field and AC power is available. The observatory 14″ scope will also be operating for visual observing.