Southworks

February 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

  • OCAF Southworks Juried Show now Open for entering: https://ocaf.com/art/ 
  • The Plaza Arts Center 2019 Photo Show and Exhibition now open for entering: https://plazacenter.org
  • Lyndon House Juried Exhibition Opening Reception: March 7th, 6–8 p.m. All are invited.
  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market on Chase Street, Athens, will host a solo exhibit of APG Member John Weber‘s photographs January 9-March 4. According to the artist, the exhibit’s theme is Visual Words.
  • Judy Glenn will have orchid and other photographs displayed in the back of the Gardenside Room through March at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in conjunction with the Orchid Madness event.
  • Sandy Ellis has a show at Athens Academy in the Bertelsmann Gallery Feb-April. The opening will be Feb. 24th from 1-3. There will be 3 other artists in the show.


Your Help is Needed!
The APG leadership team has been in place for a good five years. Its time to rotate the crops. We all started with zero knowledge about our positions, but have everything well documented for you to hit the ground running. It would be good if two people could share each position. We’d like you to remain for no more than two years if possible.
We have filled the President (Martin Bozone) and Treasurer (Chuck Murphy). What we need if not filled in the meantime:
  • Facebook: Post events for meetings and photowalks. Make sure those who want to join the Facebook group, based on questions they answer when trying to join the group, are in Athens and are photographers.
  • Membership: Collect the new member paperwork and payment. Record it in a spread sheet. Send a pre-written welcome letter. Get the money to the treasurer.
  • Advertising: Send our monthly meeting information to the FlagPole magazine.
  • Speakers: Work with Martin to line up speakers for the year. (We are close to having this year full already.)
  • Projector: Run the computer during the meetings. Collect the photos for the challenge. Collect the speaker’s show. Requires you to get to the meeting around 6 pm. (We are currently using the Lyndon House Windows based computer so you don’t need to bring your own.)
  • Photo walks: Work with those who would like to do a photowalk to help coordinate and give guidance. Get the info to Communications to post in the newsletter and to Facebook to create an event.
  • Shows: Look for opportunities throughout the year to have APG photo shows. We’ve done these at local restaurants and the Oconee Library. It’s a good bit of work but we can give tons of guidance.
  • Communications: Develop this newsletter each month. Occasionally put out a newsletter for a special even like a photo show. We have templates for just about everything, will train you, and we have every step documented. We use Mail Chimp so its really not that hard to do.
  • Website: Maintain and post announcements to our website. This could be combined with Facebook or Communications. WordPress knowledge is a must.

April News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Gibbs Gardens Photo Walk. April 28. 7am–7pm. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Rite Aid in the Homewood Shopping Center at 7:00 AM. The Garden is open from 9-5. We will stay till 5:00, so drive separately if you need to leave earlier. More info on our facebook page.
  • They have artists talks every Thursday at the Lyndon House juried show. They start at 6:30. It might cut into social time, but they are well worth it. You can peel off and come to the meeting at 6:55.

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