July News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • OCAF Member’s Show: Many of our members are also OCAF members and have work currently being displayed at OCAF in Watkinsville. The show is quite good and well worth the trip.
  • 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 Studio 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 are having a joint photography exhibit, Meet Your Neighbours: The Unseen World in Your Own Backyard. You are all welcome to the opening reception. It’s at the State Botanical Garden: Sunday, August 27, 2-4 pm. At 3 pm. They will give a brief presentation about the creatures in the photos and the fun they had in creating the images. The show will be up Aug 27-Oct 8.
  • Many of you have heard that there will not be a Lickskillet Artists Market this year due to scheduling conflicts. Lickskillet will resume next year and hopefully be better than ever.
Gear for Sale
  • Canon 5D Mark III: APG Member Bob Woodall has a Canon 5D Mark III body, battery & charger, neck strap, original box, and David Busch’e guide book for sale for $1299.99. Contact Bob at

October News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • Krimson Kafe Artist Reception – Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4 pm to 6 pm. Bring family and friends, and come support your fellow APG members this Tuesday, checking out our latest show at Krimson Kafe! Light snacks and beverages will be served. The Krimson Kafe, 40 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
  • Lickskillet Artists Market – Saturday, October 22, 2016. 10 am to 4 pm rain or shine. Get there early to help set up and plan on spending most of the day helping to man the booth. Parking will be off site. This is open to 2016 paid members only and is an opportunity to sell your images. Some expensive prints have been sold but mostly less expensive items are what sell. APG pays for two tables that are located at the top of the inside gallery stairs. If you wish to have your own booth then you’ll have to go through the Lyndon House to purchase that.
  • Lyndon House Full House photo drop off times are October 27 1 pm–8 pm and October 28 10 am-–4 pm at The Lyndon House. This is for 2016 paid members. Bring one framed (or canvas/wood/metal) image of your choice. The entry form can be downloaded here.
  • Krimson Kafe Show our show will run through October 31. Please visit and get something to eat or drink. It is looking like the opening reception will be October 11th from 4–6 pm. Check our Facebook page (link at the bottom) for last minute changes.
  • North GA Photo Club Exhibit at the Sautee Nacoochee Center 9/16-10/30 
  • Panther Creek photo walk Friday, October 28 at 7:15 am–7 pm. Meet at Sandy Creek Nature Center – 205 Old Commerce Rd. See our Facebook page for more details.
  • Augusta Photo Festival October 21–30
    Highlights include: Free event and exhibitions, Keynote Address by a Canon Explorer of Light, APF Photo Competition and Exhibition, 8 Photo Walks including…Phinizy Swamp at Dawn, Inside King Mill, 26 Workshops…including Long Exposure Techniques, HDR, Macro and more

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.)

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.