APG News: Portfolio 2018 Artists Selected + More

Portfolio 2018 Artists Selected

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Portfolio 2018 juror Sam Barzilay has selected six artists for this year's exhibition. This show seeks to highlight compelling bodies of work from contemporary artists throughout the US.  This year's artists are Vanessa FilleyMichael W. Hicks, Kasey Medlin, Dale Niles, Erin L. Scott, and Cherie E. Truesdell. Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 9, 2018.

Speaking of Photography with Julie Brook Alexander

Julie Brook Alexander, "Reciprocity"

Julie Brook Alexander, "Reciprocity"

You won't want to miss this talk by Houston artist Julie Brook Alexander. Her landscape diptychs flawlessly pair two very different takes on landscape. This talk is free and open to the public. Add to your calendar now: Saturday, January 20, 2 - 3pm

Big River Clamshell Box Building with Andrew Huot

Book artist and bookbinder Andrew Huot leads this new Workshop. Huot operates Big River Bindery, a workshop for bookmaking and letterpress printing, book repair, and design. He has a Masters in Book Arts from the University of the Arts, teaches bookbinding and preservation for the University of Illinois and conservation for the International Preservation Studies Center. A clamshell box is an ideal way to present books, prints, and photographs. At this workshop, you will construct at 8 x 10 inch box to house your photographs. Workshop DateSaturday, Feb 24, 2018

Halfway To Our Goal

We are nearly halfway to our goal of $10,000 to secure those matching funds. For every dollar you donate, Lucinda Bunnen and Chip Standifer will match. Starting this year, APG will recognize each donation at $100 or more. We are going to fill the gallery walls with our great big thank you. Donate Now!

News & Upcoming Events

Landscape Photographer Julie Brook Alexander

Julie Brook Alexander, "Maelstrom"

Julie Brook Alexander, "Maelstrom"

Back by popular demand, Speaking of Photography welcomes artist Julie Brook Alexander to uncover the mysteries behind her resonate images that captivated viewers of our 2017 Director’s Cut exhibition. Join us for a conversation with Julie, moderated by APG Executive Director Beth Lilly, as she navigates viewers through her unique creative process. Doors open at 2pm, Saturday, January 20 for the discussion

 

Upcoming

News & Upcoming Events

A Great Loss for APG

Ted & Gloria Maloof, Tom Meyer

Ted & Gloria Maloof, Tom Meyer

We are very sorry to report that Ted Maloof passed away on the afternoon of December 21, 2017. Ted experienced a mild fall in October and suffered a small fracture. We all felt he would quickly rebound after a short period in rehab, but It was not to be. APG is deeply saddened at this loss, and our thoughts are with his wife Gloria and son Julin. We will be planning an appropriate tribute for our dear friend in the near future. At this time, we do not have any information on a memorial service. When we do, we will share on our Facebook page.

Push Pin

The 31st annual PUSH-PiN party and exhibition is just two weeks away. For this year's event, we are partnering with the Atlanta School of Photography (ASoP) to offer incredible prizes and party features. Our four amazing jurors to select this year’s awardees are Susan Bridges, owner of Whitespace Gallery, Amy Miller, Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), Bill Boling, Founder and owner of Fall Line Press, and Nancy McCrary, Publisher of South x Southeast photo magazine. Registration begins Friday, January 12, at 6:30pm and doors open at 7pm. Check the website in the coming days for more details.

2017 Matching Funds Campaign

Last year was such a success that APG Keystone members have generously pledged to donate $10,000, again, this year, provided that the membership at large matches that tax deductible donation. Please take advantage of this opportunity to support APG and double the benefit. Click here to donate today.

Upcoming 

Jan 3 (7:30 – 9:30pm): Critique with P. Seth Thompson
Jan 12 (6:30 - 9pm): PUSH-PiN
Jan 20 (2 - 4pm)Speaking of Photography with Julie Brook Alexander
Feb 24 (10 - 4pm): Big River Clamshell Box Building with Andrew Huot

All The News That's Fit to Print

Critique

Artist P. Seth Thompson leads the January 3rd meeting of the Critique group. For such a young artist, Thompson has quickly earned critical acclaim, exhibiting with artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, and curating exhibitions, too, most recently for the Zuckerman Musuem.

 

Push Pin

Our annual PUSH-PiN party is almost here, and it's going to better than ever. That's because this year we're partnering with the Atlanta School of Photography (ASoP) to offer incredible prizes and party features, such as the Pixel Stick, a photo booth, special guest judges, food, beverages, and more. Registration begins Friday night at 6:30pm and doors open at 7pm. Check the website in the coming days for more details.

 

Call For Entry

The deadline to submit work for Portfolio is this Sunday, December 17, at Midnight. Do not miss this opportunity to highlight your series or project. This year’s juror, Sam Barzilay, the creative director of United Photo Industries, co-founder of Photoville, and a founding producer of the T3 Photo Festival in Tokyo, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition. All exhibiting artists will be eligible for the APG / High Museum of Art Award of $2,500, which includes admittance into the High Museum of Art's permanent collection. Enter Portfolio now.

 

Holiday Show

Our Deck the Walls exhibition is ending soon. Don't miss a chance to purchase one of these small framed prints that make a perfect holiday gift for any art lover. Shannon Davis' I Got Somethin' to Show You is also up concurrently with this exhibition. Deck the Walls is open until December 29, 2017.

 

Fundraiser

Last year APG donors offered to match every dollar donated if we could reach our goal of $10,000. That fundraiser was such an amazing success they've offered to do it again! Donate today, and you'll be supporting an organization that supports photographic artists with nine group exhibitions and six solo exhibitions each year, as well as critique groups, speakers, and, starting this spring, a series of workshops & classes. In these uncertain times, please make your donation before the end of the year – while it's still tax deductible. Click here and donate today.

 

Reminder

The gallery will be closed December 23, 26, 30 for the holidays. 

Portfolio Deadline Extended

Call For Entry

The deadline to submit work for Portfolio has been extended one week. The new deadline is Sunday, December 17, at Midnight. Do not miss this opportunity to highlight your series or project. This year’s juror, Sam Barzilay, the creative director of United Photo Industries, co-founder of Photoville, and a founding producer of the T3 Photo Festival in Tokyo, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition. All exhibiting artists will be eligible for the APG / High Museum of Art Award of $2,500, which includes admittance into the High Museum of Art's permanent collection. Enter Portfolio now!



Portfolio

Call For Entry

APG is looking for strong, cohesive bodies of work for our most prestigious exhibition: Portfolio. This year’s juror, Sam Barzilay, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition in the APG Gallery this January, 2018. All exhibiting artists will be eligible for this year's APG / High Museum of Art Purchase Award of $2500, which includes admittance into the permanent collection of the High Museum. ENTER NOW!



I've Got Somethin' To Show You

Exhibition: Shannon Davis

Shannon Davis, "That lady's lookin at us"

Shannon Davis, "That lady's lookin at us"

APG member Shannon Davis presents her new series, I've Got Somethin' To Show You, photographs of the tight-knit community of the Old First Ward in Buffalo, New York. These rich and haunting images reveal a defiant and stalwart community in the face of hard times. Join us for the opening opening for this show in the Ted & Gloria Maloof Gallery + our Holiday small works show, Deck The Walls, running concurrently in the Main Gallery. (Note: The Ted & Gloria Maloof Gallery and the Main Gallery are both located inside the APG Gallery at TULA.)

Opening Receptions: Thurs, Nov 30, 8 – 10pm


Upcoming 

Nov 30 (6:30 – 8pm): Annual Members Meeting
Nov 30 (8 – 10pm): Opening Reception: Deck The Walls + Shannon Davis
Dec 6 (7:30 – 9:30pm): Critique with Beth Lilly
Dec 10 (Midnight): Deadline to enter Portfolio 2018

Scholarships Available

Let's face it, being an artist can be expensive. So in addition to our new Frame Loan Program, APG will now offer need-based scholarships for memberships, entry fees, and workshops. We've had only a few people apply for these scholarships, so please help us get the word out. Don’t let get talent get discouraged and give up. Email Beth Lilly for an application at beth.apgphoto@gmail.com.

 

Call For Entry

APG is looking for strong, cohesive bodies of work for our most prestigious exhibition: Portfolio. This year’s juror, Sam Barzilay, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition in the APG Gallery this January, 2018. All exhibiting artists will be eligible for this year's APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award of $2500, which includes admittance into the permanent collection of the High Museum. Deadline is December 11, 2017. ENTER NOW.

 

 

Holiday Show

For our annual holiday show, Deck The Walls, the gallery will be filled with exquisite, small framed prints – perfect for gift-giving. These photographs range from whimsical to beautiful, and at prices aimed to fit anyone’s budget. But don’t wait to visit, buyers will take home their pieces when purchased. Running concurrently in the Ted & Gloria Maloof Gallery will be Shannon Davis: I’ve Got Something To Show YouOpening ReceptionsThursday, November 30, 8 – 10pm

 

Happy Thanksgiving

The Gallery will be closed on Thursday, November 23, but we will be open regular hours on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Deck The Walls won't be officially open, but you still can drop off and pick up artwork.

 

Upcoming 

Nov 30 (6:30 – 8pm): Annual Members Meeting
Nov 30 (8 – 10pm): Opening Reception: Deck The Walls + Shannon Davis
Dec 6 (7:30 – 9:30pm): Critique with Beth Lilly
Dec 10 (Midnight): Deadline to enter Portfolio 2018

 

Call For Entry: Portfolio 2018 and More

Call For Entry: Portfolio 2018

APG is looking for strong, cohesive bodies of work for our most prestigious exhibition: Portfolio. Although there is no theme, images submitted should represent a single project, idea, or vision. We will consider still images from all processes, both traditional and digital. As we receive submissions, APG will post some of the images to our Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts. This year’s juror, Sam Barzilay, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition in the APG Gallery this January, 2017. All exhibiting artists will be eligible for this year's APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award of $2500, which includes admittance into the permanent collection of the High Museum. 


Portfolio Review

APG is pleased to announce its first Portfolio Review session. Participating artists will receive concise and constructive feedback on their personal portfolios. Each artist will receive a 30 minute review session with one of our two reviewers: APG Executive Director Beth Lilly and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Board President Barbara Griffin. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Date: Nov 18 Deadline to Register: Nov 12 Price: $90 for APG members ($125 general public) Slots Available: 10


Frame Loan Program Lauched

As part of our mission to create opportunities for photographers and artists in our community, APG is pleased to announce a major new initiative: Frame Loan Program. This program, not limited to APG members, gives artists and photographers access to a wide selection of durable frames through our inventory for a low rental fees. Frame Loan Program works like your local library checkout system. Applicants may submit a frame request form through our website, or schedule an appointment with the gallery to handle the entire transaction in person.


2017 Members Meeting

Join us for the 2017 APG Member’s Meeting in the Atrium at Tula, followed by the opening reception for Deck The Walls, our annual holiday show, and the Shannon Davis solo show in the Gallery at 8pm. The meeting starts with cocktails, light bites and conversation with friends before brief presentations by the Executive Director and Board – a review of our accomplishments over the year, some exciting plans for the future and a presentation honoring our volunteers.


Upcoming Events

Nov 7 (7:30-9:30pm): Critique Group with Forest McMullin
Nov 11 (12-4pm): Last day to see Gregory Harris Selects + Teri Darnell: Intense
Nov 12 (2-4pm): Design Salon with Gay Allen
Nov 23 (Gallery Closed): Happy Thanksgiving