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Choice 

APG is pleased to announce Choice 2018. This non-juried exhibition is open to all current members. This is your chance to show a personal favorite or get feedback on a new direction. It's your choice.

Registration Begins: Monday, Jan 29
Deadline to Register & Deliver Work: March 17
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30, 6 - 9pm
Exhibition Closes: Saturday, April 29

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Andrew Huot from Big River Bindery

APG presents a one-day Clamshell Box-building workshop with instructor Andrew Huot from Big River Bindery. A Clamshell Box is an ideal way to present books, prints, and photographs. Constructed of book board and covered with cloth and paper, this box contains two trays that lay flat to present as well as protect your artwork. These boxes can be constructed to fit any format and allows for variations to change the look of the book. At this workshop, you will construct at 8 x 10 inch box to house your photographs.

Workshop Date: Feb 24, 2018, 10am - 4pm (includes one-hour lunch break)
Deadline to Register: Feb 19, 2018
Spots Available: 12

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New Classes at APG

This crash course, a part of our Exhibit Wise series, gives you all the basic information you need to know as a professional artist, including the must-haves for presenting and promoting your work as well as ideas on pricing, framing and shipping work. 

Workshop Date: Sunday, February 18
Deadline to Register: February 13
Instructor: Beth Lilly
Time: 10am - 2:30pm (30 minute lunch break included)
Spots available: 20

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Portfolio

 Vanessa Filley, "Litlte Bunny"

Vanessa Filley, "Litlte Bunny"

APG is pleased to present Portfolio 2018, an exhibition juried by Sam Barzilay. Six exceptional artists: Vanessa Filley, Michael W. Hicks, Kasey Medlin, Dale Niles, Erin L. Scott, and Cherie E. Truesdell, were chosen to represent the best of contemporary photography from a national call for entries. 

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 9, 6pm – 9pm

 

Upcoming 

Feb 7 (7:30pm - 9:30pm):  Critique with Barbara Griffin
Feb 10 (1pm - 2pm): Portfolio 2018 Juror Talk with Sam Barzilay
Feb 11 (2 - 4pm): Design Salon with H. Gay Allen
Mar 7 (7:30pm - 9:30pm): Critique with Michael Reese 

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Exhibition: Portfolio

 Erin L. Scott, "3 Feet High and Rising, 4"

Erin L. Scott, "3 Feet High and Rising, 4"

APG is pleased to present Portfolio 2018, an exhibition juried by Sam Barzilay. Six exceptional artists: Vanessa Filley, Michael W. Hicks, Kasey Medlin, Dale Niles, Erin L. Scott, and Cherie E. Truesdell, were chosen to represent the best of contemporary photography from a national call for entries. Each artist featured in the exhibition offers a diverging approach to environmental portraiture, ranging from the surreal, to the intimate, and encompassing everything from staged narratives to social documentary work.

Opening ReceptionFriday, Feb 9, 6pm – 9pm

Juror Talk with Sam Barzilay

Portfolio 2018 juror Sam Barzilay will speak on the works he selected for the exhibition, and, more broadly, contemporary trends in photography. He will be taking questions from the audience after a brief presentation. Currently serving as Creative Director of United Photo Industries, a New York based art-presenting organization promoting a wider understanding of photography, Sam Barzilay is also the co-founder of Photoville, a photographic gathering that has rapidly become among the largest and best-attended photo festivals in North America. Sam is also one of the founding producers of the T3 Photo Festival, in Tokyo, Japan. 

Juror Talk: Saturday, Feb 10, 1pm - 2pm

 

Critique with Barbra Griffin

An APG favorite, Barbara Griffin returns to lead the discussion this February. Griffin is an independent Creative Director and Photo Editor. She serves as Board President for Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), a non-profit arts organization which produces the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the US. Critique is for members only, but we welcome an exploratory visit. Participants are limited to 6 prints, no larger than 16” x 20”-ish. If you’d like to present your work, put your name on the sign-up sheet when you arrive. Critique is structured so everyone is afforded equal time. No work? No problem, observing is just as valuable.

CritiqueWednesday, Feb 7, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Upcoming 

Feb 11 (2 - 4pm): Design Salon with H. Gay Allen
Feb 24 (10am - 4pm): Workshop: Big River Clamshell Box Building with Andrew Huot
Mar 7 (7:30pm - 9:30pm): Critique with Michael Reese 
Mar 11 (2 - 4pm): Design Salon with H. Gay Allen

News + Upcoming Events

Push Pin Success

Wow. We had a huge turnout last Friday night for the opening of PUSH-PiN. Many people showed up early to make sure they got a good spot, and we would like to thank everyone for their patience. We were not expecting such an enormous crowd and were a little overwhelmed. Thanks also to Sara Keith and Allison Jarek from Atlanta School of Photography (ASOP) for providing an amazing photo booth, under very tricky lighting conditions. ASOP also provided beer, beverages, and prizes for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. Thank you, thank you, everyone. 

Mellow Thanks

Mel Flag Color

A special thank you to the Brookhaven Mellow Mushroom for their generous donation of 18(!!!) pizzas for PUSH-PiN. When you're in the mood for pizza, please consider visiting them for a pie and a pitcher. And make sure you thank them for donating to APG.

Record Art Sales in 2017

APG sold over $8,000 in art in 2017. That's a record for at least the the last five years. And we wrote $5,600 in checks to artists for those sales. Did you know APG only takes a 30% commission on art sales? That's a lower commission on sales than most galleries in the Atlanta area; both commercial and non-profit galleries usually take a 50% commission.

Upcoming 

Feb 9 (6 - 9pm): Opening Reception: Portfolio 2018
Feb 10 (1 - 2pm): Juror Talk: Sam Barzilay
Feb 11 (2 - 4pm): Design Salon with H. Gay Allen
Feb 24 (10am - 4pm): Workshop: Big River Clamshell Box Building with Andrew Huot

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

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