1st Tuesday or Wednesday (check calendar), 7:30pm
Bring your work and receive thoughtful feedback in Critique. Our focus is on ideas and aesthetics rather than technique. Most meetings are led by a college-level art/photography educator. For a list of upcoming moderators, click HERE.

Critique Group Guidelines

Speaking of Photography

This speaker series (SoP) is your chance to learn about contemporary issues of photography through topical gallery discussions, films, and workshops. Members enjoy networking, developing new skills and sharing ideas. For a list of upcoming speakers, click HERE.

Design Salon

The main goal of the APG Design Salon is to expand the horizons of member photographers by: cultivating our understanding and use of basic design theory; challenging our photographic paradigms; and celebrating individual achievements and growth. Salon members participate in design discussion/education; inspirational critiques; creative challenges; and individualized encouragement. The Salon is chaired by H. Gay Allen and meets on the second Sunday of each month, from 2 - 4pm.

APG Design Salon hosts Photography Showcases-exhibitions held at the Buckhead Library throughout the year and open to Design Salon attendees. The Showcases are judged and ribbons are given. An educational awards ceremony, with “After Party” is held for each show.

All Meetings are held at the APG Gallery.

Purchase Awards

Virginia Twinam Smith Purchase Award

Funded by a generous donation from the estate of beloved APG member Virginia Twinam Smith, APG funds the purchase of two works for acquisition into the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia from the annual Selects exhibition. Each of the two artists receive a $500 award.

Past winners of the Virginia Twinam Smith Purchase Award

APG / High Museum of Art Purchase Award

Each year our annual Portfolio exhibition features 6-8 series chosen by a nationally recognized curator from submissions. The High Museum of Art has the opportunity to select multiple pieces for its own collection and the winning artist receives from APG an award of $2500. This award was crowd-funded in 2016, but for 2017-18, the award is jointly funded by Ted & Gloria Maloof and Edwin Robinson, who began the program in 2013.

Past winners of the APG / High Museum of Art Purchase Award

Frame Loan Program

Open to all Atlanta area artists/photographers, Frame Loan Program allows  you to choose from a wide selection of durable frames for your forthcoming exhibition or event, for a small rental fee. APG members receive discounts on rental fees. 

Board Meeting

2nd Tuesday, 7:30pm
Board Meetings are open to members and are scheduled one month in advance. If you would like to attend please email:

List of Board Members