Join us for the area’s biggest photo event of the year!
Congratulations to all the winners from The Big Photo Show 2019! The show is a spectacular display of talent by our guild members. Many thanks to our esteemed judges, Lynda Dalton Gallagher, Daniel Walton, and Butch Paxton for their time and expertise in selecting the winning photos. Also thanks to Porch for the delicious food at our opening reception!
You won’t want to miss these shows! Here are all the details you need to visit these exhibits. Exhibits are all free and open to the public.
(CPG members looking for info on pick up dates can find all the details here.)
The Big Photo Show
For the eleventh year in a row, you can enjoy photos by coastal Georgia’s top local photographers, all members of the Coastal Photographers Guild. Grouped into four categories (landscape, nature, people, and open), these photos will wow you. All photos are for sale, so you can go home with beautiful framed artwork while supporting a local artist and a local gallery.
June 25-August 2, 2019
Glynn Visual Arts
106 Island Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA
Gallery hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
The Big Photo Show Too!
This year’s exciting new addition: an annex exhibit in Butch Paxton Gallery at Creative Frameworks! More art to love and own by our fantastic guild members.
July 5-August 3, 2019
Butch Paxton Gallery at Creative Frameworks
1302 Gloucester Street
Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm Tuesday through Friday; 12:00pm to 6:00pm Saturday
Closing reception First Friday, August 2, 5:00 to 8:00pm
The Best of the Best
See winners from past year’s Big Photo Shows!
June 25-August 3, 2019
Golden Isles Welcome Center Saint Simons Island
529 Beachview Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA
Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday; 12:00pm to 5:00pm Sunday
Guild News and Information
MEETING: Our next meeting is on July 18, 2019. Judges from The Big Photo Show will provide critiques and information about how they chose the winners. It’s always a great and educational experience to hear about what helped the winners rise to the top. Join us at 7:00 PM at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our June meeting! It was great to see so many members and guests there to hear from Maria Alejandra Cardona, who traveled up from Miami to share stories and tips about taking photos from the heart. See some of her work on her website, and read her interview with the Brunswick News.
Our homework assignment for the AUGUST meeting (we will not critique homework in July): "Community in Black and White." Using tips from Maria’s presentation, submit two black and white photos that show us the spirit or story of a community. You can interpret “community” in whatever way speaks to you. It can be a community you are already a part of (your family or members from your church) or a community you meet and get to know with photography. And because constraints can always push our creativity to new levels, it must be in black and white. Find more information about the assignment and how to submit your photos here.
OTHER NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
Photography exhibit in Darien. “Healing Hands,” a photography exhibit by Lenny Foster. Opening reception on Friday, July 26th, 5 to 7 pm at the Old Jail Art Center, 404 North Way, Darien, (912) 437-7711. The exhibit runs through August 31.
Whether in his former home of Taos, New Mexico or his current location in St. Augustine, Florida, Lenny Foster gathers inspiration for his photos and haiku poetry from the manna of his surroundings. Lenny's works can be found in galleries across the U.S., in private collections worldwide, and in the numerous photo books he has published. He is the owner of Gallery One Forty Four in St. Augustine, Florida.
Photography Workshops in Maine! Want to head into north, cool off for a bit, and learn from some fantastic teachers? Check out Maine Media Workshops for students of all levels. From one-day workshops, to photo cruises, to multiweek programs, they have lots to choose from. Check out upcoming opportunities here.
The Great Book of Faces. Have you joined our Facebook group yet? Our weekly challenges have been a blast! From doors to shoes to the color red, come see what other photographers are sharing. We’ve also updated our rules to make it a little more accessible to people who might be interested in the Guild but don’t yet know what we’re all about. If you have any local photographer friends who might be interested, invite them to join the group! We want to keep it local (Golden Isles residents or frequent visitors), but we also want people to be able to get to know us before they’re ready to make the leap to come to a meeting or become a guild member.