ALPHARETTA ARTS CENTER SHOW: GNPA’s Finest will Shine!

ALPHARETTA ARTS CENTER SHOW: GNPA’s Finest will Shine!

Don’t Miss
GNPA’s Natural Expressions Photography Exhibit
at the Alpharetta Arts Center!

Show opens, Monday January 13

Reception January 25th from 5-7 pm

 

 

Fantastic images from GNPA members
at three experience levels (student, novice, and experienced)
will be on display.

 

Details to remember…

  • Images will be hung January 9-11.
  • The exhibit opens January 13th.
  • Winners will be announced during the Jan. 25th reception, from 5-7 pm.
  • The exhibit will be open to the public through March 6th.

 

Categories include landscape, macro/closeup, wildlife,
fine art, and conservation photography.

 

The Alpharetta Arts Center is a beautiful venue–and the location of the Alpharetta GNPA chapter’s monthly meetings.

Come join the fun and help us celebrate our fellow GNPA photographers’ beautiful work.

71 GNPA members submitted 349 images.  That’s an average of 5 images per entrant.

The final round judges had a heck of a time choosing finalist and winners:

  • Eric Bowles judged Landscapes
  • David Akoubian, Wildlife
  • Tom Simpson, Macro
  • Anna DeSteafno, Fine Art
  • Tom Wilson, Conservation

Come support another

BEAUTIFUL

Georgia Nature Photographers Association exhibit!

 

Don’t forget to thank Lee Friedman and everyone else
from the Alpharetta Chapter,
who made this magical show possible.

 

CONGRATULATIONS
to all our exhibited
artists and winners!

 

SMOKIES WEEKEND 2019: WHAT A BLAST!

SMOKIES WEEKEND 2019: WHAT A BLAST!

Tell me you didn’t miss our 2019 Smokies Weekend!

 

Image Credit: Trip Leader Jenny Burdette

2 Organizers
+ 7 Field Trip Leaders
+ 57 Registered Attendees =
——————————————
a “Great Job” (Skip Kazamarek,

and a “Wonderful Time” (Jenny Burdette),

and a “Fabulous time once again” (Steve Laymen).

 

We SO appreciate everyone who joined us in Townsend for our four-day-weekend, November photography trip!

There was so much to see and experience and capture as we explored the Great Smoky Mountains, including favorite locals such as Cades Cove and Elkmont and Tremont and beyond.

Image Credit: Trip Leader Horace Hamilton

So many fabulous images were captured. Many were shared through our Smokies Weekend Competition–winners in each category and our Grand Prize Winner all received fantastic gift cards as their prizes. Look for future blog posts spotlighting each category!

We’ve also collected images for our GNPA Facbook Page Album–be sure to check them out on our GNPA Facebook Page.


Image Credit: Trip Leader Anna DeStefano

A special shout out goes to Art Stiles, our Griffin Chapter coordinator, who says he is, “…so looking forward to next year. I managed to get eight of the Griffin chapter members to attend this year, and I expect to increase that next year, after everyone hears what a great time we all had.”


Image Credit: Mary Stiles

An exciting trend: we had TONS of first-time attendees this year! We were honored to share with these “newbies” all the things we love best about the Great Smoky Mountains in November. We can’t wait to see everyone again next year, when we hope to welcome even more first-timers to one of our premiere annual membership events.


Image Credit: Trip Leader Horace Hamilton

Speaking of which… Drum roll please…

Our 2020 Dates are already confirmed!

Join us next year, so you don’t miss out on the fun!

 

GNPA’s 2020 Smokies Photography Weekend

November 5-8, 2020
Townsend, Tennessee
Lodging: the Highland Manor Inn

 

Image Credit: Mary Stiles

 

 

Alpharetta Chapter

Meeting Date:

Location:

Leadership:

3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
(See Upcoming announcements below for any changes in meetings, locations, dates or times.)

Alpharetta Arts Center
238 Canton Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Corner of Canton Street and Mayfield Road.

Chapter Coordinator:  Everett Sizemore

Chapter Coordinator: Lee Friedman

Coastal Chapter

Meeting Date:

Location:

Leadership:

2nd Saturday of the Month at 10:30AM  (unless otherwise noted/posted).

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
711 Sandtown Road
Savannah, GA 31410

Meetup.com address for Monthly Meetings, Fields Trips, and Other Events: https://www.meetup.com/Georgia-Coastal-Chapter-Georgia-Nature-Photographers-Assn/

Please RSVP for all events.

Chapter Coordinator: Jamie Anderson (912) 344-4851

Co-Coordinator: Lynne Daley  (706) 691-2342

Event Organizer/Planner Lesley Fields-Merrill (912) 572-4125

Griffin Chapter

Meeting Date:

Location:

Leadership:

The 1ST Tuesday in each month from 6:30 p.m. to a 8:30 p.m.

Griffin Senior Center, 885 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA

Chapter Coordinator: Art Stiles

Communications Chair: Mary Stiles

Field Trip Committee: Liz Esarove, Randy Johnson, Linda Godwin, Neal McEwen

Tom Simpson