Tuesday, August 5, 2014

United Bank Exhibit

Photographs created by members of the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs are on exhibit at United Bank in Zebulon. The public is invited to stop by to see their work during regular business hours from now through the end of August.

Member Recognition, Linda Best

Belated congratulations to Linda Best whose images were juried into the "Water in Nature" exhibit held at the Chattahoochee Nature Center last May. (So sorry we didn't find out until the exhibit was over.) To see all the beautiful entries that were submitted, along with the list of those that were juried in, including Linda's two photos ("Tranquility" and "The Swollen Flint"), please click here. We're always so very proud when members receive recognition for their excellent work! Way to go, Linda!!!!

August and September Meetings


The Shutterbugs will hold their annual business meeting on Tuesday, August 12th, at 6:30 p.m. in the party room of American Pie Pizzeria, located at 710-A North Church Street (Hwy. 19) in Thomaston. (It's between Ingles and Rite Aid--right across the street from the park/fountain in Silvertown.) All members are urged to attend this very important meeting.


In lieu of their regular meeting in September, the Shutterbugs will attend a reception held in their honor on Sept. 9th, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) Gallery, located on the courthouse square in Thomaston, at 201 North Center Street (Hwy. 19, northbound). The reception is "opening night" for the Shutterbugs' "Personal Best" exhibit that will be open to the public weekdays (except Mondays) during the month of September. Anyone who enjoys photography is cordially invited to attend the reception and/or to drop by to see their work.

Featured Photographer, Johnnie Ann Gaskill

August 2014

Our featured photographer for August 2014 is Johnnie Ann Gaskill. She helped organize the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs in January 2006 and has served in various leadership roles since then. In 2012, she, along with five other Shutterbugs, helped organize GNPA (Georgia Nature Photographers’ Association)—Central Chapter, which meets in Zebulon. She continues to be an active member of that group.

She likes to photograph a variety of subjects, edit them in Lightroom, and then put a creative spin on those she uses on the greeting cards and magnets she designs and sells. Her work has won awards in various venues, including the Georgia National Fair, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (at Arts Clayton in Jonesboro), and SlowExposures, as well as on online at Better Photo. Her images grace the walls of homes and businesses, including Upson Regional Medical Center. Samples of her photography and writing are found on her blog: www.jgaskill.com

In addition to photography, Johnnie enjoys learning new things, traveling, reading, writing, and walking two or more miles a day. Since October 2013, she has walked enough miles to reach Little Rock! She was a newspaper columnist for over 25 years and still writes a monthly column for a magazine (Chapel Hill News and Views) in Douglas County. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters (and two “sons-in-love”) and grandparents to four terrific “kiddos.”