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+Chattanooga Times Free Press
+Gainesville Times (click here)
+Pickens County Progress (click here)
+Dawsonville News and Advertiser


March 6: New web site developed by Lisa for NearMedia LLC is now in beta: ChattahoocheeNow. Its focus is to bring together information for all users of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.
January 18: Lisa is president of NearMedia LLC, a partnership corporation.
A talk about the Afghanistan exhibit in Blue Ridge, GA will be Saturday, Jan. 29, 5 pm, at the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association.
“Beyond the Mountains: The Interior Life of Afghanistan” will be exhibited at Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association January 8 through February 18.


November: Lisa is named the editor of the web site for the Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance.
October 4: “Beyond the Mountains” exhibit is now at Full Circle Solutions in Jasper.
September 2: “Beyond the Mountains: The Interior Life of Afghanistan” offers the chance to walk through the mountainous landscapes among ordinary Afghans. This unusual exhibit features lifesized portraits printed on satin, which enhances the luminous quality of skin as natural light passes through the fabric. Along the walls, large-scale landscape prints provide the geographic context.
The show is at Sharptop Arts Center in Jasper, Georgia, through October 3. Gallery hours are Sunday, Thursday and Friday 12 to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 to 2 p.m.
Lisa will give talks on the exhibit and her experiences in Afghanistan at Sharptop on Sept. 10, 16 and 25, from 4 to 6 p.m., and on Oct. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m.
August: Visit to girls school in Logar, Afghanistan, to deliver new books. They were donated by Big Canoe residents, in an ongoing fundraiser at Bears Oh My gift shop in Wolfscratch Village.
March 8: An exhibit in Paris of “Voices Rising,” photographs of Afghan women in media, politics and the arts, includes three of Lisa’s photographs. The exhibit travels worldwide.
February: Despite the snow, our annual fundraiser for the girls school in Logar, Afghanistan, netted enough to buy basic furnishings for the new library.


The fall 2009 exhibit at Full Circle gallery, “What in the World,” featured a series of prints from Lisa’s film photography in the 1990s. The 20 photographs are labeled by number so that viewers can guess their location.
THANK YOU to all who voted and commented on the “Dream Assignment” ideas. Lisa’s idea, “Shooting Without Guns” ended with a rank of 58th. She intends to keep working on the project concept with the hope of carrying it out, using private funds from donors.
SIMPLE GIFTS Exhibit: The gallery space at 35 North Main Street in downtown Jasper featured spring photos in pastels and greens. The show, “Simple Gifts,” emphasized the natural wealth of North Georgia.
Lisa is at the gallery only by appointment – call Lisa at 770-905-5107. Viewing by individuals is open during weekday business hours.
The 2009 Afghanistan fundraiser brought in enough to start planning for the library project. Thanks to all our supporters! For more details, see the article at Smoke Signals.
“Love Goes ‘Round the World”
This year, Feb. 12-13-14 (Valentine’s weekend, Thursday through Saturday), from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will be the second annual Big Canoe fundraiser for Afghanistan, co-sponsored by Bears Oh My! gift shop in Wolfscratch Village, at Big Canoe in North Georgia. Store owner Barb Maslyk donates all profits from the sale of Afghanistan goods to this fundraiser, and last year the benefit raised nearly $2,000.
Products from Afghanistan for sale at Bears Oh My include: pashmina shawls, embroidered cotton blouses, handwoven traditional silk scarves, and handmade soaps and body oil made at Arghand cooperative in southern Afghanistan. Lisa will also sell photographs of Afghanistan to benefit Pajhwok Afghan News.
The highlight of the fundraiser will be two handwoven Afghan wool carpets, one 36 by 50 inches and the other 31 by 45 inches, in lovely earth tones with elaborate patterns. They are currently on display at Bears Oh My. The first carpet will be sold to the high bidder in a silent auction; bids can be placed at Bears Oh My or via email to Lisa. The second carpet will be raffled off, with tickets selling for $5 each or a discounted book of five tickets for $20.
To donate, purchase or bid, please see the Afghanistan galleries on this web site, or contact Lisa directly.
JAN. 10
Lisa will be holding a workshop on “How to Photograph Your Art” in two locations this month. One will be at Sharptop Arts Association in Jasper on Jan. 24, and the other at the Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville on Jan. 31.


DEC. 8
Lisa has joined the Pickens Arts and Cultural Association as a member of the Board of Directors. She will assist with marketing and event-planning for this nonprofit in her county of residence in North Georgia.
NOV. 28
The Jasper gallery will hold a holiday reception on Friday, Dec. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., as part of the downtown Jasper’s “Christmas in the Mountains” night festival. New fall and winter works are on exhibit.
NOV. 20
Lisa has been named the official photographer for the Big Canoe Tour of Homes 2009.
NOV. 18
“Dividing Line,” a new piece from Lisa’s “Autumn Lights” set, will be on exhibit in Dahlonega, Georgia at the Kryder Gallery. Kryder’s “Memories and Wishes” show runs Nov. 28 through Jan. 4.
NOV. 8
Hours have been extended at the Jasper gallery – now open every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Regular weekday viewing and appointments will continue.
NOV. 6
Three canvas prints of Lisa’s are part of the Big Canoe Artists Group show at the Bowen Arts Center in Dawsonville, Georgia, through Nov. 28.
OCT. 24
“Iced 6744” won second place in Photography at the Sharptop Arts Association annual members show.
OCT. 18
Lisa is currently exhibiting three works at the Bowen Arts Center in Dawsonville, Georgia, part of the juried “Flash in Time” exhibit, which runs through Nov. 1.
OCT. 7
The opening reception for Lisa’s new gallery space will be Thursday, October 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is hosted by Full Circle Solutions in downtown Jasper, Georgia, at 35 N. Main St.
The entire collection is open to the public every Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. The lobby area only is open to the public during weekday business hours.
SEPT. 26
A special online gallery of scenes and closeups from around Georgia is currently at Lisa’s personal site: www.LisaSchnellinger.com.
SEPT. 20
Lisa will make a presentation Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. on how to develop an online photo portfolio. The live online demonstration, hosted by the Big Canoe Photographic Society, will be held in the Broyles Center at the chapel.
SEPT. 18
“Cereus at Dawn,” a macro photograph on 30 by 40 canvas, is one of three new pieces by Lisa at the Big Canoe Artists Group  show at the Fitness Center.
The photograph “Rain, From Below” was chosen as a finalist from among 3,000 entries in the 28th Annual Spring Photography Contest of Photographer’s Forum magazine, co-sponsored by Canon. It will be published in the Best of Photography Annual 2008.
A cinematic slideshow by Lisa Schnellinger, “Creation in Progress,” is installed for viewing at the Sharptop Arts Center in Jasper, Georgia. Based on images from spring in North Georgia, the show’s soundtrack is a recording of bird songs in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Four other new works by Lisa are on display and 50 prints are for sale, as part of an exhibit by the Big Canoe Artists Group that runs through July 26.
The gallery, at 68 D. B. Carroll Street in downtown Jasper, is open noon to 4 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call 706-692-0101 for details.
“Street Legal,” a photo from the Dubai collection, is published in the inaugural issue of the online literary journal CEllA Round Trip this summer.
MAY 26
“Seeing,” a blog about photography, launches with a post about shooting at night.
MAY 21
“Orange Needles,” now on display in the gallery Creation in Progress, will be published in the next update of the online literary journal Blood Lotus.
MAY 12
An educational gallery about North Georgia wildflowers, trees and other flora, Creation in Progress, is launched. Visitors can view or offer information and identifications via the Comments function on each image. Georgia Naturalists can join an informational news group.
“Afghanistan Blues,” a photographic mini-essay from Lisa’s time there, is featured in the online literary journal Anderbo.com. Two of the photos from this work are currently in the Afghanistan gallery.
New work of Lisa’s from winter and spring will be shown with the Big Canoe Artists Group at the May 2-3 Tour of Homes displays.
Lisa is one of two judges for the art show “Visions and Voices” at Southern Catholic College, Dawsonville.
“Rain, From Below,” in the Fragrant Light: Bali gallery, has been chosen for publication in the Summer issue of the Adirondack Review, as one of the semifinalists in a photography contest sponsored by the literary journal and Black Lawrence Publishing.
Baraka’s benefit show for Afghanistan education and public information raised $1,600 and the sale will continue through the end of February.


“Essence of Shell: Eyes,” in the Baraka gallery Abstracted, was one of 20 pieces selected in an international competition and exhibited in San Jose, California.
“Two of Pavilions” in the China Walls gallery was in the top 20 of an online contest sponsored by Zhibit.org.