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 The Photo Club of Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ


Member Print Display Opportunities

Throughout the year members are invited to display their photographic prints in a variety of events and exhibits. Each event has specific print display requirements as outlined below.


A small wall showcase featuring up to 10 prints of a single artist on display for one month during the winter season.


  • The theme/category is of the artist’s choosing and prints can be of a variety of sizes and formats.
  • An open house reception is held as formal recognition of the exhibit on the third Friday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • An open-member exhibit on the large wall is coordinated with the Featured Artist’s showcase and is included in the formal reception event.
  • Additional guidelines and timelines are required of the Featured Artist and will be forwarded upon reservation of a showcase month.
  • To become a Featured Artist, send queries and desired month(s) to the Showcase Coordinator: 
  • Schedule

Photographers' Showcase Wall

This venue is the large wall exhibit area that features individual member displays throughout the year. During the winter, the exhibit is coordinated with the Featured Artist showcase and is a stand-alone showcase during the summer.


  • Each member may submit up to three ready-to-hang prints for any/each themed event. Acceptable artwork includes framed prints, canvas, and metal prints.

  • Monthly Theme
    • Winter - Each month’s theme will be announced in advance through the Blast and is intended to coordinate with the theme/category of the Featured Artist.
    • Summer - Each picture must be an interpretation of that month’s theme as posted on this site.
  • New print submission and old print pick-up is Monday & Wednesday preceding the new display hanging, the third Friday of the month.
  • Prints not picked up will be stored in locked cabinet #9 or in the digital darkroom if outsized.
  • Schedule


Featured Artists

October 21, 2022 - Pieter Burggraaf:  Southwest Flora and Gardens

November 18, 2022 - Richard Coles: Shores of My Dreams: The magic of photographs is that they allow us in our present moment to experience scenes from the past. To tease the paradox of this medium is to attempt to record an image that has no apparent relation to a particular era, a timeless scene.

December 16, 2022 - Judy Helderman: People and Places: A visually stunning world tour through the eyes and lens of an exceptionally perceptive photographer.

January 20, 2023 - Sue Penney: Timeless or Temporary: Which is more photogenic - the enduring majesty of nature or the crumbling ruins man leaves behind? The beauty of both is displayed in this collection of photographs.

February 17, 2023 - Margaret Maione: Salt Flats Racing

March 17, 2023 - Cokie Lepinski

April 21, 2023 - Mel Whaley: Historic Barns of Cache Valley

Interested in becoming a Featured Artist in the 2022 – 2023 season? Contact . It’s never too soon.

Photographers' Showcase

September 16, 2022 - Abstract: Lots of possibilities including non-objective (“straight” shot creations from the unrecognizable subject matter), abstract expressive (selected fractions of recognizable subject matter), and conceptual - highly manipulated digital images created on any after-the-shot manipulation software.

October 21: Wildlife: A challenging area of photography capturing animals in and out of their natural or manmade habitats. Images might include animals in movement or action or interacting with their environment. Consider insects, reptiles, and fish as well as mammals as photographic subject matter.

November 18: Perspective: Try a new angle on the subject matter – low, high, sideways, through, framed, or with strong leading lines (among other perspectives you might explore) to present viewers with a new way of seeing the world. Consider daring and bold as your guiding principles.

December 16: Close to Home: Extensive travel is not a prerequisite for creating good photographs. Whether you call Arizona or elsewhere home, the wonderful subject matter is directly in front of you or close by. Take time to explore and capture subject matter that expresses an idea of “home” to you.

January 20: Nighttime: As the sun is going down or is just coming up, the camera comes out to play. Catch subject matter in the last or first rays of light; under streetlights, moonlight, or starlight; or under indoor lighting to create images of evening/nighttime mood, magic, and mystery.

February 17: Auto Parts: The automobile as subject matter for unexpected beauty? See your “ride” – or any vehicle – in an expressive image that reveals unusual, beguiling, or mysterious abstractions of that functional icon of mobility, transforming metal and chrome into an artist’s palette.

March 17: People: Portraits or candids; carefully posed and staged studies or spontaneous shots of people in public places; people you know or strangers – you decide. Consider close-ups or long shots but don’t be shy, just be kind and courteous to your subject matter.

April 21: Architectural Details: Abstracted portraits of certain parts of buildings - inside or outside – that you find especially eye appealing or unique. Consider the fortuitous arrangement of design elements such as line, shape, and color that create hidden beauty within the design of the building itself.

    Window Gallery

    Window Gallery: A display of member ready-to-hang prints on any subject.

    Requirements: Prints for display are attached to 16” X 20” black or white backing boards and encased in plastic sleeves for viewing. This is an excellent opportunity and venue for members to display their competition prints which are properly formatted for this display.

    When: Change-out occurs approximately every six weeks with print submission during the week prior to the change-out. Watch the club newsletter e-Blast for updated information as submission dates approach.

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