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.
Photographers' Showcase Wall
Showcase Wall: This venue is the large wall exhibit area that features individual member displays during the winter season and becomes an informal multi-member venue during the summer. Guidelines for submitting prints are the same:
Showcase Schedule 2021:
January 22 - Dan Contonis: "My display portrays wildlife images captured mostly in South Dakota, Wyoming and Alaska. They are done in color, B/W and sepia spanning a time frame of 2005 through 2020" The display will hang through March 15.
March 19 - 2020 Year in Review: A year of extraordinary events in so many aspects of our lives. Staying creative perhaps posed new challenges in what we shot and how we expressed our thoughts and feeling during and about these times. This month’s showcase will feature your favorite images from 2020. Consider not only happy/upbeat images but also those of more thoughtful reflection.
April 16 - People at Work: While we enjoy the rewards and leisure of retirement, the working world continues. Let’s celebrate working people in a display of them on the job.
May 21 - Abstract: Abstract images depart from being about good photos of objects to focus on the design elements of objects that make interesting and often arresting compositions occurring naturally but often unnoticed – the color, shapes, patterns, and textures of things that might evoke a visceral reaction. This month’s gallery will feature your most creative abstract images for a feeling-provoking display.
June 18 - Surprise Civic Center: Surprise Civic Center has been a much-used destination for cell phone users learning and practicing new photo skills. Also, it has been an opportunity for experimenting with new ways of seeing. This gallery will feature your impressions – not necessarily reality, but images that convey something unique from your imaginative point of view of this often photographed venue. Open to all camera type users and pics taken at any time.
July 16 - Signs: It’s hard to negotiate in this modern world without the aid of (or interference of) signs. They direct, inform, admonish, and sometimes amuse us. Let’s create a fun and artful display of these pedestrian symbols.
August 20 - Seasonal Color: Each season anywhere and everywhere in the country, including here in the desert, has a special color and flavor of its own. This showcase will feature seasons as you experience and see them, whether here or in your home state.
September 17 - Trees: Quiet giants that make life possible; silent, unmoving observers of the human condition. Glorious in full bloom spring through summer and archly sculptural in winter. What is your favorite view of trees?
October 15 - Monochrome: The appeal of classic black and white photography never fades. Simple but stark contrast touches places in the soul that color would only obscure and provide false dazzle. This month’s showcase will feature any subject rendered in B/W (or other monochromatic scheme).
November 19 - TBD
December 17 - TBD
Schedule for winter 2021-2022: Anyone interested in a solo or two-member exhibition should contact .
Volunteers appreciated, contact or .
Members' Gallery: A small display of member ready-to-hang prints on any subject.
Requirements: Ready-to-hang prints in both small and larger sizes. This is an excellent opportunity to display your finest work in an appealing format.
When: Change-out occurs approximately every six weeks and is limited to 8 – 12 prints per display. Print submission is during the morning of the change-out. Watch the club newsletter e-Blast for updated information as the submission dates approach.
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.