Top ideas for the 2019 DMA exhibit

Because the club needs to decide on a theme for the upcoming 2019 Dubuque Camera Club exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art, club members were asked to vote in a poll. Information about the poll went out by email, and it was also discussed at the Feb. 18th meeting. Seventeen people chose between five options. The poll closed the day after the meeting. See below for the voting results.

The club will make a final decision about the DMA exhibit theme at a future meeting. If you are a club member and wish to participate in the exhibit, please be aware that digital submissions will probably be due by our June 3rd picnic. The museum curator makes selections, we will order prints (dimensions TBA). This year, the club will subsidize prints (one per member). We may hold a framing and matting workshop this summer. The exhibit will be on display from September 21 through November 10, 2019.

Poll results

Click on the links below to learn more about the top choices:

Long exposuresBeginner’s TipsExamples
More examples
ReflectionsIdeas and TipsExamples
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Seeing Red – Club members, submit your images!

Sixth annual Dubuque Camera Club photography exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art

Exhibit dates: September 14 – November 4, 2018 (On display during Blufftops & Visions.)
Gallery Reception: Saturday, September 22 (details TBA)
Fall Into Art: October 5, 2018 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (free admission)

ONLY CLUB MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT: Club members may submit up to five images that contain the color “Red” in some shape or form. Send your images to Ron Tigges by email. Complete details, including file naming and file size were in the email that was sent out to club members on May 10. The size is tentatively 12-inches x 18-inches. Submissions will be placed in the club’s Smugmug gallery.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Entries may be submitted until Monday, June 18, 2018. Printing costs will be paid by the artist. All prints will be returned to the photographers after the exhibit closes.  We need all prints ready, with artist agreements signed by August 30. Contact Ron if you have any questions.

Remember, participating in club activities, exhibits, and events, is one of the perks of Dubuque Camera Club membership!  Our club is made up of a terrific group of talented individual photographers. This is an opportunity to show and share your creative work!

Seeing Red — Timeline
These dates are subject to change.
May 10: Call for images went out to members.
June 18 (2 weeks after picnic): Deadline for members to submit images.
July ??: Selections made by museum staff.
July 30: Send for printing. Cost per print $44.76.
August 30: Prints ready, artists’ agreements signed.
Sept. 4-12: Deliver prints to museum.
Sept. 13-15: Exhibit opens during Blufftops & Visions convention.
Sept. 22: Opening reception
Friday, Oct. 5: Gallery reception during Fall Into Art.
Nov. 4: Exhibit closes.
Nov. 6-9: Pick up prints.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, May 21 @ 6:30 p.m. – Regular club meeting.
  • Monday, June 4 @ 6:00 p.m. – End of year Potluck Picnic.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 4 @ 6:30 p.m. – First regular meeting of the upcoming season.
  • September 13-14-15, 2018 (Thursday-Friday-Saturday) Blufftops & Visions N4C Photography Convention in Dubuque!

Dimensions of Photography

Dimensions of Photography: Dubuque Camera Club Annual Exhibition

September 2, 2017 – October 29, 2017

The Dubuque Museum of Art is proud to host the 5th annual exhibition of photography by members of the Dubuque Camera Club. DUMA is excited to continue its partnership with our local camera club as both organizations strive to foster the continuing evolution of photography as an art form. The theme of this year’s exhibition focuses on the versatility of digital photography and the degree of technique utilized in the making of a picture.

The Dubuque Camera Club is dedicated to promoting an appreciation for the art and skill of digital photography. If you are a photography enthusiast, you are welcome to join their meetings. Being part of a photography club can bring new ideas and creative directions to your work. Any skill level is welcome.

The Dubuque Camera Club belongs to the North Central Camera Club Council (N4C), an organization of about 40 midwestern clubs. Our members are eligible to compete in N4C photography competitions.

DUMA exhibit 2015

Dubuque: A City for All Seasons

Dubuque Camera Club Third Annual Exhibition

July 28, 2015 – October 11, 2015

The Dubuque Museum of Art is proud to host the 3rd annual exhibition of photographs by members of the Dubuque Camera Club. The theme for this year’s exhibition is A City for All Seasons, signifying the vibrancy and diversity of imagery that can be found in Dubuque all year long. With support from exhibition sponsor Family Beer & Liquor, we are excited to be able to support this local group that is dedicated to exploring and improving their skills as photographers. Artists and other creative individuals can find fellowship, inspiration, collaboration, and constructive competition when they take the time and make the effort to regularly participate in groups, clubs, workshops, or colonies dedicated to their craft. Those who work in creative fields often work in isolation out of necessity and preference but when they have the occasion to participate in a group, or collaborate with another artist, the exposure can bring new ideas, themes, and techniques to their work.

For a beginner, it’s not always easy to attempt a new medium. Oil painters, potters, sculptors, and printmakers, for example, all have equipment and materials that require substantial upfront investments and need ample studio space. In a group like the Dubuque Camera Club where any skill level is welcome and the medium of photography is widely accessible, the motivated beginner can get started quickly and find an invaluable source of knowledge and support.


The Dubuque Camera Club was selected to exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art in 2013 and will again be doing a show in 2014. Below are the images that were submitted for the 2013 show and of the submitted images 22 were chosen for the show.