The TREES exhibit opening

Dubuque Camera Club “The TREES” annual exhibition of photography at the Dubuque Museum of Art — November 13 through Feb. 6th, 2022.

The TREES,” an annual exhibition of photography by the Dubuque Camera Club, will be on display at the Dubuque Museum of Art from November 13, 2021 through February 6, 2022. Also on display will be an Associated Press photography exhibit, Vietnam: The Real War, along with war images from that era taken by local photojournalists.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 13th from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost for non-museum members: $7. Opening reception is free to exhibiting artists. Masks are strongly encouraged.

1:00 p.m. — The Marine Corps League Color Guard of Dubuque will hold a flag raising ceremony, perform “Taps” and the national anthem, and read the names of local veterans who lost their lives.

2:30 p.m. — Veteran Navy combat photographer Ron Testa will discuss his three tours of duty aboard the USS Ticonderoga and the selection of his images on view in the museum’s galleries. 

Photography by the following Dubuque Camera Club will be included in the club’s “Trees” exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art:

  • Andreas Exner
  • Becky Mather
  • Bob Felderman
  • Cara Pusateri
  • Casey Klein
  • Destiny Goetzinger
  • Henry Mattheissen III
  • James Kelly
  • Jennifer Tigges
  • Jim Durrant
  • Karen Durrant
  • Kenneth Kiss
  • Laurie Helling
  • Lori Burrows
  • Lorna Costello
  • Nick Lucy
  • Pamela Brandt
  • Ronald Tigges
  • Sam Fenstermacher
  • Stephonie Schmitz
  • Suzie Wright
  • Will Hoyer

Eclectic photography exhibit at the Smokestack

The ECLECTIC photography exhibit by the Dubuque Camera Club is display at the Smokestack during the entire month of July 2021. The Smokestack gallery is located on the 2nd floor, at 62 East 7th St., next to the Dubuque County courthouse. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to drop in! Exhibit open hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturdays, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Photography by members of the Dubuque Camera Club is on display at the Smokestack through the month of July. Gallery hours: Thurs-Fri-Sat, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Photographs by the following 14 club members are on display and also available for purchase.

  • Nick Lucy
  • Ronald Tigges
  • Jennifer Tigges
  • Bob Felderman
  • Leo Heim
  • Ken Kiss
  • Laurie Helling
  • Casey Klein
  • Henry Matthiessen III
  • Stephonie Schmitz
  • Lorna Costello
  • Sam Fenstermacher
  • Chuck Isenhart
  • James Kelly

Smokestack exhibitors: Watch for an announcement about the exhibit end date and print pickup. We’ll send out information as details become available. Thanks for participating in this exhibit!


A free opening reception for the Eclectic Dubuque Camera Club exhibit at the Smokestack was held on Friday, July 2nd, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The club provided light hors d’oeuvres, and the public was invited. Thanks to exhibit organizers, participants, attendees, and those who took part in “hanging day.” This event was well-attended and enjoyed by all! Here’s a link to the event on Facebook.

Participating in club exhibits is one of the perks of Dubuque Camera Club membership.

Trees exhibit postponed

The pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. With venues closed and in-person gatherings cancelled, our meetings have gone virtual. “Normal” activities have not been happening this year.

Sadly, the club has received news of another schedule change. The Trees exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art, to feature photography by club members, has been pushed back to 2021.

Many people have already submitted beautiful photos for the Trees exhibit. Thanks to those who sent in submissions. After the pandemic fades, people will need this type of calming, natural imagery.

Here’s a benefit of this exhibit schedule change: Now you have the opportunity to take photos of trees ALL YEAR, through every season. So get outdoors, take a walk with your camera, and take great pictures!!!

March/April news & updates

Sorry to say, below is the upcoming Dubuque Camera Club meeting calendar. Along with the rest of the world, we are trying to keep our family and loved ones safe and healthy. In-person meetings are suspended (for now).

  • April 6, 2020 — Club meeting. CANCELLED. Submissions are still due.
  • April 20 — Club meeting. CANCELLED.
  • May 4 — Club meeting CANCELLED. Submissions are still due. No Digital Travel entries.
  • May 18 — Club meeting? VIRTUAL judging of Digital Travel.
  • June 1 at 6:00 p.m. — Potluck Picnic (We hope!).

Virtual judging is coming up!

If you’ve been reading the N4C posts and emails (or the N4C Bulletin), you’ll already know they have decided to (1) cancel the spring mini-convention, but (2) go head and hold the April and May contests.

What does it mean for club members? You can submit your photos to N4C competition, just like always! If you have questions, be sure to check the Competition page . As always, images may be up to 1920px on the longest side, file size no more than 750KB. Send in your April submissions by Monday, April 6th.

Because of the pandemic crisis, our club may need to come up with a process for online judging. Our club will probably need to judge DT virtually on May 18, 2020. (Details about virtual judging will be sent to club members by email).

March returns

Our club has received Digital Nature (DN) returns for March 2020 N4C competition submissions. Congratulations to these photographers:

Get ready for club exhibits

One of the perks of Dubuque Camera Club membership is being able to participate in club exhibits. We are preparing for a 2020 exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art.

TREES at DuMA. This year’s Dubuque Camera Club exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art will have a TREE theme. Be thinking about trees as you’re out and about this spring. Our club photographers have already submitted some beautiful preliminary images. Take a look at the club’s pre-Tree gallery!!!

Club members: If you would like to participate in this year’s DuMA exhibit, send up to 5 preliminary images to Ron or Ken. Make sure that your member number is in the filename.

Smokestack exhibit. Sadly, the Smokestack is one of the many businesses that closed when the Iowa governor declared a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency. The club’s exhibit there is postponed indefinitely. We hope to reschedule when the world returns.

Other N4C news: The N4C has had some openings on their board of directors. Our own Jennifer Tigges is running for a new position. Yay!!!

Jennifer Tigges, Dubuque Camera Club, nominated for Director 3.
Owner, operator of Digital Dubuque LLC. Videographer, photographer, web designer and project manager since 1989. Community advocate serving on the City of Dubuque Park and Recreation Commission, City of Dubuque Cable TV commission, Director, Friends of the Mines of Spain Board, and Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America. Assisted in fundraising, policy making and special event coordination in several nonprofits in Dubuque, Iowa. Recently became a Star Legacy photography volunteer. Member of the N4C Dubuque Camera Club since 2007. N4C 2018 Convention Co-Chair, planning committee, and public relations.
“I hope to bring more opportunities to younger members in the N4C and give a digitally focused prospective to promote growth and continuation of the N4C.”

Other news…

General Bob has had success with his photo of “Three Sisters,” a mountain in Canada. You may remember this image, because a version of this beautiful image was in the club’s 2019 Reflections show at the Dubuque Museum of Art. Congratulations to General Bob for the publication of “Three Sisters” in Landscape Photography Magazine.

Here’s an event that may interest all photography enthusiasts: Out of Chicago has switched from an in-person conference to An Online Global Photography Conference. It will be held April 24-26, 2020. They are offering an impressive range of online sessions and tutorials. Cost: $300. Click here to learn more.

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is seeking submissions for their 2020 calendar. Deadline is July 1, 2020. Find complete information here.

Reflections: opening reception

Enjoy the photography of the Dubuque Camera Club through November 10, 2019

An opening reception for the Reflections exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art was held on Friday, September 27, 2019. This was a joint reception with another exhibit. It was well attended, with many Dubuque Camera Club members and supporters present.

DuMA staff did a nice job of featuring our part of the gallery, with a mini-lecture by curator Stacy Peterson, and a few words from club president Ron Tigges. The exhibit brochures were hot commodities, and we could not find a spare one anywhere! Click here for the brochure.

The Reflections exhibit features the photography of 20 members of the Dubuque Camera Club. You can see it any time the museum is open. For more information, visit the Dubuque Museum of Art website at Reflections will be on display upstairs in the balcony gallery through November 10, 2019.

Reflections exhibit opening reception at the Dubuque Museum of Art