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.
About the Dubuque Camera Club
The Dubuque Camera Club has been in existence since the early 1940s with its start at the Dubuque YMCA. The current club has over 30 members and is part of the N4C which is an organization of 42 camera clubs in 11 North Central states. N4C organizes contests where images are submitted and judged by members from other clubs with winners receiving awards. Photo enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to join and learn more about photography, become a qualifying member of N4C, and be eligible to participate in contests and activities. More information about the Dubuque Camera Club can be found online at dubuquecameraclub.com.