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Founded in 1935, and co-sponsored by the City of Palo Alto Division of Arts and Sciences, we are a group of serious amateur (and some professional) photographers interested in working together to enhance and broaden our photographic skills and artistic vision. Learn more

Come and visit us - our meetings, held most Wednesday evenings, are open to the public!

Calendar of events
[Click on an event to see time and location]
Recent Monthly Competition Winners
Print competition - February 2017
First Place
Laurie Naiman
First Place & Print of the Month
Great Horned Owl
Jim Colton
First Place
Woman's March Close-up View
Nadine Levin
First Place
Fishing Village in Lofoten Islands, Norway
Elaine Heron
Judges’ Choice: Our Best 2016 Images
Annual Competition 2016
Alien Nature of the Staghorn Fern
Jennifer Fraser
Trail to Light
Chris Clare
Sands of Time
Nadine Levin
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Pacific Art League
Judy Kramer
Five of Judy Kramer's images have been accepted into the Pacific Art League’s March exhibit, "Fur, Feathers, and Fins.” 
Here are the details—
Runs March 3–30
Opening reception Friday, March 3, 5:30–8 PM
668 Ramona Street, downtown Palo Alto
There is free parking along the street and in a nearby city garage. 
Rinconada Library (near Palo Alto Art Center)
Jim Colton
Member Jim Colton's prints will be in a solo exhibit entitled "Cuba during the Castro Years" at Rinconada Library (where our meetings are now held) through the month of February.

In conjunction with this show and as part of the Library's Adult Program series he'll give a talk there entitled "What it's like to be stranded on an Island with Fidel Castro" on Sat Feb 18 from 2:30 to 4 pm. For those who missed Jim's earlier presentation on this subject, it's an in-depth historical photo documentary of life in Cuba from its early Spanish colonial days thru Castro to the present. Timely, informative and entertaining. And open to the public.
Avenue 25 Gallery
Judy Doherty

From member Judy Doherty:

"Come and view Visual Feast, a fine art food photography solo exhibit by award-winning chef and photographer Judy Doherty, AOS, BS, PC II. This 25-piece show features award-winning conceptual and still life photography from farmer's markets from Sonoma to Capitola. Each photo will bring to life a different memory and seasonal feeling of beautiful California produce.

Reception Sat Feb 4 from 1-4 pm at Avenue 25 Gallery in San Mateo (MAP). Meet the artist and learn how she styled and captured the pieces. Refreshments will be served.
The show runs thru Mar 3. Gallery hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the work will be donated to Judy's favorite charity, The Chef Ann Foundation, which helps schools afford salad bars in their cafeterias. Bookmarks featuring the accompanying photo 'Dancing Hotties' will be handed out."

Pacific Art League
Photographs by several members of the Palo Alto Camera Club are being featured in the Annual Members Exhibition at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, CA. The exhibition begins with an opening night reception on January 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. This exhibition runs through January 26th. Gallery hours are M-F 9-5PM; SAT 10-5PM and by appointment. The Pacific Art League Gallery is located at 668 Ramona Street Palo Alto, CA 94301.