Doņa Ana Photography Club of Las Cruces, New Mexico

275 N Main Street
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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The Doņa Ana Photography Club is a group of photographers and people interested in photography. Our meetings offer technical presentations, friendly suggestions for improving your photos, networking, and other activities for a wide spectrum of photographers and abilities.

We meet the first and third Tuesday each month. Visitors are always welcome to our monthly meetings and programs, designed to improve photographic skills at all levels.

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Location: 275 North Main Street, Las Cruces

Mission Statement
The purpose of the club shall be to educate, inspire, and provide a social network for photography enthusiasts in Doņa Ana County and surrounding areas, and to collaborate and affiliate with other similar organizations.

Why Join A Camera Club?

Dues are $15 per year.(Already a member - membership dues are due January.)
If you would like to join, pay membership dues directly to our treasurer at a meeting or
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Club News, etc.

Newsletters 2014 DAPC Programs Monthly Themes

DAPC Officers Minutes Bylaws

DAPC Links - a wealth of photography info!

June and July, 2014 meeting dates are: 

June 17th: Meeting will consist of "DAPC Business" and Nancy Hastings will present "Outstanding photographers from flickr". Plus Debra Sands Miller will present "3 Contemporary Art Photographers".

July 1st: No meeting!

July 15th: Meeting will consist of "DAPC Business" and Storm Sermay will present "Seeing Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons".

Monthly theme for June - "Animals" - Monthly theme for July - "Absract"

Submit your 3 or less JPEG images 1MB or less in file size each to Themes

Club Events - Past and Present

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DAPC Quarterly Print Contest will be held three times this year: March 4th, May 6th, and August 5th meetings. Check out all the details Quarterly Print Contest.

DAPC 2014 Photo of the Year Competition will be held November 18th. Its never to early to start shooting the winner photo! The Doņa Ana Photography Club will have an exhibit of the winners of the 2013 Photograph of the Year and Photographer of the Year at the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. The exhibit will open on Saturday March 1st at 1pm in the Concession Room of the park. Both the Photograph of the Year and the images of the Photographer of the Year will be on display along with some 20 other ribbon winners from the contest. The Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park is located at 5000 Calle Del Norte, Mesilla, NM

Branigan Cultural Center has asked DAPC to develop a photo exhibit for October/November with the theme of DESERT, any desert, to go along with a National Geographic major exhibit of desert aerial views. There is room for 20 photos to be shown in the hallway area. Digital photos must be submitted by August 1st for juried review and selection. Photos should be jpeg format and submission is limited to paid club members. Selected photos must be printed and ready by mid September. Branigan will frame and matt. Photos should be 16 x 20 matted with 10 x 13 opening. For complete details email Storm Sermay.

Club Members - Photography Exhibiton and Special Recognition

Gary Spencer, member of the DAPC has a one man show at the Starbucks near Target on Lohman. He has 13 prints from Antelope Canyon and other spots in the Southwest. It is only up for this month. We all drink coffee, stop by there and take a look!

Las Cruces Upcoming Events

ANMPAS - ANNUAL NEW MEXICO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART SHOW - Even though it seems like the beginning of summer, it is definitely time to be thinking of what photographs you would like to enter into the State Fair competition. Also leave enough time to get them printed and ready to display. Entry days are August 15th and 16th. All items must be entered in person, with no digital entries permitted. The photos must be presented on entry day, ready for display, according to the State Fair rules. In this link Rule you will find all the categories and rules for amateur youth, amateur adult, and professional divisions. Be sure to study these carefully, as each category has different rules. If your photos do not conform to the regulations for the division you are entering, they cannot be accepted. Judging nights for all the entries are on August 19th, 20th, and 2st, starting at 6:00 p.m. each evening. If at all possible, plan to attend on those evenings. You will learn a lot from the judges' comments and be able also to see all the images.

Southwest Environmental Center will be holding various "back by noon" outings. Go to their website SWEC for dates and times. Great photo opportunity!

Out of town - Photo Workshops and Contests

Rendezvous Southwest 2014 - October 23-26 are the dates for the 2014 Photo Rendezvous. The cost is $260 which covers lodging and food from Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other photographers and to show your work. Be prepared to bring a portfolio and to talk about your work. The idea is to spend those days talking photography. There are also field trips. If you are interested check out their website Photographers Rendezvous or contact at Jan Pietrzak. Last year's event was great!

National Photography Award and Exhibition 2014 -All photographers residing in the United States are invited to submit one photograph taken in the United States after January 1, 2012. This event will be open to the public in the Watson Gallery of The von Liebig Art Center from August 11 through September 26, 2014. For details and information on how to enter go to National Photography Award and Exhibition 2014. Entry fee is $32 and registration deadline is May 6, 2014.

Article that appeared in the Sun News on the DACC Photograph of the year Competition.



DACC is a proud member of PSA!

Learn more about PSA.

(Photographic Society of America) is an international photographic association, to which camera clubs and individuals around the world subscribe. DACC is a club member. There are club competitions as well as personal competitions, salons, and a wide variety of other activities and services.


Members' Web Sites:
Alan Solomon | Pat and Mary Lou | Nirmal Khandan
Storm Sermay


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