The Valley Photo Center gallery on the second floor of Tower Square will be open on Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 3-5 PM featuring an exhibit of panoramic photographs by members of the International Panoramic Photographers Association.

You'll also be able to go next door for a reception to:

View Works from Gallery A3 Artists

Marianne Connolly, Daniel Feldman, Paula Hite, Laura Holland, Karen Iglehart, Sue Katz, GK Khalsa, John Krifka, Ron Maggio, Nancy Meagher, Rebecca Muller, Evelyn Pye, Larry Rankin, Cheryl Rezendes, Rochelle Shicoff, Diane Steingart, and Janet Winston

Curated by William “Billy” Myers

Walker Evans Celebration

This year our featured photographer will be Walker Evans. We'll have year long monthly street photography contests starting in April and the photographs will be put on display in October. We'll have a lecture and workshop by London photographer Stephen Leslie on October 5 and 6th at location to be announced.  

Workshop 

On Saturday, October 5, Stephen Leslie will do a Street Photography Workshop and Portfolio Review. He'll talk about how he does his own photography in London and give you hints for improving your own photography with an illustrated lecture. He'll also do a portfolio review of participants work. You can bring either prints or digital files to share and be reviewed by Mr. Leslie.

Call for Images

As part of the Valley Photo Center Walker Evans Celebration, we are sponsoring an Evan’s themed photography contest. The Metropolitan Museum of Art wrote that Evans was “the progenitor of the documentary tradition in American photography.” Entries should be inspired by his work and will be judged by London based street photographer, Stephen Leslie, who will be in the United States to do a street photography workshop on Saturday October 5, 2024 for a small fee and give a lecture about Walker Evans on Sunday October 6, 2024 for the Valley Photo Center that is free and open to the public.


Digital entries for the contest are open now and will be accepted until midnight on September 24, 2024. The finalists will be printed for a Valley Photo Center gallery show. Entries can be submitted by going to: https://mycameraclub.com/valley-photo-center and clicking on Sign In at the top right-hand sign of the member bar, If you aren’t already a member you can join for free. Once you sign in go to the Club Activity box on the home page to find the contest.

Prizes will include enlargements of your digital files, photography books from photographers like Man Ray, Steichen, Helmut Newton, and others, award ribbons, an Epson Stylus Photo R2400 Ink Jet printer with some CMYK inks, and paper. 

Studio Lights Rental Program

You can rent our studio for FREE if you are a member (first hour is free) or for $25.00 and hour if you aren't. Now you can also rent a set of our studio lights to take home for $25.00 a night or weekend with a refundable deposit on your credit card. Call or email for reservations or more information.


October-November Members Photo Contest

Fall Photos
Winners will receive a First Place ribbon and their image will be featured on our web page and a poster print will be made for our gallery. They will receive the print after it has been displayed in the gallery.
2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a Honorable mention ribbon.
There is no entry fee for members. To join CLICK HERE Students can join for FREE

Prizes include:

  • Poster Print that will hang in our gallery and go to you at the end of the year.
  • Ribbons for First Place and honorable Mention
  • Display on our Website
  • Instructions on how to enter are sent to new members
  • Join now to enter this and all of our monthly contests.
  • Student membership is FREE

Volunteer Docents Wanted

The Valley Photo Center needs volunteer docents to open and close the gallery Monday through Friday from 11 AM until 2 PM.  Volunteers can enter photographs in our open submission shows for free and get free parking in the Tower Square garage. If you can work as little as a couple hours a day a few days a month please email valleyphotocenter@icloud.com

We are also looking for student interns. Get hands on experience working at a non profit and operating a gallery. Because we work with a small board and one director you'll get a lot more responsibility and opportunities than you would at a big organization. For more information click on the VOLUNTEER button below.

 Support the Valley Photo Center

We are a Non Profit Corporation - All Donations are Taxt Exemptible.  Please donate to help us provide free exhibits and programs. Our Board and staff are all volunteers and 100% of donations go to support the Valley Photo Center. Just click on the contribute button below to donate .

The Gallery Today

The Valley Photo Center located on the 2nd floor (Upper Level) of Tower Square, 1500 Main St., in Springfield.

Our new viewing policy during Covid and its aftermath - we've rearranged the gallery so that you can see the most of an exhibit through the large glass windows at any time. We'll post in-person visiting open hours in our calendar and on our Facebook page. You can visit the virtual gallery any time.

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