Ed Cohen received a proclamation for his photography over the years from the Springfield Selectboard at the reception for his exhibit "Springfield Mosaic" on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Become a 2023-2024Annual Member

 The new ones 2023-2024Membership include:

  • Low introductory Membership Dues Donation - It's Up to You what ever you can afford - Minimum suggested donation $1.00 - Donations are Tax Deductible
  • Free Student Membership, just fill out the Application
  • Monthly Meetings
  • In house Studio Rental Discount
  • Photo Competitions Free Entry
  • Monthly Online Competition
  • Juried Shows free or discount
  • Awards and Prizes for Competitions
  • Membership Discounts from vendors 
  • Free or discounted admission to lectures, workshops, and special events. 
  • Access to members only event
  • Be considered to have your own gallery show
  • Be considered to have a Virtual Gallery Show 
  • Field Trips
  • Group photo critiques
  • Professional photo critiques 
  • Member newsletter
  • Membership Card
  • Support our VPC public events

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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