Category Archives: Club Announcements

New Officers for 2019 – 2021

President: Dan Kiser

Vice President:  John Hildebran

Secretary: Cindy Martin

Treasurer: Stan Bolton

Image Coordinator: Randy Knauf

Program: Eric Buckland

Newsletter: Donny Teague

Website is maintained by Tom Devlin

Other Comments Should Be Sent to:


Frank Miller Artistic Award

Images Due to Ed by Nov. 5 (Our next meeting)

Named for then 45 year member Frank J Miller, this award has been given since 1995.

Only official members of the Catawba Valley Camera Club shall be eligible to enter the competition

Judging shall be in the month of November with the award being presented at the Club’s Annual Holiday Party in December

The Club Board of Directors shall choose three outside judges with “a knowledge and expertise in the Artistic world”

Only one entry per person per year

“It is suggested that each entry be a photograph that seeks to portray FORMS OR PATTERNS OR MOVEMENTS OR LIGHT of the  subject across the image.  It shall be an image that depicts Vividness and Force that shows the Impression, or Imagination, the Subject makes upon the photographer’s Vision  — and that that conveys, or holds attention toward exciting emotions and Sensation of those who may view, or judge such Artistic endeavors of the photographer.”    By Frank J Miller, February 1995

For Club Members to enter, please send image in email to Ed Lane  in the usual manner as for projection competition.  Please note in email that it is for the Frank J Miller Award.

Club Meetings in May

The following are meetings that the club is having during May 2014

May 17 – Field Trip to the Raffaldini Vinyard/Winery in Ronda, N.C.

May 21 – Print Competition and the topic is Macro/extreme close-up.

     Macro is defined as 1:1 ratio, if you don’t have a Macro lens, get very, very close to your subject; fill the frame.

April Newsletter

The club newsletter for April has been posted HERE.

03/19/2014 – Print Competition Winners

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its Print Photographic Competition for the March 19, 2014 meeting.  The open competition was 2 Printed images.


The Accomplished Division winners were:


First place Tie – Judy Young – “Lilac Breasted Roller”

Lilac Breasted Roller

First place Tie – Richard Griffin –
“Mother and Child at the Market”

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Third place – Rick Bell – “Thistle”

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Honorable Mention — Mitzi Gellman
“Whitetail Buck in Snow”

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The Intermediate Division winners were:


First place Tie – John Pascone – “Gray Breaching”

B Pascone John Gray Breaching

First place Tie – Dennis Hacker – “The Green House Effect”

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Third Place – Steven Herron – “Untitled”

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Honorable Mention Tie – Ann Fitzsimmons – “Equestrienne

B Fitzsimmons Ann Equestrienne

Honorable Mention Tie – Brian Hargreaves –
“Is this Chair Taken”

B Hargreaves Brian Is This Chair Taken 

The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory. Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together. The next meeting will be April 2, 2014. The program will be a projection competition with the subject “Signs”. The public is invited to attend, membership is not required. Further information can be obtained by calling Mike Morrison at Viewmont Camera, 2215 North Center St, Hickory NC.

March Newsletter Posted

The Catawba Camera Club March Newsletter has been posted.  Click HERE to view.

Also, tomorrow night, March 5th we will host the CVCC Photography students for a critique of their photography skills.

January and February 2014 Minutes Posted

The January and February minutes have been posted to the members Page.

February Newsletter Posted

The February Newsletter of the Catawba Valley Camera Club has been posted.

Click here for the link.

Club Newsletter for December posted.

Club Newsletter for December posted HERE.


2014 Schedule Posted

The 2014 Catawba Valley Camera Club schedule has been posted.
 You can find the link at the top of this section.

Make your plans now!