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Monday December 9th 2024 – No Meeting

There will be no public meeting in the month of December. 

Please join us at our next meeting on Monday, January 13th when we will have a presentation of our “open subject” photo contest entries.

Meeting will be at:
The Cookeville Art studio and Gallery
186 S Walnut Ave Ste A
Cookeville, TN 38501

Meeting starts at 7:00pm – Doors open at 6:45.

Zoom access will also be provided.


Members will be attending our annual Christmas Banquet on December 8th. Be sure to register for this event on our member website by Nov 30th

Monday November 11th 2024 – Photo Essays

“Photo Essay” meetings are among the most popular meetings the club schedules.  Members have the opportunity to share their images with the audience in a five minute timeframe. Images could be from current work, from a trip, or from the neighborhood, or anything!  The number of images can range from one to any number, as long as they can be presented in five minutes or less.  You can narrate the presentation or include music using specialized software.  Members are asked to introduce their photo essay and be available to answer questions following the images.

Meeting will be at The Cookeville Art studio and Gallery

186 S Walnut Ave Ste A, Cookeville, TN 38501

Meeting starts at 7pm – Doors open at 6:45pm.

Zoom access will also be provided.

MONDAY, SEPT 9th, 2024- PHOTO CONTEST AND EXHIBITION-WATER

Members may enter images of water. The submitted images must have been taken within the last 12 months and not include any personal identification markings. All photo’s will be displayed at the meeting and winners announced.

Meeting will be at The Cookeville Art studio and Gallery

186 S Walnut Ave Ste A, Cookeville, TN 38501

Meeting starts at 7pm – Doors open at 6:45pm.

Zoom access will also be provided.

Photo Exhibition

Members will submit their favorite images to share with the club. This is our members’ chance to show off what they’ve been working on lately! The exhibitions have become a member favorite activity. A slideshow set to music will display the member-submitted entries, and discussion will follow the slideshow.

MONDAY, JULY 8th, 2024- PHOTO CONTEST AND EXHIBITION-DILAPIDATED ARCHITECTURE.

Members may enter images of old or dilapidated buildings or any architecture that falling apart. The submitted images must have been taken within the last 12 months and not include any personal identification markings. All photo’s will be displayed at the meeting and winners announced.

Meeting will be at The Cookeville Art studio and Gallery

186 S Walnut Ave Ste A, Cookeville, TN 38501

Meeting starts at 7pm – Doors open at 6:45pm.

Zoom access will also be provided.

Photo Exhibition

Members will submit their favorite images to share with the club. This is our members’ chance to show off what they’ve been working on lately! The exhibitions have become a member favorite activity. A slideshow set to music will display the member-submitted entries, and discussion will follow the slideshow.

MONDAY, May 13th, 2024- PHOTO CONTEST AND EXHIBITION-Photographing Strangers.

Members may enter images of strangers. The submitted images must have been taken within the last 12 months and not include any personal identification markings. All photo’s will be displayed at the meeting and winners announced.

Meeting will be at The Cookeville Art studio and Gallery

186 S Walnut Ave Ste A, Cookeville, TN 38501

Meeting starts at 7pm – Doors open at 6:45pm.

Zoom access will also be provided.

Photo Exhibition

Members will submit their favorite images to share with the club. This is our members’ chance to show off what they’ve been working on lately! The exhibitions have become a member favorite activity. A slideshow set to music will display the member-submitted entries, and discussion will follow the slideshow.

Monday February 12, 2024 – Presentation by Andy Murphy – How and Why you Should Create a Photobook

Andy is a Cookeville Camera Club member and a Smithville, TN resident.  He is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain School of Photography Summer Intensive program. Andy developed his interest in photography late in life as a result of a long career in the broadcast industry. He has stated that “Photography allows me to pursue creative ideas while applying my background as an engineer and operations specialist to my art form.”

Meeting will be at

The Cookeville Art Studio and Gallery
186 S Walnut Ave Ste A
Cookeville, TN 38501

Meeting starts at 7:00pm – Doors open at 6:45pm.

Zoom access will also be provided to camera club members.

Monday March 11 2024 – Print Contest

The club is having our annual print competition on March 11th at 7PM.  The competition is divided into four categories. The first three categories are allotted based on the experience level of the members. The fourth category (Salon Prints) allows the members maximum flexibility in producing their images. Contest is for members only. The club will be viewing the prints, see the awarding of ribbons and hear judge comments on the winning images.  

Please sign up on the Events page if you plan to enter the print contest. Members were sent an email with contest details. Please bring prints to the meeting. We will use outside judges as we have on past print contests.

Don Guckenberg is going to give a 45 minute presentation on his photography while the judging takes place.

Location of the meeting is Cookeville Art Studio and Gallery at 186 S Walnut Ave, Ste a, Cookeville, TN 38501. Meeting starts at 7pm – Doors open at 6:45pm.

MONDAY, January 8th, 2024- COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION-Open Any Subject.

Members may enter images of any subject. The submitted images must have been taken within the last 12 months and not include any personal identification markings. All photo’s will be displayed at the meeting and winners announced.

Meeting will be at The Cookeville Art studio and Gallery

186 S Walnut Ave Ste A, Cookeville, TN 38501

Arrive early to socialize. Meeting starts at 7.

Zoom access will also be provided.

Photo Exhibition

Members will submit their favorite images to share with the club. This is our members’ chance to show off what they’ve been working on lately! The exhibitions have become a member favorite activity. A slideshow set to music will display the member-submitted entries, and discussion will follow the slideshow.