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Tuesday, February 8, 2022@ 6:30   - 8:30 pm 

  • Members submit up to three photos with a paragraph describing each image and what you were trying to achieve. 

  • The descriptions my be included in the e-mail or in a attached document

  • Submit your images NLT January 10 to

For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be available remotely via a Zoom link which will be sent a few days prior to the meeting


  • If Fredericksburg City Schools are closed our meeting will not be held.

  • If Fredericksburg City Schools are on delayed opening our meeting will probably be held as scheduled.

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If a meeting is to be cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be notified by email no later than 4:00 p.m., or you may call 540-498-0620 any time after 4:00 p.m. to find out if there is a meeting.

december 2021 meeting highlights

Submitted by Rosanne Rabito, Secretary

For the first time in almost two years, the club held its December meeting in person at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. It was also our annual Christmas party. Twenty-one people attended with a few signing in on Zoom. The purpose for this hybrid meeting was to find out if the wifi signal was strong enough to enable us to have those members not yet comfortable  or otherwise able to attend to still be able to participate in the meetings. The hybrid format did work well. Since the Center stays open until 8:30PM, it was agreed that from now on we would begin our meetings at 6:30PM and end them at 8:30PM so as not to incur any overtime charges for the Center’s staff.

            Our President, Judy LaFratta, began the meeting by sharing her agenda on her screen. The first order of business was the election of a new Vice-President since our current Vice-President, Helen Schwartz, is giving up her position. Andy Sentipal was put forward as a nominee for this position and, after a show of hands, he was unanimously chosen to be our new Vice-President. Judy thanked Helen for all her hard work in organizing the programs for our 2021 meetings.  After being elected, Andy gave an overview of what programs he is thinking about for our 2022 meetings. Members were then asked to suggest the themes for “Shuttertalk” for 2022. The themes suggested were - Cold; Architecture; Flowers; Store Fronts; Military; Vehicles; Fences; Painting With Light; Reflections; Mountains; Water; Black and White; Houses.

            Judy then reviewed the presentations and topics from the last year including our virtual photography show. FCCA will be holding a National Juried Show in February 2022. Entries are due by January 7, 2022 at 4:00PM. There will be a show at the Louisa Arts Center from July 29 to September 16, 2022. Judy ended the meeting by wishing everyone Happy Holidays, reminding members to share any program ideas they have, to update their gallery on our website and to enjoy the party.

Featured  Image  for  january 2022


Bath Time

by David Boyd

Members can submit a photo to the Gallery and it's eligible to be Featured Image of the Month

Click to learn how


Each month our Club Newsletter features a selection of photos on a theme. 

You may submit a maximum of two photos, formatted the same as you would for a meeting critique or for your Gallery, to the Newsletter Editor, Norma Woodward, no later than two weeks before the meeting date.

Subject line of the e-mail should be the theme subject and your name

If you don't have anything that works with the theme, feel free to submit 2 of your other favorite images

Schedule of Newsletter Theme Subjects and Due Dates 

Month              Theme                   Due Date


February       Architecture                 Jan 29

March            Flowers                        Feb. 26

April             Store fronts                   Apr. 2 

May               Military                        Apr. 30

June              Vehicles                        May 28

July               Fences                           Jul. 2

August           Painting with Light    Jul. 30

September     Reflections                  Aug. 27

October         Mountains                    Oct. 1

November     Water                            Oct. 29 

December      Monochrome               Nov. 27  

Show us your work

We offer several ways for you to share your images with friends, relatives & other club members.

You can have a gallery on this web site with it's own unique URL that you can share

You can show your images on Club Critique Nights & maybe get some helpful tips from other members

You can submit your photos to our monthly club newsletter.

  We have a different subject each month

Please be sure to format your images before submitting

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