Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists
Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists

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Meetings begin promptly at 7pm on the last Thursday of the month. Open to the public; visitors are welcome.







  Annual Dinner
FEB 22

Animals, Sunrises, Sunsets

MAR 29

Art in Nature

Rotations: Baystate Springfield and Franklin 
APR 26

Flowers and That's Life   


MAY 31

Fog and Trees

Photo Walk (to be planned)

JUN 28

What the Heck is That?

Rotations: Baystate Springfield and Franklin 

JUL 26

Keep It Simple and Winter


AUG 30

Leaves and Black and White


SEP 27

Out of the Box and Plants

Baystate and 

Franklin Rotation

OCT 25

Signs and Closeups

Bring a Guest

NOV 29

Stone, Rock and Nature

Rotations: Baystate Springfield and Franklin 


Print Exchange




JAN (OFF)   Annual Dinner, JAN 17, UMass Campus Center

Additional Information

  • PRINT EXCHANGE — If you bring one in you leave with one from a fellow member. Bring a print that you would hang in a gallery-Preferably 16 x 20 matted.
  • THEME — Bring in images pertaining to the month's theme. You don't have to participate, you can just bring in any images you like.
    • BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER — 5-6 16 x 20 prints with an 8 x 10 framed bio. One member bi-monthly.
    • BAYSTATE SPRINGFIELD MEDICAL CENTER — 5-4 image panels and 1-3 image panel.
  • BRING A GUEST — You are encouraged to bring a guest. We are looking for new members who are interested in photography, learning, and perfecting their own skills. Help build our next generation of members.
  • PVPA MEMBERS’ EXHIBIT — Valley Photo Center , in the month of September, details TBD 

Meeting Location


DIRECTIONS: Quabbin Visitors' Center; Take 9 East from the Rt 202/Rt 9 intersection in Belchertown; look for Quabbin, Windsor Dam, State Police sign; turn north from route 9 onto the long paved access road as shown on the Google map below). The entrance to the access road is almost precisely 3 miles east (along route 9) from the intersection of routes 202 and 9. The access road is about 1/3 mile long.


////// NEW LOCATION: Starting with the June 28, 2018 meeting, the PVPA will meet at the Hope United Methodist Church, 31 Main St, Belchertown, MA 01007. /////

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