This page serves as a blog of sorts . . . featuring news pertaining to the Sparta Camera Club and its members. If you are a club member with some interesting updates about your photography and would like it to be considered for posting, please email administrators with your request.
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:03 AM | Gina Pierson (Administrator)

    Several SCC Members will be featured in the 37th Annual Hilltop Art Exhibiton and Sale this coming weekend, October 24th - 26th.  

    SCC Members exhibiting this weekend:  

    Trevor Hodgson

    Mark Miller

    Pam Cordts

    Paul Michael Kane

    Eduard Moldoveanu

    Gina Pierson

    For more info, please see the link to their website or the postcard below:

    Post Card.pdf

  • Monday, October 20, 2014 8:43 AM | Deleted user

    The poster for Expo XXX is now available to download and share as needed. This year should be our best show yet! 

  • Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:29 AM | Gina Pierson (Administrator)
    Each year SCC publishes an annual club photo book.  All members who submit a photo get a dedicated page within the book which displays their name, image, and optional caption information. 
    Please submit your image to Paul Kane no later than April 16, 2014.
    Images should be sized to 8x10, portrait orientation, 300 dpi is a must, Adobe RGB 1998 colorspace, your name printed exactly how you want to see it displayed in the book, and an option caption to be printed below the photo.  All images and captions should be family-friendly.
    **Captions can be anything you wish such as description of the image or subject or the story behind the photo or the technical specifications of how you photographed it.
    After the April 16th deadline, a link will be sent to a website with all submissions displayed for members to vote for the image they would like to see as the cover of the 2014 SCC Annual Photo Book.  The image which receives the most votes will be our cover for this year!
    If you have any questions or need assistance with any of these specifications, please let us know so we can try to assist.  This is a wonderful SCC activity that the whole membership looks forward to each year!   
    Many thanks to everyone who submitted their images by the original deadline of today, March 31st.  Your timely submissions are very much appreciated!  We've decided to extended the deadline to April 16th in hopes that it will give more members a chance to submit images so we can make this the biggest and best SCC Annual Club book ever!!  We have so many talented folks in the club and this is such a wonderful opportunity to showcase your work.  Please get your images in by April 16th and please let us know if you have questions about getting your images sized, etc. correctly. 


  • Monday, February 03, 2014 8:46 PM | Gina Pierson (Administrator)

    If you were at our last meeting, Dorota (one of our newer members) got up and gave a little introduction about the exhibition she will be having of her photography at the SCCC Art Gallery.  The exhibit runs from January 27, 2014 through March 7, 2014 and their is an artist's opening reception on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


    If you get a chance come out and help support one of our SCC Colleagues.


    Here are a couple of links with more details about the exhibit:





  • Saturday, November 23, 2013 10:33 AM | Gina Pierson (Administrator)
    Hi Everyone - Found these results posted online and wanted to share with all of you here even if they are a little delayed in getting posted.  As always so proud of leading such a great club!!

    Congratulations to so many of our members who received award this year at the NJ  State Fair!! 

    Such a talented group.... including the following Rosette Winners

    Adolf Fassbender Memorial Award:  Eleanor Bortnick
    Sussex County Award:  Steve Okeson
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:49 PM | Gina Pierson (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Trevor Hodgson for receiving an honorable mention for his image "Calla Lily" in the NJ State Senior Citizen Art Show and to Carol Tremper for her second place award in the computer imagery category for "The Alternative Energy Question".


    Please see the article in the link below from the Sparta Independent on October 17, 2013 for more information and to see Trevor's image "Calla Lily" which was also award "EXPO XXIX Best in Show"


  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:52 PM | Gina Pierson (Administrator)
    The following is the list of the club members that took awards at the Lusscroft Competition.
    Nicki McManus would like to thank everyone that entered, and made it a great showing.
    The judge, Randall Fitzgerald, did a wonderful job, and a big thank you goes out to him.
    You can see more of his work at the Artery in Milford, or visit his website at
    SCC Winners:

    Leesa Beckman

                    Leaf Frog                                          1st Animal

                    Wonder Girl                                      3rd People

                    Just Hangin                                       HM Landscape/Nature

    Eleanor Bortnick

                    Neigh...Bors                                     3rd Animal

    Francis Digangi

                    High Point Monument Stairs            3rd Architecture

    Sarah Epstein

                    The Birds                                          HM Animal

                    Save Some for Me                            HM People

    Don Freeman

                    Historic Waterloo Village                 2nd Landscape/Nature

    Barbara Gellner

                    Almost Home                                   1st Landscape/Nature

    Mark Miller

                    Driving Myself Crazy                       1st People

    Steve Okeson

                    Night Comes to the Farm                  HM Architecture

    Jane Rapp

                    Balancing Act                                    2nd People

    Joy Schmitz

                    Fading Beauty                                   2nd Still Life

                    Morning's Light                                 1st Still Life          BEST IN SHOW

    Mike Tracy         

                    Green Heron                                     2nd Animal

                    Pic Nik                                              2nd Architecture

  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:25 PM | Gina Pierson (Administrator)

    Please open the PDF file in this post for the Cemeteries Competition results.


    Cemeteries Competition.pdf

  • Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:30 PM | Deleted user


    And Congratulations to all the members who entered. Some amazing images were on display making it very difficult for our judges!! 


    1st           Sam Cheung                 Boots

    2nd          Emily Miller                  The Old Man’s Door

    3rd           Emily Miller                        Cow Lick

    Sports & Action

    1st           Eleanor Bortnick                 At the Rodeo

    2nd           Mark Miller                         You’re Out

    3rd           Eleanor Bortnick                 Finish Line at the Mud Run


    1st      Poliana DeVane               The George Washington Bridge

    2nd       Nicki McManus                 Sunflowers

    3rd            Diane Brunovsky             Egret in Gentle Breeze

    HM         Nicki McManus                 Thru the Fog

    HM         Ron Duros                       In Search of Joshua

    HM         Mark Miller                         Swim At Your Own Risk

    Photographic Art

    1st           Marv Kaminsky                 Candy Factory

    2nd          Mark Miller                         Driving Myself Crazy – A Self Portrait

    3rd           Roger Kirchhoff                 This is What Makes Me Tick


    1stBarbara Delaney                Rainy Night in New York

    2nd          Jonathan Rush                  Big Time Radio City Music Hall

    3rd            Trevor Hodgson        York, England

    HM         Mark Rogers                      Under the Bridge

    HM         Jonathan Rush                  Highpoint Monument Sunset


    1st           Trevor Hodgson             Calla Lily

    2nd          Trevor Hodgson             Aging Gracefully

    3rd           Joy Schmitz                     Fading Beauty

    HM         Carol Tremper                 Red Sparks at Caldera: Santorini

    HM         Kathleen Kirchner           Hosta and Wild Geranium


    1st           Leesa Beckmann             Ribbit

    2nd          Diane Brunovsky             Peek a Boo

    3rd           Diane Brunovsky             Peeking through the Plumage

    HM         David Mojica                     Springtime Blue Jay

    HM         Steve Okeson                   Dad’s Watchful Eye

    HM         Mike Tracy Blue-Winged Warbler


    1st           Lisa Klepp               Eerie Morning Lighthouse

    2nd          Mark Rogers                     Sunset Sunflowers

    3rd           Don Freeman                   Autumn in the San Juan Mountain

    HM         Barbara Delaney               Evening Birches

    HM         Poliana DeVane                 Sunset at Snake River

    HM         Mark Rogers                     The Well

    HM         Poliana DeVane                 Dead Tree at Jenny Lake

    HM         Mark Miller                         Harbor Storm

    HM         Poliana DeVane                 Colors of the Night


    1st           Pam Cordts                     Brother Love

    2nd          Jonathan Rush                 Kevin at the Alter of Learning

    3rd           Marianne Ofenloch         Scribbling the Sand

    HM         Joy Schmitz                     Reach

    HM         Leesa Beckmann              Tired and Weary

    HM         Nancy Medacsi                 Ella

    HM         Leesa Beeckmann           Wonder Girl


    1st          Pam Cordts                      Dueling Banjo

    2nd          Eleanor Bortnick               Neigh . . . bors

    3rd          Pam Cordts                     America’s Pride Post Sandy

    HM         Nancy Madacsi                 Contemplation

    HM         Gregg Prendergast          Petalcycle

    HM         Diane Bruovsky                Zany Zipper

    HM         Joy Schmitz                     Mornings Light

    HM         Trevor Hodgson Muffin

    HM         Nancy Madacsi                 Koka

    Best in Show: 1st               Trevor Hodgson                                Calla Lily

  • Friday, August 09, 2013 3:45 PM | Deleted user

    Last week, several club members were featured in the new issue of the Sussex and Milford County Journals. The feature, entitled Sussex County: Images and Inspirations, was written by our very own Nicki McManus and features the following Club members (in order of appearance):

    Jane H. Rapp

    Nicki McManus

    Jonathon Rush

    Paul Michael Kane

    Don Freeman

    Trevor Hodgson

    Gale Miko

    Gina Pierson

    Poliana DeVane

    Special thanks to the Journal Publisher, Amy Bridge and – of course- Nicki McManus for organizing the opportunity!

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