We are an Association of Camera Clubs and manage the Photo Arts Building in Balboa Park. We are the parent organization of our Member Clubs and provide them with building and logistical services, competition and gallery space and we honor distinguished photographers from all clubs for their work in photography and the arts.

Individuals may attend any club as a visitor, free of charge. However, visitors are typically not permitted to participate in competitions, critiques and certain private workshops and presentations without becoming a member first. Each Member Club has different requirements so check the Member Clubs page to learn how to contact the club that best fits your photographic style or check out our calendar and find a club meeting to attend that fits your schedule. Our Member Club Members like to mentor so, if you’re a beginner, a club is a great way to explore possibilities and expand your knowledge. If you’re not, then maybe you’d like to mentor someone who’s just starting out…

If you have a camera club and want information about becoming a member club contact:
Robin Stern (momwith3kids@hotmail.com).

Gallery Hours

Galleries are open to the public Saturdays and Sundays Noon—4pm.

Benefits that Member Clubs enjoy

  • Access to the Photographic Arts Building
  • Access to all SCACC interclub competitions
  • Access to our rotating galleries
  • Access to all SCACC sponsored workshops and events

Member Club Obligations

  • Host the building for public gallery showings, building open houses and various events and workshops (frequency depends on club size)
  • Clean the building (about 3 times a year)
  • Send delegates and representatives to all SCACC board meetings

SCACC is a member organization of the Photographic Society of America and operates the Photographic Arts Building in Balboa Park under a “Preferential Non-Exclusive Use and Occupancy Permit”┬áissued by the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.


The Southern California Association of Camera Clubs is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.

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