Center for Photographic Art Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation
Dynamic. Innovative. Responsive. Vibrant. Unique.
All of these adjectives aptly describe today's Center for Photographic Art (CPA)
in Carmel, California. The CPA Board and staff are dedicated to exceeding
members' expectations by envisioning and implementing a diverse focal point for
photographic invention on the West Coast.
Through exhibitions, lectures and panel discussions, intimate critiques, and
workshops with distinguished guest artists, curators and educators, CPA is
fulfilling its commitment to meet the needs of both old and new generations of
photographers and photography enthusiasts – here on the Monterey Peninsula
and around the world.
The renowned Friends of Photography, founded in 1967 by such luminaries as
Ansel Adams, Morley Baer, Wynn Bullock, and Brett Weston was grounded in
the regional traditions of California's incomparable Central Coast. Since 1988,
CPA has operated as a community that practices, supports and advances
photography as a vital art form in the very same place that the Friends of
Photography once occupied at the historic Sunset Center.
The Center for Photographic Art believes that photography is a powerful
language for creating, interpreting and expressing meaning. Informed by the
traditions of mentorship, respect for craft and mutual support, CPA is committed
to artistic development, creative inquiry, and education.
The Center for Photographic Art is located in the
Historic Sunset Cultural Center, in Carmel, California.
San Carlos and 9th Avenue
Carmel, CA, 93921.
The Center for Photographic Art is inspired by the belief that photography is a powerful language for creating, interpreting and expressing meaning. Informed by regional traditions of mentorship,
respect for craft and mutual support, we are committed to artistic development, creative inquiry and education.
Founded in 1988, the Center for Photographic Art is an exhibition gallery, an educational organization and a community of people who practice, support and advance photography as art.
Supported in part by grants from the Cultural Council of Monterey County, The Community Foundation for Monterey County, CPA membership, and the Monterey Peninsula community, we
extend our sincere thanks to all of our sponsors.
At this time the Center for Photographic Art is not reviewing unsolicited submissions.
Becoming a member of CPA will insure that you will be updated with all gallery news and will be notified if our submissions policy changes.
Please email the Center and ask to be added to our submissions contact list if you are not a member.
Please do not send unsolicited materials as they will not be considered for exhibits. Thank you for your patience and understanding.