Become a member for as little as $25
Steeped in the tradition of the Friends of Photography, the Center for Photographic Art is actively involved in our mission to “inspire the artist and the audience by nurturing the personal growth inherent in creating and appreciating art.” Thanks to our members and the philanthropy of you and others, CPA continues to grow and serve the photographic community here and beyond with important and innovative programs. Basic membership fees do not cover the cost of programs. We rely on generous donors who see our value and want to be a part of an exciting organization. We welcome your involvement at any level in keeping the tradition alive by joining or donating to The Center for Photographic Art. We invite you to consider Circle Membership levels as they help build your collection of original fine art photographs, honor our contributing artists, and support the Center For Photographic Art.
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Become a Donor
On behalf of all of those we serve, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued support. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of members and donors like you. Your gifts make it possible for CPA to continue and expand our high-quality educational programs and exhibitions championing contemporary photographic art.
Through your donations, you can play a critical role in maintaining the high standards for photographic art you have experienced at CPA. In addition to making a supplemental donation, please consider giving gifts of stock or having your gift matched by your employer. If you would like to give a gift of your time, view our Volunteer Application.
For information on exhibition and program sponsorship, business membership, planned giving, or other giving opportunities, call 831-625-5181.
In addition to joining as a member, you can make a supplemental donation by send a check to:
The Center for Photographic Art
PO Box 1100
Carmel, CA 93921
or right now, if you like, by clicking this button:
Sponsorship of PIE Labs
CPA recognizes the rapidly shifting landscape of photography and the arts. Photographers and all artists have the technological ability to create virtually anything they can imagine. Many artists are questioning what is worth creating and why create? Our PIE Labs will facilitate artists’ discovering and clarifying their purpose and support them in finding their unique voice in order to thrive creatively in today’s fluid artistic environment.
For sponsorship information, please phone us at (831) 625-5181, and speak with Brian Taylor, our Executive Director.
Gifts of Stock
We are constantly thinking about how we can make it easier for donations to be made to CPA. With that in mind, we have established a Charles Schwab account to receive donations of stock. By moving stock from any account into this special CPA account, the donor can make a tax-deductible donation to CPA and avoid paying capital gains taxes. Please call the CPA office (831-625-5181) if you have any questions or if you would like further information about this process.
Employer Gift Matching
Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match any gift to a charitable organization such as CPA made by their employees. Your employer may offer a plan to match your personal contribution to CPA. In some cases the employer doubles or even triples your donation. Talk to your employer today to find out if a program of matching donations exists where you work. If one does exist, it should be easy for you to find out how to take advantage of the program.
The Center for Photographic Art has established an Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. This Endowment Fund will provide a stable and ongoing source of income for CPA that will increase as the size of the fund increases and thus assist in maintaining operations for the future. The creation of this fund is a strong indication that CPA is committed to fostering artistic growth and development in the world of photography for decades to come.
All donations to the Center for Photographic Art’s Endowment Fund are fully tax deductible and can be made directly to the Center For Photographic Art or to the Community Foundation for Monterey County, specified “For CPA Endowment Fund.”
For additional information please call the CPA office (831-625-5181).