Welcome to the Center for Photographic Art – the second oldest members’ photography gallery organization in the country. A short walk from Ocean Avenue in Carmel, California brings you to the venerable gallery originally occupied by the Friends of Photography, established in 1967, and launched by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Cole Weston, and Wynn Bullock. Today, CPA continues to serve as a valuable asset to its members, the community, and the greater world of the photographic arts.

Current and Upcoming Events

Portfolio Reviews

May 30 - August 26

IJE Submissions:

July 20 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 10:59 pm

Exhibition: Reimagined Landscapes

August 8 - September 13

Online Class: Brenton Hamilton, Surrealism

August 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Online Workshop: Jon Wollenhaupt

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Online Artist Talk: David Maisel

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Online Artist Talk and Book Launch: Marcy Palmer

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

8×10 Fundraising Exhibition

October 3 - November 1

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Monterey Peninsula Foundation

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