January 4, 2019

Dear Friends:

As we celebrate the New Year, I want to offer a special thank you to our many donors and supporters who made the recent Monterey Gives campaign such a huge success.  CPA ranked tenth overall in contributions and tallied second in the Arts Division, following the Monterey Symphony by the smallest of margins. This generous support allows us to continue the momentum and upward trajectory that made 2018 such a special and successful year.

Looking ahead, we have a full calendar of programs and events, which I know you will want to attend, and the Board of Trustees and I look forward to welcoming you!  As always, don’t hesitate to bring your friends. We are eager to meet new lovers of photography and appreciators of fine art.

2019 also brings new challenges and exciting opportunities.  We are engaged in our search for our new Executive Director, and I’m happy to report that we have a solid list of candidates who we are actively screening. We look forward to continuing the wonderful progress and growth strategy that Brian Taylor has laid out for us. We look forward to a final selection within the next few months.

CPA is nothing without the support, encouragement and participation of our many members and friends.  And for that we are all extremely grateful.


Brooks McChesney
President, Board of Trustees