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This year, the Center for Photographic Art celebrates the 50th anniversary of our historic gallery space. CPA evolved out of the remarkable photographic community that surrounded Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Wynn Bullock here on the Monterey Peninsula. Our gallery, located in Carmel’s Sunset Center, was the original home of the Friends of Photography, founded by Adams, Bullock, Cole Weston, and other creative luminaries in 1967. When the Friends relocated to San Francisco, the newly formed CPA inherited their space. This year marks fifty years of photography in this historic location, making it the second oldest members’ photography gallery space in America.

Special guests: Michael Adams will share stories about his father, Ansel Adams, in creating the Friends of
Photography, Kim Weston will speak about the important role his father, Cole Weston, played in its founding, and Lynne Harrington-Bullock will represent her father, Wynn Bullock.

Fine Wines and Epicurian Delights: An evening of unlimited fine wines from outstanding regional purveyors, such as Bernardus, Chesebro, Galante, Joullian, Morgan, Scheid, Silvestri and Testarossa. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and hand-crafted desserts from Cocoa de Cocoa and Loco Coco. 

Join us Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00pm for this landmark anniversary celebration, held during the final weekend of our annual 8 x 10 Exhibition. The $30 admissions includes wine, food, festivities, and one raffle ticket good for the 8 x 10 Fundraising Exhibition. Over 85 artist-donated 8 x 10 inch photographs will be on display in the gallery, giving you the opportunity to collect one or more artworks during our annual fundraising raffle.

Raise a toast to our internationally renowned gallery space during its 50th Anniversary!