Opening Reception: First Friday, November 2, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
In November, CPA expands its reach beyond Carmel with an exhibition and related events in Santa Cruz, CA, at that city’s premier art space, the R.Blitzer Gallery. A broad-ranging and exciting invitational exhibition, STATE OF THE ART (SOTA) features fifteen Northern California photographers who have embraced traditional and contemporary processes that reflect a powerful personal esthetic and vision.
Participating Artists: Brigitte Carnochan, Linda Connor, Binh Danh, Janet Fine, Sara Friedlander, Shelby Graham, Chris Johnson, Karolina Karlic, Bob Kolbrener, Robin Lasser & Adrienne Pao, Kathryn Mayo, Ryuijie, Jerry Takigawa, Lewis Watts, and Huntington Witherill.
SOTA events run throughout the month of November. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
- A Freestyle Photographic Supplies digital printing workshop is set for Saturday, Nov. 3, from noon to 4:00 pm
- Following the digital printing workshop, a panel discussion, “Breaking Boundaries,” moderated by Wallace Baine and Brian Taylor, with exhibiting photographers Binh Danh, Sara Friedlander, Karolina Karlic, and Robin Lasser will take place at 6:00 pm and conclude with a reception until 8:30 pm.
- On Wednesday, November 14, an evening lecture and recognition award with photographer and retired Congressman Sam Farr. Free, open to the public. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
- SOTA Online Juried Competition: The Human Spirit.
Schedule of Events at R. Blitzer Gallery:
Digital Printing Workshop with Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Saturday, Nov. 3, Noon to 4:00 pm
Saturday Nov. 3, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, reception 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Panelists, exhibiting artists: Binh Danh, Sara Friedlander, Karolina Karlic, and Robin Lasser. Moderators: Wallace Baine, veteran arts & culture journalist, Santa Cruz, and Brian Taylor, Executive Director of CPA
General admission: $75 for both events (includes one year CPA membership),
CPA Members: $35 for both events.
Panel discussion only: $10 General, CPA members free.
Enroll early, space is limited! Tickets for both events via Eventbrite, https://bit.ly/2DnMoeY
Reception and achievement award with retired Congressman Sam Farr
Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Free to the public. Free tickets are available via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2O2YwWJ
State of the Art (SOTA) Online Competition
The Human Spirit
Entry period: September 26 – November 6
Jurors: Ann Hazels, Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz; Rick Murai, Assistant Director, CPA
Entry fee $35 for 4 images, $500 in awards
SOTA Online Competition
Juror’s presentation, awards announcement and reception
Saturday, Nov.17, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Free to the public. Tickets available via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2xBTsiE