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The Center for Photographic Art Celebrates!
January 6 – February 23, 2023

Through the generous support of Linqto, the Center for Photographic Art is kicking off 2023 with CPA Celebrates!, four diverse exhibitions at the Pacific Grove Art Center. These exhibitions and accompanying programming augment the ongoing world-class exhibitions hosted at CPA’s storied gallery in Sunset Center, Carmel.

Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Ave
Pacific Grove, CA
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00pm, Sunday 12:00 – 4:00pm

First Friday reception February 3, 2023, 7:00 – 9:00pm 

Up Close and Personal: The Journey Continues (Gill Gallery) highlights the photographs of three cultural documentarians: Monica Denevan, Richard Murai and Manuello Paganelli.

Oceana: Deep Reverence (Dyke Gallery) celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary and features work by leading local underwater photographers Bryant Austin, Scott Campbell, Chuck Davis, Camille Lenore, Robin V. Robinson and Ryuijie.

Bella Italia (Annand Gallery) features work by noted San Francisco photographer, Ernie Luppi. His retrospective exhibition highlights four decades of documentary photography and his commitment to film photography and darkroom printing.

Arts in Progress: Where Photography’s Past Meets Its Future, (Boyer Gallery) features 2022 Weston Scholarship-winning portfolios made by Monterey and Santa Cruz county high school and college photography students. The exhibition also features a selection of photographs by Zach Weston and the fifth and sixth-grade students he teaches in the Weston Collective’s after-school program; these works are part of the ongoing project, Facing Seaside II.

Meet the Artists! Join us for the following lively discussions and programs. These spirited exchanges and walk-throughs will add clarity to the work of the artists as they share their insights and experiences. Free admission.

Saturday, January 21
Up Close and Personal, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Moderator: Helaine Glick

Oceana: Deep Reverence, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Moderator: Nancy Sevier

Saturday, February 4
Where Photography’s Past Meets Its Future, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Moderator: Jalena Jampolsky

Bella Italia, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Moderator: Richard Murai


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