CPA Grants Entry

The Center for Photographic Art is thrilled to announce the CPA Artist Grants for 2023!

Three separate grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to deserving photographers: one emerging photographer (students are encouraged to apply), one more established photographer, and one landscape photographer. To honor our historic roots, this year we are offering a grant to an artist whose practice is devoted to landscape photography. We’ve invited Jamil Hellu and Susan Hyde Greene to join our Executive Director Ann Jastrab as our selection committee this year. The award includes a grant project exhibition, which will take place in Spring 2024 in our historic gallery in Carmel, California.

Application Information

This year’s grants have been awarded, and entries are now closed.
See you next year!

The CPA Artist Grants are open to all photographers over the age of 18 living in the US. All photographic media welcome.

Submission Fee
There is a $30 application and administration fee (if this is a financial hardship, please contact CPA).
Once you pay the submission fee, you will receive instructions via email about uploading your materials.

The payment button is located at the bottom of this page.

Entry deadline is March 8, 2023.

How to Apply:
As this artist grant culminates in an exhibition, a comprehensive description of the project including an estimated timeframe of completion and the goal of final works that will be produced should be included. Biographies, resumes, and artist statements must be submitted for each artist, for individual or group applications. If the project has not already begun, please submit sample pieces, even if they are on a small scale, as part of your image submissions.

Quick checklist for program application:
* 10-20 images
* Image list
* Letter of Intent (Description of Project)
* Bio
* CV/resume
* Artist Statement
* Any additional documents including relevant press/publications or letters of recommendation.

Images/Portfolio Details:
*Submit images as digital files
* Digital files: Submit 10-20 images saved as .jpg and sized to 1200 pixels on the longest dimension. Files should not be larger than 2MB.
* Include annotated image list which includes image title, size of original piece, year of completion, and medium.

The Selection Committee

Jamil Hellu. Through a multidisciplinary art practice that spans photography, video, and site installations, Jamil Hellu’s work focuses on themes of identity, visibility, and cultural heritage, while expressing a shift towards a world beyond binaries. Born in Brazil, Hellu holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Art Practice from Stanford University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. His projects have been discussed in publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, Artforum, and VICE. He is the recipient of the San Francisco Art Commission Artist Grant, Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Grant, Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship, and the Kala Art Institute Fellowship Award.

Hellu has held art residencies at the San Francisco Recology Artist-in-Residence Program, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. He is a Photography Lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. An active member in the San Francisco Bay Area arts community, Hellu serves as an advisory board member for Recology’s Artist-in-Residence Program. His work is represented by Rebecca Camacho Presents in San Francisco.

Susan Hyde Greene is an award-winning fine art photographer. She cuts her images apart to then mend them back together in a reflection of relationships and humanity. An avid traveler, her artwork is created from images from all over the world. Hyde Greene’s images relay stories from impressions of experiences, thoughts, and memories about the world around her.

Hyde Greene received her BFA in textiles, photography, and art history from the University of Hawaii, Manoa and her MFA from the University of Utah. She also has her Master of Science in Special Education. She has taught art at many institutions including Santa Clara University, the University of Utah, and Napa Valley College, created educational programs in both Marin County and San Francisco County, and notably she worked for 25 years as an Access Advisor for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco where she conducted workshops for teachers, facilitators and art lovers. Hyde Greene’s work is in several public and private collections, including Adobe Systems, the Monterey Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is currently on the board of directors at the Center for Photographic Art and is represented by Green Chalk Contemporary in Monterey, California.

Ann M. Jastrab is the Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California. CPA strives to advance photography through education, exhibition and publication. These regional traditions—including mastery of craft, the concept of mentorship, and dedication to the photographic arts—evolved out of CPA’s predecessor, the renowned Friends of Photography. While respecting these West Coast traditions, CPA is also at the vanguard of the future of photographic imagery. Before coming onboard at CPA, Ann was the gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco where she incorporated contemporary artists with the living legends photography. Ann also worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for 10 years until their closure in 2017. While there, she curated many shows in the Bay Area while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco.  While being a champion of artists, Ann created a thriving artist-in-residence program at RayKo where residents Meghann Riepenhoff, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Kathya Marie Landeros, and McNair Evans all received Guggenheim Fellowships. Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and teacher as well.

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