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CPA Members Tony Bellaver, Mark Citret, Michael Starkman, and Cindy Stokes are in the exhibition, “Touchstone” curated by CPA member Irene Imfeld, at Chung 24 Gallery in San Francisco, on view March 15  -May 13. Closing reception May 13, 2 – 5pm. More info > 

Debra Achen
Work from Debra Achen’s “Folding and Mending” series is featured in “Imminent Existence,” Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 Exhibition, March 30th – June 4th at Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, WA. Two of her pieces are also included in the CPA 2023 Members’ Juried Exhibition, April 1st – May 14th. More info on her website:

Mary Aiu
Mary Aiu will have a solo exhibition of her equine work at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, CA. Unbridled: The Horse at Liberty will open March 8th – April 1st.  More info. >

Mary Hill
The Silence in Details and Quiet Places, Photography Exhibit, March 4 – March 30, 2023.
Exhibition at the Unitarian Church, 490 Aguajito Road Carmel Artist Reception, Saturday, March 25, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Steve Zmak
Steve Zmak closed out 2022 as a 1st Place Winner in Nature and 3rd Place Photographer of the Year in the B&W Spider Awards. He also received the People’s Choice Award in Seascapes/Water in B&W Magazine’s Single Image Competition and was a Portfolio Award Winner for his Night On Earth collection. Zmak also received a 2nd Place Award in Nature in the International Color Awards. His photos are on permanent display at Art WeMe, 5th & Mission, Carmel. View more of Steve’s photography on his Website. >

Batista Moon Studio Photographers: Images of the Old West
Exhibit opening at 2:00pm on January 21st at the Sylvan Gallery in Sand City, CA
On view January 21st – February 18, 2023
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Alison Lake
Alison Lake had eight images from her series Glass and Light published in the July 2022 Abstract issue of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal, a magazine that showcases emerging and indie artists and writers from around the world.  More Info >    
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Meredith Mullins
Meredith Mullins will exhibit photographs from her India adventures at the Pacific Grove Art Center from August 6-25, 2022. A special free event will be held at the PG Art Center on August 13 (1-3 pm) with NYT bestselling author Alka Joshi to celebrate the Hindu God Ganesh, the culture of India, Joshi’s two bestselling novels, and Mullins’ photographs. Everyone is welcome.


Steve Zmak
Steve Zmak has an exhibit at the National Steinbeck Center of landscape photography from iconic locations throughout Monterey County. There will be a reception and artist talk June 19, 2022, 1-3pm. more info> . Over the last year, Steve’s work has been recognized by The Color Awards, Spider Awards, Monovisions Awards, ND Awards, National Marine Sanctuary Awards, B&W Magazine, and Shadow & Light Magazine. He will be the featured speaker at The 2022 Photographer’s Rendezvous at the San Antonio Mission October 21-23, 2022 more info > , and his photos are on permanent display at Art WeMe, 5th & Mission, Carmel and Odonata Winery, 645 River Road, Salinas. All exhibits are open to the public during normal business hours. View more of Steve’s photography on his website. >


Brian Taylor
Brian’s work will be included in: Transgressions and Amplifications: Mixed Media Photography of the 1960s and 1970s” New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM. Historic overview exhibition of early alternative process artists,  July 23, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Brian Taylor’s cyanotype work was featured in the French avant-guarde journal, Dada Bleu, published in Paris, February 2022 issue.

Cheryl Medow
Exhibition: Envisioning Habitat: An Altered Reality at Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery (PDNB) Dallas, TX
April 9 – July 2, 2022. More Info > 

Philip Sager
Solo show, Veiled Actualities, in the Atelier Gallery at the Griffin Museum of Photography March 15 – June 5, 2022 along with a virtual artist talk on May 17.
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Stephen Albair
Solo show, Silent Scenes, at the Griffin Museum of Photography March 15-May 5, 2022 s well as a virtual artist talk on April 5 in conjunction with this exhibition:
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Zach Weston
Facing Seaside Exhibition at The Weston Collective, Thursday, March 3rd from 5:00 – 8:00pm. More Info > 

Debra Achen
New work from Debra’s “Folding and Mending” portfolio has been included in “2021 Rfotofolio Selections.” In addition to sharing the top selection by Constance and Jerry Rosenthal of Rfotofolio, her work was chosen in the “Works of Merit” category by both jurors, Diana Bloomfield and Ann Jastrab. More info. >   You can see framed pieces of this work in December on the CPA Volunteer wall.

Debra’s photobook “Frequency Shift: The Stonehenge Continuum” (published 2021) is among the 43 books selected for the “12th Annual Photobook Show.” On display in December at the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, the exhibition then moves to the Griffin Museum of Photography in January 2022.   Exhibition info >     Online Catalog >

Mary Aiu
Mary Aiu will have a solo exhibition of her equine work at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Unbridled: The Horse at Liberty will open Jan 6th – February 27th, 2022. More info >

Beth Galton
Member Beth Galton’s work is featured in the Washington Post >

Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer
Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer has a solo show at Hackelbury Fine Art in London and the Washington Post just wrote an article about her work. >

Westin Collective
The Weston Collective is now offering custom digital printing! Let them print for you! For details, visit their website >

Jane Olin
Jane Olin is having a solo exhibition at the New Museum in Los Gatos January 14, 2022-June 5, 2022. More Info >

Annette LeMay Burke
Annette LeMay Burke has work in the Imago Lisboa Photo Festival in Portugal in the “Family in Transition” Exhibition opening October 1. More Info >

Roman Loranc
Roman Loranc is having an exhibition at the Ansel Adams Gallery October 3rd-November 13th, 2021. More Info >

Craig Alan Huber / Veritas Editions
Announcing the upcoming Fine Press Edition “LIFEWORK” on the work of photographic icon Gerorge Tice. Learn more about the book including a limited time pre-release discount. More Info >.  Published by Veritas Editions, LLC, Woodinville, WA.  Video >

PhotoLucida 2021
CPA members Marna Clarke, Deana Collins, Astrid Reischwitz, Susan Rosenberg Jones, Charlotte Schmid-Maybach, Raymond Thompson, Jr., Amy Touchette, Richard Tuschman, Melanie Walker, and Becky Wilkes made the PhotoLucida’s 2021 Critical Mass Top 50! Congratulations!. More Info >

Mary Aiu
Mary Aiu’s equine collection will be on display September 3rd – October 28th, 2021 in her solo exhibition, “Held by a Horse Again,” at the Pacific Grove Art Center. Opening reception September 3rd, 7 – 9pm. See more >

Meredith Mullins
The Pacific Grove Art Center presents a retrospective of Meredith Mullins’ Paris work (In A Paris Moment) from July 2-August 26 in Pacific Grove, California. The exhibit focuses on three themes—the rare Paris snows, in all their silent and fleeting beauty; the graceful and gravity-defying artistry of the Paris circuses; and the unfolding stories of the street. Opening reception is July 2 from 7-9pm

Craig Alan Huber
Announcing the upcoming Fine Press Edition on the work of photographic icon Paul Caponigro (Published by Veritas Editions, LLC, Woodinville, WA). “There are some people that emit power – their energy and life force pour out like the rays of the sun. Paul is one of those rare people! Paul Caponigro is regarded as one of the foremost photographers of our time. His works blend his deep spiritual sensibility with a mastery of his darkroom technique. He and his art are inseparable. As he looks deeper into himself while defining his own vision he also looks deeper into his subjects to produce his transformational imagery, that are highly charged with emotion and mystery.” —Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum, Santa Fe

Learn more about the book including a limited time pre-release discount view here >
Veritas Editions website  >

William Giles
Long-time member William Giles is having an exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art May 13 – August 29 with a virtual reception on May 13! To sign up or for more information, click here >

Matt Connors and Matthew Gammon
CPA members Matt Connors (Carmel Valley, CA) and Matthew Gammon (Boyle, Ireland) and will have a two person show at the Photographer’s Eye Collective in Escondido, CA, opening June 5 and running through July 3. The show is for the two winners of the 2020 (S)Light of Hand Juried Alternative Process show. Matthew won juror Dan Burkholder’s Juror’s Award, and Matt won Executive Director Donna Cosentino’s Director’s Award. It will feature 14 of Matthew’s polymer photogravures, 11 of Matt’s palladium prints and 4 of Matt’s toned cyanotypes. Fans of alternative process printing will not want to miss this show! Matthew is being supported by the fantastic organization Culture Ireland to assist with shipping costs. More info >

Geir and Kate Jordahl
Sorrow into Song was conceived and designed by Geir and Kate Jordahl while sheltered in place during the 2020 Pandemic. The artwork in this volume was created at their home in Bellingham, Washington. Sorrow into Song includes poems written by Sara Teasdale at the time of the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Sara Teasdale lived from 1884 to 1933 and was the first recipient of the prize for poetry that later became the Pulitzer Prize.

Published by True North Editions, Bellingham, Washington. Printed by Bookmobile, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Website >    Video >

Craig Alan Huber
Announcing the upcoming photobook on the work of Kenro Izu, from Veritas Editions.
Howard Greenberg writes “Kenro Izu is an enormously gifted photographer, craftsman, and navigator of this Earth. He has willed himself to be faithful to his vision and to humanity … His body of work is monumental in its revelation of ancient spirits embodied in stone … and his reverence for light and its visual effect on all the substances of our world achieve a spiritual quality similar to the ancient stones, and flowers, and human forms he photographs.”
Learn more about the book including a limited time pre-release discount view here >

Mark Overgaard
Mark Overgaard’s solo exhibit “The Eloquent Suri of Ethiopia: People, Art, Culture, Language” opens March 5, 2021 and runs through April 29. More info >.  Mark is also hosting an exhibit presentation via Zoom on March 25, 7pm PDT; free, but advance registration with Eventbrite is required. Register here >

Brian Taylor
Brian Taylor was recently interviewed by Anne Kelly, Director of Photo Eye Gallery in Santa Fe in a wide ranging conversation about art and life. Art in the Raw is a video series that Anne created in 2020 consisting of candid, upbeat conversations with creative people that can be viewed on YouTube. Guests include artists that work in a wide range of mediums, from visual arts to music and beyond. Brian’s interview can be viewed here >

Meredith Mullins
Interview in La Vie Creative (Episode 70). Interview >

Jerry Takigawa
Jerry Takigawa’s long-term project, Balancing Cultures will be part of the Currents 2020 exhibition at the Odgen Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans in conjunction with PhotoNOLA. The exhibition is on view from December 12, 2020 – January 31, 2021. More info >

Jerry Takigawa
Jerry Takigawa was selected for Photolucida’s 2020 Critical Mass Top 50. More info >

Takigawa’s Yes. Yes. image from Balancing Cultures was included in What Will You Remember’s first Viewfinder edition, Palimpsest, guest curated by Karen Haas, Lane Family Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. More info >

Takigawa’s Balancing Cultures will be featured in Now You See Me, an exhibition on Asian American artists at Foto Relevance in Houston running October 2 to November 13. More info >

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Member photographer, Sandra Chen Weinstein, was awarded the FIRST PLACE PRIZE for her image, “Sweet Dream” from her series “Refuge in America” in the 21st Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition at the Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery.  Juror: Jessica Beck, Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. Exhibition: August 29 – September 26, 2020.  More Info >

In addition, Sandra  was awarded 2nd Place in the Texas Photographic Society’s International Competition by juror Elizabeth Avedon. The TPS 29 exhibition is on view at The Silos at Sawyer Yards in Houston October 3, 2020 – January 9, 2021 and then travels to The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, TX. Exhibition on view in Abilene January 21 – March 20, 2021. More Info >

Sandra Chen Weinstein’s image, “Rodrigo,” is not only in the current CPA members’ show, but it is also the winner of American Photography (AI-AP) 36. The book will be released November 2020. Sandra’s interview by Pro Photo Daily discussing her work, “Transcend” can be read in this Spotlight also on AI-AP. Her image, “Alejandro and Alexander” from her “Transcend” project has been selected by juror Alexa Dilworth for the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 26th Annual Juried Exhibition.

Jerry Takigawa
Balancing Cultures Photograph EO 9066 at Griffin Museum of Photography
The Griffin Museum of Photography, in Winchester, MA, presents its 26th Annual Juried Exhibition. Juror Alexa Dilworth is publishing director and senior editor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where she also directs the awards program, which includes the CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing and Photography and the Dorothea Lange—Paul Taylor Prize, and the DocX lab. Exhibition award recipients are: Leslie Jean-Bart, Astrid Reischwitz, Bruce Wilson, Ken Beckles, Christa Blackwood, Cody Bratt, Dennis Geller, Rachel Jessen, Margaret McCarthy, Nancy Nichols, Dale Niles, Eleonora Ronconi, and Jerry Takigawa. The exhibition will run July 18–August 30, 2020. For more information about the exhibition and ancillary programs click here >

Sarah Hadley
My first monograph Lost Venice was just published by Damiani.
It is available on my website or through PhotoEye.

Mary Aiu
Mary Aiu’s equine collection will be on display March 6th – April 23, 2020 in her solo exhibition, “Held by a Horse,” at the Pacific Grove Art Center.
Opening reception March 6th, 7-9pm. More info > 

Fritz Liedtke
Photographer Fritz Liedtke will share his 30 years of experience leading a 3 day workshop on location portraiture and lighting.
To receive the early bird discount Sign up by March 14 >

Sandra Chen Weinstein’s work Anna from SHE project selected to Exposure Photography Festival at Contemporary Calgary Gallery Canada on Jan. 31- April 29. 2020. In addition, “Sahara” selected for Best in Show and exhibited at PHOTOLA for Round Hole Square Peg 4 booth Jan.30- Feb 3. And to West Hollywood Long Hall Gallery Feb. 8 – March 10. 2020. Selected works from SHE project will be exhibiting at The Baldwin Gallery “Trust The Story”  on February 12 – March 12, 2020.

David Craven
I am exhibiting 34 of my Pictures in the Redwood City Hall of Justice, starting January 3rd.  The title of the show is:
“As the light drifts across the landscape.”  It will be up until January 27th

Jane Olin
Jane Olin received two recent recognitions, two awards from the International Photography Award (IPA) and four awards from the Julia Margaret Cameron competition. Her JMC recognized work will be exhibited at the new gallery FotoNostrum in Spain in March 2020. She will be traveling to Barcelona to attend the opening.

Kindred Spirits, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
Please join several CPA members, including our executive director, for the closing reception of Kindred Spirits, a group show of analog photography, at the Gray Loft Gallery in Oakland on November 9th from 4-6:30pm.  Congratulations to Norma Cordova, Vince Donovan, JM Golding, Ann Jastrab, Ernie Luppi, Eben Ostby, Jenny Sampson, Judy Walgren, Anne Walker, Jan Watten, and Yelena Zhavoronkova. More info >

Ellen Konar & Steve Goldband
Ellen Konar & Steve Goldband exhibit their inkjet print on handmade Kozo paper Arborescence in the Awagami International Mini Print Exhibition at Awagami’s ‘Hall of Awa Japanese Paper Museum’ in Tokushima, Japan. This work was a semi-finalist in the competition, which has predominantly been traditional woodblock, etching and lithography until last year when digital processes are welcomed. For information click here.

Nolan Preece
The University of Nevada Galleries – The Lilley in Reno, Nevada is presenting a solo exhibition of Nolan Preece chemigrams from October 24 through December 20, 2019. Opening reception – October 24, 5 – 7pm, talk at 5:00.

The Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, CA is presenting a solo exhibition of Nolan Preece chemigrams from November 8 through December 7, 2019. Opening reception – November 9, 5 – 9pm.  For more information, click here to visit Nolan’s website.

Tony DeVarco
Two works by CPA member photographer Tony DeVarco were selected for the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts 7th International Open Call: Neal Rantoul, Juror.  The pieces in this exhibition were selected through an international call for entries. This exhibition is a showcase for contemporary photography.  A total of 66 photographers were selected from almost 700 submissions representing 21 States, Finland, and England. The exhibit runs from September 19th through October 11, 2019. For more information click here >

Jerry Takigawa’s False Food photograph reviewed
Chicago writer and educator Beth McDermott has written an insightful essay entitled An Aerial View: Jerry Takigawa’s F-374 in the September issue of After the Art. McDermott teaches creative writing and literature courses at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, where she’s an Assistant Professor of English, faculty for the first-year experience, and coordinator of the St. Francis Writers’ Conference. Read the essay here >

Brian Taylor’s cyanotypes at SFMOMA
Brian Taylor’s cyanotypes were on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in their exhibition: From the Permanent Collection: Cyanotypes, from October 2019 – February 2020. The exhibition included rare prints from Anna Atkins, ES Curtis and others. Brian’s recorded conversation with SFMOMA Curator Shana Lopes serves as the audio guide for the exhibition.

CPA members at the Triton Museum of Art
Triton Museum of Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection: PhotographsAugust 17 through October 27
Reception: September 13, 2019. Congratulations to these CPA members whose work is include in the exhibition: Richard Cannon, Margaret Stanton Murray, Beverly Rayner, Brian Taylor, and Tracy Valleau.

Meredith Mullins
Meredith Mullins is pleased to have her work (and an interview) published in the July issue of the UK-based design magazine DESTIG. The issue also, coincidentally, has an article about Carmel. Read the interview >