Renewing members

 NOTE:  Sustaining members do NOT need to renew manually, and can ignore this page.  Sustaining members will receive a courtesy reminder a week before your renewal payment is automatically deducted from your account. You do not need to do anything else noted on this page.

However, if you are on a year-to-year annual membership and received an email that your membership has expired, or is about to expire, this page is for you.

Your annual membership subscription works the same way your magazine subscriptions do: when your subscription runs out, you want to renew that subscription, not buy a new subscription. Why? Because if you buy a new subscription, you will have two subscriptions: one old, expired and another new one. The new one will work just fine, of course, but the old, expired subscription will keep sending you renewal reminders. That’s going to be confusing. and is why you are always asked “Is this a renewal?” when you renew your magazines.

That’s also why it’s important that when you renew your existing membership at the CPA, you do it correctly: so that our automated system will not send you “expired” messages.

How to renew:

  1.  Log into your account. (If needed, click on the “Dashboard” link. If you are currently logged in, the blue button below will take you to your subscriptions.)
  2.  Click on “My Subscriptions” on the left-hand side. (If you have more than one subscription, click on “View” next to the one you want to renew.)
  3.  In the subscription display, the fifth item is “Actions”  where you can click on “Renew Now” (or “Resubscribe”) which will take you to the checkout page.

Additional information on re-establishing your CPA membership can be found by clicking here.

To renew manually, click this button

Thank you again for your support of photography and the Center for Photographic Art.

About Our Memberships:  Annual and Sustaining

New memberships are “sustaining” – which simply means they automatically renew each year, without you needing to do anything, just like PBS or your magazine subscriptions. If you got to this page, by way of a link in an email you received, that means your membership is NOT sustaining, and must be renewed manually each year.

The CPA has at long-last implemented a new and modern membership format, and will be continually adding new features exclusively for members only.

Like all the other sites you’re already familiar with, you’ll have your own account with a user name and password. Your sustaining membership is just like PBS, and will automatically renew, so you are now free from endless reminders. You have full control of your account and billing. You can even (horrors!) cancel it without having to call the office.

Whether you renew annually by check, or have a sustaining automatic renewal, all members have exclusive discounts on CPA products and workshops. Now members can now purchase images from our limited special-edition Fine Print Program… and at a discount! There is nothing special you need to do to get your discount, other than log in.

These new, exciting and convenient features have been a long time coming, and we are delighted to have you along on our new website!

About your sustaining membership:

Just like PBS, our new sustaining memberships will automatically renew each year. You will receive an email  before that happens,   just as a friendly reminder. These are just courtesy notifications, and do not require you to do anything. On the other hand, if you disagree with the sustaining arrangement, then simply wait for the reminder email, and log in to your account and cancel it at that time. Otherwise, simply ignore the reminder email, and your renewal will be processed automatically.