Denis Roussel Fellowship - No fee to apply !

Image Credit © Denis Roussel
The Center for Fine Art Photography is excited to announce the second annual Denis Roussel Fellowship (DRF). This fellowship honors the memory of artist Denis Roussel who inspired many to take risks in their work, step outside the boundaries of traditional images, and realize the magic of photography.

This Fellowship is tailored to help support the selected artist reach the next level in their artistic path and explore possibilities to address specific needs. A group of mentors and a variety of resources will be available to help the recipient set clear goals as they proceed. In addition, a fellowship stipend of $1,500 is awarded to achieve these goals.

There is no fee to apply!

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2019 Denis Roussel Fellow

Mariana Vieira, was awarded the first Denis Roussel Fellowship at the Center for Fine Art Photography. Vieira is a dedicated visual artist with an MFA in Media Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BFA in Photography from Georgia Southern University.

Visit Mariana’s website, to learn more about her work.

Great Call for Entries !!


Two Call for Entries now open!  

Who Are You?

Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Juror: Roula Seikaly, independent writer and curator based in Berkeley, CA, and Senior Editor at Humble Arts Foundation
Eligibility: Entry is open to regional, national, and international artists, members and non-members of CPAC. 
The Colorado Photographic Arts Center invites photographers to submit work that addresses the question "who are you?". For this expansive open call, we invite you to submit work that reflects your understanding and/or interrogation of identity, how it is constructed or deconstructed, and what bearing identity has in ongoing cultural dialogues.

For CPAC members, a coupon code is available upon request by calling 303-837-1341 or emailing
Learn more and apply to Who Are You?

Y/OUR Denver

Submission Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2019 (midnight, MDT)
Juror: Samantha Johnston, Executive Director of CPAC
Eligibility: Entry is open to Colorado residents only
The Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF) and CPAC are pleased to present their 2nd annual Doors Open Denver Photography Competition, Y/OUR Denver. This is your opportunity to find and photograph your favorite areas of Denver, and enter your images into a juried competition. Thirty images will be showcased on DAF and CPAC websites for this online exhibition.
Learn more and apply to Y/OUR Denver

Image: Glass Ceiling, Kevin Mohatt, Best in Show 2018

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Coming Together 

Meg Griffiths, Christos J. Palios + JP Terlizzi

Opening Reception with Meg Griffiths and JP Terlizzi: Friday, August 16 (6-9 pm) 

Since the beginning of time, humans have been gathering over meals. From first dates to weddings, to celebrations of life and death, we meet at the table. In Coming Together, three photographers consider how home, meals and rituals connect us and influence our lives. Join us for a free opening reception August 16. 

THE FENCE: Opening soon at Cherry Creek Park

THE FENCE is a juried outdoor photography exhibit highlighting outstanding images from around the world. This massive public art piece will be installed along a 500-foot banner on display at Cherry Creek Park in Denver. Among the featured artists are nine local photographers, including Matthew Defeo, Brian Fouhy, Andrew Forestell, Paul Sisson, Javier Alvarez, Beth Johnston, Wendi Schneider, Preston Utley and Portia Hensley.

Please join us for a Walking Tour on Saturday, August 24 at 2 p.m. Learn more.


 10% off all Classes & Workshops

Sale ends Wednesday, August 14 at midnight

Choose from 17 exciting courses to jumpstart your photography!

And don't forget, CPAC members receive an additional 10% off their regular discount (that's 20% off!). Not a member? Join here.
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Aug. 14: Black + White Photography

Join local artists Carol Golemboski and Michael Trupiano for an informal discussion about the medium’s relevance within the field of contemporary photography and the unconventional techniques each artist uses to make black-and-white pictures. Free for CPAC members/$10 nonmembers. Register.
Image Credits: Resilience by Christos J. Palios; CPAC; The Fence/United Photo Industries