Great Exciting Things Happening at CPAC

Opening Sept. 22: Americana
Americana is commonly associated with nostalgia, optimism, and a rose-tinted view of the past. You may recall images of baseball, apple pie, or the local soda fountain. But what does Americana look like today--and what does it mean to you?

More than 200 artists responded to this question, submitting over 900 photographs to Juror Darren Ching, Director and Co-owner of KlompChing gallery in New York.

"Though the exhibit is laced with a number of photographs which could be interpreted as a cynical view of America—my intention was to present a country that is diverse, resilient and distinct," he said. Darren ultimately selected 26 artists for the exhibition, which will be on view at CPAC September 22 - November 4.

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 29, 6-9 pm (free)
Location: CPAC, 1070 Bannock St., Denver 80204
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Image by Kathryn Mussallem

Featured Class: Putting Art Into Words

An artist statement informs audiences about the context, process and inspiration behind a body of work, and it is a critical component in promoting and exhibiting your work. Learn how to get it right in this one-day workshop with Ashlae Shepler, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6-9 pm. Cost: $90/CPAC members $81. 

Back to School Sale! Save $20 on any class

Use code BACK2SCHOOL at checkout Sept. 13 - 22, 2017. CPAC members save an additional 10%.
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Tonight: Marketing Your Work with David Bram 

Register by noon for tonight's PhotoVox meeting, featuring insights on marketing your photography with David Bram, Editor of Fraction Magazine
When: TONIGHT, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6:30 - 9 pm (doors open 6 pm)
Where: CPAC gallery, 1070 Bannock St., Denver 80204
Cost: Free for CPAC members, $10 nonmembers
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Coming Up Oct. 11: "Photography as a Storytelling Medium: A Collaboration with Lighthouse Writers." 

Save the Date: Walk Away With Art returns Nov. 8

Join us for CPAC's most popular fundraiser of the year!  All guests walk away with a significant work of art donated by an established artist.

2017 Featured Artists:

Matthew Defeo, Kellye Eisworth, Hannah Green, Katie Harwood, Kevin Hoth, Jim Montague, George P. Perez, Wendi Schneider, Peston Utley, and Caleb Zwanzig  
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Keeping Watch: On view through 9/16
CPAC's current exhibition, Keeping Watch, was recently featured in LenscratchDenver Westword and named an Editor's Pick in 5280magazine. Catch it before it closes September 16! Exhibiting artists: Sheri Lynn Behr, Hasan Elahi and Lauren Grabelle. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday (11 - 5), Saturday (noon - 4). 
Image Credit: Hasan Elahi, Alert V2 (detail)

Become a Better Photographer: Choose from 16 Fall Classes & Workshops

CPAC offers classes and workshops for all skill levels, whether you are an experienced professional seeking career development or a total beginner. Reserve your spot today! 
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Image Credit: Marla Keown

Sept. 13: Market Your Work Like a Pro with David Bram of Fraction Magazine

Join CPAC and special guest David Bram for a lively discussion on how to market your photography. David is the editor, founder and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art, contemporary photography. Print sharing and networking to follow. Please register in advance.
WhenWednesday, September 13, 6:30 - 9 pm (doors open 6 pm)
Where: CPAC gallery, 1070 Bannock Street, Denver, 80204
Cost: Free for CPAC members, $10 nonmembers

CPAC Openings and News - The Hereditary Estate: Daniel W. Coburn - Opens Friday

April 2017 News, Classes, & Events

The Hereditary Estate: Daniel W. Coburn 

Opening Reception, Artist Talk, and Book Signing: Friday, April 21, 6-9 pm
On view: April 21 - June 3, 2017

Location: CPAC, 1070 Bannock St., Denver 
CPAC is thrilled to present The Hereditary Estate by Daniel Coburn, who was recently awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship for his photography. As seen in The International New York Times and in exhibitions around the world, The Hereditary Estate challenges the conventionality of the family photo album and its role in portraying a narrative of the American Dream. Coburn's talk will begin at 7 pm (free).  Learn more.  Photo: Thick Skin by Daniel Coburn. 

Call for Entry: CPAC's Annual Juried Members' Show submissions due May 5

Submission Deadline: May 5, 2017
On view: June 9 - July 29, 2017 

Location: CPAC, 1070 Bannock St., Denver 
Take advantage of an outstanding exhibition opportunity! All CPAC members are encouraged to submit to CPAC's 2017 Members' Show, juried by Rebecca Robertson, Photo Editor at Photo District News (PDN). Not a member? Pay the $45 entry fee and you will automatically receive a one-year Individual membership. 

Zen and the Art of Photography

Dates: June 24-25, 201710 am - 4 pm both days
Location: CPAC, 1070 Bannock St., Denver
Instructor: Doug BeasleyLevel: Open to All
Summer is the perfect time to revitalize your photography and explore your relationship to your subject, your camera and yourself.  Through exercises and field trips with instructor Doug Beasley, you will learn to cultivate simplicity and make more powerful, meaningful photographs. Reserve your spot today! Photo: Horse in Badlands, South Dakota, by Doug Beasley

Build and shoot your own camera on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (4/30)

Date: April 30, half- or full-day sessions available
Location: Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214
Level: All skill levels
You don't need a fancy camera to create inspiring images! From a device as simple as a cardboard box with a tiny hole, you can make beautiful prints. Learn how during this fun, family -friendly workshop at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design's Lakewood campus. Participants can build their own cameras, shoot them, and print an image to take home. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Photo by Mariana Vieira.
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