Elvira Piedra Silver Prints

S I L V E R  G E L A T I N  P R I N T S
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This message marks a beginning of many new things: a new phase of work, as I transfer my darkroom to a new studio in Lancaster, New Hampshire; begin practicing albumen printing; start a blog on my website; and send out messages like this one. And it’s accompanied by a releasing of prints made over the last twenty-one years. A first installment of silver gelatin prints is now listed and available in the Shop, along with a selection of pictures realized as pigment ink prints in a separate section.

I wish to express my express my gratitude to everyone who has supported my photography through attending my exhibitions and open studios, purchasing prints, publishing pictures, and offering friendship in many ways over the years. Though my work has been more quiet in the last years as I’ve been developing and utilizing different skills— designing websites for artists, and digitally capturing Maurice Sendak’s original drawings and preparing the files for reproduction by offset lithography— I am a photographer nevertheless, and continue working with view cameras and film.

My website has been enlarged to include a blog, the journal, and if you choose to remain on this list, the first post should reach you before the New Year. It’s on my experience of printmaking— a bit of a process statement, a little bit of a treatise, and a personal account, for as much as I carry this need to express the images I can see, those inside of me, it is the print that brought me into this work.

I send you warm wishes for a beautiful holiday season, a time of great inner light.

Personal Visions: Projects by Veterans at CPAC

Opening Reception
Saturday, January 12, 2019

5 - 8 pm

Please join us for the opening of Personal Visions: Projects by Veterans at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition highlights new photographs by Denver-based artists who have served in the U.S. Army, Navy or Air Force. Each project is intensely personal, reflecting each artist’s inspirations, life experiences, creativity and point of view.

Featured Artists

Amy Forestieri
Donald M. Gardner
Elane Graves
Gregory Hall

Chuck Rasco
Exhibition Preview
Personal Visions is the culmination of CPAC’s 2018 Veterans Workshop Series, a five-month program of advanced photography education that offers U.S. military Veterans a path to the professional art world at no cost to them. This program was created in partnership with two Denver-based Veterans organizations, Art of War Project and Task Force ISO. 
The Veterans Workshop Series is made possible with support from:
Photo by Chuck Rasco, from his series Jeep Life

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CPAC - December Exhibitions, Events + Classes !

Emerging Vision: Biennial Student Show

Dec. 7 - Jan. 5, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 8 with Juror Hamidah Glasgow
5-8 pm @ CPAC (Free)

Every two years, CPAC presents an exhibition that provides a glimpse into the future of photography. Emerging Vision highlights works by 20 students who are currently enrolled in college or graduate photography programs across the U.S.

"Emerging Vision is a collective expression of creativity, angst, pain, and of life in all its complexity," writes juror Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director & Curator at the Center for Fine Art Photography. Please join us this Saturday for a free opening reception.

Using Mirrorless Cameras as a Creative Tool 

Instructor: Frank Varney

Sunday, Jan. 20, 10 am - 5 pm

Photographs are made with the heart and mind first, and the camera second. Given that, what’s all recent buzz about mirrorless cameras? This workshop is for the photographer who is curious about these new tools or having difficulty mastering their mirrorless camera. Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate. 
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Registration is Open for MoP Portfolio Reviews

Month of Photography (MoP) Portfolio Reviews are an unparalleled opportunity for working artists to spend dedicated time with 30 leaders in the local and national photography community. Organized by CPAC, reviews will take place March 23-24, 2019 at The Curtis Hotel in Denver.

Need help getting ready to show your work? Sign up for our February workshop, Preparing for Month of Photography Reviews.

Please support CPAC this holiday season

CPAC expresses our deepest gratitude to those of you who donated on Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day. Thanks to you, we are halfway toward our goal of raising $50,000 by December 31, 2018. These funds will provide essential support for CPAC's exhibitions, education, and community programming in 2019.

If you have not donated, it's not too late! Please show your love for Colorado's photography community and make a contribution today.
Thank you for your support!
Image credits (top to bottom): ©Andres deVarona, Circle Memory; ©Frank Varney, ©Kaylee Littleton, From the Hip Photo