The Center For Photographic Art (CPA) presents Monterey’s own flourishing photography organization ImageMakers —20 Years of Creativity. The opening event takes place on Saturday, February 25, with an artist’s panel discussion at 4:00 pm, followed by a reception and catalog sales in the gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The exhibition runs from February 25 through April 2, 2017.

CPA is thrilled to host an exhibition featuring the members of ImageMakers, a leading organization for photography here on the West Coast. Beginning in 1996 with a gathering of just six photographers, the invitational organization now supports an enthusiastic community of over sixty Monterey Peninsula artists. This was a radical period for photography, which saw revolutionary changes in the medium. Despite these upheavals, ImageMakers has managed to thrive and continues to grow and widen its appeal. Members have developed a nourishing environment that welcomes the free exchange of ideas in a venue that promotes sharing and discussions of work with fellow photographers. The organization embraces all seriously engaged photographers, from veterans of the gelatin silver darkroom to young artists working with the latest digital technology. Its members include those just starting out, college and university instructors, and artists whose work is shown and collected by museums and other public collections worldwide.

The ImageMakers’ exhibition will reflect the range of approaches and styles of its membership, which includes documentary, underwater, still life, portrait, landscape, experimental, and non-representational subjects in various photographic mediums. Over forty works were selected by the organization’s steering committee, with final jurying by CPA’s Executive and Assistant Directors, award-winning photographers Brian Taylor and Rick Murai, respectively.

Please join CPA and ImageMakers for a pre-reception conversation with current President Jack Wasserbach, along with past Presidents, David Gubernick, Brett Thomas, and Jacqui Turner in Carpenter Hall at 4:00 pm. The opening reception and catalog sales follows, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the gallery, Saturday, February 25, 2017.

“Going Up” Iceland, 2016 ( My photograph in exhibition)