Cara Weston Photography

Continuing the tradition of fine-art photography on the Monterey Peninsula

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ImageMakers Exhibition at CPA!

The next exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel will be the ImageMakers!

There will have a panel discussion on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in Carpenter Hall. A reception will follow from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the CPA Gallery. This event is FREE and open to the public!
The ImageMakers is generously sponsored by Jim and Betty Kasson.

It is an exciting exhibition featuring the work of 45 photographers, all members of the talented ImageMakers group. These creative photographers are represented by one photograph each, compiling a group show with an incredibly diverse array of styles, techniques, and subject matter.

The ImageMakers was formed in April 1996 by a group of fine art photographers on the Monterey Peninsula, in Central California, who wanted to create a venue where they could exchange ideas about the rapidly evolving world of contemporary photography. They also wanted to review and discuss new work in progress by their fellow artists working in the field. From an initial group of six photographers, the ImageMakers has grown to an enthusiastic organization of over 60 members.

The members currently work in both black and white, color and also with digital images. Their work includes documentary, landscapes, portraits, underwater sea life, architecture, still life, graphic design, and a variety of other types of subject matter, images, and processes. Some members are new to the art while others have photographs in museums throughout the world. The group includes photographers who are instructors for UC Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College, Cabrillo College and for a number of photographic workshops.

Join us for this innovative show, and come away inspired by the range and breadth of these many aesthetic approaches to contemporary photography!…/exhibitionthe-imagemakers-20-year…/

My photograph which will be included in this exhibition!

ImageMakers-20 Years of Creativity Exhibition

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)

Random Act of Kindness Winner

Congratulations to Joyce George who won the “Random Act Of Kindness” Drawing!

You are all winners in my heart! Thank you everyone for participating and for all your lovely acts of kindness to other human beings! In today’s world we need much more kindness. I will do this drawing each year in December so keep up the kindness until then. Thank you all! Cheers! Cara

Random Act of Kindness

Win a Cara Weston Photograph by doing one “Random Act of Kindness” Right now and more than ever this country needs to show more random acts of kindness to our fellow human beings. Show or tell me one act of kindness you will do in the next month…Could you give a little more today? Your random act of kindness can be any donation to a charity benefiting humans or something you did for a human in need. We are not born with hate… so lets show lots love this season. On Jan. 28th I will pick the lucky winner in a drawing. The photograph is attached along with an inspiring song to get you in the mood to give a little more.

Happy Holidays to All My Photo Friends

Don’t Miss the Miniature Show!

Miniatures is the Monterey Museum of Art’s annual exhibition fundraiser. Celebrate our local community of artists, all Museum Members, who generously donate original artwork in support of the Museum. This year, Miniatures is presented in galleries throughout our Pacific Street location. A diverse selection of paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and mixed media works will be on display and for raffle.Miniatures also features an interactive artmaking area for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Everyone has the opportunity to win their favorite pieces by purchasing raffle tickets. Miniatures raffle tickets are $5 each, or $30 for seven. Tickets will be available until January 13 at 5:00 pm, with winners announced online by January 19.

The Museum is grateful to all the artists participating in Miniatures to raise funds, enabling the Museum to present dynamic exhibitions, conserve collection artworks, develop meaningful educational experiences, and to serve broader audiences.

Miniatures Artists’ Reception
Friday, November 18, 2016, 5:30 pm

Miniatures Closing and Live Drawing
Friday, January 13, 2017, 5:30 pm


Roots of Wisdom, Oregon, 2015  (The miniature I donated)

Moving in the Right Direction

A wonderful pat on my back to ensure me I am heading in the right direction…Or at least in some direction!
My photograph “Innocence, Big Sur” has been selected by juror, Linde Lehtinen, PhD, for inclusion in the 2016
International Juried Exhibition. This image will be displayed in the Center for Photographic Art gallery, website and published in the
2016 International Juried Exhibition catalog. They say I can be very proud of this achievement considering there were over one thousand submissions from around the world and only 45 images were selected!
Please join me, other artists and Linde Lehtinen on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 5:00 pm for an opening reception, catalog sales and announcement of winning entries – Thank you Lynn for being my wonderful model!


Stephen Hoffman Gallery in Germany

If you happen to be in Munich Germany check out The Stephen Hoffman Gallery and a exhibition of my photographs! Included in this exhibition are some of my current images from Iceland. This exhibition features landscapes and seascapes.

Fine Art Photography
80333 Munich – Germany
tel +49 89 255-40-844
fax +49 89 255-40-843

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Honored and Thrilled!

_Glass-Abstractions, WA. 2015_ Archival Pigment Print

I am honored and thrilled to have my recent image “Glass Abstraction, Wa. 2015” included in the upcoming 2016 Members’ Juried Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, Ca.  I am very proud of this achievement as there were over 700 submissions and 45 were selected. Please join me along with the other selected artists to hear the juror comments at the 2016 Members’ Juried Exhibition opening reception and catalog release on Saturday, June 11, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.


Congratulations to Harry Smallenburg for being the lucky winner of my “Random Act of Kindness” raffle!
May we all continue to lend a helping hand to others even if it is just giving a smile.  The world needs more acts of kindness.  Thank you all for participating in my raffle.


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