November’s CPA Featured Member Photographer

Marty CohenCenter for Photographic Art, Photography1 Comment

CPA Featured Member Photographer

I feel very fortunate to be recognized as one of three Featured Member Photographers this month for the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel. The Center was founded in 1967 and just celebrated its 50th anniversary. The gallery was launched by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Brett Weston. This organization has been very educational and supportive. Becoming a member several years ago helped me overcome my fears about opening up my photography to evaluation and critique by those whom I consider more expert photographers than I am. And, of course, that is one of the best ways to improve my photography. I've been warmly welcomed and am proud to be a member and a CPA volunteer. (Click this link to go to the CPA home page and this link to go to my member's page.)

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Rust and Color Abstracts

Marty CohenAbstracts, Photography, Trucks19 Comments

Rust and Color #5

I feel very fortunate to be recognized as one of three Featured Member Photographers this month for the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel. The Center was founded in 1967 and just celebrated its 50th anniversary. The gallery was launched by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Brett Weston. This organization has been very educational and supportive. Becoming a member several years ago helped me overcome my fears about opening up my photography to evaluation and critique by those whom I consider more expert photographers than I am. And, of course, that is one of the best ways to improve my photography. I've been warmly welcomed and am proud to be a member and a CPA volunteer. (Click this link to go to the CPA home page and this link to go to my member's page.)

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Share Your Happiness – CPA 8X10 Fundraising Exhibition

Marty CohenB+W, Carmel, Center for Photographic Art, Photography4 Comments

Share Your Happiness

I donated a print of my image, “Share Your Happiness” matted in an 8×10 frame to the CPA 8×10 Fundraising Exhibition. The opening night reception is this Saturday, September 9th from 5-7 pm in the CPA Gallery at the Sunset Center in Carmel. This is a really fun event to attend and you purchase raffle tickets to vote for the prints you would love to own. The new owner is chosen at random from the tickets used to vote for that image. Food and refreshments will be served. Its free and open to the public. The exhibition runs from September 9 – October 29. Proceeds go to support the mission of the Center for Photographic Art.

From the CPA website:
“CPA is pleased to announce the opening of its favorite annual fundraiser, the 8 x 10 Fundraising Exhibition. This year, on the occasion of our gallery’s fiftieth consecutive year in photography, we offer the work of more than 75 established and emerging photographers from the Monterey Bay area and beyond! These artists have generously donated small, sophisticated works of art to raise funds in support of the Center of Photographic Art’s many programs. A wide range of photographic styles and media will be on display, and each one will go home with a lucky winner. Raffle tickets are $10 each, or in a fantastic deal, a package of seven tickets for $40. There will also be a select group of photographs available for immediate purchase in our “Buy it Now,” section of the exhibition.

Don’t miss this opportunity to view a superb selection of photographs from some of the most exciting emerging and established artists, and the chance to win one of your own!”

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Title the Image

Marty CohenAbstracts, B+W, Photography29 Comments

Name Me

Let’s have some fun!
I’m asking for your help in giving this abstract image a title. I’ve tried, but I haven’t come up with a title that I like. So I’d love to hear your suggestions. I will send a print of this image to the person (in the US) whose title I choose in exchange for using it. Leave your suggested title in the comments below.
Thanks… Marty

Addendum: 9-7-17: If you submitted a suggested title for this image, thank you. Unfortunately, I still don’t have a title I like for this image. For those of you who are still wondering what it was, it’s a rusted door hinge from a door with weathered metal plates covering the wood.

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2017 CPA Members’ Juried Exhibition Selection

Marty CohenB+W, Center for Photographic Art, Exhibitions28 Comments

CPA 2017 Members' Juried Exhibition

Center for Photographic Art Gallery
San Carlos and 9th
Carmel, CA 93921

I am extremely proud to announce that my image entitled “Sharpen” has been selected for exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art gallery in Carmel, as part of the 2017 CPA Members’ Juried Exhibition. It was one of 45 images selected to be included from over 1,100 images submitted. It has become my most celebrated image and I had long hoped it would be displayed in the CPA gallery, and now that is going to happen.

I love this image and feel it is one of my finest. You may have seen this image as part of my “Hand Series No.1.” It has been chosen previously to hang in an exhibit in Vermont at the Darkroom Gallery, as well as in the online gallery of images for the 2016 CPA Members’ Juried Exhibition. Each juried exhibition at CPA has jurors different from previous competitions. The jurors for the 2017 exhibition are Elizabeth Corden and Jane Potts of the San Francisco Corden / Potts Gallery.

The current exhibition’s opening reception is Saturday, July 22nd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and runs through September 3rd. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm. I would be honored if you are able to attend the opening reception on July 22nd. If not that evening, please try to visit the exhibition while it’s there. The members of CPA are outstanding and very diverse photographers and image makers.

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