It is an honor to be featured as artist of the month at the CPA ( The root of the organization goes back to the Ansel Adams of our world.

Tracing our roots back to the Friends of Photography, founded in 1967, the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) remains the second oldest members’ photography gallery organization in the country. A short walk from Ocean Avenue in Carmel, CA brings you to the venerable gallery launched by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Brett Weston. Today, CPA continues to serve as a valuable asset to its members, the community and the greater world of the photographic arts.

CPA’s gallery, which is free to the public, features the finest works of contemporary photography. In addition, CPA also offers the unique PIE Labs (Photography + Ideas + Experience) creativity program in the fall and the new PIE Tech! program in the spring. The award-winning PIE programs present an uncommon array of talented facilitators and are designed to spark creative thinking and artistic development. The CPA Lecture Series brings artists, curators, educators, and other leaders in the field of photography to our venue at the Sunset Center for in depth examinations into a variety of relevant topics. Special monthly events are planned for CPA members only and include critiques, film viewing, book reviews, and print exchanges to name but a few.

If you have an interest in photography and in networking with other enthusiasts and appreciators, you’ll enjoy our exhibitions, artistic-development programs, lectures, and special members’ nights. If you’ve wanted to learn more about photographic art and collecting, we encourage you to join CPA’s vibrant, supportive and ever- expanding photography community by becoming a member.

“Thank you CPA for your continuous support of artists and your inspiration with activities and exhibits”. Oliver Klink