Artist Opportunities

The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts (CEPA Gallery) is pleased to announce our 2023 Big Orbit Members’ Show. This year’s show will be running from May 12, 2023 until June 3, 2023 with an opening reception on Friday, May 12 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. All current, new, and renewing CEPA members are invited to submit one artwork for the exhibition which will be located in the Underground and Underground Passageway Galleries.

Winter Artisan Festival, December 11, 12:00-4:00pm We want to feature YOU, local artisan vendors, crafters, fine art photographers alongside a a bargain-sale of artist supplies/tools from an overflow of CEPA’s & BIG ORBIT’S equipment.

CEPA Gallery is excited to announce a new initiative giving a Western New York artist the freedom to engage the community with a two year curatorial fellowship at CEPA’s Big Orbit Project Space. The inaugural curatorial fellow, Buffalo-based artist Megan Metté, will use her first year to mount two exhibitions that foreground and question our perception of the world around us.

You are invited to enter the 4th Annual Richardson Olmsted Campus Photography Contest! Presented by CEPA Gallery and the Richardson Olmsted Campus, this year's title is Extraordinary Views: 365 x 24, Inside and Out. Unique images of the Richardson are sought capturing original spaces, new features, exteriors and gardens.

CEPA Gallery and The Richardson Olmsted Campus are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Richardson Olmsted Campus Photography Contest. Enduring Views: The Richardson Olmsted Campus will be exhibited at CEPA Gallery on March 28th through April 11th, 2018, with an opening reception on March 28th from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Both the exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public.

CEPA Gallery is hosting a unique competition, seeking photographers to artistically capture images of Buffalo’s Skyway. The Skyway opened in 1955 as a major transportation artery into and around the city. No matter your view, we want YOUR VIEW! Just as the Buffalo Grain Elevators have been artistically documented, we think now is the time to document this iconic structure. An anonymous donor has generously offered to fund this project, underwriting the exhibition and offering prize money.