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CEPA GALLERY INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION 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. Prize Categories: Best of Show $500 Best Black & White $250 Best Color $250 Best Drone Photo $250 Best Student Photo $250 (Middle – High School) Fifty photographs will be chosen for exhibition. CEPA will print and mount the exhibit and host a public opening reception in January 2019 (date to be determined). The contest and exhibition are free of charge. Competition ends October 1, 2018. So give us your best shot! Guidelines for Submission: • One image per photographer • File must be approximately 9 x 13 at 240 DPI or larger • Please label the image with last name and year (For example: lastname2017.jpg) • Include your name, mailing address, telephone number and title of your photo with your e-mail submission • Submit to

YOU ARE INVITED TO ENTER A PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST! Enduring Views:The Richardson Olmsted Campus Presented by CEPA Gallery and the Richardson Olmsted Campus Dates of show: March 28 – April 11, 2018 Opening reception: March 28, 5:30-7:30 This contest (and the associated show) is open to all photographers who captured any and all aspects of the Richardson Olmsted Campus -- interior or exterior. Photography submission dates: Now - Nov. 30, 2017. The contest encourages submission of up to three images in one or more of any of three categories: • Category 1: Original spaces – Those existing prior to rehabilitation of the grounds or the building that have been transformed • Category 2: New spaces – created within Hotel Henry • Category 3: Enduring spaces – exterior or interior views that span the centuries Photographs may have been taken at any time -- on an official photography tour of the Richardson Olmsted Campus, or at any other time. Who May Enter: Any photographer may participate in this contest. Volunteer Richardson Olmsted Campus docents who were not part of the planning of this contest are eligible to enter. How it Works: • Photographers may submit up to three digital photographs taken of the Richardson Olmsted Campus. There can be three submissions for a single category,

Alexis Oltmer is the winner of the 5th annual Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize. The Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize is named in memory of Dr. Allan R. Oseroff, Chief of Dermatology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute from 1989 until his death in 2008. Dr. Oseroff, a world-renowned expert in photodynamic therapy, had a life-long interest in photography and the visual arts. He was an empathetic physician who blended true caring with the latest scientific advances to become greatly loved by his patients and fellow staff. The prize is supported by an endowment from grateful patients and friends with a major contribution from his wife, Dr. Stephanie Pincus, and children Ben, Tamara and Matt. The prizes are designed to enhance the environment for all members of the Roswell Community. Click here to see former Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize winners [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11455" align="alignnone" width="698"] Alexis Oltmer[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11456" align="alignnone" width="753"] Dr. Stephanie Pincus, Alexis Oltmer and Lawrence Brose[/caption] [/one-half]

Look closely. These amazing photos were taken by young students from Highgate Heights Elementary School. Students in 2nd through 4th grade Special Education. CEPA has been an arts education partner with Highgate for the past ten years. We are constantly amazed at the innate creativity and imagination of our students. [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11350" align="alignnone" width="667"] Abdiel, 1st grade[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11351" align="alignnone" width="667"] Asif, 1st grade[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11352" align="alignnone" width="667"] Kathleen, 3rd grade[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11353" align="alignnone" width="667"] Kathleen, 3rd grade[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11355" align="alignnone" width="667"] Zakery, 2nd grade[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11358" align="alignnone" width="667"] Kathleen, 3rd grade[/caption] [/one-half]

CEPA Gallery’s Big Orbit Project Space is pleased to present The Long Afternoon, a survey of paintings by 2016 Big Orbit Members’ Exhibition winner Eric Evinczik. An opening reception with the artist took place on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 7p-10pm at Big Orbit Project Space. Evinczik’s narrative paintings — influenced by the Hudson River School, Surrealism, and other prominent art historical movements — playfully combine prehistoric landscapes with western mythologies in a fashion that draws upon the long tradition of American folk art. These reimaginings, all of which take place in prehistoric times, reshape the epoch as one of mystery, magic, and mysticism. Read more about Eric's work here. [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half]

CEPA Gallery is pleased to present, How Things Are Made by printmaker and multi-disciplinary artist Mizin Shin. Created as a site-specific immersive print installation, featuring an interactive audio interface, Shin has wrapped the third floor passageway in a custom hand-printed wallpaper. An opening reception with the artist took place on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 7-10pm. For How Things Are Made, viewers enter a sound-filled corridor wallpapered in hand-printed woodcuts that depict a range of manufacturing and production processes. The prints cover every surface from the ceiling to the floor and the walls between. The viewer is challenged to find an origin or conclusion to the complex system within the surrounding prints. Interconnections are formed from every direction as the various patterns blend into each other. Though each element of the system may at first seem to exist in isolation, further investigation into the relationships of these intricate networks begin to more clearly reveal patterns of consequence in these webs of interconnectivity. Visit Mizin's website. [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half]

CEPA Gallery is pleased to present, (However) the Owner of the Living (Death) May Pierce (an Abscess) and Spread Ruin, Babalú-Ayé and Other Works by Brookyln-based artist Karsten Krejcarek. For his first large-scale survey exhibition, Krejcarek has created a new video installation, exhibited alongside numerous photographic works and videos from the last eight years. This new project is a two-channel, experimental narrative revolving around the folklore of the Afro-Cuban syncretic religion, Santería. The video follows the fictional character, Mitch Dávidell — a traveling oracle who becomes ill after being impaled in the chest with an infected hypodermic needle. Seeking the power of the orisha, Babalú-Ayé, a cast of curious characters, including the syncretized Saint Lazarus, roam through a story of harrowing malady, attempted spiritual healing, allegoric discovery and incorporeal transformation. The year-in the-making project was filmed in Buffalo, Denmark, Cuba and Bolivia. An opening reception with the artist took place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 7-10pm. Visit Karsten’s website. [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half]

[divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_10989" align="alignnone" width="500"] 2016 Exhibition Award winner Linxiang WuFlux Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_10988" align="alignnone" width="500"] 2016 Exhibition Award winner David Jaan2nd floor Passageway Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11012" align="alignnone" width="500"] 2017 Exhibition Award Winner Orin LangelleUnderground Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_10990" align="alignnone" width="500"] 2017 Exhibition Award winner Natalie DiIennoUnderground Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_10994" align="alignnone" width="500"] CEPA teaching artist Michelle NeumannFocus Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_10993" align="alignnone" width="500"] CEPA teaching artist Christian CoronadoFocus Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [caption id="attachment_10992" align="alignnone" width="500"] Exterior Views: The Richardson Olmsted Complex, 2nd place winner Karen Streech3rd floor Passageway Gallery[/caption]

CEPA and the Valley Community Association collaborated on a program working with ten lovely young girls to identify positive role models in their lives. After choosing a role model they photographed them as well as wrote essays as to why they chose that person. The next part of the program focused on the girls themselves. They were asked to take self-portraits (as opposed to selfies), portraying what they find most beautiful about themselves, whether inside or out. The program culminated in a reading and exhibit at Valley and here at CEPA and a beautiful panel that includes the photo of the role model along with the self-portrait and essay. Keeli Shannon and Karen Lewis team-taught this 8-week program. This is the third time through with the Role Model Project, all of which have been funded by the WNY Women’s Foundation. Comments from girls about Role Model Project I think coming here has made me open my voice and be myself. This project helped me become more confident about my own thoughts and ideas. It taught me that I want to follow in my Mom’s footsteps because she is the manager of the IT department. -Haley This project helped me learn more about

TEEN PHOTO CLUB With CHRISTIAN CORONADO Date: December 3rd Time: 12:00p to 3:00p Teen Photo Club is an opportunity for young photographers to come together to share their passion for photography. Students will receive technical advice, constructive feedback on their photos, and they will get an opportunity to spend some time with other teens that share the same interest. These unique club sessions will take place on the first Saturday of every month. Fee: $10 (includes pizza!) Space is limited. Please RSVP to or 856-2717 ext. 22. Payments can be made day of. Facilitated by CEPA Gallery teaching artist, Christian Coronado and CEPA Gallery Education Director, Lauren Tent.